Local Trade Events

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

Expanding the World of Exports – Developing a New Community of Exporters

Date: May 18, 2023
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Registration Fee: Free
Registration: Link

This trade forum will feature the US Commercial Service, SBA, EXIM Bank, and the MidAtlantic DEC, to address the most common issues to minority and women-owned businesses seeking international sales expansion such as a lack of awareness of export opportunities, access to trade finance, and identifying legitimate international buyers. This program will cover the following trade topics and connect you to reliable contacts and global resources that will place you firmly on the road to exporting success:

  • How to reach international customers and qualify potential partners
  • Financing your exports and getting access to capital
  • Building your network of service-providers to facilitate export transactions

After you’ve heard from the exporting experts, meet 1-on-1 with these trade organizations to answer your questions and steer you in the right direction for global success!

19th Annual Global Business Conference

Date: May 22, 2023 I Time: 7:45 am – 12:00 pm EST
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Registration Fee: Member – $125, Nonmember – $150
Registration: Link

Get the latest insights and strategies for success from industry-leading experts in the fields of exporting, world finance, energy supply, fluctuating international markets, global expansion and more – all tailored for businesses based in Southeastern PA and South Jersey.

Defining Success: The Asian American Dream

Date: May 24, 2023
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Registration Fee: Member – $35, Nonmember – $50
Registration: Link

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. It is a time in which we honor the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

The event will highlight Pratiti Pathak, Leth Oun, Ricki Li, TK Angel Masse, and Zakaria Aslam; five Asian Americans who are successful in their career and entrepreneurship journey despite the difficult journey they have gone through.

U.S. Chamber GreenTech Business Delegation to the UAE

Date: May 29, 2023 – June 1, 2023
Location: Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE
Registration Fee: SME/NGO – $2,500 for 2 people or $1,750 for 1 person; Corporate – $5,000 for 2 people or $3,000 for 1 person
Registration: Link

For details, email: skarle@uschamber.com; Erick.Kish@trade.gov

As the UAE prepares to host COP28 later this year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will leverage its strong track record of convening U.S. business leaders with top Emirati and U.S. government officials to organize and lead a GreenTech Business Delegation to the UAE in late May. The Delegation will spend approximately 2 days in Abu Dhabi and 2 days in Dubai meeting with relevant stakeholders in addition to business networking and cultural engagements. The delegation is a great opportunity to showcase your company and engage on the Road to COP28.

Early Bird Rates expire on May 1, 2023

Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Exports Compliance Webinar 2023

Date: June 6, 2023 – June 7, 2023
Location: Virtual
Registration Fee: $95 per attendee; Group discounts available for 3+ attendees from a single company
For details, email: Tony.Pu@trade.gov

Registration: Link

Organized by CS Philadelphia in collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic DEC and Temple University’s CIBER, the ACE Exports Compliance Webinar will cover Foreign Trade Regulation guidelines, commodity classification guidance, Automated Export System and ACE AESDirect filing, ACE Export Reports, Export Administration Regulations and EEI, and ITAR/OFAC sanctions programs. This webinar is designed to help companies learn how to fulfill export filing requirements, export compliance and learn how to avoid costly mistakes. Speakers include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Industry and Security, and the Mid-Atlantic District Export Council who will be providing export filing and trade compliance training to company representatives involved in the export process such as Exporting Carriers, Consolidators, U.S. Customs Brokers and Compliance Software Providers.

CE Mark: Passport to Selling in Europe Webinar

Date: June 8th, 2023

Location: Virtual

Registration Fee: $35

For details, email: shannon.christenbury@trade.gov

Registration: Link

The CE mark program in Europe continues to change. New Machine and Medical Device regulations,
Brexit, and coming new environmental rules will give U.S. exporters plenty to contend with. This webinar will
discuss these changes and the implications for U.S. exporters.
In this program, you will learn:

  • What is the CE mark?
  • When is the CE mark required?
  • How does a company get the CE mark?
  • European standards and test results
  • EU Market Surveillance Directive
  • New Machine Products Regulation
  • New Medical Device Regulation
  • EU Environmental Program (RoHS, WEEE, Erp, and PFAS)
  • Brexit’s Effects on the CE mark
    Featured Speakers:
  • Bob Straetz – EU Specialist, Office of European Union & Regional Affairs
  • Peter Marton – Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Mission to the European Union

2023 LGBTQI+ Trade Mission to Mexico

Date: August 2, 2023 – August 4, 2023
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Registration Fee:

$950 for Small Companies
$2,300 for Medium Companies
$3,400 for Large Companies

Registration: Link

The U.S. Commercial Service Mexico in partnership with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the 2023 LGBTQI+ Trade Mission to Mexico. This event will promote inclusion, economic development, and trade between both countries within the LGBTQI+ community. Multiple studies show that LGBTQI+ individuals are often considered strongly entrepreneurial, are usually owners of their businesses, and are looking to expand their business activities around the world. The trade mission participants will have the opportunity to engage in business-to-business appointments, each of which will be with prescreened potential buyers, agents, distributors, or joint-venture partners in Mexico City. The mission will also include an evening reception that will feature a travel fair focused on LGBTQI+ friendly U.S. destinations. Finally, participants will be offered a city tour focused to
the LGBTQI+ community. Do not miss the opportunity to increase your business presence in the lucrative Mexican market!

Applications are due no later than Friday, May 26, 2023

Video Submission for Manufacturing Day

Date: October 2023
Registration: Link
For details, email: Wendy.D.Peebles@census.gov

The National Association of Manufacturers in partnership with the US Census Bureau are encouraging new and experienced exporters to share advice and best practices with other small and medium-sized manufacturers on their experience seeking global market opportunities. Selected responses will be posted on the NAM YouTube channel to inspire other manufacturers to export. The goal is to encourage exporters to start exporting or expand their exporting business. Videos are short and should only be 1 minute and 30 seconds in length.

Video applications are due no later than October 2023


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