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2021 Calendar of HR Training Events

BCA Virtual Business Matching 2021 : Consulate General of Indonesia
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – May 8 @ 5:00 pm

The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in San Francisco kindly invites you to attend the “BCA Virtual Business Matching 2021” that will be held on 16 April – 8 May 2021

There will be 50+ merchants from Indonesia presenting their products from arts, electronics, fashion, F&B, machinery, and wood products.

The activities of the program consist of showcase & B2B activities (business matching & live meeting).

Register yourself at this link : 

The brochure of the event is attached herewith.


Established in 1957, BCA is one of the largest commercial bank in Indonesia who serves more than 200,000 SME business.

California’s Place in the New Global Economy
Apr 22 – Jun 9 all-day

The New Economy Conference—California’s Place in the New Global Economy

April 21, 2021—May 25, 2021

10-11:30 am PST Weekly

The conference series is co-sponsored by the State of California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz). It is designed to identify the impact of Covid-19 on the competitiveness and resilience of the economy of the San Francisco Bay Area region, and, more broadly, the State of California.

Global SF Event
CMEF – China Medical Equipment Fair
May 13 @ 8:00 am – May 16 @ 5:00 pm
CITC Virtual Trade Mission Preparation and eTrade Readiness
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This two-hour virtual event hosted and presented by the California International Trade Center (CITC) will help prepare SMEs in identifying and leveraging virtual trade missions to benefit their eCommerce operations overseas.  Partners and presenters include the US Commercial Service, SBA Export, EXIM Bank and the Long Beach City Chamber of Commerce.  Topics covered include:

1. Getting the Most from a Virtual Trade Mission
Understanding the logistical elements of VTMs, developing your sales and marketing presence, and how to follow up on prospective leads.

2. Identifying the Right Virtual Trade Mission
Selecting the most appropriate overseas markets for your business and knowing how best to prepare and navigate the VTM requirements for that region.

3. Financing Your Virtual Trade Mission and Overseas Operations
Understanding the costs associated with VTMs, direct and indirect, and knowing your financing options.

4. Managing the Buyer/Distributor Relationship
Once you’ve participated in a VTM, learn how to extend your operations as efficiently as possible in the field.

Digital Business Solutions – Intro to Website Globalization for Manufacturers Pt.1
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Manufacturers interested in learning about how to globalize their website and the importance of it to international growth will learn about resources that are available to them through the U.S. Commercial Service.
  To understand how effective globalized websites can drive international business to American manufacturing companies.
Event Information
  • Discover the basics of a globalized website.
  • Learn how a digital strategy can benefit traditional manufacturers, including those who manufacture large capital equipment.
  • Get a preview of the Website Globalization Review (WGR) Gap Analysis.
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.
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm ET/ 11:00 am- 12:00 am PT
  • You will receive 3 emails. First email is your registration receipt. Second email contains participation information. Third- 24 hour reminder.
  • Participation is via Microsoft Teams on computer or mobile device. No app download required. Webinar can be accessed through your device’s web browser.
Orange County World Trade Week – Trade: The Path to Recovery and Growth in 2021
May 18 @ 8:30 am – May 20 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome to a Virtual
Orange County World Trade Week 2021!

The District Export Council Southern California invites you to join us and hundreds of your colleagues at the most prestigious trade event in Orange County.

hree Full Days of Content and Networking…

Tuesday, May 18

Exporting. Industry Sectors. Country Opportunities.

Don’t miss this global 360! Thanks to our regional US Commercial Service and the SBA, industry and exporting experts share their experience, advice and forecasts for Tourism, Med Tech, Aerospace and for Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Wednesday, May 19

China. Ports & Supply Chain. Mexico, Canada and US Trade.

Join us for a deep dive into the geopolitical, logistics and trade deals that are impacting the trade landscape and reveals everything you ever wanted to know about exporting in 2021 – who, what, where, when and why – about your exporting decisions.

Thursday, May 20

Global Economy. Ask the Experts. Women in Trade.

Tune in to learn how the global economy will influence the trade environment and exporting. Spend time with trade, country and financing experts here to help you with your exporting questions. And follow the activities of women in trade.

Inland Empire World Trade Virtual Conference: Doing Business in Asia
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Time: 11am – Noon

11am: Fred Latuperissa, CEO, ExIm20/20 Group, LLC

  • Moderator

11:05am: (10m) Dr. Roger Schultz, President/Superintendent Mt. San Jacinto College

  • Mt. San Jacinto College in 2021 

11:15am: (10m) Adam Eventov,  Public Affairs Manager, SoCalGas

  • New energy sources, new sources of opportunity 

11:25am: Keynote: (15m): Richard Steffens (invited), Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Global Market Asia

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration

  • Opportunities: Doing Business in Asia

11:40am (5m) Nick Grooters, Chair, California Inland Empire District Export Council (CIEDEC)

  • Role of CIEDEC supporting export business community

11:45am: (5m) Eduard Roytberg, Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, (DOC/ITA/USFCS)

