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Information and resources for companies looking to grow through exports.

Medica

MEDICA 2017 – World Forum for Medicine

MEDICA in Düsseldorf, Germany is the premier global trade event for the medical industry.  Last year, MEDICA featured more than 130,000 trade visitors from over 120 countries.  Meet key decision-makers, identify new distributors, outpace international competition, and access the global medical market, which is expected to grow to $440 million by 2018.

Did you know:

  • Georgia exports of medical equipment and pharma products reached almost $1.6 billion last year.
  • In 2016, Georgia’s top export destination for medical products included Belgium, Canada, China, Japan, and Germany, closely followed by Brazil and Mexico.  Israel saw a 332 percent increase in imports of these products from Georgia between 2015 and 2016.
  • Qualified exporters receive:
    • Shared turn-key booth within the USA pavilion
    • Market intelligence, introductions to key contacts, and follow-up assistance provided by GDEcD (Georgia Department of Economic Development) and the state’s European trade representative
    • Company listing in the official MEDICA catalog and inclusion in GDEcD’s show-related communication.

MEDICA 2017
Monday – Thursday, 13 – 16 November 2017
Düsseldorf, Germany
Participation fee: $2,500
Deadline: Monday, 04 September 2017; space is limited

For more information, please email Kerry Barnett, GDEcD’s international trade manager, at kbarnett@georgia.org.

Smart City

Smart City Expo World Congress

The 2017 Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain intends to increase the presence of public and private organizations, generate synergies, share knowledge, provoke discussion, and inspire exhibitors and visitors from around the world.

The Expo will include:

  • More than 17.000 professional visitors and 600 exhibitors, along with high level representatives from  650 cities and 400+ relevant experts and leaders of the world´s most innovative cities, companies, start-ups, research centers, initiatives and solutions, with strategies for a smarter and more sustainable urban world.
  • At the Exhibition Area, participants showcase their latest developments, real solutions and products, with technologies that are making concrete and lasting positive impacts on the lives of millions of people.
  • Topics include governance, mobility, safe cities, economy, sustainability, and more.

Smart Cities Expo World Congress
Tuesday – Thursday, 14 – 16 November 2017
Fira de Barcelona (Gran Via Venue)
Barcelona, Spain

For more information, please email smartmobilitycongress.visitors@firabarcelona.com (visitors), or smartmobilitycongress.sales@firabarcelona.com (exhibitors).

Passport To Export For Portal

Passport to Exports: Douglas County

Passport to Exports is part of a regional Atlanta Metro Export Plan to help companies grow through international sales of their products and services.

With 95 percent of the world’s consumers located outside the United States, the global potential for metro Atlanta companies is tremendous.  Passport to Exports is designed to answer some basic questions that business executives may have about going global.  It is an informal and candid round table discussion between experienced exporters and export-curious companies.

Each program is facilitated by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), and the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), and other regional and local economic development organizations.  Space is limited.

Passport to Exports: Douglas County
Friday, 17 November 2017
10:00 – 11:00

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Foxhall Resort
8000 Capps Ferry Road
Douglasville, Georgia  30135

For more information, please email Jen Yun at email jyun@macoc.com 

Passport To Export For Portal

Passport to Exports: Ascend 2020

Passport to Exports is part of a regional Atlanta Metro Export Plan to help companies grow through international sales of their products and services.

With 95 percent of the world’s consumers located outside the United States, the global potential for metro Atlanta companies is tremendous.  Passport to Exports is designed to answer some basic questions that business executives may have about going global.  It is an informal and candid round table discussion between experienced exporters and export-curious companies.

Each program is facilitated by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), and the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), and other regional and local economic development organizations.  Space is limited.

Passport to Exports: Ascend 2020
Monday, 11 December 2017
7:00p – 9:00p

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Location: TechSquare Labs (TBC)

For more information, please email Jen Yun at email jyun@macoc.com 

Arab Health

Arab Health 2018

Arab Health in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the largest healthcare exposition in the Middle East.  This year’s Arab Health welcomed nearly 97,000 visitors from 159 countries.  Products and services will be on display from the world’s leading manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors in medical and health technologies, laboratory equipment, diagnostics, medical devices, imaging, cardiology, surgical products, and disposables for hospitals and physicians’ offices.

Did you know:

  • Georgia exports of medical equipment and pharma products reached almost $1.6 billion in 2016.
  • Medical exporters will find that many countries in the Middle East respect US FDA and European standards.
  • According to Alpen Capital, the GCC healthcare market is projected to increase from $40.3 billion in 2015 to $71.3 in 2020.
  • Qualified exporters receive:
    • Shared turn-key booth within the USA pavilion
    • Market intelligence, introductions to key contacts, and follow-up assistance provided by GDEcD (Georgia Department of Economic Development)
    • Company listing in the official Arab Health show catalog and inclusion in all GDEcD’s show-related communication.

