Ohio DEC - A Gateway for Ohio Companies and Export Businesses

The Ohio District Export Councils created this website to give export companies an all-inclusive resource for international trade events in the Ohio and Northern Kentucky regions. This calendar contains training opportunities, geo-political events, and networking opportunities for not only Ohio companies, but those in the Northern Kentucky region, as well. We welcome you to our website and encourage your participation in the listed events.

International Trade Events Calendar

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Free Webinar: Spotting & Reacting to Warning Signs of Financially Distressed Customers: Dodging the Bankruptcy Bullet
Event Start Date: 3/29/2017 2:00 PM Event End Date: 3/29/2017 3:30 PM
Register for free for this informative program on the warning signs to spot customers headed toward bankruptcy.
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Global Shipping Update: Documentation, Compliance and More presented by KPH and NEOTEC
Event Start Date: 4/5/2017 8:30 AM Event End Date: 4/5/2017 3:45 PM
Join us for an informative seminar that provides the key information you need to ship your products internationally. You will receive the latest updated from representatives of ocean carriers, insurance providers, air shipments and small package carriers. Freight forwarders will address completion and interpretation of documentation for export and import documents. US customs will provide the latest information on complying with import and export regulations, and you will also learn how a foreign trade zone could enable your business defer various fees and duties or reduce / eliminate them.
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Northern Ohio
2017 Global Trade Speaker Series: Top Ten Tips for Global Enterepreneurs
Event Start Date: 4/13/2017 4:00 PM Event End Date: 4/13/2017 5:30 PM
Global Trade Speaker Series with Jim Foley, at Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:00 - 5:30 pm Mason Hall Rotunda 250 Woodruff Avenue Fisher College of Business To register, please contact Ms. Joyce Steffan, Director, Office of Global Business at steffan.10@osu.edu
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Central Ohio
Central Ohio > Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
U of Toledo Export Success Program
Event Start Date: 4/14/2017 Event End Date: 4/14/2017
University of Toledo’s Export Success 9-month export training program is starting in April 2017. If your company is a re-active exporter and you want to grow your exports and develop an export process to handle this growth, than this program is perfect for your company.
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The University of Toledo (NW Ohio)
Toledo Area
Ohio/UK Aerospace Trade Mission 2017
Event Start Date: 4/17/2017 Event End Date: 4/21/2017
The Ohio UK Aerospace Mission 2017 is for US Aerospace Suppliers interested in opportunities in one of the world’s largest aerospace markets. The mission will attend and participate in the Aero Engine Forum, Birmingham, a unique program organized in conjunction with Rolls Royce, UTC, Moog and BCI Aerospace.
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Outisde Ohio
3D Printing for a Competitive Edge
Event Start Date: 4/26/2017 8:30 AM Event End Date: 4/26/2017 10:30 AM
3-D Printing offers the opportunity to quickly make parts and tooling for small run orders, a frequent requirement in international business. The Youngstown area is a center for this technology. The International Business Network is sponsoring a meeting at the Youngstown Business Incubator for a briefing on how your business can employ this capability. Advance registration, including email address, by Friday, April 21, 2017 is required for security screening.
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Northern Ohio
Ohio Trade Organizations

Here you can access various non-profit trade organizations that we like to promote and support. Please join us in supporting these various organizations. Please click here to access our list of Ohio International Trade Organizations

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Each DEC has approximately 30 members, at least half of whom are exporters. Members also include export trading or management company representatives; bankers; international lawyers and accountants; freight forwarders; and others whose profession supports the U.S. government’s export promotion mission.

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