2019 International Trade Reception

2019 International Trade Reception

** Online registration is now closed for this event. Walk-In on-site registration will be accepted for Council Members only. Please contact Sandra with any questions. **

2019 International Trade Reception & One-on-One Meetings

This is your annual opportunity to network with Pennsylvania’s trade representatives from 15 regions across the globe..

International Trade Reception

Featuring Dennis M. Davin, Secretary – Department of Community and Economic Development, State of PA

The Pittsburgh Technology Council, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, is pleased to bring the world to you. Register today to meet and network with Pennsylvania’s Trade Representatives from some of the world's hottest export markets. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for Networking Reception
WHERE: Pittsburgh Technology Council/ Nova Place Conference Center, 100 S. Commons, Suite 172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Who should attend?

If your company is considering exporting your products or if you would like to expand your international presence, this is a must attend networking event for you.

Why attend?

This is your opportunity to meet and get to know our state’s trade reps who are there to help to open doors for you internationally. Representatives from the following regions will be in attendance. (Subject to change.)

  • Taiwan
  • South Korea
  • Mexico
  • Czech Republic (Eastern Europe)
  • India
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, UK)
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Germany (Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland)
  • The Netherlands/Belguin
  • China
  • United Arab Emirates (Arab Gulf Region)
  • Singapore (ASEAN – Indonesia, Malaysia, Phillipines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam)
  • Israel (Middle East Region)
  • Small Business Administration – Export Finance

The PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development will also be there to let you know about their FREE Services for Pennsylvania companies. You’ll learn about key services offered to PA businesses by the Office of International Business Development, including export counseling/technical support, market research, and customized partner searches.

About the PA Department of Community & Economic Development

The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.


Learn more!

To learn more about the DCED’s program and services, please reference the links below. 



Early Bird


Late/ On-site

Special Pricing (Ent.,)





Entrepreneur - $15






Sponsorships for the reception are available.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Ashley Steckel at asteckel@pghtech.org for details.


Friday, September 13, 2019 – Meet with Trade Reps; One on One Meetings
(Separate registration* required)

*If you would like a copy of the registration form, please send an email to mtakacs@pghtech.org.

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) will host their annual event, “Bringing the World to PA” on Friday 9-13-2019. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet with PA overseas trade representatives and learn about international business opportunities, discuss export issues, and follow-up with ongoing projects.

30 minutes one-on-one meetings will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis.

About Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, or SPC, is the regional planning agency serving the Pittsburgh 10-county area and providing essential services to the region. The official Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), SPC directs the use of state and federal transportation and economic development funds allocated to the region---approximately $33 billion through 2030. For example, SPC helps counties, cities, municipalities, and townships use federal transportation funds in a timely way.

SPC is also the region's designated Local Development District and Economic Development District by the US Appalachian Regional Commission and the US Department of Commerce. In this role, SPC establishes regional economic development priorities and provides a wide range of services to the region.

9/12/2019 - 9/12/2019
Pittsburgh Technology Council
@ Nova Place Conference Center
100 S. Commons, Suite 172
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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