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Apr
16
Tue
Doing Business in Nordics Webinar
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Denmark is a rich, modern society with state-of-the-art infrastructure and distribution systems. It has 5.7 million inhabitants and an advanced high-tech society.  Denmark ranks as the most advanced digital country in the EU and is characterized by an extensive welfare system with a substantial trade and investment relationship with the U.S.

Finland’s $250 billion economy and its immensely innovative culture ranks 3rd in the EU Digital Economy and Societal Index, 7th in the Global Innovation Index, and in the world’s top 3 strongest health technology economies. Pioneering companies the world over meet here to spearhead the next generation in ICT (including 5G), eHealth, energy, cleantech, Smart Cities, and other knowledge-based growth industries.

Norway is a modern, energy-rich country with 5.3 million people.  It is considered one of the world’s wealthiest countries with a GDP per capita exceeding $72,000.  Norway represents a highly digital and sophisticated market, including large-scale critical infrastructure tied to its leading industries, which are based on natural resources, energy, digitalization, defense, aerospace, and ocean technologies.

Sweden has over 1,300 U.S. companies and is the top location in the Nordics for regional coverage.  The United States is Sweden’s largest trading partner outside of the EU.  In 2017, U.S. merchandise exports to Sweden were valued at $3.73 billion and imports were $10.74 billion. The U.S. exported $5.9 billion in services to Sweden in 2016 and imported $3.1 billion

The webinar will give an overview of each market with a question and answer session at the end of the webinar.

For more information or to register, please click here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=9QEK

Apr
24
Wed
Doing Business in Austria and Hungary
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Austria is the 12th largest economy in Europe and continues to hold its economic standing among larger Central European countries. Austria has increased its imports and is the fourth largest trading partner with the United States.
Hungary is the 21st largest economy in Europe. Despite Hungary’s size it is one of the largest growing economies in Europe and is the 13th largest trading partner with the United States. Hungary has steadily increased the number of American products it imports annually and continues to develop its economy and ensure an open market and solid trade relationships with American companies among different sectors. The webinar will give an overview of each market with a question and answer session at the end of each webinar.

 

For more information or to register, please click here: 

Aerospace Fair Mexico 2019
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

 

This international fair has brought together around 500 companies from across 35 nations, and accomplished over 4,000 business meetings. Aside from representatives of the field, who bring their important insight, the companies have benefited from access to the latest technological advances in today’s contested aerospace industry.

The business stockholders and companies expected to attend, national and international leaders will also be part of this three-day event. These include 12 state governors, 53 ambassadors accredited in Mexico, 11 defense ministers, 37 air force commanders and a number of high-level businessmen and executives from companies such as Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier, Bell Helicopters, Russian Helicopters, and many more.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here: https://www.f-airmexico.com.mx/

Understanding Brexit
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The California Chamber of Commerce and World Affairs, Sacramento

Invite you to: An International Luncheon Forum

Sponsored by:

 

Brexit is the latest phenomenon in the western world presently characterized by shock and schism. Dr. Matt Beech provides an analysis of the potential implications for the US and specifically, trade in California, with Britain’s potential withdrawal from the EU. The UK is California’s 10th largest export market and the state exported more than $5 billion to the UK in 2017. Dr. Beech’s insights on the Brexit decision are sure to spark a lively discussion on the aftershocks of Brexit and a nuanced understanding of British history, political culture, and the English mind. Dr. Beech is a political scientist and historian who teaches post-war British political history, government and ideas – and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. Dr. Beech has appeared in the Washington Post, Financial Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Le Figaro, BBC Radio, and CNBC Asia.

 

For more information, click here: https://advocacy.calchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Brexit-Flyer-2.26.19-1.png

May
2
Thu
93rd Annual World Trade Week: SoCal – The Engine of Global Trade & Economic Growth
May 2 @ 7:15 am – 11:00 am

For over 90 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 93rd Annual World Trade Week 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.

