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Information and resources for companies looking to grow through exports.

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

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 Ania Lackey at email

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


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

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
Participation fee: $1,800 USD
Deadline: Friday, 05 January 2018

For more information, please email Shehzin Tietjen, senior international trade manager, at


Join the Georgia delegation for a multi-country trade mission and receive a customized B2B appointment schedule for Chile, Colombia and/or Peru; the mission will end in Santiago, Chile and provide interested participants the opportunity to walk the international mining show, Expomin. Please find below an event itinerary.

LOCATION: Chile, Colombia and /or Peru; choose one, two or all three countries.

COST: $1300 for three countries, $900 for two countries and $500 for one country; participants are responsible for all travel and business-related expenses.

* The fee for Georgia companies located in the Appalachia (ARC) region is heavily discounted; contact Alice Carson, if you’re located in an ARC county and interested. ARC counties are Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Dawson, Douglas, Elbert, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Heard, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, White and Whitfield.

DEADLINE: February 01, 2018




16 – Arrive Bogota, Colombia & country/ mission briefing

17 – One-on-one customized business meetings

18 – One-on-one customized business meetings & travel to Lima, Peru


19 – Country/ mission briefing & one-on-one customized business meetings

20 – One-on-one customized business meetings

21 -Travel to Santiago, Chile


22 – Country briefing & cultural activity

23-27 One-on-one customized business meetings & walk Expomin trade show (itinerary dates for Chile flexible depending on individual needs)


  • Complete the registration form as this information is necessary to facilitate the appointment setting process;
  • Provide the results attained through participation in this event. Results include current and future international sales and distributors/agents signed. All information provided is confidential.

Trade Mission
April 16-27
Chile, Colombia and /or Peru
Deadline: Thursday, 01 February, 2018

For more information, please email Alice Carson, senior international trade manager, at

Registration link: Click here

Payment link: Click here