‘Preventing Scams, Fraud and Deceit in International Business features world-renowned speaker


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ROCKFORD, March 27 — The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center of the Rockford Area (ITC) held an event on March 27 regarding due diligence for conducting business internationally.

“Preventing Scams, Fraud, and Deceit in International Business” featured Louise Kern, managing director of GloBIS, as the keynote speaker.

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This was a valuable opportunity for business leaders of the Rockford Area, as Kern is a world-renowned resource for vetting international business partners and mitigating risk. She led a discussion of how to avoid theft of intellectual property, illegal purchase of controlled technologies, and other related topics.

It’s crucial to truly know and trust who you are dealing with when doing business under typical domestic circumstances, and even more so when vast distance separates you from partners such as the distributor, OEM manufacturer, and even the end-customer.

GloBIS was founded to address the need for high-quality business information in an increasingly global economy. The company provides credit reports on any company, any size, anywhere in the world; as well as due diligence on companies and individuals, import/export records, market research.

Kern also has an established rapport with the major players in the business of export management. Her clients span the globe in more than 200 countries, ranging from one-person operations to Fortune 100 companies, international law firms, and several governments.

GloBIS is an Export Promotion Partner of the US Commercial Service, and also a US Export Import Bank approved provider of credit reports. Any company planning to start an exporting program, or currently exporting, will benefit significantly from tapping into the expertise of Louise Kern and her team at GloBIS.

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