NAWBO :: NAWBO Partners With Futurallia Kansas City 2011

NAWBO Partners With Futurallia Kansas City 2011

National women's organization signs on as first official Network Partner to global event connecting small and mid-sized businesses

(Kansas City, August 30, 2010)—The National Association of Women's Business Owners, the nation's largest dues-based organization for women business owners, has become an official Network Partner with Futurallia Kansas City 2011. The signing ceremony took place during the official Futurallia Kansas City kickoff on August 26, hosted by Kansas City entrepreneur Benny Lee and the Futurallia KC 2011 Steering Committee. Futurallia is the largest gathering of global-minded entrepreneurs in the world. In 2011 it will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, marking the first time the event will be held in the United States. "Futurallia has a 20-year history of successfully connecting business owners with global growth opportunities," said NAWBO National Chair Kelly Scanlon. "As a NAWBO leader, I am proud to be a part of connecting growth-minded women business owners throughout NAWBO's 80-chapter network with Futurallia. And as a Kansas City business owner, I am pleased that Futurallia has chosen my hometown for its first gathering in the U.S." Futurallia attracts small business owners and global entrepreneurs from nearly 40 countries around the world for up to 16 30-minute one-on-one sessions over a two-day period. "Think International Business Speed Dating, where CEOs and business leaders from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas gather for a carefully crafted expo andface-to-face meetings in a results-driven global business environment," said Futurallia Kansas City Executive Director Jody Edgerton. Attendees pre-select businesses that interest them from an online catalog of key decision makers. The meetings are then facilitated by a translator, if needed. Opportunities for Futurallia conference participants include:

  • Establishing new national and international business relationships
  • Increasing business through expansion of your distribution footprint
  • Seeking new business partnerships
  • Exploring the international business landscape
  • Finding synergies, new products, IP and a chance to learn from peers

"In today's economy, women business owners, like all business owners, must look at creative ways to expand their business into new markets—including the global marketplace," said NAWBO President and CEO Helen Han. "NAWBO continues to advocate for expansion opportunities for its members and this partnership truly complements that effort."