GlobeTrade.com Founder To Serve On U.S. Delegation For Summit In Tunisia

The Middle East Partnership Initiative, a Presidential initiative founded to support economic, political, and educational reform efforts in the Middle East, will host a three-day forum in Tunis, Tunisia May 24-26, 2005 featuring practical business training for an expected 200 women entrepreneurs from 16 countries and territories in the Middle East and North Africa. Laurel Delaney, founder and CEO of Chicago-based GlobeTrade.com and author of “Start & Run a Profitable Exporting Business,” has been selected as an Envoy of the State Department to participate in the initiative. Delaney will share her global business expertise by leading an expert roundtable discussion on Internet marketing.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 19, 2005 -- The Middle East Partnership Initiative, a Presidential initiative founded to support economic, political, and educational reform efforts in the Middle East, will host a three-day forum in Tunis, Tunisia May 24-26, 2005 featuring practical business training for an expected 200 women entrepreneurs from 16 countries and territories in the Middle East and North Africa. Laurel Delaney, founder and CEO of Chicago-based GlobeTrade.com and author of “Start & Run a Profitable Exporting Business,” has been selected as an Envoy of the State Department to participate in the initiative. Delaney will share her global business expertise by leading an expert roundtable discussion on Internet marketing.

The U.S. delegation also includes Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs Patricia Harrison; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Elizabeth Cheney; and Vice Chair, Export-Import Bank, April Foley. American businesswomen will provide training under the auspices of WE, Inc., an American nonprofit business association advocating policy solutions that encourage business ownership by women, and assist entrepreneurs at all stages of their business development. Delaney serves as the Global Markets Advisor for this organization.

The purpose of the forum is to build peer networks, learn from regional and American experts, and find new venture partners. As business owners and executives, attendees will recognize their leading role in economic reform through business expansion, entry into international trade, and dynamic joint ventures to take advantage of the opportunities offered by reformed economic systems and trade agreements.

“It is a privilege to serve on the U.S. delegation for The Middle East Partnership Initiative of women business owners from around the world,” said Delaney. “A forum such as this helps reshape the economic, political, educational and cultural landscape for business women worldwide.”

Delaney finds that Internet marketing plays an instrumental role in global expansion for small business owners. It accelerates the process of globalization as people worldwide research products, look for new markets, seek customers and manage their international supply chain. If a business is successful on the home front, then it is ready to become borderless. “Any business today with a web site or blog is instantaneously global. Our mission during the Tunis summit is to make going global accessible to everyone,” she adds.

Laurel Delaney is available for interviews by contacting her at www.globetrade.com or e-mail Laurel at e-mail protected from spam bots. Laurel can also be reached at 773-381-1700 and will chronicle her experiences at the summit in Tunis at www.borderbuster.blogspot.com.

About Globetrade:
GlobeTrade.com is an international leader in providing global marketing, consulting and Web-content services aimed toward entrepreneurs and small businesses.

About the Founder:
Laurel Delaney, MBA, is founder and CEO of GlobeTrade.com, a Chicago-based global marketing, consulting and Web-content providing company for entrepreneurs and small businesses. She serves on the International Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of International Entrepreneurship, is a recipient of the Small Business Administration’s “Exporter of the Year” award and has written “Start and Run a Profitable Exporting Business” (Self-Counsel Press Inc.) and the highly praised “Global Guru” manifesto (ChangeThis.com). A world-renowned global small business expert, Ms. Delaney’s articles have appeared in numerous international and scholarly publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Conference Board and most recently, The Research Handbook For International Entrepreneurship (Edward Elgar Publishing, U.K.). She also serves as the Global Markets Advisor for WE, Inc. and the Chicago chapter facilitator for the Women Presidents’ Organization.

Ms. Delaney writes and publishes a free monthly, 12-page e-zine called “Borderbuster,” which is highly regarded in the big business as well as small business communities for its excellence in providing important global business information. She is also the creator of three blogs: The Global Small Business Blog, Escape From Corporate America and Women Presidents’ Organization Chicago Chapter.

Sources:
To visit GlobeTrade.com go to:
http://www.globetrade.com

To visit WE, Inc. go to:
http://www.we-inc.org

To visit the Middle East Partnership Initiative go to:
http://www.mepi.state.gov/

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