SAVE THE DATE - September 15,2014 for the Hong Kong delegation, visiting Boston on Sept. 15 led by our very close partner, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The delegates will include 37 Chinese corporate investors and 5 Hong Kong service companies. MOITI, MA Export Center, MA Tech Collaborative, and MA Clean Energy Center are also supporting this event. The below web link is for an application for interested U.S. companies to express their desire in meeting with these delegates and attend a subsequent luncheon on Mon., Sept. 15. It will be held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in the Seaport area.
For questions please email Maryanne.Buke@trade.gov.
SAVE THE DATE- September 24,2014 for the Doing Business in Panama forum at the Microsoft NERD Center on September 24th. Boasting one of the highest growth rates worldwide, this Central American country is becoming one of the hottest spots for tourists, entrepreneurs and researchers wanting to explore its biological and cultural diversity, its favorable business climate, its City of Knowledge, excellent logistics facilities and emerging innovation ecosystem. Governor Deval Patrick´s recent trade mission to Panama shows the opportunities available for US businesses and universities wanting to reach the greater Latin American market through Panama. The conference will present why Panama should be in the minds of multinational companies, entrepreneurs and American universities, followed by face to face meetings with members of the Panamanian delegation for registered participants.
SAVE THE DATE – October 7th & 8th, 2014 for the US Commercial Service DISCOVER program focusing on opportunities for US businesses interested in doing business with China. More information to be released soon!
SAVE THE DATE – October 21st & 22nd, 2014 for the 5th Annual EU-US eHealth Marketplace and Conference at the Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA.
The 5th Annual EU-US Marketplace and Conference offers businesses and organizations an exciting opportunity to participate in a unique and powerful event. Past sponsors have benefited from this meeting of key decision makers in healthcare, connected health, technology, policy and academia.
The past success of the EU-US eHealth Marketplace and Conference was evident in its ability to bring 24 countries together, including 22 states in the United States. The conference facilitated 300 B2B meetings between businesses, which has quickly become a highlight of the conference.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.b2match.eu/eu-us-ehealth-marketplace-2014
SAVE THE DATE – October 23rd & 24th, 2014 for the 11th annual Partners HealthCare Connected Health Symposium 2014- Connected Health in Practice: Engaging Patients and Providers Outside of Traditional Care Settings in Boston, MA. Network with 1,200 health technology leaders world-wide: hospital execs community-based MDs, health plan leaders, Fortune 500 employers, government policymakers, researchers and developers, leading investors, patients and advocates. Explore the intersection of health and technology with exceptional keynotes, debates, probing interviews, demos of new and game-changing technologies, exhibits and networking events. Symposium 2014 will showcase the latest global developments and innovations in healthcare and policy.
To register follow the link provided - http://symposium.connected-health.org/
Webinar - US Sanctions against Russia; What US Exporters need to know
(Originally recorded: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 3PM EDT)
Senate Foreign Relations Europe Subcommittee Chair CT US Senator Chris Murphy and speakers from the Department of the Treasury, Department of State and the International Trade Administration will discussed the US Sanctions against Russia. The speakers will gave a briefing on the current situation with the sanctions and what it means to US businesses.
For questions, contact Anne Evans at email@example.com
Webinar - Global Markets for Wireless Medical Devices
(Originally recorded: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 2PM EDT)
If your company is planning to introduce a new wireless medical device to the market, don't forget to design for the whole world - not just the U.S.
The global market for wireless medical devices has never been hotter. A 2013 report, from research conducted by Research and Markets, projects the market will expand more than 20 percent within a five-year period. The wireless health market, currently at $23.8 billion, is expected to reach $59.7 billion by 2018, with the growth attributed primarily to patient monitoring applications, diagnostics, aging populations and growing hospital deficits.
For questions, contact Angie Hand at (919) 435-1051or by email Angie.Hand@wirelesscenter-nc.org
Webinar - Big Tax Savings for Exporters via IC-DISC
(Originally recorded: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2PM EDT)
Join the U.S. Department of Commerce and Clarke, Snow & Riley, LLP for a webinar on the IC-DISC tax incentive program. The Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation or IC-DISC is a tax incentive program designed to increase U.S. exports. It can bring about highly significant tax savings for the exporter, while encouraging businesses to maintain and expand their facilities within the U.S.
This webinar will provide a brief background on the IC-DISC, along with guidance on its implementation, enabling you to determine whether the IC-DISC will benefit your individual business. We will also have a brief discussion on Research and Development (R&D) tax credits available to businesses. Contact Maryanne Burke with any questions at (617)-565-4303 or by email Maryanne.Burke@trade.gov