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ExporTech: Fast track to Developing Strategies for International Sales

January 21, February 18, March 17, 2016

Delaware Technical Community College (Stanton Campus – Newark, DE)

ExporTech in Delaware is organized by DEMEP in conjunction with the US Commercial Service, Philadelphia. The program’s small workshop size and customized format focuses on merging strategy with results. Throughout the program, local experts knowledgeable in all aspects of exporting are brought in to provide information and guidance and enable companies to accelerate their growth plan and speed to market. ExporTech’s customized agenda and small group discussion format ensure that companies walk away with information and guidance that specifically applies to their business. In the final work session, a panel of experienced international businesspeople reviews and provides feedback on each participating company’s export growth plan.

For more information, please take a look at the flyer!

2nd Annual State of the Port Address

February 9, 2016

Eden Resort, Lancaster, PA

The regional air and sea ports, along with logistics and transportation services, are an integral part of our global supply chain. Join the World Trade Center Harrisburg for the 2nd annual State of the Ports Address, where you will hear the most recent update on Pennsylvania ports from Dominic O'Brien, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, and Scott Miller, Harrisburg International Airport. Program includes full breakfast and refreshments.

To register click here! or contact infor@wtccentralpa.org .

United Kingdom (UK) and European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) Infrastructure Opportunities

February 10, 2016 8:30am-11:00am

Pennoni Associates Inc., One Drexel Plaza 3001 Market Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA

The UK has announced transportation projects valued at $160 billion, and the 2016 Strategic 100 Global Infrastructure Report by CGLA put the UK at the top of its list of locations for project opportunities. Join Kristina Schaferova, Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in London, UK, at the Roundtable on Feb 10th as she will discuss not only UK projects, but opportunities for EBRD projects in Europe.  She will also discuss the upcoming “Innovation in Infrastructure Business Forum” to be held in London, UK on May 25 to 27, 2016.

If you fall into one, or more, of the following categories, please join us on Feb 10:

  • Architecture, engineering, and construction
  • Innovative suppliers to airports, roads/bridges, and rail projects
  • Sustainable products, smart machinery, and equipment
  • Firms bringing efficient or environmentally forward solutions to infrastructure

For more information please visit this flyer.

United Kingdom (UK) and European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) Infrastructure Opportunities

February 11, 2016 8:30am-11:00am

Harrisburg, PA

The UK has announced transportation projects valued at $160 billion, and the 2016 Strategic 100 Global Infrastructure Report by CGLA put the UK at the top of its list of locations for project opportunities. Join Kristina Schaferova, Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in London, UK, at the Roundtable on Feb 11th as she will discuss not only UK projects, but opportunities for EBRD projects in Europe.  She will also discuss the upcoming “Innovation in Infrastructure Business Forum” to be held in London, UK on May 25 to 27, 2016.

If you fall into one, or more, of the following categories, please join us on Feb 11:

  • Architecture, engineering, and construction
  • Innovative suppliers to airports, roads/bridges, and rail projects
  • Sustainable products, smart machinery, and equipment
  • Firms bringing efficient or environmentally forward solutions to infrastructure

For more information please visit WTC’s Website or the UK Infrastructure Opportunities flyer.

Breaking Into the Trade Game: “Making Export Decisions & Selecting the Best Markets”

February 23, 2016 (followed by every Tuesday with last course on March 29)

Philadelphia, PA

Kicking off with course 1 of 6 is an exclusive training program carefully designed by SBA’s Office of International Trade, the U.S. Commercial Service, and its Mid-Atlantic District Export Council to give businesses the skills, strategies, insights, and network of contacts that are necessary to expand sales globally. See the flyer for more information or contact Natalie.Cramer@welcomingcenter.org.

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!

Export University – Export 201

March 1, 2016

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 200 Intermediate Series is designed for managers at exporting companies who are responsible for developing and fine-tuning operations to increase a firm’s export volume.

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

To register directly, click here!

Global Business Conference

March 3, 2016

Drexel University

With a distinguished career in public service, Governor Huntsman served four U.S. presidents in critical roles around the world, including as Ambassador to Singapore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, U.S. Trade Ambassador, and, most recently, U.S. Ambassador to China. He was twice elected as Governor of Utah. Governor Huntsman will offer a timely perspective on the significant changes taking place in China and the Chinese economy. He will also provide important insight on U.S. trade relations globally, the impact of trade agreements such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, and advancing overall U.S. global leadership in an increasingly competitive world economy. 

Find out more on the World Trade Center Greater Philadelphia’s website and click here!

ExporTech: Fast track to Developing Strategies for International Sales

March 8, April 6, and May 11, 2016

Philadelphia, PA

Join the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) in this 3 day program designed to help companies develop and execute their own international growth plan. The program’s small workshop size and customized format focuses on merging strategy with results. Throughout the program, local experts knowledgeable in all aspects of exporting are brought in to provide information and guidance and enable companies to accelerate their growth plan and speed to market. ExporTech’s customized agenda and small group discussion format ensure that companies walk away with information and guidance that specifically applies to their business. In the final work session, a panel of experienced international businesspeople reviews and provides feedback on each participating company’s export growth plan.

For more information or to register, contact Jeff Gossner at jgossner@DVIRC.org or please check out the flyer.

Trade Mission Mexico

April 17- 22, 2016

Mexico City, Mexico

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

Why Mexico?

Last year Mexico purchased over 60 billion dollars in US products in Delaware’s top sectors including: Information Communication Technology, Bioscience, Chemicals, and Agriculture. The Mexico Trade Mission will include Business meetings with distributors, agents, and customers which will be arranged by Delaware’s in-country representative. Potential participants include businesses with physical operations in the state of Delaware who meet qualification criteria.

For more information, please contact Dave Mathe at david.mathe@state.de.us or check out the Mexico Trade Mission Flyer.

Automated Export System Seminar and Workshop (Save the Date!)

June 7, 2016

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

How well do you know the Foreign Trade Regulations ( FTR) and Automated Export System ( AES) ? Are you up to date on recent clarifications? Do you understand how to classify your commodities? This export compliance seminar is a one day program that will bring together experts from the Department of Commerce to provide training on export filing requirements. All those involved in the export process such as U.S Principal Parties in Interest including Manufacturers and Supplies, Export Compliance Managers, Freight Forwarders, Exporting Carriers, Consolidators, and U.S Customs Brokers should plan to attend this valuable event. Key seminar highlights will include: transition to ACE portal, avoiding common penalties, identifying red flags, overview of export classification numbers, and more.

For more information, please contact Tony.Pu@trade.gov or see the attached flyer.



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