OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS

November 30-December 3, 2014: Meet One-on-One with International Industry Specialists at Greater NY Dental Meeting - New York
Greater New York Dental Meeting exhibitors interested in learning about opportunities and challenges for their companies/products in particular international markets are invited to meet with our Industry Specialists during GNYDM 2014.  Industry specialists can discuss market potential, regulatory requirements, sales channels, and more. We’ll also promote these U.S. exhibitors to international buyers attending the show to encourage business-to-business interaction.  For more information, contact Christian.Koschil@trade.gov or go to http://export.gov/newyork/forms/gnydm2014.

December 9-11, 2014 POWER-GEN International 2014 – Orlando, FL
In partnership with POWER-GEN show management PennWell, the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service invites U.S. exhibitors to participate in our Show Time program at the POWER-GEN 2014 Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL.  Show Time appointments will be available in the International Business Center at the show, December 9-11, 2014. Show Time offers the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with U.S. Department of Commerce industry specialists from our overseas offices located in the U.S Embassies and Consulates.  Specialists representing the following countries are tentatively scheduled to participate at the POWER-GEN Conference & Exhibition: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, and Ukraine. There is no fee to participate.  To register please visit: http://export.gov/california/irvine/events/pgi/index.asp. Please contact Jason Sproule with questions by email at Jason.Sproule@trade.gov or (949) 660-7105.

February 9-11, 2015: Discover Global Markets: Sustainable Solutions – Silicon Valley, CA
This event will focus on opportunities for U.S. companies to meet global demand for sustainable solutions. It will address the link between advanced research and innovation, global business and planetary sustainability. Countries worldwide are implementing business practices and standards to conserve energy, preserve clean air and water, and use land more effectively – and U.S. companies can participate in these changes by offering world-class technologies, services and products.

  • Meet one-on-one with U.S. Commercial Diplomats visiting from abroad
  • Participate in panel discussions on the latest industry trends
  • Identify new and emerging markets of opportunity ahead of your competition
  • Learn about U.S. export programs designed to cut your time to market
  • Network with U.S. trade officials, leading private sector experts and like-minded U.S. businesses active in overseas markets

For more information and registration, please go to: http://export.gov/california/sustainablesolutions/. For further questions, contact Wellington.Chu@trade.gov.

February 10–12, 2015:  Leveraging U.S. Technology for the Financial Sector in Mexico – Mexico City
The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) in Mexico City will hold a conference to share best practices and demonstrate U.S. technologies to assist in the Mexican banking sector’s expansion. It will focus on different segments of the market: including banks, non-banks, micro-lenders and will specifically address Mexico´s recently introduced financial inclusion strategy.  The main conference itself will be held on February 11, with a briefing and networking reception the day before, and options for site visits and B2B meetings the day after. Objectives and Tentative Program: To help participating U.S. firms gain market insight, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects in Mexico. The event will seek local support from the U.S. and Mexican financial services industry, trade associations and chambers, and the Mexican government. For more information, the tentative schedule, and sponsorship opportunities, see: http://export.gov/mexico/tradeevents/eg_mx_078585.asp or contact: Ms. Sarah Cook, Commercial Officer, at Sarah.Cook@trade.gov.

March 23-24, 2015: SelectUSA Investment Summit - National Harbor, MD
The SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit will connect businesses and investors from around the world with U.S. economic development organizations at the state, regional, and local levels. Participants will benefit from unique networking opportunities; one-on-one meetings; moderated panels; and discussions on the latest information on business investment. Venue: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, near Washington, DC. To learn more about the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit visit: http://selectusa.commerce.gov/selectusa-investment-summit.

April 4-5, 2015: U.S. Consulate Education Fairs in Kazakhstan – Almaty & Shymkent
Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service and the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Consulate General, U.S. colleges and universities will have the opportunity to recruit Kazakh students on Saturday, April 4 in Almaty; and Sunday, April 5 in Shymkent, a one-hour flight away. $750 registration fee covers a booth at both at fairs. Almaty is the major commercial and cultural center of Kazakhstan, and Shymkent is the third most populated city of the country. There are 45 universities in Almaty and 12 universities in Shymkent. Almaty and Shymkent have more than 200,000 college students and the highest percentage of high school graduates in Kazakhstan (40%). Kazakhstan sends over 37,000 self-funded students abroad, and this number has tripled over the past five years. Since August 1, 2013 Kazakhstani citizens are eligible to apply for a 5-year visa to the United States.   Please register online at http://bit.ly/KAZAprilFair. For more information, please contact: Debra Rogers, U.S. Commercial Service – Chicago, Debra.Rogers@trade.gov.

