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  • Submitted on 23 March 2016

    Created on March 23, 2016
     

    Here are a couple of cheats for looking approachable without being too uncomfortable:

    1.    Wear good shoes: it sounds simple but it makes a huge difference and you won’t get caught doing the “trade show shuffle”

    2.    Upgrade to the premium carpet padding: your feet will thank you, and some buyers will stop by just to rest their aching feet

    3.    Get counter height tables and bar stools: instead of regular height tables and chairs, get a counter height table, drape it so you can’t see behind it, and lean against a bar stool.  You’ll look like you’re standing up and available, but you can surreptitiously rest your feet in between contacts.

    4.    Fake it ‘til you make it: smile through the pain during the lulls, and when you’re talking to an important client, you won’t even notice your aching feet!

  • Submitted on 15 March 2016

    Created on March 15, 2016
     

    As many of us know, Trade Shows can be a prime location to seal deals and make new connections. This is the first of a three part Tradeology blog series to help your business succeed at the next trade show. Stay tuned for part two.

    At the Show

    Anyone who has exhibited at one or more trade shows inevitably has a horror story to share: missing graphics, lost shipments, brochures lost in the mail, booths breaking during setup, etc.  While these are indeed terrible incidents, the real horror stories are those of companies from the United States traveling halfway around the world to exhibit at a trade show, spending $15,000 - $20,000 cash, plus countless employee hours…and then spending most of the show on their iPhone, or not taking the time after the show to properly follow-up on leads.

  • Submitted on 11 March 2016

    Created on March 11, 2016
     

    One of the larger trade categories, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Goods includes optical fibers, audio-video equipment, television reception apparatus, coaxial cable, and batteries, in addition to those items covered by the World Trade Organization's Information Technology Agreement, whose coverage was recently expanded to include over 200 new product categories. These items range from machines that bring the Internet into our homes; entertainment to our televisions, radios, and mobile devices; processing power to cash registers and point of sale systems; all the way to the crucial technologies needed to help teach children across the world.

    Technology plays a critical role in both economic growth and job creation in the United States.

  • Submitted on 11 March 2016

    Created on March 11, 2016
     

    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency will host three reverse trade missions this spring designed to introduce delegates from high-growth emerging markets to U.S. providers of energy storage solutions.

    The delegates include public and private sector officials from Jordan, South Africa, Brazil, Colombia, India, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. These countries are planning to make significant investments in energy storage solutions in order to provide affordable, reliable power to consumers and to integrate renewable energy onto their grids. The delegates aim to implement energy storage projects, purchase energy storage solutions and learn more about financing mechanisms and policies that support energy storage deployment.

  • Submitted on 10 March 2016

    Created on March 10, 2016
     

    The Phoenix MBDA Business Center in collaboration with the Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico - Baja California (SEDECO) bring you an exciting opportunity to visit key companies in Mexicali, make new connections, identify new opportunities and potential partners at the targeted business to business forum.

    FOCUS: AEROSPACE, MEDICAL DEVICES, AND ELECTRONICS. (Automotive tentative)

  • Submitted on 10 March 2016

    Created on March 10, 2016
     

    Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the South Florida District Export Council for Discover Global Markets: The Americas. This conference brings together trade experts, economists, industry professionals, and U.S. commercial diplomats via panels and executive meetings to address opportunities, challenges, and winning strategies across the region. 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 Western Hemisphere.

    Meet One-on-One with U.S. Commercial Diplomats:

    Whether to explore market opportunities or receive help in overcoming challenges, meet with U.S. commercial diplomats from throughout the Western Hemisphere to get your questions answered.

  • Submitted on 03 March 2016

    Created on March 3, 2016
     

    For more than 45 years, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) supported the economic growth of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) initially only through domestic operations. It was in 2003 that MBDA published its first export report titled Globalization and Minority-Owned Businesses in the United States: Assessment and Prospects.

    The report led to the creation of our Global Business Strategies, subsequent research on MBE exporters, and the 2012 release of an export fact sheet that took a closer look at the exceptional export capabilities of MBEs, which revealed that minority-owned firms are:

  • Submitted on 19 February 2016

    Created on February 19, 2016
     

    With Valentine's Day a recent memory and the Groundhog predicting an early end to winter, the focus of the American public turns to consumer goods; items such as jewelry for your loved one, recreational vehicles, or sports gear for the summer.

    It's no surprise that the world enjoys many of these items that are made in the United States, leather goods, contact lenses, footwear, sporting equipment and musical instruments are sought after across the world. In 2014, more than 10 states saw consumer goods exports to Asian countries exceed $50 million. These states were spread across the country. Both coasts, as well as the heartland were represented across the Asia-Pacific.

  • Submitted on 19 February 2016

    Created on February 19, 2016
     

    USA Partner Country status at Hannover Messe is an unparalleled opportunity for U.S. companies, research institutions, and economic development organizations to connect to the global industrial tech market.

    Join President Obama, Commerce Secretary Pritzker, and global business leaders at Hannover Messe to connect to your next potential customers, partners, and buyers!

    Secure your spot by Feb. 26! 

    Start your registration process now to ensure you can reserve space in the U.S. Pavilions.

    USA Partner Country: More Opportunity for Your Company

  • Submitted on 16 February 2016

    Created on February 16, 2016
     

    The following is a cross-post from Tradeology ITA's Blog, .

    A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining more than one hundred reporters at the Hannover Exhibition Center in Germany for the Press Preview for Hannover Messe 2016. Roughly 40 companies presented their latest products and innovations to representatives of media outlets from all over the world.  Journalists were not only eager to learn about new, cutting-edge technology, but also wanted to know what it means exactly for the United States to be the Partner Country for the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology.

    Select USA

    The United States is truly honored to be the Partner Country or, in German, Partnerland for the 2016 Hannover Messe, and I know that Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and President Obama are excited to be coming to Germany in late April.  And the whole team from the U.S. diplomatic mission in Germany is fully engaged in making certain that our partnership is an unparalleled success.

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