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.

Date: August 27, 2014
Event: Trade Financing Solutions for Exporters
Location: Duquesne University-SBDC. Rockwell Hall, Room 109. Pittsburgh, PA 15282
About the Event:
Invitation to a Lunch Meeting with an EXIM Bank Representative

Learn How to Increase Your Cash Flow and Profits:

  • Obtain working capital loans to fulfill sales orders
  • Offer competitive credit terms to foreign buyers
  • Protect against buyer default
  • Finance capital equipment exports
  • Use financing products to increase profits and manage cash flow
  • Discover how to enter new international markets
  • Realize Ex-Im Bank’s services and resources including specialized products for environmental and service exports, lease transactions and small and minority-owned business.

Visit www.duq.edu/sbdc  Click on Training, select the date and Register.

Date: September 3, 2014
Event: How to Have your Medical Devices Licensed and Authorized by Health
Location: Online
About the Event:
Medical device regulations in Canada apply to the manufacturing, sale and advertising for sale of medical devices and their importation. These regulations also apply to in vitro diagnostic products. All medical devices in Canada must be deemed safe and effective, including software accompanying any medical device. U.S. companies who are interested in learning how to have medical devices licensed and authorized by Health Canada are encouraged to register for this informative webinar!

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Date: September 10, 2014
Event: Mexican Auto Supply Chain Matchmaking Event
Location: Online
About the Event:
This September 10, 2014, webinar at 11:00 AM Eastern highlights a major B2B matchmaking opportunity for US automotive suppliers to meet key decision-makers with auto manufacturers and Tier I suppliers throughout Mexico in a single location, during 2-days of intensive 1-on-1 meetings at “Automotive Meetings Queretaro”. This webinar will highlight opportunities to meet key decision-makers with GM, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Bosch, Continental and Siemens. US suppliers interested in the fast growing Mexican OE supply chain are invited to join this no-cost webinar to learn more about “Automotive Meetings Queretaro”, taking place February 23-25, 2015, in Queretaro, Mexico.

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Date: September 10, 2014
Event: Student Recruitment from Israel, West Bank & Jordan
Location: Online
About the Event:
The U.S. Commercial Service encourages educational institutes to participate in a free webinar to learn about the student recruitment market in Israel, West Bank, and Jordan.

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Date: September 18, 2014
Event: Latin American Business Opportunities The Pacific Alliance Countries
Location: Duquesne University-SBDC. Rockwell Hall, Room 108. Pittsburgh, PA 15282
About the Event:
The Pacific Alliance is a free trade agreement among the four country members formed in 2012. The total output for the four countries accounts for more than a third of Latin America’s total gross domestic product, 215 million people and 39 percent of Latin America’s GDP, placing the Pacific Alliance as the ninth largest economy in the world. This seminar is for manufacturers, technology and service companies who have a Latin American Sales and marketing teams, managers, and logistic providers.

Visit www.duq.edu/sbdc  Click on Training, select the date and Register.

Date: September 19, 2014
Event: Healthcare Technologies- The Americas
Location: Saint Vincent College- SBDC Center for Global Competitiveness Latrobe, PA
About the Event:
Senior International Trade Specialist LeeAnne Haworth, US Commercial Service, Pittsburgh, will detail the market opportunities and market entry strategies  in each of these American markets for Pennsylvania exporters in the healthcare technologies sector. Via live webinar, US Commercial Specialist Connie Irrera from the US Commercial Service office in Montreal, Canada will walk Pennsylvania exporters through the process of how to have their medical devices licensed and authorized by Health Canada.  Medical device regulations in Canada apply to the manufacturing, sale and advertising for sale of medical devices and their importation. These regulations also apply to in vitro diagnostic products. All medical devices in Canada must be deemed safe and effective, including software accompanying any medical device.

Registration by phone:  724-537-4572 or email:  sbdc@stvincent.edu

Date: September 20, 2014
Event: Ports and Marine Technology Mission to India
Location: Online
About the Event:
During this September 10th webinar you will hear first-hand from U.S Embassy Commercial Officer, an expert consultant on Indian ports and a port representative about the latest port expansion and upgrade trends and specific market opportunities for U.S. companies focused in the fastest growth southern coast regions of Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Kochi. India's extensive coast is home to more than 200 ports, with most equipment obsolete and projected cargo growth rates tripling by 2020. Sales opportunities are coming from government tenders as well as private ports and terminal operators with upgrades and new projects. These destinations will be featured on an upcoming U.S. Department of Commerce Executive-Led Port and Marine Technology Trade Mission to India February 2-6, 2015 that will be outlined during this webinar.

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Date: September 22, 2014
Event: Hydrocarbon Exploration & Production Opportunities in Greece and Cyprus
Location: Online
About the Event:
Join the U.S. Commercial Service, in collaboration with the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, and the Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, for a webinar highlighting Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation in Cyprus and Greece. Both Governments are encouraging joint ventures between local companies and western capital. Learn more about gas and oil exploration and exploitation framework and how your company can better position itself for the opportunities that lay ahead.

