International 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.

Cyber Security Business Development Mission to India
Apr 19 – Apr 23 all-day

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Cybersecurity Business Development Mission to New Delhi and Mumbai, India, April 19-23, 2021, along with optional stops in Bangalore or Hyderabad, India.

The purpose of this trade mission is to introduce U.S. firms to rapidly expanding markets for cyber-security products and services in India. The mission will help participating firms and organizations gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to India. By participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to India on their own, U.S. companies will enhance their ability to secure meetings in those countries and gain greater exposure to the region.

By participating in the mission, U.S. companies will partake in customized, one-on-one, business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and/or joint venture partners through which they may export their products and services to the region. The Mission will provide opportunities for participants to have policy and regulatory framework discussions with foreign government representatives in order to advance U.S. cybersecurity sector interests and it will provide participants with an opportunity to meet with local governments and/or associations, to foster long-term partnerships, and to share best practices.


Virtual Trade Mission to Kenya
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm
Perspectives on Trade: A Conversation with H.E. Isilio Coelho, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the World Trade Center Washington, DC and the Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group for a discussion with H.E. Isilio Coelho, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. His Excellency will share insights on current trade relations, policy concerns before the Biden Administration, the current economic climate and future opportunities for US companies in this island nation.

* H.E. Isilio Coelho, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the United States of America
* Andrew Gelfuso, Director, World Trade Center Washington, DC, Moderator
* Nelson Garcia, President, Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group, Moderator

Port Congestion – An Update from the District Export Council of Southern California
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Webinar: First Sale Rule – It’s Still Available to Lower Your Duty Exposure, but is the Hurdle Now Higher from Non-market Economies – Speaker GDLSK Erik Smithweiss
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
What’s new in taxation and business laws in 2021?
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

More information coming soon at WIT-LA Event.

What’s New to Look Out for in 2021 for the International Trade Community
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What’s New  to Look Out for in 2021 for the International Trade Community
– Business Laws, Customs Issues, Taxation and Insurance
Providing an overview of what’s new in 2021 especially impacting companies in international trade.

Thursday, April 22, 2021    
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (PST)
Zoom Meeting
Admission: Free  –  With Quiz Prizes!


Brett Tarnet
Owner of Tarnet Insurance
(WIT-LA 2019 Innovative Exporter Service Provider of the Year)
Topic: International Payment Methods
and Risk Mitigation Techniques

Patrick Gill
Of Counsel, Sandler, Travis & Roseberg
Topic: New Trade Laws inter-related
with Customs Issues 

Connie Scotti
Senior Manager – International Tax, Moss Adams
Topic: International Taxation Updates, Implications and Planning Opportunities and New Areas of International  Tax Legislation

A Seat at the Table: In Conversation with Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall
Apr 27 @ 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 second conversation will feature Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, Former White House Social Secretary and United States Chief of Protocol, and author of “Protocol – the Power of Diplomacy and How to Make it Work for You.” Join this dynamic conversation!

FDA 2021 and Beyond, It’s Not Just About PPE
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Webinar – Getting the Crew Back Together: Navigating Frequent Return to Work COVID-19 Storms – Speaker MSK’s Susan Kohn Ross
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
FTA Webinar – Forced Labor – What it is and how to survive an audit
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
California-Baja California IT & Aerospace Virtual Trade Mission
May 3 – May 6 all-day

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), the US Commercial Service and the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce cordially invite you to join this business opportunities mission to discover and plug into current supply chain market opportunities in Baja California. During this mission, California companies will hear from, and be introduced to potential business partners including government officials and prime contractors in Baja California.

This program is exclusive for qualified and selected California small businesses. There is no cost to participate, however registration is required. Interested California companies can register through the California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) by selecting “Mexico IT & Aerospace Virtual Trade Mission” from the list of activities.

Market Opportunities:

IT/Electronics: The electronic industry in Baja California has 184 manufacturing plants and hundreds of suppliers that have generated more than 120,000 direct jobs of which about 64% are concentrated in the city of Tijuana.

Aerospace: Baja California has become Mexico’s most important state for aerospace after four decades of development and investment. Today, Baja California drives the country’s aerospace output with over 80 companies and exports of around $1.8 billion. These companies, however, require inputs and 95% of all supplies are still imported into Baja. This represents a strong sales opportunity for the aerospace industry in Southern California.

Trade Mission Formation:

California delegates will first meet in a virtual group setting with key IT/Electronic and/or aerospace players from Tijuana and Mexicali who will explain their organizations plans, priorities and procurement processes. After the group presentations, California delegates will meet one-on-one with relevant authorities to present their products/services and receive immediate feedback on next steps forward. Based on interest received, additional one-on-one closed door meetings will also be arranged on May 6th.

Meet with:

Sergio Perez, Sr. Strategic Sourcing Director LATAM
COLLINS Aerospace
Bijan Latifzadeh, Director of the Global Strategic Sourcing
Robert Bowen, V.P Operations
Rodolfo Reyes, V.P Operations
Edgardo Blanchett, V.P Operations
David Lopez, General Manager
Rich Burn, V.P Operations
Alberto Garcia. V.P Purchasing
2021 9th Annual World Trade Week Trade Challenges and Opportunities in a Post COVID World
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Port of Hueneme is a World Trade Center licensee, and in concert with our strong team of stakeholders, is hosting this event as part of our overall initiative to advance the businesses of Ventura County and expand their reach into the global marketplace. The focus this year will be on the challenges and opportunities offered by our post-pandemic world.

Join us for this very informative virtual morning that will include

  • Keynote speaker: Marianne Rowden, Former President & CEO
    American Association of Importers and Exporters, Washington, DC
  • Greetings and updates from global partners
  • Economic update for Ventura County
  • Presentation on identifying careers in trade
  • Presentation of achievement awards to trade and commerce partners
World Trade Week SoCal – Global Trade: The Road to Economic Recovery
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
CMEF – China Medical Equipment Fair
May 13 @ 8:00 am – May 16 @ 5:00 pm
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.

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
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.

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.

USA Pavilion Brochure

Sponsorship Opportunities


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.