The 2016 UPS X-Port Challenge is coming to Philadelphia!
Philadelphia , PA
UPS is conducting multiple UPS X-Port Challenges in 2016, competitive events that help local businesses connect to the world. This exclusive UPS competition gives your business the chance to showcase your product(s) and gain access to tools and resources you need to grow globally. Applicants can win $10,000 in export credits for their business from UPS! UPS and the U.S. Commercial Service have a long-standing Strategic Partnership to help U.S. companies grow their exports. Together, we equip businesses with the resources, tools and know-how to streamline the export process and turn international trade into a competitive advantage. If your business is eligible for one of the local 2016 UPS X-Port Challenge events, a UPS representative for your designated district will contact you to get more information about your business, your product(s) and why you believe it has global appeal.
For more information visit the UPS website!
Made In Rural America
August 3, 2016
Harrisburg , PA
The US Postal Service will host a global shipping and new-to-export-focused events nationwide as part of their commitments in the President’s Made in Rural America initiative. This program brings together federal resources to help rural businesses access new customers and markets abroad by addressing the following topics: Learn how to ship your products internationally through the U.S. Postal Service; Learn business development strategies from White House Rural Council members; Receive information about export opportunities and resources; Find out more about online resources to take your business global and take advantage of programs across the Federal Government and in your communities.
For more information or to register check out the event flyer!
Trade Winds- Latin America
September 6-13, 2016
Chile, Mexico, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay
The U.S Commercial Service’s 2016 Trade Winds program will be hosting a business development trade mission and conference for U.S. companies looking to seize opportunities in Latin American countries. Hosted in Chile, Trade Winds will feature a Latin American business forum consisting of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with senior U.S diplomats representing commercial markets from 22 Western Hemisphere countries. Business-to-business matchmaking meetings will also be offered. Additional trade mission stops will give participants the opportunity to conduct customized business-to-business meetings with pre-screened firms in several other markets including Mexico, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay.
To find out more information or to register, please visit the Trade Winds-Latin America webpage.
17th Annual Bringing the World to PA!
September 19, 2016
Join the World Trade Center of Harrisburg on September 19th to meet PA’s 15 trade offices. Together with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, the WTC is hosting the representatives from Pennsylvania’s overseas trade offices for the annual Bringing the World to PA! event. Companies from the southcentral region will have the opportunity to schedule individual appointments with the trade office representatives and discuss their international business expansion.
To find out more information or to register, please visit the event flyer!
City of Philadelphia Trade Mission to Germany
September 25-29, 2016
Frankfurt & Berlin, Germany
Join the City of Philadelphia Trade Mission to Germany on September 25th-29th. Travelling with the City of Philadelphia Commerce will open doors, broaden your professional network, and make valuable contacts with local governments and service providers. Germany has the largest economy in Europe and is the second best country in PA at creating jobs and opening offices in PA. As of 2015, Philadelphia and Frankfurt are sister cities and Germany is this year’s host of the World Heritage Cities Annual meeting. Key business sectors include life science, energy, chemicals, food & beverage, and machinery. The trade mission will include orientation sessions, business development meetings, and networking receptions, in Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany.
For more information or if interested, please email Lauren Swartz at Lauren.Swartz@Phila.gov or check out the event flyer!
Germany Trade Mission
September 25-30, 2016
Please join Global Delaware in hosting their Germany Trade Mission from September 25-30. During this trade mission there will be business meetings conducted with distributors, agents and customers in Germany- all arranged by Delaware’s domestic trade representative. Prior to the trade mission there will be a preparation session including an in-country briefing by State of Delaware’s German trade representative. If your business operates within the State of Delaware and meets qualifying criteria you are encouraged to participate in this informative and rewarding event.
For more information, please check out the Germany Trade Mission flyer!
U.S. – India Business Council
October 4, 2016
Join Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President of the U.S. – India Business Council, on October 4th, 2016 in Wilmington Delaware. Dr. Aghi has a proven track record of leading various international business giants and brings with him unique market knowledge and access in Europe and extensive experience in several verticals in the Services industry. He serves on various boards such as Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Claremont Graduate University and the Hindustan times, and was responsible for Steria Inc. – India’s top 50 global accounts with revenues exceeding $1.5 billion and was instrumental in the successful merger with Xansa, creating a multi-billion dollar technology services business. His expertise spans across management of global consumer and corporate strategies; building and maintaining talents across geographies; profitable turnaround of operations through effective business strategies; management of global joint ventures and alliances and building strong leadership teams.
For more information click here or check out the event flyer!
ExportTech: Fast Track to Developing Strategies for International Sales
October, November, December, 2016
Delaware Technical Community College, Newark, DE
ExporTech in Delaware is organized by DEMEP in conjunction with the US Commercial Service, Philadelphia. The program’s small workshop size and customized format focuses on merging strategy with results. Throughout the program, local experts knowledgeable in all aspects of exporting are brought in to provide information and guidance and enable companies to accelerate their growth plan and speed to market. ExporTech’s customized agenda and small group discussion format ensure that companies walk away with information and guidance that specifically applies to their business. In the final work session, a panel of experienced international businesspeople reviews and provides feedback on each participating company’s export growth plan.
For more information, please contact James Jones at (302) 283-3135 or email@example.com .
ExporTech: Fast track to Developing Strategies for International Sales
Join the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) in this 3 day program designed to help companies develop and execute their own international growth plan. The program’s small workshop size and customized format focuses on merging strategy with results. Throughout the program, local experts knowledgeable in all aspects of exporting are brought in to provide information and guidance and enable companies to accelerate their growth plan and speed to market. ExporTech’s customized agenda and small group discussion format ensure that companies walk away with information and guidance that specifically applies to their business. In the final work session, a panel of experienced international businesspeople reviews and provides feedback on each participating company’s export growth plan.
For more information or to register, please contact Jeff Gossner at jgossner@DVIRC.org or check out the ExporTech flyer!
Export University 2016-2017
Export University is a series of courses on exporting designed to give businesses the skills, strategies, and network of contacts that are necessary to expand sales globally. Whether you are new to exporting and need tools to begin and avoid costly mistakes, or are currently exporting but need guidance to further expand sales to foreign countries, the courses can give you the tools to succeed. Courses are designed in three levels to provide new or experienced exporters with the tools they need to effectively organize their export operations. The three levels include Export 101, for beginners, Export 201, for those already in business looking to refresh their knowledge, and Export 301, for executives interested in expanding their understanding of international trade.
Export University is coming this fall and more detailed information will soon be provided. In the meantime, please check out our designated Export University website!
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