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Discover Global Markets: The Blue Economy

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September 20 @ 2:00 pm September 22 @ 11:00 pm CEST

Discover Global Markets business development forum is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s annual flagship event for U.S. exporters! 

Join us this year in Rhode Island, a highly integrated marine economy that encompasses manufacturing and research.

The “Ocean” state is home to a wide range of maritime industries, including boat building and servicing; advanced materials and component boat/ship systems development; undersea technologies with defense and commercial applications (dual-use); ocean sciences and engineering; marine tourism; and coastal community and environment preservation. 

  • Gain market insights from industry experts based at U.S. Embassies around the world, to include Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey,United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
  • Participate in matchmaking meetings with foreign buyers, distributors, government officials and potential partners from many of the above markets. List of International Delegates.
  • Hear from large OEMs and project primes about overseas projects and their supplier pipeline needs. Invited large companies include: General Dynamics Electric Boat, Wabtec, Equinor, KVH Industries, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems, Teledyne Marine, and Orsted.  
  • Learn about U.S. government export programs designed to cut your time to market.
  • Understand how your minority/woman-owned business can leverage diversity certification as a tool to increase visibility to global companies looking to broaden their supply chains.
  • Network, network, network!

Omni Providence Hotel

1 West Exchange Street , 02903, Providence, Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island 02903 United States
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