International Events


2023 Taiwan Trade Shows
Jan 1 @ 6:36 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:36 pm
Access Africa Now Webinar Series
Apr 11 – Sep 27 all-day

Join the U.S. Commercial Service for Access Africa Now!
Every Second Wednesday from February to September 2023

Why attend this webinar series?

  • Companies that successfully export to Africa always “know before they go” by gathering market intelligence and talking to others who have been there. This series of webinars will share business opportunities in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola and Ethiopia. The presentations will include market information, as well as opportunities and challenges.
  • Participants will meet on-the-ground U.S. Department of Commerce staff who can assist you in entering the sub-Saharan Africa markets.
  • Participants will also hear the stories of other U.S. companies that have succeeded on the continent and will have an opportunity to ask questions to tie their experiences to your own company goals.
Trade Mission 2: California Water Tech Trade Mission to Mexico
Jun 5 – Jun 9 all-day

What is this Mission?

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is planning an in-person water-focused trade mission to Tijuana and La Paz from June 5-9,2023.

California companies with a vested interest in water reuse and water infrastructure projects are invited to join the delegation to showcase cutting-edge technology that is currently needed for a series of recently announced infrastructure projects to be funded by the Mexican and U.S.governments.

GO-Biz will work with the State of Baja CA, Baja California Sur, the U.S. Commercial Service, and TMA BlueTech to arrange a series of business meetings for California companies to meet with Mexican government officials and the Mexican private sector overseeing a series of infrastructure projects throughout Baja Norte and Baja Sur.

Export Compliance: Best Practices 2023
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Export control compliance entails making sure you have control over your export from start to finish. It also means that you have checked it against the local and international laws and regulations that guide global, regional or country-specific trade. Please attend this webinar to learn the latest best practices in setting up your company’s Export Compliance Program.



Jennifer Diaz

Jennifer (Jen) Diaz is the President and Founder of Diaz Trade Law. Jen is a Chambers ranked, Board Certified International Attorney specializing in customs and international trade. For more than 17 years, Jen has provided legal advice and customized training on import and export compliance to industry, with a strong record of success in mitigating federal administrative enforcement actions. Jen has received many accolades from the legal community, including being recognized by “Super Lawyers” as a Top International Attorney, having an AV rating of “Superb,” and serving as President of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT International) as well as OWIT South Florida. A frequent media commentator, Jen has authored book chapters for The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association, numerous Bloomberg Law articles and other leading publications. Jen is Editor of the Customs & International Trade Law blog recognized by the U.S. Library of Congress as being an important part of the legal historical record.

Trade is a Four-Letter Word (But It Doesn’t Have to Be a Bad One)
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Not that kind of four-letter word, but you know the ones: Hold, Deny, Regs, Govt, SNAP, Pain. Slow. John McPeak has heard it too, and he knows it doesn’t have to be that way. In his more than 20 years as a trade compliance professional, John has shipped computer hardware and oilfield equipment, helped get specialty medicines to patients who need them, and learned a thing or two about building a compliance culture. Join us for a lively discussion of how you can add value, grow in your trade compliance career, and feel good doing it.

Bring your thoughts and questions! This will be a highly interactive session, with topics including (but almost certainly not limited to):

  • No more “Department of No”: How trade teams can add value without shortchanging compliance;

  • Getting comfortable with general licenses: What to do when the law says you can ship but the carrier is skeptical;

  • Bringing your whole self to work: Making the case for curiosity and problem-solving as key parts of your compliance toolkit.

Infosecurity Europe
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day

Infosecurity Europe keeps you connected with everyone in information security. The brightest minds, from engineers to innovators.

We keep you up to date on everything about information security. From the past, challenges we’ve overcome and battles we’ve won to the present.

How information security moved from the back rooms to the boardrooms. We shed light on the future. The advances and innovations.

Join us as we rethink the power of infosecurity and discover what that may mean to you.

On the Move In Silicon Valley: Japan and the Search for Mobility Tech
Jun 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Date and Time:

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 3:30 pm (PDT)



Co-Creation Room, Hitachi Vantara, 2535 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Light food and drink will be provided.



