Events - 2017

  • Jan25

    2017 Complying with U.S. Export Controls Seminar
    Date: January 25-26, 2017
    4:30 p.m.
    Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
    5001 N. Scottsdale Road
    Scottsdale, AZ
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    This two-day program is led by the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know in order to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods.

     

  • Feb2

    Global Advantage Partners welcomes its first cohort of international companies and dedicates its new offices Global Advantage helps technology companies expand their markets and develop their products. We work with companies ranging from startups to large multi-national corporations.

    Date: February 2, 2017
    Time: 4 - 6:00 p.m.
    Location: UA Tech Park
    9070 S. Rita Road, Suite 1550
    Tucson, AZ

    The formal program will begin at 5:00 pm. The agenda will include a brief program overview and introduction of the new companies to the community

     

  • Feb9

    TTCA Steering Committee Meeting
    Date: February 9, 2017
    Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Location: Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)
    302 N. 1st Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ

    Agenda

    Materials:
         Border Liaison Unit Arizona-Sonora Partnership Supporting Commerce
         Cross-Border Connected Cities
         Port of Entry Inspections Process Improvements
         A Partnership For Innovation: Tucson, Centro Fox & Startup México
         Trump Transition Team Dialogue

  • Feb15

    SALEO Your Logistics Learning Connection
    Date: February 15, 2017
    Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Viscount Suites Hotel
    4855 E. Broadway Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ

    Member $25, Non-Member $30, Student $10
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    Alex Raptis, Director Transportation & Customs will be discussing Opportunities & Trends within our Global Supply Chain.

     

  • Feb16

    Discover Global Markets: Advanced Manufacturing 2017
    Date: February 16-17, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley
    5401 N. Scottsdale Road
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Register by December 16, 2016, to qualify for a reduced “Early Bird” rate of $375.00. Registrations received after December 16, 2016, will be $425.00 per person.

    Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the Arizona District Export Council for Discover Global Markets: Advanced Manufacturing. This conference brings together trade experts, industry professionals, and U.S. commercial diplomats via panels, one-on-one meetings and extensive networking to address opportunities and demand for advanced manufacturing. Your firm will leave this conference with the critical next steps needed to transform market potential to market success in markets of interest across the world.

     

  • Feb22

    International State of the Metro
    Date: February 22, 2017
    Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Location:DIRTT
    836 E University Drive
    Phoenix, AZ

    Event Details

    Mayor Greg Stanton is the keynote speaker at our 10th annual event, commenting on the "Hank Marshall global grading scale", and sharing news, challenges and opportunities for companies based in Phoenix metro.

    We're honored to kickoff the program with a synopsis by Hank Marshall, City of Phoenix, and presentations by regional international leaders from around the Metro including Phoenix and the cities of Surprise, Tempe and others.

    Thank you to DIRTT for hosting this special event!

    Food and spirits are included in this always fun, always educational event.

    Any questions, please contact Doug Bruhnke

     

  • Feb24

    2017 Trade Mission to South Africa
    Date: February 24, 2017
    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley
    5401 N. Scottsdale Road
    Scottsdale, AZ

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    Enterprise Florida-led mission will visit Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town

    MIAMI, Fla. (November 10, 2016) – Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) will lead a delegation on an Export Development Trade Mission to South Africa from February 24-March 4, 2017. Mission participants will participate in pre-screened business meetings, business intelligence briefings from the U.S. Embassy, and meet local government and private sector leaders, as well as attend networking events in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

    “South Africa is Florida’s largest market in Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President of International Trade & Development for EFI. “Florida is the closest state to South Africa, English is the primary business language spoken there, the infrastructure is solid, and banking and legal services are on par with any other foreign market. This mission provides great access to a market that may be new for many Florida small businesses, but it’s one that is perfectly positioned for success.”

     

  • March16

    Export Essentials Symposium
    Growing Minority and Women-owned Small Businesses

    Date: March 16, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Scottsdale Executive Office Park
    8655 East Via De Ventura, Suite F-163
    Scottsdale, AZ

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    98% of export companies are small businesses. Don’t limit your business’ growth by not exporting.

    Join the Export-Import Bank and the Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council to learn how to finance exports and grow your business internationally. At our event, we will discuss how your business can: find foreign buyers and international partners, access capital to finance your export sales, and reduce risk with export credit insurance.

     

  • March17

    Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program
    Deadline for Applying Date: March 17, 2017
    Time: 3:00 p.m.

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  • March23

    PHX Global Growth Tips
    Date: March 23, 2017

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  • March24

    ExporTech
    Date: March 24, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Location: Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)
    302 N. 1st Ave., Saguaro Room
    Phoenix, AZ

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  • April25

    Webinar: Managing the Hurdles of Global Expansion
    Date: April 25, 2017
    Time: 9:00- 10:00 a.m.
    Cost: Non-Member - $25
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  • April25

    State Rail Plan Stakeholder Workshop - Phoenix
    Date: April 25, 2017
    9 -11 a.m.
    ADOT Administration Building
    Board Conference Room
    206 S. 17th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85007

    The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is currently updating its State Rail Plan. The State Rail Plan, which is required of all states by the U.S. Congress, provides a framework for future rail improvement initiatives in Arizona. ADOT will be holding a series of workshops to obtain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for Arizona’s rail network from those who those who are directly involved in rail transportation as a carrier, shipper or public agency.

