More than 20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect, its consequences are a topic of heated debate in Mexico, Canada and especially the United States. Are President Trump’s claims about NAFTA and its negative effects on the U.S. economy accurate? Are his goals for renegotiating the agreement achievable? Are supply chains now too integrated to undo key clauses of the treaty without creating major economic disruption?
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Southern California Procurement, Trade & Manufacturing Summit. Hear from leaders in international trade, procurement, and manufacturing. Connect with over 100 exhibiting manufacturers and service businesses. Network with over 1000 other attending business owners. Schedule one-on-one appointments choosing from over 100 buyers.
The 2017 SELECT LA Investment Summit is Southern California’s premier international trade event that brings together hundreds of global investors with business and governmental leaders from Southern California to facilitate and secure foreign direct investment (FDI), and provide exclusive insights on market trends and opportunities in the Los Angeles region.
For more than 90 years, World Trade Week (WTW), an initiative of the L.A. Area Chamber, has been the most extensive and unique program of its kind in the country. WTW dedicates itself to educating the public on the importance and benefits of global trade on the local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events.
The business of city-building is essential to competing in our global economy. Successful urban regions must establish partnerships among business, universities and civil society that catalyze economic growth, build social and environmental resiliency and implement the urban design that attracts talented people to their city.
Ms. Lucy Latka, Senior Commercial Specialist at the US Embassy in Ottawa Canada, will be sharing a presentation on Canadian government contracting opportunities with an emphasis on the security and defense sectors. Companies interested in learning more about selling to the Government of Canada will find this a special opportunity to gain critical insights. There will be an opportunity for businesses to speak with Ms. Latka one-on-one after her presentation.
MAPLE is proud to be a partner of Eureka. Join us for Eureka FEST - a day-long program of panels and keynote presentations featuring a lineup of successful and influential entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and industry experts. The day will also feature workshops, a pitch contest, demo showcase, valuable networking opportunities, lunch provided by Euro Caffe and an after-party that will include a cash bar, food truck, photo booth and a live performance by Multi-Platinum and Gold recording artist VASSY!
Find out what public venture capital is and how it is different from traditional VC funding. Also see why it is a viable funding alternative for early-stage Southern California companies. Companies with $5M+ in revenues can access $5M to $50M+ for growth, pivot and acquisition.
Join us for a wine-tasting, reception and seminar to learn how to access public venture capital in Canada (without needing to move there). You will meet capital providers, dealmakers, and advisors who will discuss why this is a growth path you should explore.
MAPLE is pleased to participate in the inaugural GetGlobal Global Growth Conference to be held in Los Angeles at the JW Marriott at LA Live on October 20th and 21st. This event brings together global thought-leaders to share insights on taking businesses and brands international.
On Saturday, October 8th MAPLE will be joining Canadians in Orange County to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving. Don't miss this opportunity for an afternoon of terrific fellowship and a fine meal. More information is available athttp://www.canadiansinoc.com/event-calendar/
This seminar will examine trade opportunities, growth and market strategies in Canada and México and provide access to useful business resources, tools and networking for Orange County and Southern California firms. MAPLE Business Council is pleased to participate in this conference.