Upcoming Events

Past Events:

PowerGen International 2010: Orlando, FL

Over 35,000 industry professionals from more than 70 countries gathered at the world's largest power generation event in Orlando, FL.  Advocacy Center Director Bryan Erwin attended to counsel U.S. companies on opportunities for involvement with Power and Energy Projects.

Click here for more information: http://www.export.gov/industry/energy/eg_main_022205.asp

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Finding Financing for Florida's Exporters

The Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) hosted a seminar on trade finance November 20 in Miami.  The seminar included a presentation on the International Finance Corporation's Global Trade Finance Program.

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Virtual Trade Mission to Brazil

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) and the U.S. Commercial Service held a virtual trade mission to Brazil on September 17 at 2pm EST.  Participants will have an opportunity to listen and ask questions of a distinguished group of speakers from these and other organizations. 

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2nd World Bank Procurement Training

This training was cosponsored by the Association of Women in International Trade and the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

  • 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2009
  • 7 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202  - 19th Floor
  • Offices of Whiteford, Taylor, & Preston

Senior Commercial Officer David Fulton provided a practical training course on finding and capturing MDB-funded projects and consulting opportunities, and described how companies can build a strategic approach to MDB-funded business. The training course addressed:

  • Identifying specific procurement opportunities in MDB-funded projects
  • The MDB project development cycle
  • Proposed and active projects already in the pipeline
  • How the MDBs use consultants and how to register your firm for consulting opportunities
  • Engaging the MDBs as a strategic customer segment for your company
  • MDB standard contract terms and conditions

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American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

Wednesday July 8, 2009

ACEC and Senior Commercial Officer David Fulton provided World Bank procurement training for members of the international committee on July 8, 2009.  The program will focus on techniques to find and capture consulting opportunities in World Bank-funded projects throughout the developing world.   New!  Click here to see ACEC coverage of this event.

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World Bank Procurement Training cosponsored by the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

Tuesday June 9, 2009

  • 10am- 12pm, with one-on-one consultations afterwards
  • 7 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202  - 19th Floor
  • Offices of Whiteford, Taylor, & Preston

Senior Commercial Officer David Fulton provided a practical training course on finding and capturing MDB-funded projects and consulting opportunities, and described how companies can build a strategic approach to MDB-funded business. The training course addressed:

  • Identifying specific procurement opportunities in MDB-funded projects
  • The MDB project development cycle
  • Proposed and active projects already in the pipeline
  • How the MDBs use consultants and how to register your firm for consulting opportunities
  • Engaging the MDBs as a strategic customer segment for your company
  • MDB standard contract terms and conditions

Sponsors:

  • Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development
  • U.S. Commercial Service Liasion to the World Bank
  • U.S. Export Assistance Center - Baltimore

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World Bank Environmental Webinar--How to Identify, Track and Pursue World Bank Funded Projects

Have you ever been interested in pursuing global environmental tender offers made possible through World Bank funding? Join this informative webinar, from the comfort of your own desk, to learn how to find, track and ultimately pursue environmental bid opportunities abroad via the World Bank. After the program, schedule your own 1-on-1 counseling session with the sector, market, and multilateral development bank-appropriate specialist. Presented by David Fulton of the World Bank with the support of the Global Environmental Technologies Team of the US Department of Commerce.

World Bank opportunities are not for first-time exporters. It does require a certain level of international experience and presence.  However, if you've ever thought about pursuing World Bank projects, or just need a refresher, learn the basics in less than 90 minutes, from your own desk.

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Asian American Business Conference

The Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs in the state of Maryland sponsored an "Access to Opportunities" conference, the premier event for Maryland's Asian American business community.  The all-day event combined a conference with a trade show and job fair.  As part of a break out session on "International Business Opportunities" organized by the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, Bryan Lopp, U.S. Commercial Service Liaison to the World Bank, provided a brief overview of World Bank- and Asian Development Bank-funded business opportunities and explained how best to identify and pursue these business opportunities.  There was also time to meet with Bryan individually following the break-out session.

  • When:   Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • Time:     8:00am to 4:00pm
                  (International Business Opportunities panel begins at 10:15am)
  • Where:  Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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