Morocco Tourism Investment Road Show to the U.S.
Jan 22 – Jan 31 all-day

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  • The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) – January 22 – 24
    J.W. Marriott and Microsoft Theatre
  • Investment Briefing & B2B Matchmaking Session – January 25
    InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
  • Site visit meetings with potential investors – January 26
Import Compliance Training Program
Feb 23 all-day


Join us for an Import Compliance practitioner’s course (3 full-day sessions), which walks participants through all aspects of import compliance. This hands-on workshop covers the nuts and bolts of importing, including HTS classification, demonstrating reasonable care, Free Trade Agreements, C-TPAT, how to implement you’re your own compliance program, and so much more.   Whether you are new to your role of dealing with import compliance at your company, or need a refresher, this robust course will teach you the basics and keep you up to date on your responsibilities as an importer.

Session 1: Friday, February 23, 2018 (Location: Irvine, CA) Importing Basics: Pre-Importation, Import Process, and Intro to Data Elements need for Importation
Session 2: Friday, March 2, 2018 (Location: Rancho Santiago CCD, Santa Ana, CA) Import Compliance: Classification, FTA, OGA, Origin and Labeling, Valuation     Session 3: Friday, March 23, 2018 (Location: Irvine, CA) Protection and Inspection: C-TPAT, Import Compliance program and violations

Program Cost: Individuals $995 Corporate $795 (minimum of 4 people) Small Business $250/person Student/Faculty/Veteran $100   Breakfast, lunch and materials provided!

Note: Session 1 & 3 will be held in Irvine, CA ; Session 2 will be held at the Rancho Santiago Community College District in Santa Ana, CA.

Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference 2018
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day


Now in its 31st year, Asia/Pacific Business Outlook (APBO) is North America’s premier event for business leaders who want to expand their trade and investment in the Asia/Pacific region. The USC Marshall School of Business and the U.S. Department of Commerce have been working together on APBO since 1988 to help exporters and investors take advantage of tremendous opportunities and overcome challenges in the constant changing economies of Asia. More than just a business conference, APBO is a comprehensive networking and learning experience designed to provide business leaders with the contacts and the latest, relevant and valuable information available–all focused, organized and distilled into two invaluable days.

The conference attracts a nationwide group of about 300 American managers who operate throughout the Asia/Pacific region. The conference provides a unique mixture of over 50 leading academic, business and government experts to advise a diverse audience of American firms on how to become more competitive in the dynamic Asia/Pacific marketplace, including private one-on-one appointments with senior commercial officers from American embassies and consulates in 18 economies.

Business Forum: Innovations in Safety and Security
Apr 18 – Apr 20 all-day


The U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong and the U.S. Commercial Service is hosting the Innovations in Safety & Security Business Forum, to be held in Hong Kong. For this trade mission-style priority event, the Commercial team at the U.S. Consulate will select a group of 10 U.S. companies with innovative high-tech safety and security products or services.

The objective is to introduce U.S. suppliers and service providers in physical security to key stakeholders and decision makers in Hong Kong. The U.S. delegation will have the opportunity to learn from Hong Kong officials about the needs and opportunities in the market and showcase their products and services. This will be done during a business forum roundtable on the 19th and during targeted networking throughout the 3 days.

2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day


The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. Featuring senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and other thought leaders, each Summit focuses on a timely theme related to the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and new opportunities.

As SelectUSA’s signature event, the Summit provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations (EDOs) from every corner of the nation, and other parties working to facilitate business investment in the United States. Moreover, the Summit plays a vital role in attracting and facilitating international investment into the United States by raising awareness of the wide range of opportunities and positive business climate and facilitating vital direct connections between investors and EDOs.

The 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit saw record attendance: more than 3,000 participants from 64 international markets and 51 U.S. states and territories.

83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF)
Sep 8 – Sep 16 all-day


First held in 1926, TIF enjoys significant international appeal. It is held annually in September in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and an important administrative, cultural, and business hub of SE Europe. TIF attracts a large number of exhibitors, visitors, professionals and business representatives from across Greece and the neighboring countries.

The theme of the U.S. presence at the Show in 2018 will be “Harnessing Innovation”, intending to showcase American leadership in driving ingenuity and creativity in a variety of business sectors. Since the USA will be the honored country, the participating American companies will attract the interest of the public, government officials, as well as officials from neighboring countries. The Prime Minister of Greece will attend the opening and inaugurate the American Pavilion along with a high-level delegation from the U.S. Government.

China International Import Expo
Nov 5 – Nov 10 all-day