WEBINARS & TELECONFERENCES

June 9, 2015 @ 12:00pm CST: Sending Temporary Workers to Canada from the United States – Free Webinar
Get the details about changes to Canada’s Temporary Worker Program straight from the people who wrote the policy! If you are with a company that temporarily sends employees to Canada for after-sales work, business development or other tasks, or are interested in doing so, this free webinar is a must. U.S. service companies, especially those employing architects, engineers and technicians, are especially encouraged to join. The program will also cover NAFTA regulations and proper documentation needed to send a temporary worker to Canada. Registration is required in advance to receive event confirmation with dial-in instructions and a web link: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q74  Please contact Tracey Ford at Tracy.Ford@trade.gov or by phone at 613-688-5406 with any questions.

June 11, 2015 @ 12:00pm CST: Top 3 Financing Solutions for U.S. Exporters to Latin America – Webinar
Join experts from the U.S. Export-Import Bank and the U.S. Department of Commerce to learn about the financial resources and solutions available for exporting to Latin America. Discussion will include how to obtain financing to export, how to minimize risk when working with foreign buyers, as well as U.S. government initiatives and trade agreements that facilitate trade opportunities with Latin America. This webinar is part of the Global Connect Finance Webinar Series, an online-based educational program designed to help U.S. exporters learn about a variety of financing tools, market intelligence, and industry data available to support their global business needs. Fee for the webinar is $25, and advance online registration is required: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q76

For more information and registration assistance, please contact Linda Abbruzzese at 202-482-3787 or Linda.Abbruzzese@trade.gov.

June 18, 2015 @ 6:00pm CST: East China: Attracting Chinese Tourism – Open Conference Call
Since 2003, the number of Mainland travelers to the U.S. has grown nearly 15 times to over 2 million visitors last year. Combined with the recent expansion of U.S. visa validity for Chinese tourists to ten years, this upward trend is poised to continue. The U.S. Consul General in Shanghai invites U.S. businesses to join him and a panel of experts to discuss this explosive growth in Chinese travel to the U.S. and talk about how to take advantage of the exciting opportunities it presents. Also joining the Consul General will be the head of Consulate Shanghai’s Foreign Commercial Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office, and a representative from the Consulate’s Visa Section. After providing a brief overview of China’s travel market, the panel will be available to answer specific questions about the exciting opportunities and challenges of attracting more Chinese visitors. The U.S. Department of State’s ‘Direct Line for American Businesses’ program is organizing the call. Deadline to RSVP is Wed. June 17th, and can be completed here: http://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/contact/242908.htm 

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