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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Current Events

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. 

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.

·         Mar. 17 – Doing Business in Argentina

·         Apr. 14 – Doing Business in Uruguay

·         Apr. 28 – Doing Business in Colombia

·         May 12 – Doing Business in Peru

·         May 26 – Doing Business in Paraguay

·         June 9 – Doing Business in Ecuador

·         June 23 – Doing Business in Suriname

·         July 7 – Doing Business in Chile

·         July 20 – Doing Business in Guyana

·         Aug. 4 – Doing Business in Bolivia

International Business Forum with Congresswoman Madeleine Dean

Date: April 7th, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am EST
Location: Virtual
For details click: here

Businesses of Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District are cordially invited to join the U.S. Commercial Service Philadelphia, with special guest Rep. Madeleine Dean, as we discuss the importance of international trade and having a strategy to enter new markets and increase international sales. Learn about the small business resources available to pursue export opportunities, overcome obstacles, and hear a success story from an experienced exporter in the 4th Congressional District.

NextFab Rapid Hardware Startup Accelerator

Application Deadline: February 19, 2021
Program Start: April 8, 2021
Location: Virtual
For details click: here

Our RAPID Hardware Accelerator is a twelve-week program focused on helping hardware entrepreneurs jump-start their business by providing them with hands-on technical and business consulting. In addition to access to state‐of‐the‐art equipment, software, and training, NextFab will invest up to $25,000 in each of the four accepted teams.

Learn about India’s Cyber Security Landscape

Date: April 14, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am EDT
Location: Webinar
Cost: $25
For details click here.

Topics include: industry drivers, trends, and key players. Open Q&A session at the end of presentations. Speakers include: Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, IT, Electronics & Communications, Government of Telangana.

Questions? Please contact Suzette Nickle or Pompeya Lambrecht
Phone: Suzette, 303-844-6623 or Pompeya, 703-235-0102

Doing Business in Germany

Date: April 15, 2021 | 11:00am to 12:00pm EST
Location: Webinar
Cost: $25
For details click here.

Join the U.S. Commercial Service for a webinar to learn about the current market opportunities in Germany.

  • Understand economic, commercial trends, and opportunities in Germany, looking specifically at potential changes in demand and best prospect sectors.
  • The webinar will conclude with a question and answer session.

Embargoes and Sanctions – Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series

Date: April 20th, 2021 | 11:00am to 12:00pm EST
Location: Webinar
Cost: $25 per participant
For details click here.

This webinar will provide an update on the current U.S. embargo and sanctions programs in international trade.  This webinar is for the advanced exporter.  

Latin America: Trendy Markets for U.S. Sweets & Snacks

Date: April 20th, 2021
Location: Virtual
For details click here.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service has organized a virtual event to explore new business opportunities in Latin America titled “Latin America: Trendy Markets for U.S. Sweets & Snacks.” The virtual event is targeted to exporters of U.S. packaged sweets and snacks who are interested in moving into the Latin American market. Participants will have the chance to learn about economic and favorable trade conditions in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The USDA will set up virtual business to business meetings between U.S. exporters and Latin American buyers to allow U.S. businesses to showcase their products. Commercial Service Philadelphia is promoting this event.

Infrastructure Opportunities with the City of Calgary

Date: April 20th, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
Location: Virtual
For details click here.
Cost: $35

Expand your Markets
Canada is the largest single export market for the United States and is a highly receptive market for U.S. goods and services. A number of factors, including Canada’s geographic proximity have afforded U.S. firms with a significant advantage in selling to the Canadian market. Are you maximizing your opportunity? Whether you currently export to Canada or are new to exporting, the importance of developing a strategic approach to this market is critical to your success. This webinar series from the U.S. Commercial Service has been designed to help businesses strengthen the skills necessary to effectively do business in Canada.

FAMEX 2021 – Mexico

Date: April 21-24, 2021
Location: Virtual
For details click here.

USCS Mexico will host the U.S. Pavilion at FAMEX’s 4th Edition. FAMEX is the prime Defense and Aerospace exhibition in Latin America. Organized by the Mexican Ministry of Defense and its Air Force (SEDENA/FAM), U.S. exhibitors will meet potential government end-users and business partners. In2019, FAMEX received more than 50,000 visitors, 635 exhibitors, and 39countries participated. For 2021 the U.S. is the honored guest country at Pavilion D.  We are offering a package of incentives to take advantage of B2Bs,B2Gs, site support, business briefing (virtual), and an Official Reception. Kallman Worldwide is our business partner, and the U.S. Pavilion designer and builder. In addition, FAMEX has a dedicated no-cost area to host U.S.  Aerospace Universities and technical schools. Please note the show is planned to be in person and FAMEX has enacted a stringent protocol for sanitation and the prevention of COVID.

Tech Download: Cybersecurity in Malaysia, Singapore & the Phillippines

Date: April 28, 2021 | 8:00 to 9:00pm EDT
Location: Virtual
For details, click here.

Join us virtually to learn about real-time market conditions and commercial opportunities in the cybersecurity sector in Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines. This live interactive and informal program will allow for a discussion-type scenario between participants and the U.S. Embassy teams.

