Export events and trainings for March 2021
Business Opportunities in Industry 4.0
Wednesday, March 10
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Explore opportunities in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, and Poland in the disruptive technology space - with a special focus on robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, and data analytics.  
Export Compliance Series 
Export Compliance 201
Wednesday, March 10
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

How to Write an Export Management Compliance Program
Thursday, March 25
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

These programs are brought to you by the Lehigh Export Network, and Mike Allocca will present via Zoom. The program cost is $25 each or $40 for both. Click here for more information and to register.
Global Access Program Webinar with the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, March 18
10:00 – 11:00 am

Attention Schuylkill County businesses! Join us as we discuss the Global Access Program (GAP). GAP is designed to enhance the capability of small to mid-sized Pennsylvania companies to increase export sales. GAP is administered by the Pennsylvania Office of International Business Development (OIBD) and provides up to $10,000 per award period to qualifying Pennsylvania companies to reimburse up to 75% of eligible expenses associated with specific export promotion activities. The program is funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Freight Management Webinar
Wednesday, March 24
10:00 - 11:30 am

The transportation of goods and material is critical to a company’s growth and even survival. To insure that goods and material get to where they need to be, when they need to be there, and at an acceptable price, it is important that a company manages the process. To accomplish this, it is necessary to understand the options, benefits and disadvantages, and price structures of the various transportation options. This program will review all modes of transportation and provide an understanding of the key elements of each.
Virtual Trade Mission to Korea
April 19 – 23, 2021

Meeting with prospective customers and partners is crucial to establishing business relationships in Korea. PA's Office of International Business Development and the PA Authorized Trade Representative in Korea can help you meet your business objectives by designing a virtual meeting itinerary tailored to your company’s specific needs.

As a mission participant you will receive:
  • Market research
  • Prearranged one-on-one online business appointments with prequalified business partners based on your criteria.
  • Detailed background information about each company provided in advance.
  • Services of the commonwealth’s trade representative in Seoul
  • Follow-up assistance after the mission

Registration Deadline: March 19
Registration Fee: $3,500 per company

Financial Assistance of up to $10,000 may be available to qualifying companies to offset mission-related costs through the PA Global Access Program.
Attention food and beverage exporters! Did you know that South Korea is the 5th largest market for U.S. agricultural and food exports? Learn more by viewing the latest industry infographic created by the PA Authorized Trade Representative in Seoul.
Virtual Trade Mission to Africa
May 2021

PA OIBD and the Eastern Trade Council (ETC) are partnering on a multi-sector Virtual Trade Mission to Africa, scheduled for May 2020.

In preparation for the mission, the state is hosting an information session – Doing Business in Africa – on March 18 at 10:00 am. The session will be presented by Richard Zurba, Director of Zurcom International (Pty) Ltd, the organizer of the trade mission.

The information session will include an overview of the economics and demographics that drive growth across Africa, highlights of the wide-range of business opportunities for U.S. companies across industry sectors, and preliminary plans for the mission. Click here for more information and to register for the session.
Northeastern Pennsylvania companies interested in any of these announcements can contact NEPA's International Program for additional information.

Contact: Debbie Langan, Senior Program Manager,
at dlangan@nepa-alliance.org or 570-655-5581, ext. 233

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