(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration are co-sponsoring the fifth in a six-part series of defense conversion conferences designed to assist small and medium-sized companies improve businesses opportunities by using technologies available from the federal laboratory system. This conference, with local cosponsor, the St. Louis County Economic Council, is scheduled for Thursday, November 19, at the Holiday Inn Clayton Plaza, 7730 Bonhomme Plaza, Clayton, Mo.
Because technology developed for military purposes also has a wide range of uses in the commercial sector, the conferences have been designed to assist St. Louis firms in their marketing, export control, and product diversification strategies. Speakers at the conference will include Sue E. Eckert, assistant secretary for Export Administration at the Department of Commerce and Alan Atkins, vice president for product application technology at McDonnell Douglas, who has been invited to make the keynote address.
The St. Louis conference includes seminars on:
The cost for conference participants is $75 in advance, or $95 at the door. The conference runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Anyone interested in attending or exhibiting may call (703) 760-0762 or visit the conference web site for additional information or to register.
In April of 2002 the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) changed its name to the Bureau of Industry and Security(BIS). For historical purposes we have not changed the references to BXA in the legacy documents found in the Archived Press and Public Information.