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JANUARY 2014


Intellectual Property Conference

WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TO ENSURE YOUR SUCCESS AS A BUSINESS
Open Discussion with USPTO Experts & with Crowell & Moring Attorneys

Jan 22, 2014

Location:
Crowell & Moring LLP
3 Park Plaza, 20th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614-8505

Time: 7:30AM-4:00PM
Cost: $85.00
MCLE credits: 6 hours (requested for approval)

This conference will cover patents, trademarks, the Madrid Protocol, IP issues on the internet, Commercialization of Your IP, and include an interactive discussion with Crowll& Moring Legal Tam as well as an open discussion and 1-1 consultations with USPTO and/or Crowell & Moring Attorneys. (Pre-registration required).

QUESTIONS: Please contact Jason Sproule with any questions. Tel: (949) 660-7105, Email: Jason.Sproule@trade.gov

Details..

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FEBRUARY 2014


Learn the Ins and Outs of Exporting to Brazil


Expand your knowledge on Brazil
- Learn about Brazil market opportunities
- Hear best practices from successful exporters & trade transaction protection
- Understand regulatory requirements & clearance regimes
- Keynote Address: Ambassador Bruno Bath, Consul General of Brazil, Los Angeles


Wednesday, February 19, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club
25291 Vista Del Verde
Coto de Caza, California 92679
United States

Details..

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MARCH 2014


NOTICE Regarding this Event:
Regrettably, we have had to postpone our program until sometime in May. We will announce the new date in due course. If you have paid for registration, please CLICK HERE! to contact us via the registration page and let us know whether you wish a refund, or prefer that we hold your reservation for the May date.

We regret any inconvenience this may have caused you, and hope you will be free to participate with us in May.

YOUR GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES
- Second in a Series of Programs on
"Hot Global Markets”


Hear from experts from the following regions/countries with valuable insights

- Mexico: Opportunities and challenges with our top trading partner
- Arab Gulf region: conducting business, finding new opportunities
- Hong Kong: Both a market and a gateway to the Far East
- Export-Import Bank of the United States: your partner for Export finance

Fee: $30 to attend (free for CLU students) price includes breakfast and lunch

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)

Location:
California Lutheran University (CLU)
Lundring Events Center
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
CLU Campus Map


To Register,
Click Here!

Details..

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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APRIL 2014

ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS OUTLOOK (APBO) CONFERENCE

April 7-8, 2014, Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

SPECIAL PRICING FOR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CLIENTS

Registration: $849.00* (after March 4, 2014)

Early Bird Registration: $699.00* (until March 4, 2014)
NGOs, Govt., Educational Rate, District Export Council Members: $599.00 (until March 4, 2014)

*USDOC Referral Code: USCSglobal14 (Please be sure to submit this code when registering.)

The Asia / Pacific Business Outlook, hosted by the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, with the full support of the U.S. Commercial Service, is the longest running, most successful regional conference of its kind focusing specifically on Asian markets. This conference has made a difference for U.S. exporters, and has become the premier U.S. commercial trade event focusing on the Asia / Pacific region.

APBO 2014 brings the experts closer to you. It is a very rare opportunity for U.S. exporters to meet with Senior Commercial Officers (SCOs) from throughout the East Asia Pacific region and India, as well as Burma, Russia, Brazil, and Mexico at one venue. The SCOs from American embassies, consulates and institutes in Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam will speak in small-group workshops.

Details..

To Register, Click Here!

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APRIL 2014


Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Driving Demand for Southern California Goods & Services
Learn How to Grow Your Business with the Arab World !


April 9, 2014
Intercontinental Hotel
2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Details..

To Register, Click Here!

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APRIL 2014


Bureau of Industry & Security - BIS Export Control Reform (ECR) Course

This one day course is designed to provide in-depth exposure to core elements of the Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative and focus on new compliance requirements.

Who should attend?
This course is for exporters who now will be able to support U.S. military items without incurring International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) liability and to defense exporters with relatively limited exposure to the regulatory requirements of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

About the Instructors

- The instructors are experienced export policy specialists, and enforcement personnel from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and other federal agencies.

- The regulatory, compliance, and engineering officers will provide training on the key elements ranging from licensing issues to "specially designed" and license exceptions such as use of the Strategic Trade Authorization.

- The instructors will be available throughout the seminar to answer your questions.

April 15, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

Sheraton Gateway Hotel Los Angeles
6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Details..

To Register, Click Here!

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MAY 2014



GO GLOBAL: ACHIEVING YOUR GROWTH GOALS


Wednesday, May 7
8 a.m.-noon
(breakfast and networking at 8, program at 8:30)
The Grammy Museum
800 W. Olympic Blvd. #245
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Details..

To Register, Click Here!

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MAY 2014



GO GLOBAL: ACHIEVING YOUR GROWTH GOALS


Wednesday, May 21
8 a.m.-noon
(breakfast and networking at 8, program at 8:30)
Ontario Convention Center
2000 East Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764

Details..

To Register, Click Here!

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JUNE 2014


The Premier Europe Business Event in 2014!
Meet Business Leaders from London to Moscow!


