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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Event: An Unequaled Global Opportunity at the World’s Largest Industrial Trade Show

Location: At your desk

About the Event: Join us in this webinar to discover the benefits of exhibiting at Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade show focusing on industrial equipment. For the first time ever the United States will be featured as a Partner Country at Hannover Messe, April 25 – 29, 2016 in Hannover, Germany. Some benefits include:

  • Global exposure
  • High level U.S. Government participation
  • Promotional campaign spotlighting the U.S.

For more information contact Janice Barlow at Janice.Barlow@trade.gov or Daniel Gaines at Daniel.Gaines@trade.gov

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Event: Best Practices and Opportunities for Central American Student Recruitment

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar will be run by U.S. Commercial Service Specialists representing Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua as well as Consular Officers and will highlight:

  • Market Characteristics
  • Upcoming Recruitment Opportunities
  • Recruitment/Partnership Successes
  • Best practices and strategies for student recruitment

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Shelby Peterson at Shelby.Peterson@trade.gov

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Event: Doing Business with China

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This FREE webinar will cover the fundamentals of exporting to China. It will be held from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time. This event will cover the following:

  • Demographics
  • Market
  • Economy
  • Business Culture
  • Economic Drivers
  • Key Sectors

If you are interested please contact Shelby Peterson at Shelby.Peterson@trade.gov

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Event: Water Technology Webinar: How South East Asia could use U.S. Water Tech

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar utilizes exports from Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines to discuss opportunities for U.S. water technology to be implemented in SE Asia. There will also be time for a question and answer session following the presentation.

If you are interested or want to learn more about the upcoming July 2016 Water Infrastructure Trade Mission please contact Bebe Montesines at Bebe.Montesines@trade.gov or Gemal Brangman at Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Event: Basics of Exporting to Canada for Non-Agricultural Companies

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar looks at U.S. companies, new to exporting, and trying to navigate this complex process. This webinar focuses on:

  • Rules and Regulations of exporting to Canada

There will be time for participants to ask questions to industry professionals. This event is for Non-Agricultural companies.

If you are interested please contact Tracey Ford at Tracey.Ford@trade.gov

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Event: Business Opportunities in Bolivia

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar looks at the complexity of the Bolivian market and the great business opportunities that are available in numerous sectors including:

  • Machinery
  • Vehicles
  • Aircraft
  • Medical instruments
  • Agriculture

The U.S. is one of Bolivia’s top trading partners, join in.

If you are interested please contact Iris Kapo at Iris.Kapo@trade.gov

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Event: Exporting Agricultural Products to Canada: Where to Begin?

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar’s focus is on new and established businesses finding they are interested in exporting often for the first time. This webinar will be run by the U.S. Commercial Service as well as the U.S. Foreign Agriculture Service. It will include:

  • Rules and Regulations of exporting agricultural products to Canada

If you are interested please contact Tracey Ford at Tracey.Ford@trade.gov

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Event: Sending Temporary Workers to Canada

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar is part of the U.S. Commercial Service of the Embassy of the U.S. in Canada’s spring webinar series. This specific webinar will look at frequently asked questions in regards to U.S. exporters and companies sending workers to Canada on a temporary basis. There will also be time for the staff to answer specific questions.

If you are interested please contact Tracey Ford at Tracey.Ford@trade.gov

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Event: Leverage CAFTA-DR Opportunities to Expand Your Exports

Location: At your desk

About the Event: Participating in this webinar will give you the necessary tools to start exporting and make it easier for you to sell in Central America. If you are already exporting, this webinar will get you up to speed in better understanding what to expect from Customs authorities and preparing to present the right documentation to take advantage of CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement).

If you are interested please contact Maria Rivera at Maria.Rivera@trade.gov or Jessica Gordon at Jessica.Gordon@trade.gov

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Event: Exporting to Mexico: The Automotive Import Process Under NAFTA

Location: At your desk

About the Event: Learn how easy the import process can be to supply this important industry as well as the complexity of the sector, the advantages, and programs created for automotive manufacturers.

If you are interested or for more information please contact Linda Abbruzzese at Linda.Abbruzzese@trade.gov

Wednesday, March 16 - 17, 2016

Event: Essentials of Export Controls and Developing and Export Control Compliance & Management Program Conference

Location: Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh

Day One: Essentials of Export Control

About the event: Day one will cover the key information needed to know to comply with the Export Administration regulation. The major elements of the U.S. export control system for commercial exports will be reviewed and topics will include:

  • Determining jurisdiction
  • Classifying your item
  • Identifying reasons for control
  • Screening parties to the transaction
  • Exporting using the appropriate ECCN and authorization

Day Two: Developing an Export & Compliance Management Program

About the event: Day two is designed to help you create or enhance your company’s export compliance program, and will focus on industry best practices on effective export management and compliance programs. Topics will include:

  • The foundation of an effective compliance program
  • How to get management buy-in & creating a compliance oriented culture
  • Developing an export control manual
  • Smart Compliance tips and strategies

This conference is also an approved Recertification Program for NASBITE (7CEUs) and PA Bar CLE approved for 12 credits.

For more information contact Trade Specialist, Steven Murray at steven.murray@trade.gov

Exhibitor Opportunities available for the Export Controls Conference, Contact Steven Murray for more information: 412-644-2819 or steven.murray@trade.gov

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Event: Business Opportunities in Argentina

Location: At your desk

About the Event: This webinar will look at the benefits of doing business in Argentina and the many advantages that it has. Some of the current exports to Argentina include:

  • Computers
  • Industrial & Agricultural Chemicals
  • Agricultural and Transportation Equipment
  • Machine Tools
  • Oil Field Rig Parts
  • Refined Fuel Oil

About 90% of U.S. exports to Argentina are used in local industry and agriculture.

For more information, please contact Shannon Christenbury at Shannon.Christenbury@trade.gov or Yamilee Bastien at Yamilee.Bastien@trade.gov

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Event: Business Opportunities in Peru

Location: At your desk

About the Event: Peru continues to be one of the leading Latin American economies for the past eleven years, while keeping inflation low. Join us for a webinar to learn about business opportunities in Peru. Opportunities are in a variety of sectors, some including:

  • Agricultural Machinery & Eq.
  • Construction Eq.
  • Industrial Chemicals
  • Medical Eq.
  • Plastics
  • Security/Safety Eq.

If you are interested or for more information please contact Aisha Jones at Aisha.Jones@trade.gov or Diego Gattesco at Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov


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