LOCAL TRADE EVENTS

The U.S. Commercial Service in 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.

Upcoming events/trainings:

June 24th – ExIm Update

Join the International Trade Council and Mark Klein, Regional Director for the EXIM Bank of the U.S. for a discussion on …

The discussion over the reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank has been a hot one in Congress recently, as they weigh the effects of the Bank’s activities on small business exports and debate the appropriate size and scope of the U.S. government. The topic has intensified as the June 30, 2015 reauthorization deadline approaches. This event is a chance for the Kansas City regional business community to engage directly with Ex-Im Bank’s Midwest Regional Director to have their questions answered.

When: June 24th – 8:00am – 10:00am

Where: DuraComm Corporation
6655 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64131

For details and to register: http://itckc.org/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=45

June 25th - Kansas International Trade Day

The Kansas Department of Commerce, in partnership with Kansas Global Trade Services, Inc., is pleased to host Kansas International Trade Day.

When: June 25, 2015 - 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Where: Johnson County Community College
Regnier Center
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS

For details, agenda and to register: http://www.kansascommerce.com/InternationalTradeDay


July 1st – State Department International Economic Diplomacy Roundtable with Kurt Tong


You are cordially invited to participate in a business and congressional round-table featuring Mr. Kurt Tong. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear firsthand the State Department’s focus on the strategic importance of trade in the 21st century and the local, national, and international necessity of a robust trade agenda.

When: July 1, 2015 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Where: World Trade Center Kansas City
30 West Pershing Road #201

Kansas City, MO 64108

For information about the speaker and to register: http://www.wtc-kc.com/business-and-congressional-round-table-with-ambassador-kurt-tong/

July 14th – 2015 Doing Business with South Africa Market Briefing

Join the World Trade Center Kansas City for a market briefing on Doing Business with South Africa, led by Ambassador Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, Consul General Vuyiswa Tulelo, and Ms. Donnadelliah Maluleke.

This presentation will include an economic briefing and discussion of bilateral trade and investment opportunities for the fields of aero-space, agricultural business, automotive, energy, and many more!


When: July 14, 2015 @ 7:30 am – 9:45 am

Where: Union Station: KC Chamber Board Room

30 West Pershing Road

Kansas City, MO 64108

For further details, a list of speakers, and registration, visit: http://www.wtc-kc.com/doing-business-with-south-africa-market-briefing/

October 8th – 9th - Discover Global Markets: E-Commerce Strategies

Explore the Global E-Commerce and Digital Strategies most important to American exporters of both products and services. U.S. companies aspiring to effectively compete across the globe require specialized knowledge and strong contacts – the fundamental elements of Discover Global Markets: E-Commerce Strategies. The content will resonate with any company relying on e-commerce and social media to drive business development, build brand awareness, and maintain contact with customers and partners around the world.

One-on-one consultations available from the following countries:

  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • U.A.E.
  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Benelux/France
  • European Union Regulations/Standards
  • Germany
  • Italy/Spain/Portugal
  • Nordics/Baltics
  • United Kingdom

For more details and to register - http://export.gov/discoverglobalmarkets/ecommercestrategies/index.asp


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