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Building Bridges to Global Markets
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Building Bridges Global Markets

Building Bridges to Global Markets

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The U.S. Commercial Service’s Building Bridges to Global Markets brings in-person exporting expertise to your community. Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this series of events will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources that will place you firmly on the road to exporting success. 

Building Bridges to Global Markets: Upcoming Events

Stay Tuned for Upcoming Information on Building Bridges Events!

Find a local event near you, or take advantage of other national and international events dedicated to helping businesses expand internationally.

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RES 2024

RES 2024 | Las Vegas, NV | March 11-14

RES 2024 is the Summit to attend for those looking for high caliber networking, winning teaming opportunities, business development sessions, one-on-one consulting, all centered around American Indian Enterprise.

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is embracing STRENGTH IN UNITY for the 2024 Reservation Economic Summit. The event features tribal leaders, members of Congress, federal agency representatives, state and local officials, and top CEO’s on a national platform.

Join the U.S. Commercial Service at RES for Building Bridges to Global Markets. This three-panel program will offer exporting expertise to those who attend. Join the U.S. Commercial Service at RES 2024 to learn more about:

  • Trade finance and access to capital;
  • Exporting essentials and available resources;
  • Resources to grow your business;
  • And access to  international buyers.

Learn More & Register

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Detroit Regional LGBTQ Chamber

Colours Spring Business Summit 2024 

The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce Spring LGBT Business Summit will focus on the business landscape and contracting opportunities as well as ways to scale businesses and the benefits of LGBT Certification. The event will feature local and high-profile speakers and influencers in the business, city and non-profit arenas to present cutting-edge and thought-provoking topics focused on supplier diversity, use of social media, small business marketing and professional services contracting.

Join the U.S. Commercial Service at the Summit for Building Bridges to Global Markets 

Access to trade finance and capital is one of the challenges most often cited by U.S. small businesses considering going global. Join the Building Bridges to Global Markets: Trade Finance & Access to Capital panel during which speakers from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and Flagstar Bank will highlight available resources to support your business as you diversify your sales through exporting. Additionally, panelists will host an information table and hold individual consultations with summit attendees throughout the day. 

Date: April 18, 2024 | 10 a.m.
Location: Pistons Performance Center, 6201 2nd Ave., Detroit, MI 

Register Now

 

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2024 U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit

The 2024 Legislative Summit connects America’s Hispanic Business leaders with elected officials from both sides of the aisle in a bipartisan effort to influence legislative change. 

Join the U.S. Commercial Service at the Summit for Building Bridges to Global Markets 
Date: April 23, 2024 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Pavilion, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C.  

You’ll hear high-level insights from USHCC, the World Trade Center-Washington, D.C., and the International Trade Administration. During the information-packed 2 hours, federal trade organizations, trade resource organizations, and successful exporters will share guidance on how to export, how to finance, and how to find tools you need to succeed internationally. This session is open to all Summit registrants.

Register for the Summit 
 

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The U.S. Commercial Service’s Building Bridges to Global Markets brings in-person exporting expertise to your community. Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this series of events will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources that will place you firmly on the road to exporting success. 

Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this series of events will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources. In 2024, we’re teaming up with some of our GDEI Strategic Partners to bring the Building Bridges to Global Markets program to the following annual conference:

USPAACC CelebrAsian Business Conference  | Atlanta, GA | May 29-31

For additional information, please contact Gabriela Zelaya.

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2024 Building Bridges: Women in Global Trade 

2024 Building Bridges: Women in Global Trade will connect U.S. woman business leaders with insights, information, and resources designed to build confidence and business acumen in the global trade environment.

Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the NEW Women’s Business Center for Building Bridges: Women in Global Trade! 

Date: June 13, 2024 | 10:00am to 1:30pm 
Location:  NEW Women’s Business Center, 7500 Alabama Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303

You’ll hear high-level insights and best practices from the NEW Women’s Business Center and International Trade Administration officials and guest speakers on the state of global trade for women-led businesses worldwide. During the meetings and information-packed sessions, federal trade organizations, local trade resource organizations, and successful exporters will share guidance on how to export, how to finance, and how to find tools you need to succeed internationally. 

Register Now

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The U.S. Commercial Service’s Building Bridges to Global Markets brings in-person exporting expertise to your community. Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this series of events will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources that will place you firmly on the road to exporting success. 

Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this series of events will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources. In 2024, we’re teaming up with some of our GDEI Strategic Partners to bring the Building Bridges to Global Markets program to the following annual conference:

National Black Business Conference | Atlanta, GA | August 21-24

For additional information, please contact Gabriela Zelaya.

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Building Bridges to Global Markets with globe

The U.S. Commercial Service’s Building Bridges to Global Markets brings in-person exporting expertise to your community. Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this series of events will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources that will place you firmly on the road to exporting success. 

Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this series of events will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources. In 2024, we’re teaming up with some of our GDEI Strategic Partners to bring the Building Bridges to Global Markets program to the following annual conference:

Rural Building Bridges at the Mississippi Delta | Greensville, MS | September 12, 2024

For additional information, please contact Gabriela Zelaya.

 

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Building Bridges to Global Markets with globe

The U.S. Commercial Service’s Building Bridges to Global Markets brings in-person exporting expertise to your community. Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this series of events will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources that will place you firmly on the road to exporting success. 

Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this series of events will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources. In 2024, we’re teaming up with some of our GDEI Strategic Partners to bring the Building Bridges to Global Markets program to the following annual conference:

National Veteran Matchmaking Conference | Detroit, MI | November 8-9

For additional information, please contact Gabriela Zelaya.

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Tap the resources, events, and toolkits available through our Global Diversity Export Initiative and position your firm for international success. 

Our global network of experienced trade experts in more than 100 U.S. cities and 80 countries is delivering proven export solutions to help diverse companies identify export opportunities, access financing, connect with international buyers and partners and more.

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