July 17, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT: Recruiting Students from Kazakhstan – Free Webinar

Kazakhstan is a rapidly-developing, politically-stable, oil-rich, ethnically diverse nation, that has tripled its GDP in recent years to approximately $13,000 per capita.  This puts it in the same level of affluence as Bulgaria, South Africa and Costa Rica.  Young Kazakhstanis actively study English -- many Universities here conduct all coursework in English -- and are very eager to study abroad.  In 2013, the F-1 visa issuance rate for F-1 was 94%, and as of August 2013, five-year visas to U.S. are available to citizens of Kazakhstan.  In addition, the Government of Kazakhstan recently announced plans to close many local private universities, so the number of students seeking high-quality education overseas is forecast to increase. Join this webinar and learn how to get into or expand in Kazakhstan’s education market and get information on upcoming fairs (see Sept 2014 & April 2015 fair info below).  Please register for the webinar at http://bit.ly/KAZwebinar.

July 22, 2014 @ 12:30 CDT:  Brazilian Market for Healthcare IT – Webinar
Did you know that Brazil spends 9% of its GDP on healthcare?  Join the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service Brazil for a webinar to learn about the Brazilian emerging health IT market, policies and regulations, and exciting opportunities for your business.  Learn how to showcase your company’s technology to senior-level public and private health care officials and potential partners.  Find out how to access and network with Brazil’s health IT policy makers, thought leaders and entrepreneurs.  You'll hear from subject matter experts from Deloitte, health officials, and an Executive of one of the major Brazilian hospitals.  You’ll also learn about how to take part in the Health IT Business Development and Technology Mission, September 15-18 to Brazil.  IBM is one of our Platinum Sponsors.  Cost: $50.  Deadline: July 21. Register: http://1.usa.gov/VF2dmB.  For more information, contact Christian.Koschil@trade.gov.

August 6, 2014 @ 12:00 CDT: Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Peru – Webinar
The U.S. Department of Commerce will host a webinar to highlight renewable energy and energy efficiency export opportunities to Peru – one of Latin America’s fastest growing markets. Participants will hear up-to-date market intelligence by Commerce Department officials stationed in Lima, Peru; learn about an upcoming Commerce Department’s RE&EE Trade Policy Mission scheduled to visit Peru in November, 2014; and discuss best practices with U.S. exporters familiar with the Peruvian clean energy market. Cost: $25. Register online at https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=4Q7Q

August 6, 2014 @ 10:30 CDT: Ports and Marine Technology Mission to India - Free Webinar
India’s rapid port infrastructure growth and marine technology developments open tremendous opportunities for U.S. companies.  During this August 6th webinar you will hear first-hand from U.S Embassy Commercial Officer, an expert consultant on Indian ports and a port representative about the latest port expansion and upgrade trends and specific market opportunities for U.S. companies focused in the fastest growth southern coast regions of Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Kochi. These destinations will be featured on an upcoming U.S. Department of Commerce Executive-Led Port and Marine Technology Trade Mission to India February 2-6, 2015 that will be outlined during this webinar. India’s extensive coast is home to more than 200 ports, with most equipment obsolete and projected cargo growth rates tripling by 2020. Sales opportunities are coming from government tenders as well as private ports and terminal operators with upgrades and new projects. Leading equipment and services opportunities for U.S. exports to India’s port and marine sectors concentrate in the areas of security, logistics, vessel tracking, oil spill detection and contingency preparedness, dredging, underwater exploration and mapping, among other goods and services.   This webinar is free with advance registration (for password access) at: Ports and Marine Technology Webinar – Trade Mission to India For details on Trade Mission, visit:  www.export.gov/trademissions/portsindia   For further inquiries please contact:  Hector Rodriguez at hector.rodriguez@trade.gov with cc to Debra.Rogers@trade.gov.

September 10, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT: Selling into Mexico’s Auto Supply Chain & 2015 Matchmaking Event- Free Webinar
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City & the U.S. Department of Commerce, Global Automotive Team will host a no-cost webinar for U.S. automotive suppliers highlighting automotive supply chain opportunities in Mexico, with special mention of Automotive Meetings Queretaro 2015, a B2B matchmaking event in Mexico, February 23-25, 2015.  Mexico is the 8th largest vehicle producer in the world, 4th largest exporter of vehicles worldwide, and 5th largest auto part producer. It enjoyed a 14% production increase in 2011, a 12% increase in 2012, and offers an $80 billion market for automotive parts & supplies.  This webinar introduces recent trends in Mexico’s automotive supply chain, highlights best prospects for U.S. firms, and offers business development strategies to access the market.  Webinar speakers will include Tier 1 automotive supplier in Mexico, the US Embassy in Mexico City, and Advanced Business Events.  To register for the webinar please click here.  To learn more about the February 23-25, 2015 Automotive Meetings Queretaro 2015 event please click here and here.

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