The U.S. Commercial Service in Kansas City, Missouri organizes and supports conferences, seminars, and events to educate our clients and promote international trade. Our goal is to help local U.S. exporters sell globally. A sampling of our events includes:
By organizing trade missions and educational seminars; providing matching or export counseling services at trade shows; and recruiting buyer delegations to U.S. trade shows, the U.S. Government helps U.S. exporters expand global sales at trade events.
December 6 – New Missouri Foreign Directors Visit
As part of the Missouri Export Initiative, the state of Missouri recently opened new offices in Europe, Asia, and North America. Join the State of Missouri trade office, on December 6, in welcoming the new Missouri foreign directors, and discover the benefits Missouri companies have when it comes to doing business in those regions.
Venue: World Trade Center Kansas City
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
For further details and to register - http://www.wtc-kc.com/ai1ec_event/new-mo-foreign-directors-visit/?instance_id=14120
Admission is free, and includes breakfast. Space is limited, registration to the seminar is required.
December 11 - EXPORT CONTROL REFORM
This training will provide an introduction to the export reform process that is currently moving many items from the U.S. Munitions List (USML) administered by the State Department to the Commerce Control List (CCL) administered by the Commerce Department. This training will include an overview of:
• What is moving from the USML to the CCL
• The new definition of “specially designed”
• License Exceptions that may apply
• What happens with existing licenses and agreements
Sean Murray, ESQ and Chuck Ballard of Miller and Company, Attorneys at Law
Where: At the new UMKC Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship
and Innovation, 5100 Rockhill Rd., Room 414, Kansas City MO.
For further details or to register online: www.itckc.org. Email email@example.com with questions.
December 12 - Eliot S. Berkley Lecture with Daniel Markey - "No Exit from Pakistan" - Noon Luncheon
The International Relations Council of Greater Kansas City will be welcoming - Daniel Markey, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, will present IRC's 2013 Eliot S. Berkley Lecture, where he will discuss his new book No Exit from Pakistan (October 2013). The book, and his lecture, will explore the tragic and often tormented relationship between American and Pakistan. Pakistan's internal troubles have already threatened US security and international peace. Pakistan's rapidly growing population, nuclear arsenal, and relationships with China and India will continue to force it upon America's geostrategic map in new and important ways over the coming decades. No Exit from Pakistan suggests how Washington can prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes.
Venue: Westin Kansas City at Crown Center - Liberty Room
1 E Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO
3 hours free self-parking in Westin lot - validate at hotel concierge desk
For further details and to register - https://irckc.site-ym.com/events/register.aspx?id=368520&itemid=340fc8d8-1b9c-45fe-94d6-78d96627301c
January 16, 2014 - Protecting Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace
Join the U.S. Commercial Service – Kansas City and the World Trade Center Kansas City for a rare opportunity to engage with and learn from Susan Anthony, Attorney-Advisor with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office - the first visit to Kansas City by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office since 2007.
Why should I protect my intellectual property abroad?
Did you know that your U.S. patent or trademark does not protect you in other countries? If you are an exporter, or think you might want to export in the future, you will need to seriously consider securing protection for your intellectual property (IP) in those foreign markets of interest to you. It is a good idea to get the appropriate forms of IP protection before you start doing business in another country.
Did you know that some U.S. companies have learned that foreign manufacturers have copied their products, packaging and business plans, even though they had never done business abroad? Foreign counterfeiters can easily steal your product pictures, brochures and logos from your website and register the material as their own inventions in their country, if you have not registered it there already. For this reason, some U.S. small companies seek trademark and patent protection in large potential markets well in advance of actually exporting to those markets.
This full day workshop will provide companies with the tools to develop an IP strategy to support expanded export sales and increased global business activities, while avoiding the pitfalls of IP theft and abuse.
Companies of all sizes and industries are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Venue: The Board Room at Union Station
30 West Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Come to this seminar to learn how to protect you and your business! To register, please visit:
No cancellations permitted after January 6, 2014. Substitutions allowed.
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