Upcoming Events

September 14, 2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Strategic Importing & Best Practices

Some manufacturers continually lose contracts because their prices are too high. Others just can’t locate the right materials domestically. Hear how one manufacturer’s recent ability to strategically import has resulted in new business, higher revenues, more hires, and a brighter future. And learn about one seasoned importer’s best practices.

But importing does carry risks. For example, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently has increased audits and penalties. Consequently, it’s essential to understand:

  • CBP’s rules and procedures,
  • Common myths surrounding Customs audits and strategies for surviving one,
  • Where companies go wrong and Customs audit warning signs,
  • Core components of an effective import compliance program,
  • What to do when you identify mistakes, and
  • and much more.

Join us for this informative seminar and learn how your company can strategically import and increase revenue.

Speakers: PJ Azzarella, CFO, Excelco/Newbrook, Inc; Rich Stauffer, Vice President, Sherex; Jim Trubits and Robert Stein, Mohawk Global Trade Advisors 
Sponsors: Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Mohawk Global Trade Advisors
Location: TBA, Buffalo, NY

Click here for more details and to register.

October 6, 2017 - November 10, 2017 Fridays from 1:30 - 5:00PM

2017 Global Business Administration (GBA) Program

Due to popular demand, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara (WTCBN) is excited to bring back our Global Business Administration program this fall. The six week program provides critical knowledge that empowers participants to take their companies global. From beginners interested in exporting or seasoned veterans seeking greater market share abroad, this invaluable program will help local companies increase revenue and mitigate risks.

Registration includes materials, 1 year of WTCBN membership (for non-members), company case study consultation, the option to be paired with a graduate-level intern for project research and Trade Expert accreditation upon course completion.

After completing the program, company participants will know how to identify the “right” foreign markets, and understand foreign entry and expansion strategies, supply chain issues, trade finance, export controls, legal aspects of trade, how to conduct market research, and much more.

Program Sponsors: Erie County Industrial Development Agency, M&T Bank 

Location: TBA based on participants' location, Buffalo, NY

Click here for more details and to register.

October 26, 2017 3:00PM - 7:00PM

UPS - X Port Challenge 2017

Come and listen to small and medium-sized businesses with global aspirations pitch their business plans for an opportunity to win $10,000 in export shipping credit, as well as a World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara one-year membership, and $10,000 toward an advanced customer solution!

Listen to International subject matter experts share their insights.

Take part in the action by casting your vote. The winner of the audience vote will win a $500 export shipping credit.

Enjoy dinner and drinks at Giancarlo's Sicilian Steakhouse while networking after the winners are announced.

You won't want to miss this exciting evening of competition, education, networking and great food!

Seating is limited so RSVP TODAY!

Click here to apply for a chance to win $10,000!

Speakers: John Manzella, President & CEO, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara and Ulla Bak, President, BAK USA 

Contest Judges: TBA

Location: Giancarlo's, Buffalo, NY

Presented by: UPS

Click here for more details and to register.

November 15, 2017 5:00 - 7:30PM

2017 WTCBN Annual Meeting & Reception

Learn about WTCBN's accomplishments in 2017 and upcoming programs and events planned for 2018. 

Keynote Speaker: Scott Miller, Senior Advisor and Scholl Chair in International Business, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Location: TBD, Buffalo, NY

Contact events@wtcbn.com for more details and sponsorship information