BIS Update 2017: Conference on Export Controls and Policy

October 3 – October 5, 2017
Washington, D.C.
BIS 2017 Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy

The Bureau of Industry and Security
Presents
BIS 2017 Export Control Policy Conference
Protecting American Technology, Growing American Industry

The Bureau of Industry and Security’s annual Update Export Control Policy Conference gives the exporting community the opportunity to learn first-hand from senior U.S. Government officials about current issues and trends in export control policies, regulations and practices. This major outreach activity draws business and government representatives from around the world to learn and exchange ideas about export control issues. It provides attendees with the opportunity to network with colleagues in the export control industry, interact with U.S. Government officials, and learn about programs and services offered by U.S. Government and industry exhibitors. It is one of the Department of Commerce’s most notable international trade events.

Exhibit opportunities are available. The exhibit hall will be open during the entire conference: on Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4 from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and on Thursday, October 5 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Update will be held at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Confirmation receipts will be sent after the registration process has been completed.

For additional information on Update 2017, please contact BIS’s Outreach and Educational Services Division at updateconference@bis.doc.gov; or (202) 482-6031.

Outlook on Ukraine 2017 Investment Conference

09 Oct 2017
London, UK
EBRD, Emerging Europe

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Emerging Europe are co-hosting the EBRD-Emerging Europe: Outlook on Ukraine 2017 investment conference at the EBRD Headquarters in London on Monday 09 October.

The free to attend event will bring together policymakers, investors and prominent business people to discuss the economic outlook on Ukraine. It will also offer you opportunities to have one-to-one meetings with decision makers from the Ukrainian government, international financial institutions and business representatives.

During the conference, EBRD will explore investment opportunities in three fast-growing areas of the Ukrainian economy: energy, manufacturing and ICT.

Special guest speakers and panellists include:

Daniel Bilak, CEO, UkraineInvest / Advisor to Prime Minister
Sevki Acuner, Country Head of Ukraine, EBRD
Ivan Mikloš, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Group for Support of Ukrainian Reforms
Natalia Boyko, Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry on European Integration
Oleksandr Sayenko, Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers (tbc)
Sergiy Savchuk, Head, State Agency of Energy Efficiency
Maxim Timchenko, CEO, DTEK
Elias van Herwaarden, EMEA Service Leader, Deloitte Global Location Strategies
Stepan Veselovskiy, Director, Lviv IT Cluster
Volodymyr Zhenchak, CEO, Lviv IT Park

Registration opens at 1500hrs and then the business session will begin punctually at 1530hrs in the Auditorium, with a coffee break at 1710hrs between the panel discussions. Then the event will conclude with a cocktail networking reception starting at 1830hrs.

Looking forward to seeing you at EBRD Headquarters on Monday 09 October!

Cosmoprof Asia 2017

Asia World Expo and Hong Kong Convention Center
Hong Kong
Nov 14-17, 2017

Launched 22 years ago, Cosmoprof Asia has grown into the largest most comprehensive international beauty trade show in the entire Asia Pacific region. Thanks to its strategic positioning, Hong Kong has become the beauty capital of Asia Pacific and increasingly represents a launch pad into the entire Asian market.

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 attracted 2,504 exhibitors from 42 countries and regions around the world, including 22 national and group pavilions. Close to 60,000 buyers from over 100 countries and regions attended the event.

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 was also extensively covered by trade media across the world. At Cosmoprof Asia all the categories represented will definitely benefit from a customized visitors flow as well as the tailor-made business environment. 

To accommodate the strong demand of exhibition space and to offer a wide range of novelties and trends to visitors, Cosmoprof Asia will expand the show floor to ASIAWORLD-EXPO in 2017. With the “1 Fair 2 Venues” concept, ASIAWORLD-EXPO will host all kinds of Pack & OEM suppliers in 5 halls: Ingredients, Machinery & Equipment, Packaging, Contract Manufacturing and Private Label.

The HONG KONG CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE will host all finished cosmetics: Cosmetics & Toiletries, Natural Health, Beauty Salon, Hair Salon, Nail & Accessories.

