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Jul
28
Tue
Webinar Series: Women’s Global Trade Empowerment: Expanding Trade in North America and Beyond
Jul 28 – Sep 22 all-day

Virtual Forum – FREE

Registration to access all six online sessions is free for U.S., Canadian and Mexican organizations.

Virtual Forum + Industry Focused Value-Added Activities

Qualified U.S., Canadian, and Mexican woman-led companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Education, Design & Construction, Medical Devices & Services, ICT and Energy sectors may register for value-added activities, which include:
• All facilitated trade skills development breakouts immediately following the July 22, August 11, August 25, September 1 and September 10 sessions,
• B2G and B2B business development meetings,
• USMCA strategic market expansion plans/mentorship, both for new and experienced exporters.

Fifty slots have been allotted at a reduced registration fee of $50.00, which covers all value-added activities for companies in these sectors.

Scroll down to “Attendee” at the bottom of this page and elect your attendee type from the drop-down menu to register.

Aug
5
Wed
Webinar: Upcoming Energy Projects in Central America
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Overview
Central America countries are expected to issue several billion dollars in tenders in the energy sector. Generally speaking, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama might be the best places to find opportunities in the energy sector.

Objectives
Learn about energy projects in Central America

Event Information
• Central America countries are widely investing in different energy projects. Most of the countries offer several advantages to U.S. companies.
• Bids in renewable energy projects are more common, but still there is the need to buy equipment for emergency energy generation even at a residential level.
• Investment opportunities exist for developing small hydropower dams, solar photovoltaic and wind systems.
• Central America provides a stable environment for conducting business. • The US Commercial Service has an Energy POC in every Embassy to help you 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.
• Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
• August 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
• Cost: Free. If you are interested in all of the webinars, please register the entire series.
• The WEb (video) portion of the Webinar can be accessed 15 minutes prior to its scheduled start time.

Aug
6
Thu
Webinar: U.S. – India State Spotlight Webinar on Doing Business in California
Aug 6 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Save the date! Join us August 6, 9:00 a.m. EDT / 6:30 p.m. IST, as the U.S. Department of Commerce and Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry host a State Spotlight Series- Doing Business in California Webinar. 

Learn why California is ranked as the 6th largest investment destination for Indian Foreign Direct Investment and has the third-largest concentration of Indian companies across a range of innovative sectors.

Meet the speakers:
Eleni Kounalakis:
Lieutenant Governor of California and former U.S. Ambassador
Emily Desai: California Trade and Investment Representative, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic
Development (GO-Biz)
Maria Onorato: California Foreign Direct Investment Specialist, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
Michael V. McCabe: Resident Director – North America, Tata Sons
Anurag Varma: Vice President and Head of Government and Public Affairs, Infosys
Shuchita Sonalika: Director and Head – North America, Confederation of Indian Industry
Joseph Semsar: Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce
TBC: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India

Aug
11
Tue
Webinar Series: Financing the Deal & Getting Paid
Aug 11 – Oct 6 all-day

Virtual Forum – FREE

Registration to access all six online sessions is free for U.S., Canadian and Mexican organizations.

Virtual Forum + Industry Focused Value-Added Activities

Qualified U.S., Canadian, and Mexican woman-led companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Education, Design & Construction, Medical Devices & Services, ICT and Energy sectors may register for value-added activities, which include:
• All facilitated trade skills development breakouts immediately following the July 22, August 11, August 25, September 1 and September 10 sessions,
• B2G and B2B business development meetings,
• USMCA strategic market expansion plans/mentorship, both for new and experienced exporters.

Fifty slots have been allotted at a reduced registration fee of $50.00, which covers all value-added activities for companies in these sectors.

Scroll down to “Attendee” at the bottom of this page and elect your attendee type from the drop-down menu to register.

Webinar: Customized Market Research with the Rural Export Center
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Overview
Every company has a research need and the Rural Export Center (REC) is ready to help with yours. Through customizable research and training, you can learn to proactively approach a new market.

Objectives
To help rural companies with their research needs

Event Information:
• What programs are available
• Who is eligible for our services
• How you can leverage our services to enter new markets
• Hear from a panel of our previous clients

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.
• Virtual program will be held on August 11, 2020 11 Pacific / 12 Mountain / 1 Central / 2 Eastern via Webex online conference and audio call.
• Registration Cost:Free
• Venue: Your personal electronic device (online)
• To use Webex for your operator-assisted conferences, presenters and participants alike must have the Webex Event Manager installed prior to joining

WEBINAR: Asian Development Bank Contracting Opportunity Webinar focused on Urban Development & Water Management
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Aug
12
Wed
WEBINAR: U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement: An Update from the U.S. Trade Representative Office of Westner Hemisphere
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
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
13
Thu
Webinar: Intelligent Manufacturing in Europe Coffee Chat: Italy and Turkey
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Overview
Join us for a virtual coffee featuring our U.S. Embassy colleagues from Italy and Turkey. The 30-minute informal conversation with our industry experts will open with current market conditions and questions.

