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Jan
16
Sun
2022 Taiwan Trade Shows
Jan 16 @ 9:40 pm – Oct 27 @ 10:40 pm

 

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  1. 2022  Taiwan Innotech Expo:

Date                              : Oct. 13-15, 2022

Registration Deadline:  July 30, 2022

Location                       : Taipei, Taiwan

Official web site          :  https://inventaipei.com.tw

  1. 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan (www.e-mobilityshow.com.tw), originally on 10/26/2022, has been rescheduled to April 12-15, 2023.

This trade show will occur at the same place and same time with Taipei AMPA and Autotronics Taipei events.

1.     Taiwan International Intelligent Manufacturing Show (Hybrid event)

Physical Show              : Nov. 23 – Nov. 25, 2022

Online Exhibition         : Nov. 23 – Dec. 23, 2022

Official web site         : https://www.tiim.com.tw/en/index.html

 

2.     Taiwan Products e-Magazine:

Taiwan Products is one of the leading business-to-business publications which aims to introduce a wide range of Taiwan merchandise to its global readers. This full-color, English-language magazine is published in ten issues annually. Each issue focuses on a specific industry. Features including Latest Products, Online Deals, Inspiring Company Stories, and information on manufacturers and exporters.

https://issuu.com/taiwanproducts

 

Note on border control:

https://www.immigration.gov.tw/media/84019/restrictions-on-entering-taiwan_0912.pdf

TaipeiPLAS & ShowTech Taipei 2022 Fact Sheet

Sep
27
Tue
8th U.S.-Japan Hi-Tech Industrialization Forum
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
28
Wed
2022 La Jolla Energy Conference: Debating the Future of Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

We are thrilled for our hallmark La Jolla Conference to resume an in-person format, albeit shifting to late September.

The global energy sector is undergoing a major transformation, one confronting government and industry alike. Volatility has become part of our daily lives, but certainly also very pronounced in the energy sector.

We have subtitled this year’s Conference “Debating the Future of Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.”  The urgent need to reduce emissions while ensuring energy security is at the core of the debate.

Over 30 years ago, we launched the La Jolla Energy Conference to convene policy and investment discussions focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. Each May since the Conference’s founding, we have hosted energy experts and thought leaders at our home in La Jolla for a high-level, yet relaxed event. We believe our networking space and setting is unrivaled. For the last two years, we have strived to deliver the same high-level dialogue and interaction in an online setting.

We will dedicate much of this year’s agenda to several of the angles, players, and implications associated with the latest trends and developments. Critical minerals, further deployment of renewables, electromobility, hydrogen, carbon capture and the role for natural gas are all part of the mosaic.

We believe the La Jolla Energy Conference is an essential platform and space to foster an informed discourse of these and other issues that will shape the energy sector of tomorrow in Latin America. Of course, we will also devote several sessions to key country-specific developments including Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Venezuela, as well Central America and the Caribbean.

For further details on the agenda and sponsorship, please contact jmartin@iamericas.org

From Local to Global: Celebrating Diversity: Showcasing the International Success of Latino-Owned & Led Businesses
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
29
Thu
STEP up your export growth: Grow your sales outside the US in the easiest way possible with the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grants.
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This unique workshop will have you on your way to applying for a STEP Grant Voucher with GO-Biz, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

1. Mariana Guevara is excited to share GO-Biz’s strategy for how the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) can help California exporters succeed globally. Mariana will talk about upcoming trade events, changes to the Export Voucher (previously known as ICEP), the new application process, and more

Mariana Guevara works as the International Trade Program Specialist for the California’s Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) providing STEP support to California small businesses.

2. Simona Racek will discuss the importance of developing an export marketing strategy, an export activity plan, and an implementation strategy in order to prepare the responses required for the STEP Export Voucher program application and to successfully enter a foreign market.

Simona Racek is the Director of Exports at Getting to Global and an LA SBDC advisor, as well as one of the most successful supporters of STEP grant applicants in the nation.

