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 30th, 2016.
For more information visit the UPS website or check out the event flyer!
Webinar: Russia sanctions Compliance and Opportunities in Eurasia
October 20th, 2016
Eurasia is a market containing ten countries and 284 million people, yet is often overlooked by American companies. This webinar put on by the department of commerce will aid in accessing this enormous market by providing expert advice on navigating the complex terrain of doing business in this region. Factors that can make this challenging include sanctions, corruption, and basic infrastructure deficiencies. The Department of Commerce’s team of specialists is here to help U.S. navigate these challenges and provide valuable market intelligence regarding this potentially unfamiliar region.
For more information check out the event flyer!
International Trade Implications of Brexit
November 3, 2016
The World Trade Center Delaware will be holding an event regarding the Brexit and its impact on International trade. The departure of the United Kingdom from the EU is a pivotal moment in trans-Atlantic trade and will have numerous implications regarding U.S exports, investment, and trade policy. This event will address specific effects of the Brexit, and how companies should respond.
For more information or to register, please visit the World Trade Center Delaware Event Page
World Trade Center Harrisburg Export Finance Programs
November 14th, 2016
Please join the World Trade Center (WTC) of Harrisburg for this informational event that will show new strategies to increase your bottom line, offer competitive financing rates, utilize
low-cost export credit insurance, and obtain working capital loans. This event is geared towards CEOs, CFOs, and international marketing managers. This event will allow you to connect with attending speakers, finance lenders, and financial experts, as well as receive answers to your specific finance questions.
For more information or to register, please visit the check out the event flyer!
Networking Happy Hour
November 10, 2016
Please join the Bucks County International Trade Council (BCITC) and the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) for a networking happy hour! This is an excellent opportunity to meet BCITC and BCEDC members and gain insight regarding how their services can help grow your business. Additionally attendees will have the chance to network with professionals from the region involved in both local and international business.
To RSVP, please check out the event flyer!
10th Anniversary Expanding Horizons
November 18, 2016
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) will be holding a workshop for small to medium U.S. businesses. This workshop will feature the latest in the highly-successful Expanding Horizons series, which aids businesses in learning how to compete in the global marketplace. The highlight of this event is the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with OPIC representatives who will be able to answer questions specifically related to your business.
World Trade Center Harrisburg 25th Anniversary Gala
December 1st, 2016
Join the World Trade Center (WTC) of Harrisburg for their 25th Anniversary Gala! The location of the Gala has been changed to the new WTC Harrisburg building, which will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the new office space. The Gala will also include a keynote speech by Terri Morrison, author of “Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands,” on intercultural communications.
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 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!
January 5-8, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world’s largest annual trade show for the consumer technology industry, from 3D printing, fitness and gaming, smart homes to wireless and wireless devices and much more. CES 2017 is a participant of the International Buyer Program where US suppliers can benefit from pre- and at- show services to help expand business internationally.
Contact Tony.Pu@trade.gov to learn more about the International Buyer Program at CES 2017.
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