International Events

 

Jan
16
Thu
U.S. Dept. of Commerce Certified Trade Mission to India – U.S. Electrical & Electronics
Jan 16 @ 8:00 am – Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm
Jan
27
Mon
Asian Development Bank Workshop Series: How to Plug Into Opportunities
Jan 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Global Outlook 2020
Jan 27 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

An economic forecast to help identify the big plays or possible concerns for international businesses.
Please join us on Monday, January 27, 2020 for a networking and educational event with the Consul General of Mexico, Liliana Ferrer and Marc Chandler, chief market strategist for BannockBurn, author and speaker.
Enjoy a hosted reception to connect with other business leaders and learn what’s on the horizon in 2020.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Jan
30
Thu
U.S.-Mexico Real Estate meets Silicon Valley
Jan 30 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

 

JANUARY 30, 2020
TIME: 8:00 – 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Sheppard Mullin (SAN FRANCISCO)
ADDRESS: Four Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

TOPICS DISCUSSED:
8:00-8:15 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks and host: Alfred Fraijo Jr. Sheppard Mullin LLC

Panels Discussed:
8:15-9:00 a.m.
PropTech and Emerging Technologies for Cross-Border Investment and Real Estate Transactions/Management
Hector Ibarzabal – Managing Director Prologis Mexico
Pedro Azcue –  Managing Director JLL Mexico – LATAM
Roberto Charvel –  Vander Capital Partners San Francisco
Jordi Greenham– CEO En Homie

9:00- 9:45 a.m.
The California-Baja Real Estate Corridor: Evolution, Potential Development and Investment Opportunities
Patricio Gutierrez –  CFO Artha Capital Mexico
Carlos Bustamente –  COO Bustamante Realty Group Tijuana
Hector Ibarzabal – Managing Director Prologis Mexico
NAI Tijuana– President Mexico, Gary Swedback

9:45-10:30 a.m.
Implications of Big Data on Retail and E-Commerce: A Forecast for the Brick and Mortar World   Christian Hernandez – Amazon San Francisco.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Q&A and Closing Remakrs:
Alfred Fraijo Jr.
 Sheppard Mullin LLC

Feb
4
Tue
Business Briefing: Turkey Hospital & Cancer Technology
Feb 4 all-day
Feb
5
Wed
Navigating Trade Issues with China for the Automotive Industry
Feb 5 all-day

Join us on February 5 for The U.S. Commercial Service’s “Navigating the Trade Environment with China for the Automotive Industry” webinar.  Hear from the Office of Trade Negotiations Industry and Analysis experts, as well as in-country U.S. diplomats who will address the changing landscape and how it affects the automotive industry

Topics will include:
• Overview of doing business in China
• Local automotive industry snapshot
• The current status of U.S. China Trade including tariffs
• Steps U.S. companies can take, including the tariff exclusion process

Speakers:
• Shannon Christenbury, Director, U.S. Commercial Service, Greenville, SC
• Michael Middleton, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Embassy, Beijing
• Feng Tan, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Beijing
• Daniel Jones, Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
• Jessica Huang, Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

To register, please click here.

Feb
10
Mon
CSU Alumni Reception in Seoul
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a great evening of networking with fellow alumni at a hosted reception. Chancellor White and several campus presidents will be in attendance.

Date: Monday, February 10​, 2020
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Millennium Hilton Seoul Grand Ballroom
Cost: The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Register here.

You are welcome to bring a guest, but space is limited so please RSVP no later than February 4 at 5 p.m. (KST​) using the registration link above.​

 

Feb
11
Tue
Stop Fakes Roadshow: Sacramento
Feb 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Overview
StopFakes Roadshow Sacramento will deliver critically important information about IP protection in the U.S. and foreign markets for all types of businesses, from inventors, start-ups and entrepreneurs to small, medium, and large businesses.

