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Making Global Markets Accessible
Join the U.S. Commercial Service for Making Global Markets Accessible, Your Ultimate Export Toolkit - a series of engaging sessions to help U.S. companies become better exporters and explore potential international markets.


Making Global Markets Accessible

Making Global Markets Accessible, Your Ultimate Export Toolkit

Thursday, November 3, 2022


Gather virtually with other U.S. companies focused on defining and refining their international business opportunities and strategies. Hear from a diverse panel of experts on key exporting topics, including:

  • Export Strategy Development
  • Resources for Accessing Export Assistance
  • Supply Chain Resiliency and Diversity

Participating companies can customize their experience through breakout sessions on:

  • Service exports
  • E-Commerce and digital strategy
  • U.S. Export Controls
  • Intercultural Communication

Additionally, participants can schedule one-on-one meetings with industry & market specialists from U.S. embassies and consulates from select regions around the world to discuss your individual prospects in their respective markets.

Our Speakers:  Making Global Markets Accessible will feature international business experts from the U.S. Commercial Service and our business partners including representatives from Minority, Women, LGBTQ+ and Rural-owned businesses.

Who Should Attend?  Representatives from U.S. companies who would like to explore new international market opportunities, optimize their company’s approach to international to become a better exporting company, and find new resources to be more competitive in international markets.

Making Global Markets Accessible Details

When: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (subject to change)
Where: Virtual


Please contact Leslie Drake at for any questions.


Thursday November  3

Time (EST)


Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

10:00 a.m.

Welcome + Why Export? (15 min)



10:15 a.m.

My First Sale - Client Story (15 min)



10:30 a.m.

Global Trends in Service Exports (1 hr)

Global Industry Opportunities (Energy, Education, Environmental, Safety/Security, Design/Construction)


11:30 a.m.

Product + Service Overview (15 min)



11:45 p.m.

Break (30 min)



12:15 p.m.

Build (or Refine) Your 30 Second Elevator Pitch (45 min)

Intercultural Communication

Global Industry Opportunities (Healthcare, Cosmetics, Aerospace/Defense, Automotive, Agriculture)

1:00 p.m.

Supply Chain Resiliency Panel (45 min)

Access to Capital & Trade Finance


1:45 p.m.

How to Screen Your New Business Partner Panel (45 min)

Preparing Quotations and Incoterms


2:30 p.m.

E-Commerce and Digital Strategy (1 hr)

Export Controls


3:30 p.m.

Break (15 min)



3:45 p.m..

Peer to Peer and Speaker One-on-Ones

 W. Hemisphere One-on-Ones


5:00 p.m.





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Meet with

  • Other U.S. businesses
  • Featured export speakers
  • Commercial Specialists from Western Hemisphere and Europe

*Meeting platform will open soon.

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