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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Highlighted Events

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Discover Global Markets: Healthcare and Life Sciences

Join the U.S. Commercial Service, the Minnesota District Export Council & LifeScience Alley at the premier health-focused export event of the year!

At DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: Healthcare & Life Sciences you will have the opportunity to learn about global healthcare opportunities and industry atmosphere through private consultation with U.S. Commercial Service Senior Commercial Officers specializing in healthcare from 19 markets.

Whether you are new to exporting or seeking global expansion, USCS & partners offers a variety of services to help you establish and preserve an international presence including, but not limited to:

  • Identifying and gaining access to new health export markets and opportunities.
  • Foreign partner matching and vetting.
  • Obtaining resources required to succeed in foreign markets.
  • Providing a support system to compete successfully overseas in often difficult-to-navigate foreign healthcare systems.

Date: Monday, November 17-Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Location:
Radisson Blu Minneapolis
Cost:
$299 if registered by October 17, $359 if after
Registration:
Register Here

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More Local Events
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Doing Business in the Dubai/Abu Dhabi Region: Gulf Market Leaders

We are pleased to announce the next seminar in our Middle East Series. This educational event will include business/geopolitical overviews, Minnesota company experiences in the UAE, cultural dimensions of doing business in the Arab world, the importance of trade shows - highlighting Arab Health, Gulf Food and ADIPEC (oil and gas), the impact of Expo 2020, and more.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are recognized as the commercial and business hub for Middle East, and beyond. The UAE is the largest Middle Eastern market for the U.S., with exports of goods to the UAE having grown from $2 billion in 2001 to $24 billion in 2013. Minnesota exports of goods to the UAE in 2013 were $116 million.  Service exports added to these numbers would add about 30% to each of these export amounts.

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:
U of MN – Carlson School of Management, 321 – 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis
Cost:
 $20 if registered by 11/18/14; $25 after 11/18/14; includes refreshments
Registration:
Register Here

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Invitation to Meet with Scientists from Canada’s National Research Council

The National Research Council (NRC) is Canada's premier research and technology organization (RTO). Working with clients and partners worldwide, we provide innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services.   NRC Medical Devices supports companies in their quest for new sources of productivity, competitive advantage and growth by providing customized research and technology solutions. We help our clients develop innovative medical technologies that provide rapid, sensitive, accurate and low-cost solutions aimed at saving lives, reducing the health care burden and stimulating economic opportunities.

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
IMRIS USA, 5101 Shady Oak Rd. Minnetonka, MN
Cost:
 Free
Registration:
Register Here

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Mexico Trade Mission – Sign-up Deadline

The State of Minnesota is pleased to partner with the Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) on a multi-sector trade mission to the Mexico from March 1-6, 2015. The goal of this mission is to assist small to medium-sized companies in the Great Lakes region to export products and services to this exciting market. Click this link for a printable flyer.

To register for the mission, please fill out a Company Profile form.

Date: Monday, January 5, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara
Cost:
 995
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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