• 3:00-3:30 pm: Registration

• 3:30-5:20 pm: Program | Japanese multinational mobility manufacturers and Silicon Valley Starups

• 5:20-6:30 pm: Demo, Networking



Join Us and Network with these amazing companies: | Christine Moon, President & Co-Founder

• Brelyon | Alok Mehta, PhD, Chief Operating Officer

• Honda Innovations, Strategic Investment and Open Innovation | Raymond Zheng, Sr. Managing Director

• Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Silicon Valley | Tomohiro Yamada, Senior Engineer

• Toyota Research Institute, Inc. | Junya “Justin” Kida, Resident Board Member

• Yazaki Innovations, Inc | Hideaki “Hank” Akimoto, Vice President, Business Development Group

• Zipline | Dan Davies, Director of Customer Success, Asia

and many more leaders in the industry!

Empowering Women-Owned Businesses for Global Expansion
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2023 Canada Specialty Beverages and Food Outbound
Jun 25 – Jun 30 all-day

The Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA®) and the 13 Western State Departments of Agriculture announce participation and registration in the following activity, which is brought to you by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service:

Specialty Food & Beverage Outbound to Canada
Toronto & Vancouver, Canada
June 25 – 30, 2023

Canada was the third largest export market for U.S. food and agricultural exports in 2021, importing $25 Billion of U.S. high-value, consumer-oriented goods. Unparalleled regulatory cooperation, comparability and trustworthiness in food safety systems, sophisticated transportation logistics and financial markets, geographic proximity, similar consumer preferences, and relatively affluent consumers are among the reasons why Canada continues to offer excellent export opportunities for new-to-export small- and medium-sized U.S. companies.

Buyers will spend two full days in each city in Canada. WUSATA participants will have tailored business meetings to showcase products to potential buyers in the specialty food and beverage sector.

Select USA San Francisco Spin-off Program
Jun 30 all-day

This program, co-hosted by GlobalSF and QB3, is designed to give participants the opportunity to delve into the vibrant biotech economy in the San Francisco Bay Area. This one-day program will provide an overview and analysis of the region’s biotech industry, look at support and incentives for investment, examine the relationship between research institutions, accelerator programs, and startups, and provide opportunities for matchmaking. Participants will emerge with a solid understanding of the toolkit needed to participate in the dynamic biotech environment here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A full-day program starts at 9 am and ends at 4:15 pm. View the full program by clicking here

The proposed spin-off will include multiple components:

The program will include information on the following:

  • Overview on the biotech sector in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • Opportunities to invest in biotech and biomanufacturing

  • Government financial incentives, services, and programs available to inbound companies and investors

  • Global expansion advising from San Francisco-based firms (presenting on legal, visa, taxes, insurance, banking, HR, marketing, talent, and funding considerations?

Global Diversity Export Initiative Business Mission to South Africa, Ghana, and Optional Stop in Nigeria
Aug 6 – Aug 15 all-day

The Global Diversity Export Initiative Business Mission to South Africa, Ghana, and Optional Stop in Nigeria – August 6-15, 2023

The Global Diversity Export Initiative (GDEI) Trade Mission to Africa is focused on building commercial bridges between U.S. owned or led businesses from underserved communities and business communities in South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria.

  • The mission will begin in Johannesburg, South Africa where participants can have pre-arranged business-to-business meetings with potential partners and customers and be given market briefings from commercial officers and in-country trade experts from South Africa and surrounding countries.
  • The next stop is Ghana in West Africa where mission participants can have pre-arranged business-to-business meetings with potential partners and customers.
  •  After Ghana, mission participants have the option to proceed to an additional stop in Nigeria for two additional days where they can have business-to-business meetings with potential partners and customers.
  • Companies offering products and services in the following sectors exclusively will be considered:
    o    Automotive
    o    Consumer Goods (food companies are not included in this category)
    o    Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
    o    Safety & Security

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. By participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling on their own, U.S. companies will enhance their ability to secure meetings and gain greater exposure in these markets.

Sep 5 – Sep 7 all-day


On its 30th anniversary, THE GREEN EXPO® brings together major international brands presenting their state-of-the-art technology and innovative solutions for the environmental, clean energy and renewable energy sectors.
Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC)
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day
SCEWC Returns in November 2023


Held in Barcelona since 2011, Smart City Expo World Congress has helped smart cities flourish and develop groundbreaking models for a better urban world. In 2022, SCEWC discussed Cities Inspired by People and in 2023 we will welcome Practical Solutions that are already impacting the lives of citizens around the world.