Local Trade Events

Through a unique, federal global network of knowledgeable Trade and Commercial Specialist, the U.S. Commercial Service in Pittsburgh is able to offer export-related trade events throughout Western & Central Pennsylvania to benefit local exporters. Please browse the highlighted events below.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Event: TPP Textile and Apparel Overview

Location: At your desk (2:30pm EST)

About the Event: This webinar, offered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel, will focus on the textile and apparel chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Including:

  • Rules of Origin
  • Overview of the TPP Market Access commitments for textile and apparel goods
  • And time for a question and answer segment

For more information, please contact Richard Stetson, OTEXA at Richard.Stetson@trade.org

Friday, February 5, 2016

Event: Business Opportunities in Chile

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar will look at Chile as a stable, prosperous, and their high ranking value in regards to economic freedom, transparency, and competitiveness. Some benefits of doing business in Chile that will be explored are:

  • Open Market Polices
  • Solid business practices
  • Zero tariffs
  • Stable democratic Government
  • Low Corruption

For more information, please contact Jessica Gordon at Jessica.Gordon@trade.gov

Monday, February 9, 2016

Event: Education Technology Market Briefing: Turkey

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar offered by the U.S. Commercial Service is aimed at highlighting the opportunities available for U.S. education technology firms in the Turkish market. This event includes:

  • Briefing by Embassy Commercial Education Technology Specialist Perim Akguner on the education technology market in Turkey
  • Discussion with two U.S. education technology firms offering their experiences and challenges in the market

For more information, please contact Perim Akguner at Perim.Akguner@trade.gov

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Event: Business Opportunities in Mexico

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar will focus on the benefits of doing business in Mexico and the opportunities that are available thanks to the tremendous growth in two-way trade through NAFTA, totalling more than $590 billion in goods and services since 2014. The webinar will look at a variety of industries such as:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Consumer Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Medical Devices

With the new Trans-Pacific Partnership our trade and economic ties will continue to strengthen with Mexico bolstering North American regional supply chains and enhanced market access for U.S. exporters in Mexico.

For more information, please contact Jessica Gordon at Jessica.Gordon@trade.gov

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Event: An Unequaled Global Opportunity at the World’s Largest Industrial Trade Show

Location: At your desk

About the Event: Join us in this webinar to discover the benefits of exhibiting at Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade show focusing on industrial equipment. For the first time ever the United States will be featured as a Partner Country at Hannover Messe, April 25 – 29, 2016 in Hannover, Germany. Some benefits include:

  • Global exposure
  • High level U.S. Government participation
  • Promotional campaign spotlighting the U.S.

For more information contact Janice Barlow at Janice.Barlow@trade.gov or Daniel Gaines at Daniel.Gaines@trade.gov

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Event: Best Practices and Opportunities for Central American Student Recruitment

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar will be run by U.S. Commercial Service Specialists representing Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua as well as Consular Officers and will highlight:

  • Market Characteristics
  • Upcoming Recruitment Opportunities
  • Recruitment/Partnership Successes
  • Best practices and strategies for student recruitment

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Shelby Peterson at Shelby.Peterson@trade.gov

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Event: Doing Business with China

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This FREE webinar will cover the fundamentals of exporting to China. It will be held from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time. This event will cover the following:

  • Demographics
  • Market
  • Economy
  • Business Culture
  • Economic Drivers
  • Key Sectors

If you are interested please contact Shelby Peterson at Shelby.Peterson@trade.gov

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Event: Water Technology Webinar: How South East Asia could use U.S. Water Tech

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar utilizes exports from Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines to discuss opportunities for U.S. water technology to be implemented in SE Asia. There will also be time for a question and answer session following the presentation.

If you are interested or want to learn more about the upcoming July 2016 Water Infrastructure Trade Mission please contact Bebe Montesines at Bebe.Montesines@trade.gov or Gemal Brangman at Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Event: Basics of Exporting to Canada for Non-Agricultural Companies

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar looks at U.S. companies, new to exporting, and trying to navigate this complex process. This webinar focuses on:

  • Rules and Regulations of exporting to Canada

There will be time for participants to ask questions to industry professionals. This event is for Non-Agricultural companies.

If you are interested please contact Tracey Ford at Tracey.Ford@trade.gov

Wednesday, March 16 - 17, 2016

Event: Essentials of Export Controls and Developing and Export Control Compliance & Management Program Conference

Location: Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh

Day One: Essentials of Export Control

About the event: Day one will cover the key information needed to know to comply with the Export Administration regulation. The major elements of the U.S. export control system for commercial exports will be reviewed and topics will include:

  • Determining jurisdiction
  • Classifying your item
  • Identifying reasons for control
  • Screening parties to the transaction
  • Exporting using the appropriate ECCN and authorization

Day Two: Developing an Export & Compliance Management Program

About the event: Day two is designed to help you create or enhance your company’s export compliance program, and will focus on industry best practices on effective export management and compliance programs. Topics will include:

  • The foundation of an effective compliance program
  • How to get management buy-in & creating a compliance oriented culture
  • Developing an export control manual
  • Smart Compliance tips and strategies

This conference is also an approved Recertification Program for NASBITE (7CEUs) and PA Bar CLE approved for 12 credits.

For more information contact Trade Specialist, Steven Murray at steven.murray@trade.gov

Exhibitor Opportunities available for the Export Controls Conference, Contact Steven Murray for more information: 412-644-2819 or steven.murray@trade.gov


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