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17 22nd Annual International Business Forum & Networking Evening (Boston)
24 Sanctions Trends & Update: Iran, Russia & Cuba (webinar)

webinarThe Massachusetts Export Center offers webinars on a variety of topics, including Brazil customs, Cuba and Russia sanctions, international channel relationships, export control rules and many, many more topics! Some webinars are offered at no charge and others are a nominal fee. Click here for complete details and access to webinars.

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Program Descriptions 

22nd Annual International Business Forum & Networking Evening

GBAN, Morgan LewisJoin us for the premier international event of the year — the 22nd Annual International Networking Evening and Business Forum!

This event attracts New England companies involved in international business. The evening features a global trade and economic outlook forum and a resource center with many international trade associations and government agencies presenting informative exhibits. Meet corporate executives and other professionals interested in world trade—while learning about the vast resources available to help your company's international business!


Registration (5:30 p.m.)
Welcome and Introductions

Opening Remarks (6:00 p.m.)
Nam Pham, Massachusetts Assistant Secretary for Business Development

Michael GoodmanProgram (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
Global Trade & Economic Outlook
The speaker will be Michael Goodman, Ph.D, Executive Director of the Department of Public Policy at UMass Dartmouth [photo right].

Open for Business: Round the World in 3 Minutes! Hear diplomats from around the world, deliver a three-minute pitch to Boston's businesses on why you should do business in their country — and how they can help you. In addition to the diplomats listed below, the Irish Consulate General will also be joining us.

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Networking Reception with international associations & government agencies involved in international trade exhibits (7:30 p.m.)

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016*
Time: Registration 5:30 p.m.; Program 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.; Networking reception to follow
Location:  Morgan Lewis, One Federal Street, Boston (directions). Parking is available in the garage under the building at your own cost. Picture ID required for entry into the building.
Cost: $45 for members of GBANE; $60 for non-members and at the door
Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-8664

register online - RSVP By February 10

Cosponsored by GBANE and Morgan Lewis

*Snow date is February 18. If inclement weather is predicted, please check back here to confirm date on February 16.

Sanctions Trends & Update: Iran, Russia & Cuba

AIMWith the recent easing of trade sanctions governing Iran and Cuba, companies in Massachusetts are evaluating new business opportunities. US relations with Cuba have improved dramatically since President Obama re-opened diplomatic ties in December 2014, and trade opportunities are slowly but surely increasing. Iran, with 80 million people eager to purchase western goods, has great potential, but U.S. businesses continue to be very limited by U.S. sanctions. Although relations with both Iran and Cuba are evolving quickly, U.S. companies should tread carefully and seek expert advice in advance of pursuing trade opportunities.   

Trade with Russia is moving in the opposite direction, with sanctions tightening. Restrictions are likely to increase. However, Russia is still a vital trading partner for Massachusetts—2015 product exports from the Bay State to Russia topped $120 Million.   

This webinar will offer the latest information on trade with three sanctioned countries and give participants useful insights into how to succeed in these markets.  

The speaker will be Gwendolyn Wilber Jaramillo, partner with Foley Hoag LLP. Ms. Jaramillo’s practice focuses on international business, including transactional and trade concerns, cross-border acquisitions, compliance with US export regulations and sanctions, and compliance with OFAC regulations.   

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar
Cost: No charge
Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-8664

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Cosponsored by Associated Industries of Massachusetts


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