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Brazil Market Briefing & Mixer
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Following the briefing, there will be a Q&A session and networking. Brazilian appetizers and drinks will be served, courtesy of our generous event host, the Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange

Featured Speaker: Geoffrey Bogart, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate, Recife, Brazil.

Geoffrey assumed his duties as Principal Commercial Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Recife, Brazil in 2016. Recife covers a vast commercial area comprising the northeastern sector of the country which holds great promise for U.S. businesses, particularly in health care and renewable energy.

Geoffrey will address Brazil market opportunities and sector prospects, including tips for success and best practices he has seen (as well as worst practices too). Geoffrey may also share insight into opportunities in Jordan, Mexico and Colombia, where he previously served as a Commercial Officer.

Following the briefing, there will be a Q&A session and networking. Brazilian appetizers and drinks will be served, courtesy of our generous event host, the Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange

International Business Roundtable: Finding Quality Logistics Providers
Aug 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

California exporters and importers are invited to join the Northern California World Trade Center for a presentation and discussion with guest speaker John Zincani of Kuehne + Nagel on strategies for finding logistics providers.

The program is presented in partnership with the City of Roseville, and supported by Advantage Roseville and PASCO scientific. The event includes lunch, a brief presentation, and discussion with exporter/importer executives, followed by a speed-networking session with logistics providers.

This roundtable will deep-dive into strategies for sourcing and vetting quality service providers, including freight forwarders and customs brokers. The conversation will also cover FTAs and export compliance, depending on attendees’ individual questions and needs.

Guest Speaker: John Zincani, Managing Director – Trade Consulting Solutions, Kuehne + Nagel

John Zincani, a trade attorney and customs broker, practiced customs law with the international trade law firm of Barnes, Richardson & Colburn since 1997. He joined Kuehne + Nagel’s trade consulting services group in 2002, during which term he also served for four years as Corporate Counsel. As an associate attorney, John worked on a wide array of customs and regulatory matters ranging from simple ruling requests to full audits of importers. John’s principal areas of expertise cover classification, valuation, compliance reviews, trade preference programs, protests, ruling requests, import/export security, and tariff engineering. John has also worked with the Italian law firm of DeCapoa, Guiducci e Associati, and is fluent in Italian. He holds his B.A. in Political Science, as well as his Ph.D. in Italian Literature from New York University, and graduated from Benjamin Cardozo School of law in New York City.

Who Should Attend?

This conversation is designed for the participation of CEOs, operations execs, and international sales directors and managers of exporting/importing companies. The program is an opportunity to network and exchange international business best practices with other exporter executives across industries while learning from a subject-matter expert.

2017 US Business Day
Aug 29 all-day

Featuring a buyer/ seller program

In helping potential businesses from the U.S. tap into Taiwan’s global supply chain support, and vice versa, the MOEA and the TAITRA hosted the first U.S. Business Day in Taipei in 2012. It also provides reimbursement to qualified buyers and sellers for travel expenses incurred during their procurement visits in Taiwan to encourage U.S. buyers and sellers to do business with Taiwan.

The program was implemented as Boston Consulting Group survey in April 2012 found more than one-third of U.S.-based manufacturing executives planned or considered to re-shore production to the United States. Since President Trump took office in January 2017, the Trump administration has pushed to keep manufacturing in the United States, striving to “Make America Great Again”. The best partner in assisting U.S. companies to achieve this goal is Taiwan, as an integral part of the world’s supply chain network, Taiwan’s clusters have formed a solid foundation to provide value-added production with efficient and flexible services.

On the invitations of the MOEA and the TAITRA, 13 and 5 sellers took part in 2016 event. The incentives provided included free accommodation, customized one-on-one meetings organized by TAITRA, etc. This event will be held in Taipei for the sixth time this year hoping to strengthen the bilateral trade between Taiwan and the U.S.

MWC Americas 2017 San Francisco
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day

In 2017 and beyond, CTIA Super Mobility Week will become GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA. MWC Americas will be the premier mobile industry event for the Americas, with representation from North, Central and South America.

Mobile World Congress Americas will consist of a conference program featuring C-level speakers and leading industry experts, the industry’s biggest names, with a focus on complementing mobile operators with broad communications ecosystem leaders. The Mobile World Congress Americas will also feature an exhibition showcasing cutting-edge mobile technologies, products and services that will showcase industry-leading exhibitors with a strong focus on Silicon Valley, innovation, gaming and virtual reality. With a regulatory and public policy program, partner events and free seminar, MWC Americas 2017 will build on the successful CTIA policy education sessions and the GSMA ministerial programs to drive global policy discussion and debate.

Perumin – Extemin: Peru Mining Show
Sep 18 – Sep 22 all-day

Exhibit at the most Important mining event in Latin America!

Booth space and Catalog show available at the IMPACT Project Booth

  • Peru is a mining country and is growing at 3.5% annually!
  • PERUMIN has 1600 exhibitors, and 100,000 visitors that range from dealers and distributors to producers.
  • Meet international clients from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Spain, United States, South Africa and UK

What you get when you exhibit with the IMPACT Project:

  • Exhibit space and Banner display booth at a subsidized cost.
  • Customized Exhibit Display with your name, tagline, photo and logo, all in Spanish.
  • Interpreter services available
  • Briefing by U.S. Embassy in Peru
  • Free Spanish Translation of up to 4 pages of marketing brochure.
  • Catalogue show option is available.
  • Apply for Travel grants available through SBA’s STEP grants at your State. Visit
ICC WCF 10th World Chambers Congress
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day

The ICC WCF 10th World Chambers Congress is the only international forum for chamber leaders and professionals to share best-practices, exchange insights, develop networks, address the latest business issues and learn about new areas of innovation from chambers around the world. The Congress is co-organized by the ICC World Chambers Federation and the Sydney Business Chamber and will be held in Sydney, Australia from 19-21 September 2017.

CalChamber is a partner for this event.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Workshop: Expanding Horizons
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Learn how hundreds of American small businesses have used the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) finance and insurance products to gain access to emerging markets overseas. Discover how you can take advantage of all the assets OPIC has to offer to expand internationally while supporting growth at home.

Trade Mission to the Four Countries of the Pacific Alliance
Sep 27 – Oct 10 all-day

The Pacific Alliance is an initiative of regional integration comprised by Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, officially established on April 28, 2011. Its objectives are:

Build in a participatory and consensual way an area of deep integration to move progressively towards the free movement of goods, services, resources and people.

Drive further growth, development and competitiveness of the economies of its members, focused on achieving greater well-being, overcoming socioeconomic inequality and promote the social inclusion of its inhabitants.

Become a platform of political articulation, economic and commercial integration and projection to the world, with emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region.

Program Objective:

Allow participants to learn about the different opportunities to do business, export/import/investment/tourism/construction/ in the four countries integrating the Pacific Alliance Countries (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru)

Who should Attend:

Business interested in learning about opportunities in the four countries
Export/Import Companies