Date: June 3-4, 2014

Location:
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Downtown
333 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA

Join the U.S. Commercial Service & the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce for the premier Europe-focused event of the year!

This event will include high-ranking U.S. government officials, visiting U.S. commercial diplomats & international business leaders.

What to Expect:

- Private business consultations with U.S. commercial diplomats for Europe, Turkey, and Russia
- Dynamic market exploration sessions
- Multiple networking opportunities
- Insight from high-profile keynote speakers

Details..

To Register, Click Here!

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JUNE 2014


GLOBALIZATION
IMPACTS & BENEFITS FOR CENTRAL COAST FIRMS


Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 10:30 am- 2:30 p.m.

Location: Santa Maria Inn, Santa Maria - Lunch Included

Keynote: Richard Swanson, Network Director
U.S. Foreign & Commercial Service, International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce, Pacific South Region

Safely & Successfully Start or Grow
Your Company’s International Business

Are You Thinking about Exporting But Don’t Know Where to Start? Already Exporting but Facing Logistics, Finance, Legal or Marketing Challenges?
A Forum/Match-Making Session with Experts - Get Questions Answered!

Details..

To Register, Click Here!

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AUGUST 2014


Bureau of Industry & Security - BIS Export Regulation Course

This two-day program is led by BIS's 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 to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods.

The workshop will explain:

- The scope of the Export Administration Regulations.
- How to determine the export licensing requirements for your product.
- When you may export without applying for a license.
- What an Export Management Compliance Program (“EMCP”) is, and how it can help meet your regulatory responsibilities.
- What the Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative is, and how it affects you.

August 6-7, 2014
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045
United States
(310) 642-1111
Phone: 949-660-1688

Details..

To Register, Click Here!

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African Global Economic and Development (AGED) Summit
The Business To Business Event of the Year, Where You can Connect to the Continent of Africa!

Date: August 7th - 9th, 2014

Opening Ceremony & VIP Reception
August 6, 2014 at the African American Museum

Location:
University of Southern California USC
3620 McClintock Avenue
Hedco Auditorium - Seeley G. Mudd Building
Entrance 6 - Vermont Avenue at 36th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Contact
Mary Flowers
Global Green Development Group
1 909-396-5141
Info@GGDGNow.com

Who Should Attend?
All businesses who are looking to expand globally, exporters and importers of goods & services, technology providers, contractors, developers, equipment suppliers, miners, agri-businesses, investors, banks & financiers, students and government.

Details..

To Register, Click Here!

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VINTNERS’ EXPORT SYMPOSIUM

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
555 McMurray Road, Buellton, CA
NETWORKING, WINE TASTING & LIGHT LUNCH |12:30PM-2:00PM
6200 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos, CA 93441

Details.. / Agenda

To Register, Click Here!

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Trade Connect Export Workshop Coming to USC
Your Partner in Building Business Successes in the Garment, Fashion, Health & Beauty Industries

Featured Speaker:
Curren D. Price, Jr. Council Member Council District 9

Experts from:
- Trade Development, Port of Los Angeles
- U.S. Department of Commerce
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- Export-Import Bank of the United States
- L.A. Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association
- Minority Business Development Agency
- USC MBDA Bridges to Business Success Program
- Los Angeles SBDC Lead Center

August 26, 2014
1:30.p.m. t:o 5:00 p.m.
Galen Center—Founders Room
3400 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

To Register, Click Here!

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SEPTEMBER 2014


Trade Connect Export Workshop
Global Growth – Compete, Win, and Grow Your Business through Exporting

Tuesday September 23, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM PDT
Rancho Santiago Community College District 
2323 N Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706


Free Admission to all DEC members, courtesy of SBDC (Orange County).

To Register, Click Here!

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NOVEMBER 2014

Food and Agriculture Conference on Export Opportunities
California Inland Empire District Export Council (CIEDEC)
Monday, November 10, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)
Indio, CA

Join us to learn about International opporunities. Under the Rural Export Initiative, California Inland Empire District Export Council (CIEDEC) and Cabazon Band of Mission Indians in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is hosting the 1st quarterly Food and Agriculture Conference in Indio California. It is a conference for the food and agriculture industries along with related services and equipment. Topics will cover everything from getting started, logistics and trade barriers to banking and government resources. Join us as we push to GROWING LOCALLY and together EXPANDING GLOBALLY.

To Register, Click Here!

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DECEMBER 2014


Trade Connect Free Export Workshop on Internet Export Marketing

LEARN HOW TO:
ESTABLISH EFFECTIVE BRANDING ONLINE
O website optimization – establishing your brand identity
O localization of content and translation tools
O search engine optimization strategies

DEVELOP HIGH IMPACT INTERNET ADVERTISING STRATEGIES
O develop a Google Ad-Word campaign
O create an effective blog(s)
O participate in virtual events- webinars, trade fairs, other
O evaluate and measure results

IDENTIFY KEY INTERNET RESEARCH TOOLS
O finding buyers, agents, importers- developing trade contacts
O identifying best markets and new opportunities
O effective competitive benchmarking strategies

December 09, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
Los Angeles City Hall
Tom Bradley Tower, 26th Floor
200 North Spring Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

FLYER

To Register, Click Here!

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