While the focus of presenters at the 32nd annual Oklahoma World Trade Conference was raising Oklahoma companies’ online profile and protecting their digital assets once there, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin was on hand to present awards to six companies for their more traditional exporting work.

The 2015 Oklahoma Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting went to Broken Arrow, Okla.-based Control Devices Inc. The firm is a leading manufacturer of pipeline pig tracking and communication equipment for domestic and global customers. Its 48 employees each have specialties in a diverse set of skills, from electronics, mechanical design, software and firmware programming, machining and more.

The Oklahoma District Export Council’s Export Champion Awards went to:

The U.S. Commercial Service’s Export Achievement Certificate went to:


Re-sharing a great opportunity to enhance experience in the Asia and Pacific region in the coming weeks from our partners at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service. Just a few days left to register for this year’s 2015 Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference in Los Angeles on April 13-14.

Click here to learn more about the conference’s schedule or to register.

Asia/Pacific Business Outlook is the premier networking and learning experience designed to provide you with the contacts and knowledge to succeed in Asia/Pacific markets. Access up to 18 dynamic markets in two days.

New Sessions in 2015:

  • Don St. Pierre Jr., founder of ASC Fine Wines, the premier importer of wine in China
  • Brian Ward, President of Capital Markets, Americas for Colliers International
  • Global Supply Chain Strategies and Trends
  • One-on-One Meetings with the Senior Commercial Officer from U.S. Embassy in Pakistan
  • Southeast Asia frontier markets: Cambodia, Lao, and Myanmar

APBO’s timeless features since 1988:

  • 60 sessions, 18 Asia/Pacific markets in 2 days
  • Customized trade counseling via One-on-One meetings with Senior Commercial Officers
  • Understanding current economic trends and social issues of major Asia/Pacific markets
  • Market entry strategy and competition
  • Global supply chain and logistics
  • Partnerships and negotiation best practices
  • E-Commerce and Asian middle class consumerism