vineri, 18 octombrie 2013

Illinois trade and oportunities events


Local Trade Events
·        October 22, 2013: Preparing Food Suppliers for Export Success - Naperville, IL
·         October 28, 2013: Meet High-level Oman Business Delegation – Chicago, IL

Webinars & Teleconferences
·         October 23, 2013 @ 4:00pm CDT Australia International Student Recruitment - Webinar
·         October 24 – November 21, 2013: Mexico's Infrastructure – Webinar Series
·         October 31, 2013 @ 12:00 noon CDT: Providing Services in Canada: Work Permits, Tax Implications & More - Webinar

·         March 10-14, 2014 Tourism Mission to Korea, Japan, Taiwan
·         May 4 -8, 2014: Medical Technologies Trade Mission to Turkey

Other Opportunities and Events 
·         October 31 – November 1, 2013: SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit – Washington D.C.
·         November 2-3, 2013: U.S. Education Pavilion at OCSC Fair – Bangkok, Thailand
·         November 12-14, 2013: Automotive Matchmaking Meetings – Queretaro, Mexico
·         April 7-11, 2014: Central European Education Fairs – Budapest, Prague, Warsaw


Local Trade Events

October 22, 2013: Preparing Food Suppliers for Export Success - Naperville, IL
Seminar sponsored by Food Export Midwest, Illinois Department of Agriculture, U.S. Commercial Service – Chicago and Northern Illinois University’s Division of Outreach, Engagement, and Information Technologies. This program will address why Illinois food suppliers should export and what it takes for a company to become export-ready.     Speakers include Pamela Wells-Russell, Food Export Midwest Caribbean Marketing Consultant; Kim Hamilton, International Marketing Rep for State of Illinois Ag Dept. and Megan Schildgen, Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service – Chicago. 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., NIU Naperville Conference Center, 1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL.  No charge. For more information or to register:

October 28, 2013: Meet High-level Oman Business Delegation – Chicago, IL
His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Oman’s Minister of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), is leading a high-level trade & investment mission to Chicago on October 28, 2013.  The Road Show delegation consists of over 40 business and government leaders including Oman’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Hunaina Al-Mughairy, and the U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, the Honorable Greta C. Holtz.

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet one on one with leading Omani businesses.  Delegate biographies and objectives available here:
Transportation Industry Delegates           http://www.omanroadshow.com/transportation.html
Healthcare Industry Delegates                   http://www.omanroadshow.com/healthcare.html
Tourism Industry Delegates                        http://www.omanroadshow.com/tourism.html
Manufacturing Industry Delegates           http://www.omanroadshow.com/manufacturing.html

Join discussions on the Sultanate of Oman as a trade and investment destination, given its key geo-strategic location, infrastructure, and incentives, as well as the benefits of the U.S. – Oman Free Trade Agreement.  The National U.S. – Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC), the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago, the US Department of Commerce are supporting the commercial briefings, business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking, and sessions with government officials. Business Briefing & Luncheon (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.); B2B Matchmaking Sessions (2:30 – 5:30 p.m.), Fairmont Hotel Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago.  No charge; advance registration required.  For information & registration, please visit: www.omanroadshow.com



Webinars & Teleconferences

October 23, 2013 @ 4:00pm CST Australia International Student Recruitment - Webinar
Join us for an informational webinar during which you'll hear from EducationUSA and U.S. Commercial Service Australia experts. Learn more about this growing market, local promotional opportunities including Study in the USA events, and how CS Australia can assist you in entering/increasing your presence in Australia. Australian students are increasingly choosing to pursue university degrees in the United States. Australian students are attracted by the unique characteristics of American university life, including opportunities to play collegiate sports, pursue interdisciplinary/liberal arts degrees, and the chance to experience life within a close-knit campus environment. The number of Australians studying in the US has increased 25 percent in the last five years. Register for this event For more info please contact: Greg Thompson 214-712-1932 or Greg.Thompson@trade.gov    

October 24 – November 21, 2013: Mexico's Infrastructure – Webinar Series
The Mexican government is focused on improving its infrastructure on many fronts.  President Enrique Peña Nieto plans to boost investment in infrastructure projects and will soon announce the 2013-2018 National Infrastructure Program (NIP), designed to address current transport bottlenecks. Cost: $40 each webinar. Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q63
  -Mexico’s 6 year Energy Plan: Opportunities in Oil & Gas, Electric Power and Renewables, October 24 – 1 pm Central
  -New Airport Projects In Mexico, November 21 – 1 pm Central

October 31, 2013 @ 12:00 noon CDT: Providing Services in Canada: Work Permits, Tax Implications & More - Webinar
This webinar will assist U.S. service companies, such as architects, engineers and technicians in identifying the process for sending temporary workers to Canada. Questions covered will include:
Do I need to get a visa to do temporary work in Canada? Does NAFTA apply to my company? What documentation is required to send a temporary worker to Canada? What are the tax implications for my company and my employees doing work in Canada? Cost is $35. Please register online at https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=4Q0D Event confirmation with dial-in instructions and a weblink will be email to you. Please direct any questions to U.S. Commercial Service Toronto c/o Doug.Jacobson@trade.gov or U.S. Commercial Service Ottawa c/o Tracey.Ford@trade.gov.


