Trade Events (Seminars and Webinars)

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• Seminar: Managing International Distributors

This seminar is sponsored by the Northern NJ Export Assistance Center, the NJ District Export Council, and UPS.

Location: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison Campus–Hennessy Hall (Mansion)
April 22, 2014
8:30 am – 11:30 am EST

Come hear from an expert on international trade law, Mr. Steven Richman, Esq, Partner with Duane Morris, and a seasoned exporter, Leigh Ann Catlin, VP of International Business Development, NeoStrata Company to discuss both the legal and business perspective of signing and managing international distributors.  Topics will include dispute resolution enforcement, roll of the contract, civil vs. common law issues, marketing plans, identifying partners, increasing sales, and motivating your distributors.

Whether you are new to exporting or have years of experience, this overview will be invaluable to better understanding the legal aspects of having overseas partners and the pitfalls of cultural differences and how they impact international business.  This seminar is for mature companies who are well established domestically and are either entering new markets or have established distributors overseas.  Join us for this morning seminar to learn more - you could save yourself a lot of time and money from learning from the experts.  This seminar is sponsored by the Northern NJ Export Assistance Center, the NJ District Export Council, UPS, FedEx, and Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU).

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  • Networking with your International Exporting Community

Meet the NJ District Export Council

Location: Sobel & Co. LLC; 293 Eisenhower Parkway, Ste. 290, Livingston, NJ

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm

Cost: FREE (RSVP required)

*****TO RSVP, please contact Sally Glick: tel. (973) 994-9494 or email

Join us: The U.S. Commercial Service in collaboration with the New Jersey District Export Council and Sobel & Co. LLC., presents our first international exporting event.  Come mingle with the Northern New Jersey export community.  Build relationships with new and seasoned exporters, and meet with solution providers to discuss your current challenges. This networking event will provide an informal platform to connect with international business experts in your community.


  • Guess Speaker – U.S. Minister Counselor for Canada, Richard Steffens
  • Meet the local District Export Council Members
  • Connect and build relationships with peers
  • Share best practices
  • Receive on the spot guidance from solution driven service providers
  • Meet local, state, and federal agencies
  • Meet private sector trade professionals in the logistics, finance, and legal sectors


• Trade Winds: Connect to a world of opportunity in the Americas

The 2014 Trade Winds program includes an Americas focused business forum consisting of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Senior Commercial Officers representing commercial markets throughout the region. The multiple trade mission stops will give participants the opportunity to conduct business-to-business meetings with firms in Colombia, Panama, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru.

  • Learn how to increase profits and overcome barriers in the Americas during the Trade Winds business development conference.
  • Network with the region’s leading industry and government officials and experienced U.S. and global companies during the Trade Winds program.
  • Meet one-on-one with top business experts from the U.S. Embassies and Consulates from the region for the latest market entry strategies.

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WIN Metalworking Eurasia June 5-8, 2014 Istanbul, Turkey

WIN Metalworking is the largest metalworking products & components trade fair in Eurasia, that attracts more than 27,000 qualified buyers from Turkey, the Balkans, and Central Asian, Middle Eastern and African markets, running from Thursday, June 5-Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the Tüyap Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Over 963 exhibitors will showcase their products from the following industries:  Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Energy, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Paper, Textile, Food Processing, Plastic, Mining & Construction, Metal fittings, and Petrochemical.

This exhibition is being supported by The U.S. Commercial Service, State of New Jersey and Hannover Fairs USA.

STEP Grant

 For New Jersey companies wishing to participate, the New Jersey STEP program will support an amount up to $1,750 each for five qualifying companies. 

Please inquire about the application process

Why you cannot afford to miss this event!                                                                            

  • Launch new products or services
  • Meet face to face with clients
  • Identify commercial opportunities
  • Maintain brand visibility in the marketplace
  • Assess the competition
  • Source suppliers for your own supply chain
  • Pinpoint areas for business development
  • Establish your business in the commercial hub of the Eurasian region
  • Access a market that has outperformed much of the rest of the world in recent years.


The following two options are being offered for New Jersey companies.


Option A:

Kiosk Exhibit space in the U.S. Pavilion

 •     Kiosk style booth space located in a featured area

  • Includes access to networking events
  • 1x Poster unit with lighting
  • Carpeting
  • 1x Info counter, 1x Bar stool
  • 1x Brochure desk
  • Power outlet
  • Exhibitor passes

Cost: $1,750.00


Option B:

Exhibit space in the U.S. Pavilion

 10’ x 10’ booth space located in a featured area

  • Includes access to networking events
  • Carpeting
  • Modular walls
  • 1x Fascia per open side
  • 1x Table, 4x Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Power Outlet
  • Exhibitor passes

Cost: $3,500.00


Hotel rooms with group shuttle service to the fairgrounds are being held by the organizers and available for booking by prospective participants.

For more information about the show or to register contact: Ulli Hammer: 609-540-1481  Email:

WIN Eurasia Website:

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