Massachusetts Export Center


11th Annual Export Expo - Thursday, January 14 & Friday, January 15, 2021


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. 

Special Guest Speakers

Kevin Wolf

Kevin Wolf [bio]
former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration  
Partner — Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and 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.


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!

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here to learn more or contact Paula Murphy at for further information.

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)



Early Sponsors:

Massachusetts Export Center MSBDCMohawk Global Trade Advisors   Wilson SonsiniNixon Peabody LLPOceanair Inc. Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)Akin GumpRock Creek  U.S. Commercial Service