Local Events

Doing Business with the United Nations - UN/PD, UNDP, UNICEF & WFP

Date:  April 18, 2016

Location:  New York U.S. Export Assistance Center – New York, NY        

Link: http://1.usa.gov/1Rgcaw8

Join us for a seminar designed to educate U.S. companies how to effectively do business in the USD 17 billion UN procurement market. By attending the seminar, companies will gain an understanding of United Nations procurement needs at the four UN agencies with the largest procurement value – UN Procurement Division (UN/PD), UN Development Programme, UNICEF, and World Food Programme (WFP) -- as well as business opportunities available locally in New York City.  This is a free event, but registration is required for admission.  Please click on the link or contact susan.hettleman@trade.gov for additional information.

China E-Commerce Boot Camp

Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 – 9am to 4pm

Location: UPS (643 West 43rd St., New York, NY 10036)

E-commerce is rapidly increasing in China, there are over 630 million internet users in the country, of whom 47% are online shoppers and as of 2014, e-commerce sales in China totaled US $449 billion, up 49% from the year prior, according to the Chinese government’s National Bureau of Statistics (CNBS). China’s e-commerce market is growing more than three times faster than that of the U.S. and when approached with the right strategy, can be an extremely valuable market entry method for a U.S. company.

In order to help facilitate further success for U.S. companies, the U.S. Department of Commerce NY Export Assistance Center, and our strategic partner UPS, are organizing a one day workshop aimed at helping companies (SME’s) in entering the China e-commerce environment. China e-commerce Boot Camp is a one day training event designed to give U.S. SME brand owners the opportunity to attend a training session to practically learn about e-commerce in China. The goal of the program is to develop an initial draft of a China e-commerce strategy plan.

Avoid mistakes and be successful by hearing from experts based in China who will be here to help guide you.

Agenda topics: China Market Insights, China Marketplaces & e-Retailers Introduction, Content & Digital Marketing, How China Social Media and Marketing can help your business, How best to Budget, Develop an initial business plan for your e-commerce strategy in China.

Who should attend?

  • China-ready brand owners (Trademarks, China-knowledge or experience)
  • Over $2 Million Sales a year
  • e-commerce experience (U.S. or elsewhere)
  • Preferred categories are Cosmetics/Toiletries, Apparel and accessories, Food, Baby Care, Health Supplement (other consumer good categories are welcome but should be viable for the Chinese market

Cost: $300 per attendee, $75 fee for additional participant from same company (2 max per company)

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

For questions and or interest in registering, please contact Ashish Vaid at Ashish.Vaid@trade.gov

New York City World Trade Week 2016 Kick-Off and Awards Breakfast

Date:  Monday, May 16, 2016 (8:30am-11am)

Location:  Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY        

Cost: $40

The New York City tri-state region’s trade and transportation community will celebrate World Trade Week 2016 by offering a full agenda of educational seminars, global business networking events and the Awards Breakfast that recognizes the exemplary achievements by practitioners in the field. 

To find out more about this opportunity please visit the New York City World trade week website http://www.worldtradeweeknyc.org/ or call (646) 312-2074.

 



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