Upcoming export events and seminars

I received this information this morning from the U.S. Commercial Service and wanted to pass it along to the businesses in the area…

Below are upcoming U.S. Commercial Service initiatives designed to connect you to business opportunities around the world. Please scroll down to learn more about each opportunity.

1) Webinar Series: Trade Winds 2011: “Mexico and The Americas”
2) Webinar: Explore your export opportunities in Central America
3) Event: Complying with U.S. Export Controls

4) Event: Trade Winds Forum – Mexico and the Americas
5) Event: Boost Your Sales by Connecting with Spanish Investors – ServiceSolutionsUSA

6) Commercial News USA Offers Free Portuguese Translation and 2-for-1 Special
7) Promote Your Products in 178 Countries Worldwide for $499

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

Webinar Series: Trade Winds 2011: “Mexico and The Americas”
Venue: Your Computer
Dates: December 17, 2010 and January 17; February 17; March 17, 2011
Time: 11:00AM-12:15PM EST
Cost: $150 per company
Learn more: http://www.buyusa.gov/westvirginia/twws.html
Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=1Q2J

The Americas region is one of the fastest growing economic partners of the United States and many experts foresee this growth to continue over the next few years. U.S. businesses need to be prepared to take advantage of the benefits this growth is creating. This webinar series is a must-take opportunity for new and experienced exporters to gain knowledge of the export opportunities, financing options and best prospects in The Americas region as well as to understand and appreciate the cultural differences, economic conditions and technological capabilities of potential partners. For more information, please contact Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov.

Webinar: Explore your export opportunities in Central America
Venue:
Your Computer

Date: December 17, 2010
Time: 11:00am-12:15pm EST
Cost: $40 per company
Learn more/register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=1Q2G

Central America is the 17th largest market worldwide for U.S. exports. The region enjoys relative stability, growing economies, proximity to the U.S., and adequate port infrastructure, all of which make these markets attractive for U.S. exports. Learn from key contacts at the U.S. Commercial Service Offices in the Region about the export opportunities, challenges and market entry strategies for U.S. firms in Central America markets. Also, participants will get details on our official U.S. Department of Commerce trade mission and business conference – Trade Winds Forum 2011 – The Americas. This webinar is part of our Trade Winds 2011 Webinar Series focusing on how to successfully do business throughout the western hemisphere region. For more information, please contact Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov.

Event: Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Venue: San Diego, California
Date: March 24 and 25, 2011
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/sandiego

This two-day program is led by Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry Security professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. The focus will be on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or re-export without applying for a license; export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements; Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP) concepts; and real life examples in applying this information. Presenters will conduct a number of “hands-on” exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company’s export activities. This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR. For more information, please contact valerie.paz@trade.gov or kathy.l.kelly@trade.gov

Event: Trade Winds Forum – Mexico and the Americas
Venue:
Mexico City, Mexico

Date: April 6-12, 2011
Learn more/register: https://www.buyusa.gov/northcarolina/tradewindsmexico.html

As an official U.S. Department of Commerce conference and multi-sector trade mission, the Trade Winds Forum is your company’s connection to business opportunities in Mexico and the Americas. The Trade Winds Forum is the first step to tap into this $238 billion regional export market. Participating companies will enjoy: Admission to all conference sessions offering market intelligence and entry strategies; Customized business-to-business meetings with pre-screened companies in Mexico’s most industrialized cities – – Mexico City, Guadalajara & Monterrey; and Pre-arranged consultations with Commercial Attaché’s from across North, Central and South America. For more information, please contact Shannon.Christenbury@trade.gov

Event: Boost Your Sales by Connecting with Spanish Investors – ServiceSolutionsUSA
Venue: Online Directory for U.S. Service Firms and Economic Development Agencies
Date: Your firm featured online and at Invest in America events in Spain and the U.S.
Learn more/register: http://www.buyusa.gov/spain/en/usserviceinitiative.html

Spanish investment in the U.S. soared from $14 billion to $43 billion in just three years through 2009, making it the 10th largest investor country in the U.S. The online ServiceSolutionsUSA directory promotes the services of U.S.-based firms and economic development agencies to investors in Spain. This directory gives U.S. companies access and exposure to Spanish clients who seek US expertise in accounting, branding, banking, consulting, global logistics, trade finance, insurance, legal, regulatory, site selection, and other needs. The year-long basic membership fee is waived for companies that join before December 1, 2010. Key Spanish partners supporting this initiative include the Spanish government’s Institute of Foreign Trade, the Spanish Bio-tech Association, the Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain – the largest business association in the country, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain.

Commercial News USA Offers Free Portuguese Translation and 2-for-1 Special
Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers exporters an inexpensive way to promote their products and services in 178 countries worldwide. Now, you can take advantage of a special offer: Buy two ads and get the third ad for free (Based on one-time rates. This does not include Showcase section). Moreover, you will receive a free listing ad in a Portuguese language special insert in the May-June 2011 issue. Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, contact your U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist; call 1-800-581-8533, x 822, or visit http://www.thinkglobal.us, or send e-mail to advertise@thinkglobal.us.

Promote Your Products in 178 Countries Worldwide for $499
Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers exporters an affordable way to promote their products and services in 178 countries worldwide. Now, you can advertise in the USA Product Showcase section of the magazine for just $499. Commercial News USA reaches more than a quarter million buyers worldwide. Reserve your space in the next issue today. For more information, contact your U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist; or call 1-800-581-8533, x 822, or visit http://www.thinkglobal.us/499, or send e-mail to advertise@thinkglobal.us.

The U.S. Commercial Service – Your Global Business Partner. With offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration uses its global Network and international resources to connect U.S companies with international buyers worldwide. 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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