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2015 Embassy Wine Tasting and State of the Ports

December 2, 2015

Baltimore, MD

Join the World Trade Center Institute, members, board, and the port community to find out the latest port news directly from Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn while sampling wines from around the world.

For more information and to register, click here!

Export University – Export 101

December 3, 2015

Philadelphia, PA

Export University is a series of courses on exporting that has been designed to give businesses the skills, strategies, and network of contacts that are necessary to expand sales globally. Whether you are just thinking about exporting, or you are looking to expand your firm’s global reach, our courses can give you the tools to succeed. The 100 Introductory Series is created for all levels of personnel at primarily new to export companies seeking skills to identify and communicate with buyers, banks, logistics intermediaries, and others in developing the basics of export transactions.

See the series flier for more information or contact Tony.Pu@trade.gov

To register directly, click here!

World Trade Center Harrisburg’s 19th Annual Holiday Luncheon and Reception

December 4, 2015

York, PA

York, PA, November 23, 2015: World Trade Center Harrisburg will be hosting the 19th annual holiday luncheon and reception on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm at the Out Door Country Club in York.

The keynote luncheon presentation, “Holidays and Gift Giving Customs in Albania”, will be given by Iris Kapo, International Trade Specialist, from the US Department of Commerce office in Philadelphia. The presentation will be followed by a networking dessert reception.

Donations for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank will also be collected during the luncheon.

Cost: $50 WTC Members/$65 Non-Members

For more information please visit the WTC website.

Go Global: Delaware Trade Mission to Germany

December 7-11, 2015

Looking to get into the European market? Germany is the right place to start! Consider joining the trade mission to Germany with Global Delaware from December 7-11, 2015.

Why Germany?

The nation has by far the biggest purchasing power in Europe and the market is mature and competitive. With a population of 81.1 million, Germany's consumer market is the largest in the European Union. With $50 billion exported to Germany in 2014, the nation is the United States' largest trading partner in Europe and the sixth-largest export market for the U.S.

To read more and apply, click here! Deadline is Oct. 30, 2015.

Roundtable: Doing Business in Canada

December 8, 2015

Location TBD

Learn from Nathalie Niedoba, Consul and Head of Investment, why Canada is an ideal market for U.S. exporters.

Why Canada?

Canada has emerged the United States' number one export partner with over $300 billion worth of goods being traded across the US-Canadian border annually. The robust trade relationship fostered by the implementation of NAFTA has also lead to the creation of millions of new jobs in each respective country; suggesting that this trade agreement allows for a multitude of new business opportunities throughout the region.

For more information and to register, click here!

Exporting 101: Lunch & Learn Webinar

December 8, 2015


Join the SBDC’s free online Webinar as part of their International Trade Development Program to learn more about: selecting the best market for your products, promoting your product internationally, international sales channels, basic export compliance issues, incoterms and logistics, pricing and payment, export documentation, and support resources!

For more information, please call (610)758-3980 or e-mail initdp@lehigh.edu.

Exporting to Europe through Trade Shows: Hannover Messe

December 10, 2015

Philadelphia, PA

Join the U.S. Commercial Service, the Small Business Development Center of Temple University, and the German-American Chamber of Commerce to discuss how to grow your exports to Europe via trade shows. Highlighted will be the April 25-29, 2016 Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial tradeshow with: 100+ buyer delegations, 200,000+ attendees from over 70 countries and 6,000+ exhibitors. Learn more about how to take full advantage of European trade shows and Hannover Messe in particular!

To register or for more information on Hannover Messe, contact Kennia Somerville at (215)597-6101, or e-mail kennia.somerville@trade.gov.

Trade Mission to Canada

February 29-March 3, 2016

Toronto and Montreal, Canada

If you are interested in growing your business internationally, you should consider joining Global Delaware on their trade mission to Canada!

Why Canada?

Canada is the largest export market for the US due to the geographic proximity and complimentary business culture. The bilateral investment and trade between Canada and the United States reaches $1 trillion annually. In addition, Canada has the largest growth in GDP of the G-7 countries, and is ranked the most favorable country to do business with of the G-20. The IMF predicts its GDP will grow consistently at 2 percent annually through 2020.

For more information, please contact Beth Pomper at beth.pomper@state.de.us or Dave Mathe at david.mathe@state.de.us. To apply, click here!

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