  • U.S. Commercial Service helping U.S. companies  get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets

11:50am – Noon (15min)              Fred Latuperissa

  • Questions and Answers
Foreign Trade Association’s 95th Annual World Trade Week: Exploring the International Trade Landscape
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
A Seat at the Table: In Conversation with H.R.H. Princess Reema bint Bandar, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join the World Trade Center Washington, DC and the World Trade Center Dublin for a webinar series focused on women in roles of leadership in diplomacy, international business, philanthropy, culture and the arts. Hosted by Susan Sloan, author of “A Seat at the Table: Women, Diplomacy and Lessons for the World,” our third conversation will feature HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Her Royal Highness will share her insights on the evolving roles of women in Saudi Arabia. Join this dynamic conversation!

May 26 @ 9:00 am – May 27 @ 2:00 pm

Early Bird Registration is Open !

2021 NADEC Virtual Annual Export Conference will bring together distinguished speakers, business leaders, high ranking U.S. and foreign government officials, exporters, service providers, and trade promotion agencies via ZOOM. We will discuss the latest news and updates on Trade Policy, Export Market Opportunities, and the new Challenges surrounding the U.S. exporters. Trade Policy Updates include Vital Elements of Modern Trade Agreements, Global Trade and Exporting Post COVID-19, US-UK FTA Update, and Opportunities in Africa including the US-Kenya FTA Update. Sessions on Export Opportunities and Challenges will address EXIM Bank and SBA Programs to assist Exporters, Virtual Gold Keys and Trade Shows, DEC Partnerships with Like-Minded Organizations, and Using DEC Resources to further Exports – How to get the word out to more SMEs.

Dates and Times: May 26, 12:00 – 5:15 EST and May 27, 12:00 – 5:00 EST

Cost: Early Bird Price of $75 until April 15, 2021; After 4/15, price increases to $99

Group Discount – Buy 3 registrations, Get 1 registration FREE! (Contact NADEC for special code.)

Open to All Exporters and Business Leaders!



Federal Maritime Commission Trade & Compliance Seminar
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:15 pm
Brasil Investment Forum
May 31 – Jun 1 all-day

The Brasil Investment Forum 2021 (BIF) is an international event about attracting foreign investments to Brazil, organized by Apex-Brasil, the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and the Brazilian Federal Government, which will be held online on May 31 and June 1st, 2021.

Known as the largest event for foreign investment in Latin America, BIF will bring together federal, state and local government authorities and executives from large companies from Brazil and the world, as well as representatives from academia, the press and opinion makers.

In this edition the Forum will highlight investment opportunities in strategic sectors such as agribusiness, energy, infrastructure, innovation, health and technology, among others. This will be a unique opportunity to discuss improvements in the country’s business environment.

This year BIF will be held online. The event will feature high-level panel discussions with government representatives and CEOs from leading multinationals, a presentation room for public and private projects in Brazil that are seeking foreign direct investment and the opportunity for networking with representatives of state governments and participants.

International Trade Expo AmCham Colombia
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm

Please see AmCham Colombia for more info.

2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit
Jun 7 – Jun 11 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.

2021 Taiwan Tarde Shows
Jun 23 – Oct 28 all-day
Defense Exhibition Athens 2021: USA Pavilion
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day

Rank with the Best
Leading American defense companies will have the opportunity to join the USA Pavilion at DEFEA, a high-profile international defense and security exhibition ensuring exhibitors’ maximum exposure, highest visibility and unparalleled access to partners and customers. The USA Pavilion will be the meeting point for defense & security industry professionals, providing a platform for networking and exchanging ideas on joint ventures and partnerships formation, as well as to outreach with key decision makers of the defense and security markets internationally. Designed to provide upgraded means of communication between exhibitors and official visitors for productive contacts, the USA Pavilion will ensure the most efficient and effective use of exhibitors time and promotional budget. The latest in American technology, incorporated in state-of-the-art equipment and services for the defense and security industries will be displayed.

DEFEA (Defense Exhibition Athens – 2021, is a high-profile international defense exhibition for land, naval, aerospace, homeland and cyber security defense systems, and is organized under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Defense,

the General Directorate for Defense Investments and Armaments and the Greek Ministry of Shipping, with the support of the Hellenic Manufacturers Association of Defense Material, the Hellenic Aerospace Security and Defense Industries Group and the Hellenic Association of Space Industry.  

It provides a unique opportunity for international companies to showcase their latest defense technology, equipment and systems across land, sea and air. Greece, with its geostrategic position as a gateway to Asia, Africa and the Middle East, maintains excellent relations and military cooperation

with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries, and also shows a rising investment in defense and security.

USA Pavilion Brochure

Sponsorship Opportunities

The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, AmCham ( is organizing the USA pavilion at DEFEA 2021, therefore any companies based in California wishing to exhibit at DEFEA may contact AmCham directly (detailed information and relevant contact details are available here:

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.

2021 Select LA Investment Summit
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 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.

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.