June 8-12, 2014: Opportunities in the Caribbean Region - Trade Mission and Business Development Conference – Dominican Republic & Beyond
The mission is being organized, in conjunction with the Trade Americas - Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic June 8-12. U.S. trade mission delegation member participants will arrive in Santo Domingo on June 8, and will attend the Trade Americas - Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference on June 9. Following the half-day conference, participants will have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one business appointments with Econ/Commercial Officers from the following U.S. Embassies in the Caribbean region: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, and Trinidad and Tobago. The following day participants will have matchmaking appointments with Dominican companies in the Dominican Republic. And the day after, participants will travel to Haiti, Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados, or Trinidad and Tobago (choosing one market) for additional one-on-one business appointments. Deadline to register: April 11. See: http://export.gov/tradeamericas/tradeevents/trademissions/caribbeanjune2014/index.asp.
June 24-July 9: Illinois Trade Mission to Kenya and Tanzania - Nairobi, Kenya/ Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The Illinois Office of Trade and Investment is leading a trade mission to Kenya and Tanzania to promote Illinois-based businesses in the two markets. In Nairobi, Kenya, delegates will meet with U.S. Embassy staff to get an understanding of the market, identify entry strategies, and possible challenges. Delegation members will also engage one-on-one in pre-arranged meetings with potential partners, and attend a VIP networking reception hosted by the Embassy and local Amcham. In Dar es Salaam, delegates will again participate in information and strategy sessions with staff from the U.S. Embassy, as well as attend a VIP networking reception. In addition, delegates will exhibit at the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair, a strong opportunity to get connected to the developing markets across Southern Africa. Participants may be eligible to receive up to 75% reimbursement for travel expenses and program costs. For more information contact Michael Marangell at Michael.Marangell@trade.gov.
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