Host: Kevin Mather
President, World Trade Center Northern California

Sep
30
Fri
Webinar Investing in Our Global Future: Language, Diversity, Culture with CA Superintendent Tony Thurmond
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oct
4
Tue
Arabian Adventures with the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
Oct 4 – Oct 11 all-day

This exhilarating 7-day tour will take you to a destination that has attracted attention all over the world. Dubai is a breathtaking metropolis boasting distinctive modern architecture. Begin your journey by exploring the old and modern regions of this breathtaking cosmopolitan city. Discover the major city highlights with a tour of Dubai before you have dinner onboard an exquisitely decorated Dhow. Later, prepare for a thrilling journey over rolling dunes deep in the heart of the desert, where you will enjoy a BBQ dinner and traditional Belly dancing performance. Last but not the least, you will travel to Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the majestic Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. From there you will end your journey with a magical final night in Dubai.

Fundamentals of Importing Webinar
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Interested in learning to import but don’t know where or how to start? Join World Trade Center Northern California and Deep SanGupta for this informative program introducing the fundamentals of importing.
This course is perfect for
Small business owners new to Importing
NEW Import/Export Compliance Personnel
Logistics, purchasing and customer service staff
Customs Brokerage departments
Transportation Industry professionals

Topics to be covered include:
All the stages of the Import process
Understanding the role of the customs broker and forwarders
Roles of the Regulators (CBP and PGA’s)
Documentation needed for Import
Customs Bond
Entry Liquidation
How is customs duty calculated?
Customs Value
Harmonized Tariff
Country of origin & Marking
Free Trade Agreements
Recordkeeping

The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. By registering for this webinar, you accept and agree to the full disclaimer available at https://zoom.asksbdc.com/SBDC_Webinar_Disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the named parties be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Oct
5
Wed
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Exports Compliance Webinar
Oct 5 all-day

This export compliance webinar is a two-day program bringing together experts from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the South Florida District Export Council (DEC) to provide training on export filing requirements. All of those who are involved in the export process – including export compliance managers, exporting carriers, U.S. Customs brokers, and more – should plan to attend this invaluable event.
Please contact the U.S. Commercial Service South Florida office with any questions regarding this event. The cost of registration is $95, with discounts available for groups of three to five individuals.

Oct
12
Wed
Taiwan Expo USA 2022 at Washington D.C.
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day

Taiwan Trade Center, San Francisco would like to invite you to attend Taiwan Expo USA 2022 at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington D.C. on Oct. 12-14, 2022.
Pre-registration (free): https://events.taiwantrade.com/TWEXPOUS-2022/Enrollment/Login

Website: http://www.taiwanexpousa.com
Vitrual Exhibition : https://dg.taiwanexpousa.com/en/index.html
Exhibition
Dates & Hours:
October 12 – 13 10:00 – 17:00
October 14 10:00 – 15:00
Organizers: Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

Oct
25
Tue
Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH)
Oct 25 – Oct 28 all-day

SWITCH is Asia’s leading deep tech festival connecting the Global-Asia innovation ecosystem, through premier thought leadership, vibrant networking, showcase events, and start-up pitching. In 2021, the hybrid edition of SWITCH drew over 36,000 views, from more than 15,000 attendees across 45 markets. The seventh edition of SWITCH is returning physically in October; this shift in dates is in order to match synergies with two other conferences happening in the same week: Singapore International Agri-food Week (SIAW) and Sinapore International Energy Week (SIEW). Through these connections, global partners and attendees will be able to have an optimal experience in innovation throughout the week. Please contact Glen Lim with any questions regarding this event

Oct
27
Thu
AmCham Colombia Annual Business Encounter 2022
Oct 27 all-day
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THE COLOMBIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – AMCHAM COLOMBIA IS PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO OUR ANNUAL BUSINESS ENCOUNTER 2022

 During this event you will have the opportunity to meet with more than 100 companies form different parts of Colombia and Latin America and connect with new business opportunities for your company. Subscription link:

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfETDulIoePnXk_rMsozef5rjD_BEwUPH1_z0axVunZNkGcAg/viewform

AMCHAM COLOMBIA MATCHMAKING EVENT

October 27, 2022 Registration fare Affiliate to the Colombo American Chamber of Commerce: $600.000 IVA included Non-Affiliate to the Colombo American Chamber of Commerce: $800.000 IVA included Internationals US 200

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October 27th at 7:30 AM, Bogotá – Colombia

We invite you to register and don’t out on this opportunity to expand your network of contacts in Colombia and the region and increase the competitiveness of your company.

