Calendar

Calendar of Events

Luncheon Forums/CalChamber Events
Capitol Summit/Host Breakfast
Event Submission Form
2020 Calendar of HR Training Events

May
28
Thu
Inaugural Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum: Expanding Trade in North America & Beyond
May 28 – Aug 6 all-day

Inaugural Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum: Expanding Trade in North America & Beyond

Series Schedule:
May 28 (Inauguration), June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6

Location: Virtual platform

Cost: $95 for the complete six-part web series

This is a must-attend event for women entrepreneurs who wish to boldly grow their business into new markets! In anticipation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), this dynamic forum provides a truly unique opportunity to gain the tools, skills and networks to build an export strategy and develop business connections.

• Featuring Industry Leaders from the following sectors: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Design & Construction, Education, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, and Medical Devices & Services
• Market Country Outlooks and Global Trade Skills Development
• B2B and B2G Business Development Meetings
• Access to Markets, Networks, Mentors, and Capital

For more information and to register your interest, visit: https://northtexasdec.regfox.com/wgtefregistration.

Please contact Jessica.Gordon@trade.gov or Richard.Swanson@trade.gov for questions regarding the event or sponsorship details.

May
31
Sun
Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference
May 31 – Jun 5 all-day

The 2020 Trade Americas program offers U.S. companies the opportunity to explore fourteen markets in the Caribbean Region: The Bahamas, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Hosted in Bridgetown, Barbados, the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference will focus on region-specific sessions, market entry strategies, export compliance, legal, logistics, disaster resilience and recovery and trade financing resources. You will also be able to have prearranged one-on-one consultations with U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US & FCS) commercial officers and/or Department of State economic/commercial officers with expertise in commercial markets throughout the region. The Caribbean region as a whole represents a market of about 27 million people who collectively imported over $21 billion of U.S. goods in 2018. As a result, the region is the 3rd largest export market for U.S. manufactured goods in Latin America behind only Mexico and Brazil. The Caribbean region is a natural commercial partner of the United States, tied closely together by geography, history, and culture. There is a huge demand for U.S.-made products in the region.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jun
5
Fri
Webinar: InvestChile (in Spanish): Marco legal y aspectos prácticos para la obtención del crédito local
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

InvestChile, the Agency for the Promotion of Foreign Investment of the Government of Chile, and the law firm Chirgwin Peñafiel, are pleased to invite you to the FOGAPE webinar: Legal framework and practical aspects for obtaining credit, which will include the participation of Alessandro Bozzo, Manager FOGAPE Banco Estado. The event will take place next Friday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m. The objective of the activity is to make available to foreign companies established in Chile information on new sources of financing and liquidity injection by the government. In this case, we will review the measure implemented in the context of Covid-19: the expansion of credit with FOGAPE guarantee. The event is private. That is, only those who have previously registered can participate.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jun
9
Tue
Webinar: Electromobility/Infrastructure Business Opportunities in Chile
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
Chile’s ambitious plan to increase the number of electric vehicles and modernize its transportation infrastructure is an ideal opportunity for U.S. companies to grow their presence in South America’s leading electromobility market.

Objectives
Learn about Chilean electromobility projects to upgrade the country transportation infrastructure to support the latest clean energy technologies and the resources available to support your company in the market.

Event Information
• Chile is considered a model for Latin America in electromobility with the largest fleet of electric buses (386) in the public transportation system.
• Chile is the one of the world main Lithium producers, an essential content in batteries for electric transportation.
• The Chilean Government Energy Efficiency Agenda involves promoting electromobility in both public and private sectors.
• The webinar will include information on upcoming projects and tenders, as well as the tools and resources to successfully enter the Chilean market.

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Date: June 9, 2020 at 1PM EST
• Cost: $25 per participant (Ask about the Infrastructure Webinar Series in Latin America, a total of eight webinars for $120)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The online portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Webinar: Site Visits, Enforcement Actions and Voluntary Disclosures
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Overview
Practical guidance on how to handle site visits, administrative, civil and criminal investigations and enforcement actions, and evaluating whether to voluntarily disclose potential or actual violations to the government.

