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Export Documentation & Logistics Series (10-part Webinar Series)
May 1 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 11:00 am

Join the U.S. Department of Commerce for a multi-part webinar series, featuring USG and private sector experts who will present on a multitude of export documentation and logistics topics. This webinar series features topics germane to both new and seasoned professionals.

Sessions Schedule:
Monday, May 6, 2024: Export Documentation Awareness Training
Tuesday, May 7, 2024: Logistics Knowledge Session related to Sales & Marketing
Wednesday, May 8, 2024: How VAT can affect your International Shipments
Tuesday, May 9, 2024: INCOTERMS for U.S. Exporters
Tuesday, May 14, 2024: Buy America: Demystifying the Complexities of the Buy American, Made in USA, and Build Back better Legislation
Wednesday, May 15, 2024: FTA’s Qualifying your Product and Documenting Origin
Tuesday, May 21, 2024: Canada Documentation and Logistics Overview
Wednesday, May 22, 2024: Product Valuation Considerations
Thursday, May 23, 2024: Mexico Documentation and Logistics Overview
Tuesday, May 28, 2024: Export Compliance Considerations for your Shipping Department

Register Here!

• We invite you to customize the 10 part webinar series according to your training needs. You can join individual webinars or the entire series.
• $300 for the entire webinar series (all 10 webinars)
• $30 each individual webinar


Trade Winds – Europe
May 9 – May 17 all-day

Join GO-Biz in Istanbul for the largest US government-led trade mission and business development forum. Organized by the US Commercial Service, Trade Winds will feature meetings with US commercial diplomats from over 25 countries in Europe and Eurasia, exciting conference programming, and plenty of networking. STEP-eligible small businesses will be able to attend at a significantly discounted rate.

Trade Winds 2024
Indo-Pacific Business Forum
May 20 @ 5:30 am – 12:00 pm


USTDA Announces Date for the 6th Indo-Pacific Business Forum

The sixth Indo-Pacific Business Forum will be held on May 21 in Manila, Philippines with a hybrid livestream component for remote participation. Co-hosted by USTDA and the Government of the Philippines in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, IPBF will convene government and private-sector leaders from the United States and across the Indo-Pacific region to build partnerships and share their insights on the latest trends, opportunities, and solutions to support infrastructure in the region’s emerging economies.


10th Annual Orange County World Trade Week Forum -Pathways to Progress: The Road Ahead for International Trade
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Join us for an evening filled with world-class keynote speakers, engaging panel discussions, and unparalleled business-to-business networking opportunities at 10th Annual World Trade Week Forum Event. This is your chance to connect with key trade organizations, international business groups, and extensive global resources available in Southern California.
Discover the pivotal role of trade as a dynamic force for business expansion and economic development. Ideal for businesses eager to explore international markets or deepen existing global connections, this event promises valuable insights and opportunities for all attendees.
Presented by the District Export Council of Southern California, with support from key partners, this gathering is essential for those ready to embrace the future of international trade. Seize this opportunity to propel your trade ambitions forward.

Keynote Speakers:

Diane Farrell Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade International Trade Administration

Diane Farrell is the Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, where she oversees policy, operations, and a $613 million budget at the International Trade Administration. Previously, she advised on Asia-related economic and trade issues and served as Executive Vice President at the U.S. India Business Council. Her experience includes a term on the U.S. EXIM Bank board, focusing on transactions and policy for India and Southeast Asia, and as the First Selectwoman of Westport, Connecticut, managing infrastructure projects and maintaining the town’s AAA bond rating. Farrell holds a BA in American government from Wheaton College, Massachusetts, and has received the Presidential Rank Award as a Meritorious Executive for her service.

Neil Sahota Chief Executive Officer, ACSILabs Inc. United Nations Advisor and Tech Coast Angel

Neil advises Global Fortune 500 companies, small-medium business, government agencies, non-profits, and academia. The common thread to all of them is that they needed his help to become a creator and leader of the digital future. He helped the United Nations create and launch their AI for Global Good ecosystem. Neil pioneered artificial intelligence (AI) in the early days of IBM Watson®. Neil says that” the best way for anyone to predict the future is to create it. Neil helps organizations disrupt themselves before someone else disrupts them.”

Presenting Sponsor:

EXIM 2024 Annual Conference
Jun 6 – Jun 7 all-day

Join us for EXIM Bank’s 2024 Annual Conference, taking place on Thursday, June 6th and Friday, June 7th, in the heart of Washington, DC, at the Washington Hilton Hotel.

The EXIM Annual Conference showcases the pivotal role of U.S. exports in driving economic prosperity, benefiting businesses of all sizes. The conference promises invaluable insights and unique networking opportunities for a diverse array of domestic and international attendees including exporters, buyers, financial professionals, business leaders from various sectors, and government officials.

Register now at- 2023 EXIM Annual Conference Registration Form (

The California Chamber of Commerce is a stakeholder partner for the Export-Import Bank of the United States’ (EXIM) 2024 Annual Conference.

Secure your spot now to enjoy discounted early bird registration. Benefit from an additional 10% discount using CalChamber’s exclusive code: CACC2024

How to Register with a Strategic Partner Discount Code:

  1. Go to the EXIM 2024 Annual Conference Registration Link.
  2. Select Registration Category and complete registration.
  3. On payment screen enter the unique Partner Discount Code (Discount codes are case sensitive)

If you have any questions or problems using your registration code, please email the conference registrar.


Website- EXIM | 2024 Annual Conference (


Farnborough International Airshow
Jul 18 – Jul 22 all-day

Aerospace, aviation, and defense industries are invited to Farnborough from July 18-22, 2024, for one of the world’s premier airshows. Farnborough International Airshow aims to provide participants with opportunities to pioneer change, build new connections, engage with thought leaders, and access unparalleled business development opportunities. The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is organizing a state-led delegation of California companies to exhibit under a California Pavilion at the show. Aerospace and defense companies interested in expanding their international footprint are encouraged to register their interest here.

Please see the event website for further details.

Rebuild Ukraine 2024- Business in Ukraine and Poland
Nov 12 – Nov 15 all-day

REBUILD UKRAINE 2024-Business in Ukraine and Poland

Rebuild Ukraine 2024

ReBuild Ukraine – California Pavilion

Energy, technology, and construction firms are invited to participate in the
California Pavilion at ReBuild Ukraine on November 13-14. Engage with
Ukrainian community and business leaders seeking materials and solutions to
support the country’s reconstruction efforts. At the show, companies will
also be able to connect with energy and construction industry leaders from
across Europe. Each company will get an aisle-facing, branded kiosk and 50″
TV to display marketing material.

Regional Market Briefing and Reception

Before the show, the delegation will receive an in-market briefing with local
experts to learn about the current business climate in the region and local
business culture.
Following ReBuild Ukraine, the delegation will attend a networking reception
with Ukrainian and Polish businesses and community leaders in Warsaw.

Business Development Consulting
Companies will receive business development support for the Ukrainian and
Polish market from international consulting firm AHP International. Services
include a preparatory webinar; business-to-business matchmaking at ReBuild
Ukraine, in Warsaw, and virtually; and onsite support during the tradeshow.

NEED MORE INFORMATION? This opportunity is funded in part
through a Cooperative Agreement
with the US Small Business

Expression of Interest Form
Expression of Interest form – STEP – California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

GO-Biz will contact companies that have
expressed interest once the application for the
grant has opened