SME Manufacturing Expo

The key to manufacturing excellence is through networking, facilitating regional commerce, and supporting industry trends and standards. Join the region’s first manufacturing and supply chain expo. Meet dozens of high-quality American suppliers of products, parts, and manufacturing services. From design and prototypes to production, finishing and assembly, make the manufacturing connections you need to increase your bottom line. There’s something for everyone to learn, discover, and enjoy. Join us at the SME Manufacturing Expo and start connecting with industry experts and businesses just like yours.

Business Growth Opportunities by Expanding to International Markets

Opportunities are ripe to grow your business through global trade. International business is a way to source what your company needs and to find new markets or customers.

How do I get started in international trade?
What are the fundamentals of importing and exporting?
What resources are available to help me?
Learn how companies have successfully taken that next step to grow their business through international trade.

Join NAWBO-SFBA for an online discussion with the World Trade Center Northern California to learn about how you and your business could benefit from pivoting to an international market.

UK-US Trade and Security: Addressing Our Shared Challenges

To mark World Trade Month 2021, the British Consulates in San Francisco and Los Angeles are convening experts, policy-makers, and businesses to discuss the most pressing issues in global trade. The panel will give remarks covering the UK and US perspectives on global challenges, from the resilience of supply chains, to trade with China, to working together to safeguard and reform the global trading system.

WTC Denver Presents “World Trade Day 2021: Digital Globalization”

Celebrating the 48th annual World Trade Month, our partner World Trade Center Denver will host “World Trade Day: Digital Globalization” on May 20-21, 2021, from 10:00 am to Noon PT each day. This year’s theme is Digital Globalization and how technology is helping to accelerate connections, transparency, and trade. Learn from experts how to jump-start your business, mitigate risk, and leverage the latest technology to boost your global operations.

This interactive virtual conference features many unique opportunities to learn from industry and thought leaders, and several ways you can connect and network with other attendees.

CITC Presents “Virtual Trade Mission Preparation and eTrade Readiness” Workshop

This two-hour virtual event hosted and presented by the California International Trade Center (CITC) will help prepare SMEs in identifying and leveraging virtual trade missions to benefit their eCommerce operations overseas. Partners and presenters include the US Commercial Service, SBA Export, EXIM Bank, and the Long Beach City Chamber of Commerce.

HERstory in the Making

Our affiliate partner, NAWBO is hosting a free virtual summit for women powering big dreams (that’s YOU). HERstory in the Making will allow you to connect and grow with women business owners from around the world. World Trade Center Northern California is pleased to promote this event in honor of Women’s History Month. Plan to join us to expand your world.

Rural Regions Connect Virtual Conference

The Rural Regions Rising Virtual Conference connects California Rural Region businesses to leading experts in top California industries to help them to capitalize on disruptions and transformations that begun in 2020 and accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the conference to provide key information to assist with the business decision-making process, deliver sound advice on how to leverage new opportunities, and provide direct access to state, federal and international business services.

Export Compliance, Obligations & Risk Mitigation

Learn how to identify your obligations under the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and to better understand how to mitigate export risk through the development of an Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP). Recommended for export compliance personnel and businesses that export, but currently do not have a system in place to manage their compliance with the regulations.

Details include the risks and repercussions of violating the EAR, deemed export licensing requirements, the importance of recognizing and dealing with Red Flags, how to manage an inquiry from the BIS, groundwork for developing an EMCP tailored to a company’s specific operations and activities. Presented by our partner, World Trade Center Denver. Please contact Diane Lydon, dlydon@norcalwtc.itulstaging.com to ask about a training course discount.

An Intro to Trade Finance: Compete and Win Sales with EXIM’s Risk Protection and Access to Cash

Looking for effective solutions to help your company grow revenue in 2021? Explore international sales as a thriving opportunity to gain access to 95% of consumer buying outside of the United States. Join the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) and California Chamber of Commerce to discover proven export strategies that minimize risk and programs to support fair and equitable market access.

International Education Week

International Education Week (November 16-20, 2020) is a national week of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. At UC Davis, International Education Week often brings opportunities for students, staff and faculty to explore international programming such as: global learning events, across campus, for connecting with students, scholars, and families; information sessions for Study Abroad and workshops for grant writing for international field work; and film previews and discussions.