Massachusetts Export Center

11th Annual Export Expo - January 14 - 15, 2021


Miss the live Expo? Experience it now by registering below!


Join us for the Export Expo — the state’s largest and most important export event of the year that brings together resources, training and information for the local exporting community! 

The Massachusetts Export Center’s Export Expo provides a forum for exporters to connect with the wide range of export resources available in Massachusetts while learning about issues that impact their day-to-day export operations. 

This year’s Export Expo will be a virtual event that will include an exhibit area featuring government, non-profit and private sector service providers serving the export community. The Export Expo will also feature a lineup of workshops, panel discussions and special addresses on a wide variety of export-related topics. This year’s Export Expo will focus on the challenges and imminent developments in our global trade environment, including the impact of both the presidential election and the global pandemic on trade policy and operations. Hot-button issues such as two-way trade with China and Hong Kong, free trade and tariff policy, enhanced export controls and foreign investment restrictions, shifts needed to conduct business in a global pandemic and more will be addressed, with a focus on helping companies to navigate a dynamic and increasingly complex global trade environment. 

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Click here to see Expo COMPLETE SPEAKER LINEUP!

  Opening Speakers
Kevin Wolf

Kevin Wolf [bio]
Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration 

Partner - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Mr. Wolf will provide an update and guidance on recent export regulatory developments, such as continued enhancement of export controls on emerging and foundational technologies, continued enhancement of end use and end user controls, expansion of the Entity List and associated licensing requirements, and other related issues, such as sanctions against Huawei and recent changes to the Foreign Produced Direct Product Rule.

 Barbara Weisel

Barbara Weisel [bio]
Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and Chief U.S. Negotiator, Trans Pacific Partnership

Managing Director – Rock Creek Global Advisors  

Ms. Weisel will provide an update on the U.S.-Asia and U.S.-China global trade landscape, including tariff actions, trade negotiations and trade agreement developments. She will also discuss implications of trade policy actions under the Trump Administration and provide an outlook for trade policy developments anticipated under a Biden Administration.


  Guest Speakers
Matthew Borman

Matthew Borman

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Eileen Albanese 
Eileen Albanese

Director, Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security 

Deputy Assistant Secretary Borman and Ms. Albanese will provide an update on the latest export regulatory developments and export control policy priorities. Specifically, they will discuss export controls on emerging and foundational technologies, end use and end user export control trends, licensing policy and other related issues.  

CEO Panel - Navigating a Transitioning Global Environment: Hear directly from CEOs of leading local companies engaged in international trade to discuss their successes and challenges in the current global environment, including breaking into international markets, global supply chain and business development disruptions caused by the pandemic, the effects of escalating global tariffs, and more! The panel will be moderated by Representative Lori Ehrlich, Chair of the Joint Committee on Export Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Guest Speaker Addresses, Panel Discussions & Special Activities:

  • Opening Plenary Session with Barbara Weisel (1/14)

  • Opening Plenary Session with Kevin Wolf (1/15)

  • Closing Plenary Session with Matthew Borman and Eileen Albanese

  • CEO Panel:  Navigating a Transitioning Global Environment

  • Hot Topics in Trade: What’s on the Agenda for Advocacy Under the Biden Administration

  • The US-UK Trade Landscape: Brexit, Free Trade and Beyond

  • Reimagining Your Global Business Development Strategy

  • Government Resources for Exporters

  • Compliance Alliance Virtual Brown Bag Lunch (Compliance Alliance members only)

  • Virtual Networking Reception  


  • US Trade Relations with China & Hong Kong: A Two-Way Look at Export Control, Tariff & Customs Compliance Developments

  • Know Your CFIUS and Export Controls Risks: You Could be Subject to Mandatory Filing Requirements

  • Export Control 2020 Year-in-Review

  • CMMC Ready: Cybersecurity Strategies for Exporters

  • Tariff & VAT Deferral and Recovery Programs

  • INCOTERMS 2020

  • Rethinking Supply Chains and Logistics Processes in the New Europe

  • Best Practices in Trade Compliance Risk Assessments and Response

Influential Speakers & Experts: The Export Expo will feature influential guest speakers and opportunities to connect with experts to answer your specific export questions. We hope that you will join us for the same timely and important international trade content in a convenient and safe virtual format! Our virtual platform will provide even more opportunities for networking and allow participants to view all of the conference’s content, so you won’t miss a thing! Click here to see our exciting COMPLETE SPEAKER LINEUP.

Dates: Thursday, January 14 & Friday, January 15, 2021
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual
Cost: No charge
Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-6610



Watch a recap from the 10th Annual (2019) Export Expo (click on volume)




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