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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ExporTech 2023

Date: TBD Fall 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.

Understanding Cybersecurity

Date: January 10, 2023
Locations: Virtual
Registration Fee: None
For Details, see here

This webinar will review the fundamentals of cybersecurity and the threats and the countermeasures you can put in place to protect yourself and your organization.
We will review common threats such as malware, phishing, and social engineering, explore best practices for securing your data, and discuss web security challenges.

Attendees will learn:

-What is cybersecurity and why it is important to small businesses?
-How to recognize common threats
-Ways to protect your business

IP Protection in China

Date: January 12, 2023
Locations: Virtual
Registration Fee: None
For details, email Linda Foerster at lfoerster@pa.gov

Attend a complimentary virtual webinar on maximizing IP protection in China presented by the PA Shanghai Authorized Trade Representative Office and the PA Office of International Business Development. Learn about federal and state resources for ensuring copyright protection when operating abroad in global markets.

International Trade Show Selection and Maximize Your Investment (Go Global)

Date: February 16, 2023 I Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Locations: Virtual
Registration Fee: None
For details and registration: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/30079

If you are looking at expanding your business internationally, then international trade fairs (or international trade shows as they are called in the US) offer excellent opportunities to present your brand overseas and search for new partners. Find buyers at U.S. and international trade shows. Trade shows are “shop windows” where thousands of companies from many countries display their goods and services. They are a marketplace where buyers and sellers can meet with mutual convenience. Attend this webinar and prepare your business to take a leap into visiting or exhibiting at an international trade show.

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