Objectives
Any company or individual that owns or uses intellectual property will learn important information about IP registration and protection to help them protect themselves against intellectual property right theft or infringement.
Event Information
• Learn how to identify and protect IP; mechanisms for obtaining IP protection; strategies for determining where to seek protection; and valuing IP for your firm.
• Learn how to combat counterfeits on international e-commerce sites and what additional government resources are available to help protect your IP.
• Register your copyright, and record your trademarks in real time, at this event.
• Meet in-person, one-on-one with the presenters.

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.
• To participate please register and pay through the link and your seat will be reserved.
• Event takes place on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, from 8:30am-5pm at 1410 Ethan Way, Sacramento, CA 95825.
• Registration fee of $45 includes training materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.
• More information, including program agenda, please visit: https://www.stopfakes.gov/Roadshows
• If you have questions about this training please call George Tastard at 916-566-7170 or Tony Hill at 916-202-7425.

Feb
13
Thu
CSU Alumni Reception in Tokyo
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Join us for a great evening of networking with fellow alumni at a hosted reception. Chancellor White and several campus presidents will be in attendance.

Date: Thursday, February 13​, 2020
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Tokyo – Century Room
Cost: The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Register here.

​You are welcome to bring a guest, but space is limited so please RSVP no later than​ February 5 at 5 p.m. (JST​) using the registration link above.

Feb
16
Sun
UAE Food Security Mission
Feb 16 – Feb 20 all-day

The U.S.-UAE Business Council will host a five-day trade mission that will run in parallel to Gulfood food and beverage trade expo. Participants will lmeet with key stakeholders in the UAE’s food production and agri-tech ecosystems.

Feb
18
Tue
Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II: Drop Shipments and Routed Transactions
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register Now

Details
February 18, 2020
2 to 3 p.m. ET
1 CES Credit

Description
The NCBFAA Educational Institute in cooperation with the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce, invite you to attend a webinar on Drop Shipments and Routed Transactions. During this webinar exporters will learn how drop shipments and routed transactions are handled as a supply chain management method and how this can be an advantage in exporting. This webinar is for the intermediate U.S. small and medium size business exporter.

NCBFAA and the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce are working closely together to offer this webinar. It will be hosted on mymeetings; please view system requirements here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact NEI Director Cecilia Ferrara at nei@ncbfaa.org.

Conference Registration

Pass Name                                                                                                                                                    Description
Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II: Drop Shipments and Routed Transactions                       Cost: $25/per person

Feb
25
Tue
U.S. Commercial Service Cybersecurity Global Chat, San Francisco
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm

American cybersecurity solution companies
are invited to meet with in-country cybersecurity industry specialists based in U.S. Embassies to discuss
global cybersecurity business opportunities, Feb. 25-27 in San Francisco.

American cybersecurity solution companies are invited to meet with in-country cybersecurity industry specialists based in U.S. Embassies to discuss global cybersecurity business opportunities, Feb. 25-27 in San Francisco.
Through the Cybersecurity Global Chat, you will have the exclusive opportunity to present your products and/or services and business strategy to the cybersecurity industry specialists who will provide market feedback and information on trade opportunities during the meeting.
Cybersecurity Industry specialists from these countries will be part of the Global Chat: Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Colombia, Mexico, Denmark and U.S. Mission to the EU.

• Dates/Times: February 25 (morning), February 26 (afternoon), and February 27 (morning)
• Location: 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. (5 min. walk from Moscone Center)
• Global Chat meetings will be for 20 minutes per company.
• There is no fee to participate. Pre-registration required.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Feb
26
Wed
AmCham Israel’s Israel-USA Business Summit
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

We are proud to launch the second Israel-USA Business Summit, a partnership between the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce with support from the U.S. Commercial Service and SelectUSA.

