Dear Colleagues --
Today we received and now forward a note from Charlie Rast at the U.S. Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration. We have known and worked with Charlie for many years. He has forwarded the announcement of complimentary programs and exhibitor consultations that will be available through the U.S. Commercial Service at Expo West.
For those of you interested in international export, we highly recommend signing up for one-on-one consultations for the listed countries of interest as well as the other education programs being offered.
UNPA works very closely with the USCS and has great respect for their work and results.
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From: Charlie Rast <Charlie.Rast@trade.gov>
Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 2:20 PM
Subject: FW: Natural Products Expo West 2020 - U.S. Commercial Service programs & services
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
I hope all’s well. I received the below from a colleague with our Commercial Service regarding U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service programs and services that will be offered at the Natural Products West Show 2020 for U.S. exhibitors. Please feel free to share with any UNPA members exhibiting at the show who you think may be interested.
All the best,
International Trade Specialist
Office of Consumer Goods
Industry & Analysis
U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration
(202) 482-4034, firstname.lastname@example.org
In cooperation with New Hope Network, the U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service is pleased to offer these complimentary programs to help export-ready U.S. exhibitors at Natural Products Expo West 2020 (NPEW) develop and increase their international sales. U.S. exhibitors can choose to participate in one or all the programs. Advance registration is required to request meetings with U.S. Commercial Service Industry Specialists, SBA, and EXIM Bank!
B2G (Showtime) Counseling for International Market Opportunities and Export Finance: Schedule one-on-one meetings with in-country U.S. Commercial Service Industry Specialists to learn about market conditions, regulations, distribution channels, sales opportunities, etc. These Specialists are your U.S. government representatives and business advocates working out of the commercial section of the U.S. Embassy in their country. SBA and EXIM bank representatives will also be available for meetings. Meetings will take place during show hours March 3-7 in your booth. Meetings available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Click here or the link below for more information and to register.
To Register, visit: https://connect.eventtia.com/en/dmz/npew2020
Industry Specialists from the following countries are scheduled to be available at NPEW 2020 for one-on-one meetings (list subject to change without advance notice) :
Sign up now to request meetings! Upon registration, we will also share your profile with international buyers our Specialists are escorting to the show. This may result in additional targeted international sales leads for your company.
This complimentary program is open only to export-ready U.S. exhibitors whose products/services are at least 51% U.S. content. Please note that meetings are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.
Global Export Seminar Series: participate in a five-part seminar series addressing export oriented topics such as digital strategies for international eCommerce, growing international market opportunities for U.S. organic products, developments and opportunities in the Canadian and Mexican natural products market, and best practices in export shipping, documentation and compliance. The GES is free to attend with an NPEW attendee or exhibitor pass, and will take place on Wednesday, March 3th from 11:30am-5:30pm at the Global Resource Center, Room 204C in the Anaheim Convention Center. Please visit https://www.expowest.com/en/events-education/schedule.html for details on these U.S. export-focused seminars. No advance registration needed. Come to the Global Resource Center on Wednesday, March 3th from 11:30am-5:30pm. Arrive early as it has been standing room only in past years. For additional information, please contact Allan Christian, Allan.Christian@trade.gov
Thank you and best wishes for a successful NPEW!