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Tea Discussion with India Government Leaders in Technology
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
California-Asia Business Council, Bay Area Council Economic Institute, San Francisco Bangalore Sister City, TiE, California Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) cordially invite you to a tea with government leaders in technology from the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The delegation is  comprised of :

Dr M Manikandan, Minister for Information Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu

Dr Santhosh Babu, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu

Mr M Vijaya Kumar, Managing Director, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT), Government of Tamil Nadu

Mr B Evanesan, General Manager, ELCOT The Minister and his team are particularly interested in discussing the evolving technology ecosystem in their state, exchanging best practices and possible collaborative business opportunities.

Friday, September 21, 2018 Bay Area Council 353 Sacramento St., Suite 1000 San Francisco, CA 3:00 to 5:00 PM— Tea and Discussion

There is limited space for this exclusive event, so please RSVP no later than 5 p.m. on September 20 to Jeremy Potash at

13th Annual Prop. 65 Conference
Sep 24 all-day

When:  Monday 9/24/18 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Chair: Gene Livingston, Greenberg Traurig

Panels will continue the discussion on the impact of OEHHA’s changes to the Prop. 65 Warning Regulations, how new chemical listings affect your business, and the use of litigation to regulate chemicals in food.

CalChamber members can register at the discounted Association Rate of $500. Sign up by midnight on Friday, August 3, 2018 to get the Early Bird Discount—an additional $100 off registration.

The full conference schedule will be posted at in July. Stay tuned!

The U.S.-Vietnam Trade and Investment Forum 2018
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Vice Minister of Trade and Industry of Vietnam (MOIT), accompanied by high ranking officials of the Ministry, some Deputy Mayors of Provinces and representatives from about 30 companies with be visiting Los Angeles from September 23-25.

The Government delegates will include:

– Vice Minister of MOIT Hon. Mr. Hoang Quoc Vuong
– Mr. Phan Cao Thang, Vice Chairman, Binh Dinh Province
– Mr. Tran Hoang Tuy, Vice Chairman, Vinh Long Province
– Mr. Ta Hoang Linh, Director General of Europe-America Department
– Mr. Vu Ba Phu, Director General of Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency
– Mr. Dao Minh Hai, Director General, General Administration
– Mr. Pham Tu Phuong, Director General, Trade and Industry Department, Vinh Long Province

This will be one of the highest profile delegations of MOIT to Los Angeles so far. The delegation will be staying in LA from September 23 to 25, then leaving for Seattle, Washington DC and New York City.

During their stay in LA, MOIT and Vietnam Consulate General in San Francisco in collaboration with Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles Mayor’s Office with support of Los Angeles Regional Export Council, Port of Los Angeles, California Chamber of Commerce, Vietnamese Real Estate Professional Organization, World Trade Center Los Angeles and others will organize “The United States of America – Vietnam Trade and Investment Forum 2018”

Participation is free of charge




What Diplomats Do and Why It Matters
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm

It’s been a challenging year, the Department of State and its diplomats often finding themselves sidelined and starved for resources. Ambassador Barbara Stephenson will discuss the importance of fully deploying the Foreign Service so they can do their work on behalf of the United States—at our 273 embassies and consulates around the world. Stephenson will discuss concrete examples of the important work carried out by American diplomats overseas and lay out the argument that maintaining global leadership through effective diplomacy is the most cost-effective way to keep America secure and prosperous.

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The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco94105

TUE, SEP 25 @ 12:00 PM

India Energy Storage and Smart Grid Program
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is sponsoring an opportunity to meet leading energy decision-makers from across India as part of the India Energy Storage and Smart Grid Program that includes a Reverse Trade Mission to San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC from September 26 – October 6, 2018, a Workshop on October 4, 2018 in Washington, DC, and a follow-up Workshop on December 2018 in Mumbai, India.  

This effort provides a forum for U.S. and Indian power sector stakeholders to better understand how U.S. grid modernization, energy storage, energy efficiency and renewable energy integration solutions can support India’s efforts to meet increasing energy demand across the country. The activities will also highlight regulatory policies and best practices and financing mechanisms to spur increased investment in cutting edge technologies in India that already are transforming energy distribution globally.

The Webster Group (logistics) and the Tuatara Group (technical program management) are organizing the visit on behalf of USTDA. For further information about hosting a meeting or sponsoring the program, please contact Pamela Peseux at or +301.776.6509.

