14th Annual Global Business Conference
March 1, 2017
In cooperation with Drexel University's LeBow College of Business, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia presents the 14th Annual Global Business Conference. 2017 promises to be a year of continued change and challenge in the world economy. Join the region's international business community and hear from leading economists, trade experts, and successful companies on major trends to watch and strategies for success.
Don’t miss out! There are only three spaces left in this advantageous trade mission so register now! For more information check out the event flyer!
ISO 9001:2015 Risk Based Thinking
March 23, 2017
The Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership will be hosting a workshop regarding ISO:9001:2015 requirements in regard to risk management. When using the ISO 9001:2015 requirements as a basis for your Quality Management System (QMS), you will find that risk-based thinking is an important new concept that has been brought into the forefront of quality planning. Along with this notion that it is important to think about risk, there are also requirements to identify and address risk and opportunities within the Quality Management System, but how do you do this? This class will focus on the tools to identify and address risk and opportunities within the Quality Management System.
For more information or to register call 302.283.3131 or email DEMEP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water Industry Trade Mission to Peru
May 21-24, 2017
The trade mission to Peru is an opportunity for attendees to meet with leaders in the Peruvian Water Industry, from the Peruvian Government Water Agency to private sector companies, who are interested in US development strategies. Recently elected Peruvian President Pablo Kuczynski has made the modernization of water infrastructure a priority of his administration. Specifically President Kuczynski aims to set clear environmental standards as well as improve water and wastewater infrastructure. This provides enormous opportunity for potential suppliers to gain traction in promoting to the new administration.
Don’t miss out! There are only three spaces left in this advantageous trade mission so register now!
For more information, and to register, visit the event page!
Export University 2016-2017
March 14; May 16, 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!
Risk Management: Supply Chain Strategy
June 8, 2017
The Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership will hold a workshop regarding supply chain management in terms of risk management. Risk is everywhere and it impacts companies large and small. It doesn’t sleep and it often shows up uninvited. This session helps you to identify the triggers of risk events, the importance of developing a plan to mitigate them when they do occur, and how to establish monitoring metrics and activities so you may be prepared for the inevitable. Participants will also learn how the financial impact of risk is determined and why a Risk Management Plan is an essential element to operational efficiency.
ExportTech: Fast Track to Developing Strategies for International Sales
April 4, May 5, and June 22, 2017
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.
To register or for more information check out the event flyer!
Construction Industry Trade Mission to Mexico
The Mexico Trade Mission, for the construction industry, is an excellent opportunity to seek out valuable partnerships in country. The trade mission will include visits to the Mexican construction chamber of commerce, the government agency in charge of residential construction, and six individual appointments with potential Mexican partners. Currently Mexico ranks as the second biggest market for U.S exports with construction industry that is expected to continue growing at almost 5% annually. Mexico is also ranked 38th by The World Bank in ease of doing business, making this a very advantageous trade mission.
For more information and to register, check out the event page!
MAURITIUS: An African Island Hub of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
June 19-23, 2017
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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