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Feb
25
Tue
U.S. Commercial Service Cybersecurity Global Chat, San Francisco
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm

American cybersecurity solution companies
are invited to meet with in-country cybersecurity industry specialists based in U.S. Embassies to discuss
global cybersecurity business opportunities, Feb. 25-27 in San Francisco.

American cybersecurity solution companies are invited to meet with in-country cybersecurity industry specialists based in U.S. Embassies to discuss global cybersecurity business opportunities, Feb. 25-27 in San Francisco.
Through the Cybersecurity Global Chat, you will have the exclusive opportunity to present your products and/or services and business strategy to the cybersecurity industry specialists who will provide market feedback and information on trade opportunities during the meeting.
Cybersecurity Industry specialists from these countries will be part of the Global Chat: Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Colombia, Mexico, Denmark and U.S. Mission to the EU.

• Dates/Times: February 25 (morning), February 26 (afternoon), and February 27 (morning)
• Location: 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. (5 min. walk from Moscone Center)
• Global Chat meetings will be for 20 minutes per company.
• There is no fee to participate. Pre-registration required.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Feb
26
Wed
AmCham Israel’s Israel-USA Business Summit
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

We are proud to launch the second Israel-USA Business Summit, a partnership between the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce with support from the U.S. Commercial Service and SelectUSA.

The strong friendship between Israel and the United States is fundamental for Israel and manifested in many areas from defense to politics and ever-more-so through the extensive economic, trade and investment relations, which are strategic for the development of the Israeli economy. The United States is Israel’s largest trading partner and makes for 25% of Israel’s foreign trade. The free trade agreement provides a solid foundation for rapid and sustained growth in trade between the two countries, which has doubled every few years, and in 2018, reached over $ 35 billion. The close cooperation between the two nations is further reflected in the integration of innovative Israeli technologies in the American industry, the investment of hundreds of American companies in Israel and similarly that of hundreds of Israeli firms’ investments in the USA. Israel has a vital interest in strengthening these relations further by initiating and improving agreements, encouraging investments and creating strategic cooperation between companies, organizations and governmental bodies in both countries.

The Summit will bring together over 600 senior executives and decision-makers how come to learn, catch-up on the latest development, meet fellow senior Israeli and American business leaders and senior government officials involved in strengthening cooperation and shaping trade relations in this arena.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Canada Advocacy Day: Friends of Canada Reception
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For more information, and to RSVP, please visit the event registration form here.

Mar
1
Sun
51st World Trade Centers Association Annual General Assembly
Mar 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Following the past two General Assemblies in Leeuwarden and Querétaro, this upcoming General Assembly in Taipei will also focus on enhancing the creation of business opportunities. World Trade Center (WTC) Taipei, would like to encourage you to bring your local businesses and lead a delegation to Taipei. WTC Taipei will organize a special Business Meeting session for you and your member companies. You can find great partners not only with Taipei, but with the rest of the world, thus creating more opportunities for cooperation to benefit our respective businesses.

Highlights of the 51st General Assembly                               Industry Focuses
Explore Asia’s business opportunities                                          Agriculture & Smart Agriculture
Participate in matchmaking services and B2B meetings                Green Technology
Partner with Taipei and the rest of the world                                Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Artificial Intelligence  Connect to the digital era                                                           (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Gain industry insights and exchange expertise                             Medical Services & Smart Healthcare
Celebrate the WTCA’s 50th anniversary                                       Smart City
Explore Taipei via Taipei Cycle, a new view on cycling                   Smart Manufacturing
Startup & Innovation

Follow the conversation on social media using #WTCAGA2020.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Mar
2
Mon
51st World Trade Centers Association Annual General Assembly
Mar 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Following the past two General Assemblies in Leeuwarden and Querétaro, this upcoming General Assembly in Taipei will also focus on enhancing the creation of business opportunities. World Trade Center (WTC) Taipei, would like to encourage you to bring your local businesses and lead a delegation to Taipei. WTC Taipei will organize a special Business Meeting session for you and your member companies. You can find great partners not only with Taipei, but with the rest of the world, thus creating more opportunities for cooperation to benefit our respective businesses.

