Local Trade Events

The U.S. Commercial Service, along with our local international trade partners, conducts on-going conferences, seminars, and events to educate our clients and promote international trade. Whether it's an executive briefing with a Commercial Service Officer from Australia or a videoconference with your distributor in Zurich, these events are designed to help U.S. exporters market locally and sell globally.

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Local Events
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West Central Minnesota Export Roundtable – Alexandria

The Minnesota Trade Office, along with multiple co-hosts, are pleased to provide this free opportunity to learn from industry experts, hear from West Central Region companies that are exporting, and meet one-on-one with advisors who can provide exporting insights.

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 2:30pm-4pm, followed by an optional tour of FORCE America’s plant
Location:
FORCE America, Inc., 4010 Iowa Street, Alexandria, MN 56308
Cost:
 NO CHARGE, but pre-registration is required
Registration:
Contact Sandy Kashmark, Executive Director, Midwest Manufacturers' Assn. at 800-654-5773 or e-mail Midwest@runestone.net

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Minnesota Water Technology Export Roundtable: Membranes – Latest Global Developments & Applications

For a long time, Minnesota has had a strong role in advancing membrane technology — membranes are a crucial treatment tool in water treatment settings all over the world. Among the broad range of applications, reverse osmosis membranes made in Minnesota deliver potable water in the world’s water-scarce regions. But what other roles do membranes play? What’s happening on the front lines of membrane technology development? Which technologies will be in demand in an increasingly water-stressed world?

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Location:
3M Innovation Center, 2350 Minnehaha Avenue, Maplewood, MN 55119
Cost:
$30 if registered by 2/27/15; $40 after 2/27
Registration:
Register Here

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Where next in EU-Russia relations?

Please join the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota in a discussion about current affairs in Russia, and how the policies of Putin are affecting US relations in the Nordics, Baltics and Europe. The discussion will be led by Professor Hiski Haukkala.

SPEAKER: Professor Hiski Haukkala - a Special Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland and an Adjunct Professor of International Relations at the University of Tampere. He specializes in EU's external relations, especially with Russia and the wider Eastern neighborhood.

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015 8:30am-10:00am, program at 9:00am
Location:
Faegre Bakers Daniels LLP, 2200 Wells Fargo Center (22nd Floor), 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Cost:
Free. RSVP’s are requested
Registration
: Register Here

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East Africa Trade Mission 2015 – Sign-up Deadline

The Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) and the Minnesota Trade Office are pleased to announce a multi-sector trade development mission to Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania being planned by CGLG for May 11-16, 2015. STEP grant funding is available for approved companies that can pay 50% of approved costs. To view a printable flyer, click here. To apply, complete this Company Profile form.

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Cost:
$995
Registration:
Register Here

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Export Tools and Strategies for Success

The Minnesota Trade Office is pleased to invite you to "Export Tools & Strategies for Success: A program to Help Increase Your Exports… or Help you Start Exporting.” In cooperation with the City of Northfield and other Southeast Minnesota collaborators, please join us on Wednesday, March 18th to learn more about the exporting process.

When: Wednesday, March 18, 1:30- 3:30 pm, registration begins at 1 pm.
Where:
Carleton College – Weitz Center #WCC 236, 320 Third Street E., Northfield, MN
Cost:
Free, but please pre-register
Registration:
Register Here.

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CE Marking: Machinery and ROHS2 Directive Compliance in Plain English

Please join the Minnesota Trade Office in a seminar which will assist machinery manufacturers with an overview of what is involved when they decide to CE-mark their machinery, provide NEW information about reviewing declarations of conformity / incorporation from suppliers and teach them what they need to know about the ROHS2 Directive.

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8:30-11:30 a.m., registration starts at 8 a.m.
Where:
SCSU Twin Cities Graduate Center, 6401 Sycamore Ct N - Ste 100, Maple Grove, MN 55369 (at the NE corner of I-494 & Bass Lake Rd)
Cost:
$45 if registered by 3-30-15; $65 after 3-30-15 (includes handout materials, light breakfast and refreshments)
Registration:
Register Here

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International Trade Resources (You Shouldn’t Be Without)

Please join the Minnesota Trade Office in a seminar that will help you better identify important government organizations and the trade assistance they provide, so that you can make the government work for you.

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 8:30am registration; seminar 9-11am
Where:
DEED Conference Center, 1st National Bank Bldg., 332 Minnesota St.-Ste. E200 (2nd Floor Skyway level), St. Paul, MN 55101
Cost:
$25, if pre-registered by 4/20/15; or $30 after 4/20/15.
Registration:
Register Here

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NAFTA: Completing the Certificate of Origin

Please join the Minnesota Trade Office in a seminar lead by In international trade expert Bonnie Anderson, WTH International Services, LLC. She will guide you through the basics regarding the products that qualify under NAFTA and how to complete the Certificate of Origin accurately.

When: Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8:30am to 2pm, registration starts at 8 am
Where:
DEED Conference Center-Minnesota Room.  1st National Bank Bldg., 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200 (2nd floor skyway level), St. Paul.
Cost:
$45 if registered by 5/1/15; $65 after 5/1/15; includes program materials, light breakfast and lunch.
Registration:
Register Here


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