April 16 -18, 2015: EducationUSA Fair – Germany
The U.S. Mission to Germany is pleased to promote EducationUSA fairs in Hamburg and Heidelberg, jointly organized by EducationUSA, the Public Affairs Office, and the U.S. Commercial Service in Germany. Germany is the twelfth leading place of origin for students coming to the United States, with 9,819 students in 2013. Both cities have strong ties to the United States and a large student population. Staff from the U.S. Mission in Germany will be on hand to promote education opportunities in the United States as well as counsel potential students on benefits of studying in the United States. High school visits will be part of the program and these event dates are coordinated with other EducationUSA fair opportunities in Europe. For more information please contact Elizabeth.Walsh@trade.gov , U.S. Commercial Service – Frankfurt, with cc to Debra.Rogers@trade.gov.

May 6-8, 2015: International Environmental Technology Trade Fair (IE 2015), Shanghai, China
The U.S. Commercial Service in Shanghai is pleased to invite American firms to exhibit in the U.S. Pavilion at the IE Expo 2015.  This is an outstanding opportunity to promote your company’s environmental related products, technologies and solutions in order to develop your business in Asia’s largest market.  IE Expo 2015 is an international trade fair for water, sewage, refuse, recycling, air pollution control, soil remediation and energy conservation. IE Expo 2015 will also offer a high quality conference program of workshops and B2B matchmaking activities for U.S. exporters to meet experienced professionals; key domestic and international trade associations; government agencies and ministries.  For more information contact Vicki Tolefree at 312-353-3748 or email: Vicki.tolefree@trade.gov.

New Videos on Export Regulations Can Guide Your Goods to Profits Abroad
Exporters often want to know: “Does my product need a license before I can sell it to an overseas buyer?” The answer is often “no,” as 95% of goods shipped from the U.S. don’t require a license. But exporters must do additional due diligence to make sure their goods are not sold to denied parties. In a new series of videos produced by the Trade Information Center and Foreign Trade Statistics, the basics of export regulations are presented in a clear and engaging way. The series also contains videos on how to use trade statistics to pinpoint best markets and the role of freight forwarders and letters of credit in the export process. There are now 20 short videos to help U.S. companies successfully participate in the National Export Initiative – click here to view.

Boost Your Service Exports by Connecting with Spanish Investors
Spanish investment in the US soared from $14 billion to $38 billion in just two years through 2008, making it the 10th largest investor in the US. This continuing trend is important to the US economy and provides untapped opportunities for US service exporters. Spanish investment focuses on clean energy, clean tech and infrastructure. The online ServiceSolutionsUSA directory promotes the services of US-based firms and economic development agencies to investors in Spain. The directory gives US companies access and exposure to Spanish clients who seek US expertise in accounting, branding, banking, consulting, global logistics, trade finance, insurance, legal, regulatory, site selection, and other needs. The year-long basic membership fee is waived for companies that join before June 1, 2010. Key Spanish partners supporting this initiative include the Spanish government's Institute of Foreign Trade, the Spanish Bio-tech Association, the Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain - the largest business association in the country, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain. ServiceSolutionsUSA is featured on the US Commercial Service webpage in Spain, which has over 35,000 hits per month. Subscribe now and boost your service exports to Spain! Learn more/ register. Questions, please contact Carmen.Ribera@mail.doc.gov.

走进美国"- Generate Actionable PRC Client Leads for Your Service Expertise
"AccessAmerica" is our new online Chinese-language directory of U.S. firms that provide customized services to Chinese companies that want to conduct business in the U.S., including finding partners and setting up offices. The "AccessAmerica" Service Provider directory gives U.S.-based companies and economic development agencies access and exposure to Chinese clients who seek U.S. expertise in global logistics, trade finance, HR, site selection, tax, insurance, legal and regulatory issues, marketing, and other support related to investing in the U.S. It is promoted in China, in Chinese, in cooperation with our partners including the Council of American States in China, CCPIT, Shanghai Overseas Investment Development Board, the U.S.-China Business Council and the American Chambers of Commerce in China, among others. State partners include Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi and New York. AccessAmerica is featured on the U.S. Embassy Chinese webpage which has 100,000 hits per month. It is also featured at Invest in America programs in the U.S. and China, such as the China Overseas Investment Fair and Invest New York events in November. AccessAmerica was featured in China Business Review, Xinhua and China Trade News and is generating actionable leads for subscribers. Your listing will include company information, company logo, and contact details, all translated into Chinese, for a one-year subscription fee of $400. Increase your firm's visibility in China and boost your service exports! Click here to Visit "AccessAmerica" or direct questions to julie.carducci@trade.gov.

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