Free Webinar on the Education Landscapes in Nigeria and Ghana

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Register for Free Webinar on the Education Landscapes in Nigeria and Ghana

Tuesday, May 9th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Overview
Is your school interested in recruiting more students from Sub-Sahara Africa? If you seek to diversify your student body, increase enrollment and want more information about how to connect with students from West Africa, this webinar is for you.

Webinar Information
Learn from the US Commercial Service and EducationUSA specialists about higher education systems, current market trends and typical student profiles from Nigeria and Ghana.

Find out what opportunities are available for U.S higher education institutions, including the upcoming Education Recruitment Tours to Nigeria and Ghana in September 2017.

Why Nigeria?
This market is the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms of the economy and the population. One-fifth of Nigeria’s population is between the ages of 15 and 24, creating significant demand for higher education opportunities. As the demand cannot be met domestically, students are searching for international opportunities. Education fairs will be held in both Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria.

Why Ghana?
Ghana has experienced a decade of sustained economic growth, and its education expenditure relative to income is double the average for the African continent. These factors, coupled with the fact that English is the primary language of instruction, sets Ghana as the second largest sender of students to the United States. U.S. schools will participate in an education fair in Accra, in addition briefings, meetings, and networking events.

Buy American, Hire American

On Tuesday, April 18th, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order aimed at strengthening and enforcing his “Buy American, Hire American” agenda.

President Trump visited Snap-on Tools in Kenosha, WI to tour the facility and deliver remarks highlighting his Administration’s commitment to helping American workers. The President told those in attendance, “I am proud to announce that we are about to take bold new steps to follow through on my pledge to buy American and hire American.”

The President’s Executive Order sends a clear message to the world, that his presidency will always defend American workers, American jobs, and American interests. Speaking to the many Wisconsin residents and Snap-on Tools employees, President Trump declared that “the policy of our government is to promote the use of American-made goods and to help ensure that American labor is hired to do the job.”

The President was joined by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Senator Ron Johnson, and his Chief of Staff and Kenosha native Reince Priebus. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Education Secretary DeVos also joined the President at Snap-on Tools.

President Trump is committed to fighting for American workers all across the country, and this Executive Order is one more step toward fulfilling that commitment. “We believe American projects should be made with American goods.”

2017 FIME International Medical Trade Fair – Florida

AUGUST 8-10, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PMORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER, ORLANDO, FLORIDA

The Florida International Medical Expo – FIME – now in its 27th year is the largest medical trade fair across the Americas.

The exhibition will welcome over 22,000 medical and trade professionals from North, Central and South America, as well as international professionals to do business with 1,500+ national and international companies showcasing new and refurbished medical and hospital equipment, technology, products and supplies.

Alongside the exhibition, FIME 2017 also introduces:

Dealer & Distributor Wall
A dedicated wall onsite and now an online, digital platform offering dealers / distributors / agents the opportunity to publicise the products / services they are seeking, with their contact info. Exhibitors in possession of the products / services sought after can then get in touch directly to arrange a meeting onsite.

MEDLAB Americas
Welcoming MEDLAB to FIME, a proven successful exhibition and conference model on an international scale. With year-on-year growth within the MEDLAB portfolio, from the Middle East, to Asia and Africa, MEDLAB Americas comes into play to satisfy the incessant demand for a broad medical laboratory expo in the Americas.

CME-accredited Conferences
Offering 3 multi-disciplinary conference tracks in the field of laboratory medicine and diagnostics, focusing specifically on Clinical Microbiology, Point of Care Testing (POCT) and Haematology.

Seminars
Specifically designed to educate and inform dealers / distributors / agents on how to monetize their medical device marketing and thus sales, and maintain consistent with medical device access and regulation. Combined with a dedicated focus on 3D printing and technological innovations to enable profitable patient outcomes.

This year, FIME will be hosted at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida from August 8-10, 2017.

