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April 2017

Clean Energy Summit Africa – in African Countries, Ghana

April 4 - April 5

Clean Energy Summit Africa is designed for project owners large and small to meet and win new business. Incorporating the 3rd annual Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa conference, the event will put solar at its core with breakouts sessions designed for pico to utility scale projects. We will also bring major financiers and investors, innovative micro-grid operators and large energy users to see how Africa’s power landscape is maturing. Government representatives are also invited to contribute to the debate…

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Global Dreams Workshop Series – Phoenix, AZ

April 5 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 11:30 am
GateWay Community College, 108 N 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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SIGN UP TODAY! - SERIES STARTS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Maricopa SBDC announces the Global Dreams Export Development Workshop Series! This five-part series will cover: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Session One – Are You Ready to Export Wednesday, April 19, 2017  Session Two – Product/Market Identification Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Session Three – Export Financing and Risk Management Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Session Four – Export Logistics Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Session Five – Graduation:  Share your plans and…

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ExporTech – First Session Starts on April 14th!

April 14
Maricopa Association of Governments, 302 North First Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003 United States
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What Is ExporTech? ExporTech is a nationally recognized program proven to help small and mid-sized companies boost their sales revenues via exports. in Arizona, the program is delivered by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) RevAZ Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, along with national partners. The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), which includes all of Maricopa County and parts of Pinal County, is cosponsoring this March 2017 June 2017 program - the 8th ExporTech program in Arizona, and the first regional program.…

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The Latest Updates in U.S. International Trade Policy – What U.S. Companies Need to Know for Successful Global Market Expansion Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona Business Law Section – Phoenix

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
McAuliffe CLE Center, 4201 N. 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266 United States
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The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona is hosting a seminar presented by Melissa Proctor on the latest developments in U.S. international trade and strategies that U.S. companies can employ to stay up-to-date and thrive in this fluid environment. Topics include: Trump Administration’s 2017 Trade Policy Agenda Renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) & potential impact on other Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) Border Adjustment Tax – what is it and will it come to…

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Gran Expo Empresarios Chihuahenses Preview Reception – Phoenix

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue, 320 E. Mc Dowell Rd. #320
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Managing the Hurdles of Global Expansion: Webinar

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Today, we will be discussing the hurdles of global expansion and approaches for effectively overcoming them! Details and registration

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May 2017

SBIR Road Tour Phoenix

May 5 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sheraton Grand Phoenix, 340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ United States
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SBIR Road Tour Phoenix

On ​May ​5, ​2017, ​individual ​program ​managers ​from ​the ​11 ​participating ​agencies ​representing ​$2.5 ​billion ​in ​early ​stage ​funding ​will ​participate ​in ​a ​one ​day ​event ​alongside ​technology ​entrepreneurs ​and ​state ​innovation ​ecosystem ​members. If ​you’re ​an ​innovator, ​entrepreneur, ​researcher, ​or ​small ​technology ​firm, ​don’t ​miss ​this ​opportunity. ​ Register ​Today ​in ​order ​to ​Reserve ​Your ​One-on-One ​Meeting ​with ​SBIR/STTR ​Program ​Managers ​from: Department ​of ​Agriculture ​(USDA) ​ Department ​of ​Energy ​(DOE) Department ​of ​Health ​and ​Human ​Services ​- ​National ​Institutes ​of ​Health ​(NIH) National ​Science ​Foundation ​(NSF) ​ Department ​of ​Defense ​- ​Air ​Force ​(USAF) Department ​of ​Defense ​- ​Department ​of ​Homeland ​Security ​(DHS) Department ​of ​Defense ​- ​Defense ​Advanced ​Research ​Projects ​Administration ​(DARPA) Department ​of ​Defense ​- ​Missile ​Defense ​Agency ​(MDA) Department ​of ​Defense ​- ​Navy ​(USN) Department ​of ​Defense ​- ​Special ​Operations ​Command ​(SOCOM) National ​Aeronautics ​and ​Space ​Administration ​(NASA) United ​States ​Patent ​and ​Trademark ​Office ​(USPTO) Other ​Agenda ​Highlights ​Include: Learn ​how ​to ​access ​local ​and ​state ​resources ​available ​to ​innovators, ​researchers, ​and ​technology ​entrepreneurs. SBIR ​Agencies ​Funding ​Priorities ​Overviews Engaging ​Panel ​Sessions: ​ Using ​SBIR ​to ​Seed ​Fund ​your ​Innovative ​Ideas Business ​with ​the ​Warfighter: ​Technology ​Alignment, ​Opportunities, ​and ​Funding ​(Defense ​focused) Inside ​the ​Head ​of ​an ​Evaluator: ​Lessons ​Learned ​and ​Common ​Mistakes Cost: ​$30 ​per ​person ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Groups ​of ​2+ ​are ​$15 ​each ​person ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​$35 ​per ​person ​the ​day ​of ​the ​event ​(registration ​will ​be ​on ​site)   REGISTER

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Trade Talks Exporting to China. World’s Biggest Market with Honorable Rep. Matt Salmon

May 5 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
ASBA’s Business Education Center, 4600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, 85034 United States
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Trade ​Trade ​Exporting ​to ​China. ​ ​This ​event ​is ​designed ​to ​provide ​participants ​with ​an ​overview ​of ​opportunities ​available ​for ​AZ ​businesses ​interested ​in ​exporting ​to ​China. ​ ​ Market Keynote Speaker: Honorable Rep. Matt Salmon Vice-President, Government Affairs, ASU Former US Congressman, Leader of numerous Delegations to China; Fluent in Mandarin Moderator: Mr. Gunnar Lars Light Vice-Chair, Arizona District Export Council, Managing Partner, Global G Group Expert Panel: Expert group of AZ Exporters from a diverse set of industries: High Tech, Agriculture, Aerospace, Satellite, Media, Education, Cosmetics, Telecom, Global Supply Chain, E-Commerce, Mining, others. Lee Benson, CEO Able Aerospace Jason Schrott, VP ELS-Berlitz (China) Tim Tobin, Pres &…

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North America Now:What’s Next?

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sheraton Grand Phoenix, 340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ United States
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Join us for an interactive and candid discussion required to advance the critically important relationship among the U.S., Mexico and Canada As a border state, Arizona needs to be a leader in ensuring that private and public sector actors understand current trends and challenges in the trilateral relationship. The forum will convene strategic partners, stakeholders, community leaders and elected officials for an interactive dialogue on how to elevate and support trade in our region. REGISTER

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MPEXA Export Explore & Challenge Launch Event – Phoenix

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Galvanize, 515 East Grant Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Are you looking for new ways to grow sales? Learn about how you can access more than $100,000 in grants and services to help you reach new global markets faster. Join us for the unveiling of two new export assistance programs aimed at making small and midsized companies in Greater Phoenix grow! The event will feature Mayor Greg Stanton, a panel discussion of business leaders moderated by Ray Schey, Publisher, Phoenix Business Journal, and opening remarks by Curtis Reed, JPMorgan…

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