Objectives
How to handle site visits, administrative, civil and criminal investigations and enforcement actions, and evaluating whether to voluntarily disclose potential or actual violations to the government.

The presentation will address:

• The new “OFAC Compliance Framework” and its anticipated impact to individual and company accountability.
• An overview of coordinated, multi-agency export control and economic sanctions enforcement authorities
• Considerations for handling site visits and conducting internal investigations involving potential export control or economic sanction violations
• The evaluation process for determining whether to voluntarily disclose a potential or actual violation to the government

Please read the following information carefully:

  • The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
  • Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
  • This webinar will take place Tuesday, June 9 from 1:00-2:30pm Eastern. Pre-registration and payment is required.
  • Once payment is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with dial in details.
  • To participate in the webinar, you will need phone and internet access.

To register for this event, please click here.

Jun
10
Wed
Webinar: Upcoming Energy Projects in the Caribbean Region
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
Caribbean countries are expected to issue several billion dollars in tenders related to the energy. There are increasing opportunities for renewable energy technologies and LNG.

Objectives
Learn about Energy projects in the Caribbean Region

Event Information
• Energy exploration and production drive the economy of Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana with new opportunities in Suriname and the Dominican Republic.
• In the Dominican Republic alone, energy projects over the next two years are expected to be in excess of $3 billion.
• Most of the countries offer several advantages for U.S. Companies: Proximity, affinity for U.S. brands, generally English speaking, purchasing power
• Renewable energy is an emerging sector in the Caribbean Region. Currently, more than 80 percent of the Region’s electricity is generated from fossil fuels.

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Date: June 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
• Cost: $25 per participant (Ask about the Energy Webinar Series in Latin America, a total of eight webinars for $120)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The Web portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jun
11
Thu
CITC Webinar: How Businesses Can Export More Sustainably via eCommerce
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

In this free webinar, we look at sustainability in ecommerce, focusing on all aspects of the supply chain and fulfillment. Carl Miller, Managing Director of Global Retail Insights Network, Inc. , Vivian Sayward, CEO of Vivacity Sportswear, and Cara Barde, CEO of Crow Canyon Home will discuss the business case for sustainability and how to incorporate it into product design, materials, packaging, end of use and communications and marketing.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jun
15
Mon
Virtual Trade Mission on Smart and E-Mobility
Jun 15 @ 7:00 am – Jun 19 @ 11:00 am
http://nlintheusa.com/mobility-virtual-mission/
The Netherlands and the West Coast are frontrunners when it comes to smart and sustainable mobility. As regular trade missions are impossible due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Consulate General in San Francisco is organizing the first Dutch virtual trade mission June 15-19.

This digital trade mission takes Dutch companies in the field of smart and e-mobility to Silicon Valley without leaving home. Through interactive online meetings with experts and high officials, individual matchmaking with American parties, thematic break-out sessions, and digital network sessions, they will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and network on the American West Coast.

If you are a US company interested in connecting to this mission, please contact us.

If you are a Dutch company interested in participating, please register here.

Summary of the program:

  • Official opening moment with Dutch and California officials
  • Series of thematic webinars with experts from the Netherlands and the US
  • Tailored matchmaking with potential US business partners (public and private)
  • Multiple informal online networking moments to help build a strong network
  • Thematic introduction to mobility in Los Angeles
  • Four break-out sessions on the following topics:
    1. Hydrogen and mobility
    2. Developments in e-mobility in California (organized by province of Noord-Holland and S4C)
    3. The Zero Emission Vehicle Alliance
    4. Financing of charging infrastructure (in collaboration with California Energy Commission)

The comprehensive program is spread over five days with meetings that last a maximum of 75 minutes with limited online load per day. Find the full program here. (TBC)

This digital trade mission is fully in line with the online program of Forth, the American umbrella organization that is committed to promoting electric, smart, and partial transport. From June 15-19, 2020, Forth will host a series of webinars to replace the Electric Vehicle Symposium EVS33 / Roadmap in Portland Oregon, which was canceled due to the corona crisis. Participants can join all of Forth’s sessions as part of this digital trade mission. Find the program here.

This virtual mission is organized on the initiative of the Consulate General in San Francisco in collaboration with RVO, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, and the embassy in Washington, D.C. Several Dutch cities are also co-organizers.

