Trade Events

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National Institute of Health SBIR/STTR Programs

Opportunity for Business Webinar

Are you a small or medium-sized business working on research and development of a product to improve human health?

We invite American exporters to learn about the funding opportunities from the National Institute of Health's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. NIH provides grant opportunities for small businesses in any biomedical or behavioural research area that falls within NIH's mission to improve human health.

Join us on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST for an ONLINE program to learn about the programs’ general requirements, the application process, the three distinct phases of funding, where to find awardee/applicant lists, and the differences between the SBIR and STTR programs.

  • Dr. Matthew Portnoy, NIH SBIR/STTR Program Manager, will provide his expert knowledge and experience about how your business can leverage these programs
  • Learn about what a successful application includes and the overall success rates
  • Ask questions and receive feedback from Dr. Portnoy, the expert that administers the SBIR/STTR programs for NIH
  • Learn about whether the SBIR or STTR programs are right for your business.

Cost to participate: $15.00


To register please click here:

For more information or if you have any questions please contact

Europe's Cyber Security Market

Date: February 11, 2015
Time: 8AM PST/11AM EST
Fee: $25
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The value of the global cyber security market is expected to grow by 11.3% each year, reaching $120 billion by 2017. Learn about the Cyber Security opportunities in...

- Bulgarian government with the support of the European Commission will spend 8 million euro for Botnet fighting and 1 million euros for regulation of cyber threats.

- Law requires private companies to have protection systems in place, including an Intrusion Prevention System. The value of the Croatian security software market totaled $14.2 million in 2013.

Czech Republic
- Cyber threats, cyber terrorism, and warfare have been increasing in recent years, making Cyber Security a top priority for the Czech government, business community, and public.

- A growing number of organizations, events, and regulatory requirements highlight the necessity for a strong and secure cyber space not only within the private but also within the public sector.

- The government adopted a national plan to implement the Nation Cyber Security System (SNSC). The IT industry in Romania has expressed a desire for enhanced cyber security in sectors such as business analytics, mobile computing, cloud computing, and social business.

EU Medical Device Regulations Update


DATE:  Tuesday, February 24, 2015


COST: $35

Join our industry experts for a one and a half-hour webinar to learn what current and upcoming changes to expect with regards to EU Regulations for Medical Devices.  The webinar is expected to last approximately one hour leaving 30 minutes for Q&A.


§ EU Legislative Process (implementation & deadlines)

§ NEW Provisions (requirements & compliance)

§ Clinical Evaluation

§ Labeling & Electronic Labeling

§ Use of EU Harmonized Standards

§ Unannounced visits by Notified Bodies

§ RoHS2001/65/EC impact on medical devices

§ Impact on Authorized Representative (Mandate)


§ Mr. Doram Elkayam, COO, Obelis

§ Ms. Sylvia Mohr, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Mission to the European Union

§ Moderator- Koreen Grube, CS Milwaukee, Medical Device Subsector Lead

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Export 2 Europe: Doing Business with the United Kingdom

Venue: Your computer

Date:    Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:00am Eastern Time (8:00 am Pacific)
Cost: $25

The U.S. Department of Commerce invites American exporters to explore doing business with the United Kingdom. The UK is not only a major international powerhouse in Europe, but it is the sixth largest economy in the world; and the US- UK investment relationship is number one in the world with a cumulative bilateral stock in direct investment valued at nearly $1.1 trillion (2012).

Join us for an informative webinar on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:00am (Eastern) to learn more about exporting to the UK, which comprises the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. You will hear from experts who will discuss why the UK is an attractive trade and investment partner, UK market opportunities, key prospect industries, top tips for doing business, hot trade policy issues, and how you can tap into the network of UK trade resources located throughout the United States.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact  or

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Cyber Security in Japan & South Korea

Date: March 10, 2015
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Join us for a webinar on Cyber Security Opportunities in Japan and South Korea. Experts from these regions will cover industry highlights.

Despite tough competition from around the globe, U.S. IT Security companies have a strong track record of success throughout the region.

The cyber security market is estimated to grow from $95.60 billion in 2014 to $155.74 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3% from 2014 to 2019 (Source: MarketsandMarkets).

South Korea
- Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin expects the country's information technology (IT) market to double to $8.7 billion in 2017 from the current $4.2 billion. This growth will fuel demand for cyber security product and services from the private sector, defense, and non-defense sectors.

- Since the attacks on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and other organizations in 2011 and 2012, Japan started serious efforts to defend against cyber attacks as part of its national security program. Japan revisited its Cyber Security Strategy in 2013.

For questions on either of these webinars, please contact:

Pompeya Lambrecht - or 703-235-0102
Erica Ramirez - or 909-390-8491

Identifying the right REACH Only Representative (OR)

Venue: Your computer

Date:     Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 12:00pm Eastern Time

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Partnering with a REACH Only Representative (OR) is a necessary and expensive cost for U.S. businesses exporting chemicals to the European Union. However, many U.S. companies are unaware of the impact choosing an OR has on their ability to increase their exports to the European Union. The Commercial Service at the U.S. Mission to the European Union is pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar dedicated to assisting chemical exporters select and manage their relationship with a REACH OR.

