Upcoming Events

April 13, 2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Doing Business in Canada: Moving People and Products

Canada is the U.S.’s largest single export market and is one of the most receptive markets in the world for U.S. goods and services. The Department of Commerce reports that U.S. exports of goods and services to Canada supported 1.7 million jobs in 2014 (latest data available). Canada’s geographic proximity has afforded U.S. firms with a significant advantage in selling to Canada’s markets. Are you maximizing the opportunity?

Whether you are currently exporting to Canada or are new to exporting, the importance of developing a strategic approach to this market is critical to success.

This program has been designed to help U.S. companies strengthen the skills necessary to effectively do business in Canada. Topics covered include:

  • Finding Qualified Partners in Canada
  • The Advantage of the Non-Resident Importer Program
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • Sending Your Employees into Canada: Requirements for Temporary Workers


The above programs will feature industry experts from government, associations, and private industry. Speakers include a Canadian Customs Broker who will explain how to register your U.S. company with the Canadian government to obtain your Business Number. They will also explain how the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is applied (as a value-added consumption tax), and how to apply for GST refunds.

Business visitors and temporary worker access to the Canadian market are essential to our New York Businesses engaged in cross-border trade. A Canadian immigration lawyer will explain the business activities that are allowed and those that are not, and how to best present yourself to Canadian Customs when entering Canada for work.

Presented by: The U.S. Department of Commerce Buffalo Export Assistance Center
Location: The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, NY

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May 17, 2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM

World Trade Celebration 2017

The focus of this year’s World Trade Celebration will be on the importance of international business, potential trade policy changes on the horizon, and how FedEx is expanding globally while navigating the risks ahead. World Trade Celebration also includes a gala networking reception which will feature an opportunity for companies involved in international trade to showcase thier organization and initiatives to our international business audience.

Markets outside the United States represent 80 percent of global purchasing power, 92 percent of economic growth, and 95 percent of consumers. As a result, international trade has become an increasingly important generator of American corporate and economic growth. And it now supports more than 1 in 5 U.S. jobs. But today, the benefits of trade are being questioned and open markets are being challenged.


Keynote Speaker: Ralph Carter, Managing Director, Legal, Trade & International Affairs, FedEx Express

Location: Hyatt Regency, Buffalo, NY

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June 8, 2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Enhance Your International Web Presence

For a variety of pressing reasons, U.S. companies need to expand exports now more than ever. But how?

Correctly enhancing your company’s website is one of the best, easiest and least expensive marketing strategies to capture international attention and sales. And it’s not rocket science.

Utilizing a presentation and panel discussion format with Q&A, you’ll learn how to:

  • Employ the most effective design, content and translations,
  • Satisfy communication needs of agents, distributors and customers,
  • Target the right audiences,
  • Improve your SOE (Search Engine Optimization),
  • and much more.
Speakers: Scott Bass, Managing Director, Morningside Translations Rochester; Rosanna Masucci, U.S. Department of Commerce Buffalo Export Assistance Center; Kim Marie McKernen, Senior Content Marketing & Brand Manager, Moog Inc,; Greg Norton, Preident, Twisted Rope; and John Manzella, President & CEO, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara
Sponsors: Morningside Translations, U.S. Department of Commerce, Upstate New York District Export Council
Location: Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst, Amhesrt, NY

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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

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December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Additional 2017 Event Information Coming Soon!

We will soon be listing more information on upcoming events for 2017 including: 

  • Strategies to Achieve International Success
  • 2017 CHINA Town Hall
  • 2017 Global Business Administration Program

And more! - Contact us for more information and sponsorship oportunities for these events.

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