Jun
16
Tue
Webinar: Market Opportunities in Brazil’s Water and Wastewater Sectors
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Overview
This webinar will highlight the opportunities in Brazil’s water and sanitation sectors as presented by local experts. Learn about the business environment, common pitfalls, and advice for succeeding in Brazil.

Objectives
The webinar will feature presentations by local industry experts on trends, regulatory changes, business opportunities, and how to be successful in the Brazilian water and wastewater sectors.

Event Information
• Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:00-3:00pm Eastern
• Cost: Free
• Venue: Your Computer
• Have the ability to ask questions and engage directly with the speakers during a Q&A session

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• To connect to the Webinar you will need to connect to the Webex platform AND call in on your phone.
• To download the Event Manager, see the instructions on the Webex Downloads page 
• We advise that you download the Webex Event Manager at least 30 minutes before the call.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jun
17
Wed
Webinar: Brazil’s Energy Sector Overview and Opportunities
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
A friendly political climate, regulatory improvements, technological bottlenecks that need solutions, and strong trade and investment support programs make Brazil’s energy sector a source of many business opportunities for U.S. suppliers.

Objectives
Learn about Brazil’s Energy Sector, its opportunities, reasons to consider doing business in the country, and the U.S. Government resources available to support your company in the market.

Event Information
• Brazil is the largest oil producer in South America, the ninth largest global oil producer, seventh largest oil consumer.
• Brazil has the largest recoverable ultra-deep (pre-salt) oil reserves in the world. Brazil’s oil production is predominantly offshore (94 percent).
• Significant energy reforms, frequent oil finds, along with recent and future oil bidding rounds have been attracting international oil companies.
• Brazil is the largest electricity market in Latin America. The country generates and distributes more electricity than all the power produced in South America.

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Date: June 17, 2020, 1:00 PM Eastern
• Cost: $25 per participant (Ask about the Energy Projects Webinar Series in Latin America. All eight Webinars for $120)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The Web portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jun
18
Thu
Webinar: Panama: Digital Hub of the Americas and a Gateway of Opportunities for U.S. Companies
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
Panama is modernizing its ICT sector and expanding access across the country. Government and companies seek improved e-government, e-commerce, 5G, cloud computing, data analytics, and cybersecurity capabilities.

Objectives
Learn about ICT opportunities in Panama and resources available to support your company in the market.

Event Information
• Hear from government and private sector experts on how your company can be part of Panama’s digital transformation.
• In recent years, 1,430 internet connectivity points have been enabled throughout the republic under the “Internet for All” program, facilitating internet access
• Panama aims to be the “Digital Hub of the Americas” and is committed to the digital transformation of the public sector, e-Government, and access to public WiFi
• Leading sectors with greatest ICT needs: Logistic Sector; Agribusiness; Education; E-Commerce; and E-Government

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Date: June 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST
• Cost: $25 per participant (Ask about the ICT Webinar Series in Latin America, a total of seven webinars for $100)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The Net portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jun
19
Fri
Webinar: Infrastructure Sector Business Opportunities in Ecuador
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
Ecuador plans to get more than $7 billion in infrastructure investment across sectors including oil refining, LNG terminals, electricity generation and transmission, airports, roadways, and water.

Objectives
Learn about infrastructure and energy sector opportunities in Ecuador, reasons to consider doing business in the country, and the resources available to support your company in the market.

Event Information
• Transportation Sector: Greenfield airport project in Guayaquil, road concession projects nationwide.
• Hydrocarbons sector: increase the capacity of the existing Esmeraldas refinery, oil production sharing contracts and LNG imports.
• Power sector: seven projects including wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermoelectric for $6.5 billion.
• A dollarized economy and regulatory improvements make the Ecuadorian infrastructure sector an attractive proposition in the region.

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Date: June 19, 2020 at 1:00PM Eastern Time
• Cost: $25 per participant (Ask about the Infrastructure Webinar Series in Latin America, a total of eight webinars for $120)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The Net portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jun
22
Mon
Webinar: “The Mexican Fintech Market: Mexico’s Road Towards Open Banking”
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Overview
With over 158 fintech start-ups, Mexico is currently the largest fintech market in Latin America after Brazil and Colombia. This webinar will provide information on the Mexican market and key opportunities for U.S. companies.

