Press Release

Media Registration Open for 'Discover Global Markets: The Blue Economy’ Exporter Event

September 12, 2022
Contact: Office of Public Affairs

WASHINGTON – Members of the media are invited to register for the Discover Global Markets: The Blue Economy business development forum taking place September 20-22 in Providence, Rhode Island. This is the Commerce Department’s flagship event series for U.S. exporters, with this year’s theme focused on bolstering the international success of U.S. companies in the interwoven sectors of ocean science, marine renewables, maritime transportation, port technology and services, and more. 

The full program includes a dynamic mix of plenary sessions, topical roundtables, prescheduled one-on-one meetings with foreign buyers, distributors, government officials, and U.S. commercial diplomats based in more than 20 key markets around the globe. Plenary sessions on Wednesday, September 21, will include virtual keynote remarks from Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and a fireside chat between International Trade Administration Under Secretary Marisa Lago and NOAA Administrator Richard Spinrad, Ph.D.

Discover Global Markets: The Blue Economy Business Development Forum

Wednesday, September 21 (plenaries sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. ET through 1:25 p.m. ET; See agenda)

Omni Providence Hotel, 1 W Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903


  • Gina M. Raimondo, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce (virtual)
  • Marisa Lago, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
  • Richard Spinrad, Ph.D., Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator
  • See full list of event speakers and international delegates

Accredited journalists may register for the event free of charge by emailing


About the International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration (ITA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce is the premier resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace. ITA has more than 2,200 employees assisting U.S. exporters in more than 100 U.S. cities and 75 markets worldwide. For more information on ITA, visit

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