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Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II

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December 10th – April 14th

The U.S. Commercial Service, the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, has partnered with The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NCBFAA), to present an exporting mechanics webinar series focused on more leading and progressive topics.  The series will provide U.S. small and medium-sized businesses with more advanced information that they need to help them increase exports abroad, while increasing employment and jobs in the United States.   

This series of webinars covers a variety of topics over the next 4 months.  Please visit the event page for more information, or register via the appropriate links below:

How to Plug into Opportunities with the Asian Development Bank

Arlington, VA

The U.S. Commercial Service has invited Senior Asian Development Bank (ADB) Procurement officials from Manila to present on how to tap into opportunities within ADB. The seminar will have procurement officials teaching businesses how to optimize proposals for ADB project consideration. This event is open to companies of all sizes and participants will learn how to bid on consulting and infrastructure projects supported financially by ADB and how to plug into the supply chain for these projects. Key sectors include infrastructure, environment, transportation (airports, ports development), ICT, including cybersecurity, disaster preparedness, and government/capacity building.

  • When: Thursday, January 30; 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $100 (includes breakfast & lunch)
  • Location: Arlington Economic Development, 1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1500, Arlington (Ballston), VA 22201

For more information, please see the flyer, or contact Sandra Collazo ( or Caroline Chung (

The Ins-and-Outs of Global Trade in 2020

Princeton, NJ

Learn about global trade in 2020 with keynote speaker Michael Ford, the Chair of the Mid-Atlantic District Export Council and Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs at BDP International, Inc. Attendees will learn the keys to successful logistics, understanding today’s tariffs, and how to navigate Brexit. Event includes resource presentation, a full breakfast, and multi-chamber networking.

  • When: Friday, February 7th; 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Cost: Member - $37, Future Member - $45
  • Location: DoubleTree Princeton, 4355 U.S Rt. 1 Princeton, NJ 08540

For more information and to register, please see the event flyer.

Hessen US Roadshow

Event Location TBD

February 10th – February 13th

Join us for a unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders as well as local representatives to learn more about the Hessen region of Germany and the range of opportunities available, with a focus on life sciences. The German market is one of the strongest in Europe and Frankfurt, known as the business center of Germany, holds great promise. Program highlights include insights on Hessen, prominent sectors, best practices from American and Hessian entrepreneurs, and the opportunity to network with thought leaders and peers.

Join us on the following dates

  • Boston: Monday, February 10th, 2020
  • Princeton: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
  • Philadelphia: Thursday, February 13th, 2020

For more information, see the event flyer, or contact Dr. John D. Gatto (

Trade Mission to The Czech Republic & Poland

Czech Republic & Poland

March 29th – April 3rd

Join Pennsylvania’s Office of International Business Development on a business development mission to The Czech Republic and Poland. This Trade Mission will involve face-to-face meetings with prospective customers and partners, which is crucial to establish business relationships in these two countries. This mission will help you meet your business objectives by designing a business itinerary tailored to your company’s specific needs. As a mission participant, you will receive: market research, prearranged one-on-one business appointments wit prequalified business partners based on your criteria, detailed background information about each company provided in advance, logistical assistance – identification of hotels, interpreters, drivers, etc., as well as services from the Commonwealth’s trade representative, and follow-up assistance after the mission.

For more information, and to register, please see the mission flyer. For any questions, please email Theresa Brennan (

Trade Winds 2020: Hong Kong

Hong Kong

April 22nd – April 24th

The 2020 U.S. Commercial Service Trade Winds program includes an Indo-Pacific focused business development forum in Hong Kong, which includes pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Diplomats representing commercial markets throughout the region.

Customize an optional business matchmaking schedule with help from our Commercial Specialists. Grow your international sales through meetings with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners in the following markets between April 20 - 27, 2020: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

For more information, see the event page, or contact

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