Agenda

7:15 am Registration
8:30 -11 a.m. Program

LEARN MORE at www.worldtradeweek.com

 

May
6
Mon
Trade Winds Indo-Pacific Forum & Mission 2019
May 6 @ 3:19 pm – May 13 @ 4:19 pm

 

Are India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh good markets for your products/services?

The 2019 U.S. Commercial Service Trade Winds program includes an Indo-Pacific focused business forum in New Delhi, India consisting of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Diplomats representing commercial markets throughout the region.

Customize an optional business matchmaking schedule, based on input from our Commercial Specialists throughout the region, and grow your international sales through meetings with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners in the following Indian cities on May 8-10: New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata

Optional business matchmaking appointments may also be arranged in Bangladesh or Sri Lanka on May 13.

  • Learn how to increase profits and overcome barriers in the Indo-Pacific region during business development conference.
  • Network with the region’s leading industry and government officials and experienced U.S. and global companies

Want to learn more about these dynamic markets? Click on each to access their Country Commercial Guide: IndiaBangladeshSri Lanka.

Deadline to Register for Trade Winds: March 1, 2019

Register Herehttps://live.eventtia.com/en/tradewinds19/Registration/#

May
15
Wed
Doing Business in Czech Republic and Slovakia Webinar
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Czech Republic is the 17th largest economy in Europe, and while the Czech Republic is a medium sized country in Central Europe, it ranked number one in Central and Eastern Europe for business sophistication and efficiency enhancers, and number two for macroeconomic environment and innovation. The Czech Republic and its economy continues to innovate, making it receptive to U.S. products and technologies, promoting a strong trade relationship between Czech and American companies
Slovakia is the 23rd largest economy in Europe. Despite Slovakia’s size it is one of the fastest growing economies in the E.U. Slovakia’s current macroeconomic policies allow for U.S. companies to increase their exports, as the potential industries in Slovakia can be sourced from the U.S. Slovakia continues to innovate, encouraging trade-relationships with American companies from different sectors. Prospective Slovak markets for U.S. exporters consist of: agriculture, aircraft and spacecraft, electrical machinery and sound equipment, nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and equipment, vehicle parts and components, and medical/surgical instruments. The webinar will give an overview of each market with a question and answer session at the end of each webinar.

For more information or to register, please click here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=9QE2

May
21
Tue
National Association of District Export Councils Annual Export Conference
May 21 @ 8:00 am – May 22 @ 5:00 pm

Don’t Miss the Exporting Event of the Year! 

NADEC Annual Export Conference brings together the distinguished speakers, business leaders, high ranking U.S. and foreign government officers, exporters, manufacturers, 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. Our Focus sectors this year include:

  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Defense & Aerospace
  • Emerging Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Smart Buildings and Infrastructure, and Robotics
  • Export of Education Services

Countdown started for NADEC’s new format of Annual Export Conference. Some of the highlights:

  • Two full days program
  • Distinguished keynote speakers
  • Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross addressed the attendees at both of our conferences in 2018
  • Speakers and panelists from
  • ITA, U.S. Commercial Service, USTR, BIS, OFAC, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, District Export Councils, EXIM Bank, Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITAC), and Business Leaders
  • Panels and break-out sessions focusing on the key export issues and updates:
  • Trade Policy
  • Advanced Exporting topics
  • Export Compliance and Sanctions
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Country and Region Reviews
  • Emerging Markets
  • Table Topic Discussions

Keynote Address by

  • Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (invited)
  • Kimberly Reed, Chair nominee, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.(invited)

Visit your Senators and Representatives with an organized tour by NADEC!!!

Fee
Early Bird: $249 till March 31, after March 31, 2019: $289

For more information, please visit: https://www.districtexportcouncil.org/ or https://www.usaexporter.org/annual-export-conference-may-21-22-arlington-va/ 

 

May
22
Wed
Capitol Summit & Sacramento Host Breakfast
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

 

CalChamber Capitol Summit 

Wednesday, May 22, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sacramento Convention Center, Room 204, 1400 J Street, Sacramento

  • Join Allan Zaremberg and the CalChamber Policy team for legislative and election updates. Lunch is included.