Highlights of the 51st General Assembly                               Industry Focuses
Explore Asia’s business opportunities                                          Agriculture & Smart Agriculture
Participate in matchmaking services and B2B meetings                Green Technology
Partner with Taipei and the rest of the world                                Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Artificial Intelligence  Connect to the digital era                                                           (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Gain industry insights and exchange expertise                             Medical Services & Smart Healthcare
Celebrate the WTCA’s 50th anniversary                                       Smart City
Explore Taipei via Taipei Cycle, a new view on cycling                   Smart Manufacturing
Startup & Innovation

Follow the conversation on social media using #WTCAGA2020.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Mar
3
Tue
51st World Trade Centers Association Annual General Assembly
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Following the past two General Assemblies in Leeuwarden and Querétaro, this upcoming General Assembly in Taipei will also focus on enhancing the creation of business opportunities. World Trade Center (WTC) Taipei, would like to encourage you to bring your local businesses and lead a delegation to Taipei. WTC Taipei will organize a special Business Meeting session for you and your member companies. You can find great partners not only with Taipei, but with the rest of the world, thus creating more opportunities for cooperation to benefit our respective businesses.

Highlights of the 51st General Assembly                               Industry Focuses
Explore Asia’s business opportunities                                          Agriculture & Smart Agriculture
Participate in matchmaking services and B2B meetings                Green Technology
Partner with Taipei and the rest of the world                                Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Artificial Intelligence  Connect to the digital era                                                           (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Gain industry insights and exchange expertise                             Medical Services & Smart Healthcare
Celebrate the WTCA’s 50th anniversary                                       Smart City
Explore Taipei via Taipei Cycle, a new view on cycling                   Smart Manufacturing
Startup & Innovation

Follow the conversation on social media using #WTCAGA2020.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Mar
4
Wed
51st World Trade Centers Association Annual General Assembly
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Following the past two General Assemblies in Leeuwarden and Querétaro, this upcoming General Assembly in Taipei will also focus on enhancing the creation of business opportunities. World Trade Center (WTC) Taipei, would like to encourage you to bring your local businesses and lead a delegation to Taipei. WTC Taipei will organize a special Business Meeting session for you and your member companies. You can find great partners not only with Taipei, but with the rest of the world, thus creating more opportunities for cooperation to benefit our respective businesses.

Highlights of the 51st General Assembly                               Industry Focuses
Explore Asia’s business opportunities                                          Agriculture & Smart Agriculture
Participate in matchmaking services and B2B meetings                Green Technology
Partner with Taipei and the rest of the world                                Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Artificial Intelligence  Connect to the digital era                                                           (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Gain industry insights and exchange expertise                             Medical Services & Smart Healthcare
Celebrate the WTCA’s 50th anniversary                                       Smart City
Explore Taipei via Taipei Cycle, a new view on cycling                   Smart Manufacturing
Startup & Innovation

Follow the conversation on social media using #WTCAGA2020.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Mar
5
Thu
International Trade Luncheon with Consul General of Mexico Remedios Gomez Arnau
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Mar
6
Fri
Up Your Speaking Game
Mar 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Up Your Speaking Game
to Attract New Global Business Opportunities!

With Anne B. Freedman, CEO, Speakout, Inc. Leadership Communication Expert

If you’re not speaking before groups, why not?

While opportunities abound for business leaders to present their expertise at conferences and meetings — leading to new accounts, new contributors and building reputation — many retreat from center stage or underperform, not entirely pleased with their results. Sometimes it’s because they’re anxious about public speaking. In other cases, they don’t know how to keep an audience engaged or pave the way to action at the close of their remarks.

If you’re not speaking before groups, why not? If you’re an experienced speaker, perhaps frustrated with your performance, how can you move from just okay to compelling? Whether you’re before prospects, government officials, board of directors, clients or industry groups, in this fast-paced, deep-dive experiential session, you’ll learn:

* How to open your message so they won’t look at their phones
* How to drive points home to get the results you’re seeking
* What to do and not do with your body parts and voice
* How to promote action and connection, helping assure you get what you want.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Mar
10
Tue
Webinar: Foreign Director Investment and Exporting
Mar 10 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

 

This course teaches the core components of bringing the world economy to your communities front door. Foreign direct investment (FDI) and Exporting are now essential components of a local economic development strategy. Attendees will learn how to attract foreign investors, from identifying targeted sectors to engaging new business. They will also explore how to facilitate exports in their community, with an emphasis on how existing federal and state programs can assist. The course will cover all aspects of doing business with foreign entities, from cultural differences to tax and financing issues.

