Join the U.S. Commercial Service, the U.S Department of Commerce’s lead export promotion agency, for a two day international business conference designed to help U.S. businesses take advantage of established and emerging export opportunities.
DISCOVER 2012 will feature high ranking U.S. government officials, U.S. Commercial Service diplomats posted at U.S. Embassies abroad, international business leaders from the private sector, and trade related topic experts.
Date: September 25-26, 2012
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey, Trump Taj Mahal Hotel
For More Information and Registration: Please visit our website by clicking here. http://www.export.gov/westvirginia/discover2012/index.asp
DISCOVER 2012 will:
West Virginia Upcoming Events
The U.S. Commercial Service West Virginia office conducts on-going conferences, seminars, and events to educate our clients and promote international trade. Whether you are attending an executive briefing with a Commercial Service Officer from Australia or a videoconference with your distributor in Zurich, these events are designed to help U.S. exporters market locally and sell globally. Take a look at our events listed below and in our spotlights to grow your international business!
Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service Trade Winds Team, in preparation to Trade Winds 2012: Asia, an official U.S. Department of Commerce multi‐sector trade mission to be held in Singapore on May 14‐22, 2012, this webinar series will help your company to learn how successfully enter markets such as Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Webinar Series Schedule:
December 9, 2011 - Business Opportunities in Vietnam
January 9, 2012 - Business Opportunities in Thailand
February 9, 2012 - Business Opportunities in Indonesia
March 9, 2012 - Business Opportunities in Malaysia
Learn more and register for each Webinar by clicking on each link above or click here to register for the entire series.
Time: 9:00‐10:15AM EST ‐ Q&A at the end of each webinar
Cost: $ 35.00 per webinar, per participant.
$150.00 for the entire Webinar Series per company (Includes all five webinars).
Payable with Credit Card
Learn more and Register at: http://export.gov/pennsylvania/tradewinds/webinars
This Webinar Series is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of industries with growing potential in Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, including, but not limited to, best prospects such as energy (mining, oil and gas, electric power generation, renewable), defense and aerospace, telecommunications and information technology, environmental technologies, medical equipment, safety and security equipment, automotive parts and service equipment, and logistics and transportation.
November 30, 2011 4:00pm-5:15pm EST
Brazil has a large and diversified economy that offers U.S. companies many opportunities to export their goods and services, and U.S. exports are increasing rapidly. High crime rates and general concern with personal security have increased the demand for security equipment and services. The country will invest over $3 billion in domestic security projects in preparation for the three major upcoming events: the 2013 World Youth Day, the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics Games. This webinar organized by the U.S. Commercial Service Safety & Security Team with the cooperation of Reed Exhibitions will help your company identify the export opportunities in Brazil for your safety and security products and services. The Webinar will be presented on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 4PM Eastern at $35 per participant.
For more information contact: Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov.
January 2012- April 2012
This program is designed to promote exporting in West Virginia, by helping participants assess their export readiness skills, as well as by guiding them through every aspect of exporting. A panel of several guest speakers from different areas (such as US Department of Commerce, US Small Business Administration, West Virginia Development Office, freight forwarders, financial institutions, law firms, travel agencies etc.) will lecture on the different steps of exporting. Upon completion of the course students not only are conferred an Export Manager Certificate but can also differentiate themselves from others in their industry by adding this unique skill set to their resume.
Classes will be offered in Morgantown over five weekend sessions. Meeting times are: Friday evenings from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
January 30 - February 2, 2012
Join the U.S. Commercial Service on an executive-led Safety and Security Trade Mission to Mexico on January 30 – February 2, 2012. This mission will explore Mexico’s rapidly expanding safety and security markets across Central Mexico and the Northern Border region, featuring matchmaking appointments with a diverse cross-section of private companies, manufacturing and transportation sectors, associations, law enforcement agencies and public sector entities in both regions. Best prospects include products used for: public security and law enforcement; protective gear for security personnel; residential and corporate facilities protection; communication and data protection; manufacturing, supply chain and cargo transportation industries; training and capacity building services. Application deadline: November 15, 2011 – Reserve your spot today!
April 1-7, 2012 - Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir
We invite you to join the West Virginia Development Office on our Trade Mission to Turkey. Turkey’s strong economic growth, infrastructure build out, growing import market and positive brand appeal of “Made in the USA” products, services and technology have made this country a $10 billion market for American exporters, with 40% year on year growth in U.S. exports from 2009-2010 and a strong sales year predicted for 2011. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce designated Turkey as one of only a handful of priority markets under President Obama’s National Export Initiative. We’ll be working with the U.S. Commercial Service offices in Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir to help your products get to market faster, cheaper, and position your company for long-term success. Joining this opportunity to travel with the West Virginia Trade Mission delegation offers a cost effective and time efficient way to pursue opportunities in this market.
The U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara identify best prospects for U.S. exports to Turkey. The best-prospect sectors for non-agricultural goods and services include: Oil & Gas Machinery and Services; Plastics Materials & Processing Machinery; Education Services; Construction Machinery; Automotive Parts and Accessories; Medical Equipment & Technologies; Defense Equipment; and Electric Power Prospects.
Benefits of Participation:
For Questions or Additional Information Contact: Debra Martin at Debra.K.Martin@wv.gov or 304-957-2042
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April 9-13, 2012
The West Virginia Development Office invites you to participate in the West Virginia booth in the USA Pavilion at Expomin 2012 at the Espacio Riesco Convention Center in Santiago, Chile. One of the largest mining shows in the world, Expomin is a biennial show, encompassing all of Latin America’s mining industry. With over 60,000 visitors expected and over 1,200 participants from over 30 countries, Expomin is a crucial business opportunity for any company looking to sell to the Latin American market.
April 24-26, 2012
Come exhibit in the U.S. Pavilion at Expo Seguridad 2012, the largest event showcasing both safety and security solutions in Latin America! As a CS Certified Event, we are pleased to offer qualifying U.S. companies a package that includes a 10% discount on floor space, as well as design, electricity and basic furniture at no additional cost. Participants in the U.S. Pavilion will also have special access to the conference programs, the U.S. commercial briefing, and a U.S.-Mexico networking reception. Details will be coming soon.
May 14-22, 2012
As an official U.S. Department of Commerce conference and multi-sector trade mission, the Trade Winds Forum is your company’s connection to business opportunities in Asia! Singapore, an ideal launching point for expansion throughout the region, will be the host city for Trade Winds Asia.
To learn more about Trade Winds Asia, the region, and to register, please click here.