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Program - Frequently Asked Questions
much does it cost to participate
in this program?
SABIT provides you with the key
contacts in the industry and covers
all lodging and transportation
expenses for the delegation. All
SABIT asks from you is your expertise,
time, and facilities. top
many delegates will there be?
Most SABIT groups consist of 18
delegates. Host companies should
also plan on two interpreters
and possibly a SABIT program officer.
you determine which companies
get to participate?
The program recruiter acts as
a corporate liaison by contacting
potentially interested companies
within a specific industry to
host the delegation for at least
a half-day. SABIT finds companies
by performing extensive industry
research and chooses those companies
that we believe have something
to teach these delegates. Many
companies also come in contact
with the program recruiter and
express interest. top
any qualifying factors to become
a SABIT host company?
All companies must be American
(not foreign-held) and fit into
the overall goals of the SABIT
program. Having past, current,
or future interests in the Eurasian
market is not mandatory. top
I suggest a dress code? I am planning
a site visit to a project and
it can get dirty there.
Please mention your dress code suggestion to the program
Our delegates almost always dress
in business attire unless otherwise
instructed. If site visits require
hard hats or steel-toe footwear,
please be aware that SABIT does
not provide these items. top
can I start the seminars and presentations?
If you would like to meet the
delegation in the morning, please
schedule the day to begin no earlier
than 9:00 am. top
have to prepare an agenda for
Yes. The SABIT program recruiter
needs an agenda to put into the
delegates' program schedule. This
includes the day's events and
topics that will be covered, so
that the delegates may come prepared
with questions. Click here to
view a sample agenda. top
want Power Point presentations?
Power Point presentations
are useful to have for the delegates
to bring back with them after
their stay in the United States.
SABIT program officers will prepare
a CD-ROM for the delegation to
take home, which may include your
seminars, presentations, and other
useful materials in electronic
coordinating this visit but I
will not actually make presentations
to the delegation. Is this okay?
Of course. Many companies
have marketing officers or international
specialists that coordinate these
events but may never actually
make presentations. If this is
the case, you must give the program
recruiter the contact information
of the individual(s) making the
doesn't have any material in Russian.
Do I have to get it all translated?
Absolutely not. All information
and marketing material that you
may have to distribute does not
necessarily have to be in Russian.
Be assured that upon the delegates'
return they may have literature
translated as most companies have
English language specialists.
got material in hard copy and
on CD-ROM. Which do you recommend?
Any information that
you have on compact disc is preferred
- in this way you can be assured
that your information will be
efficiently disseminated throughout
their organizations, and lightens
the delegates' luggage as well.
Hard copy versions are perfectly
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delegates typically have a technical
This depends on the SABIT
group session and the delegates.
Be sure to read the delegate biographies
to determine their level of technical
expertise. If you have any questions,
do not hesitate to contact the
session program officers for guidance.
to plan on the delegation visiting
various facilities, but they are
not closely located and not within
walking distance. Do I have to
book a group bus or van?
We strongly encourage these types of site visits, therefore your program recruiter will make sure that a bus is available for the entire day at no cost to you. If you have planned an excursion that requires ground transportation, please let the SABIT program recruiter know so the bus will be available. We will need the times for pick up and drop off, addresses of the sites, including a contact telephone number. If that contact is yourself and you will be traveling with the delegation throughout the duration, please mention that. top
never worked with an interpreter.
What do I need to know? Do the
delegates know any English?
Working with an interpreter
is easy and minimally distracting.
Expect the delegates' working
knowledge of English range from
nothing to near-fluency. Contact
your program recruiter to determine
the English level of the group.
would like to arrange a banquet
or a reception to facilitate networking.
Is this allowed?
Afternoon or evening
networking receptions, banquets,
luncheons, roundtables, etc. are
highly recommended and appreciated.
SABIT pay for the associated costs
of a networking event my company
Unfortunately not. SABIT
offers U.S. companies the opportunity
to meet these professionals, however
we do not have a budget for receptions.
I plan a working lunch?
Working lunches are culturally
uncomfortable for SABIT delegates,
as this business practice is not
prevalent in Eurasia. In addition,
it is inconvenient for our interpreters
as they need a break as well.
does not have a venue that is
capable of hosting 20 people or
more. Does SABIT have facilities
where we can do a presentation?
SABIT can reserve a conference
room at a local hotel if you find
that your conference facilities
are either occupied or cannot
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do I follow up with the delegates
after our seminars/site visits?
Follow-up contact is
one of the most important aspects
of the program. Be sure to get
all the delegates' business cards
and contact information. The program
recruiter will also send you via
e-mail a contact list at the end
of the program. Please discuss
further follow-up strategies with
your SABIT program recruiter or
your local U.S. Export Assistance
do I contact if I have more questions?
Please contact the program recruiter
of the respective group session
that you are interested in. Click
here to go to the Contact SABIT