Global Target Program at Cleveland State University
Cleveland State University's nationally recognized export assistance program, Global Target, is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2013 class. Course begins May 3, 2013. Take part in this unique mentoring program, which has accelerated export programs for companies throughout Northeast Ohio since 2005. The program price includes a Gold Key Service (pre-screened meetings in country with 4-5 potential foreign buyers that are interested in meeting with you) provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, and paid for by FedEx.
Learn more/register: Call 216-687-4750 or http://www.csuohio.edu/business/global/target/
Global Target Program at University of Toledo
The University of Toledo’s Global Target Program for small and medium-size businesses that need guidance in “going global,” is a nine-month program for US manufacturers or service providers that want to increase their exports and make exporting a part of their business. The program includes faculty-led market research, mentoring by companies experienced in exporting, distinguished international business speakers, as well as counseling by the U.S. Commercial Service, ending with a Gold Key Service (pre-screened meetings in country with 4-5 potential foreign buyers that are interested in meeting with you) provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, and paid for by UPS.
Second Annual Canada-Ohio Aerospace Summit presented by the Ohio Aerospace Institute
February 25-26, 2013, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, OH
This two day bi-national aerospace and aviation conference will focus on identifying business and research opportunities, providing meaningful industry updates and providing unstructured networking, as well as scheduled business-to-business and researcher-to-researcher meetings.
Learn more/register: www.Ohio-CanadaAerospaceSummit.com
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center-Cleveland Conference
March 15-16, 2013, Renaissance Downtown Cleveland, OH
A two-day event that provides established minority businesses with the opportunity to network, participate in informative discussions, and hear from influential speakers regarding achieving professional success. The focus will be on positioning your company for domestic and international growth and present minority businesses with the growth strategies needed to expand their professional networks and increase visibility.
Learn more/register: www.mbdacleveland.com or 216-592-2253
Complying with US Export Controls Two Day Seminar presented by the US Commercial Service and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
April 9 & 10, 2013, Embassy Suites, Independence, OH,
The two-day program is let by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR. Technical, policy, and enforcement professionals from BIS, as well was specialists from other agencies such as the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Bureau of Census will participate in certain programs.
How to Develop an Export Management and Compliance Program (EMCP) Seminar presented by US Commercial Service and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
April 11, 2013, Embassy Suites, Independence, OH
This one-day workshop provides an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal Export Management and Compliance Program. Agenda topics include guidance on how to establish an EMCP; strategies to improve your company's compliance program; how to avoid common compliance errors; and how to build a solid framework for your company's compliance program. This program includes small group discussion, hands on exercises, one-on-one counseling opportunities, and compliance peer networking. This program will be led by senior export compliance specialists from BIS.
US Commercial Service Trade Winds Asia Business Development Conference and Trade Mission
May 9-17, 2013, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan
During Trade Winds, learn how to increase profits and overcome barriers in the growing Asia Pacific region and network with the region's leading industry and government officials and experienced U.S. and global companies. Meet one-on-one with top Asia business experts from the U.S. Embassies and Consulates from the region for the latest trade leads and market entry strategies. Find a partner or customer through screened business-to-business meetings in Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan. Local First Energy customers may be eligible for a subsidy to share some of the costs. Register your interest to receive a free market assessment at http://export.gov/pennsylvania/assessment or email email@example.com or contact Judy.Kornfeld@trade.gov or Leslie.Drake@trade.gov
USCS Export Webinars: www.export.gov/articles/eg_main_022213.asp
USCS Led Trade Missions: www.export.gov/eac/trade_events.asp
US Medical Trade Mission at Hospitalar 2013
May 21-24, 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Join the US Commercial Service’s Medical Trade Mission to Hospitalar 2013, the largest healthcare trade show in South America.
Learn more/register: http://export.gov/industry/health/eg_main_052739.asp or email Pompeya.Lambrecht@trade.gov
Applications for the Ohio International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) are now being accepted. IMAGE is a program funded by the State of Ohio and the U.S. Small Business Administration as part of the National Export Initiative to double U.S. exports by 2015. The program is designed to increase exports and create jobs by helping small companies to promote their products and services in new international markets. Qualifying Ohio businesses can apply for financial assistance to help cover the costs of export-related activities such as: international trade show participation, subscription to services provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, marketing and translation services and international trade mission participation. Learn more: www.image.development.ohio.gov or call 614-466-5017.
The EU and the US - The State of the Transatlantic Relationship presented by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.
February 12, 2013, 6pm to 7:30pm, The Union Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, $30.00, Members $20, Full-time students $5
Mr. Harald Leibrecht, Germany's Transatlantic Coordinator, will address a series of critical questions regarding trade agreement expectations from the new Obama Administration.
Learn more/register: www.ccwa.org or call 216-782-3730
One-on-one Appointments available with the Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC) February 19, 2013, Fifth Third Center, Cleveland, OH
Mr. Eric Willems of the HIDC is available to discuss: "Why the Netherlands is the leading logistics gateway to Europe, proven market strategies to succeed in Europe, the sophisticated logistics infrastructure and support services found in the Netherlands, and the latest business trends and regulations."
Learn more/register: Contact Susan Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-522-4750
4th Annual US-Nigeria Trade Mission to Promote Commerce & Technology, Agriculture, and Oil & Gas Industries
Recruitment has begun for this May 2013 trade mission. The Nigerian/USA Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) and the US Commercial Service have combined forces to put together a trade mission to one of the "hottest markets" in the world. Nigeria is a Priority Market in the National Export Initiative and the mission will include our highly successful Gold Key Service. The platform will allow US businesses to present, demonstrate, and showcase their products and service offerings to over 400 Nigerian businesses. More details to follow.