The strong friendship between Israel and the United States is fundamental for Israel and manifested in many areas from defense to politics and ever-more-so through the extensive economic, trade and investment relations, which are strategic for the development of the Israeli economy. The United States is Israel’s largest trading partner and makes for 25% of Israel’s foreign trade. The free trade agreement provides a solid foundation for rapid and sustained growth in trade between the two countries, which has doubled every few years, and in 2018, reached over $ 35 billion. The close cooperation between the two nations is further reflected in the integration of innovative Israeli technologies in the American industry, the investment of hundreds of American companies in Israel and similarly that of hundreds of Israeli firms’ investments in the USA. Israel has a vital interest in strengthening these relations further by initiating and improving agreements, encouraging investments and creating strategic cooperation between companies, organizations and governmental bodies in both countries.

The Summit will bring together over 600 senior executives and decision-makers how come to learn, catch-up on the latest development, meet fellow senior Israeli and American business leaders and senior government officials involved in strengthening cooperation and shaping trade relations in this arena.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Mar
1
Sun
51st World Trade Centers Association Annual General Assembly
Mar 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Following the past two General Assemblies in Leeuwarden and Querétaro, this upcoming General Assembly in Taipei will also focus on enhancing the creation of business opportunities. World Trade Center (WTC) Taipei, would like to encourage you to bring your local businesses and lead a delegation to Taipei. WTC Taipei will organize a special Business Meeting session for you and your member companies. You can find great partners not only with Taipei, but with the rest of the world, thus creating more opportunities for cooperation to benefit our respective businesses.

Highlights of the 51st General Assembly                               Industry Focuses
Explore Asia’s business opportunities                                          Agriculture & Smart Agriculture
Participate in matchmaking services and B2B meetings                Green Technology
Partner with Taipei and the rest of the world                                Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Artificial Intelligence  Connect to the digital era                                                           (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Gain industry insights and exchange expertise                             Medical Services & Smart Healthcare
Celebrate the WTCA’s 50th anniversary                                       Smart City
Explore Taipei via Taipei Cycle, a new view on cycling                   Smart Manufacturing
Startup & Innovation

Follow the conversation on social media using #WTCAGA2020.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Mar
2
Mon
51st World Trade Centers Association Annual General Assembly
Mar 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Following the past two General Assemblies in Leeuwarden and Querétaro, this upcoming General Assembly in Taipei will also focus on enhancing the creation of business opportunities. World Trade Center (WTC) Taipei, would like to encourage you to bring your local businesses and lead a delegation to Taipei. WTC Taipei will organize a special Business Meeting session for you and your member companies. You can find great partners not only with Taipei, but with the rest of the world, thus creating more opportunities for cooperation to benefit our respective businesses.

Highlights of the 51st General Assembly                               Industry Focuses
Explore Asia’s business opportunities                                          Agriculture & Smart Agriculture
Participate in matchmaking services and B2B meetings                Green Technology
Partner with Taipei and the rest of the world                                Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Artificial Intelligence  Connect to the digital era                                                           (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Gain industry insights and exchange expertise                             Medical Services & Smart Healthcare
Celebrate the WTCA’s 50th anniversary                                       Smart City
Explore Taipei via Taipei Cycle, a new view on cycling                   Smart Manufacturing
Startup & Innovation

Follow the conversation on social media using #WTCAGA2020.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Mar
3
Tue
51st World Trade Centers Association Annual General Assembly
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Following the past two General Assemblies in Leeuwarden and Querétaro, this upcoming General Assembly in Taipei will also focus on enhancing the creation of business opportunities. World Trade Center (WTC) Taipei, would like to encourage you to bring your local businesses and lead a delegation to Taipei. WTC Taipei will organize a special Business Meeting session for you and your member companies. You can find great partners not only with Taipei, but with the rest of the world, thus creating more opportunities for cooperation to benefit our respective businesses.

