Webinars - Conferences - Seminars - Workshops

Panels of the top experts in their field discuss the latest developments in International Trade and provide advice on successful Market Entry.

U.S. Market Entry Masterclass - Vilnius Oct.1 & Tallinn Oct.4

October 22, 2018

For growing Baltic companies planning to expand to the U.S., this one-day masterclass ​will introduce you to the key elements of your roadmap to a successful market entry.

Baltic companies at the Fancy Food Show in NYC 

July 02, 2018

On July 2, 2018 Global Commerce Education participated in an educational and networking event hosted by the Baltic American Chamber’s of Commerce (BACC) for Baltic companies who exhibited at the Fancy Food Show NY. Topics included U.S. food regulations and the benefits and intricacies of Kosher certification.

GCE Helps Baltic companies prepare for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair

May 20, 2018

On May 20, 2018 Global Commerce Education and the Baltic American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) offered a workshop to help companies from the Baltic States prepare for their participation in the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York.

The workshop was provided by BACC member, Founder and CEO of Global Commerce Education, Sophie Lechner.

Workshop participants were representatives from Lithuanian, Estonian and Finnish luxury furniture producers and designers, who attended ICFF. 

Breakfast Briefing with the Foreign Minister of Lithuania

May 18, 2018

On May 18, 2018 Global Commerce Education was invited by the Baltic American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) to participate in a breakfast briefing by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Mr. Linas Linkevicius, on the Trade and Investment Climate in Lithuania. A very constructive conversation was held regarding how to better publicize Lithuania and its business success stories, and how to better introduce Lithuania's entrepreneurs to business opportunities in the U.S.

Cross-cultural workshop for French and American Executives a Big Success

May 15, 2018

On May 15th 2018, over 60 executives from French and American corporations learned how to work together more effectively. Rave reviews followed, as well as several requests to provide a workshop for their teams.

See recap on the FACC website

U.S. Baltic Business Summit in Washington DC

April 03, 2018

On April 3, 2018, a U.S. Baltic Business Summit was hosted by the US Chamber of commerce in partnership with the Baltic American Chamber of Commerce (BACC). It was led by the three Baltic country leaders - President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia, President Raimond Vejonis of Latvia, and President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania. BACC invited Global Commerce Education to join the 400 attendees from both Baltic and American companies.  Strengthening business relationships, investment partnerships, and trade were key areas of discussion. 

GCE's Baltic Tour

March 12, 2018

Three countries, Eight sponsors, over 200 attendees, standing room only. 

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GCE Tours the Baltics

March 05, 2018

Marc Friedman and Sophie Lechner presented seminars in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. Eight partners offered their support, 4 events were held and over 200 attendees learned about legal and cultural differences when doing business in the U.S.

Toolkit for Powercharging a US Job Search

February 15, 2018

Founder Sophie Lechner was invited by Women in Global Affairs (WIGA NYC) in collaboration with SUNY’s Global Affairs Program to give this workshop.

"Thank You for Your Brilliant Job Search Toolkit!

Your presentation was masterful - so creative and detailed. And very original.

I knew during the presentation that it would be a lot of work but thanks to your toolkit, I'm committed to working on it. I'm excited to begin the journey."


Cutting Edge Finnish companies visit NYC

January 22, 2018

Thirteen successful Finnish companies descended upon NYC to explore the potential of the US Market, learn the ropes, make connections and pitch to investors and potential clients. It was a pleasure to share our experience and to make valuable introductions for them.


"GCE facilitated a fantastic workshop about the differences in business cultures.  Also I have lost the count of the number of introductions GCE has made for me. I genuinely feel grateful to have found this company".

Jaakko Timonen, CEO of

French Entrepreneurs in NY

December 07, 2017

For founders and executives in french innovative companies interested in expanding to the U.S. market, this program was offered by Retis Formation in collaboration with Global Commerce Education Inc.,The Triana Group, Collier County Florida and the Naples Accelerator Florida.

​This was the 12th edition of the FACE program.

“Global Commerce Education has been a really important asset in our internationalization strategy!”

Xavier Crouilles, CEO InnerSense

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

November 01, 2017

Panel discussion focusing on current trends and best practices for global entity compliance and related topics that are tier 1 issues for in-house counsel. Baker Botts partner Seth Taube led and moderated the session. Panelists were Robert-Jan Kokshoorn, Global Subsidiary Governance Services, Citco Corporate Services Inc., Sophie Lechner, Founder and CEO, Global Commerce Education, Inc., and Eugene Weitz, General Counsel, SAI Global.

Recipe for Success in the U.S. Market

October 27, 2017

Drawing on their long experience in helping foreign companies enter the U.S. Market, leading experts Michael Student from Sullivan & Worcester, and Sophie Lechner from Global Commerce Education Inc., shared with the audience the legal and cultural landmines encountered when entering the US market, and provided practical advice for a successful market entry.

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