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. Please note that the Pitch-Off event is scheduled on October 27that WHYY in Philadelphia, PA and that the deadline to apply for the challenge is September 15th, 2016.
For more information visit the UPS website or check out the event flyer!
Meet your Trade Reps!
September 7, 2016
Global Delaware is flying its international experts in from around the world so you can get one-on-one time with them. With over 90 years combined experience in the field of international business, they know how to grow your business. They will each talk briefly about the country they represent, and then be available for one-on-one matching making meetings with you. International experts include Ludovic Ortuno, Alexander Bothmann, Seth Vogelman, Miguel de Regil, and Ken Yang.
For more information or to register, please visit 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. Space is still available to participate in the conference!
For more information or to register for the conference, please visit the Trade Winds-Latin America webpage.
Brexit: Bridging the Gap
September 15, 2016
Leading experts will discuss likely business adjustments, as well as the new opportunities, Brexit may provide. How are businesses reacting? What contingency plans are being put into place? How will future business and client needs’ continue to be met in the rapidly changing global landscape? How will talent management be reorganized-relocation services, etc.? Join the BABC for this timely and informative session about Brexit implications.
For more information or to register, please visit the BABC website!
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.
Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies
September 21-23, 2016
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Community Development Studies and Education Department will hold a conference that will explore transforming our economies in equitable and inclusive ways and will highlight strategies to create places of opportunity, develop the local workforce for a global marketplace, and provide wealth and opportunity inclusively to all segments of the population. About 500 community developers, planners, government leaders, bankers, researchers, and foundation representatives from across the country will participate.
For more information or to register, please visit the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank website!
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 for more detailed information please check out our designated Export University website!
MAURITIUS: An African Island Hub of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
A program for faculty, business professionals, and entrepreneurs from the United States and Mauritius with objectives to identify and train potential entrepreneurs in the region, identify policy interventions that will enable the ‘start-up’ ecosystem to flourish, enlarge the supply of entrepreneurs for rapid industrial development, and help develop high-growth and technology-based entrepreneurship. Topics to be discussed include Mauritius as a hub for African entrepreneurship, capacity building for local entrepreneurs, opportunities for U.S.-Mauritius trade, and infusing international entrepreneurship into the IB curriculum.
For more information or if interested, please visit the event flyer!
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