ODOD Global Markets Division future networking events

The Ohio Department of Development’s Global Markets Division would like to bring a few unique networking opportunities to your attention:
June 8, 2010 – 2010 Export Finance Conference, presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a one-day seminar to learn different ways finance export sales.  To learn more about the conference, visit here or call 216-522-4750.

June-October 2010 – US Department of Commence conducts numerous Webinars and local seminars on various topics and industries, in addition to trade missions and trade shows around the world.  Visit the USDOC Web site for more details on their programs, or click here for events of interest in Ohio.

September 12-14, 2010 – The Midwest U.S.-Japan Association will hold its 42nd Annual Conference, Powering the Future; Transformation & Growth Strategies, in Detroit, Michigan. Register online, or contact by email, Marie Gaudette at 312-464-0115, or Karen DeMott by email or at 517-575-9777.


September-November 2010 – The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
has designed its Japan Invitation Program to enable U.S. emerging technology companies to travel to Japan to participate in regional industry exhibitions. For 2010, the theme of these exhibitions is Green Technology. JETRO Chicago is now recruiting companies to participate at the following events: N-EXPO KANSAI (September 1-3); ECO-TECHNO (October 13-15); and GREEN DEVICE (November 10-12).  For more information on this exciting business development opportunity, contact by email Robert Corder or Kevin Kalb at JETRO, or call 312-832-6000.

About the Ohio Department of Development’s Global Markets Division
The Global Markets Division is extending Ohio’s economic reach into the global marketplace. Ohio’s trade managers and network of international offices in Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Chile, Brazil, Israel, South Africa, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and India promote the exports of Ohio goods and services and work to solidify Ohio’s position as a premier location for investment.

At any given time, a Global Markets trade manager may be meeting with a manufacturer in Mansfield, Ohio or a business in South Africa all with the goal of strengthening Ohio’s economy. A number of Ohio’s most important business partnerships were initiated by a phone call or meeting through the Global Markets Division. We are committed to continuing this success with our new Targeted Global Markets Strategy, where we are developing country-specific strategies focusing on key opportunities in our state’s targeted industries.

With the fourth largest active rail line and airport access in the nation, Ohio’s private, public, and international transportation lines connect businesses with the needs of a changing global economy. Ohio is within one day’s drive of 62 percent of all U.S. manufacturing facilities and within 600 miles of 59.5 percent of the U.S. population, making Ohio the ideal location for domestic and international business.

And the numbers speak for themselves: Ohio is the seventh-largest exporting state in the United States and exported $34.1 billion in 2009. Ohio has consistently ranked as one of the top ten exporting states in the nation since 2001.

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