7th Annual SBA Southern California 8(a) and Small Business Conference

April 12, 2017 | 8:00 am PDT – 3:30 pm PDT
Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA,92614
Organization:
SBA Santa Ana District Office

The SBA’s Santa Ana District Office and Orange County/Inland Empire SBDC are proud to present the 7th Annual Southern California 8(a) and Small Business Conference. The 2017 Conference will be held at the Hotel Irvine on April 12, 2017.

The purpose of this Conference is to provide a forum to educate, guide, and assist small business, in working with federal, local, and state governments. This event will provide an opportunity to meet buyers and contracting officers from large companies and government agencies to discuss business opportunities in a one-on-one setting.

The SBA’s Santa Ana District Office is engaging subject matter experts to deliver informative presentations on topics of importance to government and commercial sector prime and subcontractors through numerous workshops. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking.

Keep in mind: THIS IS A TOOL IN THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS. DO NOT EXPECT TO WIN A CONTRACT ON-SITE. Ask pertinent questions and find out what companies and agencies are looking for and what you need to do to qualify.

This will be our largest conference to date. You can’t afford to miss this event.

$80 fee, Pre-registration Required by 04/11, 7th Annual SBA Southern California 8(a) and Small Business Conference: Southern California’s Largest Small Business Matchmaking Event! The purpose of this Conference is to provide a forum to educate, guide, and assist small businesses in working with federal, local, and state governments. This event will provide an opportunity to meet buyers and contracting officers from large companies and government agencies to discuss business opportunities in a one-on-one setting. The SBA’s Santa Ana District Office is engaging subject matter experts to deliver informative presentations on topics of importance to government and commercial sector prime and subcontractors through numerous workshops. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking!

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Xi Jinping of China

President Donald J. Trump will host President Xi Jinping of China at Mar-a-Lago April 6–7, 2017. This will be the first meeting between President Trump and President Xi. The two leaders will discuss global, regional, and bilateral issues of mutual concern. The President and the First Lady will also host President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan at a dinner on the evening of April 6.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Announces FirstNet Public-Private Partnership

March 30, 2017, the Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders. Speakers at the announcement event included Secretary Wilbur Ross, Congressman Greg Walden, Congresswoman Susan Brooks, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, FirstNet board bmembers, and public safety officers and first responders.

7th Annual Southern California 8(a) and Small Business Conference

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7th Annual Southern California 8(a) and Small Business Conference
April 12, 2017
Hotel Irvine

Southern California’s Largest 8(a) and Small Business Matchmaking Event of the Year!

NEW! – Confirmed matchmaking participants include:

County of Riverside Purchasing Department – The County of Riverside Purchasing Department is constantly looking for suppliers of the various goods and services it procures. Riverside County Purchasing total procurement outlay is more than $800 million.

The County of Orange is one of the largest purchasers of goods and services in the State of California. The County currently conducts more than $3 billion in business-related actions through contracting and procurement undertakings.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had a total procurement outlay of $4,339,203,966 in FY2016 among its five business lines of construction, services, supplies, IT, and R&D.

The Metropolitan Water District contracts for as much as $500 million annually in the following services: professional services (i.e. engineering, architectural, legal, human resources, audit, etc.), construction, and purchasing (i.e. fleet, trucks, lifts, pipes and valves, water treatment chemicals, hardware and tools, electrical equipment, computer software, and landscaping services, etc.).

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, provides civil works and military engineering support to Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, and parts of Utah. Military missions at nine installations include construction of a hospital at Fort Irwin, California, and F-35 fighter jet facilities at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. In fiscal year 2016, there were $448 million in total contracts awarded.

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is responsible for on-orbit check-out, testing, sustainment and maintenance of military satellite constellations and other Department of Defense space systems. In fiscal year 2016, there were over $5.9 billion in total contracts awarded.

The Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Irwin contracting office serves as a vital member of the National Training Center Team and a key component in the successful fulfillment of the installation. MICC Irwin executed 239 contract actions valued at nearly $27 Million and exceeded each of its’ five small business goals in FY2016.

Cost: $80 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Join SBA and its partner network for an exciting day of presentations, workshops, matchmaking and business development opportunities.

Last year’s conference attracted more than 36 corporate and government sector buyers and drew more than 450 attendees. We expect this year’s event will be even bigger and better!