North Shore Export Forum


Opportunities for Massachusetts Exporters
Hosted by
Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06)

U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service
Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network - Mass Export Center
Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment
Small Business Administration

January 19, 2016
9:00 am – 11:00 am – Forum
11:00 am – Noon - 1-on-1’s with Government Officials
Location and Sponsored by: Chestnut Innovation Center, 11 Chestnut St, Amesbury, MA

Today's global economy provides opportunities for businesses around the world. Come learn what it takes to achieve export success from those who have done just that! The North Shore Export Forum will include a panel of business exporters from Massachusetts who will share their success stories. The forum also will feature an overview of a broad range of programs available to help companies with their international business efforts, including the opportunity of grant money available to small businesses to export. Following the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with government officials and local businesses to answer specific export questions.

Agenda: Emcee James Cox, Northeast Network Director, U.S. Commercial Service
Welcome Remarks Mayor Ken Gray
Congressman Seth Moulton

Panel One

  • Hunter Richard, Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment
  • Paula Murphy, Massachusetts Export Center
  • John Joyce, Small Business Administration
  • Michelle Ouellette, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Eric Hunter, MassDevelopment
  • Kristen Rupert, Associated Industries of Massachusetts

Panel Two

  • Robert O’Brien, CEO, Chestnut Innovation Center – Moderator
  • P. William Staby, CEO and Co-Founder, Resolute Marine
  • Justin Dechene, Director of Business Development, Auburn Systems, LLC
  • Tony Luzza, Security Innovation, Inc., Director, International Channel Sales
  • Tim Lindeman, Dimensional Insight, VP Business Innovation
  • Dirk Petersen, VP Trade Compliance and Contracts, AMETEK Aerospace and Defense

Networking & One- on-One Meetings with Government panelists

To RSVP, please go to: LINK or if you have any questions, please contact: Morgan Bell, Phone: (978) 531-1669, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.