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Oct
15
Thu
Taiwan Halal Online Show
Oct 15 – Nov 26 all-day

There are around 700 Halal product manufacturers in Taiwan to serve the vast Halal market. Hence the Taiwan Halal Center has officially launched the Taiwan Halal Products Online Show to demonstrate all the excellent Taiwan products with Halal certification to the global buyers. There are six categories such as halal ingredients, halal food, halal health biotech, halal cosmetics, halal daily necessities, and other halal products. More and more vendors will be updated to the website in the near future.

For more information or to register, please click 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.

 

Oct
30
Fri
Webinar: The Path to a Patent, Part III: Learn How to Draft a Patent Application
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you want to protect your invention, you need to understand patent application drafting. Attend this workshop and learn from USPTO experts about the formalities and requirements of drafting a patent application, as well as common pitfalls to avoid. Space is limited, so register early.

You should have an intermediate knowledge of the intellectual property system in general, and patents specifically, to get the most out of this workshop. We recommend that you take the “IP basics” course first.

The October 30 session will be offered virtually to those registered for the event. Please register by October 29.

For accessibility requests, please email rockymountain@uspto.gov or call 303-297-4600.

Contact information for participating regional offices, as well as local start times for this event, is as follows:
Silicon Valley Regional USPTO: Email siliconvalley@uspto.gov or call 408-918-9900. Event time: 10 a.m. PT.
Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO: Email rockymountain@uspto.gov or call 303-297-4700. Event time: 11 a.m. MT.
Eastern Regional USPTO: Email easternregionaloutreachoffice@uspto.gov or call 571-272-2243. Event time: 1 p.m. ET.
Midwest Regional USPTO: Email MidwestRegion@uspto.gov or call 313-446-4800. Event time: 1 p.m. ET.

Nov
3
Tue
Webinar: Three-Part International Market Research Webinar
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Overview
This hands on seminar will provide a workbook so you can begin your market research using the tools and skills covered.

Objectives
This webinar will provide practical information to help jump start your market research internally, as well as providing information on where to look for more in-depth research help.

Event Information
• Identify top markets for your product
• Classify your product for export
• Research your industry and worldwide trade flows
• Identify market entry partners

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.
• Webinars will be held November 3rd; November 17th; December 1st at 11 – 12:30 AM Pacific / 12 – 1:30 PM Mountain / 1 – 2:30 PM Central / and 2 – 3:30 PM Eastern
• Registration Cost: $150 for all three sessions
• Registration is limited to rural exporters located more than 60 miles from a major metropolitan area or located in a town of less than 150,000.
• To use Webex for your operator-assisted conferences, presenters and participants alike must have the Webex Event Manager installed prior to joining.
• Call-in details will be provided 1 – 2 days before the event. The net portion of the webinar can be accessed 10 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

Nov
5
Thu
China International Import Expo (CIIE)
Nov 5 – Nov 10 all-day

The CIIE, an event to be held on an annual basis, will feature good performance, good results and continued success in the years to come.
It is a significant move for the Chinese government to hold CIIE to give firm support to trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively open the Chinese market to the world. It facilitates countries and regions all over the world to strengthen economic cooperation and trade, and o promote global trade and world economic growth in order to make the world economy more open.

The Chinese government sincerely welcomes government officials, business communities, exhibitors and professional purchasers across the world to participate in CIIE and to explore the Chinese market. We would like to work with all countries, regions and international organizations to make CIIE a world-class Expo, providing new channels for countries and regions to do business, strengthen cooperation and promote the common prosperity of the world economy and trade.

China International Import Expo attracts great global interest

Top companies and business leaders worldwide have shown great interest in the China International Import Expo, to be held in Shanghai. The organizer said it would welcome attendees with more exhibition areas and better services.

The exhibition hall covers technology, automobiles, equipment, medical instruments and medical care, service trade, food and agriculture.

As the world’s first national-level import exposition, CIIE provides a platform for companies to display their products, popularize their brands and find more business partners in the world’s second-largest economy.

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2020
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day

HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair (HKIWSF), in its 13th edition this year, will be held as scheduled in 5-7 November 2020. It is a platform for exhibitors to tap into the lucrative and flourishing wine markets in Asia and particularly to Mainland China.

2020 has been a challenging year around the world due to COVID-19. To assist global wine and spirits companies to pick up pace in exploring markets and business opportunities using Hong Kong as a trading platform, the HKSAR Government has announced the launch of the Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme on 21 February 2020. Any company – local or overseas, large or small – will be subsidized 50% of its participation fee, subject to a cap of HK$10,000 (US$1,282), and this subsidy applies to HKIWSF 2020!

Following some major reshuffle and postponement of wine trade exhibitions, HKIWSF 2020 remains as one of the international wine trade exhibitions to be held in Hong Kong within 2020, it will be a not-to-missed opportunity to meet buyers from around the globe.

For more information or to register, please click here.

2020 HR Symposium: Virtual Experience
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 12:30 pm

 

Nov
10
Tue
Indonesia’s First and Biggest Virtual Exhibition
Nov 10 – Nov 16 all-day
Nov
15
Sun
Trade Mission: Business Opportunities in the Caribbean
Nov 15 – Nov 20 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.

