Local Trade Events

Local trade events can help you learn about exporting through networking with other exporters, trade professionals, and potential business partners.

Current Events

Doing Business in South America Series

Date: March 17th – August 4th, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $200 for all 10 calls, or $35 per call
For details click here.

Learn about several high prospect sectors in the region, associated opportunities, reasons to consider doing business in South America, and the U.S. Government resources available to support your company in the region.

·         July 20 – Doing Business in Guyana

·         Aug. 4 – Doing Business in Bolivia

Copyrights & Music Licensing in China Brownbag

Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
For details and to register, click here

Join ITA and the American Association for Independent Music (A2IM) for an opportunity to learn about copyrights and music licensing in China and pose questions to IP experts. It will be an informal, brownbag-style session in which Q&A will predominate. Participants will have the chance to submit their questions before the webinar and of course, will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. This will be a space for U.S. music companies and organizations to clear up any IP inquiries pertaining music in the Chinese market. Submit your questions to Marisel.Trespalacios@trade.gov. This will allow our team to prepare well-researched answers.

U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2021

Date: July 27 – 29, 2021 (GMT-4)
Location: Virtual Conference
To register, click here

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will hold this year’s 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit virtually to build sustainable partnerships and opportunities between key government and private sector decision-makers across America and the African continent. With participation from over 1,000 U.S. and African business executives and government leaders, this year’s CCA Summit will give your organization a seat at the table in building new pathways to strengthen the economic partnership between the United States and Africa. The Summit will spotlight the next phase of growth in the U.S.-Africa economic partnership, focusing on key strategies such as: health security, African regional and U.S.-Africa trade, the future of Energy, agribusiness, digital transformation, manufacturing ecosystems, trade finance and more.

Export Finance Webinar

Date: Thursday, July 29, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
To register, click here

Come with your questions on financing your exports ambitions and join the Commercial Service, Ex-Im Bank, and SBA in a virtual chat. This discussion will cover the key federal resources available to companies seeking to expand their business in international markets.

This one-hour online session will explain how to access export finance information and services from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the U.S. Commercial Service. Learn how to increase revenues, enter new markets with less risk, and capture market share from your international competitors. For more information, please contact: Lauren.Coughlin@Trade.gov.

Taiwan’s Booming Renewables Sector: Green Energy Opportunities for U.S. Business

Date: Tuesday, August 10th, 8:00 pm EDT
Location: Webinar
For details and to register, click here

Cost: $25 for U.S. Companies

Join the U.S. Commercial Service for a discussion on renewable energy in Taiwan with speakers from Swancor Renewable Energy, Vena Energy, and the American Institute in Taiwan to discover business opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

Taiwan plans to generate 20% of its energy from renewable energy by 2025, up from 5% in 2020. Energy policy calls for significantly less coal, more LNG, increased renewables and a “nuclear-free homeland”. Between 2021 and 2035, Taiwan will add 15.7GW of offshore wind power. For solar energy, Taiwan will add 14.2 GW by 2025. Current unfinished wind and solar projects value is approximately $82.9 billion.

Disrupters & Creators: Women in STEM 

Date: August 24, 11:00am EST – 12:00pm EST
Location: Webinar
To register, click here

This coffee chat provides a platform for U.S. women business leaders in the STEM sectors, interested in doing business in South Africa, to network with women in the market and exchange best practices. Connect with other women business leaders in STEM sectors and gain insights into the South African market. Hear first-hand from South African women in STEM about their challenges and in-market opportunities, which can guide business decisions and interests in the South African market. Click here for information about this event and more. 

WBG Virtual Vendor Forum for Woman and Minority Owned Businesses in North America and Europe

Date: September 14th | 8:00 am to 10:00 am EDT
Location: Virtual Event
To register, click here

Join us for an engaging presentation by the World Bank Group (WBG) Corporate Procurement unit to learn how to do business with the WBG, what we purchase, and what we are doing to include woman-owned and minority-owned businesses in our own supply chain. Early Registration opens now! Click here for more details.

MENA Summit on Infrastructure

Date: September 14th – 18th, 2021
Location: Egypt and Tunisia
For details click here

Summits will feature top decision makers from Ministries and procuring agencies who will present on upcoming infrastructure projects in renewable and emerging energy, oil & gas, power storage, transmission, transportation to the attending American companies. Exclusive information about U.S. government and other project financing resources, and tendering and supply processes. 

19th Annual World Trade Centers Day Awards

Date: September 30th, 2021
Location: Fairmont Water Works in Philadelphia
To register, click here

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia is organizing its Annual World Trade Centers Day Awards conference in person at the Fairmont Water Works in Philadelphia. The conference will bring together corporate, government, diplomatic, and academic leaders gather to recognize the contributions of World Trade Centers toward peace and prosperity across the globe. The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia has marked this occasion by recognizing regional business leaders and leading companies for their global achievement, vision, and contribution to making Greater Philadelphia a world-class region.

Cyber Security Business Development Mission to South America

Dates: October 18-25, 2021
Location: Webinar
For details click here.

This mission aims to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to some of South America’s most rapidly growing information and communication technology (ICT), security, and critical infrastructure protection markets. It will assist U.S. companies in finding business partners to which they may export their products and services to the region.

Cyber Security Business Development Mission to India

Dates: November 8-12, 2021
Locations: New Delhi and Mumbai, with optional stops in Bengaluru and Hyderabad
For details, click here.
Fees: $3,200 for SMEs, $6,000 for large firms, additional fees may apply

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 and gain greater exposure to India.

Questions? Please e-mail  Suzette Nickle, Gemal Brangman or Pompeya Lambrecht
Phone: Suzette 303-844-5655,  Gemal 202-482-3773, or Pompeya 703-235-0102

Trade Wins 2022

Dates: March 6-8 (Additional stops March 3rd-10th)
Locations: Dubai, UAE (Additional stops in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Israel)
For details, click here
Registration Fee: $2,200

Trade Winds, the largest U.S. Government led trade mission and business development forum, is coming to Dubai during World Expo! Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, Trade Winds features meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from over 20 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, exciting conference programming, optional pre-arranged matchmaking & plenty of networking!

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