Local Trade Events

Local trade events can help you learn about exporting through networking with other exporters, trade professionals, and potential business partners.
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Roadmap to Global Markets for Early-Stage Medical Technology

Understanding International Regulatory Pathways: May 18, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
Positioning Your Med Tech Company for Success in Global Markets: May 25, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST
Locations: Virtual
Cost: Varies
For details, click here

Join the Mid-Atlantic Network of the U.S. Commercial Service for a three-part webinar series designed for early-stage and/or new-to-export medical technology companies.  The series will provide an overview of international market opportunities, an explanation of regulatory pathways for med-tech companies, and how to position your company for success in global markets.

South America Trade Mission and Business Conference

Dates: May 15 – 20, 2022
Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Cost: Varies
For details, click here

Learn how your company can explore markets in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay. U.S. companies will have the opportunity to have consultations Department of State economic/commercial state officers with expertise in each region’s market. 

Minority Business Focused Trade Mission to Italy, Portugal, and Spain

Dates: May 15 – 21, 2022
Locations: Italy, Spain, and Portugal
For details, click here
Registration Fee: $2,200

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing an executive led Minority-Business Focused Trade Mission (MBTM). This mission is aligned with a key goal of the Biden-Harris Administration to build back better with equity. The purpose of the mission is to provide opportunities for U.S. companies to access the Southwestern European regional market and increase U.S. exports to the European Union (EU) region by connecting U.S. firms and trade associations to pre-screened business prospects. Trade mission activities will be designed to target the export assistance needs of minority businesses.

Export Violations: Top 3 Overlooked Activities

Dates: May 17, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Locations: Virtual
For details, click here
Registration Fee: Free

Join the Lehigh Export Network, the U.S. Commercial Service, and the Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C. for this webinar about how to safeguard against export violations. In this presentation you will learn about the top 3 overlooked activities you must be aware of when exporting to safeguard against Export violations. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Business Opportunities with Colombia: Conversation with Ambassador Pinzón

Dates: May 18, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Locations: Community College of Philadelphia
For details, click here
Registration Fee: $0

Join the DOC, CCP PowerUp, and ProColombia to hear about business opportunities in Colombia—and between Colombia and Philadelphia, from Ambassador Pinzón himself. The Ambassador and representatives from ProColombia will discuss information about current trends between Colombia and the U.S. in trade, investments, innovation, and where opportunities exist, in import/export, logistics, health care and health techs, and other industries. This meeting is open to small and larger businesses interested in trade and business opportunities, as well as economic development organizations.

2022 NADEC Annual Export Conference

Dates: May 19 – 20, 2022
Locations: Washington, D.C.
Registration Fee: Varies
For details, click here

Join us for this year’s NADEC conference, which will be offering two tracks: Trade Policy & Global Market Updates and Export Opportunities & Challenges, each with multiple breakout sessions presented by expert speakers. You can also look forward to hearing Keynote Speakers from USCS and meeting up with colleagues at networking events.

Cyber Security Business Development Mission to India

Dates: May 23 – May 27, 2022
Locations: New Delhi and Mumbai with optional stops in Bengaluru and Hyderabad
Registration Fee: $3,200 for SMEs, $6,000 for large firms. $1,000 for additional participant
Each additional optional stop: $950 for small firm, $2,300 for medium firm, $3,400 per large firm
For details, click here

The U.S. Commercial Service is hosting the Cyber Security Business Development Mission to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to some of India’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.

This mission will assist U.S. companies in finding business partners to which they may export their products and services to in the region. 

Top 3 OFAC Mistakes Even Experienced Exporters Make

Dates: May 24, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Locations: Virtual
Registration Fee: Free
For details, click here

Join the Lehigh Export Network, the U.S. Commercial Service, and the Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C. for this webinar about how to safeguard against export violations. In this presentation you will learn about common mistakes even experienced exporters can fall victim to and how to avoid them. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

ExporTech 2022

Dates: TBD Spring 2022
Locations: Virtual
Registration Fee: $2000
For details, email Tony.Pu@trade.gov

Join the U.S. Commercial Service for ExporTech, a national export program designed to accelerate export growth for small and medium-sized manufacturers and service providers. The program offers local support to help companies enter or expand in global markets, navigate the export sales process, and develop an export growth plan that is vetted by experts. The program is jointly offered by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Upon successful completion of ExporTech, companies will receive up to $1,500 in funding toward export-related services.