Our guest speaker, Dr. Rudolf Staab, is president of the Only Representative Association which recently published “Best Practices Guide” for ORs. Dr. Staab’s presentation will focus on the various roles of the REACH OR including, the strategic implications of choosing a professional OR service, ownership of the REACH dossier, service offerings and factors that go into the calculation of fees. At the conclusion of this event, participating U.S. exporters will be better prepared to identify the right OR to partner with saving them time, money, and protecting the ability to penetrate the EU market. The cost to participate is $75. 

For questions, please email or call: 317-582-2300.  To register now, please visit:

Learn About Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Enforcement Strategies

Date:     TBD

Time:     8:30am - 12:30pm  Seminar

                1:00pm – 3:30pm One-on-One Consultations

Location:  TBD

Fee:       $55

REGISTER HERE: is bringing trade experts and attorneys from the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for this one-day seminar on how companies and individuals can protect and enforce intellectual property to get the most out of exporting abroad. This seminar includes strategies for protecting and enforcing a company’s intellectual property when exporting to foreign markets and advice for avoiding common pitfalls. Participants will have the chance to ask export questions related to patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and domain names.

At the conclusion of each Road Show, participants can take advantage of one-on-one consultations with intellectual property experts to get targeted advice.   


Agenda Topics

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Intellectual Property Legal Considerations
  • Customs and Law Enforcement
  • IPR and E-commerce
  • IP Assets Assessment


  Email or call 973-645-4682

Learn the ropes of exporting; understand the rules of export licensing; experience a day of executive-level pragmatic presentations from experts in the field of international business!! See below for details.

The New Jersey District Export Council, in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service, Fairleigh Dickinson University and other partners, presents

The 101 of Exporting
An Introduction to Exporting

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Program

Lunch Included

Location: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Cost: $40.00


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This seminar is ideal for marketing and sales management and staff, import/export operations personnel, purchasing, logistics, and anyone with a responsibility for import/export functions.

Our 101 of Exporting Seminar is focused on helping U.S. companies begin or expand their export initiative, and to gain increasing skills and innovation in their international sales. This seminar is designed for new-to-export firms that would like expert advice on the export basics.

Please join us to learn about important topics for beginning exporters! Agenda includes:

  • Organizing for Export & Export Procedures
  • Export Regulations Overview
  • Considerations for Managing International Sales Orders
  • International Logistics
  • Building an Overseas Infrastructure
  • Assessing Risk & Opportunity
  • Managing Payment Risk and Financing the Sale

For more information, or to register for our seminar, please go to:

To address any questions you might have, please don’t hesitate to contact Ryan Hollowell at

Malaysia Commercial Specialist to Visit Northern NJ Commercial Service Office.

Appointments Available!

On Friday, April 3rd, Commercial Specialist Randall Liew from the Commercial Service Kuala Lumpur Office will visit New Jersey to consult one-on-one with companies on the benefits of expanding sales to Malaysia. Randall’s appointments will be limited and conducted via conference call or in-person. If you are interested in speaking with Randall while he is in town, please email Brian Beams at or call (973) 645-6032. 

Commercial Specialist Liew covers the following industries and sub-industries: Architectural / Construction / Engineering Services; Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Equipment; Aircraft / Aircraft Parts; Airport / Ground Support Equipment; Automotive Parts / Services/Equipment; Automobiles / Light Trucks / Vans; Aviation Services; Building Products; Chemical Production Machinery; Composite Materials (Plastic/Ceramic/ Metallic); Construction Equipment; Commercial Vessels & Equipment (Non-Fisheries); Defense Industry Equipment; Electrical Power Systems; General Industrial Equipment/Supplies; Industrial Chemicals; Iron and Steel; Materials Handling Machinery; Mining Industry Equipment; Machine Tools / Metalworking Equipment; Non-Ferrous Metals; Oil / Gas Field Machinery; Oil / Gas /Mineral Production/Exploration Services; Operations / Maintenance Services; Process Controls – Industrial; Pleasure Boats/Accessories; Port/Shipbuilding Equipment; Pulp / Paper Machinery; Pumps / Valves / Compressors; Railroad Equipment; Security/Safety Equipment; Tools - Hand/Power; Trucks / Trailers / Buses; Transportation Services (other than Aviation).  

For more information about the Malaysia Office visit:

The USDOC is organizing a business development mission to Egypt, Jordan and Israel, with an optional stop in the West Bank with the purpose of introducing representatives from U.S. firms and related trade associations to the region and to promote exports of U.S. healthcare products and services. Mission participants will receive market briefings and participate in customized meetings with prospective partners. Targeted sectors include Maternal and child health needs, Medical equipment and supplies, including diagnostic, monitoring, and imaging equipment, Hospital and outpatient clinic design, Hospital management, E-health: healthcare management systems/software/network design, Laboratory and scientific equipment, Specialty areas such as oncology, cardiology, wound care, and plastic surgery, Products and services for implementing quality standards and accreditation, Robotics, and Mobile clinics.

  • When: May 16–21, 2015
  • Where: Egypt, Jordan and Israel, with an optional stop in the West Bank
  • Application Deadline:  March 13, 2015
  • Cost: $3,325 for small or medium-sized enterprise or trade association/organization with fewer than 500 employees, $4,625 for large firms, $1,000 for each additional firm representative
  • West Bank optional meetings is in addition to the mission participation fee above, at $750 per SME and $2,300 per large firm

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