International Trade Events

Trade events offered by the Wisconsin DEC and our partners for your consideration

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Date:  April 18, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST
Location:  Harley Davidson University, 3800 W. Juneau Ave, Milwaukee WI 53208
Fee:  $50 per person (Includes continental breakfast, lunch and 1-on-1 consultations)
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Event description:
The STOPfakes Roadshow delivers critically important information about intellectual property to the audience that needs it most—start-ups, entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses, independent creators, and inventors. The information is presented by experts from multiple government agencies that deal with intellectual property issues.

Participants will learn: how to identify and protect the various intellectual property assets they have; the mechanisms for obtaining IP protection in overseas markets and strategies for determining where they should seek protection; how to record their mark with Customs, with on-site help, in order to exclude counterfeit goods from entering the United States; how to combat counterfeits on international e-commerce sites; and about government resources available to help U.S. businesses with intellectual property issues. In short, participants will learn information vital to competing in an increasingly global environment.

Sponsors & Partners:
The Wisconsin DEC would like to thank our venue sponsor, Harley-Davidson, our Silver (Lunch) sponsor, M.E. Dey & Co., and our Bronze sponsor, Godfrey & Kahn. We also thank our partners: The U.S. Commercial Service – Wisconsin, The Wisconsin SBDC Network, MMAC World Trade Association, the Madison International Trade Association and New North.

How, Why, ROI – Trade Compliance Across the Company

Date:  February 14, 2023 from 11:30am – 4:00pm
Location:  UW Fluno Center Skyview Room, 601 University Ave, Madison, WI
Fee:  MITA Members $50; Non-members $75
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Trade compliance is at the core of import/export operations. It supports successful global trade throughout all disciplines- sales, logistics/transportation, finance, legal, R & D/engineering procurement, I.T., supply chain, customer service! Compliance is a partner but too often seen as a barrier.

Is there a good strategy and practical approach that moves compliance from the sidelines to the front row across all the functional areas of the company? Can you demonstrate the ROI of good trade compliance? How do you gain the commitments required to achieve it?

Presenters will share integration approaches and must-know tips to increase the compliance voice with other departments strengthening the company’s overall trade agenda. Then, share and explore experiences in Strategic Networking with the speakers and with peer leaders in the compliance community. Discuss how-to’s, challenges / solutions for improving the company’s understanding of your role and hot topics.

Strategic Networking will be the winner’s circle of the day!


  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Registration and Lunch
  • 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Opening and Sponsor Remarks
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Keynote Address: Jenny Patzlaff, Director, Supply Chain Practice at UW-Madison E-Business Consortium:
    Global Trade Management & Compliance- Collaboration Strategies Advancing Your Company’s Trade Agenda
  • 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM Speaker Presentations
  • 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Strategic Networking with speakers/subject experts

MITA and UWEBC* are collaborating at The Fluno Center on February 14. UWEBC is hosting its Trade Compliance Special Interest Group (SIG): learn more about the UWEBC event from 9a-11a at, just prior to our MITA event. The first 5 MITA Members registered for MITA’s 11:30a-4p event and also interested in attending the UWEBC event, may be eligible for a guest pass to the UWEBC event. After you review their SIG event, please contact UWEBC’s practice director, Jenny Patzlaff to learn more.

*UWEBC is UW-Madison’s EBusiness Consortium

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