Last month, Global Chamber® was a supporting partner for the Discover Global Markets Conference in Silicon Valley. These are events — four per year — that connect U.S. companies to global opportunities through the U.S. Commercial Service resources around the world.
The first session of 2015 was focused on sustainability solutions and was held in February in Santa Clara, California. As with all these events, it was intended to support the exporting success of U.S. companies in targeted countries around the world. One of the most valuable aspects beyond tailored presentations and networking opportunities is 30-minute meetings with U.S. Commercial Service professionals from around the world in countries that you invariably want to grow in. Why not have someone on your side on the ground?
In May at Discover Global Markets: The Americas, you will have the opportunity to meet and hear from U.S. commercial diplomats serving in 22 key markets. According to Brian Brisson, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs in Brazil, “Doing business in Brazil requires intimate knowledge of the local environment, in both the explicit and implicit costs of doing business.”
Brian will be on-site to provide his extensive knowledge of the Brazilian market. In addition, you will have ample time during one-on-one meetings, dynamic panel discussions and multiple networking opportunities to meet with senior U.S. commercial diplomats from 22 countries in the Americas, including Mexico, Canada and many more.
All U.S. exporters should consider attending Discover Global Markets: The Americas, held May 12-14 in Miami, Florida, especially if you export to Canada, Mexico and/or Latin America. After May, there are two additional Discover Global Market events coming up:
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Doug Bruhnke is the CEO and founder of Global Chamber®