International Trade Lunch with Consul General of Canada Rana Sarkar
Feb 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Opportunities for economic development with California’s second leading trading partner will be the focus when Rana Sarkar, consul general of Canada, is hosted at the annual international trade luncheon by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 27.

The event is co-sponsored by the California State University, East Bay, College of Business and Economics

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Golden Peacock Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 24989 Santa Clara St., Hayward. Reservations must be made in advance HERE. Tickets are $25 apiece and will not be sold at the door.

“We are honored to be co-sponsors of this event and look forward to welcoming to Hayward a representative of California’s second largest trading partner and a historic ally,” said George Low, dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State East Bay. “Students, faculty, and staff from the College of Business and Economics as well as the public will have the opportunity to learn more about current issues in international trade by attending this event.”

“Hayward is a perfect place for the consul general to discuss the bright future for trade between our countries,” said Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. “Here at the center of the Bay Area a growing number of Hayward companies are keeping our chamber busy issuing certificates of origin for their exports.”

RenovAr 3.0 – Investing in Argentina’s Renewable Energy Market – Webinar
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Register at https://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/ .

Date and Time: Thursday, February 28 at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST)

Join Ambassador Prado, Argentine Undersecretary for Renewable Energy Sebastian Kind, and Eduardo Hidalgo, VP for Project, Infrastructure, & Principal Finance at Goldman Sachs, to learn about investing in Argentina’s renewable energy market and upcoming tender set for late March 2019.

Aerospace Fair Mexico 2019
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm


This international fair has brought together around 500 companies from across 35 nations, and accomplished over 4,000 business meetings. Aside from representatives of the field, who bring their important insight, the companies have benefited from access to the latest technological advances in today’s contested aerospace industry.

The business stockholders and companies expected to attend, national and international leaders will also be part of this three-day event. These include 12 state governors, 53 ambassadors accredited in Mexico, 11 defense ministers, 37 air force commanders and a number of high-level businessmen and executives from companies such as Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier, Bell Helicopters, Russian Helicopters, and many more.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here: https://www.f-airmexico.com.mx/

93rd Annual World Trade Week: SoCal – The Engine of Global Trade & Economic Growth
May 2 @ 7:15 am – 11:00 am

For over 90 years, World Trade Week (WTW), an initiative of the L.A. Area Chamber, has been the most extensive and unique program of its kind in the country. Join us for the largest celebration of international trade in the nation at the 93rd Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast.

WTW dedicates itself to educating the public on the importance and benefits of global trade on the local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events.

World Trade is celebrated throughout the month of May with more than 30 events hosted by partnering organizations in Southern California that are jump started by the Chamber’s Annual WTW Kickoff Breakfast with more than 800 guests.

World Trade Week supports college and high school scholarships, high school student workshops, as well as briefings for civic and business leaders interested in benefiting from the global economy.


7:15 am Registration
8:30 -11 a.m. Program

LEARN MORE at www.worldtradeweek.com


Trade Winds Indo-Pacific Forum & Mission 2019
May 6 @ 3:19 pm – May 13 @ 4:19 pm


Are India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh good markets for your products/services?

The 2019 U.S. Commercial Service Trade Winds program includes an Indo-Pacific focused business forum in New Delhi, India consisting of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Diplomats representing commercial markets throughout the region.

Customize an optional business matchmaking schedule, based on input from our Commercial Specialists throughout the region, and grow your international sales through meetings with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners in the following Indian cities on May 8-10: New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata

Optional business matchmaking appointments may also be arranged in Bangladesh or Sri Lanka on May 13.

  • Learn how to increase profits and overcome barriers in the Indo-Pacific region during business development conference.
  • Network with the region’s leading industry and government officials and experienced U.S. and global companies

Want to learn more about these dynamic markets? Click on each to access their Country Commercial Guide: IndiaBangladeshSri Lanka.

Deadline to Register for Trade Winds: March 1, 2019

Register Herehttps://live.eventtia.com/en/tradewinds19/Registration/#

National Association of District Export Councils Annual Export Conference
May 21 @ 8:00 am – May 22 @ 5:00 pm

Don’t Miss the Exporting Event of the Year! 

NADEC Annual Export Conference brings together the distinguished speakers, business leaders, high ranking U.S. and foreign government officers, exporters, manufacturers, 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. Our Focus sectors this year include:

  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Defense & Aerospace
  • Emerging Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Smart Buildings and Infrastructure, and Robotics
  • Export of Education Services

Countdown started for NADEC’s new format of Annual Export Conference. Some of the highlights:

  • Two full days program
  • Distinguished keynote speakers
  • Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross addressed the attendees at both of our conferences in 2018
  • Speakers and panelists from
  • ITA, U.S. Commercial Service, USTR, BIS, OFAC, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, District Export Councils, EXIM Bank, Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITAC), and Business Leaders
  • Panels and break-out sessions focusing on the key export issues and updates:
  • Trade Policy
  • Advanced Exporting topics
  • Export Compliance and Sanctions
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Country and Region Reviews
  • Emerging Markets
  • Table Topic Discussions

Keynote Address by

  • Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (invited)
  • Kimberly Reed, Chair nominee, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.(invited)

Visit your Senators and Representatives with an organized tour by NADEC!!!

Early Bird: $249 till March 31, after March 31, 2019: $289

For more information, please visit: https://www.districtexportcouncil.org/ or https://www.usaexporter.org/annual-export-conference-may-21-22-arlington-va/ 


Select USA Investment Summit
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day

2019’s SelectUSA Investment Summit will take place from June 10-12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton.

Throughout its existence, the Investment Summit has been a key contributor to advancing the Department of Commerce’s mission to support U.S. economic growth and create opportunities for hardworking Americans. Past Investment Summit participants have announced $98 billion in new investment projects which have been responsible for creating more than 150,000 American jobs.

For more information, please visit: https://www.selectusasummit.us/Home