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Accessing International Markets Virtually Webinar Series
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Middle East

Accessing International Markets Virtually – UAE

October 1, 2020

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been the top U.S. export market in the Middle East North Africa region for the last 10 years and a critical regional hub for 1,500 American companies doing business throughout the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. 

Speaker: 
Anne Jafery, Managing Partner, Channels Business Solutions

COVID-19 World Webinar Series
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Africa

Emerging Markets: Post-COVID-19 Trends and Directions in Africa

June 26, 2020

Emerging markets are now over half of the world economy and Africa is increasing relative to this. The global economic meltdown has highlighted Africa’s status as the next big market poised for unprecedented growth in the coming years. Emerging markets are now over half of the world economy and Africa is increasing relative to this. Innovation is more and more coming from emerging markets, so it is key to be tied in intellectually / analytically. Learn how to access the growing emerging markets of Africa.

Africa is a big space to cover, and there is a presence for Virginia all across the continent.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • Insights into Emerging Markets: Post-COVID-19 Trends and Directions
  • Africa – overall directions
  • Southern Africa (see below for key sectors)
  • East Africa (see below for key sectors)
  • West Africa (see below for key sectors)

Key sectors: Healthcare, ICT / IT, Manufacturing, Mining Equipment, Agricultural Technology, & Chemicals

We have partnered with Zurcom International to learn more.

Speakers:

  • Richard Zurba – Director
  • Additional regional Zurcom staff
COVID-19 World Webinar Series
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Europe

Impact of COVID-19 on the European Market

June 19, 2020

In Europe, Covid-19 has disrupted supply chains, workforces, and key sectors, leaving governments to take varying approaches to recovery. Manufacturing, retail, and automotive industries look to be among those most affected. However, food and beverage, life sciences, financial services, and innovative industries still have the potential for success.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • The current environment in Europe, and the recovery plan for the top European trading markets
  • Trends, opportunities, and challenges for key sectors in the world of COVID-19
  • Industries that have the potential for success
  • Implications of COVID-19 on export of goods and services
  • The future of international trade in a post-COVID-19 world

We have partnered with OCO Global to learn more.

Speaker:

  • Colm Reilly, Associate Director
COVID-19 World Webinar Series
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Export Control Risks in Turbulent Times

June 12, 2020

Listen to the experts at CTP for a briefing on export control basics and new compliance concerns. Compliance concerns are mounting in this new trade environment with COVID concerns, sanctions, regulatory reforms, trade tensions, and uncertain controls on emerging technologies.

  • Dual Use vs. Military Controls vs. Sanctions
  • Licensing Basics: Electronic Systems, Exceptions & Exemptions
  • Essential Policies & Procedures (Export Compliance System)
  • Unique Risks Involving Technology Transfer
  • Overcoming Internal & External Transitions
  • COVID Issues
  • Export Control Reform
  • Emerging & Foundational Technologies
  • Trade Tensions: Sanctions & Tightening Regs
  • Questions & Answers

We have partnered with Commonwealth Trading Partners to learn more.

Presenters:

  • Rick Phipps – Director of Compliance Services
  • Chalinee Tinaves – Legal/Regulatory Specialist
  • John Sturtevant – ITAR/EAR Advisor
COVID-19 World Webinar Series
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Trade Shows: What Will They Look Like Going Forward

June 5, 2020

The trade show industry has been rocked by COVID-19. Shows are being postponed and canceled worldwide. What does the future look like as far as trade shows are concerned? Will they be able to survive this pandemic? Will they go virtual?

We have partnered with Reed Exhibitions to learn more.

Presenters:

  • Taryn DeGray, Export Development Executive
  • InfoSecurity Europe 2020 show staff
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Asia Pacific

Looking Forward as Markets Re-Open: A Look at Australia & New Zealand

May 29, 2020

Australia and New Zealand have weathered the crisis relatively well compared to other nations. Lock down restrictions are being reduced for people and businesses to help speed up a return to “normal”.

The IMF have forecast that the Australian and New Zealand economies will see rebounds in growth in 2021 ( +6.7% Aus and +5.9% New Zealand) and we are seeing evidence of Federal and State governments increasing and fast-tracking initiatives and spending to help stimulate the economy.

As a way of example:

  • The federal government has announced that they remain committed to delivering its planned $100B AUD ($65B USD), 10-year infrastructure pipeline;
  • Australia’s largest State (New South Wales) has started to fast-track construction & building projects whilst also investing $44M USD in urban public infrastructure directly. Since January 2020 they have approved 142 major projects injecting $2.5B USD into the economy;
  • Six new patrol boats will be built under a fast-tracked $228M USD defence project; and
  • The Australian Government is investing heavily in its Advanced Manufacturing capabilities with an emphasis on health, defence, and cyber.

Both Australia and New Zealand are also very heavily reliant on imports and are actively seeking greater geographical diversification in their supply chains to protect and grow their businesses. With the U.S. a trusted trading partner this could open new opportunities for Virginia exporters.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • The current environment in Australia and New Zealand – how we have weathered the crisis and why the economies are expected to bounce back
  • What data you should gathering to help you select and prioritize key overseas markets
  • What has changed in our environment and in the mind-set of potential customers
  • Sectors of opportunity including: Defence and Security, ICT, Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Equipment, Agriculture, Health
  • Tips on how to assess the Australian market and engage with current and future Australian partners/customers

We have partnered with Foley & Associates to learn more.

Presenters:

  • Angela Foley, Managing Director
  • Jenny O’Sullivan, Senior Advisor – International Trade & Investment