Maritime Innovation: Connecting, Training and Advancing
December 2, 2015 l 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA 02723
Please join us for the first annual maritime innovation: connecting, training and advancing conference. This event will bring together leading edge marine technology companies for an afternoon of programming aimed at providing an overview of current trends in the industry, information about export controls and SBIRs specifically for marine tech companies, and a showcase of start up companies to discuss their new technologies. This event is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Center for innovation and entrepreneurship and is part of our mission to connect the university with industry, organizations, state and federal agencies, and other key stakeholders in order to grow the region’s economy.
For more information and to register, visit www.atmc.umassd.edu
Opportunities in Massachusetts – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 l 5:30pm – 8:15pm
British Consulate – 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
For more information and to register, click here!
Please join us for an evening panel discussion on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), the comprehensive free trade deal between the United States and the European Union that aims to reduce barriers to trade, eliminate red tape, and make it easier for companies to enter the EU market. If passed, T-TIP could have benefits for businesses and major economic sectors in Boston and across Massachusetts.
Get to know more about T-TIP and how it will impact you as a businessperson and consumer. A panel of international trade experts from government and business will share their expertise and discuss the status of TTIP negotiations and its potential benefits.
Opening Remarks: Susie Kitchens, Consul General, UK Consulate General, Boston
Ken Hyatt, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce
Adeline Hinderer, Deputy Head of Trade and Agriculture Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
James Bowen, Division Manager, International Renewables, The Vertex Companies
Moderated by: Michael McKeon, Project Manager, Transatlantic Relations, Bertelsmann Foundation
The Bertelsmann Foundation’s T-TIP Town Hall is made possible by a grant provided by the European Commission. The Foundation, established in 2008, is the North American arm of the Germany-based Bertelsmann Stiftung and is a driver of social change. It is committed to promoting the freedom of individuals and societies, and international understanding.
The work of the Foundation reflects the principles of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, one of Europe's largest foundations. The Stiftung was founded in 1977 by Reinhard Mohn, who, as head of Bertelsmann AG, turned the publishing house into a leading international media group. The Stiftung's activities are guided by the principle that ownership of capital brings an obligation to contribute to society.
Massachusetts Export Expo
Date: Friday, December 11, 2015
Time: Registration and Exhibits Open at 9:00 a.m.; Program 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Boston
Cost: $35 / no charge for Compliance Alliance members
Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-8664, or register here!
Join us for the most comprehensive export event of the year that brings together export resources, training and information – all under one roof!
The Massachusetts Export Center’s Export Expo provides a forum for exporters to connect with the wide variety of export resources available in Massachusetts while learning about issues that impact their day-to-day export operations. Exhibitors will include law firms, banks, freight forwarders, consulting firms, translation firms, customs and compliance automated solutions providers, and various government and non-profit organizations serving the export community.
Coinciding with the exhibition, the Massachusetts Export Center will convene workshops and panel discussions throughout the day on a wide variety of export-related topics.
This year’s workshops will address current issues of concern to exporters, such as export control policy trends, recent sanctions developments, the outlook for free trade expansion, and more! The Expo will also feature training on those day-to-day issues critical for effective management of your business’ export growth and operation.
This year’s Expo will feature influential guest speakers, opportunities to connect with exports to answer your specific export questions, networking, and fun! This event regularly sells out. Space is limited, so register early!
Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. You may also register to sponsor or exhibit by completing our online registration exhibitor form.
Free STEP Grant Webinar
December 17, 2015 l 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Register Now! Registration closes promptly at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the webinar, so please plan accordingly.
The Massachusetts Export Center offers a free, 1.5 hour webinar about the STEP Grant Program. The webinar discusses the parameters of the Massachusetts STEP Grant Program and walks participants through the STEP Grant application process. Registration closes promptly at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the webinar, so please plan accordingly.
HANNOVER MESSE – A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY ALL AT ONE TRADE SHOW!
April 25-29, 2016
The United States is the Partner Country for HANNOVER MESSE 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. This means unmatched international exposure for U.S. companies and economic development organizations (EDOs) participating as exhibitors in the U.S. Pavilion. Connect to business opportunities across industrial automation, energy, digital factory, industrial supply, and research and technology sectors. For more information on CS services and the US as the partner country, click here