Trade Events

The U.S. Commercial Service in Birmingham organizes and supports conferences, seminars, and events to educate our clients and promote international trade. Working with our Export Alabama Alliance members our goal is to help local U.S. exporters sell globally. Our events include:

  • Conferences around the state featuring one of our visiting Commercial Service Officers from around the world.
  • Educational export seminars and online webinars.
  • Matchmaking and export counseling services at international trade shows overseas and the U.S.

By organizing trade missions and educational seminars; providing matching or export counseling services at trade shows; and recruiting buyer delegations to U.S. trade shows, the U.S. Government helps U.S. exporters expand global sales at trade events.



Briefings on Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama

SEE DATES and PLACES BELOW (no cost to attend)

This briefing on Panama and Colombia will provide information on export opportunities to both these countries. Insight on each will be presented by Walter Bastian, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere with the US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

An overview of the upcoming trade mission to Panama and Colombia will be presented by the Export Alabama Alliance. Designed to help Alabama companies initiate or expand their exports, this event will offer a gateway to both countries through local business and government representatives. At each stop, delegation members will participate in one-on-one business meetings with potential buyers, agents, distributors, and partners. Alabama delegates will also attend briefings in Panama City and Bogota by U.S. Embassy officials on business opportunities with the implementation of the U.S.-Colombia and U.S- Panama Trade Promotion Agreements. They will also attend networking events with the U.S. Embassy in Panama and the American Chamber of Commerce in Bogota.

July 31, 2012, 8:00 – 9:30 am, Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce, 225 Church Street, Huntsville, AL

July 31, 2012, 2:00 – 4:00 pm The Innovation Depot, 1500 1st Ave. N. B’ham, AL

August 1, 2012, 10:00 – 12:00, Alabama State University, Dunn-Oliver Acadome, Montgomery, AL (Lunch Included)

August 2, 2012, 11:45 am – 1:30pm, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, 451 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama (lunch included)

Registration Required by Jul 25, 2012, click here to register online, Please provide: Name, phone number, company name, and email address when faxing to 334-242-0415, or emailing You may also register by calling Meridith McKinney at 334-242-0450. 


August 21, 2012, 8:00am – 3:00 pm, Global Supply chain Management Conference, Port of Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

August 21, 2012, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Birmingham International Center Business Awards, The Club, Birmingham, AL Cost: 75.00 PP RSVP to 205-252-7652