International Trade Missions

March 10-14, 2014: Travel & Tourism Trade Mission to Taiwan, Japan, and Korea
The U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service is organizing a trade mission to Taiwan, Japan and Korea March 10 - 14, 2014. The purpose of the mission is to help U.S. firms find business partners and sell services in Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, South Korea; and Tokyo, Japan. The targeted sector is travel and tourism including U.S.-based travel and tourism suppliers, destination marketing organizations (i.e., convention and visitors bureaus), travel promotion organizations and other travel and tourism entities promoting and selling travel to the U.S. The mission will include expert briefings from U.S. commercial officials about the opportunities and challenges in each market, Business matchmaking with pre-screened potential partners, Exclusive meetings with international industry and government decision-makers the target countries, and Exclusive networking receptions with local industry and government leaders.  U.S. participants may choose to travel to one, two or all three markets. Costs are as follows: Taiwan: $1,400 SME’s and $1,625 for large firms; Japan: $1,725/$1,925; Korea: $1,275/1,475. Sponsorship opportunities available. To apply for the mission or to receive additional information, please email
Frank.Spector@trade.gov or Anastasia.Xenias@trade.gov with cc to Debra.Rogers@trade.govRegistration deadline: February 7, 2014.  For market profiles on each country, see the following links:http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/2011_Taiwan_Market_Profile.pdf

May 4 -8, 2014: Medical Technologies Trade Mission to Turkey
The trade mission is organized by The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, and the Commercial Service.  Turkey enjoys a rapidly expanding healthcare market and there  is a great potential for advanced medical technologies. Upcoming trade mission, focusing on seizing opportunities in this flourishing market, is designed for U.S. companies who wish to market themselves in Turkey, either by opening an office in Turkey or working through a distributor. At the end of the mission, participants will have gained market exposure and have been introduced to potential business partners, end-users, and industry contacts who will be key when they are building their business in Turkey.  To learn more about the mission’s itinerary and the market potential in Turkey for your company, please visit our website: http://export.gov/trademissions/turkeyhealthcare2014.


October 31 – November 1, 2013: SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit – Washington D.C.
The Select USA 2013 Investment Summit is intended to connect businesses and investors from around the world with U.S. economic development organizations at the state, regional, and local levels. The Select USA 2013 Investment Summit is being hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, and Select USA, as part of a U.S. government-wide initiative to promote direct investment in the United States. This two day event includes open floor exhibitions, networking time, and two breakout sessions each day such as Building Your Supply Chain to Promoting and Safeguarding Innovation—IP Protection and the Rule of Law in the U.S. The Summit will bring together top-level corporate executives and investors from the U.S. and around the world, economic development organizations and representatives from across the country, senior White House and Administration officials, subject matter experts and service providers. Registration: http://www.selectusasummit.com/user/register Website: http://www.selectusasummit.com/ For more information please contact: selectusasummit@trade.gov or call +1 (202) 482-6800.

November 2-3, 2013: U.S. Education Pavilion at OCSC Fair – Bangkok, Thailand
The USCS in Thailand is recruiting U.S. higher institutions to join the first ever U.S. Education Pavilion at the International Education Expo 2013 hosted by the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC), where 30,000 visitors are expected. The fair will include an education pavilion for international schools, universities and learning centers to provide information to potential students at the Siam Paragon Department Store, one of Bangkok’s premier shopping centers. Please visit: http://export.gov/thailand/tradeevent/ocsc Cost: $3,800 for standard booth, $2,100 for half booth. Deadline: August 2013. For more information: Thanyathorn Voravongsatit at tvoravon@trade.gov with cc to Debra.Rogers@trade.gov

November 12-14, 2013: Automotive Matchmaking Meetings – Queretaro, Mexico
AUTOMOTIVE MEETINGS is a matchmaking program dedicated to automotive manufacturing capabilities and services. Affordable packages include a schedule of customized meetings for each company, a shell scheme space for the arranged meetings as well as access to conferences. Automakers with production sites in Mexico and equipment and systems suppliers will send supply chain, procurement, engineering teams only, no sales! Prominent manufacturers have already confirmed their attendance and support to this initiative: Ford – General Motors- Audi – BMW – Bosch – Continental -– Honda – Mazda – Nissan – Siemens – Toyota – Volkswagen. Suppliers and service providers will have an opportunity to connect with supply chain, engineering, manufacturing from these large companies. More information: http://export.gov/industry/auto/b2bmexico056049.asp ;  http://www.automotivemeetings.com/mexico/

April 7-11, 2014: Central European Education Fairs – Budapest, Prague, Warsaw
The US Commercial Service in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland are organizing educational fairs in their respective countries in cooperation with EducationUSA and the Fulbright Commission. This is an opportunity for representatives of regionally accredited U.S. institutions of higher education, both undergraduate and graduate, to explore the markets of Central Europe. These fairs will connect U.S. educational institutions with prospective students and potential institutional partners in listed countries. Other services offered include embassy briefings, one-on-one appointments with potential partners, and networking events. Cost: $650 per institutions per country; $150 for each additional representative per country. Deadline: January 31, 2014, For more information: e-mail Greg.Thompson@trade.gov with cc to Debra.Rogers@trade.gov

Chicago Council on Global Affairs - http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/
Food Export Association of the Midwest - http://www.foodexport.org/
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago - http://www.industrialcouncil.com/Events.html
International Trade Association of Greater Chicago - http://www.itagc.org/calendar.asp
International Trade Club of Chicago - http://www.itcc.org
State of Illinois - DCEO - Office of Trade & Investment - www.exports.illinois.gov
University of Illinois Business & Industry Services - http://www.bis.uiuc.edu/schedule.html 

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