Event: 3rd Annual Ohio Global Summit; other Ohio Economic Development events

NEW: The 3rd Annual Ohio Global Summit and the Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Awards luncheon ceremony will take place in Columbus on Wednesday, September 22.  Further details on the event will be announced soon.  Registration is now available, though, by visiting here.  Contact the Global Markets Division for more information at (614) 466-5017.

NEW: State of Ohio International Office Managing Directors’ Annual Ohio Week: During the week of September 20th, the Managing Directors of Ohio’s 11 international trade and investment offices will be in Ohio.  During this week, the Global Markets Division will be conducting one-on-one company meetings at three different locations – Cincinnati on Monday the 20th, Akron on Thursday the 23rd, and in Columbus on Friday the 24th.  Further information on these events will be announced soon.  In the meantime, if your company is interested in meeting with any of the Managing Directors, please contact the following:

  • Cincinnati, Monday 09/20 – Mr. Alex Kohls by phone at (614) 466-0262 or email.
  • Akron, Thursday 09/23 – Mr. Sean Corson by phone at (614) 728-4775 or email.
  • Columbus, Friday 09/24 – Ms. Cynthia Cole by phone at (614) 466-5281 or email.

The State of Ohio and Saitama Prefecture Sister-State 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held at the Statehouse Atrium in Columbus on September 10, 2010. A business seminar will take place from 2:00 – 4:00 PM with a signing ceremony involving Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Saitama Governor Kiyoshi Ueda beginning at 4:30 PM and a reception to follow. To register, please click here.  For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Global Markets Division at (614) 466-5017.

Other International Events Around Ohio:

For a comprehensive list of US Department of Commerce trade missions, please click here.

August-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 website for more details on their programs, or click here for events of interest in Ohio.

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.

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 15, 2010 – Often as companies develop, it is necessary to find partners who can help them grow and expand overseas. Join Judy Huang of 889 Global Solutions from 7:45AM – 9:00AM at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for a discussion on Sourcing and Contracting Internationally. Judy has extensive experience with assisting global companies in sourcing from China. The cost is free for students and Chamber members and $10 for non-members. Call (859) 578-6397 for details.

September 16, 2010 – The Miami Valley International Trade Association (MVITA) kicks off its new year at The Schuster Center with the Annual Dinner. Join MVITA members in The Donor’s Lounge for a delightful dinner and interesting program from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.The cost is $50 for MVITA members, $60 for non-members, and $30 for students. For more information, contact Jim Ireton by email.

September 26-29, 2010 – The International Economic Development Council’s 2010 Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus. Join IEDC for the world’s largest gathering of economic developers as we discuss the new paradigms of economic development: new tools, new uses, new ventures, and new directions following the perfect storm of 2008 and 2009. For more information, click here.

September 27-30, 2010 – Italian renewable energy company Relight will be in the United States as part of a trade and investment mission organized by the Italian Trade Commission. The company is looking to invest in and develop renewable energy plants in the US, and aims to meet with state and regional EDO representatives specifically from the Great Lakes area. Relight will be in the New York area September 27-28 and tentatively elsewhere September 29-30 based on their needs and meetings. If interested, contact Richard Fishler at (212) 848-0327 or by email.

October 9, 2010 – The 1st Huntington Park Culture Festival will take place from 12:00PM – 6:00PM as a day of celebrating the different cultures found in Columbus and Central Ohio. Be sure to visit the Clippers and Huntington Park websites for updated information along with vendor and performer information. A minimal fee of $5 for adults will be collected at the door, while children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over will be admitted free. Please contact Joyce Martin at (614) 462-5250 or Gale Gray at (614) 645-1950.

October 15, 2010 – The 2010 Basic Export Compliance Seminar will be held at the Hilton Cincinnati Airport from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Expeditors and Tradewin® are pleased to work together to help companies respond to regulatory challenges including export jurisdiction, licensing issues, and regulatory updates. To register, contact Allison Schier by email, or call 859-692-2641.

October 19, 2010 – The 5th Annual International Trade Conference – Hot Market Watch: Selling to Brazil, China & India, presented by Xavier University, the Southern Ohio District Export Council, and the U.S. Commercial Service, will feature U.S. Commerce officials along with international companies and economic development representatives who will share their expertise and resources for Brazil, China and India. This conference will provide market updates, tools, and resources for companies interested in selling to or expanding further into these countries. Details can be found online or by calling (513) 684-2944.

October 20, 2010 – Paul Allaer of Thompson Hine LLP will lead a discussion on Red Flags in International Payments: How to Avoid Bribes, Off-Shore Tax Evasion, and Other Suspect Payments at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce from 7:45AM – 9:00AM. Learn some of the signs that can lead to trouble for your company. The cost is free for students and Chamber members and $10 for non-members.

October 20-21 – The Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Show (AMTS), produced by the Dayton Tooling and Manufacturing Association (DTMA), is the region’s largest and only annual advanced manufacturing and technology-specific trade show. It’s your opportunity to network, assess trends, and review new technology. Exhibits will be held at the Dayton Airport Expo Center from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20; and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21. Cost and parking are free for all attendees. More information is available online.

October 24-27, 2010 – The National District Export Conference is entitled “Capitalizing on America’s Export Advantages: Green and Innovation” and will feature world-renowned businesspersons and high-level government officials. Billed as the largest North America conference in 2010 devoted to exporting, the Conference is expected to attract more than 500 attendees. There will be a private briefing in Windsor, Canada to attendees by the Canada Border Services Agency, as well as opportunities to meet with Canadian businesses. Conference details can be found online.

October 25- 27, 2010 – The Ohio Economic Development Association 2010 Annual Summit will be held at The Conference Center at NorthPointe in Columbus. The theme is “Connecting for Success” and will offer opportunities to meet with workforce development, state leadership, and economic development professionals. Details and registration information are available online.

November 17, 2010 – International American companies are no longer comprised of only US perspectives. Learn and share your stories in an interactive session titled Making Business Decisions Internationally on navigating the landmines of assumptions and cultural biases. Dr. Mike Webb, International MBA professor from Xavier University, will lead this insightful discussion at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce from 7:45AM – 9:00AM. The cost is free for students and Chamber members and $10 for non-members.


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