Highlights of the 51st General Assembly                               Industry Focuses
Explore Asia’s business opportunities                                          Agriculture & Smart Agriculture
Participate in matchmaking services and B2B meetings                Green Technology
Partner with Taipei and the rest of the world                                Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Artificial Intelligence  Connect to the digital era                                                           (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Gain industry insights and exchange expertise                             Medical Services & Smart Healthcare
Celebrate the WTCA’s 50th anniversary                                       Smart City
Explore Taipei via Taipei Cycle, a new view on cycling                   Smart Manufacturing
Startup & Innovation

Follow the conversation on social media using #WTCAGA2020.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Mar
4
Wed
51st World Trade Centers Association Annual General Assembly
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Following the past two General Assemblies in Leeuwarden and Querétaro, this upcoming General Assembly in Taipei will also focus on enhancing the creation of business opportunities. World Trade Center (WTC) Taipei, would like to encourage you to bring your local businesses and lead a delegation to Taipei. WTC Taipei will organize a special Business Meeting session for you and your member companies. You can find great partners not only with Taipei, but with the rest of the world, thus creating more opportunities for cooperation to benefit our respective businesses.

Highlights of the 51st General Assembly                               Industry Focuses
Explore Asia’s business opportunities                                          Agriculture & Smart Agriculture
Participate in matchmaking services and B2B meetings                Green Technology
Partner with Taipei and the rest of the world                                Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Artificial Intelligence  Connect to the digital era                                                           (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Gain industry insights and exchange expertise                             Medical Services & Smart Healthcare
Celebrate the WTCA’s 50th anniversary                                       Smart City
Explore Taipei via Taipei Cycle, a new view on cycling                   Smart Manufacturing
Startup & Innovation

Follow the conversation on social media using #WTCAGA2020.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Mar
5
Thu
International Trade Luncheon with Consul General of Mexico Remedios Gomez Arnau
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Mar
10
Tue
Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II: Cultural Sensitivity Program
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register Now

Details
March 10, 2020
2 to 3 p.m. ET
1 CCS/CES Credit

Description
The NCBFAA Educational Institute in cooperation with the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce, invite you to attend a webinar on Cultural Sensitivity Programs. During this webinar exporters will learn about cultural norms, traveling overseas, cultural understanding with negotiations and the duty of care for employees. This webinar is for the intermediate U.S. small and medium size business exporter.

NCBFAA and the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce are working closely together to offer this webinar. It will be hosted on mymeetings; please view system requirements here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact NEI Director Cecilia Ferrara at nei@ncbfaa.org.

Conference Registration

Pass Name                                                                                                                             Description
Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II: Cultural Sensitivity Program                         Cost: $25/per person

Mar
12
Thu
STEP: CosmoProf Bologna
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna show is the largest beauty trade show in the world convening 265,000+ buyers, investors, distributors, and media from around the globe. It’s not too late to join the California Pavilion at the show!

WHY TAKE PART

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna boasts unique know-how thanks to more than 50 years of international experience in the cosmetics and beauty industry. Meet buyers and distributors from all over the world. Thanks to Cosmoprof’s Buyer Program, you will benefit from a B2B Matching service that the organizers have created to meet the needs of the companies that exhibit with us. Cosmoprof Bologna is the leading worldwide event attended by the most important manufacturers, service suppliers and distributors in the cosmetics industry. Benefit from the brand awareness of the Cosmoprof name internationally. Make the most of a range of distribution channels: from retail to e-commerce, all the way to the professional channel. Strengthening the Italian domestic market, opening up to new opportunities with various distribution channels, targeting new markets abroad and creating new strategic alliances.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Mar
23
Mon
Access Asia: Sacramento, SF, Oakland, Silicon Valley
Mar 23 – Mar 26 all-day

Visiting U.S. Diplomats will be conducting briefings, round tables, and private consultations with exporters seeking to expand or find new international sales opportunities in Asian markets. Limited seating is available at each site, so please register your interest soon!

Please contact George Tastard at GEORGE.TASTARD@TRADE.GOV for more information.

