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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Event: Exporting to Mexico: Temporary Imports vs Definitive Imports in Mexico

Location: At your desk

About the Event: Temporary imports are a twilight zone for U.S. exporters. During this webinar US experts are going to provide information on how Mexican customs and Mexican importers handle the temporary imports and why they are overseen by Mexican customs while explaining when an import is considered definitive.

If you are interested or for more information please contact Linda Abbruzzese at Linda.Abbruzzese@trade.gov

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Event: Global Aerospace and Defense Supply Chain Webinar

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar will focus on the Global Aerospace and Defense supply chain in advance of the 2016 Farnborough Airshow. This program will provide insite and advice to organizations looking to enter the UK Supply Chain. The session will begin with an introduction from PJ Menner of the US Department of Commerce and Air Vice Marshal (Rt’d) Graham Howard CB.

The following will be some key discussion points:

  • Key trends in the sector
  • Market entry support for the global and UK supply chain
  • Governing regulations and accreditations

For more information and for registration please contact: Shannon Christenbury at Shannon.Christenbury@trade.gov or Yamilee Bastien at Yamilee.Bastien@trade.gov

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Event: Best Practices and Opportunities for Southeast Asia Students

Location: At your desk

About the Event: Is your school interested in recruiting more students from Southeast Asia? If you are looking to increase your diversity and increase enrolment this webinar is for you! This briefing will look

  • Market Characteristics
  • Recruitment Opportunities
  • Recruitment/Partnership Successes
  • Best Practices

This event is great for admissions officials representing colleges and universities that offer undergraduate, graduate and associate degrees.

If you are interested or for more information please contact: Huong Nguyen at Huong.Nguyen@trade.gov , Thanyathorn Voravongsatit at Thanyathorn.Voravongsatit@trade.gov , Ngo Anh at Ngo.Anh@trade.gov , John Holman at John.Holman@trade.gov , or Gabriela Zelaya At Gabriela.Zelaya@trade.gov .

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Event: Business Opportunities in Peru

Location: At your desk

About the Event: Peru continues to be one of the leading Latin American economies for the past eleven years, while keeping inflation low. Join us for a webinar to learn about business opportunities in Peru. Opportunities are in a variety of sectors, some including:

  • Agricultural Machinery & Eq.
  • Construction Eq.
  • Industrial Chemicals
  • Medical Eq.
  • Plastics
  • Security/Safety Eq.

If you are interested or for more information please contact Aisha Jones at Aisha.Jones@trade.gov or Diego Gattesco at Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Event: Export Program: Opening New Markets
Location: University of Pittsburgh’s Campus in Oakland, Sennott Square, Room 2400
About the Event:
Our program is here to help you look to see if exporting is a right fit for your business. Please join the University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center along with experts from the US Commercial Service, The Small Business Administration, Huntington Bank and UPS as we help you navigate the exporting road map.

This program will cover:

  • Assessing your business for export readiness
  • Finding Customers overseas
  • Getting Paid
  • Shipping Your Product
  • Export Assistance Resources

For more information and to register, please visit: www.exportprogram.eventbrite.com

Deadline for Registration is May 13, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Event: Automotive Manufacturing Meetings – Detroit: Tech Spectrum, Capabilities & Ford’s Role
Location: At Your Desk

About the Event: In the past three years the Automotive Matchmaking Events have become a leading automotive matchmaking platform that has allowed buyers and sellers to benefit from mutually selected pre-arranged meetings. This webinar will feature compelling figures, testimonials from an SME that previously participates, and a supply chain specialist from Ford Motor Company.

For more information contact: Linda Abbruzzese at Linda.Abbruzzese@trade.gov



Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Event: Go Global – Export Certificate

Location: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh

About the Event: 96% of the world’s consumers live outside the United States: Go Global! This two day certification course will cover the following:

  • Export Market Opportunities, Strategies and Export Plan
  • Letters of Credit, Export Financing, Payment Methods and International Credit Check
  • U.S. Export Regulations, CE Mark & Free Trade Agreements
  • International Logistics, Incoterms, Quotes, Shipping Insurance
  • Legal Issues: International Contracts, Patents, Impact of Translations and Culture

Online Registration:

Two Days: $249 – (Early bird price: $224 by June 14, 2016)

Two or more people from the same company: $195 each

One Day only: $150

RSVP online at www.sbdc.duq.edu

For more information please contact Duquesne University –SBDC at 412-396-1633 or email duqsbdc@duq.edu.

Duquesne University SBDC, Rockwell Hall – Room 108

600 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15282



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