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Local Trade Events

Through a unique, federal global network of knowledgeable Trade and Commercial Specialist, the U.S. Commercial Service in Pittsburgh is able to offer export-related trade events throughout Western & Central Pennsylvania to benefit local exporters. Please browse the highlighted events below.

Date: June 21, 2017 6:00-8:30pm
Event: Introduction to Global Trade—The Value of International Sales and the Complexities of Crossing Borders
Location: Ascender
6401 Penn Avenue, Floor 3, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Cost: None
Information:
Selling goods and services overseas can help companies increase their valuations—if it is done correctly. But all sales are not created equal. This session will examine why international sales/exports are important to your growth strategy, highlight the differences between domestic and international sales, and help you develop a road map to assess the risks and avoid the pitfalls. Attendees will be introduced to resources to help companies be better prepared to respond to international opportunities and to proactively plan for international growth.

More Information/Registration:
For more information, contact Steven Murray at steven.murray@trade.gov or LeeAnne Haworth at leeanne.haworth@trade.gov.

Date: June 22, 2017 1:00-2:30pm
Event: Creating an Effective Export Management Compliance Program
Location: Webinar
Cost: $35
Information:
Creating an effective export management compliance program is a critical part to any company’s export plan. Join this webinar to learn valuable tips on how to create a plan that will effectively stay in compliance with export regulations. This presentation will address: Developing and Implementing Effective Export Control Policies & Procedures; Qualification of Activities and Functional Controls-Product & Technical data; Training of Employees-Ensure Their Understanding of U.S. Export Laws/Regulations and Their Responsibilities as Qualified Under Company’s Export Controls; Review/Audit to Validate U.S. Export Compliance and Maintain Integrity of Export Controls.

More Information/Registration: https://www.export.gov/tradeevent?id=ITA-73ed6be051e3a74531045371fcbefa91f5c8738f

Date: July 12, 2017 8:30-10:00am
Event: Getting Paid & Shipping and Logistics—The International Perspective
Location: Ascender
6401 Penn Avenue, Floor 3, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Cost: None
Information:
Moving products across borders or performing services in other countries can create challenges that might not be obvious to U.S. companies.  Join experts in international logistics and finance for a session to help companies understand what’s involved in international shipments, how to correctly account for the added costs in your pricing strategy, and how to balance competitiveness and risk through payment terms.

More Information/Registration: For more information, contact Steven Murray at steven.murray@trade.gov or LeeAnne Haworth at leeanne.haworth@trade.gov



Date: July 18, 2017 1:00-2:00pm
Event: Cybersecurity and IT Access: Legal Consideration and Best Practices
Location: Webinar
Cost: $35
Information:
Cyber-attacks and network intrusions aimed at stealing sensitive and proprietary business and trade information have become an almost daily occurrence in the U.S. private sector. While businesses are conscious of the need to protect their valuable intellectual property in whatever form it takes along the supply chain, from research and development to end-user sales, cyber-related instances, including cyber-espionage tactics, are becoming more sophisticated and pose a significant threat to the private sector. Unauthorized access to corporate computer networks, servers and sensitive and proprietary business and trade information can lead to significant economic harm and legal liability. As supply chains become increasingly complex and global, the information that passes within it is increasingly susceptible to theft, manipulation, destruction and exploitation. The presentation will address: A discussion of the federal regulatory regimes focused on cybersecurity, including recent changes in U.S. cybersecurity policies and regulations governing unclassified “controlled technical information”; Best practices for protecting IT access and controlled technical data and developing an effective cybersecurity strategy and program; Legal requirements and risk mitigation considerations when conducting a cybersecurity vulnerability assessment.

More Information/Registration: https://www.export.gov/tradeevent?id=ITA-18fab6bdfbb4b61726d0ebfe4eca9210c926c4e7


Date: August 2, 2017 8:30-10:00am
Event: Protecting Your Company & Brand Abroad—IPR, Export Regulations, and Other Legal Considerations
Location: Ascender
6401 Penn Avenue, Floor 3, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Cost: None
Information:
Both U.S. and foreign laws and regulations impact U.S. companies pursing international sales.  Successful companies will understand how legal and regulatory issues impact their approach to international sales, how to approach and operate in international markets, and have a strategy for protecting their company and brand abroad.  Join experts for an interactive discussion on U.S. export controls and licenses, foreign regulatory requirements, IPR protection, and international contracts.

More Information/Registration: For more information, contact Steven Murray at steven.murray@trade.gov or LeeAnne Haworth at leeanne.haworth@trade.gov

Date: August 3, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm
Event: Export Basics at Duquesne
Location: Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall Room 108
Cost: $49
Information:
This course is designed to meet the needs of: Manufacturers and technology companies seeking to initiate export programs, employees within exporting companies who need a basic knowledge of exporting, and service firms seeking to improve their understanding of globalization. Course Topics Include: Recognizing and identifying export opportunities, shipping and payment, legal and regulatory aspects of exporting, sources of information and assistance, and cultural issues.

More Information/Registration: https://www.sbdc.duq.edu/eventregistration?id=870 or Contact LeeAnne Haworth at leeanne.haworth@trade.gov

Date: August 8, 2017 1:00-2:30pm
Event: Export Controls in the Cloud
Location: Webinar
Cost: $35
Information:
As most high-technology industries continue shifting how they access and store data (e.g. from onsite servers to cloud-based resources), the compliance challenges also evolve. The use of cloud-based services presents a compelling upside, but companies must understand the impact of export controls to avoid violations. Because cloud technology is just now burgeoning into the mainstream, the legal framework is still fluid and beginning to develop with limited government guidance.

More Information/Registration: https://www.export.gov/tradeevent?id=ITA-94612222afa750673297fed5d79c5c6c00739ea5



Date: August 22, 2017 8:30-10:00am
Event: Sales & Marketing—Competitive Positioning for the Global Market
Location: Ascender
6401 Penn Avenue, Floor 3, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Cost: None
Information:
For companies with limited resources, international sales can be exhausting.  But for companies that approach international sales proactively and methodically, the challenges can be well managed and the potential returns maximized.  This session will help attendees develop a better awareness of proactive approaches to market selection and how to begin to build marketing strategies that speak to a global audience.

More Information/Registration: For more information, contact Steven Murray at steven.murray@trade.gov or LeeAnne Haworth at leeanne.haworth@trade.gov



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