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:

April 1 – Cross-Cultural Communication The Critical First Step

Join the International Trade Council for breakfast and a conversation about cross cultural awareness when traveling or working among other cultures.

When: Wednesday, April 1 – 8:00AM – 10:00AM

Where: Kauffman Foundation, Brush Creek Room
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Cost: Members $35 | Non-members $50 | Students $15

*Includes light Continental Breakfast

For details and to register: http://www.itckc.org/RegisterEvent.aspx?EventId=43 or email at Itcoffice@itckc.org.

April 9 – Doing Business with Canada

Shippers, Manufacturers, Importers, Exporters, Wholesalers and Distributors – This opportunity is for you. Expand your knowledge with Canadian and U.S. Trade * Customs Experts. Join Scarbrough International for this afternoon program and a networking reception.

When: Thursday, April 9 – 12:45pm – 5:30PM (program 1:15pm – 4:30pm)

Where: KCI Expo Center (Lobby Courtyard)
11730 NW Ambassador Drive

Kansas City, MO 64153

Registration: http://www.scarbrough-intl.com/canada-seminar/ or contact – Kim Taylor @ ktaylor@scarbrough-intl.com or 816-584-2408.

April 13th – 14th – 2015 Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference (APBO) – Los Angeles, CA

More than just a business conference, APBO is a comprehensive networking and learning experience designed to provide business leaders with the contacts and knowledge to succeed in Asia/Pacific markets. Tailor your APBO experience according to your needs and interests. Choose from 60 sessions over two days and schedule up to five private one-on-one meetings for export counseling.

When: April 13th & 14th

Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

506 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90071

For a schedule, a list of speakers, and registration, visit: www.apboconference.com

April 28th – EU Regulatory Requirements & Standards, CE Marking, and RoHS2

There are more than 500 million consumers in the European Union’s 28 Member States. In order to sell equipment throughout the EU, manufacturers have to address mandatory EU product safety and environmental requirements. Join the U.S. Commercial Service offices in Kansas City, MO and Wichita, KS in partnership with the Mid America District Export Council and the Kansas Department of Commerce for a one day program covering topics on -

  • EU Standards and CE Certification
  • CE Marking: Machinery and RoHS2 Directive Compliance

Presenting will be expert speakers:
Yvonne Halpaus, Senior Partner, QNET LLC, Elk River, MN,

Sylvia Mohr, Standards Specialist,
U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Mission to the EU, Belgium

When: Tuesday, April 28 – 8:30am – 4:00pm (registration at 8:00am)

Where: K-State Olathe Campus
Great Plains Room
22201 W. Innovation Drive
Olathe, KS 66061

Cost: $80.00 / person
(Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and seminar materials)

Register at: http://go.usa.gov/3Cyvk. Deadline: April 22, 2015. No refunds after deadline date. Substitutes accepted.

Questions: Sally.Pacheco@trade.gov or 816-421-1876

An opportunity to meet one-on-one with the speakers at the event is available on a first come basis. Please indicate your interest in the “Brief Description” box on your registration.

May 12th – 14th - Discover Global Markets: The Americas - Miami, FL

Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the Florida District Export Council for DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: The Americas, the premier international business conference for U.S. executives. Come explore new market opportunities and learn effective strategies from senior U.S. Diplomats and business leaders in the region.

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



Canada and Mexico.







Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, and Trinidad & Tobago.






Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru.

For more details and to register - http://www.export.gov/florida/dgmamericas/dgmamericas082320.asp

April 7 – May 20 – Webinar Series: International Trade Compliance Program

Join the U.S. Department of Commerce Connecticut District Office for a series of thirteen one hour to 90 minute webinars beginning April 7th – May 20th. This series will provide U.S. companies either who supply the nation’s largest exporters, including Prime and Tier-one contractors in supply chain, or want to take advantage of the dynamic global market with focused training about compliance with international trade laws. The series will also focus on the different angles of compliance awareness and current challenges facing the upstream supply chain.

For a list of topics to be covered in this series and to register - http://www.ctexporters.com/compliance-program-series/

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