Register now!

 

Oct
30
Sun
Women in Tech Trade Mission to Europe
Oct 30 – Nov 5 all-day

This executive-led trade mission to France, the Netherlands, and Portugal will provide opportunities for participants to access European regional markets and increase U.S. exports to the European Union by connecting them to pre-screened business prospects. The delegation will include representatives with decision-making authority from U.S. companies, trade associations, and national chambers of commerce representing industry sectors within the tech space. Consideration will be given to all export-ready companies that meet mission criteria, but the emphasis of the mission is to assist women-owned businesses and/or women executives of U.S. companies. Please contact Susan Hettleman with any questions regarding this event.

Oct
31
Mon
43rd World Congress of Vine and Wine
Oct 31 – Nov 4 all-day
ICT and Clean Technology Trade Mission to Serbia and Montenegro
Oct 31 – Nov 4 all-day
Businesses who join this mission will learn about key decision-makers, growing business opportunities, and strategies to navigate the Balkan markets. They will also be able to participate in a business event with public and private stakeholders. Please contact Frantz Eyssallenne or Kenneth Haynes with any questions regarding this event. The cost of registration will vary based on the size of the business and number of representatives attending.

Please see the event page for further details.

Nov
6
Sun
Aerospace and Defense Trade Mission to the Middle East
Nov 6 – Nov 11 all-day

Aerospace and defense businesses who join this mission will learn about market priorities, policy and regulatory changes, and projects. They will also have access to customized B2B meetings and strategies to navigate the business climate in these markets. Please contact Melissa Grosso or Fernando Jimenez with any questions regarding this event. The cost of registration will vary based on the size of the business and number of representatives attending.

Please see the event page for further details.

Nov
9
Wed
EXPORTING 101: Pathways to Developing International Markets
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
15
Tue
U.S. Pavilion at Formnext 2022
Nov 15 – Nov 18 all-day

Focusing on smart manufacturing or “Industry 4.0”, the U.S. Pavilion at Europe’s leading Additive Manufacturing show offers excellent opportunities for exporters of innovative U.S. products and services. U.S. Pavilion exhibitors can select from a variety of ready-to-go packages with stand construction, graphics, and meeting areas. Please contact Kirsten Hentschel for more information. The cost of registration will vary based on the size of the business and number of representatives attending.

Please see the event page for further details.

Nov
25
Fri
Beijing International Life and Health Industry Expo and World Life Science Project Fair
Nov 25 all-day
Nov
29
Tue
USDA Accepting Applications for Spain and Portugal Trade Mission
Nov 29 – Dec 2 all-day

USDA Accepting Applications for Spain and Portugal Trade Mission

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for its first-ever agricultural trade mission to Madrid, Spain, on Nov. 29 – Dec. 2.

With multiple ports of entry, including Lisbon and Valencia, the Iberian Peninsula is a major gateway to Europe for U.S. agricultural products. Spanish companies cover the Iberian Peninsula as a single market and products are frequently imported into Spain and transported to Portugal. To help U.S. exporters reach both markets, buyers from Spain and Portugal will be available onsite in Madrid to meet with the delegation.

“Spain and Portugal are strong U.S. partners, with shared democratic values and great economic opportunities.  Our team looks forward to introducing U.S. exporters to the many business opportunities that exist in these two countries,” said FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley. “Spanish and Portuguese importers, retailers, and consumers recognize and appreciate the quality, reliability, and sustainability of U.S. agricultural products.”