Objectives
Provide information to U.S. exporters about the Mexican financial services sector, key aspects of the fintech law and new trends, opportunities in the market.

Event Information

  • Learn the key aspects of the Mexican financial services and fintech sectors, key opportunities and trends.
  • Learn about the Mexican fintech law.
  • Learn about key aspects and stages of the Fintech Law as Open Banking.
  • Ask questions to the presenters and receive answers.

Please read the following information carefully:

  • The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards.
  • Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
  • Monday, June 22nd, 2020 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET Cost: There is no cost to view this webinar.
  • You will receive 3 emails. First email is your registration receipt. Second eMail contains participation information. Reminder eMail 24-hrs in advance.
  • Participation is via your computer and phone line.
  • For more information on the content, contact Peter.Sexton@trade.gov.
  • System Requirements https://www.mymeetings.com/custom/res/content/net/net_conf_sys_req.php?lang=/

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jun
24
Wed
Webinar: Energy Sector Business Opportunities in Jamaica
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
The Jamaican government has committed to investing $7.3 billion in energy projects so that the country can meets its goal of generating half of its energy from renewables by 2037.

Objectives
Learn about the energy sector in Jamaica, the reasons to consider doing business in the country, and the resources available to support your company in the market.

Event Information
• U.S. companies have invested nearly $1B. in the Jamaican energy sector thanks to a favorable business climate, a growing economy, and strong bilateral trade.
• Jamaican utility JPS announced $500 million of investment in electric vehicle charging stations, two distributed energy projects, and a hybrid energy storage
• Jamaica is the largest island in the English-speaking Caribbean with a GDP of $15 billion. The Government of Jamaica has undertaken an economic reform program.
• The Government of Jamaicas trade and investment promotion authority, JAMPRO offers various tools and support for U.S. participants in these projects.

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Date: June 24, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern
• Cost: $25 per participant (Ask about the Energy Webinar Series in Latin America, a total of eight webinars for $120)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The Net portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jun
25
Thu
Webinar: The ICT Ecosystem in Ecuador – Challenges and Opportunities
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
A dollarized economy, a rising middle class and a government focus on digital economy makes Ecuador a market worth looking at in 2020.

Objectives
Explore the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ecosystem in Ecuador, review the current situation and highlight best prospects.

Event Information
• Ecuador has adopted a policy of gradual trade openness and has expressed its intention to negotiate trade agreements with the Pacific Alliance and the U.S.
• Moreno administration economic reform strategy has lowered import tariffs on numerous items, particularly intermediate goods and electronics.
• Best ICT Prospects: Cybersecurity, payment gateways, online banking, application and web development, education in digital economy, E-commerce,
• banking intermediaries, digital marketing, value-chain applications, ITC consulting, software, CAD, the Internet of Things, AI, smart cities, ICT and Telecom Eq

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Date: June 25, 2020 at 1PM EST
• Cost: $25 per participant (Ask about the ICT Webinar Series in Latin America, a total of seven webinars for $100)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The Net portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jun
30
Tue
Webinar: Chile Infrastructure for Aviation/Airport Equipment Sectors
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
Learn about Chile $1.4 billion Airport Modernization Plan, the Chilean government plan to meet passenger demand by doubling terminal capacity in 17 airports over the next 20 years.

Objectives
Learn about business opportunities for U.S. suppliers of airport ground equipment products and services; construction and engineering companies specialized in airport construction, and airport operators.

Event Information
• Chile must increase the passenger capacity in its airport network throughout the country to meet an estimated 10 percent annual passenger growth.
• The plan entails expanding the airports from a combined 214,000 square meters to 537,000 square meters.
• Five airports currently operated by the civil aviation authority will be tendered under the concession model, along with Viña del Mar operated by the military.
• Chile is expected to need a second international airport in Santiago by 2030 when the capacity at the current airport exceeds its design capacity.

