Local Trade Events

The U.S. Commercial Service, along with our local international trade partners, conducts on-going conferences, seminars, and events to educate our clients and promote international trade. Whether it's an executive briefing with a Commercial Service Officer from Australia or a videoconference with your distributor in Zurich, these events are designed to help U.S. exporters market locally and sell globally.

Click here for access to Commercial Service Minnesota YouTube training.

Local Events
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Export Round Table: Canada – International Falls

Hosted by Small Business Development Center- International Falls, Koochiching Economic Development Authority (KEDA), and the Minnesota Trade Office (MTO)

PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS:

  • Minnesota Export Overview: Barb Mattson, Minnesota Trade Office
    • Basics of Importing into Canada- Officers from Canada Border Services
    Agency (CBSA)
    • Role of a Customs Broker and Assistance- Don Bodnarchuck, Cole
    International
    • Immigration, Work Visas, and Dual Citizenship- Canadian Lawyer
    Lawrence G. Phillips

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8:30 am-11:30 am followed by optional networking lunch
Location:
AmericInn-International Falls, 1500 Hwy 71 International Falls, MN
Cost:
 Free / Optional Lunch: $10
Registration:
Contact KEDA at 218-283-8585 or email keda@businessupnorth.com

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Mexico Trade Mission – Sign-up Deadline

The State of Minnesota is pleased to partner with the Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) on a multi-sector trade mission to the Mexico from March 1-6, 2015. The goal of this mission is to assist small to medium-sized companies in the Great Lakes region to export products and services to this exciting market. Click this link for a printable flyer.

To register for the mission, please fill out a Company Profile form.

Date: Monday, January 5, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara
Cost:
 995
Registration:
Register Here

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East Africa Trade Mission 2015 – Sign-up Deadline

The Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) and the Minnesota Trade Office are pleased to announce a multi-sector trade development mission to Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania being planned by CGLG for May 11-16, 2015. STEP grant funding is available for approved companies that can pay 50% of approved costs. To view a printable flyer, click here. To apply, complete this Company Profile form.

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Cost:
$995
Registration:
Register Here

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