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Information and resources for companies looking to grow through exports.

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Complying with US Exports Control

Please join the Georgia District Export Council for a two-day seminar lead by the Bureau of Industry and Security.  This program will cover information exporters need to know to comply with US export control requirements on commercial goods, such as:

  • What items and activities are subject to EAR
  • Steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item
  • How to determine your export control classification number (ECN)
  • When you can export or re-export without applying for a license
  • Export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements
  • Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP) concepts
  • Real-life examples in applying this information

Presenters will conduct a number of “hands-on” exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company’s export activities.  This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.  Seating is limited.

Tuesday – Wednesday, 08 – 09 August 2017
AMA Executive Conference Center
Proscenium Building
1170 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30309
7:30a – 4:30p

For more information, please visit the Georgia District Export Council.

Passport To Export For Portal

Passport to Exports in Newton 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 in Newton County
Friday, 25 August 2017
Location: TBD
9a – 11:30a

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

Passport To Export For Portal

Passport to Exports in Gwinnett 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 in Gwinnett County
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Location: TBD
9a – 11:30a

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

Taiwan

2017 World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT)

WCIT has become the premier international IT forum since it was first held in 1978.  Bringing together more than 2,500 visionaries, thought leaders, and academics from over 80 countries, it is an event of unparalleled scope.  Topics range from emerging markets and technologies to legal and policy issues, user perspectives, new business opportunity, and developing political and economic trends.

The event is organized by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), a leading consortium of ICT industry association members from over 80 countries around the world.  WITSA’s members represent more than 90 percent of the world ICT market.  This year’s sponsors include the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan, Foxconn, Acer, CyberLink, Mediatek, QNAP, to name a few.

2017 WCIT by the numbers:
90+ Speakers
80+ Countries
2500+ Conference Attendees
350 Booths
30,000 Exhibition Attendees
1,000+ Business Matching
11 Breakaway Panel Discussions
3 Smart City Demos

For more information, please review event agenda.  The first three companies to register for this event through Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta, receives one complimentary pass; additional passes are $600 per attendee.

World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT)
Sunday – Wednesday, 10 -13 September 2017
Taipei, Taiwan

For more information, email Victoria Housley at taiwantrade@teco.org

WIBNA

Women in Business North America Summit

The 2017 Women in Business North America Summit is launched with the goal to educate and support women-owned businesses and women entrepreneurs and develop a robust network that extends across North America.

The Summit will include:

  • Two days of workshops, with senior executives to address pre-identified challenges of women entrepreneurs in three tracks: start-up, small- to medium-size, and CEO/C-level
  • Each day will include a three-hour business-to-business fair with multi-national companies and technology companies (multi-sector) from the US, Mexico, and Canada and a women-to-boards matchmaking activity
  • Morning and lunch keynotes/plenary sessions on topics such as exporting, finance, women on boards, and bridging the middle management to C-Suite gap

Women in Business North America Summit
Tuesday and Wednesday, 03 – 04 October 2017
7a – 5:30p

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The Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30308

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Georgian Terrace Hotel
659 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30308

For more information, please email Heather Maxfield at Heather@tagonline.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)
Avinguda Joan Carles I, 58
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

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