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Date: June 30, 2020 at 1PM EST
• Cost: $25 per participant (Ask about the Infrastructure Webinar Series in Latin America, a total of eight webinars for $120)
• Venue: Your Computer.
• The Net portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jul
1
Wed
Webinar: Upcoming Energy Projects in Remote Indigenous Communities in Panama
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
Panama is negotiating a loan with the IDB for $60 million to have energy in remote indigenous areas of Panama as the new administration is looking into reducing the percentage of people without electricity.

Objectives
Learn about energy projects for remote areas in Panama

Event Information
• The administration is keen to expand renewables industry and to steer clear of hydropower.
• The OER is responsible for promoting and developing electricity in rural areas not served and not concessioned from renewable energy and non-renewable energy
• The key projects they will be working on are: Rural Electrification Project through Network Extension and development of pilot projects of micro grids, and:
• small hydroelectric plants, wind plants, photovoltaic systems or other renewable energies aimed at preserving the environment, improving the environment

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Date: July 1, 2020 at 1:00PM Eastern Time
• Cost: $25 per participant (Ask about the Energy Webinar Series in Latin America, a total of eight webinars for $120)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The Net portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jul
2
Thu
Webinar: Opportunities in the Cybersecurity Sector in Peru
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
Peru has greatly increased digital access over the past decade and efforts underway will continue to close the gap as expansion continues into rural areas – via satellite connections and associated hardware installation.

Objectives
Learn about the Cybersecurity Sector in Peru

Event Information
• The Government of Peru is establishing a Digital Security Center but resources/staffing are limited.
• 32% of organizations in Peru suffered cyber-attacks over the last two years and there is a need for quality cyber security policies and products and services.
• 65% of organizations in Peru allocate between 1% and 5% of the IT budget for cybersecurity, while only 18% of organizations allocate a budget greater than 10%.
• Opportunities for U.S. producers cyber/IT of goods and services are on par with that of other developing countries of its size.

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Date: July 2, 2020 at 1PM EST
• Cost: $25 per participant (Ask about the ICT Webinar Series in Latin America, a total of seven webinars for $100)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The Net portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jul
7
Tue
Webinar: Infrastructure Sector Business Opportunities in Central Americ
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
This Webinar Series will focus on upcoming infrastructure projects in Latin America announced by different governments in the region to stimulate their economies.

Objectives
Learn about infrastructure projects in Latin America

Event Information
• Markets to include: Panama, Mexico Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, the Caribbean Region, and the Central America Region.
• Take advantage of this great opportunity and learn about upcoming projects in the region.
• Procurement needs, licenses and registration requirements in different countries, trade barriers and market access issues.
• U.S. Government international trade contacts to support your international sales growth.

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Your organization can participate in one, two or all eight webinars. The cost for each webinar is $25 and for the entire webinar series is $120.
• Webinar series schedule (all at 1:00 p.m. EST): 1.Panama – April 14, 2020 2.Mexico – April 28, 2020 3.Argentina/Uruguay/Paraguay – May 20, 2020
• 4.Peru – May 26, 2020 5.Caribbean Region – June 3, 2020 6.Chile – June 9, 2020 7.Ecuador – June 19, 2020 8.Central America – July 7, 2020

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jul
8
Wed
Webinar: Defense and Security Opportunities in the Caribbean Region
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
Caribbean countries are concerned with their safety and security. New Defense and Safety & Security projects for 2018-2023 are more than $600 million.

Objectives
Learn about the Defense, Safety and Security opportunities in the Caribbean Region.

Event Information
• New strategies on how to better secure personal property, sensitive areas and installations, as well as personal safety are continuously being developed.
• There is a significant demand for security training and security management due to sub-standard training and skills of local private security companies.
• The private sector is the major end-user of safety and security systems, equipment, and services. The governments are also increasing their defense budgets.
• There is also a strong demand for identification and access control equipment and services, monitoring and control devices, video monitors, camera warning, etc.

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Date: July 8, 2020 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
• Cost: $25 per participant (Ask for the Defense and Security Webinar Series in Latin America – $80 for all five webinars)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The Net portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jul
9
Thu
Webinar: ICT opportunities in Chile: Digital economy, Cybersecurity and more
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
As the worlds largest cooper producer, the Pinera Administration is looking to diversify Chile economic matrix by prioritizing ICT, Cybersecurity, and the Digital economy as the focal point of this transformation.