CalChamber International Forum (Optional)

Wednesday, May 22, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CalChamber, 1215 K Street, 14th Floor, Sacramento

  • A forum focused on trade issues with the California trade/business community, including Consular Corps.

Sacramento Host Reception (Optional)

Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sutter Club, 1220 9th Street, Sacramento

  • The Host Reception is a networking opportunity for California business leaders from all industries to discuss key
    issues facing our great state with their elected officials.

Sacramento Host Breakfast (Optional)

Thursday, May 24, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Sacramento Convention Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom, 1400 J Street, Sacramento

  • The Host Breakfast invites California’s top industry and government leaders to meet, socialize and discuss issues facing business, the economy and government.
  • Traditionally, the Governor of California and the Chairman of the CalChamber Board of Directors are featured speakers.
  • The Sacramento Host Committee and CalChamber invite you to participate in this event.

For more information or to register, please click here: Register Now

Jun
10
Mon
Select USA Investment Summit
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day

2019’s SelectUSA Investment Summit will take place from June 10-12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton.

Throughout its existence, the Investment Summit has been a key contributor to advancing the Department of Commerce’s mission to support U.S. economic growth and create opportunities for hardworking Americans. Past Investment Summit participants have announced $98 billion in new investment projects which have been responsible for creating more than 150,000 American jobs.

For more information, please visit: https://www.selectusasummit.us/Home

Jun
12
Wed
Doing Business in Baltics Webinar
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Baltics has a regional GDP of over $121 billion, a GDP per capita on average of $20,000, strong infrastructure and ease of doing business. This region of just over 6 million people offers opportunities for American exporters.
Estonia hosts NATO’s cyber-defense center and is a homeland for of Skype. As a result of its two-decade commitment to IT, Estonia is the world’s most advanced digital society and recognized leader in digital skills, infrastructure and legislation. Estonia boasts a full digital ecosystem, world class cyber-security, and soon-to-be 5G infrastructure. Skype, Transferwise, GrabCAD, Skeleton, Lingvist are just a few of many successful technology startups born in Estonia.
Latvia is ranked 25th out of 189 countries in terms of ease of doing business. The Latvian government has adopted modern laws establishing copyrights, patents and trademarks and the means for enforcing their protection. Telecommunication services are modern and among the highest in quality in the EU. Many U.S. companies doing business in Latvia rate the business environment among the best in Central and Eastern Europe. The country provides an attractive market for American IT equipment and services, capital machinery and equipment, medical and consumer products, and energy products.
Lithuania is among the fastest growing EU economies and is a potentially attractive market for U.S. goods and services. Its excellent infrastructure, competitive costs, and availability of high-skilled, English-speaking workforce make Lithuania a great place for U.S. companies to do business. Dominant sectors include biotechnology, financial technology, electronics manufacturing, ICT, laser technology, energy, metal working, and transportation and logistics. The webinar will give an overview of each market with a question and answer session at the end of each webinar.

For more information or to register, please click here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=9QEL

Sep
20
Fri
Think Asia, Think Hong Kong
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

“Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” is a mega promotion organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to attract more overseas companies to use Hong Kong’s service platform to tap into the mainland and the asian market. Following the overwhelming response in the UK, Japan, USA, France, Italy, Canada, Germany, “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” will revisit the city of Los Angeles, USA in 2019. This event will bring together business communities from Hong Kong and different economies to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic asian market. It will feature a main symposium, a high-level dinner and various sector-specific sessions. Consultation with Hong Kong service providers and business matching meetings will also be arranged. Concurrent Thematic Sessions Themes Selling to Asia/China Financial Service in Hong Kong Innovation and Technology (e.g. fintech, healthcare, smart city, well-being/ lifestyle) Design & Marketing Services Business empowered by artificial intelligence and advanced manufacturing E-sports dispute resolution and legaltech.

Click here for more information: http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/thinkasiathinkhk2019/en/main/index.html