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Information and resources for companies looking to grow through exports.

Spain

US Trade Mission to Ourense, Galicia, Spain

Regarded as one of Spain’s economically vibrant regions, Ourense offers a wide array of growing business opportunities for US firms in key industries including automotive, aerospace, technology, forestry, education, travel, and tourism.  This year, Ourense will host its second trade mission led by United States Representatives Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and Patrick Meehan (R-PA) on 06 – 07 July 2017.  Located in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula, Ourense will welcome key U.S. firms to discover its untapped market and business potential.

Building upon last year’s success, the trade mission will engage participants in market analysis, business opportunities, and match-making sessions. The trade mission is co-organized in partnership with the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), and the regional government of Ourense with the support of the US Commercial Service in Spain.

Target sectors include:
Agibusiness and organic food production
Fashion apparel
Thermal energy
Infrastructure and logistics

Trade Mission to Ourense
Thursday – Friday, 06 – 07 July 2017
Diputación Provincial de Ourense
C/ Progreso, 32  –  32003
Ourense, Galicia

For more information, click here or email Georgeta Dragoiu at georgeta@mdcstrategies.com

Gibraltar

US Trade Mission to Gilbraltar

AmCham Gibraltar will host a select group of American companies and a distinguished European delegation for a third trade mission to Gibraltar.  On this trade mission, participants will explore the Rock’s attractive strategic and investment opportunities in the financial services, education, technology, tourism, and shipping and logistics sectors, amongst others.

Gibraltar’s stable economic and political environment, highly educated English-speaking labor force, and beneficial tax regime, make it one of the most attractive investment options in Europe.  This trade mission will highlight immense opportunities within key industries and sectors.

Target sectors include:
Fintech
Education
Clean energy technology
Sustainable tourism

All expenses during this trade mission will be covered by the kind generosity of our corporate sponsors including meals, briefing seminars, matchmaking services, and local transportation.  Special hotel prices will be secured for participants.

Trade Mission to Gibraltar
Sunday – Tuesday, 09 – 11 July 2017
Gibraltar

For more information, click here or email Georgeta Dragoiu at georgeta@mdcstrategies.com

Exporting to Israel

Mr Uriel Lynn, President of the FICC, and Mr Dan Carmely, CEO of the FICC (Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce) will be in Atlanta for two events to promote Israel as a destination for US exports.
FICC is dedicated to enhancing bilateral trade between the US and Israel.  Furthermore, FICC serves as a focal point for US organizations and businesses wishing to trade with Israel.  Topics of conversation:
  • Information about the Israeli economy
  • Guidance to foreign companies seeking to enter the Israeli market
  • Assistance in locating Israeli distributors / partners
  • Information regarding import / customs procedures and regulation in Israel
  • Sectors of interest, but not limited to:
    • medical and hospital supplies
    • defense and HLS
    • automotive and spare parts
    • food and beverages
    • industrial machinery

Israel’s business economy
Thursday, 13 July 2017
5:30p – 8:30p
Smith, Gambrell, & Russell LLP
Promenade Building
1230 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 3100
Atlanta, Georgia  30309

Exporting to Israel
Friday, 14 July 2017
11:30a – 1:30p
King and Spalding LLP
1180 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30309

For more information, please email Guy Tessler at gtessler@conexx.org

Passport To Export For Portal

Passport to Exports in North Fulton

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 North Fulton
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Gwinnett Technical College at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus
2875 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia  30009
9a – 11:30a

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

Passport To Export For Portal

Passport to Exports in 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 in Douglas County
Thursday, 27 July 2017
Location: TBD
9a – 11:30a

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

DEC

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

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

AT

The Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30308

AND

Georgian Terrace Hotel
659 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30308

For more information, please email Heather Maxfield at Heather@tagonline.org.