Objectives
Explore the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) opportunities in the Chilean market

Event Information
• Chile is launching new initiatives to expand to a digital services led economy and cement its status as a regional hub in ICT, cybersecurity, AI, and blockchain
• Chile has one of the highest internet penetration rates of the region, most of the users connect to the internet from their smartphones.
• In 2019 the Piñera administration announced a National Cybersecurity Plan, the country also passed a bill to define and protect Critical Infrastructure.
• Best ICT Prospects: Cybersecurity, AI, IoT, Blockchain, online banking services, online education, eCommerce, digital marketing, ICT consulting, smart cities.

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Date: July 9, 2020 at 1PM EST
• Cost: $25 per participant (Ask about the ICT Webinar Series in Latin America, a total of seven webinars for $100)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The Net portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jul
13
Mon
Hannover Messe Trade Shows
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day

Hannover Messe is seven leading trade shows and an investment summit all in one. With industry pavilions for Automation, Motion and Drives, Engineering Parts & Solutions; Digital Ecosystems, Compressed Air & Vacuum, Energy Solutions, Logistics, and Future Hub, exhibitors have great opportunities to connect with 215,000+ potential customers from more than 70 countries.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Aug
12
Wed
Webinar: Upcoming Energy Projects in Argentina
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
There are projects in the Western Hemisphere estimated at over $250 billion in the next 5 years across the energy sector.

Objectives
Learn about Energy projects in the Western Hemisphere estimated at over US$250 billion in the next 5 years.

Event Information
• Upcoming projects in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean Region, Central America, Colombia, Jamaica, and Panama
• Opportunities for U.S. companies in different areas of the energy sector, including generation, distribution, maintenance, modernization, efficiencies, and more
• Procurement needs, licensure and registration requirements in different countries. Trade barriers and market access issues
• U.S. Government international trade contacts to support your international sales growth

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Your Organization can participate in any or all 8 webinars. The cost for each Webinar is just $25 and for the entire series it is only $120.
• Webinar Series Schedule (all at 1PM EST): Colombia: May 6; Caribbean Region: June 10; Brazil: June 17; Jamaica: June 24; Panama: July 1;
• Central America: August 5; Argentina: August 12 (tentative); Canada: August 26 (tentative)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The Net portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Aug
26
Wed
Webinar: Upcoming Energy Projects in Canada
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
There are projects in the Western Hemisphere estimated at over $250 billion in the next 5 years across the energy sector.

Objectives
Learn about Energy projects in the Western Hemisphere estimated at over US$250 billion in the next 5 years.

Event Information
• Upcoming projects in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean Region, Central America, Colombia, Jamaica, and Panama
• Opportunities for U.S. companies in different areas of the energy sector, including generation, distribution, maintenance, modernization, efficiencies, and more
• Procurement needs, licensure and registration requirements in different countries. Trade barriers and market access issues
• U.S. Government international trade contacts to support your international sales growth

Please read the following information carefully:
• The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• Your Organization can participate in any or all 8 webinars. The cost for each Webinar is just $25 and for the entire series it is only $120.
• Webinar Series Schedule (all at 1PM EST): Colombia: May 6; Caribbean Region: June 10; Brazil: June 17; Jamaica: June 24; Panama: July 1;
• Central America: August 5; Argentina: August 12 (tentative); Canada: August 26 (tentative)
• Venue: Your Computer
• The Net portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Sep
10
Thu
EXIm Bank 2020 Annual Conference
Sep 10 – Sep 11 all-day

ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATE: COVID-19

Considering the evolving nature of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, EXIM has chosen to proactively postpone the EXIM 2020 Annual Conference.  The conference, previously scheduled for April 2-3, will now be held September 10-11, 2020 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Our top priority is the safety of our conference participants, speakers, and staff, and we collaborated closely with the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other government agencies while making this decision.

Please note that all registrations will be automatically transferred to the new dates, but in the event you would like a full refund kindly email registrar@cmpinc.net by April 1, 2020. You can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions below.

We remain committed to the theme of EXIM’s 2020 Annual Conference – Keeping America Strong: Empowering U.S. Businesses and Workers to Compete Globally – and look forward to working with all of you to accomplish this goal. It is our sincere desire that you will join us later this year as your partnership is vital to our mission.

