Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium

Upcoming Events



P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242
Phone: 330-672-4080
or 800-793-0912
International: 001-330-672-4080



Understanding the Requirements for Successfully Expanding your Business Abroad

A morning outreach program to help Northeast Ohio manufacturers seeking to expand operations into other countries as well as investment into the USA. 


  • Structuring the ownership of foreign operations
  • Taking organizational and taxation issues into consideration
  • Basics of using licensing agreements
  • Forming a joint venture or acquiring a foreign company or its assets
  • Foreign companies partnering with and investing in US companies

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Holden University Center at Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH

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Aerospace Updates and Opportunities Seminar

UAVs, ITAR Compliance, NASA updates, research funding opportunities, and more!

UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicles) and PAV (Personal Air Vehicles) present unique opportunities for Ohio companies.  The supply chain of this growing segment within the Aerospace and Defense industry requires that companies clearly understand its requirements, the applications where their products may be used, and the ITAR and EAR export regulations to supply military industries in other countries.  This seminar will focus on potential opportunities for businesses in our region, funding programs to support related R&D activities as well as partnership programs with University and Federal research labs that can help companies develop suitable products for the aerospace industry.  The event will also include information on how NASA can assist in the development of UAVs and PAVs as well as in-depth training on ITAR regulations applicable to those vehicles.

Hosted by NEOTEC, Kent State University College of Aeronautics and Engineering, and the Ohio Aerospace Institute

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Independence, OH

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"Doing Business in Japan" Webinar

Japan is the third-largest economy in the world and the fourth-largest export market for U.S. goods. Its citizens are among the highest income earners in Asia, yet many U.S. companies find it challenging to take advantage of the opportunities available in such a high-potential country. This 60-minute webinar will help participants learn how to overcome cultural barriers, manage regulatory barriers and successfully market their products in the country through the experience gained by James Domingo, an American expatriate who spent more than 10 years living and working in Japan. James will be available after the webinar to provide advice on particular business challenges that participants may be having in dealing with Japan.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST

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Ohio-led trade missions in 2017