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National Association of District Export Councils Annual Export Symposium
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm

Each ​​year ​​National ​​Association ​of ​District ​​Export ​​Councils ​(NADEC) ​​organizes ​​Export ​Symposium ​and ​DEC ​Forum ​​where ​​exporting ​​community ​​and ​​DEC ​​members ​​come ​​together ​​to ​​share ​​the ​​recent ​​developments ​​
and ​​work ​​on ​​the ​​pressing ​​issues ​​on ​​U.S. ​​foreign ​​trade ​​and ​​exporting. ​​

Oct ​2 ​- ​District ​Export ​Council ​Forum ​ ​- ​open ​only ​to ​DEC ​members
Oct ​3 ​- ​Export ​Symposium ​– ​open ​to ​all ​exporting ​community

This ​year’s ​DEC ​Forum ​will ​have ​panels ​on ​
– ​How ​to ​Get ​Started/Re-engaged ​as ​a ​DEC ​Member
– ​Taking ​Your ​DEC ​to ​the ​Next ​Level
– ​DEC ​Manual ​Updates
– ​Congressional ​Engagement ​Methods
– ​Providing ​Direct ​Business ​Assistance

as ​well ​as ​DoC ​ITA ​Updates ​and ​Speed ​Networking ​sessions.

This ​​year’s ​Annual ​National ​DEC ​Export ​​Symposium ​ ​will ​​​have ​several ​panels ​focusing ​​​on ​​​the ​key ​export ​issues ​and ​updates. ​Panels ​will ​include ​the ​following:
– ​NAFTA ​- ​What’s ​on ​the ​Horizon
– ​Data ​Privacy ​- ​It ​is ​not ​just ​about ​the ​EU ​anymore
– ​Tariffs ​- ​China ​and ​Everywhere ​Else
– ​Exim ​Bank ​- ​Show ​me ​the ​Money!

This ​year, ​we ​will ​also ​offer ​Table ​Topic ​Discussions ​on ​China, ​Africa, ​Europe, ​Western ​Hemisphere, ​IndoPacific, ​232/301 ​Investigations, ​Enforcement ​& ​Compliance ​- ​Anti ​Dumping ​and ​CVD, ​Supply ​Chain ​and ​other ​hot ​topics.

Our ​speakers ​include:
– ​Wilbur ​Ross ​(U.S. ​Secretary ​of ​Commerce, ​invited)
– ​Ian ​Steff ​ ​(Performing ​the ​non ​exclusive ​functions ​and ​duties ​of ​the ​Assistant ​Secretary ​for ​ ​ ​Global ​Markets
​and ​Director ​General ​of ​the ​U.S. ​and ​Foreign ​Commercial ​Service)
– ​Tom ​McGinty ​(National ​Director, ​U.S. ​Commercial ​Service)
– ​John ​Murphy ​(U.S. ​Chamber ​of ​Commerce, ​Sr. ​Vice ​President ​for ​International ​Policy)

and ​distinguished ​speakers ​and ​panelists ​from ​the ​
U.S. ​Department ​of ​Commerce ​- ​Bureau ​of ​Industry ​and ​Security ​
International ​Trade ​Administration ​
U.S. ​Chamber ​of ​Commerce ​
Small ​Business ​Administration
EXIM ​Bank, ​and ​exporting ​ecosystem

2018 U.S.-Taiwan Business Day
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Trade between the U.S. and Taiwan is highly complementary. Taiwan is the U.S.’s 11th largest trade partner while the U.S. is Taiwan’s 2nd largest. With the aim of augmenting Taiwan-US bilateral business cooperation, both the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and TAITRA are co-hosting “US Business Day” in Taipei, for the 7th consecutive year. The one-on-one business meetings facilitated by TAITRA will serve to help US businesses tap into Taiwan’s global supply chain, and vice versa. The event will reimburse qualified buyers for travel expenses incurred during their visit.

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Oman Technology Roadshow
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Delegation Leader: H.E. Eng. Ahmed Hassan Al-Dheeb
Undersecretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Deputy Chairman, ITA Board of Directors

Looking for opportunities and partners in the following sectors: 

Oman Technology Roadshow

• Artificial intelligence                                      • Government digitalization
• Autonomous vehicles                                     • Logistics / transport
• Blockchain                                                        • Networking / IoT / smart cities
• Cloud services                                                  • Robotics
• E-commerce                                                     • Quantum computing
• Energy generation / storage                         • Virtual / augmented reality

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Oman Technology Roadshow
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Delegation Leader: H.E. Eng. Ahmed Hassan Al-Dheeb
Undersecretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Deputy Chairman, ITA Board of Directors

Looking for opportunities and partners in the following sectors: 

Oman Technology Roadshow

• Artificial intelligence                                      • Government digitalization 
• Autonomous vehicles                                     • Logistics / transport
• Blockchain                                                        • Networking / IoT / smart cities 
• Cloud services                                                  • Robotics
• E-commerce                                                     • Quantum computing
• Energy generation / storage                         • Virtual / augmented reality

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Pacific Rim/E-Commerce Export Opportunities Event
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco State University and the U.S. Commercial Service are featuring a “How to Do Business in the Pacific Rim” event in San Francisco on October 12th, 2018.  Mr. James Bledsoe, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service E-Commerce Innovation Center will present on global e-commerce and website optimization.

There will also be panel discussions on export tools and resources with moderator Doug Wallace, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service, Department of Commerce in San Francisco.  In addition, there will be a panel discussion on the current Asia Business Outlook.

Ticket Cost – $100-$150

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