Meet with US trade experts from 20+ European countries at Trade Winds

Connect to Business Opportunities in Southeast Europe

The markets of Southeast Europe are investing in infrastructure and market development. They represent an opportunity for U.S. companies to increase sales and find a strategic foothold to grow in Europe.

Join Trade Winds-Southeast Europe to connect to potential partners, government decision-makers, market experts, and companies that have succeeded in the region.

Opportunities await in Southeast Europe! The markets of Southeast Europe are rapidly investing in infrastructure, safety & security, cyber-security, energy & healthcare sectors (to name a few). In 2015, the value of US exports to the five countries of Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Romania and Serbia approached $2.4 billion. 

These markets & industries hold strong opportunities for U.S. companies looking to increase sales and find a strategic foothold to grow in Europe…let Trade Winds get you there!

Meet trade experts from 20+ countries, all in one place!

Trade Winds is the only regional conference that gives you the ability to discuss one on one market potential and entry strategies for your products services without having to travel across Europe. Discuss opportunities with representatives from the following countries:

    • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

LA, Long Beach Ports’ Zero Emission Plan to Cost Up to USD 14 Bn

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have set out aggressive near-term and long-term strategies to cut harmful air pollution from all port-related sources to ultimately achieve zero emissions for trucks and terminal equipment.

In a draft document titled 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update the ports revealed detailed steps to be undertaken.

“These ports are going where no port has gone before,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka.

“Based on what we’ve already accomplished to promote healthy, robust trade through our gateway, we’re ready to make history again, looking at a new array of technologies and strategies to further lower port-related emissions in the decades ahead.”

According to a preliminary analysis the cost of implementing the 2017 CAAP rages between USD 7 billion and USD 14 billion. Given the magnitude of the investment, the draft plan calls for the ports to intensify their funding advocacy and increase collaboration with their partners to finance the new strategies.

The ports claim that the draft 2017 CAAP ushers in a new era of clean air strategies that seek to reduce harmful emissions from port-related sources: ships, trucks, cargo handling equipment, locomotives and harbor craft.

Furthermore, the document is said to be in line with local, regional, state and federal standards and regulations, and anticipates clean air regulations under development by the California Air Resources Board.

The 2017 CAAP sets new clean air goals focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The plan carries over previous 2023 targets for cutting other primary pollutants aimed at reducing diesel particulate matter (DPM) 77 percent, sulfur oxides (SOx) 93 percent, and nitrogen oxides (NOx) 59 percent below 2005 levels.

The most recent emissions inventories show the ports have surpassed the 2023 DPM and SOx reduction targets and are within striking range of the NOx target. The 2017 CAAP identifies the tougher measures needed to ratchet down harmful emissions to zero or near-zero levels, the statement further adds.

The document’s release kicks off a public review and comment period that extends through Sept. 18.

The Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach handle approximately 40 percent of the nation’s total containerized import traffic and 25 percent of its total exports.

By – World Maritime News

U.S., China Sign Historic Agreement to Provide Market Access for U.S. Rice Exports

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017 – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the United States to begin exporting rice to China for the first time ever.

“This is another great day for U.S. agriculture and, in particular, for our rice growers and millers, who can now look forward to gaining access to the Chinese market. This market represents an exceptional opportunity today, with enormous potential for growth in the future,” said Perdue. “The agreement with China has been in the works for more than a decade and I’m pleased to see it finally come to fruition, especially knowing how greatly it will benefit our growers and industry.”

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of rice. Since 2013, it has also been the largest importer, with imports reaching nearly 5 million tons last year. When the new rice protocol is fully implemented, the U.S. rice industry will have access to this critical market, significantly expanding export opportunities. U.S. rice exports can begin following the completion of an audit of U.S. rice facilities by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

Discover Global Markets:U.S. Manufacturers to Europe & Beyond

Sept 18th to the 20th, 2017
Westin Cleveland Hotel
777 St. Clair Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Discover Global Markets is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s flagship event series for U.S. exporters. In just two and a half days, attendees at Discover Global Markets will uncover new exporting opportunities, learn from seasoned exporters, and connect with hundreds of networking contacts.

This conference will feature a dynamic mix of keynote speakers, general and sector-specific breakout sessions, pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from all over Europe,“ask the experts” and OEM panels, and plenty of time built in for networking.