Thanks to strong distribution channels, both countries have the potential to increase imports of U.S. agricultural products including tree nuts, condiments and sauces, pulses, sunflower seeds, cat and dog food, and beer. Consumers in both countries are also increasingly interested in sustainably produced and packaged foods offered by U.S. exporters.

During the mission, participants will conduct business-to-business meetings with potential importers, receive in-depth market briefings, and participate in site visits and other networking opportunities.

The deadline to apply for the Spain-Portugal Trade Mission, is Sept. 15. Please click here for more information and application instructions.

Dec
5
Mon
VI International InvestChile Forum 2022
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day

InvestChile is organizing its 6th International #InvestChileForum 2022, where attendees can find out about emerging investment opportunities and Chile’s new economic strategies and FDI policies.

The Forum will take place on December 5, 6 and 7 and will be attended by high-level company directors and executives, Chilean economic authorities, representatives from the public sector and local businesspeople.

👉 If you are an international investor interested in participating in breakout sessions & B2B meetings, you can apply until October 21.

👉 To join us at the Inaugural Conference & International Seminar in Santiago or watch it on our streaming platform, pre-register now!

Don’t miss Chile’s most important investment forum!

Dec
13
Tue
U.S. EXIM Bank 2022 Annual Conference
Dec 13 all-day

After two years as a virtual event, EXIM is excited to return for a one day, in-person program filled with high level speakers, matchmaking, practical tools and resources, and more. This year’s Annual Conference will also feature a hybrid option allowing participants to attend virtually from around the world.

The 2022 conference will feature opportunities to network with peers, find potential sales, and hear from key industry executives, government leaders and other key stakeholders. Discussions will highlight major initiatives happening in export finance and the global export credit landscape – like the Make More in America initiative and the Partnership for Global Infrastructure, as well as the role EXIM is playing to support U.S. jobs and strengthen economic security through deeper commercial partnerships.

The conference will help U.S. companies make more in America, export more from America and expand their exporting opportunities in clean energy, high-tech transformational export sectors and other sectors and regions. Throughout the conference, attendees will hear from distinguished speakers representing the business, academic and government sectors and learn about EXIM’s support for companies large and small, product enhancements, and new tools to help U.S. exporters export worldwide.

More details will follow over the coming months, and registration will open in early July 2022. You can follow along for program updates on EXIM’s website: www.exim.gov.

ExIm 2022 Hybrid Annual Conference
Dec 13 @ 5:22 pm – 6:22 pm

EXIM’s 2022 Annual Conference is fast-approaching and is shaping up to be an excellent event you won’t want to miss!

This year’s theme —“A Brighter Future Through Exporting”— highlights the importance of U.S. manufacturing, supply chains, the global energy transition, and economic security through exports, and it will emphasize how public-private partnerships can fuel economic growth and commercial trade. The event will also shine a spotlight on diversity, equity, and inclusion in exporting.

The conference will feature discussions with leaders in business, finance, government, policy, and media as well as one-on-one consultation opportunities with EXIM staff and networking with other trade professionals in attendance.

Register now to take advantage of our early bird registration and visit the conference website for agenda and speaker updates.

Feb
22
Wed
EXPORTING 101: Pathways to Developing International Markets
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
26
Wed
11th Annual Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference
Apr 26 – Apr 30 all-day

The 11th Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference will collaborate with the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution to develop and present strategic and sustainable approaches for conflict resolution in fragile and conflict-affected countries.

The conference will promote and support the use of trade, investment, and economic development for conflict resolution programs that. . .

  • Promote and facilitate the acquisition of conflict management and resolution skills through a collaborative effort of local and credible NGO’s

  • Promote and provide strategies for the inclusion of marginalized groups in trade, investment, and local economic development

  • Promote the establishment and operation of peace building strategies and institutions that establish and maintain successful conflict resolution training and behavior modification programs

  • Establish regional transformation based upon modern methods of social and economic development

  • Develop trade, investment and economic development networks which can immediately be relied on to increase peace and sustainability

  • Establish of small business cooperatives that work towards the accomplishment of the regional master plans for trade, investment, and local economic development