Objectives
Market update and discussion from seasoned staff on the ground.

Event Information
Moderator
Pam Plagens,
Advanced Manufacturing Team Leader,

Joined by
Federico Bevini, Commerical Specialist, U.S. Embassy – Rome, Italy
Perim Akguner, Commercial Specialist and Max Demirdoven, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy – Ankara,Turkey
Eli Corso-Phinney – Desk Officer

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.
• When: 11 am Eastern, Thursday, August 13, 2020
• A Microsoft Teams link will be shared with registrants.
• For questions, please contact: Anastasia Xenias, anastasia.xenias@trade.gov, or Helen Crowley, helen.crowley@trade.gov

Aug
18
Tue
Webinar: Asian Development Bank Contracting Opportunity Webinar focused on Transportation Infrastructure.
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Aug
20
Thu
Webinar: Market Research Skills – Rural Export Center
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Overview
Market research does not have to be time consuming and expensive. There are free, publicly available, easy to use tools to help you begin your market entry strategy.

Objectives
Training client on market research tools to help develop market entry strategy.

Event Information
• Research your industry and worldwide trade flows
• Common export compliance cautions
• Free market intelligence websites
• Find out where to go for more in-depth market research

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.
• Virtual program will be held on August 20, 2020 11 Pacific / 12 Mountain / 1 Central / 2 Eastern via Webex online conference and audio call.
• Registration Cost:Free
• Venue: Your personal electronic device (online)
• To use Webex for your operator-assisted conferences, presenters and participants alike must have the Webex Event Manager installed prior to joining

Aug
25
Tue
Webinar Series: Thriving in the Digital Trade Economy Under USMCA
Aug 25 – Oct 20 all-day

Virtual Forum – FREE

Registration to access all six online sessions is free for U.S., Canadian and Mexican organizations.

Virtual Forum + Industry Focused Value-Added Activities

Qualified U.S., Canadian, and Mexican woman-led companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Education, Design & Construction, Medical Devices & Services, ICT and Energy sectors may register for value-added activities, which include:
• All facilitated trade skills development breakouts immediately following the July 22, August 11, August 25, September 1 and September 10 sessions,
• B2G and B2B business development meetings,
• USMCA strategic market expansion plans/mentorship, both for new and experienced exporters.

Fifty slots have been allotted at a reduced registration fee of $50.00, which covers all value-added activities for companies in these sectors.

Scroll down to “Attendee” at the bottom of this page and elect your attendee type from the drop-down menu to register.

Webinar: Asian Development Bank Contracting Opportunity Webinar focused on Healthcare
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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.

Aug
27
Thu
Webinar: Intelligent Manufacturing in Europe Coffee Chat: Sweden, Denmark and UK
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Overview
Join us for a virtual coffee featuring our U.S. Embassy colleagues from Sweden, Denmark and UK. The 30-minute informal conversation with our industry experts will open with current market conditions and questions.

Objectives
Market update and discussion from seasoned staff on the ground.

Event Information
Moderator
Pam Plagens,
Advanced Manufacturing Team Leader,

Joined by,
Tuule Ahlstrom, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy – Stockholm, Sweden
Patrycja Dahl, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy – Copenhagen, Denmark
Kristina Schaferova, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, London, UK and Jen Levine – Desk Officer

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.
• When: 11 am Eastern, Thursday, August 27, 2020
• A Microsoft Teams link will be shared with registrants.
• For questions, please contact: Anastasia Xenias, anastasia.xenias@trade.gov, or Helen Crowley, helen.crowley@trade.gov

Sep
1
Tue
Webinar Series: How to Make USMCA Work for You – Changes in Customs & Origin Rules
Sep 1 – Oct 27 all-day

Virtual Forum – FREE

Registration to access all six online sessions is free for U.S., Canadian and Mexican organizations.

Virtual Forum + Industry Focused Value-Added Activities

Qualified U.S., Canadian, and Mexican woman-led companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Education, Design & Construction, Medical Devices & Services, ICT and Energy sectors may register for value-added activities, which include:
• All facilitated trade skills development breakouts immediately following the July 22, August 11, August 25, September 1 and September 10 sessions,
• B2G and B2B business development meetings,
• USMCA strategic market expansion plans/mentorship, both for new and experienced exporters.