2nd Medical Device Research and Development Summit (MDR&D)
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm
Mar
31
Tue
STEP: FIDAE Show
Mar 31 – Apr 5 all-day

FIDAE is the leading aerospace and defense trade show in Latin America. GO-Biz, in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, is organizing a California Pavilion to showcase six California small businesses. Participation in our pavilion will include access to the trade show, a shared exhibitor booth, marketing, B2B support, and much more.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Apr
14
Tue
Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II: ACE Export Reports for Compliance
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register Now

Details
April 14, 2020
2 to 3 p.m. ET
1 CES Credit

Description
The NCBFAA Educational Institute in cooperation with the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce, invite you to attend a webinar on ACE Reports for Compliance. During this webinar exporters will cover the ACE reporting that will assist in international transactions. This webinar is for the intermediate U.S. small and medium size business exporter.

NCBFAA and the Office of Digital Initiatives at the Department of Commerce are working closely together to offer this webinar. It will be hosted on mymeetings; please view system requirements here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact NEI Director Cecilia Ferrara at nei@ncbfaa.org.

Conference Registration

Pass Name                                                                                                                              Description
Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II: ACE Reports for Compliance                          Cost: $25/per person

Apr
20
Mon
Discover Indo Pacific Business Opportunities
Apr 20 – Apr 27 all-day

Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam

The U.S. Commercial Service Trade Winds program includes an Indo-Pacific focused business development forum in Hong Kong, pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Diplomats, and pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners! Additional country stops are available to maximize your exposure!

To register please click here.

Hannover Messe Trade Shows
Apr 20 – Apr 24 all-day

Hannover Messe is seven leading trade shows and an investment summit all in one. With industry pavilions for Automation, Motion and Drives, Engineering Parts & Solutions; Digital Ecosystems, Compressed Air & Vacuum, Energy Solutions, Logistics, and Future Hub, exhibitors have great opportunities to connect with 215,000+ potential customers from more than 70 countries.

For more information or to register, please click here.

May
5
Tue
94th Annual World Trade Week
May 5 @ 7:15 am – 11:00 am
May
19
Tue
Annual National Association of District Export Councils Conference
May 19 @ 8:00 am – May 20 @ 5:00 pm

 

Annual Export Conference – May 19-20, Alexandria, VA
Registrations are Open

NADEC Annual Export Conference brings together the distinguished speakers, business leaders, high ranking U.S. and foreign government officers, exporters, 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.

Open to All Exporters and Business Leaders!

Join us at this unique conference where you will have the opportunity to

Listen to the business leaders and exporters in break-out sessions and exciting panels on the Trade Policy, Global Market Review, Export Opportunities and Challenges, and DEC Management Best practices
Experience speed-networking with the other exporters, and
Discuss specific concerns and challenges with the experts in table topic discussions
Agenda will include the following panels:

Vital Elements of Modern Trade Agreements

Pros and Cons of a Tariff Approach to Trade Management
Trade Finance for the Small and Medium Exporter
Defense Export Market Opportunities
Defense Export Controls
Expanding to Challenging Areas
Developments with Brexit and the EU
Overcoming Foreign Standards
How Other Nations Promote Trade
Alternatives in Global Sourcing
Teaching International Business
USMCA – Views from the North and South
DEC Partnerships with Like-Minded Organizations
China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Government Programs for Expanding US Companies around the Globe
Foreign Government Policy Influence on Trade
Foreign Market Competitiveness
The Trade War with China

Speakers and Panelists

Senior Executives and Representatives of the Large, Medium, and Small Size Businesses
Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
U.S. Trade Representative
EXIM Bank
Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Industry Trade Advisory Committee Members
U.S.- Foreign Country Business Councils
District Export Councils
Trade Promotion Agencies
Fee

$149-$249 until March 31, 2020.
$149-$299 after March 31, 2020.

For information or to register, please click here.

Jun
1
Mon
2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm

The 2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit will build on the success of this year’s event, including a return of the SelectUSA Tech program, Industry Row, and the dynamic mobile networking app. Topics ranging from infrastructure to workforce development will once again feature prominent industry experts and government officials.

Subscribe for updated https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USITATRADE/subscriber/new?topic_id=USITATRADE_1988

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.