Massachusetts Export Center
Calendar of International Training & Events 
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Spring 2017 calendar

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All events held in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted.


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By contacting our office at 617-973-8664 and requesting at least two weeks in advance, every attempt will be made to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities and those who need translation services.

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15 STEP Grant Application Webinar (online)
28 or 29 Understanding VAT & GST for U.S. Exporters (webinar)


6 or 13

Developing Your Export Compliance Program (Allston)

26 or 27

Best Practices for Export Compliance Auditing & Oversight (Burlington)



1 or 3

Export Classification, Valuation & Documentation (Fall River)


Understanding the New China Export Regulations (webinar)

wk of 6th

Advanced International Letters of Credit (Central MA region)



8 Export Expo (Boston)

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 

STEP Grant Application Webinar

Join us to learn about the Massachusetts State Trade Expansion Program ("STEP"), which is available to eligible Massachusetts small businesses for the purpose of increasing export sales of their goods and services (click here to learn more about the STEP program). 

The Massachusetts STEP program is administered by the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Export Center, through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  

This webinar will discuss the parameters of the Massachusetts STEP program and walk participants through the STEP application process. The webinar will provide guidance on completing the application and discuss specific elements that are critical for successful applicants. The webinar will also provide tips on assessing export readiness and planning international marketing activities in support of the STEP application. Those applicants who have demonstrated a strong commitment to exporting with a well-planned export strategy will have the best likelihood of success!

The deadline for the grant is Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Cost: No charge

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Export Expo

Export ExpoJoin us for the largest and most important export event of the year that brings together export resources, training and information – all under one roof!

The Massachusetts Export Center’s Export Expo provides a forum for exporters to connect with the wide variety of export resources available in Massachusetts while learning about issues that impact their day-to-day export operations. 

The event will include an exhibit area featuring government, non-profit and private sector service providers serving the export community. Coinciding with the exhibition, the Export Center will convene workshops and roundtable discussions throughout the day on a wide variety of export-related topics.

This year’s Export Expo will focus on uncertainty in the current global trade landscape, including possible upcoming shifts in U.S. trade policy. Hot-button issues such as NAFTA renegotiation, free trade policy, export controls, sanctions, enforcement and more will be addressed. Worldwide international trade trends and related topics will also be discussed, with a focus on helping companies to navigate a dynamic and increasingly complex global trade environment.   

The Export Expo will feature influential guest speakers, opportunities to connect with experts to answer your specific export questions, networking, and fun! This event regularly sells out. Space is limited, so register early! Registration will open in the fall. Photo ID required for entrance to building.

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here for additional information on opportunities (pdf) or click here for exhibitor/sponsor registration. If you need additional information, please contact Paula Murphy at 617-973-8664.  

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time:  Registration & Exhibits Open at 9:00 a.m.; Program 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Networking reception to follow  
Location: State Transportation Building, 2nd Floor Conference Center, 10 Park Plaza, Boston - includes workshops, exhibits, breakfast, lunch and networking reception
Cost: $35 / no charge for Compliance Alliance members

Registration will be available in the fall.

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