The U.S. Commercial Service in Wichita, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri organizes and supports conferences, seminars, and events to educate our clients and promote international trade. Our goal is to help local U.S. exporters sell globally. A sampling of our events includes:

  • Executive briefings in our office with one of our visiting Commercial Service Officers from around the world.
  • Educational export seminars and online webinars.
  • Matchmaking and export counseling services at international trade shows overseas and the U.S.

By organizing trade missions and educational seminars; providing matching or export counseling services at trade shows; and recruiting buyer delegations to U.S. trade shows, the U.S. Government helps U.S. exporters expand global sales at trade events.


September 15 – INCOTERMS - Mastering the Language of Global Trade

Join U.S. Commercial Service – Wichita over lunch, Tuesday, September 15 as featured speaker, Jay Devers, Managing Partner, Bestway International/Hellman Worldwide Logistics provides background and an overview on INCOTERMS. He will discuss new developments and revisions, the latest efforts to align sales and transport contracts, and lead a question and answer session with attendees.

When: September 15 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Where: Wichita, KS

There is NO cost to attend, however seating is limited, so REGISTRATION IS


Event details will follow your registration: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q8F

September 21 & 22 – Export Controls & Export Compliance Management

The U.S. Commercial Service - Kansas City, in partnership with the Mid-America District Export Council and the Kansas Small Business Development Center, invite you to participate in a two-day program covering U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as well as the fundamentals of export compliance management.

When: September 21 & 22 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Registration/Breakfast – 7:30am – 8:00am

Where: Johnson County Community College
Regnier Center, Capitol Federal Ballroom
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210

Cost: $350.00

For details and to register: http://go.usa.gov/3Hef4

September 23 - Exporting to Europe - CE Mark: Six Steps to Success

NCEE Labs is offering an interactive class on CE Marking, a 6 step process on how to export products to Europe. This class will outline and explain what is required when bringing a product into Europe. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with CE Marking requirements.

When: September 23, 2015
Breakfast & Registration- 8 am - 9 am / Class- 9 am –Noon

Where: Big Brothers Big Sisters
310 East 2nd Street North
Wichita, KS 67202

Register online at www.kansasglobal.org - Non-members $80 (members $65)

September 28 – Doing Business with the Philippines

Join the World Trade Center Kansas City, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce Greater Kansas City, and the Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City for a market briefing on Doing Business with the Philippines led by Ambassador Jose Lampe Cuisia, Jr. to explore the robust business opportunities between Kansas City and the Philippines.
When: September 28
8:30am Registration & Breakfast / 9 – 11am Program

Where : KC Chamber Board Room at Union Station
30 West Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO

For more details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doing-business-with-the-philippines-tickets-18372660121

October 8 –Save the Date! -- Seminar: Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Workshop

Date: October 8

Location: KC Chamber Boardroom

Cost/Registration: TBD

For more information, contact: Nyamusi Igambi, 816-842-0812 or Nyamusi.Igambi@trade.gov

October 22 – Doing Business with Mexico

Join Scarbrough International for an afternoon program on Doing Business with Mexico. Topics will include: NAFTA Compliance, Cross Border Transactions, New Mexican Regulations, and Current Industry Updates.

When: October 22
12:30 – 1:00pm Registration / 1:00-4:30pm Program
Networking reception following program – 4:30 – 5:30pm

Where: KCI Expo Center (Lobby Courtyard)
11730 NW Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO 64153

For more details and to register: www.scarbrough-intl.com/mexico-seminar

Discover Global Markets: Business Forum Series

Logo for the Discover Global Markets Business Forum Series

Discover Global Markets: E-Commerce Strategies for Exporters
Connect to international customers via digital innovation, social media
and mobile marketing

When/Where: October 8 – 9 / Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Explore the e-commerce and digital strategies most important to American product and service exporters. Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from The Baltics, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Eastern Europe, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, The Nordics, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UAE, The United Kingdom.

Discover Global Markets: Pacific Rim Consumers
Capturing Export Opportunities from Seoul to Santiago

When/Where: October 29 – 30 / Orange County, CA

Learn what consumers are buying, and how to sell to them. Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from Australia, Burma, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, South Korea, Central America, Colombia, Chile, Canada, Mexico

For more details and to register: http://www.export.gov/discoverglobalmarkets/

HANNOVER MESSE 2016: Business Opportunities Await

April 25 – 29, 2016 / Hannover, Germany

The United States is the Partner Country for HANNOVER MESSE 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. This means unmatched international exposure for U.S. companies and economic development organizations (EDOs) participating as exhibitors in the U.S. Pavilion.

Experience the World's Leading Trade Fair for Industrial Technology. For more details, questions, and online registration – www.export.gov/hannovermesse


September 8 - December 8, 2015: Cuba Exporters Call-In Program – Teleconference

The Bureau of Industry (BIS) has scheduled monthly call-in programs to field questions from the exporting community concerning the Cuba rule published on January 16, 2015.  Upcoming program dates & times: 1:00pm CDT on September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8.


Toll Number: 1-210-838-9521
Toll Free Number: 1-888-889-0538

Leader and Participant passcode: CUBA     

For more information on the current sanctions that are in place, see above under “Export News” or go to https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/country-guidance/sanctioned-destinations/cuba

September 9, 2015 @ 1:00pm CDT:  Best Markets for the Outdoor Lifestyle Industry - Webinar

In this webinar, participants will learn about trends and market opportunities for U.S. outdoor lifestyle products and services in Australia, Colombia and Costa Rica.  The webinar is organized by the U.S. Commercial Service to alert U.S. exporters of new opportunities in multiple markets across the Pacific Rim, from Seoul to Santiago!  (See also below October event on Accessing Pacific Rim Consumers.)  Guest speaker Rich Harper, Policy Advisor for the Outdoor Industry Association, will also provide a brief overview of key international trade issues affecting the outdoor industry. The webinar will feature U.S. Commercial Service in-country Specialists: John Kanawati, Australia; Paola Lugari, Colombia; and Abby Daniell, Costa Rica.  To register for this free webinar, go to https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q8R

September 24, 2015 @ 1:00pm CDT: How to Obtain License & Authorization of Medical Devices from Health Canada – Webinar

Canada’s increasing demand for healthcare products and services makes it a promising target for U.S. healthcare firms. To successfully export medical devices to the Canadian market, it is crucial to understand Health Canada’s authorization process and how it reviews product safety, effectiveness and quality. Join the U.S. Commercial Service for this informative webinar featuring keynote speaker Nancy Shadeed, Special Advisor of Health Canada’s International Programs Division, as she guides you through the registration process and answers your specific questions. Cost to attend is $35, and registration can be completed here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q8E Contact Connie.Irrera@trade.gov with questions.

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