Arab Health 2018
Monday – Thursday, 29 January – 01 February 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Participation fee: $2,500
Deadline: Sunday, 01 October 2017; space is limited

For more information, please email Kerry Barnett, GDEcD’s international trade manager, at kbarnett@georgia.org.

Passport To Export For Portal

Passport to Exports: Georgia Hispanic Chamber

Passport to Exports is part of a regional Atlanta Metro Export Plan to help companies grow through international sales of their products and services.

With 95 percent of the world’s consumers located outside the United States, the global potential for metro Atlanta companies is tremendous.  Passport to Exports is designed to answer some basic questions that business executives may have about going global.  It is an informal and candid round table discussion between experienced exporters and export-curious companies.

Each program is facilitated by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), and the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), and other regional and local economic development organizations.  Space is limited.

Passport to Exports: Georgia Hispanic Chamber
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Location: TBD

For more information, please email Jen Yun at email jyun@macoc.com 

Export Georgia

Small Business Development Center’s ExportGA Signature Series Program

Since 1999, UGA’s Small Business Development Center’s ExportGA program has helped over 150 companies sell in excess of $40 million all over the world.  This program has been nationally recognized for its quality and effectiveness by the North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) and the US Small Business Administration.

ExportGA 2018 is an intensive four-session, 16-hour export training program which allows export-ready companies to develop their skills.  By utilizing these skills throughout the program, new international sales opportunities are identified.

Companies accepted into the program will become skilled at finding profitable export markets, developing distribution channels, understanding foreign and US regulatory issues, pricing and costing company products, submitting international quotations, processing accounts receivable, and recognizing legal and cultural considerations.  Each participating company will have access to its own international business student from the University of Georgia to help it with research.

ExportGA 2018 class schedule:
Friday, 09 February 2018, 8:30a – 12:30p

  • Researching and identifying your best potential markets
  • Utilizing powerful intelligence and analytical tools
  • Lessons learned from an experienced exporter

Friday, 02 March 2018, 8:30a – 12:30p

  • International market entry strategies
  • Finding your international partners and qualifying them
  • Understanding free trade agreements
  • International payment terms and risk mitigation

Friday, 23 March 2018, 8:30a – 12:30p

  • Logistics: Understanding Incoterms and their impact
  • International costing and pricing
  • Preparing international quotations
  • Tools for quoting
  • Risk mitigation in the supply chain

Friday, 20 April, 8:30a – 12:30p

  • Website design for a global marketplace
  • Legal considerations for exporting
  • Export compliance
  • Financing international transactions

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University of Georgia at Gwinnett
2530 Sever Road
Lawrenceville, Georgia  30043
Participation fee: $650 per company and includes:

  • Multiple employees from your company
  • Your own international business intern
  • Support team of trade professionals
  • Breakfast

For more information, please call 470 578 2530 or email the international trade team at internationaltrade@georgiasbdc.org.

Money 2020

Money20/20 Asia

Join the Georgia Department of Economic Development at Money20/20 Asia.  Located in Singapore, Money20/20 Asia is one of the world’s largest exhibitions focused on payments and financial services at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data, and technology.  Money20/20 Asia will bring together cutting-edge content and speakers from a broad range of communities essential to the sector.

Qualified Georgia companies receive:

  • Shared turnkey booth with Georgia delegation
  • Conference delegate pass (worth $2475) giving you access to the show and conference sessions
  • Company listing in official show directory and inclusion in all GDEcD show-related communications

Target industries:

  • Banks
  • Tech, commerce, and Internet finance companies
  • Retailers (online and offline)
  • Investors
  • FinTech and TechFin startups
  • Telcos
  • Governments and Central Banks
  • Payments companies and suppliers operating across the full value chain

Money20/20 Asia will deliver on three key promises

  • Exceptional content: A stellar line up of speakers—local, regional and global—will explore Asia Pacific’s most pressing topics including financial inclusion, cross-border innovation, and the digital payments revolution.
  • Senior audience from across the ecosystem: A senior audience of key stakeholders from established multinational organizations to the earliest stage startups as well as retailers, investors, analysts, media, regulators, and more.
  • An unparalleled inclusive experience: An exceptional, modern, and fun experience, untethered from legacy, catalyzing growth across the Asia Pacific ecosystem.

Money20/20 Asia
Tuesday – Thursday, 13 – 15 March 2018
Singapore
Participation fee: $1,800 USD
Deadline: Friday, 05 January 2018

For more information, please email Shehzin Tietjen, senior international trade manager, at stietjen@georgia.org