XAVIER/SODEC 5th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE CONFERENCE
When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 7:00am-5:00pm
The Xavier University, Southern Ohio District Export Council (SODEC) International Trade Conference is in its 5th year and is organized by U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service – Cincinnati. It is the region’s largest international event of its kind. This year’s conference, “Hot Market Watch: Selling to Brazil, China & India,” will provide market updates, tools, and resources for companies interested in selling to or expanding further into these markets.
While these countries are “hot markets” for U.S. companies, they are not without challenges and obstacles. This conference will address some of these concerns and provide information to help you navigate through these complex, but potentially rewarding markets. We will also show how other companies are successfully selling to Brazil, China & India.
Presenters will include:
- U.S. Department of Commerce officials & experts on “hot markets” of Brazil, China, and India
- International companies and organizations to share their expertise and resources in these “hot markets”
- Government and economic development resources for Brazil, China, and India
Conference Plenary & Break-Out Session topics will include:
- Market / Political overview of Brazil, China, and India
- Economic outlook for Brazil, China, and India
- Customs, logistics, and distribution in Brazil, China, and India
- Financial considerations in Brazil, China, and India
- Legal issues / considerations in Brazil, China, and India
- Taxation / accounting in Brazil, China, and India
- Regulations in Brazil, China, and India
- Business Customs / Etiquette in Brazil, China, and India
- Company Experiences in Brazil, China, and India
Why Brazil, China & India?*
- U.S. Exports to Brazil in 2008 reached over USD$25 billion
- Brazil is the world’s eight largest economy by nominal GDP
- Brazil’s purchasing power parity reached a historical USD$1.66 trillion in 2008.
- U.S. exports of goods to China totaled USD$71.5 billion for the year in 2008
- In 2008, U.S. exports to China increased by 9.5 percent from the year prior, helping to make China on of the fastest growing foreign markets for U.S. goods
- In 2008, the Chinese government unveiled a USD$585 billion economic stimulus plan.
- U.S. Exports to India in 2008 reached over USD$34 billion, an increase of 85% over 2007
- It is expected that India will have and sustain the fastest growth rate in teh world by 2011
- More than 400 million people, a full 40% of the population, will enter India’s middle class over the next 15 to 20 years.
*Source: U.S. Commercial Service 2009 Country Commercial Guides for Brazil, China & India.