OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS

May 1-2, 2014: Discover Global Markets – Africa and the Middle East - San Antonio, TX
A U.S. Commercial Service-organized business forum with sessions on market entry strategies, financing, and mitigating risk as well as country-specific and industry-specific information and opportunities. Additionally, attendees can participate in pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with senior commercial officers representing 20 countries. Learn more at: http://export.gov/texas/sanantonio/dgm/index.asp.

May 6, 2014: India Virtual Education Fair for US Design Schools – Online
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Virtual Education Fairs (VEFs) link U.S. educational institutions with overseas student recruitment agents live via a webinar.  The objective of Virtual Education Fairs is to provide U.S. educational institutions with an opportunity to promote their programs to potential agents to attract more international enrollment. VEF’s allow U.S. educational institutions to recruit students via agents without ever setting foot on a plane. Join this unique, virtual opportunity to introduce accredited U.S. design programs to pre-qualified international student recruitment agencies. This VEF will give participants a low cost opportunity to introduce their design schools to education agents across seven regions in India. All design programs (industrial design, fashion, interior, architecture, and others) are welcomed! This event is limited to six (6) accredited design schools which will showcase their schools to 30-40 potential Indian student recruitment partners in 7 locations across India through a live Internet-Conference Call connection from their office or home. Cost: $700. Deadline to register: April 7 (note: program may sell out earlier.) Contact: Jetta at jetta.denend@trade.gov or 415-744-7728.

May 11-14 2014: CIM Mining Convention 2014 – Vancouver, Canada
The CIM Convention 2014 is an opportunity for U.S. participants to develop potential partnerships in Canada’s mining sector. Since natural resource extraction is a prevalent part of the mining sector, this year’s event is a great opportunity for U.S. suppliers of: Mining equipment and services, Automation, robotics and engineering, Construction equipment and services, Environmental risk/impact assessments, Sustainable oil field and mine water management, & Safety equipment and services. The Commercial Service will provide exposure to its U.S. participants in the Canadian marketplace through extensive marketing campaigns, company profiles listed on the U.S. Commercial Service website and product display at the U.S. Commercial Service booth. For further information about the CIM convention 2014 contact our project coordinators: Connie Irrera, Commercial Specialist (Montreal): Connie.Irrera@trade.gov or 514-908-3662; Connie Smith, Commercial Specialist (Calgary): Connie.Smith@trade.gov or 403-265-2116.

May 20-23 2014: North American Pavilion and Gold Key Services at Hospitalar 2014 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
The US Department of Commerce is offering the Gold Key Service to U.S. companies at the show for $1,200. The Gold Key Service provides: 6 - 10 private meetings with pre-screened prospective partners, admission to the show, counseling from Commercial Service Medical Specialists, and travel accommodation assistance.  Messe Düsseldorf is offering exhibitor space in the North American Pavilion at Hospitalar. The 9 sq. meter booth, at $6,395, and the 12 sq. meter booth, at $7,695, both include: pre-show press and company listing in show directory, furniture and wireless internet, exhibitor lounge with snacks and refreshments, roaming interpreter and support staff, and market overview and industry briefing webinars. The apply for the Gold Key Service, click here (Deadline is May 1).  To apply for booth space, click here (Space is reserved on a first-come basis).  For questions, contact Christian.Koschil@trade.gov.

June 3-4, 2014: Discover Global Markets: Europe - Los Angeles, CA
Presented by the U.S. Commercial Service in collaboration with its partners, this conference will feature:

  • One-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats
  • Dynamic market entry strategy sessions
  • Panel discussions on the latest industry trends
  • Details on government export programs designed to cut time to market
  • Multiple networking opportunities

Looking to penetrate new overseas markets and boost your bottom line through exports? Then reserve your place now at a Discover Global Markets event in 2014. For more information on the 2014 Discover Global Markets Series Click Here.

September 9-10, 2014: Discover Global Markets: Free Trade Agreement Countries - Detroit, MI
Presented by the U.S. Commercial Service in collaboration with its partners, this conference will feature:

  • One-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats
  • Dynamic market entry strategy sessions
  • Panel discussions on the latest industry trends
  • Details on government export programs designed to cut time to market
  • Multiple networking opportunities

Looking to penetrate new overseas markets and boost your bottom line through exports? Then reserve your place now at a Discover Global Markets event in 2014. For more information on the 2014 Discover Global Markets Series Click Here.

October 29-31, 2014: Discover Global Markets: The Americas - Charlotte, NC
Presented by the U.S. Commercial Service in collaboration with its partners, this conference will feature:

  • One-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats
  • Dynamic market entry strategy sessions
  • Panel discussions on the latest industry trends
  • Details on government export programs designed to cut time to market
  • Multiple networking opportunities

Looking to penetrate new overseas markets and boost your bottom line through exports? Then reserve your place now at a Discover Global Markets event in 2014. For more information on the 2014 Discover Global Markets Series Click Here.

November 12-14, 2014: MEDICA 2014 – Dusseldorf, Germany
Medica is the largest and most prestigious medical technology show in the world, with over 5,000 exhibitors and over 135,000 international visitors. The U.S. Commercial Service's Corporate Executive Office (CEO) Program provides a unique way for U.S. firms to optimize their participation in this show. Showcase your products and services to over 135,000 "trade only" visitors from 110 countries; meet the potential partners, agents, distributors and buyers; and close business deals without the expense of an exhibition booth. For more information, visit http://go.usa.gov/KPHj or contact: Christian Koschil at Christian.Koschil@trade.gov.

November 17-18, 2014: Discover Global Markets: Healthcare and Life Sciences - Minneapolis, MN
Presented by the U.S. Commercial Service in collaboration with its partners, this conference will feature:

  • One-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats
  • Dynamic market entry strategy sessions
  • Panel discussions on the latest industry trends
  • Details on government export programs designed to cut time to market
  • Multiple networking opportunities

Looking to penetrate new overseas markets and boost your bottom line through exports? Then reserve your place now at a Discover Global Markets event in 2014. For more information on the 2014 Discover Global Markets Series Click Here.

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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