March 18, 2015 @ 1:00pm CDT:  Mexico Water Industry Opportunities 2015-2018 – Webinar
Mexico’s national water authority Conagua’s investment budget for 2015-2018 is US$4 billion to cover; 1,200 new potable water treatment plants to be bid through national and international tenders; upgrading of municipal wastewater treatment plants; new desalination plants; water pipelines and dams.  The sector is expected to grow seven percent annually from 2015-2018, with the private sector expected to participate in numerous concessions. Registration fee: $30. Questions Contact: Vicki Tolefree at 312-353-3748 or email: vicki.tolefree@trade.gov or Francisco Ceron at email: Francisco.Ceron@trade.gov.

March 18, 2015 @ 1:00pm CST: Exporting to Mexico Series: Mexican Labeling Requirements – Webinar
Webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, will focus on: the importance of label requirements in Mexico; how to comply with these rules; how to determine who is responsible for complying with these labeling standards and rules. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CDT. Fee: $25. For information & registration, please see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35546&InputType=EVENT.

March 18, 2015 @ 11:00am CDT:  Identifying the right REACH "Only Representative" – Webinar
Join this webinar to: 

  • Learn how to select and manage your relationship with a REACH OR.
  • Understand the strategic implications of having the right professional OR.
  • Be better prepared to identify the right OR and increase your ability to penetrate the European Union market.

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.  Click here to Register Now!  Cost $75.00.  For more information, contact Matthew.Kopetski@trade.gov.

March 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm CDT: The Philippine Market for Medical Devices & Services – Webinar
The Philippine healthcare industry presents a good opportunity for U.S. firms.  Although relatively small, the medical equipment market is almost 100% imported, with a strong U.S. presence.  Learn more about the opportunities and challenges by dialing in to this Direct Line webinar, hosted by the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, Brian L. Goldbeck and James McCarthy of the U.S. Department of Commerce / Commercial Service.  Topics include regulatory requirements for medical products in the Philippines, market trends, obstacles, and prospects.  Registration deadline is March 16.  Register here: http://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/events/237771.htm.

March 19 – April 29, 2015: Business Opportunities in Africa for U.S. Companies ‐ Webinar Series
Accessing Africa ‐ What U.S. Firms Need to Know for Success
The Trade Winds 2015 - Africa Webinar Series will provide valuable insights to new and experienced exporters who will gain knowledge of export opportunities in this dynamic region. Companies will learn about best prospects, financial and legal considerations and marketing strategies in 8 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa. Participants will also understand and appreciate the cultural differences, economic conditions and technological capabilities of potential partners. This webinar series is also a venue to prepare participating U.S. companies for a more successful experience during the upcoming Trade Winds – Africa Trade Mission. View our Webinar Series Flyer! For more information and to register please visit: http://www.export.gov/pennsylvania/tradewinds/webinars/index.asp. 

March 19, 2015 @ 8:00am CDT: Opportunities in Indonesia’s Power Sector – Webinar
This Direct Line webinar will highlight opportunities for U.S. businesses in the development of a planned 35,000 MW of additional power generation capacity in Indonesia over the next five years. U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake will host. Please RSVP before March 16, 2015 at: http://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/contact/238717.htm.

March 27, 2015 @ 1:30pm CDT: African Growth and Opportunity Act & the Gabon 2015 AGOA Forum – Webinar
The “Direct Line” webinars provide a unique opportunity for American businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises, to engage directly via webcast with U.S. Ambassadors overseas. This webinar will present an update on the renewal of the AGOA legislation, plans for the 2015 AGOA Forum, and broader commercial opportunities in Gabon. We welcome your participation both in this session and at the AGOA Forum in Gabon. RSVP before March 26, 2015: http://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/contact/238720.htm.

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