CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 20, 2000
E-Commerce video conference broadcast via ICN March 21
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Small Business Development Center
is sponsoring a video conference "E-commerce and International Trade"
from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at the Iowa City Public Library Iowa Communications
Network Meeting Room D at 123 S. Linn St.
This presentation will focus on how electronic media is affecting the movement
of goods and services worldwide and on how business relationships are affected
by the latest communication technologies. The discussion will focus on how,
through the use of the Internet, companies can increase their international
This program will feature e-commerce fundamentals as well as prescriptive
advice on how to get started in the area. It is designed for companies who
have business relationships in international markets and for those who are
planning to leverage technology to grow their business globally.
The videoconference speaker is Kenneth Sousa, a faculty member in the Computer
Information Systems Department at Bryant College in Rhode Island. His research
areas include electronic commerce, database management systems, information
systems strategy, project management and systems development.
This program is made available through the Partnership for Increasing International
Trade to Small Business Development Centers and is presented in collaboration
with the Small Business Administration, United Parcel Service, U.S. Department
of Commerce, the Rhode Island Export Assistance Center at Bryant College and
the Iowa Small Business Development Centers.
This free program will originate from Rhode Island and be broadcast to ICN
sites across Iowa. For more information, contact the UI SBDC at (319) 335-3742.