Local Maryland Trade Events

Through a unique, federal global network of knowledgeable Trade and Commercial Specialists, the U.S. Commercial Service in Baltimore is able to offer export-related trade events throughout Maryland to benefit local exporters. Please browse the highlighted events below.


U.S. Department of Commerce Cyber Mission to Europe Webinar-
December 4, 2014

Join us for an insightful webinar to learn about an upcoming Cyber Security Business Development Mission to Poland and Romania from May11-15, 2015. 

Brought to you by the US Commercial Service in Baltimore and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), this webinar will provide Maryland companies with an overview of the May 2015 US Commerce Department's Cyber Security Business Development Mission to Eastern Europe.  Additionally, you will learn how to subsidize your partnership costs through the Export MD grant administered by the Maryland DBED. For your benefit, a question and answer session will be held immediately following the presentation. You do not want to miss this event! For more information and registration:https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q1Q

Protecting your Intellectual Property: The STOPfakes.gov Roadshow
April 16, 2014 9:00 a.m. – Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, Towson, MD

This seminar is an opportunity to learn the basics of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement and to discover the resources that are available to help your business enforce IPR at home and abroad. This dynamic, day-long program will feature presentations by intellectual property experts and law enforcement officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Intellectual Property Rights, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the National IPR Coordination Center. The program will end with the opportunity to meet with these experts. For more information and to register please visit https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=4Q54


International Documentation Training

April 8, 2014 - The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD

This program will help you understand when and how you should be filling out international documents. Many companies are exposing themselves unnecessarily to shipment delays, Customs audits and other charges because there is incomplete or inaccurate documentation for the shipment. Who should attend: Traffic managers, purchasing managers, shipping/receiving personnel, compliance officer, sales managers, customer service managers and anyone else involved or concerned with international shipments. The registration fee includes all course materials, morning and afternoon breaks and full lunch. Registration and payment are required to guarantee seating. Cost:  $195 per person if registration is received by March 15, 2014 $225 per person if registration is received after March 15, 2014. To register please visit http://www.alloccaenterprises.com/registration.php?id=3019

For More Information, contact the US Commercial Service in Baltimore at 410-962-4539

Protecting your Intellectual Property: The STOPfakes.gov Roadshow
November 19, 2013 9:00 a.m. – Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Rockville, MD

This seminar is an opportunity to learn the basics of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement and to discover the resources that are available to help your business enforce IPR at home and abroad. This dynamic, day-long program will feature presentations by intellectual property experts and law enforcement officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Intellectual Property Rights, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the National IPR Coordination Center. The program will end with the opportunity to meet with these experts. For more information and to register please visit http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=34745&InputType=EVENT

WTCI’s Anniversary Embassy Wine Tasting & State of the Ports
December 4, 2013 4:00- 6:30 p.m. – World Trade Center Baltimore

WTCI presents the 24th Anniversary Embassy Wine Tasting & State of the Ports Event.  An evening to: Get the latest transportation business scoop – from seaports to airports, highways and beyond. Sample the best of Embassy-selected wines from around the world. Glean insights about Maryland companies and hear their success stories: 2013 Global Headlines you don’t want to miss. Meet, greet, and toast to WTCI founders, premier partners,  and sponsors. Enjoy unparalleled networking with Maryland’s global business leaders, munch on tasty appetizers, enter free raffles & more! Web Link/ Registration - https://www.wtci.org/24thanniversary/#!

Doing Business in Africa - Global Trade Forum
November 18, 2013 8:00AM - 3:30PM - Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery Campus - Rockville, MD

An exciting session on doing business in Africa, topics including key sectors and financing opportunities.
Event Features: One-on-one meetings with African embassies (Expected: Angola, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Benin, Lesotho, Senegal, and more). Sector-specific panels to discuss real and current opportunities in Africa. Financing resources from various levels of government (Including Export-Import Bank, OPIC, and MCC). Networking with companies already exporting to the region. For more information, please contact the following organizer: Aisha Jones (USEAC) Aisha.Jones@trade.gov or 410-962-6896.

Doing Business in Belgium - Trade and Investment Opportunities

November 5, 2013- 4:00-6:00pm - Whiteford Taylor & Preston- Baltimore, MD

The program on Belgium will examine current business and economic conditions, and
highlight investment and export opportunities in this important market. Presentations and
prepared collateral materials will provide attendees with actionable advice and specific
recommendations that companies can use to pursue business in Belgium. RSVP: Carey Esslinger- cesslinger@choosemaryland.org or 410-767-0563

WTCI’s 25th Embassy Night
October 2, 2013, Washington, D.C

Meet senior embassy officials, high level executives, and the region's key decision makers. Identify potential countries to expand your business. Hear how companies have made great connections in foreign markets. Enjoy unparalleled networking at two international receptions. Attend one of the pre-event breakout sessions hosted by Telecommunications Systems, Miles & Stockbridge and Wells Fargo. Visit the event website  to view sponsorship levels and benefits, break-out session topics, event agenda, registration information and more! Contact eddie@wtci.org to reserve a table for your firm and host a senior diplomat in one of your top growing international markets.

One-on-one consultations with Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank)
September 25-26, 2013- US Export Assistance Center (USEAC), Baltimore, MD

Representatives from the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) will be holding one-on-one consultations with Maryland firms at the Baltimore USEAC on Wednesday September 25th and the morning of Thursday September 26th to discuss how to best utilize Ex-Im Bank's export credit insurance, guaranteed credit line, term financing or Global Credit Express Program. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact Michael Jackson via email at Michael.jackson@exim.gov or via telephone at 202-565-3479.

Global Trade Forums- Mexico –U.S. Innovative Business Opportunities.
September 17, 2013 –Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus. Rockville, MD

Mexico's Ambassador to the United States will be joined by expert speakers from Mexico's Department of Health and companies doing business in Mexico to discuss opportunities and challenges in innovative industry sectors such a biotech and healthcare technologies. For more information see the following link to the event website Global Trade Forums

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