Fifty slots have been allotted at a reduced registration fee of $50.00, which covers all value-added activities for companies in these sectors.

Scroll down to “Attendee” at the bottom of this page and elect your attendee type from the drop-down menu to register.

Sep
9
Wed
Virtual ExIm Bank 2020 Annual Conference
Sep 9 – Sep 11 all-day

ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATE: COVID-19

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) today announced plans to hold its 2020 Annual Conference from September 9-11, 2020, via a virtual platform that will provide wider access for more businesses to participate in events featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities designed to help U.S. companies expand their exporting opportunities.

The virtual format will provide attendees the ability to view activities as they occur during the three-day event. The conference will begin Wednesday, September 9, with an interactive exhibitors’ hall where attendees can request one-on-one appointments with exhibitors and EXIM staff. Plenary and breakout sessions will take place on Thursday, September 10, and Friday, September 11, including live question-and-answer opportunities. At the conclusion of the conference, attendees will have access to recordings of all sessions.

Throughout the event, attendees will hear from distinguished speakers representing the business, academic, media, and government sectors.  In addition to EXIM President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed, speakers confirmed for the conference include:

  • Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Commerce.
  • Robert C. O’Brien, National Security Advisor.
  • Lawrence A. Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council.
  • David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group.
  • Meg Gentle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tellurian Inc.
  • Rodney Hood, Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration.

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.

“The EXIM Annual Conference is the premier event for American companies to hear from high-level speakers and network with peers, EXIM staff, and potential buyers,” said Chairman Reed. “We remain committed to the theme of EXIM’s 2020 Annual Conference — Keeping America Strong: Empowering U.S. Businesses and Workers. We look forward to helping businesses of all sizes learn about EXIM’s product enhancements and new tools that will help them export their ‘Made in the USA’ goods and services around the world.”

In conjunction with the virtual format, EXIM is incorporating a small-business track to provide additional information and more sessions designed for small and medium-sized companies, both current and potential exporters, to learn how EXIM financial products can support their international sales. In addition, a mobile app will foster networking opportunities by allowing attendees to connect directly with EXIM staff and other attendees.

For attendees who registered for the conference when it was originally scheduled in April, registration will be automatically transferred to the virtual platform. Because the virtual conference is being offered at a reduced cost, EXIM will issue a partial refund for those who paid previously. Those unable to attend the virtual event should email the registrar by July 17, 2020, to receive a full refund.

More information, along with answers to frequently asked questions, can be found here on the EXIM website. Please contact EXIM for other questions.

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
10
Thu
Webinar Series: Legal Strategies for Success – Governance, Compliance & Representation Agreements
Sep 10 all-day

Virtual Forum – FREE

Registration to access all six online sessions is free for U.S., Canadian and Mexican organizations.

Virtual Forum + Industry Focused Value-Added Activities

Qualified U.S., Canadian, and Mexican woman-led companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Education, Design & Construction, Medical Devices & Services, ICT and Energy sectors may register for value-added activities, which include:
• All facilitated trade skills development breakouts immediately following the July 22, August 11, August 25, September 1 and September 10 sessions,
• B2G and B2B business development meetings,
• USMCA strategic market expansion plans/mentorship, both for new and experienced exporters.

Fifty slots have been allotted at a reduced registration fee of $50.00, which covers all value-added activities for companies in these sectors.

Scroll down to “Attendee” at the bottom of this page and elect your attendee type from the drop-down menu to register.

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
21
Mon
Prop. 65 Clearinghouse Annual Conference
Sep 21 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sep
22
Tue
Webinar Series: Protecting the Most Important Asset – Your IP
Sep 22 all-day

Virtual Forum – FREE

Registration to access all six online sessions is free for U.S., Canadian and Mexican organizations.

Virtual Forum + Industry Focused Value-Added Activities

Qualified U.S., Canadian, and Mexican woman-led companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Education, Design & Construction, Medical Devices & Services, ICT and Energy sectors may register for value-added activities, which include:
• All facilitated trade skills development breakouts immediately following the July 22, August 11, August 25, September 1 and September 10 sessions,
• B2G and B2B business development meetings,
• USMCA strategic market expansion plans/mentorship, both for new and experienced exporters.

Fifty slots have been allotted at a reduced registration fee of $50.00, which covers all value-added activities for companies in these sectors.

Scroll down to “Attendee” at the bottom of this page and elect your attendee type from the drop-down menu to register.

94th Annual World Trade Week
Sep 22 @ 7:15 am – 11:00 am

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.

 

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.

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.

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