DCED ‘Bringing the World to PA’ with Two Weeks of Virtual Events to Foster Export Opportunities  

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development announced that it will hold its virtual Bringing the World to PA Tour September 13-24. This series of webinars and virtual presentations from around the world will help Pennsylvania companies interested in exporting their products and services learn more about export markets and industry potential and meet one‐on‐one virtually with the commonwealth’s international Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs).

“With customers in 218 countries and territories buying Pennsylvania-grown and made goods and services, it comes as no surprise that 4.6 percent of the commonwealth’s GDP – approximately $37.39 billion – comes from exports,” said DCED Secretary Dennis Davin. “Supporting that success is one of the largest, most comprehensive state-sponsored export development programs in the country, with authorized trade representatives covering 45 countries. We are excited to once again share the commonwealth’s resources with Pennsylvania businesses during this year’s Bringing the World to PA event.”

Coordinated by DCED’s Office of International Business Development (OIBD) in partnership with its Regional Export Network (REN) partners, Bringing the World to PA will feature a series of online presentations and panels on international business and trade topics. Live presentations by Pennsylvania’s ATRs will highlight business opportunities for Pennsylvania exporters in key global markets.

OIBD remains committed to connecting Pennsylvania companies with the people and resources that can help them increase their international sales. Pennsylvania-based companies interested in exploring new international markets for their products and services are invited to participate in this two-week event at no cost.

Interested participants can register and participate at dced.pa.gov/worldtopa.

The following sessions on Business Opportunities for PA Exporters are confirmed:

Week 1 

Mon, Sept. 13  10:00 am – Canada

Tue, Sept. 14   8:30 am – South Korea

10:00 am – Middle East Region

Wed, Sept. 15  10:00 am – India

Thu, Sept. 16    8:30 am – China: Business Opportunities

10:00 am – China: E-Commerce

Fri, Sept. 17     8:30 am – Netherlands & Belgium

10:00 am – United Kingdom, Ireland & Scandinavia

Week 2 

Mon, Sept. 20   8:30 am – Australia & New Zealand

10:00 am – Mexico

Tue, Sept. 21     8:30 am – Southeast Asia

Wed, Sept. 22    2:00 pm – Global Access Program (GAP) Grant

Thu, Sept. 23      8:30 am – Central & Eastern Europe

10:00 am – Germany, Italy, Austria & Switzerland

Fri, Sept. 24        8:30 am – India & Middle East: Education Services

ATRs from 12 countries will participate in Bringing the World to PA:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • China
  • Germany
  • India
  • Israel
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom