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: May 27, 2015
Event: WANTED: More U.S. Exporters
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
About the Event:
Join us in Erie, PA on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, for a program that will help you strategically think about increasing your export markets and grow your business.  Whether you are a small business, medium-sized or large, if you are looking to increase your sales & profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations, consider growing your export markets.

Sessions will include: Breaking Down Barriers: A Toolbox for Export Success; Getting More From Your Export Markets; Export Financing Solutions; U.S. Export Controls, Embargoes and Compliance

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Date: June 1-2, 2015
Event: Mining Trade Mission to Zacatecas, Mexico
Location: Zacatecas, Mexico
About the Event:
Join the U.S. Commercial Service on a Business Development Mission to one of Mexico’s leading mining regions!

Mexico is the third largest trading partner of the United States, and represents the second largest export market of U.S. products and services. In the last five years, mining has been one of the five most promising sectors in Mexico’s economy. Mexico’s mining sector produces 23 different commodities, the major ones being gold, silver and copper.

The State of Zacatecas is a focal point for Mexico’s mining industry. In 2013, in terms of production, mining output from Zacatecas ranks second among Mexican states. Currently, Zacatecas is Mexico’s largest producer of silver, lead and zinc, the second largest producer of copper and the third largest producer of gold. Canadians are the largest group of foreign investors followed by the U.S. This mission will help interested U.S. mining equipment exporters meet with local government officials and pre-screened potential agents, distributors, and representatives to explore opportunities in this dynamic mining market.

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Date: June 4, 2015

Event: Chile’s Wealth Spreads into Latin America: Business Opportunities abound!

Location: Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

About the Event: Chile is innovation. Chile is the first country in Latin America to come up with policies to manage drones. The country followed the “Chicago Boys” recipe of economic efficiency and openness and the result is “The ‘Chilean way’ meaning Chile has been engaged in a continuous effort to reform its economy.

Chile was admitted as the first OECD member in South America and the Chilean economy has been growing at over 5% a year for the last 20 years! Hungry for energy, the country is investing in renewable sources as well as into infrastructure of ports, irrigation projects and their star industry mining, having the world’s largest copper mine in the world. Chile signed a free trade agreement with the U.S. and is a major investor in the region. Chile, a country you can do business with! This seminar will focus on the following industries: construction, oil and gas, mining, petrochemical, power generation, transportation equipment manufacturers and engineering firms.

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Date: June 15-20, 2015

Event: Impact: Trade Mission to Colombia and Mexico

Locations: Mexico City, Mexico; Bogotá, Colombia

About the Event: Join the U.S Commercial Service and Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on a trade mission to Colombia and Mexico

After winning the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) grant from the U.S. International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Duquesne's SBDC is able to become your company's consulting arm to grow YOUR business in the Pacific Alliance Countries of Latin America. Our goals are to increase U.S. trade with these countries within a 3-year period, sustain economic growth, support American jobs, and strengthen the global competitiveness of U.S. firms, particularly Pennsylvania manufacturers, whose impact on the economy often surpasses that of other industries because of the multiplier effect and higher wages paid to employees.

These goals will be accomplished through a variety of consulting and hands-on trade services including trade missions, trade shows, reverse buyers missions, specialized consulting, market research, etc. The grant lasts from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2017. During that time, Duquesne’s SBDC will work with the U.S. Commercial Service and tap other resources when prudent to ensure great success for the participating firms.

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September 24, 2015
Event: Sales Representatives – Pros, Cons, Agreements, & Disputes
Location: Latrobe, PA
About the Event:
More details coming soon.



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