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International Trade Compliance Series

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When: April 13, 2021 to May 11, 2021

Where: Virtual


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International Trade Compliance Virtual Event Series
Presented by Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C. Trade Group

The Pittsburgh Technology Council is pleased to introduce an exciting series of virtual events on the pressing international trade compliance topics of the day presented by the Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C. Trade Group. 

The global trade environment has changed in significant ways in recent years, with an increase in trade protectionism, new export controls around critical emerging technologies, and competition and conflict between great powers over who will drive the new economy.  This trend seems likely to continue in many regards despite the outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election.  

This series aims to provide companies with some of the knowledge and tools that are needed to successfully navigate turbulent trade waters in 2021 and beyond.  Each session will last approximately one hour and will include time for Q&A and virtual networking.

Who Should Attend:
This virtual event is appropriate for all technology and manufacturing companies doing business with the DOD or buying/selling internationally. Your registration will give you access to all sessions in this series. You may have different company representatives participate in each session and there is no limit on the number of representatives from your company that attend.  

Make sure to save these dates to your calendar. If you’d like the Pittsburgh Technology Council to send you a calendar invitation as a reminder, please contact Monica Takacs at

A reminder with event access information will be sent the day before each event. 

May 11, 2021 | 10:00 AM EST

Where: Via Zoom

FREE | PTC Members and Clients of Denton’s Cohen & Grigsby
$100 | Non-Members

Virtual Event Series Schedule

Special Extended Session - Doing Business and Trade with the UK Post-Brexit
May 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
•    Roger Matthews, Partner – International Trade and Regulatory, Dentons 
•    Fiona Macleod, Regional Director – NY & East USA, Department for International Trade (DIT), British Consulate General
•    Ben Brierley, Consul - Senior Trade Policy Adviser, British Consulates New York and Boston
Introduction by Kunal Khatri, Deputy HM Trade Commissioner, USA at Department for International Trade (DIT)

This session will be a joint program between Dentons and the Department for International Trade (DIT). 

As the UK’s unwinding from the EU continues in full effect, we are excited to have Roger Matthews of Dentons’ London office join us to offer his insights on the trade consequences of Brexit including how clients, both in the UK and abroad, can best adapt to the new reality. This session will touch on issues related to export controls, trade sanctions, tariffs, free trade agreements, trade remedies and mutual recognition.
Along with all of these changes come new opportunities for US companies that want to do business and trade with the UK.  We’ll hear from the Department for International Trade about how to take advantage these exciting opportunities while growing your business internationally. 

Agenda - All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
10:00 AM – Introduction by Kunal Khatri, Deputy HM Trade Commissioner, USA at Department for International Trade (DIT)
10:05 AM – Introduction by Susanne Cook, Senior Partner and Chair, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby International Business Team
10:10 AM Presentation by Roger Matthews, Partner – International Trade and Regulatory, Dentons
11:10 AM Trade and Business Opportunities from the Department for International Trade (DIT)
11:25 AM Q&A with DIT and Dentons
11:35/11:40 AM Conclusion

This session is sponsored by:

Contact Information:

For content or logistics questions - Program Director: Monica Takacs, Sr. Director for Industry Networks,
For registration questions - Taylor Bombalski, Director, Event Planning & Special Programs,
For sponsorship questions - Ashley Steckel, Director of Business Development and Advertising,
For membership questions - Ryan Gent, Membership Director,