Where Are All Your International Customers? Finding Them with the Right Online Market Research

June 16th Webinar: where are all your international customers? Finding Them with the Right Online Market Research

Webinar Agenda – June 16th @ 11am EDT:

  • How to start planning for export expansion
  • How to strategically select your next international market focus
  • Tips for evaluating markets and competitive factors
  • What resources are there to help you: problem-solving; grants; consulting and matchmaking
  •  Resources available to Exporters:
    • US Export Assistance Center
    • MD Dept of Commerce
    • University of Maryland, Center for International Business & Research (CIBER)

Registration Fee: Free!

Register Here!

Quarantine Yourself, Not Your Business

Web Strategies to Stay Connected with Global Markets

Apply for up to $5,000 ExportMD grant to help fund your website’s transformation to maintain or enhance your global operations.  Join Colleen Fisher and Jessica Reynolds for a webinar to learn about strategies for website globalization, funding opportunities, and more.

Tuesday, April 7 11am – 12pm FREE advanced registration required to receive webinar link  

Brought to you by the MAPIT Alliance, Maryland Partners in International Trade  

​Access Asia in Maryland
November 4, 2019

Explore Export Opportunities in Japan, South Korea and Thailand

No Fee to register, includes networking breakfast and lunch

Sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service and Howard County Economic Development Authority

Details:  November 4, 2019
 9:00 am  Registration and Networking Breakfast
 9:30 am  Country Briefings
11:30 am  Networking Lunch
12:00 pm  Pre-scheduled Appointments
 2:00 pm  Program Conclusion

Location:  Howard County Economic Development Authority
                   6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
                   Columbia, MD 21046
                   Seminar will be held in the GOLD ROOM

Register By:  October 30, 2019  CLICK HERE TO REGISTERTo register for individuals appointments or for any questions, please contact Jolanta Coffey, U.S. Commercial Service at


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Start Up Global Baltimore


Ensure your startup has global appeal and international sales channels – Simple Steps to Global Success! 

1:30 – 2:00 pm — Coffee & registration
2:00 – 2:10 pm — Welcome and goals

  • Kelly Schulz – Maryland Secretary of Commerce

2:10 – 2:40 pm — Armchair discussion on going global
2:40 – 3:30 pm — Recognize the opportunity to be global from day one

  • Maryland firms in the global market and tools to scale & extend operations

3:30 – 4:30 pm — The value of early attention to compliance with regulations 

  • Global compliance, IP, licensing & Cybersecurity 

4:30 – 5:30 pm — Finding help: Talk to governments about how they can help 

  • Maryland Department of Commerce, The British Embassy in Washington, U.S. Commercial Service

5:30 pm — Wrap-up & takeaways
5:30 – 6:30 pm — Happy Hour & networking reception 

  • Over 20 local resources with designated representatives available to help you!

Happy Hour sponsored by Startup Grind & the U.S. International Trade Administration

Event Date/Time: Thursday, October 10, 2019     1:30 – 5:30 pm 

Happy Hour:  5:30 – 6:30 pm 

Emerging Technology Centers Baltimore
101 N Haven St, 1st Floor
Baltimore, MD 21224

Cost:  Free — includes happy hour and networking reception

For More Information:  Please contact Carey Arun at 443-695-6919 or


Maryland Incentives for Defense Companies
by the Maryland-DC District Export Council and U.S. Commercial Service

​Date/Time:  Tuesday, June 25, 2019  12:00 pm – 1:00 pmREGISTER FOR FREELearn about programs available to defense related engineering companies in the Maryland region! Exporting, Manufacturing, Marketing…

About this Event

What are your diversification goals for your company, your products? Are you a defense-related business located in the State of Maryland? If so, we are looking for companies interested in finding export/ international opportunities for their products. The Maryland Defense Diversification Assistance Program can help you reach a global market with over $10,000 of grant funding still available for each company to take advantage of legal, logistic, website, design services in order for you to export overseas.

For more information, please click here.

​Cybersecurity Assistance Program (DCAP) business assistance program is also specifically for defense contractors. The DCAP program provides Cybersecurity assessments and direct assistance to comply with the DFARS and NIST 800-171 Standards for cybersecurity. This program is very in demand but we have room to accept 10 more companies for assessments and room for 20+ more companies for direct assistance.

For more information: Click here

Speakers Include:

  • Jennifer White, Grant Program Manager, Office of Military and Federal Affairs, State of Maryland
  • Carey Arun & Paul Matino, U.S. Export Assistance Center
  • Elizabeth Hines, Vice Chair, Maryland-DC District Export Council
  • Mike Kelleher & Sara Keith from the Maryland Extension Partnership


Export 101 Breakfast: Selling Internationally Isn’t as Scary or Hard as You Think

​Have you ever considered selling your product or service outside of the U.S.?  Do you wonder how others do it?
Hear from Frederick businesses who already do! Hear their war stories and take home their tips and tricks to facilitate your international sales.
Learn what other Frederick businesses already know:How to find customers internationally,How to make international sales,How to get paid & insure your sale overseas, and How to use Federal, State and Local resources to facilitate your export. Seminar followed by a discussion of YOUR international challenges or questions – bring your challenges or questions to share and our experts will provide actionable solutions.
Hear from Our Experts:Frederick-Based Exporters Jolanta Coffey, Sr. International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. Commercial ServiceBrian Castleberry, Regional Manager, Maryland Department of Commerce, Office of International Investment and TradeElizabeth Thomas, Business Development Specialist at Export-Import Bank of the United StatesBill Houck, Trade Finance Regional Manager of SBA’s Export Solutions Group
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
8:15 am – 10:30 am 

Mount St. Mary’s University  
Frederick Campus
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21704

Cost: Free 
Registration Required by Friday, June 14, 2019For more information, please contact:
​Carey Arun
U.S. Commercial Service Baltimore

This event is sponsored by the Frederick County Office of Economic Development and the City of Frederick Economic Development

​Special Thanks goes to our partners for participating in this event!