Upcoming events: Resources for “Going Global”

Below are upcoming U.S. Commercial Service initiatives designed to connect you to business opportunities around the world.

Event: 5th Annual International Trade Conference – Hot Market Watch: Selling to Brazil, China and India
Venue: Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Date/Time: October 19, 2010; 7:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $150/$125 for additional company representatives
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/cincinnati/conference.html

Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service Cincinnati, this year’s conference will provide market updates, tools, and resources for companies interested in selling to or expanding further into these countries. Presenters will include U.S. Department of Commerce international trade experts, as well as international companies and organizations sharing their expertise and resources for Brazil, China and India. In addition to conference plenary sessions, there will be over 10 break-out sessions to choose from. Selected topics for each country will include: market overviews; economic outlooks; customs and logistics; financial considerations; legal considerations; taxation/accounting; regulations; second-tier cities in China and India; and company experiences. For more information, please contact Marcia.Brandstadt@trade.gov

Event: 2010 International District Export Council Conference – Capitalizing on America’s Export Advantages: Green and Innovation
Venue: Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario
Date: October 24 – 27, 2010
Learn more: http://www.decconference.com

North America’s premier international trade conference will take place in Detroit for the first time, with complementary activities in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow will be speaking to push forward President Obama’s “National Export Initiative” goal of doubling exports in 5 yrs to grow millions of jobs in the United States. Learn about export opportunities, especially in the areas of innovation and clean tech, or “green.” Hear high level speakers from the U.S. and Canadian governments, including the Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank. Obtain strategies from top industry leaders to help your business expand internationally – including the President of Pixar Animation Studios and CEO of ArvinMeritor. Learn about innovative concepts in trade finance and methods to protect your intellectual property. Take advantage of outstanding networking opportunities. The conference includes a briefing from the Canada Border Services agency in Windsor, Ontario, a tour of the Ford Rouge plant, and a reception at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. For updates join LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=2936731

>> If you have any questions about these initiatives, please contact your local U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist. To find the trade specialist nearest you please visit http://www.buyusa.gov/home/us.html


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