Upcoming Export Events


MARCH SUMMARY:

March 26, CE Mark & RoHS2 Directive Compliance Seminar

Half-day seminar to help guide you through the CE Mark process using the Machinery and RoHS2 Directives as examples to help ensure your exports are compliant.

March 26, CE Marking Medical Device Roundtable

Two-hour informal roundtable to help guide you through the CE Mark Medical Directives to ensure your medical device exports to Europe are compliant.

March 31, China Outdoor Products Industry Webinar

Free, one hour webinar on opportunities for U.S. outdoor industry companies in China’s growing outdoor products market. Click here for information and registration.



APRIL SUMMARY:

April 20-24, Trade Mission to Japan

Trade mission to Japan in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, World Trade Center Utah, and the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service.


JUNE SUMMARY:

June 2-7, US Outdoor Lifestyle China Roadshow

Opportunity to gather market intelligence on outdoor retail models in China and connect with Chinese outdoor products industry leaders, distributors, and retailers in Beijing and Chengdu. For information and registration, click here.


OTHER UPCOMING:

Spring 2015 Executive Certificate of Global Business Management Course

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.

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March 6, Utah Women in Global Business and Trade Conference

The Organization of Women In International Trade Utah Chapter (OWIT), World Trade Center Utah (WTC-Utah) and the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center (WBC) will host a full-day conference, based around the unique needs and ways Utah women grow and advance their careers and businesses with a focus on international business opportunities. The conference will educate and assist women business owners build their local networks.

Dates: March 6, 2015, 08:00am - 03:00pm (Breakfast and Lunch Provided)

Location:

Zions Bank – Founders Room

One South Main Street, Floor 18

Salt Lake City, UT

Registration: The participation fee is $25 per attendee and $10 for students. Reserve your seat today! For additional information on this conference, please click here.

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March 26, CE Mark & RoHS2 Directive Compliance Seminar

Are You Exporting to Europe?

Discover if your product is subject to European regulations. This half-day seminar will help guide you through the CE Mark process using the Machinery and RoHS2 Directives as examples to help ensure your exports are compliant. Attendees will receive step-by-step instructions on how they can determine the applicability of the RoHS to their equipment / machinery.

Understanding CE Mark and RoHS2

The CE Mark, a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European Economic Area, is the manufacturer’s declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable directives. The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.

Date: March 26, 2015, 8:30am - 12:00pm (light continental breakfast will be provided)

Location:
Salt Lake Community College, Karen Gail Miller Conference Center
9750 South 300 West, Copper Creek Room
Sandy, UT 84070

Registration:
The participation fee is $45 per attendee. Space is limited, so register online today! Also, please note our afternoon session on CE Marking regulations for medical devices (see below).

For detailed information on this seminar, presented by the Utah District Export Council, the Miller Global Business Center, and the U.S. Commercial Service, please click here.

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March 26, CE Marking Medical Device Roundtable

Are You Exporting Medical Devices to Europe?

Learn more about the European regulations required for your medical product at a round table with an industry expert. This two-hour discussion will help guide you through the CE Mark Medical Directives to ensure your medical device exports to Europe are compliant.

Date: March 26, 2015, 02:00pm - 04:00pm

Location: Salt Lake Community College, Karen Gail Miller Conference Center
9750 South 300 West, Rose Creek Room
Sandy, UT 84070

Registration: The participation fee is $25 per attendee. Space is limited, so register online today!

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March 31, China Outdoor Products Industry Webinar

In the lead up to the US Outdoor Lifestyle Roadshow to Beijing and Chengdu, June 2-7, 2015, the U.S. Commercial Service is pleased to announce a webinar on Tuesday, March 31 for U.S. exporters, focused on opportunities in China’s outdoor industry sector. The emergence of China’s middle class has given way to a new generation of leisure and adventure travelers as well as outdoor recreation and action sports enthusiasts. This trend is driving strong demand for high quality outdoor lifestyle products made/designed in the United States. According to the Xinhua News Agency, China’s outdoor market reached $2.9 billion in 2013, up 24.3% from 2012, and China is estimated to replace Europe to become the world’s second largest market for outdoor products in the next 8-10 years.

Date:
March 31, 5:00PM (MDT)
Cost:
FREE
Registration:
Click here for information and registration.

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April 20-24, Trade Mission to Japan

Interested in Growing Your Market in Japan?

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, in partnership with the World Trade Center Utah and the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, has invited all Utah businesses interested in growing their global markets in Japan to join them on their April, 2015, trade mission.

Dates: April 20-24, 2015

Location: Japan

Registration: Complete an online application by clicking here. State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grants are available for qualifying Utah Small businesses to offset approved travel expenses.

For additional information on this trade mission, contact Nathan Lambson at 801-538-8737 or click here.

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June 2-7, US Outdoor Lifestyle China Roadshow in Beijing and Chengdu

The emergence of the middle class in China has given way to a new generation of leisure and adventure travelers. This trend is driving strong demand for high quality outdoor lifestyle products made/designed in the U.S. The US Outdoor Lifestyle Roadshow to Beijing and Chengdu, June 2-7, 2015, will provide participating US companies the opportunity to gather market intelligence on outdoor retail models in China, including e-commerce and specialty retail; connect with Chinese outdoor products industry leaders, distributors and retailers; and showcase their products at a unique consumer expo in Chengdu, a leading geographic area for outdoor recreation and home to China's only national park.

For program registration information and itinerary click
here.

For questions and registration, contact Jennifer Woods (503-326-5290) or Dave Fiscus (801-255-1873).


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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.

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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.


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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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