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July 1, 2020
Africa’s economic position is set to advance in the coming years as African economies are growing at a rate higher than the global average. South Africa is the 34th largest export economy in the world and the 47th most complex economy. South Africa is the second largest economy in Africa, and enjoys relative macroeconomic stability and a largely pro-business environment, making it an attractive option for Virginia companies seeking to enter the Sub-Saharan Africa marketplace. Tanzania’s economic performance showcases a high rate of growth and a low rate of inflation over the past five years.
African countries provide an ideal growth environment for healthcare companies. The African healthcare sector is poised to become the second largest, after North America, valued at $259 billion by 2030. It provides opportunities in various subsectors, ranging from medical devices and pharmaceuticals, to digital health, health services and infrastructure, and skills development and training.
This report examines the Healthcare market in South Africa and Tanzania, as well as market opportunities and key players.
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.
- Richard Zurba – Director
- Additional regional Zurcom staff
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.
- Colm Reilly, Associate Director
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.
- Rick Phipps – Director of Compliance Services
- Chalinee Tinaves – Legal/Regulatory Specialist
- John Sturtevant – ITAR/EAR Advisor
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.
- Taryn DeGray, Export Development Executive
- InfoSecurity Europe 2020 show staff
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.
- Angela Foley, Managing Director
- Jenny O’Sullivan, Senior Advisor – International Trade & Investment