Local Maryland Trade Events

Through a unique, federal global network of knowledgeable Trade and Commercial Specialists, the U.S. Commercial Service in Baltimore is able to offer export-related trade events throughout Maryland to benefit local exporters. Please browse the highlighted events below.
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Next Generation of Global Trade through the Port of Baltimore - January 8, 2013- Baltimore City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Curran Room, 4th Floor

Join us to learn on how the Port of Baltimore is expanding, and embracing a new generation of trade. This event will discuss the State of the Port and Working Agreement with Ports America Chesapeake. We will provide updates on the Steamship Lines and Services, the expansion of Seagirt Marine Terminal and State of the Art Cranes, and the Maritime Industrial Zoning Overlay District (MIZOD). Please note, you must register with your full name. Pre-registration and Photo ID are required for City Hall access.

For more information, please contact Mary Jane Norris at mjnorris@marylandports.com or Dennis Noah at dnoah2001@verizon.net

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $25.00 per person
Register Here: http://acteva.com/go/marylandwashingtondec

Export Compliance & Rules Prohibiting Bribery – October 2, 2012- Whiteford, Taylor & Preston 7 St. Paul St., (19th Floor) Baltimore MD

This event will be a combination of an introduction to U.S. anti-bribery rules and regulations and an advanced export compliance discussion focusing on voluntary self-disclosures, practical application tips for complying with export regulations in a business-friendly way. Earlier this year, the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service hosted an introductory export compliance event in Harford County, MD. That event focused on the differences between the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The ITAR is administered by the U.S. Department of State, and the EAR is administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The October 2 event will not repeat the basics but will help those with a general understanding of the ITAR and EAR understand practical examples and will encourage audience participation. The anti-bribery portion will focus on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and provide a basic discussion with no assumed prior knowledge. Cost $50.00 ( + $2.46 processing) To Register please visit http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=233074

ExportTech Baltimore- Fall 2012, Baltimore, MD

ExporTech helps companies enter or expand in global markets. The program assists participating companies in developing an international growth plan, provides experts who will vet their plans, and connects the companies with organizations like yours that will help them move quickly beyond planning to actual export sales. The ExporTech, program targets executives of SMEs who may have dabbled in exporting but have not fully exploited global opportunities. Throughout the three-month-long program, participants gain an understanding on how to make exports a major growth driver, how to identify hurdles to expansion, how to work with the facilitators to develop a customized international growth plan for their companies, and how to build a team of organizations that help their companies move quickly beyond planning to actual export sales. To register for ExporTech program in Baltimore, please contact Bill Burwell at bill.burwell@trade.gov or call the U.S. Commercial Service in Baltimore at 410-962-4539. For more information please visit http://www.nist.gov/mep/exportech.cfm

Discover 2012 – September 25-26, 2012, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Please join the U.S. Commercial Service for a two day international business conference designed to help U.S. businesses take advantage of established and emerging export opportunities. This event will help you to develop practical strategies for exporting your goods and services into new markets worldwide and provide up-to-date market intelligence for you. Buyers from Central America and the Middle East will be present to meet with directly. High ranking U.S. government officials, U.S. Commercial Service diplomats, and international business leaders from the private sector will be featured. Trade Finance, U.S. Export Controls and Free Trade Agreements experts will be able to keep you updated on current and anticipated developments.

For more information, please click here.

Women Spanning the Globe – May 31

Get connected, get empowered, get informed and get energized during the upcoming Women Spanning the Globe! On Thursday May 31, WTCI's annual event featuring the latest insights from successful women in global roles will be jam packed with candid leadership advice, offering attendees global learning, unparalleled networking opportunities, international trivia, a wine and chocolate tasting and more! For more information visit: www.wtci.org/womens2012/

Complying with US Export Controls- June 11

Raise your awareness of export controls and regulations and learn techniques to apply in your processes to help ensure you can avoid violations. This seminar provides an opportunity for manufacturers, distributors, retailers and exporters of commodities and technologies controlled by the Export Administration Regulations and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to learn more the export control regimes. Led by practiced experts in the legal compliance field, this seminar will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements. The seminar will take place in room 130 at the Higher Education and Conference Center, located at 1201 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, MD. For more information and to register for this event please click on this Registration Link. If you have questions you may also contact Paul Matino at 410-962-4539 or by email at paul.matino@trade.gov or Ginny Walker, Business Development Associate Harford County Economic Development at 410.939.6709 or vlwalker@harfordcountymd.gov

Russia's WTO Accession, What it Could Mean for Your Business – June 14

On June 14th the U.S. Commercial Service will offer a webinar on Russia's Upcoming WTO Accession and Permanent Normal Trade Relations highlighting the implications and opportunities for U.S. Business. This webinar will feature experts on Russia's market and trade policy from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow as well as from the U.S. Commerce Department's Market Access & Compliance unit in Washington, D.C. Topics will include, current market conditions in Russia, Russia's WTO accession, what specific benefits it would bring for US companies, and the status of efforts to establish Permanent, Normal Trade Relations so that U.S. companies can compete on a level playing field in Russia once it becomes a WTO Member. This webinar will take place on June 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. The cost to participate in this webinar is $15, payable by credit card. To register please click visit http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=33272&InputType=EVENT For more information please contact the US Commercial Service in Baltimore at 410-962-4539 or email Paul Matino at paul.matino@trade.gov

Doing Business in the Nordics, Webinar - February 16
The U.S. Commercial Service in Baltimore will host a webinar on short and medium term export sales opportunities in the Nordic region, featuring U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Mark Francis Brzezinski. Senior Commercial Officer Frank Carrico from the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden will discuss best prospects, commercial climate, business “do’s and don’ts,” and what to look out for in the way of representation. The Nordic region is comprised of some of the most stable, open, competitive economies in the world.  It is home to some of the world’s largest and most successful “green” and technology-friendly firms.  The region is also known for its high regard for U.S. products, innovation, and technology.  Key sectors to be discussed include environmental technologies; computers and software; life sciences, medical equipment, and pharmaceuticals; oil and gas; consumer goods; and telecommunications services and equipment.   Register at http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=32475&InputType=EVENT
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Export This! Increase your Revenue and Create Jobs
-February 9

Sponsored by the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, the MD-DC District Export Council, and the US Commercial Service in Baltimore, Export This! will feature executives from other Maryland businesses and Trade Experts who will share their knowledge on tapping into the global market and navigating the risks and the regulations and reaping the rewards of exporting. The event will take place in Frederick MD. For more information please contact Helen Riddle, Frederick County Office of Economic Development at 301-600-1058. Click Here to Register for the event.