Stay safe, stay informed, and stay connected – so we can continue to export “Made-in-the-USA” goods and services all over the world!

For more information please click here.

 

Sep
13
Sun
Asia EDGE Trade Mission
Sep 13 – Sep 22 all-day

Launched in July 2018 as an initiative to support the President’s vision for the Indo-Pacific region, Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) is a U.S. whole-of-government effort to grow sustainable and secure energy markets throughout the Indo-Pacific. Asia EDGE seeks to strengthen energy security, increase energy diversification and trade, and expand energy access across the Indo-Pacific. Overview ITA is organizing an executive-led Business Development Mission to Southeast Asia, with stops in Indonesia (Jakarta) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi) and an optional program in Thailand (Bangkok). This trade mission will be the first organized under the Asia Enhancing Development and Economic Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) initiative. Benefits Mission participants will have the opportunity to meet with key Southeast Asian decision-makers to discuss how to foster policies, regulations, and financial investment that support the development of sustainable, secure, and profitable energy markets.

Mission participants will network with regional government officials, be introduced to prospective business partners, and facilitate discussions on best practices in their areas of technical expertise. Participants will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, discuss enabling policies, and advance specific projects, with the primary goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to the Indo-Pacific. The mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments, meetings with state and local government officials, and networking events. Participation Requirements Applicants must sign and submit a completed trade mission application form and satisfy all the conditions of participation to be eligible for consideration. ITA plans to select a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations to participate in the mission.

Cost:
The participation fee for this Business Development Mission will be $4,000 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $6,200 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm, SME or trade association) is $1,000. The fee for the spin-off to Bangkok will be $1,500 for SME; and $2,400 for large firms or trade associations.

Application
Application for interested companies – the application deadline is June 30, 2020. Proposed Timetable

*Note: The final schedule of meetings, events, and site visits will depend on the availability of host government and business officials, specific goals of mission participants, and flight availability and ground transportation options.

Sunday, September 13, 2020 – Travel to BANGKOK (Optional Spin Off)
Monday, September 14, 2020 – (Optional Spin Off Program Commences) – BANGKOK (Full Day Sessions)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 – BANGKOK (Morning Sessions) – Travel to HO CHI MINH CITY
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 – Official Trade Mission Program Commences – HO CHI MINH CITY (Full Day Sessions)
Thursday, September 17, 2020 -Travel to HANOI – HANOI (Evening Reception)
Friday, September 18, 2020 – HANOI (Full Day Sessions)
Saturday/Sunday, September 19-20, 2020 – Travel to JAKARTA
Monday, September 21, 2020 – JAKARTA (Full Day Sessions)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – JAKARTA (Visit ENLIT Show)

Official Trade Mission Program Concludes Questions Companies may address additional questions about this mission to:

Victoria Yue, Senior Oil & Gas Trade Specialist – Office of Energy and Environmental Industries U.S. Department of Commerce
Phone: (202) 482-3492
Email: victoria.yue@trade.gov

Cathy Gibbons, Global Energy Team Lead U.S. Commercial Service Westchester (New York) U.S. Department of Commerce
Phone: (914) 682-6712
Email: cathy.gibbons@trade.gov

For more information or to register, please click here.

Sep
16
Wed
Construction Indonesia 2020 – Construction & Concrete Show
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm

The 22nd Trade Show for the Construction Industry in Jakarta

The 22nd edition of Construction Indonesia will take place from 16-18 September, 2020 in Jakarta. The Organizer is PT. Pamerindo Indonesia. MEREBO Messe International based in Hamburg/Germany is in charge of the “Europe, America & Australia/NZ Pavilion” dedicated to companies, associations, chambers and trade press of these regions.

Construction Indonesia 2020 features products and technology, heavy equipment, building materials, manpower and management as well as other construction related services. The last event in 2019 attracted 12,811 attendees and 366 exhibitors from 22 countries.

Construction Indonesia and co-located Concrete Show South East Asia will allow participants in the wider construction and infrastructure sectors enhanced access to this important event.

