Events - 2017

  • Jan25

    2017 Complying with U.S. Export Controls Seminar
    Date: January 25-26, 2017
    4:30 p.m.
    Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
    5001 N. Scottsdale Road
    Scottsdale, AZ

    This two-day program is led by the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know in order to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods.


  • Feb2

    Global Advantage Partners welcomes its first cohort of international companies and dedicates its new offices Global Advantage helps technology companies expand their markets and develop their products. We work with companies ranging from startups to large multi-national corporations.

    Date: February 2, 2017
    Time: 4 - 6:00 p.m.
    Location: UA Tech Park
    9070 S. Rita Road, Suite 1550
    Tucson, AZ

    The formal program will begin at 5:00 pm. The agenda will include a brief program overview and introduction of the new companies to the community


  • Feb9

    TTCA Steering Committee Meeting
    Date: February 9, 2017
    Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Location: Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)
    302 N. 1st Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ


         Border Liaison Unit Arizona-Sonora Partnership Supporting Commerce
         Cross-Border Connected Cities
         Port of Entry Inspections Process Improvements
         A Partnership For Innovation: Tucson, Centro Fox & Startup México
         Trump Transition Team Dialogue

  • Feb15

    SALEO Your Logistics Learning Connection
    Date: February 15, 2017
    Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Viscount Suites Hotel
    4855 E. Broadway Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ

    Member $25, Non-Member $30, Student $10

    Alex Raptis, Director Transportation & Customs will be discussing Opportunities & Trends within our Global Supply Chain.


  • Feb16

    Discover Global Markets: Advanced Manufacturing 2017
    Date: February 16-17, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley
    5401 N. Scottsdale Road
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Register by December 16, 2016, to qualify for a reduced “Early Bird” rate of $375.00. Registrations received after December 16, 2016, will be $425.00 per person.

    Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the Arizona District Export Council for Discover Global Markets: Advanced Manufacturing. This conference brings together trade experts, industry professionals, and U.S. commercial diplomats via panels, one-on-one meetings and extensive networking to address opportunities and demand for advanced manufacturing. Your firm will leave this conference with the critical next steps needed to transform market potential to market success in markets of interest across the world.


  • Feb22

    International State of the Metro
    Date: February 22, 2017
    Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    836 E University Drive
    Phoenix, AZ

    Event Details

    Mayor Greg Stanton is the keynote speaker at our 10th annual event, commenting on the "Hank Marshall global grading scale", and sharing news, challenges and opportunities for companies based in Phoenix metro.

    We're honored to kickoff the program with a synopsis by Hank Marshall, City of Phoenix, and presentations by regional international leaders from around the Metro including Phoenix and the cities of Surprise, Tempe and others.

    Thank you to DIRTT for hosting this special event!

    Food and spirits are included in this always fun, always educational event.

    Any questions, please contact Doug Bruhnke


  • Feb24

    2017 Trade Mission to South Africa
    Date: February 24, 2017
    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley
    5401 N. Scottsdale Road
    Scottsdale, AZ


    Enterprise Florida-led mission will visit Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town

    MIAMI, Fla. (November 10, 2016) – Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) will lead a delegation on an Export Development Trade Mission to South Africa from February 24-March 4, 2017. Mission participants will participate in pre-screened business meetings, business intelligence briefings from the U.S. Embassy, and meet local government and private sector leaders, as well as attend networking events in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

    “South Africa is Florida’s largest market in Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President of International Trade & Development for EFI. “Florida is the closest state to South Africa, English is the primary business language spoken there, the infrastructure is solid, and banking and legal services are on par with any other foreign market. This mission provides great access to a market that may be new for many Florida small businesses, but it’s one that is perfectly positioned for success.”


  • March16

    Export Essentials Symposium
    Growing Minority and Women-owned Small Businesses

    Date: March 16, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Scottsdale Executive Office Park
    8655 East Via De Ventura, Suite F-163
    Scottsdale, AZ


    98% of export companies are small businesses. Don’t limit your business’ growth by not exporting.

    Join the Export-Import Bank and the Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council to learn how to finance exports and grow your business internationally. At our event, we will discuss how your business can: find foreign buyers and international partners, access capital to finance your export sales, and reduce risk with export credit insurance.


  • March17

    Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program
    Deadline for Applying Date: March 17, 2017
    Time: 3:00 p.m.

    Entry Information and Application


  • March23

    PHX Global Growth Tips
    Date: March 23, 2017



  • March24

    Date: March 24, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Location: Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)
    302 N. 1st Ave., Saguaro Room
    Phoenix, AZ

    More Information


  • April25

    Webinar: Managing the Hurdles of Global Expansion
    Date: April 25, 2017
    Time: 9:00- 10:00 a.m.
    Cost: Non-Member - $25
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  • May19

    Sun Corridor Edge 2017
    Date: May 19, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Arizona Grand Resort
    8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway
    Phoenix, AZ
    Lunch will be provided at noon.



  • June1

    Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit
    At the Crossroads of Opportunity Save the Date
    Date: June 1-2, 2017
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