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Upcoming BC/WA Trade Events - Apr-Aug
Heads up for the following trade-related events in British Columbia and Washington during the next few months. Additional events are listed in the following trade event calendars and websites:
Comment: Expect a banner year for American travel abroad
According to Mary Mahon Jones of Mahon Jones & Associates, Americans will definitely be the top travelers this summer. With the potent combination of pent-up demand from the recession years, plus a strong US dollar, a strengthened US economy, lower unemployment levels, lower gas prices and rising US passport ownership, it is virtually certain that more destinations can expect an increase in US visitation in the summer of 2015. So where will they be travelling? Read more in Mary's Tourism One Minute Report.
Lunch & Learn Series:
Introduction to Doing Business in the USA
Where: Richmond, BC - Richmond Chamber of Commerce
When: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, noon to 1:00pm
Cost: $10 plus GST
Intellectual Property: Learn How to Protect Your Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents Globally
When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 8:30am to 2:00pm
Where: Seattle, WA - offices of K&L Gates LLP
Cost: $55 including lunch
For more info, click here
Trade experts and attorneys from the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be in Seattle to host a one-day seminar on how companies and individuals can protect and enforce intellectual property to get the most out of exporting abroad and to answer your questions about commercializing your creations and innovations. This seminar includes strategies for protecting and enforcing a company's intellectual property when exporting to foreign markets and advice for avoiding common pitfalls.
Go Global: Supporting Export Success
Where: Nanaimo, BC - Coast Bastion Hotel
When: Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30am -noon
Join International Trade Minister Ed Fast and experts from Government of Canada export support agencies such as Canada's Trade Commissioner Service, Export Development Canada, the Business Development Bank of Canada and the Canadian Commercial Corporation at a unique workshop, delivered in partnership with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, designed to provide all the information needed to succeed in today's international markets.
Doing Business in the USA
(Cross-Border Seminar and Professional Briefing)
When: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8:15am to 4:30pm
Info: Carol Jackson, 1-800-799-8848, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ucantrade.com
The USA is a huge and responsive market for both Canadian and imported products and services. This seminar is designed to help you understand the market, plan your approach, and suggest practical methods and alternatives for implementing your business and marketing plans. Key topics include: (1) dealing with "border issues", such as U.S. travel and immigration planning, U.S. customs clearance, business planning, taxation, currency exchange and legal considerations; (2) understanding "logistics issues", such as establishing a USA business identity, importing, warehousing, transportation, fulfillment, and handling of returned goods; (3) "sales and marketing strategies", including market overview, sales/marketing fundamentals, lessons and pitfalls; and (4) "US banking, real estate, insurance and financial services". In addition, the seminar will feature "resource introductions", including the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.
Canada/USA Trade and Compliance Seminars
When: Spring 2015
Where: Surrey, BC - Pacific Customs Broker Seminar Room
Cost: See website
Info: Pacific Customs Brokers, 604-538-1566 or
email@example.com or www.pcb.ca/seminars
Pacific Customs Brokers hosts a series of educational seminars and workshops to assist business owners, importers, exporters, managers, CFO's, purchasers and shippers on topics relating to Canada and USA importing, exporting and customs compliance.
Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Annual Summit
Where: Montana - Big Sky Resort
When: Sunday, July 12, 2015 10:00am - Thursday, July 16, 2015 5:00pm
Cost: See website
PNWER is the only statutory, non-partisan, bi-national, public / private partnership in North America, with goals of strengthening relationships, finding cross-border solutions to common challenges, and advocating for regional interests. In its 25th year, the PNWER Annual Summit brings together over 600 key business leaders, legislators, and government leaders from PNWER's ten states, provinces, and territories to address the major policy issues impacting the region.
Angel Forum (and Investor Ready Workshops)
Where: Vancouver, BC
Cost: See website - www.angelforum.org
Info: See website
Founded in 1997, this is the only Angel Capital Forum™ in Canada that introduces emerging companies to private equity Angel Investors. Presenting companies have raised over $35 million directly through the Forum. Since 1998, we have offered Investor Ready™ workshops for companies and investors. As the oldest & largest angel network in Western Canada with 50+ investors (from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria, Bellingham and Seattle), we are supported by leading organizations in BC and belong to Canada's National Angel Capital Organization and US's Angel Capital Association. Our private meetings are exclusive to only pre-registered Investors, selected Companies and Sponsors.
Please visit our "Doing Business in the USA" exhibit table/booth at the following events:
When: Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Ferndale, WA - Event Center at Silver Reef
For more info: click here
Whatcom County, gateway to the USA and Canada, welcomes business and tourism visitors from British Columbia and the state of Washington for a one-day "Expo" and early-summer long weekend. Featuring: a 60-exhibit tradeshow, business and real estate seminars, entertainment, tourism "specials", real estate tours, and business networking and resource meetings.