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The U.S. Commercial Service is bringing back the seminar series to the United States this year. U.S. consulting firms, as well as goods and equipment suppliers are invited to join the seminars to learn about ADB business opportunities and how to navigate the ADB procurement process. ADB experts will conduct the seminars and be available for individual counseling sessions.

Seminar schedule:

Seattle – August 4-5, 2014

Los Angeles – August 7-8, 2014




August 4-5

Seattle, WA

Day One: ADB Seminar

Venue: K&L Gates LLP

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900, Seattle

Seattle, WA

Day Two: One-on-One Counseling

U.S. Export Assistance Center/ Washington State Department of Commerce, Suite 2600

2001 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

Tel. 206-553-5615 x 225

Bob Deane, International Trade Specialist

U.S. Export Assistance Center

2001 6th Avenue, Suite 2610 Seattle, WA 98121

Ph:  206-553-5615 x 225; Fax:  206-553-7253


U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration | 

U.S. Commercial Service  

August 7-8

Los Angeles, CA

Day One: ADB Seminar


350 S. Bixel St. | Los Angeles, CA 90017

Ph: 213.580.7517 | Fax: 213.580.7545

213-894-4231, FAX: 213-894-8789

Day 2: One-on-One Counseling Sessions:

City Bank Building, 4th & Flower St. Los Angeles, CA

Bobby Hines, International Trade Specialist

International Trade Administration/USDOC/DownTown Los Angeles

E-mail: bobby.hines@trade.gov

Hilda G. Mesta, Administrative Assistant

E-mail: hgutierrez@lachamber.com


ADB Events

  • ADB Transport Forum 2014

              September 15 – 17, 2014

              ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

The ADB Transport Forum 2014 will gather together transport officials and professionals in Asia and the Pacific to discuss and share project updates, policies and issues, best practices and new innovations in the area of sustainable transport.  The forum aims to engage experts in the field of sustainable transport, leaders and decision makers from developing member countries, national and multinational banks, private sector firms and service providers, members of the academe, civil society, development partners and other international organizations and transport stakeholders.

Registration, participation details and program schedule will be posted soon at http://www.adb.org/news/events/adb-transport-forum-2014.  


Hernandez-Louis, Diana Marie

Tel: +632 632 4444 local 1817

E-mail: dhernandez@adb.org

Soetantri, Nana

Tel: +632 632 4444 local 6625

E-mail: nsoetantri@adb.org

CS ASEAN Regional Training on ADB Business Opportunities, ADB Headquarters, Manila Philippines

Picture [L-R]: CS ADB Commercial Intern Amanda Pedersen, CS ADB Commercial Clerk Brix Pring (standing), Senior Commercial Specialists Yiu Kei Chan (CS-Singapore), Randall Liew (CS-Malaysia), Tuyet Trees (CS-Hanoi), Arup Mitra (CS-India), CS ADB Senior Commercial Officer Margaret Keshishian, Senior International Trade Advisor Lynn Costa, CS ADB Commercial Assistant Michael Mia (front), Senior Commercial Specialists Renie Rubin (CS-India) and Cecile Santos (CS ADB), and CS ADB Administrative/Budget Assistant Aimee Jader.

On June 17, 2014, CS ADB conducted the first CS training on ADB business opportunities and processes for five (5) Senior Commercial Specialists in the Asia and South Asia regions and GM Asia Senior Trade Specialist from HQ.  CS ADB Senior Commercial Officer/Director Margaret Keshishian and ADB Procurement and Country Specialists (Senior Procurement Specialist Jeffrey Taylor, Vietnam Resident Mission’s Deputy Country Director Andrew Head, Energy Specialist Taka Kadono, and South Asia Portfolio Head, Hans Carlsson) discussed how to track ADB opportunities and ADB’s work in Vietnam and India.  As part of the training, the attendees participated in ADB’s Clean Energy Forum, which gathered stakeholders in a yearly discussion of latest updates and developments in technology, financing and policy in the clean energy field.

Other Commercial Service-Related Events

  • Free Export Basics Webinars - The U.S. Commercial Service is offering free webinars, which includes webinars on how to write an export plan, how to ship goods to international buyers, and how to classify products under the harmonized system, as well as estimating the full cost to the buyer of delivering your products to a foreign destination.  To view the topics and register, click on the link: www.export.gov/articles/eg_main_022213.asp

ADB and CS ADB Events