Questions? Please e-mail Andrey.Piroozgar@trade.gov or call at 312.339.6516.

Complying with U.S. Export Controls – Bureau of Industry and Security

Date: April 28-29, 2021 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: Virtual
For details click here.
Cost: $325

Complying with US Export Controls | WTC Harrisburg

This two-day virtual program is led by the Bureau of Industry and Security ‘s professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods, and other items subject to the EAR.

We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; when you can export or reexport without applying for a license; export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements; and guidance in applying this information. Presenters will conduct a number of “hands-on” exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company’s export activities. This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.

This program will be held virtually through Webex and will begin at 8:30 am and end at 5:00 pm each day.  All program materials will be shipped to you prior to the event.

Doing Business in Canada: The Non-Resident Importer Program

Date: May 11, 2021 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Location: Virtual
For details click here.

 The NRI program is designed to benefit U.S. companies by allowing them to sell to Canadian clients on a landed cost basis, streamline the customs process, and reduce paperwork. This webinar will teach US companies about the program.

Doing Business in Russia

Date: May 13th, 2021 | 11:00am to 12:00pm EST
Location: Virtual
Cost: $25
For details click here.

Join the U.S. Commercial Service for a webinar to learn about current market opportunities and challenges in Russia.  

  • Learn from our experts at the American embassy in Moscow and private sector who will offer market overviews and practical advice to U.S. exporters looking to do business in Russia.
  • The webinar will conclude with a question and answer session. 

Doing Business in Canada: Labelling and Certification Requirements

Date: May 13, 2021 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Location: Webinar
For details click here.

U.S. firms that are new to exporting to Canada need to understand the requirements for their products to be properly labeled and certified before shipping them for sale in Canada. This webinar will cover Canadian labeling laws as well what certifications are required for your products.

Incoterms – Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series

Date: May 18th, 2021 | 1:00 to 2:00pm EST
Location: Webinar
Cost: $25 per participant
For details click here.

Learn the most current Incoterms for 2021 and how to best use them for your shipment.  This webinar is for the advanced exporter. 

Doing Business in Canada: Sending Temporary Workers to Canada

Date: May 19th, 2021 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Location: Webinar
For details click here.

U.S. firms that perform work in Canada need to identify the mandatory requirements to send temporary workers across the border before travelling. This webinar discusses work permits, the implications of USMCA and the required documentation when travelling to Canada for work

Caribbean Region Trade Mission – May 2021

Dates: May 23-28, 2021
Location: Virtual
For details click here.

The goal of the mission is to help participating U.S. companies find potential partners, buyers, agents, distributors, and joint venture partners in Barbados/Eastern Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago, laying the foundation for successful long-term ventures to take advantage of market opportunities in the Caribbean region. During the mission, the delegation will have access to US&FCS commercial officers, commercial specialists, and Department of State economic/commercial officers from the markets in the region. For more information, visit www.trade.gov/caribbean-trade-mission 

For questions regarding this program, please contact Delia.Valdivia@trade.gov

Doing Business in Canada: Taxes for the Non-Residents

Dates: May 26, 2021 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Location: Virtual
For details click here.

U.S. firms that are new to exporting to Canada often have questions about how to address Canadian taxes and duties. This webinar will teach U.S. exporters what taxes are applicable for non-resident businesses

ACE Exports Compliance Webinar

Dates: June 8 and 9, 2021 | 9:00am – 1:00pm EST
Location: Webinar
Cost: TBA
For details click here.

How well do you know the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) and the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)? Do you understand how to file your EEI and maintain compliance?

This export compliance webinar is a two-day program to provide training on export filing requirements.

Speakers will cover the following topics:

  • Foreign Trade Regulation (FTR) guidelines
  • Commodity classification guidance and tips
  • Automated Export System (AES) & ACE AESDirect filing
  • EAR requirements and identifying red flags
  • ITAR compliance and OFAC sanctions programs overview

Questions? Contact:
Tony Pu, International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
tony.pu@trade.gov
215.528.3855 (cell)

Digital Services as an Export – Global Technology Export Controls

Date: June 21, 2021 | 1:00 to 2:00pm EST
Location: Webinar
Cost: $25 per participant
For details click here.

This webinar will explain digital services and how export controls are implemented over the Internet.  It will also focus on the importance of a digital strategy.  This webinar is for the advanced exporter. 

Doing Business in Canada: Natural Health Products License and Authorization Process

Date: June 30th, 2021 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Location: Virtual
Cost: $35 per participant
For details, click here.

Since January 1, 2004, all natural health products (NHP) must be approved by Health Canada before they are allowed to be legally sold in Canada. Join us for this informative webinar on how to register and license your NHPs in Canada.

Infosecurity Europe 2021

Date: July 13-15, 2021
Location: Olympia London
For details, please e-mail Pompeya.Lambrecht@trade.gov or call at 703.235.0102

New date: Infosecurity Europe 2021 will now take place from 13-15 July at Olympia London.

Exhibit at Infosecurity Europe

  • Over 15,000 Industry professionals from 82 different countries
  • 74% of visitors authorize or influence security decisions
  • 55% were first time visitors

Please review UK government’s roadmap out of lockdown

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

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