Upcoming Export Events


September 14-18 – Mountain States Trade Mission to Guangzhou and Hong Kong


Zions Bank, in coordination with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the World Trade Center Utah, and U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, is supporting a trade mission of Utah businesses to Guangzhou, China and Hong Kong September 14-18, 2015.  This trade mission presents an excellent opportunity to meet potential partners or buyers in two of the most dynamic markets in East Asia. To register for this business development opportunity, click here.

What the trade mission will offer you and your business in Guangzhou and Hong Kong:

 
 • Meet prescreened business contacts face-to-face, including potential agents, distributors, buyers and joint-venture partners, in one-on-one appointments scheduled for you in advance, through the U.S. Commercial Service’s Gold Key Service.
 • Connect with industry decision-makers and government officials at VIP networking receptions.
 • Engage with U.S. and Chinese and Hong Kong business leaders already successfully operating in Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Assess the business climate, trade policies and market opportunities to determine if Guangzhou and Hong Kong is right for your business.
 • Enjoy group business, industrial, and cultural excursions in Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

Trade Mission Itinerary will include:


September 14-15, Guangzhou, China
• One-on-one business meetings through Gold Key Service
• Consulate hosted business networking reception
• Consulate business briefing
• Business & industrial site visits

September 16-18, Hong Kong
• One-on-one business meetings through Gold Key Service
• Consulate hosted business networking reception
• Consulate business briefing
• Business & industrial site visits
• Sundance Film Festival Hong Kong Opening Gala and Screenings

For a list of some of the best prospect sectors for U.S. companies in Guangzhou and related industry reports, click here.
For a list of some of the best prospect sectors for U.S. companies in Hong Kong and related industry reports, click here.


For additional information on logistics and fees associated with the trade mission, please contact: Tausha Dingman, tausha.dingman@zionsbank.com, 801-309-0950. Or to register for this trade mission click here.

For additional information on Gold Key Service programming during the trade mission and how to register, please contact: Dave Fiscus, david.fiscus@trade.gov, 801-255-1873

Please note the deadline to register for Gold Key Service programming is Friday, July 31, 2015.


Grant monies through the State of Utah administered State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program may be available to qualifying Utah companies.  For more information, please contact the State of Utah's STEP Program Office.

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Upcoming Industry & Market Webinars

WEBINAR: Vetting Your International Business Partners

Date: Wednesday, August 5th from 2:00-3:00pm EST

Location: http://1.usa.gov/1S3y86d

Cost: $20

Identifying a credible business partner is one of the most challenging issues a company faces when engaging in international business. Not conducting the proper vetting process and dealing with the wrong party can bring about possibly devastating consequences to you and your business.

Join us for this presentation from John Leonard, Senior Manager Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, and learn about the different considerations and the processes you and your company can employ in order to mitigate your risk and successfully engage with the right partner overseas.

Specific topics that will be discussed are:

  • FCPA: know how to avoid implications of bribery
  • Questions to ask when dealing with your business partner
  • Research methods when conducting your screening
  • Resources available to U.S. companies

For more information/questions: please contact Ashish Vaid at Ashish.Vaid@trade.gov or 646-385-4503.

U.S & Foreign Commercial Services offices worldwide regularly organize educational webinars for U.S. exporters.

For details and registration, click here.


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Utah Export News

Export West: How Intermountain West Metros Can Lead National Export Growth and Boost Competitiveness- Brookings Institution Report

Export West: Utah is the Place! - The New Republic

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*For a calendar of upcoming international related events, please see the World Trade Center Utah's community event calendar:  http://www.wtcut.com/calendar.php.




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