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.org 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.

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)

Join Sacramento State University for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) – a week long celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship that takes place in ecosystems around the globe. Sacramento State, in partnership with Western Health Advantage, is excited to bring a full-week of events, activities, competitions, and networking focused on innovation & entrepreneurship. Check out the events scheduled throughout the week of November 16-20.

#FacesOfExchange: Building Strategic Power through Exchanges

The U.S. Department of State has numerous international exchange programs that help achieve U.S. foreign policy goals. This interactive virtual session will provide international relations students, interns, and foreign affairs professionals an in-depth understanding of the role of exchange programs in global power dynamics and strategic power and offer networking opportunities with foreign affairs related organizations. For more information, click here: https://eca.state.gov/ivlp/about-ivlp/building-strategic-power-through-exchanges

National Maritime Day Ceremony

National Maritime Day, May 22nd, is our day! Our council ceremony with attendees of the former the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veterans will again be in Sacramento. We will read the 2019 presidential proclamation. For those interested, lunch will follow in Old Sacramento. Tickets or reservations are not necessary.

Go Global Webinar Series – Manage Challenges

The U.S. Census Bureau provides valuable resources and training on understanding the Foreign Trade Regulations, classifying your commodities, filing export information, and utilizing international trade data.

Part 4 – Manage Challenges: How do I keep my product from being copied or pirated? How do I protect my brand? What if my product is held up at customs or blocked? Learn how to protect your intellectual property, get quick help from our U.S. embassies, and get the government behind
resolving unfair trade barriers.

May 30 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT / 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

Go Global Webinar Series – Prepare to Ship

The U.S. Census Bureau provides valuable resources and training on understanding the Foreign Trade Regulations, classifying your commodities, filing export information, and utilizing international trade data.

Part 3 – Prepare to Ship: How do I follow all the rules? What does it look like to sell abroad? How do I ensure a nice profit? Learn about the key U.S. regulations you need to abide by, tips for smooth shipping, and getting ahead of foreign market standards or requirements.

May 23 – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT / 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT