Upcoming export events – seminars, events, webinars, missions


Last updated on 10/21/2009.

The lastest update from Deb Scherer, Director of the Global Markets Division at the Ohio Dept. of Development:

The Ohio Department of Development’s Global Markets Division is pleased to announce many upcoming international events.

October 22, 2009 – Cincinnati, OH – The Southern Ohio District Export Council (SODEC) and Xavier University will conduct the 4th Annual International Trade Conference, “Selling to Middle East and North Africa” on Thursday, October 22 from 7:00am to 5:00pm.  Topics will include market briefings Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco and Qatar; work considerations in Middle East & North Africa (including visa & immigration); and U.S. export compliance The conference will take place at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati.  Access http://www.buyusa.gov/cincinnati/cincyconference.html for more information.

October 22, 2009 – Columbus, OH – The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is holding a free seminar at the Northeast Conference Center from 8 a.m. to noon.  The purpose of this seminar is to explain how your business may be able to save a bundle by taking advantage of the Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) set up at Rickenbacker.  An FTZ is a USA site that is legally considered outside of Customs territory. So, businesses can import goods into the site duty-free. This lowers the cost of doing business, and can help local companies compete globally.  Call Kathy Mills at (614) 409-3606.

October 23, 2009 – Cleveland, OH – The Organization of Women in International Trade-Northeast Ohio Chapter (OWIT-NEO) is proud to host OWIT International Fall Board Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio on October 23-24, 2009.   Join this group on Friday evening from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Pickwick and Frolic Restaurant and Club, for an insightful panel discussion on the new realities corporations around the world face today, followed by a networking reception. You will have the opportunity to meet our accomplished panelists as well as other individuals from Northeast Ohio that foster or work in International Trade.  For registration and cost, please visit:  www.witneo.org/events.htm.

October 26, 2009 – Cincinnati, OH – The European Chamber of Commerce presents European Country Briefing: U.K from 5:30-7:30p at The Cincinnatian, 601 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.  The guest speakers are European dignitaries who are coming to Cincinnati to present the investment opportunities in their countries, as well as the position of their country in Europe, the relationships of their country with the USA and other significant topics.  For more information or to register, please visit  www.europe-cincinnati.com or contact at 513-852-6510 – eacc@europe-cincinnati.com

October 27, 2009 – Bryan, OH – The Williams County Economic Development Corporation in cooperation with the Export-Import Bank, SBA, Ohio Department of Development and Fifth Third Bank presents Tools to Find and Finance Foreign Buyers from 9am to 12 noon at the New Era Auditorium.  For more information or to register, Call the WEDCO Office: 419-636-8727 or Email: economic@wedco.info

October 29, 2009 – Youngstown, OH – NEOTEC in conjunction with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and Western Reserve Port Authority present International Trade Resources.   This luncheon will give an overview of the Foreign-Trade Zone Program, discuss ITAC’s Exporting Counseling and Training Services, and will provide information on how ITAC can help you grow your business through exports by providing a host of services from export basics to detailed compliance and documentation assistance.  For more information and registration, please visit www.regionalchamber.com under “Member Resources Event Calendar.”  

October 30, 2009 – Cincinnati & Columbus, OH – Frost Brown Todd LLC presents Transfer Pricing:  Problems and Solutions for International Business for a lunch presentation from 12:00pm-1:15pm.  Joe Dehner will discuss transfer pricing and how it is overlooked by companies with foreign operations, why it matters and what can be done to get it right before the tax authorities complain.  For more information or to register, please contact Kathy at kstrunk@fbtlaw.com in Cincinnati or Becky at rjarrett@fbtlaw.com in Columbus.

November 3, 2009 – Cleveland, OH – The China Business Network and The Greater Cleveland Partnership presents China Boot Camp.  This unique half day conference focuses on China business – a custom program that features China market experts from Cleveland for Cleveland.  For more information and to register, please visit: http://chinabusinessbootcamp.eventbrite.com/

November 4, 2009 – Columbus, OH – The Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC) of Dayton, OH presents “Instrumentation, Controls & Electronics, – Industries Bring Power Growth to Ohio” on Wednesday, the 4th of November from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Crowne Plaza Columbus NorthThis program will focus on the future of instrumentation, controls and electronics.  This one day conference is geared to companies in aerospace, sensor, fuel cell, photovoltaic, military, security, service robotics, financial engineering, environmental automation and agricultural automation.  For more information and to register, please visit http://www.emtec.org/events/ice110409.php

November 10, 2009 – Medina, OH – ITAC, Medina County Economic Development Corporation, and Wayne Economic Development Council present Intro to Exporting.  Topics include:  Export Compliance, Export Documentation, Payment Methods, Export Financing, Development of Local Representation in International Markets, Fundamentals of NAFTA.  For more information and to register, contact Jodi Robbins at 330-722-9215 orjrobbins@medinacounty.org

November 12, 2009 – Dayton, OH – The Miami Valley International Trade Association presents Global Cash Management at their November Executive Luncheon from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Marriott Courtyard at UD Arena.  During this luncheon, Steve Skerl, Vice President and Treasurer of Contech Construction Company will share his insights and discuss the considerations in the challenging task of managing working capital outside of the U.S.  For more information or to register, please contact Jim Ireton at mvita@earthlink.net

November 14-19, 2009 – Trade Mission To Bulgaria – The City of Cleveland and the SME Union are leading a trade mission to Bulgaria.  This trade mission is supported by both the U.S. Commercial Service and the Greater Cleveland Partnership.  Participants of the trade mission will be invited to networking events at the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and various other receptions.  Participants will also be able to participate in pre-scheduled appointments with potential buyers organized by the U.S. Commercial Service office in Sofia.  For more information, contact Sue Whitney (swhitney@mail.doc.gov, 216-522-4750) or Shana Marbury (smarbury@gcpartnership.com, 216-592-2249).

November 15-21, 2009 – China – Columbus-based SinoConnect is coordinating a mission to the 11th China Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzhen, China.  The purpose of the mission is to assist Ohio-based high-tech companies understand the Chinese high-tech market, identify partners, and locate projects in this rapidly growing market.  Contact Monica Xia at 614-218-4538, or email monica.xia@sinoconnect.com.

January 13-14, 2010 – Israel – The Ohio-Israel Agriculture Initiative will participate in the “Ohio Booth” at AgroMashov International Agricultural Tradeshow in Israel and is recruiting Ohio companies to participate in the event.  For more information please contact Sarah Horowitz at 216-691-9997 or E-mail sarah@negev.org.

January 30 -February 2, 2010 – Trade Mission to Italy – The European American Chamber in partnership with the US Commercial Service is leading a trade mission to Milan, Italy.  The purpose of this trade mission is to assist Greater Cincinnati companies identify and meet with prospective trade partners in Italy. Participating companies will have access to the Gold Key Services of the U.S. Commercial Service: customized market research, appointments with prospective trade partners etc. Deadline to register is November 15th, 2009.  For more information, please contact Anne Cappel, anne.cappel@europe-cincinnati.com or 513-852-6510.


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