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.

Local Events
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U.S. Commercial Service Webinar Series: The Logistics of Doing Business in Canada
Temporary Moving Capital Equipment & Tools across the Border

Please join us and our speaker from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for this informative webinar regarding bringing goods into Canada temporarily. Temporary workers who are entering Canada for work or to attend a trade show are often required to bring tools and equipment with them across the border. This webinar will help you navigate these sometimes frustrating issues.

When: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Registration:
Register Here

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Export Finance Solutions for Small Exporters

Please join the Minnesota Trade Office and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as they present an informative export finance briefing. If your company needs capital to support export expansion, this event is for you. At this event, you will learn how SBA’s export loan programs may be able to assist your company.

When: Thursday, June 4, 2015, 8:30- 9:30 a.m.
Where:
DEED Conference Center, 1st National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street-Suite E200 (2nd Floor Skyway), St. Paul, MN 55101
Cost:
$20
Registration:
Register Here

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U.S. Commercial Service Webinar Series: The Logistics of Doing Business in Canada
Sending Temporary Workers to Canada from the United States

Please join us and our speakers from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for an informative webinar about changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker and International Mobility programs in Canada. This webinar will assist U.S. service companies, such as architects, engineers and technicians in identifying the new process for sending temporary workers to Canada to perform after-sales warranty repairs, business development and other tasks.

When: Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Registration:
Register Here

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Finding and Motivating the Right Foreign Business Partner

Finding the right foreign business partners is essential to export success. But where and how do you start? In this seminar, hosted by the Minnesota Trade Office, you will find the best ways to locate, qualify, select and motivate independent distributors / representatives. This information-packed seminar will give you the essential tools to cultivate successful international business relationships and generate foreign sales for years to come.

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; registration and light breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.
Where:
DEED Conference Center - Minnesota Room, 1st National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street - Suite E200 (2nd Floor Skyway), St. Paul, MN 55101
Cost:
$60, if registered by 6/08/15; $80 if registering after 6/08/15.
Register:
Register Here

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BIS Seminar: Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This two-day program, led by Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) professional counseling staff, provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This program is well-suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.

When: June 16-17, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Where:
Minneapolis Airport Marriott, 2020 East American Boulevard, Bloomington, MN 55425
Cost:
$515, includes handout materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments each day.
Registration:
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