Calendar of Events

Successfully Navigating International Business Deals 2023
Every Tuesday at 9:00 am EST from January 24 – February 21 | Zoom

Join us for a webinar series with Dennis Unkovic as presenter. There is no cost to participate. All events begin at 9:00 am EST via Zoom. Login details will be provided upon registration.

January 24 – Five Key Aspects of International Business Transactions
January 31 – Foreign Agency and Distribution Agreements – What you should know
February 7 – Arbitration in International Contracts, U.S. Export Control Laws, and Anti-Boycott Laws
February 14 – The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Avoiding the Pitfalls
February 21 – Where the Global Supply Chain is Today and its Impact, Globalization Update

To register for this webinar series, please click here.

Compliance & Opportunity, Department of Defense (DoD)
February 21, 2023  |  9:00a - 2:00p  |  Ambassador Conference Center, Erie

Interested in doing business with the DoD?
At this event, you will discuss DFARS Cyber: updates & roadmap for success, prime contractor perspectives on cybersecurity logistics, and cloud computing and budgeting resources.
Keynote speaker is Kelly Kiernan, CTO/ Blue Cyber Director for the Department of Navy SBIR/STTR

Hosted by NW IRC, Northwest Commission APEX & North Central APEX

For the event flyer, click here.

Mark your Calendars! | OPEI Trade Mission to Hungary & Poland | May 8 – 12, 2023  

To view the mission flyer, please click here.

The Ohio Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative (OPEI) is leading a trade mission to Hungary and Poland, May 8-12, 2023.  In preparation to the trade mission, we will be posting sector briefings provided by Pennsylvania's Authorized Trade Representative Office in Central Europe.

To view and download sector briefings, please click on the following links:
Hungary- Leading Business Opportunities & Advanced Manufacturing
Poland- Leading Business Opportunities, Chemical Industry, & ICT/Business Services 
Poland- Aerospace Sector  
Hungary Opportunities- Infrastructure 
Hungary Opportunities- Intelligent Transport Systems                                                                                                                                                                                                         

For more information, please contact: Dorte Heffernan at or Hilary Bienio at

For additional information regarding our Calendar of Events, please contact:

Jessica Carroll, Outreach Specialist
P: (814) 677-4800 x109