For more information please contact: MEREBO GmbH in Hamburg/Germany, Phone +49-40-3999905-0, E-Mail contact@merebo.com, Web www.ci.merebo.com.

Sep
17
Thu
Select LA Investment Summit
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Los Angeles is home to United States’ largest county economy, with an annual GDP of over $707 billion. With 88 fantastic cities and over 100 unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County ,investment opportunities here are unrivaled throughout the nation. In fact, FDI Cities Magazine ranked Los Angeles 5th in the world for return on foreign investment. More than 18 million consumers live in the five counties that make up the Greater Los Angeles Region, establishing the area as one of the United States’ largest and most attractive marketplaces for every business type. Over 10,300 foreign- owned enterprises have already selected Southern California as their U.S. landing pad, with more selecting Los Angeles each week.

As international companies enter a new market, they often struggle to find the right local partners to integrate into this complex region. The needs of international companies are unique, and a holistic strategy must be carefully developed to navigate business channels and discover the right opportunity in Los Angeles. This is the essence of the Select LA Investment Summit. Select LA provides international and local companies with a comprehensive understanding of the region’s investment ecosystem with actionable insights that can guide key business decisions.

Through matchmaking technology and over four hours of networking, Select LA offers the perfect environment to create and foster new relationships with individuals who are responsible for turning a conversation into an investment opportunity. Just as important as a connection is understanding the local processes and protocol to ensure successful transactions, which is why we gather state and local government officials in addition to private businesses.

The World Trade Center Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation are delighted to jointly host the summit, presenting an array of opportunities to match international investors with local partners, such as table exhibits, one-on-one interactions, plenary panels and breakout sessions led by local and international executives.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Sep
22
Tue
94th Annual World Trade Week
Sep 22 @ 7:15 am – 11:00 am
20_WTW_STD
For over 94 years, World Trade Week (WTW), an initiative of the L.A. Area Chamber, has been the most extensive and unique program of its kind in the country. Join us for the largest celebration of international trade in the nation at the 94th Annual World Trade Week Southern California Kickoff Breakfast.
WTW dedicates itself to educating the public on the importance and benefits of global trade on the local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events.
World Trade is celebrated throughout the month of May with more than 30 events hosted by partnering organizations in Southern California that are jump started by the Chamber’s Annual WTW Kickoff Breakfast with more than 800 guests.
World Trade Week supports college and high school scholarships, high school student workshops, as well as briefings for civic and business leaders interested in benefiting from the global economy.
LEARN MORE at www.worldtradeweek.com

Agenda
7:15 am Registration8:30 -11 a.m. Program
Location
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
900 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90017

Register here.

 

Oct
25
Sun
Security Mission for Economic Prosperity in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
Oct 25 – Oct 30 all-day

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is organizing a business development Trade Mission to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, October 25-30, 2020 focused on opportunities in Regional Security, Digital/Cyber Security, and Infrastructure Security.

Mission Participants Will:

• Participate in a regional conference, Regional Security Strategies for Economic Prosperity, on October 26, 2020 in San Salvador,
with government officials from all three countries.
• Learn about regional priorities, policy and regulatory changes, and projects.
• Make industry and government contacts.
• Have one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, or joint venture partners in El Salvador and either Guatemala or Honduras.
• Participate in Networking Receptions

Why You Should Join

The mission will help participating firms and associations gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In addition to participation at the Regional Security Strategies conference, the mission will include one-on-one business appointments in El Salvador and either Guatemala or Honduras with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and joint venture partners; meetings with industry leaders, market briefings, and networking events.

Apply Now, Space Is Limited!
Mission Dates: October 25-30, 2020

Mission Stops:
San Salvador, El Salvador AND EITHER
• Guatemala City, Guatemala OR
• Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Cost:
Small & Medium Firms – $3,500
Large Firms – $4,900
Additional Representative – $500
*Expenses for travel, lodging, most meals, and incidental will be the responsibility of each mission participant

For More Information, Please Contact:
April Redmon
Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service-Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Email: april.redmon@trade.gov
Tel: 703-235-0103

Maria Rivera
Senior Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
U.S. Embassy-El Salvador
Email: maria.rivera@trade.gov
Tel: +503 2501-3060

To register for this event, please click here.