Upcoming Export Events

Look South! Seminar on Natural Products/ Dietary Supplements Industries in Brazil and Mexico

The U.S. Commercial Service in partnership with the World Trade Center Utah, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, and the Salt Lake Community College are pleased to offer Utah supplement companies an opportunity to hear about current market trends and opportunities in Brazil and Mexico.

Commercial Specialists from the U.S. Embassies in Brazil and Mexico will be in Salt Lake City on October 10, 2014 to give an overview of regulatory issues, demand, and trends in these two dynamic markets. These presentations will be followed by a luncheon panel discussion and opportunities for one on one meetings with the specialists from Brazil and Mexico.

Friday, October 10, 2014, from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Salt Lake Chamber, 175 East University Boulevard (400 South) Suite 600, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
$15 per person (includes lunch and light continental breakfast)
Please contact Shelby Peterson on 801-255-1872 or Shelby.peterson@trade.gov.
Registration: Please register online here.

If you would like to meet with a specialist after the luncheon panel, please contact Shelby Peterson (Shelby.Peterson@trade.gov).

For full program information, including a link to registration, please click here.


October 24- November 1: Mountain West Trade Mission to the United Arab Emirates & Turkey

Zions Bank, in coordination with the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service offices in Utah, Idaho, and Montana, the World Trade Center Utah, and additional trade promotion partners, is supporting a trade mission of businesses from the Mountain West region to the UAE and Turkey, October 24- November 1, 2014.  This trade mission presents an excellent opportunity to meet potential partners or buyers in these two dynamic, regional gateway markets. For trade mission details, please click here.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)
is federation of seven emirates located on the Arabian Peninsula. The UAE’s prosperity is based in large part on the country’s vast oil and gas reserves, most of which lie in the largest emirate, Abu Dhabi. It is one of the wealthiest nations in the world with per capita GDP in 2012 approaching $50,000. The UAE, particularly the emirate of Dubai, has long been recognized as the commercial and business hub of the Middle East and beyond. With a $300 billion a year economy and excellent infrastructure, the UAE affords an excellent location for U.S. companies to conduct business in the region. The presence of almost 1,000 American firms in the UAE underlines this fact. The UAE has developed a leading role in business services, including finance, and has effectively created a logistics hub between east and west. It is home to one of the busiest man-made port in the world, Jebel Ali as well as two of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Emirates and Etihad. The country has no corporate taxes (with the exception of banks and foreign oil companies that have concessions in UAE oilfields), no income taxes, and a relatively low import duty of five percent on most products. For more information on leading industry sectors for U.S. companies in UAE, click here.

rapidly expanding economy, political and economic stability, and the possibility of EU membership continues to attract the attention of a variety of American companies. In 2011, U.S. exports to Turkey reached a record $14.7 billion, and while 2012 brought a slight decline in exports ($12.6 billion), total U.S.- Turkey trade remained at a near record of more than $19 billion. Turkey’s financial sector is stronger than that of many other countries, due in part to a series of reforms in the wake of the 2001 financial crisis which left Turkish banks better leveraged than many of their U.S. and European counterparts. Across many sectors, U.S. exporters have excellent immediate and medium-term prospects in this diverse market. For more information on leading prospective industry sectors for U.S. companies in Turkey, click here.

What the trade mission will offer you and your business in the UAE and Turkey:

 • 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.
 • Connect with industry decision-makers and government officials at VIP networking receptions.
 • Engage with U.S., UAE, and Turkish business leaders already successfully operating in the UAE and Turkey. Assess the business climate, trade policies and market opportunities to determine if the UAE and Turkey are right for your business.
 • Enjoy group business and cultural excursions in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Istanbul.

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

For additional information on Gold Key Service programming during the trade mission and how to register, please contact: Shelby Peterson, shelby.peterson@trade.gov, 801-255-1872


Fall 2014- Executive Certificate of Global Business Management Course

The Salt Lake Community College Global Business Resource Center is now accepting applications for the fall 2014 “Executive Certificate of Global Business Management” Course. The Course is offered to business executives, professionals, working staff, entrepreneurs, and qualified students who wish to increase their exporting knowledge and improve their strategies in global business practices.

This Certificate course consists of 30 hours of class instruction.  It includes a professional text and supplements designed to help guide businesses and professionals into the world market place. The course is a hands-on course taught by experts and leading professional practitioners and will provide how-to instruction on exporting your products and services including, international marketing, market research, financing exports/getting paid, shipping your products, and more.

Classes start October 1, 2014 and end December 10, 2014. A total of 10 classes will be on Wednesday evenings with each class lasting 3 hours (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM). (No class during the Thanksgiving week.) The class will limited to 18 persons so please register as soon as possible to reserve your place.

The cost of the course is $995. Discounts for the course are available through the State of Utah Custom Fit training program and the State of Utah Short Term Intensive Training (STIT) program.

To pre-register or for additional information on this professional development opportunity, contact Stan Rees of the Global Business Center at 801-957-5336 or mail: stan.rees@slcc.edu. Registration deadline is September 23, 2014. 


Upcoming Industry & Market Webinars

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

For details and registration, click here.


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


*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.