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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Philadelphia Trade Trends – 2020 Trade Update

Date: December 16, 2020
Location: Virtual
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Participate in this event, presented in partnership with WorldCity, to receive a trade overview of Philadelphia’s trade year to date with comparisons to national averages and previous year’s figures. Hear from leading trade experts such as Chellie Cameron, CEO of Philadelphia International Airport.

The Japanese Fintech Market: Japan’s Road Towards Open Banking Webinar

Date: December 17, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:00pm EST
Location: Virtual, Webex
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Join this webinar to learn about the Japanese financial services sector, highlighting key aspects of the fintech law, as well as new trends and opportunities in the market. Learn from our speakers:

  • Ms. Eriko Nonaka, Secretary-General of the Fintech Association of Japan
  • Mr. Yuki Kishi, Director of the Fintech Association of Japan
  • Ms. Youqing Ma, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, Japan

Please reach out to Lauren Coughlin (lauren.coughlin@trade.gov) if you have any questions about the webinar or other export opportunities for FinTech companies in the Philadelphia region.

DEMEP: Managing Virtual Teams

Date: December 18, 2020
Location: Virtual
For details click here, Cost: $395

Technology is changing our world and how we get work done.  A company’s employees are no longer in the same building, town or even country,  yet they still need to work, function and collaborate as a team.  Like any conventional team, a virtual team consists of a group of people who interact to complete interdependent tasks and work towards a common goal.  Join us for an interactive half day training on how to effectively manage virtual teams.  

ProChile Enexpro IT Services 2021: Virtual B2B Matchmaking Event

Date: January 19-22, 2021
Location: Virtual
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Enexpro IT Services 2021, ProChile Exporter Meeting, is a public–private initiative that seeks to create a meeting point and commercial networking where the main stakeholders associated to Chilean and international information technologies sector congregate. During the event, workshops, seminaries and bilateral business meetings will be held with potential international buyers with the purpose of providing new commercial chances and strengthening bonds and alliances between Chilean and international companies.

In this version of Enexpro IT Services, around 100 Chilean companies will participate from the Information Technology sector as well as almost fifty potential commercial partners from more than twelve countries.

Export Controls Under the ITAR the EAR and Changes Under Export Control Reform

Date: January 20, 2021
Location: Virtual
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Join WTC Harrisburg for a full day virtual ITAR program that includes a morning and afternoon session with a break for lunch. This seminar will provide participants with a solid understanding of Export Compliance under ITAR and the EAR, with a focus n Export Control Reform. Attendees will learn how to properly classify their exports and how to obtain the necessary licensing or permission to export. It will further provide each attendee with an understanding of their responsibilities in supporting their company compliance program.

Global Trade Outlook 2021

Date: January 21, 2021
Location: Virtual
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This event is part of the twenty-first Annual Luncheon Program sponsored by the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago. There will be a presentation by John G. Murphy, Senior Vice President for International Policy, US Chamber of Commerce. Murphy will share his decades of international policy insight and perspective on such pressing issues as: the U.S.- China tariff war; Brexit; trade relations with the UK, the E.U., and more.

MENA Summit on Infrastructure

Date: March 14th – 18th, 2021
Location: UAE and Saudi Arabia
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Date: September 14th – 18th, 2021
Location: Egypt and Tunisia
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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. 

17th Annual Global Business Conference

Date: March 25th, 2021 | 7:45 am – 1:00 pm EST
Location: Alter Hall, Temple University
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World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia and Temple University present the 17th Annual Global Business Conference. The topic of this year’s Global Business Conference is “Thriving with Change – Adapting to Today’s International Business Landscape.” Attend to hear presentations from accomplished keynote speakers and participate in breakout sessions with business leaders.

Connecting You to Answers – Office Hours

Date: Every Thursday | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Webinar 
For details click here.

“Connecting You To Answers” allows you to ask your questions directly to Trade Specialists who can connect you to the most up to date resources in this everchanging business climate: resources include CARES Act resources, SBA, Ex-Im Bank, SBDC, and Virtual Services for international business.

Dial in for a “one stop shop” to local, state, and federal connections.

Supporting your efforts is the U.S. Commercial Service’s top priority as we operate in a virtual environment. Although many businesses are feeling the impacts of the current health crisis, many are also staying forward-thinking and engaged internationally. The U.S. Commercial Service is a resource to you on both those fronts.

PAST Events

Cyber Security and Privacy Protection in the Time of Pandemic

Date: December 8 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST
Location: Virtual
For details click here

Join us for a keynote presentation and panel discussion on trends in cyber security and privacy across the value chain for businesses and government agencies of all sizes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DEMEP: Value Stream Mapping

Date: December 9 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST
Location: Virtual
For details click here, Cost: $395

This workshop teaches participants to use the Value Stream Mapping tool and see the value in their organization, identify waste and put in place a plan to minimize or eliminate it. This training session based on the book ‘Learning to See’ and developed by the Lean Enterprise Institute, walks participants through the Value Stream Mapping tool and the application of Lean Principles using a simple case study.

The Transatlantic Looking Glass: Lessons Learned – A Look Back & Ahead

Date: December 10, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST
Location: Virtual
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Please join the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (BABC) for our Signature Annual Holiday program. The 2020 Signature Annual Holiday event will feature keynote speakers and special guests who will address the importance of this transatlantic relationship, lessons learned during 2020, and provide a look ahead to what we might expect in 2021. We will conclude the one-hour program with a midday celebration including valuable giveaways, trivia, a live cocktail demo, a toast, and networking. Join us to bid 2020 farewell, and to ring in 2021.

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