Breakfast Seminar and Networking Presenting Latvia: A Solid, Fast-Growing Strategic Partner in Northern Europe & Beyond
Monday, April 28th, 8:30am-10:30am
Omni Parker House, Press room
60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108
To RSVP and for more information, please contact: Ms. Ognyana Toneva - or 646.237.0431

Meet with a Delegation of Innovative Latvian Firms in Logistics, IT & Life Sciences Hosted by Mr. Vjaceslavs Dombrovskis Minister of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

Discover Global Markets – Africa, Middle East and India
Venue: Embassy Suites San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk
Date: May 1-2, 2014
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Sessions on market entry strategies, financing, and mitigating risk. Concurrent sessions covering country-specific and industry-specific information and opportunities. Pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with senior commercial officers representing 20 countries, high-profile keynote speakers and numerous networking opportunities. Contact or with any questions.

Medical Technologies Trade Mission to Turkey
May 4 – 8, 2014
Ankara, Izmir and Istanbul, Turkey
The participation fee is $4,665 for large firms and $3,553 for small and medium-sized firms. One person per firm-each additional person is $750. Expenses for lodging, meals, incidentals and international and domestic (air) travel are responsibility of each mission participant.

Expand Your Market in One of the Fastest Growing Economies in the World!

The Department of Commerce Executive Led Medical Technologies Trade Mission to Turkey will introduce U.S. companies to $3billion Turkish medical equipment market. U.S. companies will travel to Ankara, Izmir and Istanbul to attend pre-scheduled meetings with potential distributors, end users, industry contacts, and Turkish Government officials, and make hospital tours to understand healthcare scene in Turkey and US Ambassador’s reception. Apply Now, space is limited. Deadline to register is February 6, 2014. For more information, contact Michelle Ouellette at 617-565-4302, or

Why Turkey?... Why Now?

● Strong Healthcare Restructuring Focus. Turkey is the 17th largest economy in the world and has a population of over 75 million. The current healthcare budget is $11 billion. From 2002 to 2014, healthcare expenditures have grown from 2.2% to 4.4% of the total budget. Over this time period, per capita spending has tripled. Major Push for the Construction of Health Campuses. Currently, Turkey has 1,500 hospitals and approximately 200,000 beds. An additional 29 healthcare campuses will be built by 2020, which will add 45,000 beds and will be equipped with the newest medical equipment.

● Center of Attraction For Medical Tourism. Turkey attracts patients from Europe, Middle East, and North Africa. There are 42 JCI accredited hospitals, which makes Turkey one of the leading countries with this certification. By 2015, the number of international patients is expected to reach 1 million.

● Use of Advanced Medical Technologies. Currently, there are 781 MRI, 1,088 CT, 3,775 ultrasound, and 681 Doppler devices in Turkish hospitals. Furthermore, there are numerous doctors in Turkey capable of using laparoscopic and robotic devices for surgical procedures.

Critical and Emerging Product Environmental Requirements Seminars
May 6, 2014 l 8:30AM EST- 4:00PM EST
Philips Healthcare, 3000 Minuteman Road, Andover, MA
Cost: IPC Members: $275 l ITI Members: $275 l Nonmembers: $350 (Registration includes electronic conference proceedings, networking breakfast and luncheon. For registration questions, contact IPC registration at +1 847 597-2861).

Staying current on environmental regulations that impact the electronics industry can be a daunting task and you should never settle for second-hand information. IPC and ITI have joined forces to bring you a seminar on Critical and Emerging Product Environmental Requirements so you can …

  • Tackle compliance challenges and comprehend the latest environmental product requirements
  • Stay informed on domestic and global challenges confronting electronics manufacturers
  • Network with peers, customers and suppliers as you discuss substance restrictions, eco-labeling, market and consumer pressures and more.

Learn firsthand from key officials with a direct role in the development and implementation of European Union (EU) regulations governing the electronics industry. Keynote speakers Steve Andrews and Chris Smith with the U.K. government will provide updates on key EU regulations affecting the electronics industry, including RoHS2, WEEE and REACH.

In today’s competitive climate, it’s not enough to just comply with regulations. Powerful industry trends will affect your business in the form of customer requirements and brand reputation. Discussion panels featuring industry leaders will cover sustainability and product environmental trends and the forces driving them.

Industry experts will provide an overview of key product-related environmental regulations in the United States and Asia including California’s Safer Products Regulation.

If you are in any way responsible for keeping your organization in compliance with environmental regulations, this seminar will provide the tools you and your organization need to comply with legal, regulatory and customer requirements.

Webinar - Big Tax Savings for Exporters via IC-DISC
Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2PM EDT
Cost: $35
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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

U.S Pavilion at eHealth 2014 Forum
May 12-14, 2014
Athens, Greece - Megaron Athens Conference Center
Space is limited. Register today

The Department of Commerce’s U.S. Pavilion at the eHealth Forum 2014 will promote US companies to a Pan-European audience. Organized in Athens, during the Greek Presidency of the European Union, eHealth Forum 2014 is the premier health IT event for the exchange of experiences, good practices and innovation between the U.S. and the member states of the European Union. This international conference and commercial exhibition brings together the eHealth Experts of the High- Level Conference on European Priorities and the eHealth Network Meeting, as well the 4th EU-US eHealth Marketplace & Cooperation Assembly, among others.

For additional information, please contact Michelle Ouellette, Boston, MA
or by phone (617) 565 4302; or click here.

Venue: The Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Downtown
Date: June 2 – 4, 2014
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Learn from U.S Commercial Diplomats and industry leaders how to be successful in Europe! Join the U.S. Commercial Service and leading executives from the private and public sectors for the DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: EUROPE BUSINESS FORUM, the international business conference that will put your company ahead of foreign competition. This premier conference will explore export market development strategies for Europe, Russia and Turkey, innovative tools to be competitive, and the next wave of rapidly growing markets.
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SAVE THE DATE – October 7th and 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!

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