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Join the Cyber Security Business Development Mission to Poland and Romania

May 11-15, 2015

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce H. Andrews will lead a Cyber Security Business Development Mission to Romania and Poland May 11-15, 2015. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to Central and Eastern Europe’s information and communication technology (ICT) security and critical infrastructure protection markets and to assist U.S. companies to find business partners and export their products and services to the region. The mission is intended to include representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with members that provide cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, and emergency management technology equipment and services. The mission will visit Poland and Romania, where U.S. firms will have access to business development opportunities across the Central and Eastern European region. Participating firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to Central and Eastern Europe. The mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with state and local government officials and industry leaders; and networking events.

See the Mission Statement for more detailed information.

East Europe Regional Feature

The mission will include a significant regional component to expand the reach of the participants to at least 10 other potential markets (Bulgaria, Moldova, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Slovakia, and Slovenia) in Central and Eastern Europe. Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) offices in Europe will work together to meet the needs of U.S. companies and will recruit government officials, potential buyers and suppliers from surrounding countries to come to Bucharest and possibly Poland, to meet with companies to discuss opportunities in their markets. There will be a dedicated day where companies will receive presentations on opportunities in these markets in the region by either FCS staff or country experts and then meet with companies one-on-one. The mission will also organize optional virtual introductions with companies or government officials not able to come to one of the two trade mission stops. This innovative approach will provide companies more value by bringing opportunities to the companies without having to travel to each market. By participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to Poland, Romania, and the rest of the Central and Eastern Europe region on their own, U.S. companies will enhance their ability to secure meetings in those countries and gain greater exposure to the region.

Trade Mission Features

  • Access to at least 10 other potential markets in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Business and market briefings;
  • One-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners;
  • Meetings with government officials, chambers of commerce, and business groups that can address questions about policies, tariff rates, incentives, regulation, etc.;
  • Networking receptions and events with business leaders and government representatives.
  • Media Exposure

Target U.S. Products and Services

  • Cyber security software, services and equipment
  • Emergency management technology equipment and services
  • Critical infrastructure protection systems and management solutions
  • Data loss and privacy protection technologies

Fees and Expenses

  • $2,500.00 for a small or medium-sized enterprise and trade association/organization;
  • $3,650.00 for large firms.
  • $750.00 for each additional firm participant
  • Except as otherwise noted, expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.

To Apply

Applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2014 with a maximum of 20 companies to be accepted by the deadline of March 13, 2015.

Apply Now Here!

Contact For More Information

Gemal Brangman
International Trade Specialist
Trade Missions
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC
Tel: (202) 482-3773
Fax: (202) 482-9000
Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov

Pompeya Lambrecht
Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce
Arlington, VA
Tel: (703) 235-0102
Pompeya.Lambrecht@trade.gov


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