International Events

 

Jun
5
Wed
Private Sector Opportunities During Ukrainian Reconstruction
Jun 5 @ 8:30 am – 11:45 am
Join GO-Biz and the U.S. Commercial Service in listening into Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis and Ukraine’s Consul General to San Francisco, Dmytro Kushneruk’s discussion on the current state of Ukraine and California’s role in its rebuilding process.

Attend the seminar to gain insight into how federal and state entities are involved in reconstructing Ukraine. The seminar will be presented by the Director of the Office of Russia and Ukraine at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Chief of the Office of Private Sector and NGO Coordination at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Explore U.S. business opportunities in Ukraine, understand how to engage with multilateral organizations, and learn how to utilize federal resources to participate in Ukraine’s energy and construction sectors as shared by industry experts. The event will conclude with a panel discussion featuring California and Ukrainian businesses sharing their insights on operating in Ukraine.

Please see the event website for more information.

Jun
6
Thu
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 (edgereg.net)

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 (cmpinc.net)

 

Jun
13
Thu
Building Bridges: Women in Global Trade
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm


 

The U.S. Commercial Service is partnering with the NEW Women’s Business Center in Canoga Park, California to bring it’s Building Bridges: Women in Global Trade program to the San Fernando Valley.  Build up your sales from foreign markets!

 About the Event

  • Featuring Keynote Speaker Diane Farrell, Deputy Under-Secretary, International Trade Administration of the US Department of Commerce.
  • Resource-networking and two-panel program organized by the NEW Women’s Business Center and the S. Department of Commerce.
  • Designed to support women-led start-ups, small to medium enterprises, or experienced globally minded entrepreneurs – EazyHold, Superhumn, and Kili Medical Drain will be featured guest speakers.
  • Global trade experts and resource partners: SBA, OWIT, DEC, CA GO Biz-STEP, CalOSBA, US Eximbank, Lendistry, 22Fund, SBDC, logistics, legal, and more …
  • Lunch Provided!

Program Topics

  • Success Women-led companies in global trade
  • Trade finance, access to capital, logistics, legal
  • Exporting best practices and accessible resources
  • Resources and trade partners to grow your business.
  • How to connect international buyers virtually.
  • Stay networked with other women-led exporters.Need more info? Click Here
Jun
23
Sun
The 10th SelectUSA Investment Summit
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm

 

 

THE HIGHEST-PROFILE EVENT IN THE U.S. DEDICATED TO PROMOTING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI)

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest profile event in the United States to facilitate business investment by connecting thousands of investors, companies, economic development organizations (EDOs), and industry experts to make deals happen.

The 2024 SelectUSA Investment Summit returns to National Harbor, Maryland from June 23 – 26, 2024 to establish new connections and opportunities to grow through investing in the U.S.

What to Expect

There is opportunity at every turn at the SelectUSA Investment Summit! In addition to the plenary sessions, armchair discussions, panels, academy sessions, pitching sessions, and programs on our traditional agenda, you can expect to:

  • Explore the exhibition hall featuring hundreds of EDOs, service providers, industry experts, and international tech startups.
  • Connect with representatives from 50+ states and territories, companies from 80+ markets, industry experts, and government officials to make your investment deals happen.
  • Gather advice and information from policy and industry experts in 100+ sessions providing you with actionable instruction on everything from developing a workforce to understanding incentives.
  • Form valuable partnerships with industry partners from across the United States.

Apply to Attend

SelectUSA welcomes investors representing international businesses of all sizes that are seeking to establish or expand operations in the United States, as well as U.S. economic development organizations, representatives from U.S. state and local governments, service providers, and associations facilitating direct investment into the United States to apply.

All approved applicants receive:

  • Access to Exhibition Hall
  • Access to 50+ focused sessions on FDI
  • Access to workshops and networking receptions
  • Access to Plenary Sessions
  • Access to Investment Summit virtual networking platform
  • Ability to contact attendees within the virtual networking platform
  • Email support

Those who wish to attend the Investment Summit must submit an application and be approved. Please note the application review process may take up to 14 business days.

Apply Here

Jul
18
Thu
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.

Sep
3
Tue
2024 Green Expo
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) invites California small businesses to register their interest to exhibit within the California Pavilion at the 2024 Green Expo / AquaTech / Intersolar Tradeshow in Mexico City. California businesses that qualify for funding are eligible to participate at a significantly reduced cost.

GREEN EXPO / AQUATECH / INTERSOLAR 2024 EXPO’s support the development of clean, renewable, and efficient systems in Mexico. The shows coincide along one another under one roof to bring together industry leaders in environmental management, water technology, solar and wind energy.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 24, 2024,
or until spaces are filled.

Please see the event flyer for further details.

Oct
22
Tue
Africa Health
Oct 22 – Oct 24 all-day


GO-Biz is awarding up to 3 STEP-eligible California health and medical technology companies with $5,000 in grant funding to offset exhibiting costs at Africa Health. 

Africa Health will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa. This show is the premier healthcare exhibition in the country, bringing together professionals, stakeholders, and decision-makers to share knowledge, showcase innovations, and tackle key sector challenges in the region. The show consists of diverse exhibitors spanning medical equipment, services, and technology as well as it features key workshops. In 2023, the show achieved $131.1 million in business-generated revenue, making Africa Health a crucial networking and learning platform driving healthcare advancement across the continent.

Please see the event flyer for more information

Nov
12
Tue
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
Administration.

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