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Date: September 23, 2014
Event: SHOT Show 2015 and the International Buyer Program: Maximize Your Opportunity
Location: Online
About the Event:
This webinar will provide an overview of the International Buyer Program (IBP) from the U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service, offered during the SHOT Show 2015 event in Las Vegas January 20-23. The webinar will cover the two main elements of IBP program and how to maximize those opportunities. It will conclude by identifying resources for U.S. exporters available through the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Date: September 24, 2014

Event: Pennsylvania International Week: Meet Overseas Trade Representatives from 16 Countries

Location: Two Chatham Center – 4th Floor 112 Washington Place- Pittsburgh, PA 15219
About the Event:
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet with PA trade representatives to learn about business opportunities, discuss export related issues, and followup with on-going projects. 30 minutes one-on-one meeting will be scheduled at first come first serve basis.

For registration, please contact Jackie Pacheco at jpacheco@spcregion.org

Date: September 30, 2014
Event: Pennsylvania International Representatives Visit from 22 countries. Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)
About the Event:
This event is for qualified Manufacturing, Technology and Service Companies. They may schedule a free, one-to-one meeting. Select the Country you want to meet and give three options. Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Netherlands, Germany, France, Czech Republic, UK, Russia, Israel, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, India, China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and Australia. (22 countries).

Please contact Jackie Pacheco at jpacheco@spcregion.org

Date: Sept. 30 - Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
Event: Global Export Series - Advanced Executive Level
About the Event:

Sept. 30: Global Strategies and Market Opportunities.

Oct. 7: Funding for International Business Expansion

Oct. 14: U.S. Export Controls, Regulations and Licenses - Free Trade Agreements - EU Regulations

Oct. 21: International Logistics and Export Documentation

Oct. 28: Legal Issues of Exporting, Contracts, Patents, Translations.

Nov. 12-13: Trade Policy Mission to Peru for the Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency Markets. http://export.gov/reee/eg_main_074747.asp

Visit www.duq.edu/sbdc  Click on Training, select dates and Register

Date: November 5, 2014
Event: Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation: What It Means to Your Organization
Location: Online
About the Event:
U.S. businesses should be aware that on July 1, 2014, Canada's anti-spam legislation came into force. This legislation will affect how U.S. companies can communicate with their Canadian customers. Join this webinar to receive an overview of the legislation and what U.S. business need to do to comply with it.

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Date: November 12, 2014
Event: Exporting to Canada: Where Do We Begin?
Location: Online
About the Event:
U.S. companies who are considering selling their goods and services overseas often find themselves lost when trying to navigate the complex world of exporting. This webinar will provide an overview of the rules and regulation of exporting to Canada and will offer time for participants to ask questions to industry professionals.

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Date: November 13, 2014
Event: Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference
Location:
Duquesne University, 4th Floor Student Union
About the Event:
The PA Business Technology Conference equips companies with the information they need to make smart technology decisions that will enhance their profitability, productivity and market adaptability. 

This year's event includes breakfast, lunch, a tradeshow and workshops on:

  • E-Commerce
  • Social Media
  • E-Mail
  • Marketing with Technology
  • Software
  • Search Engine Optimization

Email: rondon@duq.edu. WEB: www.duq.edu/sbdc & www.duq.edu/greenbiz

International Business Seminars: www.duq.edu/sbdc

Date: November 19, 2014
Event: Temporarily Moving Goods & Tools Across the Border
Location: Online
About the Event:
The U.S. Commercial Service of the Embassy of the United States in Canada is pleased to announce our fall webinar series on "The Logistics of Doing Business in Canada." The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has made doing business in Canada easier, however, for U.S. exporters, many questions still exist. This webinar series will give you the opportunity to get answers to the most frequently asked questions as well as answer your specific questions.

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Date: December 03, 2014
Event: Sending Temporary Workers to Canada
Location: Online
About the Event:
The U.S. Commercial Service of the Embassy of the United States in Canada is pleased to announce our webinar series on "The Logistics of Doing Business in Canada." The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has made doing business in Canada easier, however, U.S. exporters still have many questions. This webinar series will give you the opportunity to get answers to the most frequently asked questions as well as answer your specific questions.

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Date: December 10, 2014
Event: Handling Duties and Taxes - NAFTA, HST & Other Considerations
Location: Online
About the Event:
The U.S. Commercial Service of the Embassy of the United States in Canada is pleased to announce our fall webinar series on "The Logistics of Doing Business in Canada." The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has made doing business in Canada easier, however, U.S. Exporters still have questions. This webinar series will give you the opportunity to get answer to the most frequently asked questions as well as answer your specific questions.

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