Course Highlights:
• Understanding how the federal government specifically supports EDOs in pursuit of FDI and growing exports, especially among smallto medium-sized businesses
• In-depth coverage of how to make the most of trade shows and trade missions, including working with elected officials and dealing with the press
• Explanation of why an investor would be interested in setting up operations in the U.S., and the means by which they may undertake investment, from mergers and acquisitions to new greenfield development
• Private and public financing programs that ensure exporters of any size have access to capital and insurance
• How foreign business climates differ from that of the U.S., and how to navigate in new markets as well as welcome different cultures into your community
• Review of trade policy, including what steps can be taken if a company encounters trade barriers such as tariffs or unnecessary regulation

For more information or to register, please click here.

Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II: Cultural Sensitivity Program
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register Now

Details
March 10, 2020
2 to 3 p.m. ET
1 CCS/CES Credit

Description
The NCBFAA Educational Institute in cooperation with the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce, invite you to attend a webinar on Cultural Sensitivity Programs. During this webinar exporters will learn about cultural norms, traveling overseas, cultural understanding with negotiations and the duty of care for employees. This webinar is for the intermediate U.S. small and medium size business exporter.

NCBFAA and the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce are working closely together to offer this webinar. It will be hosted on mymeetings; please view system requirements here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact NEI Director Cecilia Ferrara at nei@ncbfaa.org.

Conference Registration

Pass Name                                                                                                                             Description
Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II: Cultural Sensitivity Program                         Cost: $25/per person

Mar
12
Thu
STEP: CosmoProf Bologna
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna show is the largest beauty trade show in the world convening 265,000+ buyers, investors, distributors, and media from around the globe. It’s not too late to join the California Pavilion at the show!

WHY TAKE PART

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna boasts unique know-how thanks to more than 50 years of international experience in the cosmetics and beauty industry. Meet buyers and distributors from all over the world. Thanks to Cosmoprof’s Buyer Program, you will benefit from a B2B Matching service that the organizers have created to meet the needs of the companies that exhibit with us. Cosmoprof Bologna is the leading worldwide event attended by the most important manufacturers, service suppliers and distributors in the cosmetics industry. Benefit from the brand awareness of the Cosmoprof name internationally. Make the most of a range of distribution channels: from retail to e-commerce, all the way to the professional channel. Strengthening the Italian domestic market, opening up to new opportunities with various distribution channels, targeting new markets abroad and creating new strategic alliances.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Mar
23
Mon
Access Asia: Sacramento, SF, Oakland, Silicon Valley
Mar 23 – Mar 26 all-day

Visiting U.S. Diplomats will be conducting briefings, round tables, and private consultations with exporters seeking to expand or find new international sales opportunities in Asian markets. Limited seating is available at each site, so please register your interest soon!

Please contact George Tastard at GEORGE.TASTARD@TRADE.GOV for more information.

2nd Medical Device Research and Development Summit (MDR&D)
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm
Mar
31
Tue
STEP: FIDAE Show
Mar 31 – Apr 5 all-day

FIDAE is the leading aerospace and defense trade show in Latin America. GO-Biz, in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, is organizing a California Pavilion to showcase six California small businesses. Participation in our pavilion will include access to the trade show, a shared exhibitor booth, marketing, B2B support, and much more.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Apr
1
Wed
14th Annual BIS Export Control Policy Forum
Apr 1 @ 8:30 am – Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm
Apr
14
Tue
Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II: ACE Export Reports for Compliance
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register Now

Details
April 14, 2020
2 to 3 p.m. ET
1 CES Credit

Description
The NCBFAA Educational Institute in cooperation with the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce, invite you to attend a webinar on ACE Reports for Compliance. During this webinar exporters will cover the ACE reporting that will assist in international transactions. This webinar is for the intermediate U.S. small and medium size business exporter.

NCBFAA and the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce are working closely together to offer this webinar. It will be hosted on mymeetings; please view system requirements here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact NEI Director Cecilia Ferrara at nei@ncbfaa.org.

