Local Trade Events
Through a unique, federal global network of knowledgeable Trade and Commercial Specialist, the U.S. Commercial Service in Pittsburgh is able to offer export-related trade events throughout Western & Central Pennsylvania to benefit local exporters. Please browse the highlighted events below.
Date: April 15, 2015
Event: Ethiopia: Looking Ahead to Growth and Transformation
About the Event: Ethiopia's population of over 90 million makes it one of the largest growing markets in Africa. GDP growth for the past five years has averaged between 7% - 12% annually, and Moody's has rated Ethiopia's credit worthiness a ‘B+', reflecting the economy's stable outlook and prospects for continued growth in the short and medium-term.
Date: April 16, 2015
Event: Advanced Letters of Credit
About the Event: Commercial letters of credit (“LCs”) can be an effective payment mechanism, provided you get the details right. Join us for our advanced letter of credit webinar that goes beyond LC basics to address key details about letters of credit and how to make them work for you.
Date: May 12, 2015
Event: U.S. Global Growth Conference: U.S. Export Controls & Compliance (including ITAR)
Location: Latrobe, PA
About the Event: Join compliance and trade professionals for a full-day conference on U.S. export regulations and compliance strategies. Presenters will cover export controls and regulations for dual-use items (EAR), military items (ITAR) along with regulations relating AES and the Office of Foreign Assets Controls. Additional experts discuss how to develop and implement and an export management and compliance program and provide practical advice on common regulatory and compliance issues.
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Date: May 21, 2015
Event: Letter of Credit Discrepancies
About the Event: Discrepancies are responsible for much of the headache and added cost associated with using letters of credit in international trade transactions. These challenges can often make exporters avoid using letters of credit altogether, usually resulting in either highly uncompetitive cash-in-advance demands or extremely risky open account terms in foreign markets. This webinar will provide practical, step-by-step guidance and tips for minimizing discrepancies in international letters of credit.
Date: May 27, 2015
Event: WANTED: More U.S. Exporters
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
About the Event: Join us in Erie, PA on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, for a program that will help you strategically think about increasing your export markets and grow your business. Whether you are a small business, medium-sized or large, if you are looking to increase your sales & profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations, consider growing your export markets.
Sessions will include: Breaking Down Barriers: A Toolbox for Export Success; Getting More From Your Export Markets; Export Financing Solutions; U.S. Export Controls, Embargoes and Compliance
Date: June 1-2, 2015
Event: Mining Trade Mission to Zacatecas, Mexico
Location: Zacatecas, Mexico
About the Event: Join the U.S. Commercial Service on a Business Development Mission to one of Mexico’s leading mining regions!
Mexico is the third largest trading partner of the United States, and represents the second largest export market of U.S. products and services. In the last five years, mining has been one of the five most promising sectors in Mexico’s economy. Mexico’s mining sector produces 23 different commodities, the major ones being gold, silver and copper.
The State of Zacatecas is a focal point for Mexico’s mining industry. In 2013, in terms of production, mining output from Zacatecas ranks second among Mexican states. Currently, Zacatecas is Mexico’s largest producer of silver, lead and zinc, the second largest producer of copper and the third largest producer of gold. Canadians are the largest group of foreign investors followed by the U.S. This mission will help interested U.S. mining equipment exporters meet with local government officials and pre-screened potential agents, distributors, and representatives to explore opportunities in this dynamic mining market.
September 17, 2015
Event: Sales Representatives – Pros, Cons, Agreements, & Disputes
Location: Latrobe, PA
About the Event: More details coming soon.