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Upcoming Events

September 1, 2020: Export Opportunities for Illinois Companies to Southeast Asia in the New Economy
The Southeast Asian market which includes the 6 key economies of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines, is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. If the region was a single country, it would be the fifth-largest economy in the world, with a combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $2.8 trillion. The region continues to outpace global economic growth rates and by 2030 is forecasted to be the world’s fourth largest economy with an average economic growth rate of 5%.  This presentation will provide an economic overview of the region, key factors impacting economic growth including the US-China trade war, and export opportunities for Illinois companies looking to access this diverse market.

At this market briefing webinar you’ll learn:
1. Insights into the market size, business climate, and export opportunities for Illinois companies

2. Specific sector opportunities within the region

3. How to do business in Southeast Asia to help your company build a practical market entry or expansion strategy into the region

September 1th, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Chicago CST
To register go to: https://bit.ly/2D9klk5


September 15, 2020: POSTPONED How to Make Your Food or Beverage Product Sizzle in the Canadian Market
Hungry to learn how you can get your product into the Canadian market? Join this informational session where we provide you with the right mix of retail, e-commerce and food service, as well as trends and marketing to make your Canadian experience sizzle! The impact of the USMCA trade agreement will also be highlighted.

September 15, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Chicago CST
To register go to: https://bit.ly/33xIZ8S


September 22, 2020: From NAFTA to USMCA
The USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) entered into force on July 1, 2020, replacing NAFTA. What has been changed? How will the changes affect your shipments? The presentation will cover eligibility, change in De Minimis, certification requirement, certificate of origin and record keeping.

September 22, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Chicago CDT
To register go to: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/33059


September 24, 2020: Introduction to Exporting
This webinar provides you with a comprehensive overview of export requirements and procedures including knowledge, resources and key elements to your export success. Learn how to determine if exporting is right for your company, the different export models that are used and when each is appropriate, how to prepare for exporting, and how to execute on your export plan.

September 24, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Chicago CST
To register go to: https://exporting-f20.eventbrite.com