Conference Registration

Pass Name                                                                                                                              Description
Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II: ACE Reports for Compliance                          Cost: $25/per person

Apr
20
Mon
Discover Indo Pacific Business Opportunities
Apr 20 – Apr 27 all-day

Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam

The U.S. Commercial Service Trade Winds program includes an Indo-Pacific focused business development forum in Hong Kong, pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Diplomats, and pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners! Additional country stops are available to maximize your exposure!

To register please click here.

Hannover Messe Trade Shows
Apr 20 – Apr 24 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.

May
5
Tue
94th Annual World Trade Week
May 5 @ 7:15 am – 11:00 am
May
19
Tue
Annual National Association of District Export Councils Conference
May 19 @ 8:00 am – May 20 @ 5:00 pm

 

Annual Export Conference – May 19-20, Alexandria, VA
Registrations are Open

NADEC Annual Export Conference brings together the distinguished speakers, business leaders, high ranking U.S. and foreign government officers, exporters, service providers, and trade promotion agencies to discuss the latest news and updates on the Trade Policy, Export Market Opportunities, and Challenges on focused sectors and regions.

Open to All Exporters and Business Leaders!

Join us at this unique conference where you will have the opportunity to

Listen to the business leaders and exporters in break-out sessions and exciting panels on the Trade Policy, Global Market Review, Export Opportunities and Challenges, and DEC Management Best practices
Experience speed-networking with the other exporters, and
Discuss specific concerns and challenges with the experts in table topic discussions
Agenda will include the following panels:

Vital Elements of Modern Trade Agreements

Pros and Cons of a Tariff Approach to Trade Management
Trade Finance for the Small and Medium Exporter
Defense Export Market Opportunities
Defense Export Controls
Expanding to Challenging Areas
Developments with Brexit and the EU
Overcoming Foreign Standards
How Other Nations Promote Trade
Alternatives in Global Sourcing
Teaching International Business
USMCA – Views from the North and South
DEC Partnerships with Like-Minded Organizations
China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Government Programs for Expanding US Companies around the Globe
Foreign Government Policy Influence on Trade
Foreign Market Competitiveness
The Trade War with China

Speakers and Panelists

Senior Executives and Representatives of the Large, Medium, and Small Size Businesses
Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
U.S. Trade Representative
EXIM Bank
Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Industry Trade Advisory Committee Members
U.S.- Foreign Country Business Councils
District Export Councils
Trade Promotion Agencies
Fee

$149-$249 until March 31, 2020.
$149-$299 after March 31, 2020.

For information or to register, please click here.

May
21
Thu
NorCal World Trade Center’s World Trade Day
May 21 all-day

 

Celebrate World Trade Month with World Trade Center Northern California. Join international business and community leaders for a full-day of education and networking.

A keynote speaker will open the event with morning and afternoon breakout sessions, networking lunch and closing reception.

More Information to Follow

May
27
Wed
U.S. Commercial Service: Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum
May 27 @ 8:00 am – May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Select LA Investment Summit
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – May 28 @ 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.

Jun
1
Mon
2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm

The 2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit will build on the success of this year’s event, including a return of the SelectUSA Tech program, Industry Row, and the dynamic mobile networking app. Topics ranging from infrastructure to workforce development will once again feature prominent industry experts and government officials.

Subscribe for updated https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USITATRADE/subscriber/new?topic_id=USITATRADE_1988

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.

Feb
23
Tue
12th World Chambers Congress: Dubai 2021
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day

 

The International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation (ICC WCF) and Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) are forging ahead with preparations for the 12th edition of the World Chambers Congress, which will take place in one year in Dubai, from 23-25 February 2021.

Preparations for the 12th World Chambers Congress are moving forward at a determined pace. With only one year remaining until the event, ICC and DCCI are working together to identify session speakers, finalise the agenda, and coordinate logistics to ensure a productive experience for all participants.

Under the theme “Generation Next: Chambers 4.0”, the Congress will address how technology is reshaping the future of global trade. Representatives from business, government, civil society and chambers of commerce will unite in Dubai to learn how chambers can navigate the ever-evolving conditions of global trade and remain relevant to their local communities. The event will provide chamber leaders with an opportunity to share best-practices, participate in cross-industry dialogues and discuss solutions that will address existing challenges.
02/23/2021