Here is the latest event information relevant to members, friends and partners of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. If you have tips, suggestions, ideas for our group, or questions about any of the following events, please let us know at info@okgit.com, and don’t forget to follow us by liking our Facebook Page!

The OKGIT’s bi-monthly meetings are scheduled

for the following dates and times in 2019:

    • May 21st from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at OK Dept. of Commerce
    • July 16th  from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at OK Dept. of Commerce
    • Sept 17th  from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at OK Dept. of Commerce
  • November 19th  from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at OK Dept. of Commerce

The OKGIT has the following events scheduled

for the remainder of 2019:

April 2: Oklahoma International Trade Representative Reception

Petroleum Club OKC – 100 N Broadway Ave Suite 3400, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Join Oklahoma business and international trade leaders for the 2019 Oklahoma International Trade Representative Reception. Experts from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce,
U.S. Department of Commerce and more welcome trade representatives from across the globe to connect with Oklahoma businesses. This is an RSVP-required event, official invitations will be going out soon to OKGIT members, partners and friends in the community. Please RSVP to theokgit@gmail.com with your name and organization for all attendees.

The Petroleum Club OKC

April 3: Oklahoma World Trade Conference

MetroTech, OKC

Get ready for a day of ideas, inspiration & insight at the 35th annual Oklahoma World Trade Conference!

This year’s format has been modified to two half-day concurrent programs, which will target those new to exporting as well as those more experienced. The concurrent programs will be followed by a Luncheon honoring the 2018 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting, among others. There’s a good write up for the conference’s topics and focus here thanks to our partners at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

Registration is required at owtc2019.eventbrite.com, ashley.wilson@trade.gov or (405) 608-5302.

OK World Trade Conference 2019

April 3: International Student Recognition Day at the Oklahoma Capitol

On behalf of Representative Mark McBride and the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team, students enrolled in colleges and universities in Oklahoma are invited to attend the International Student Recognition Day to be held Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 9:30-2:00 at the State Capitol and Oklahoma Judicial Center. The day will include a tour of the capitol, lunch with legislators, guest speakers that includes Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell, and recognition on the floor of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

International Student Recognition Day 2019 Agenda.

Please complete the 2019 International Student Recognition Day Registration Form, scan it to your computer, then email it as an attachment to Julie.Jackson@okhouse.gov by no later than March 26, 2019.

April 17: Small Business Trade Day

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Trade Day program will advise participants about Customs Border Protection’s role in Trade imports and exports – Automation and Partnership; What Small Business Owners need to know and what they should avoid when importing into the U.S.; The role of the Broker in imports and exports and how they can help; Resources available to the Small Businesses (USDOC, SBREFA, SBA programs and DHS/CBP contract opportunities). For more information contact ashley.wilson@trade.gov

May 6-9: Offshore Technology Conference

NRG Park, Houston, Texas

http://2019.otcnet.org/

Join energy professionals from around the world to discuss offshore resources and environmental matters at the largest oil and gas event in the world!  Within over 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, you’ll be among 70,000+ industry professionals, 2,000+ exhibitors, and 300+ journalists. 

May 6-13: Tradewinds Indo-Pacific Forum and Mission 2019

India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Trade Winds offers a unique opportunity to meet potential buyers and distributors in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and also to meet individually with U.S. Diplomats to gain first-hand market insight and to solidify your Indo-Pacific business strategy. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service.

Link to full event page.

May 7: Carribean Road Show

Tulsa, Oklahoma

The U.S. Commercial Service promotes the export of U.S. goods and services and protects U.S. business interests in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. The Caribbean region is a sizeable export market, importing $20 billion of US products and services. An agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Commercial Service’s primary mission is to promote U.S. exports, to which end it delivers a range of services and customized solutions to ensure that U.S. businesses compete and win in the global marketplace.  For more information, please contact Kevin.Chambers@trade.gov

June 5-6: Access Asia – Oklahoma Aerospace

The Access Asia program is designed to tee up these big opportunities in our key deficit markets, get in front of the leaders of companies that our data show can compete and use our unique access to the host country decision makers (private and public) to get the U.S. company over the finish line. We want to use this unique moment in history to coordinate USG efforts and political pressure to ensure U.S. suppliers are our trading partners first choice. Save the date and stay tuned for  information about updates. For more information, please contact Kevin.Chambers@trade.gov

June 17-20: Paris Air Show 2019

Le Bourget International Airport, Paris France

https://www.siae.fr/en/

Our partners in the Oklahoma Department of Commerce will have an Oklahoma pavilion and provide business services at event for Oklahoma companies interested in exhibiting with state for export opportunities relating to the aerospace sector. Reach out to info@okgit.com for more information on contacting ODOC about the event. Read more about the Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s offerings for the air show in this article.

June 19-21: Mexican Petroleum Congress 2019

Poliforum Convention & Exhibition Center, Leon, Mexico

http://congresomexicanodelpetroleo.com/

Representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and the Oklahoma-Mexico Trade Office will have an Oklahoma pavilion and provide booth logistics/services along with B2B matchmaking meetings for Oklahoma companies interested in export opportunities in Mexico’s oil & gas sector.

October 7-11: Mexico ITO Business Visit to Oklahoma

Statewide Oklahoma

ODOC Global Team to arrange business meetings between Oklahoma-Mexico’s Trade Representative and Oklahoma businesses interested in trade/exporting assistance into the Mexican market, which is Oklahoma’s second largest market destination for export of goods.

Fall 2019: Oklahoma Export Financing Seminars

Fall 2019 – Dates and exact locations o be announced, likely in OKC or Tulsa

Half-day seminar in OKC and Tulsa on export financing services along with other relevant tools to help OK businesses compete on level playing field.  Expected invited guests will be the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Center-SBDC (Stillwater), and local bank officials.