     

  • April26

    State Rail Plan Stakeholder Workshop - Tucson
    Date: April 26, 2017
    9 -11 a.m.
    ADOT Southcentral District Conference Room
    1221 S. 2nd Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is currently updating its State Rail Plan. The State Rail Plan, which is required of all states by the U.S. Congress, provides a framework for future rail improvement initiatives in Arizona. ADOT will be holding a series of workshops to obtain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for Arizona’s rail network from those who those who are directly involved in rail transportation as a carrier, shipper or public agency.

     

  • April27

    State Rail Plan Stakeholder Workshop - Flagstaff
    Date: April 27, 2017
    9 -11 a.m.
    Flagstaff Modular Training Room
    1901 S. Milton Road
    Flagstaff, AZ 86001

    The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is currently updating its State Rail Plan. The State Rail Plan, which is required of all states by the U.S. Congress, provides a framework for future rail improvement initiatives in Arizona. ADOT will be holding a series of workshops to obtain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for Arizona’s rail network from those who those who are directly involved in rail transportation as a carrier, shipper or public agency.

     

  • May4

    12th Annual International State of the State: Arizona's Global Future in Changing Times
    Luncheon with Governor Doug Ducey
    Date: May 4, 2017
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Location: Sheraton Grand Phoenix
    340 N. 3rd St.
    Phoenix, AZ
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    The 2017 International State of the State Luncheon, to be held at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix on May 4th, continues to build on the themes of international economic, business and political engagement between Arizona and the world. Please save the date for an insightful dialogue with Governor Doug Ducey at this year's International State of the State Luncheon hosted by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations.

     

  • May9

    Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance Steering Committee Meeting
    Date: May 9, 2017
    Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
    Location: Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
    201 N. Central Ave., 27th Floor, Phoenix, AZ

    A discussion centered on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), what is working and what could be amended particularly as it relates to trade and infrastructure.

    Materials:
         Speaker Bios
         Agenda
         Balanced Trade
         Buy America
         Some Assembly Required

     

  • May9

    North America Now 2017 Forum Series
    What's Next
    Date: May 9, 2017
    Time: 3 -6:30 p.m.
    Location: Sheraton Grand Resort
    340 N. Third Street
    Phoenix, AZ
    Cost: $50.00

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    Join us for an interactive and candid discussion required to advance the critically important relationship among the U.S., Mexico and Canada

    As a border state, Arizona needs to be a leader in ensuring that private and public sector actors understand current trends and challenges in the trilateral relationship. The forum will convene strategic partners, stakeholders, community leaders and elected officials for an interactive dialogue on how to elevate and support trade in our region.

     

  • May11

    New Challenges, Opportunities in Corss-Border Agricultural Trade

    Date: May 11, 2017
    Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Location: University of Arizona
    Downtown Campus
    44 N. Stone Avenue, Room 119
    Tucson, AZ
    Cost: Free of charge

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    Learn from Leading Experts on the Policies and Logistics of Bilateral Trade of Agricultural Products between the US and Mexico

    This Half-Day Seminar Is Designed to Address the Concerns of US and Mexican Suppliers of Agricultural Products in the Border Region.

     

  • May19

    Sun Corridor Edge 2017
    Date: May 19, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino
    5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
    Chandler, AZ
    Lunch will be provided at noon.

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  • May24

    2017 West Coast Trade Symposium
    Date: May 24-25, 2017
    Time: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Doubletree Resort
    Scottsdale, AZ

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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proud to announce that the 2017 West Coast Trade Symposium will be held on May 24-25, at the Double Tree Resort in, Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s theme is “Looking Ahead Together: What’s Next for Trade?”

     

  • May25

    Navigating the Turbulence and Choppy Seas of International Air & Ocean Shipping
    Date: May 25, 2017
    Time: 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

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    SPEAKERS: Byron Sink & Jeff Woods

    The international transportation of goods by air and sea has undergone significant changes in the past 12 to 24 months that have impacted (and continue to affect) U.S. imports and exports. OWIT-Phoenix is pleased to invite Kuehne+Nagel, one of the largest international freight forwarding firms in the world, to provide an in-depth update on these key developments and discuss what Arizona importers and exporters should expect in 2017.

    Topics will include:
         The “Hangover Effect” of the West Coast Port Strike
         The Hanjin Bankruptcy and the Trickle-Down Effect on Airfreight Capacity
         Capacity vs. Demand – Mitigating Issues and Avoiding Delays
         The Hong Kong Civil Administration Department’s Disruption in October and November
         The Shanghai Charter Band
         Chinese Carrier Flight Cancelations
         The Freighter-to-Passenger Ratio Change
         Statistics from Seabury | CASS | IATA

    Who should attend?
    Transportation and Logistics Professionals, Global Trade Compliance Professionals, Supply Chain Specialists, In-House Counsel, Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders & those involved in International Trade.

     

  • June1

    Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit
    At the Crossroads of Opportunity Save the Date
    Date: June 1-2, 2017
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  • June8

    Global Manufacturing and Growth Summit
    Date: June 8, 2017
    Time: 3:30 -6:00 p.m.
    Location: Global Chamber® Phoenix
    1475 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 200 Scottsdale, AZ

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    Special multi-metro seminar being held simultaneously in 6 locations with manufacturing, marketing and other executives discussing successes and challenges entering new markets and setting up facilities in other regions.