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.

Nov
17
Tue
Smart City Expo World Congress
Nov 17 – Nov 19 all-day

Smart City Expo World Congress exists in order to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation across the globe. Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens worldwide.

As the world’s leading event for cities, Smart City Expo World Congress provides a unique meeting point for the whole smart city ecosystem. Corporate leaders, public representatives, entrepreneurs, experts and academics from all around the globe come together to learn from each other, share experiences, talk about best practices, and open new paths for international collaboration.

The event is based around the values of social inclusion, sustainability and empowerment, and is dedicated to promoting awareness, understanding and critical reflection on the smart urban revolution.
Leading by example, every year we run the Towards Zero Waste initiative to reduce waste and increase efficient use of resources across the event. Our Towards Inclusivity initiative ensures the event is accessible and that everyone has a voice here, and the Smart City Lab aims to spread and widen the debate on smart cities.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Webinar: California-Colombia Trade and Investment Week
Nov 17 – Nov 19 all-day

GO-Biz is proud to partner with AmCham Colombia to arrange matchmaking opportunities for California small business exporters. Join GO-Biz’s California Trade and Investment Representative of the Americas, Mr. Carlos Valderrama at our virtual California-Colombia Trade and Investment Week! This virtual event will feature online multi-track sessions that provide California companies the opportunity to connect with international partners and identify potential international sales opportunities.

• November 17: Market overview
• November 18: Virtual site visits
• November 19: Virtual one-on-on-meetings

California small businesses looking for Colombian market expansion opportunities in the following sectors (but not limited to):

• ICT
• Medical Equipment
• After-market auto parts
• Processed food and beverages
• Other (to be consulted)

Click HERE for an overview on California-Colombia Trade relations.

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

 

NEW DATE: November 23 – 25, 2021

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

Mar
1
Mon
Taiwan Trade Show 2021
Mar 1 – Oct 30 all-day
Cyber Security Trade Mission to South America
Mar 1 – Mar 8 all-day

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Cybersecurity Business Development Mission to Santiago, Chile; Montevideo, Uruguay; and Lima, Peru, March 1-5, 2021, along with an optional stop in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 8, 2021.

Mission Participants Will: Learn about regional priorities, policy and regulatory changes, projects, and business opportunities. Make industry and government contacts. Have one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, or joint venture partners in Chile, Peru, and Uruguay with optional appointments available in Argentina. Participate in Networking Receptions. Solidify business strategies and advance specific project goals. Why You Should Join: The purpose of this trade mission is to introduce U.S. firms to rapidly expanding markets for cyber-security products and services in South America.

The mission will help participating firms and trade associations to gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to Peru, Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina. By participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to Peru, Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina on their own, U.S. companies will enhance their ability to secure meetings in those countries and gain greater exposure to the region. By participating in the mission, U.S. companies will partake in customized, one-on-one, business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and/or joint venture partners through which they may export their products and services to the region.

The Mission will provide opportunities for participants to have policy and regulatory framework discussions with foreign government representatives in order to advance U.S. cybersecurity sector interests and it will provide participants with an opportunity to meet with local governments and/or associations, to foster long-term partnerships, and to share best practices.

https://www.trade.gov/cyber-mission-south-america

Apr
19
Mon
Cyber Security Business Development Mission to India
Apr 19 – Apr 23 all-day

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Cybersecurity Business Development Mission to New Delhi and Mumbai, India, April 19-23, 2021, along with optional stops in Bangalore or Hyderabad, India.

The purpose of this trade mission is to introduce U.S. firms to rapidly expanding markets for cyber-security products and services in India. The mission will help participating firms and organizations gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to India. By participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to India on their own, U.S. companies will enhance their ability to secure meetings in those countries and gain greater exposure to the region.

By participating in the mission, U.S. companies will partake in customized, one-on-one, business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and/or joint venture partners through which they may export their products and services to the region. The Mission will provide opportunities for participants to have policy and regulatory framework discussions with foreign government representatives in order to advance U.S. cybersecurity sector interests and it will provide participants with an opportunity to meet with local governments and/or associations, to foster long-term partnerships, and to share best practices.

https://www.trade.gov/cyber-mission-india

 

Jun
6
Sun
2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit
Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day

2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

The SelectUSA Investment Summit promotes the United States as the world’s premier investment destination and connects qualified foreign firms with U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) to facilitate business investment and job creation.

The Investment Summit draws high-caliber attendees to help you make connections and get started on business deals:
• EDOs on site to share business location intelligence.
• Pre-vetted potential investors actively seeking business opportunities in the United States.
• Relevant service providers that can help investment possibilities become realities.
• C-Suite executives and government officials who can discuss the latest policy and business trends.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Oct
1
Fri
Expo Dubai 2021
Oct 1 2021 – Mar 31 2022 all-day

A Global Stage for Business

Discover a unique global platform to win investment, forge agreements and promote international cooperation.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Nov
23
Tue
12th World Chambers Congress: Dubai 2021
Nov 23 – Nov 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 November 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