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Roundtable on Intellectual Property and Trade Shows

Alexandria, VA
October 18th

Trade shows can provide opportunities for both the willful and unintentional infringement of intellectual property (IP) rights. The transient nature of these events presents challenges for rights holders to discover the infringement, take action against it, or, in some cases, even determine against whom to assert their legal rights.

The USPTO is hosting this public roundtable to discuss approaches, strategies, and effective practices for addressing the kinds of infringement that most often occur at trade fairs and shows, including the infringement of copyrights, designs, patents, and trademarks.

If you cannot travel to the event, there is also a live webcast of the event! Registration is free, but required to attend. For more information and to register, please visit the event page.

Made in the USA Standards

Newark, DE
November 8th

Sponsored by the World Trade Center (WTC) Delaware, this event will show business professionals how to stay in compliance with “Made in the USA” standards. Topics include IP protection, foreign label requirements, free trade agreements, compliance, and more!

Participants will also earn 3.5 continuing education credits (CEUs) toward their NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional certification.

For more information about the speakers, check out the curriculum or register on the event page!

Leadership Overview – Supply Chain Strategy

Newark, DE
October 23rd

Competition is no longer between companies; it’s between supply chains. Our volatile economy means that manufacturers have to be much more agile, flexible, and responsive to external pressures. This half-day event showcases the benefits and the approach of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Supply Chain Optimization program that helps reduce risk, increase visibility and builds stronger manufacturers.

For more information or to register, please see the Delaware Manufacturing Partnership’s (DEMP) event flyer.

Advanced ACE Export Reports Webinar

October 31st

This webinar will provide an advanced tutorial to the export reports feature in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Topics covered will include: an overview of ACE Export Reports, Accessing export reports, Creating an ad hoc report, Modifying report queries and filters, and Scheduling a recurring report.

To join, use the WebEx Link, Dial 1-888-324-7179, and use Passcode: 1 5 4 1 2 9 8.

Total Cost of Ownership – Supply Chain Strategy

Newark, DE
November 15th

The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) allows companies to account financially for each activity along the supply chain, including costs associated with the acquisition of materials, transportation, storage, and the selling of purchased goods or services. The goal is to equip companies to make strategic sourcing decisions.

The TCO Calculator, a key tool available only to participants of the MEP Supply Chain Optimization program, facilitates a side-by-side comparison of suppliers, analyzing multiple sourcing possibilities on a global scale. TCO helps minimize total costs while maximizing value to the customer.

For program details and to register, please visit Delaware Manufacturing Partnership’s (DEMP) TCO event page.

Risk Management – Supply Chain Strategy

Newark, DE
November 16th

Risk is everywhere and it impacts companies large and small. This session from Delaware Manufacturing Partnership (DEMP) helps companies 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

Check out the event page for more details or to register.

U.S. Commercial Services Presents the MCC, The World Bank, and IADB Workshops on Projects in the Pipeline

Philadelphia, PA
November 16th

Join the U.S. Commercial Service Philadelphia, Temple University Fox CIBER, and our partners the World Trade Centers of Greater Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Delaware to learn how to apply for and win projects from international development organizations. Come meet with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, World Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank!

To register for this free event, please RSVP or visit the event flyer for more information!

International Business Networking Event

Livingston, NJ

November 16th

The U.S. Commercial Service, in collaboration with the New Jersey District Export Council and Sobel & Company, presents our "Networking with Your International Business Community" event. Come mingle with the New Jersey export community. Build relationships with new and seasoned exporters, and meet with solution providers to discuss your current challenges.

For more information, please visit the event page or register now. Registration is free, but required to attend.

Exporting Vehicles to Canada Webinar

November 30th

This “exporting a used, self-propelled vehicle” webinar will detail how to properly file your vehicle export and receive your Internal Transaction Number (ITN). This webinar will inform both U.S. and foreign entities on the procedures to export vehicles from the U.S. We will even show you the step-by-step process for U.S. entities to receive an EIN, and the filing steps in the Automated Export System (AES).

WebEx and dial-in details are TBD.

Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Newark, DE
February 6th

The Delaware Manufacturing Partnership (DEMP) is offering a one-day course providing participants with an overview of Lean Manufacturing and its impact on an organization. It includes a factory simulation, in which Lean Principles are gradually applied throughout 4 shifts. Performance metrics are collected to measure the impact of implementing Lean Principles. Participants learn about value-added and non-value-added activities, as well as, the eight wastes of manufacturing. Participants learn about Standardized work, the 5S system, visual controls, plant layout, teams, quick changeover, batch reduction, Point of Use Storage, Quality at the source, Pull/Kanban, Cellular Flow and Total Productive Maintenance.

For details about the program and to register, check out the Lean Manufacturing webpage!

ExporTech: Fast track to Developing Strategies for International Sales

Newark, DE
April 2018

Delaware Manufacturing Partnership’s (DEMP) 3-day program helps companies develop and execute their own international growth plan. The program brings together executive leadership from six companies to work in a group project format. The program includes three 8-hour sessions and coaching time between. Some of the work is done in a group setting, while other work is done one-on-one with a coach. Within three months, each participating company develops a vetted, actionable export growth plan, and gains access to a wide range of expert resources that help overcome barriers to export sales and manufacturing growth.

For more information, please visit the ExporTech 2018 flyer,, or contact DEMEP at 302-283-3131.

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