OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS
May 27-31, 2013: Individual Meetings at NAFSA with International Education Specialists – St. Louis, MO
Take your NAFSA Experience to the Next Level with One-on-One Meetings with our U.S. Commercial Service Education Specialists. This year the U.S. Commercial Service will be have Education Specialists from seven countries at NAFSA. U.S. universities and colleges have opportunity consult with them to discuss the educational system and market conditions in their countries. Additionally they can discuss international student recruitment strategies and opportunities to promote your institution’s educational programs overseas. Overseas markets represented by the U.S. Commercial Service include: Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, and Thailand. If these markets are on your radar screen, I’d like to encourage you to take advantage of these meetings by signing up early. There are limited time slots available and they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced registration is required, but appointments are free and will be held at our booth. Please register by completing the attached questionnaire and return via email to email@example.com and Kristi.Wiggins@trade.gov. We will confirm your appointment(s) the week of May 28th along with our booth location. Please direct any questions you have to Amy Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org, tel:404-897-6086 or Kristi Wiggins@trade.gov, tel:314-260-3787.
June 4-5, 2013: Gateway to Europe Conference – Minneapolis, MN
The U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with the Minnesota District Export Council, is pleased to present the “Gateway to Europe conference.” This annual conference will bring more than 25 Senior Commercial Diplomats and U.S. international trade officials covering the European, Russian and Turkish markets. Participants will discover how to identify new export opportunities, increase market share and competitive edge, and develop strategic relationships with those that are on the forefront of business and exporting in these key markets. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to: Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with Senior Commercial Diplomats (first-come, first-serve); Attend keynote addresses by leaders from government and industry; Share and learn best practices in each country; Interact with public and private service providers; and Identify where their next, best business opportunity may be in Europe, Russia and Turkey. Venue: Radisson Plaza Hotel, Downtown Minneapolis. Cost: Early Registration - $299/person (Regular Registration $349/person) Special academic and government rates available. For more information, click here.
June 4-6, 2013: Canada Green Building Council National Conference and Expo 2013 – Vancouver, B.C.
U.S. Commercial Service Calgary invites you to form part of the U.S. delegation attending the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) annual national conference and expo. This event will offer U.S. industry representatives three days of networking opportunities with Canadian and international businesses, focused educational programs and a showcase of industry innovations and products. Form part of the U.S. delegation, which includes pre and post show counseling, Gold Key one-on-one matchmaking meetings, a business briefing highlighting current opportunities, and trade finance options. For more information, contact; email@example.com or see http://export.gov/canada/eventsforu.s.companies/eg_ca_029302.asp.
October 18-22, 2013 – HOST Hospitality Trade Show - Milan, Italy
HOST is the leading International Exhibition for the Hospitality Industry, and is a good venue to present market previews of new products. The specialized areas of HOST include: Food Service Equipment, Bread, Pizza and Pasta, Ice Cream and Confectionary, Coffee/Tea, Bar and Coffee Machines, Tableware & Furniture. The U.S. Commercial Service in Italy believe this show to be a good venue for U.S. exporters to do business, and is working with the show organizer to attract more U.S. companies and to help those companies navigate the European market. For more information on the show itself, see: http://www.host.fieramilano.it/en. For questions on the Commercial Service role, contact Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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