ACE Exports Compliance Webinar

Dates: June 7 – 8, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Locations: Virtual
Registration Fee: $95 (group discounts available for 3+ attendees from a single company)
For details, click here

Join the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Census Bureau, and Temple University CIBER for a two-day program that will provide training on the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) through which exports are reported. Speakers will cover direct fillings through the ACE and AES systems, export documentation best practices, Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), and EAR export controls. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a breakout session with Boomerang Carnets who will answer questions on utilizing the ATA Carnet to open new markets, simplify customs clearance for temporary exports and avoid payment of duties and taxes.

Global Energy Show 2022

Dates: June 7 – 9, 2022
Locations: Calgary, Canada
For fees and registration details, email Connie Haider

Join the U.S. Commercial Service in Canada for a world-class collaborative event featuring the largest B2B exhibition and conference. Attendees can engage with industry buyers and sellers, stakeholders and partners, CEOs and professionals to share knowledge and fuel innovation in the ever-changing energy landscape. This event will be inclusive to all energy systems, including features on the exhibition floor and conference in oil sands, hydrogen, wind, solar, petrochemicals, gas and LNG, electrification and nuclear.

18th Annual Global Business Conference

Dates: June 9, 2022
Locations: TBD
Registration Fee: TBD
For details, click here

As the world economy navigates the pandemic, trade sanctions, supply chains snarls and geopolitical threats, now is the time to get the latest guidance from industry experts and exporters alike on best opportunities to restore and grow your export sales. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Selling to the World: Growing a Vibrant, Inclusive, and Connected Economy for Greater Philadelphia.” Attendees will benefit from the latest information on global market trends and strategies for success in global markets. Learn about opportunities in Canada and Mexico, the best strategies to sustain business in China and Southeast Asia, as well as our new Global Supplier Diversity Program aimed at helping minority- and women-owned businesses jump-start export sales.

2022 LGBTQI+ U.S. – Mexico Travel & Tourism Forum

Dates: June 22 – 23, 2022
Locations: Virtual
Registration Fee: $50 – $300
For details, click here

Does your U.S. business or destination welcome LGBTQI+ visitors? Travel & Tourism represents one of the top services exports both for the United States and Mexico. Please join the U.S. Commercial Service Mexico, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and BrandUSA for the first ever LGBTQI+ U.S. – Mexico Travel and Tourism Forum. This two-day virtual forum will connect you with Mexican Travel Wholesalers, Agents, Businesses and Nonprofits who serve the LGBTQI+ community. This forum represents an unparalleled opportunity to support post COVID-19 economic recovery and promote the development of minorities within the United States and Mexico.

East Africa AmCham Hybrid Business Summit

Dates: June 28 – 30, 2022
Locations: Nairobi, Kenya (Virtual Option)
Registration Fee: $250 ($210 Virtual)
For details, click here

The U.S. Commercial Service Presents and Supports the AmCham Business Summit in Nairobi, Kenya at the United Nations Complex, Gigiri. East Africa, the fastest growing region in Africa, is the next big export sales market for US businesses. The Summit aims to expand markets for U.S., Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopian businesses. The AmCham Summit Program will take place within the UN Complex and offers U.S. companies the following benefits: matchmaking B2B meetings and facilitated B2G meetings, private one-on-one meetings to discuss business needs, and access to deal rooms to engage with buyers and sellers.

Education Trade Mission to India

Dates: September 12 – 17, 2022
Locations: New Delhi, Bengaluru, & Mumbai, India
Registration Fee: Varies
For details, email Pinki.Thakker@trade.gov

The United States Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration is pleased to offer an education industry trade mission to three cities in India: New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai from September 12 – 17, 2022.

Bauma 2022

Dates: October 24 – 30, 2022
Locations: Munich, Germany
Registration Fee: Varies
For details, click here

Learn about the construction, building materials, and mining machinery industries at Bauma – the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.

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