Blue economy
Discover Global Markets
Discover Global Markets is the Department of Commerce's flagship event series for U.S. exporters. The next Discover Global Markets: The Blue Economy will be held in Providence, RI, September 20-22, 2022.

Discover Global Markets

Discover Global Markets: The Blue Economy

A New Age in Ocean Technology, Sustainability and Logistics

September 20-22, 2022 | Providence, RI

  • Gain market insights from industry experts based at U.S. Embassies around the world, including: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. (Additional market resources).
  • Participate in matchmaking meetings with buyers, distributors, government officials and potential partners.
  • Hear from OEMs/primes about overseas projects and their supplier pipeline needs. Invited large primes include: General Dynamics Electric Boat, GE Wabtec, Equinor, KVH Industries, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems, Teledyne Marine, and Orsted
  • Learn how your minority/woman-owned business can leverage diversity certification as a tool to increase visibility to global companies looking to broaden their supply chains.
  • Understand how to do business with relevant U.S. government agencies (NOAA, BOEM, Coast Guard)

Registration Fee

  • $645 

STEP Grant funding from the Small Business Administration (SBA) may be available to cover the registration fee. For more information contact your state trade/economic development office. 

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Become a Discover Global Markets Sponsor

As a Discover Global Markets sponsor your organization will position itself as a leader in the international business community. Additionally, sponsors of Discover Global Markets: The Blue Economy will receive significant visibility in front of hundreds of attendees. Sponsorship opportunities are available at every level. For more information, contact Laura.Barmby@trade.gov.

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Why Attend Discover Global Markets?

Discover Global Markets - We Deliver Results!

Discover Global Markets business development forums bring international buyers, foreign ministries, and U.S. commercial diplomats all to one location where your firm will learn about market opportunities, the project pipeline and how to operationalize a strategy to bring increased export business to your firm.
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Highly Recommended
98% of attendees would recommend DGM to a friend or colleague.
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Matchmaking & Counseling
Our forums have involved 1,700 B2B Matchmaking Sessions with buyers and foreign Government officials and over 8,500 1-on-1 counseling sessions with U.S. Commercial Diplomats.
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Client Satisfaction
95% of DGM attendees said they had their objectives met.

Sponsorship Opportunities


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Become a Sponsor!

As a sponsor, your organization will position itself as a leader in the international business community. Sponsors of Discover Global Markets will receive significant visibility in front of hundreds of attendees from across the world.

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Previous Sponsors

Discover Global Markets sponsors have ranged from large corporations to smaller companies and spanned a wide range of industries and export service providers.

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