Upcoming Export Events

February 9-11, 2015- Discover Global Markets: Sustainable Solutions

The U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with NASA, is hosting a dynamic, three-day business forum in Silicon Valley, February 9-11, 2015, focused on opportunities for U.S. companies to meet global demand for sustainable solutions. The conference will address the link between advanced research and innovation, global business and planetary sustainability. Countries and companies worldwide are implementing standards, developing new technology, and implementing business practices to conserve energy, preserve clean air and water, and use land more efficiently – and U.S. companies can take advantage of these trends by offering world-class technologies, services and products.

In order to effectively compete internationally, U.S. firms require specialized market knowledge and contacts. Discover Global Markets: Sustainable Solutions will provide the access, information and forum for U.S. companies to discover new international market opportunities, and also the tools and business relationships to effectively pursue them with success.

Private Consultations with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from Around the World

Sign up for pre-scheduled, private meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats serving in key international markets. Whether your company is involved in power generation, energy conservation, land use, water treatment, advanced transportation, or sustainable supply chain, you will want to seize the unique opportunity to gather real-time market intelligence. Experts serving in the following countries/regions have been invited to attend:


Central America


Saudi Arabia



European Union HQ







South Africa









The Nordics



What to Expect

- Plenary sessions led by Fortune 500 execs addressing the business case for sustainability
- Break-out sessions featuring market insights on advanced transportation, water and land use, green regulations, smart grid, and more
- International market intelligence from seasoned U.S. commercial diplomats working on the ground in top international markets
- Technical sessions on IP protection, venture and project financing, winning foreign government contracts, and implementing sustainable supply chains
- Formal and informal networking opportunities

For more information, including full conference agenda and speaker bios, and to register, please click here.


Spring 2015 Executive Certificate of Global Business Management Course

The Salt Lake Community College Global Business Resource Center is now accepting registrations for the spring 2015 “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.

The instructors are professional business practitioners, and the included course text is "The Global Entrepreneur, Taking Your Business International" by James F. Foley. 

Classes meet Wednesday evenings starting March 25, 2015 and through May 27, 2015. The class size is limited to 18 people so register as soon as possible to reserve your place.

For additional information on this professional development opportunity and for information about significant discounts and grants for this course click here or contact Stan Rees at the Global Business Center on 801-957-5336 or mail: stan.rees@slcc.edu.


Upcoming Industry & Market Webinars

December 10- Discover New Export Opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region

In partnership with FedEx Express, please join us for a webinar, Discover New Export Opportunities into Asia Pacific. A senior U.S. Commercial Service official will discuss trends in trade with Asia and address markets of opportunity of U.S. businesses in the region. The webinar will highlight a small business that has successfully launched in Asia and provide guidance for how a U.S. business can leverage resources to help them navigate this region successfully. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now. To register, click here.

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.

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