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:
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 local events:
May 23 – KC World Trade Day
As cities across the nation celebrate World Trade Week, join us on May 23 to learn how Kansas City is competing on a global scale.
This event is free, courtesy of the World Trade Week Steering Committee, however, space is limited and registration is required by Friday, May 17.
Visit http://www.wtc-kc.com/ai1ec_event/world-trade-day/?instance_id=13983 for further details and registration.
June 25 – Why go Global? Key information on local export resources for Economic Development Professionals
This program is designed specifically for international trade service providers: federal government trade promotion agencies, state and local government trade officers, economic development organizations, trade associations, chambers of commerce, freight forwarders, international bankers, and international trade centers.
With 95 percent of the potential customers for U.S. goods and services living outside of the United States, exporting provides vast potential for American businesses. Attend this export outreach team meeting on June 25, to learn how you can help companies in your community expand sales and create jobs by entering the international marketplace.
Registration: 8:00 am
Program: 8:30 am-11:30 am
Where: Commercial Service and SBA offices
1000 Walnut, Suite 500
Kansas City, MO 64106
Register at - https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=3Q8T
July 15 – 19 – Missouri International Trade & Investment Office: Republic of Korea’s Director Visit
The Director of Missouri’s International Trade and Development Office in Seoul, Republic of Korea, Ms. Hyun-Sook Kim, will be visiting Missouri July 15 – 19, 2013.
Following the signing of the Republic of Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement in 2012 (KORUS-FTA), the largest free trade agreement since the passage of NAFTA, U.S. exports to Republic of Korea are expected to increase by $10-12 billion in the coming years.
If you are interested in doing business in this dynamic market, please take this opportunity to meet her in person. Click here for registration form.
Deadline to Register: May 31, 2013
St. Louis: July 15 – 16
Kansas City: July 18 – 19
August 6 – 8 – CPhI South America 2013: Trade Show & Mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Missouri Department of Economic Development will be leading a trade mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil August 6 – 8 participating in the CPhI South America 2013 show. CPhI Worldwide is the premier developer and planner of pharmaceutical ingredients events worldwide.
The pharmaceutical and food ingredients sector in South America and especially Brazil has been growing at significant rates over the past 10 years leading to a strong market for US and especially Missouri companies seeking to increase their market share in the sector.
If interested in participating, click here for the registration form.
Deadline to register: May 31, 2013
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May 21 - Building Dubai's Dream: Infrastructure Opportunities for U.S. Companies - Webinar
Host: Dubai Consul General Robert Waller
Date, time, time zone for call: Tuesday, May 21, 2013; 11:00 am EDT, 10:00 am CDT (1500 UTC, 1900 Dubai time)
Deadline for RSVPs: May 19, 2013
The Emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates will invest billions in infrastructure projects to enable its ambitious growth plans, which include bids for World Exposition 2020 and the 2024 Olympics. Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has already announced $2.3 billion in projects, and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has the second phase of its Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park up for bid this summer, in addition to billions more forecasted in power generation, power grid, and water projects. Dubai leadership wants more American companies bidding on and winning these projects, and Ex-Im financing may be available.
U.S. Consulate General Dubai’s Consul General Robert Waller and executives from these two government authorities will be on hand to discuss these great opportunities as well as the general investment and economic climate in Dubai.
Please RSVP by clicking here - http://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/contact/208927.htm
June 4 -5 – Gateway to Europe, Minneapolis, MN
This annual conference will bring more than 25 Senior Commercial Diplomats and U.S. international trade officials covering the European, Russian and Turkish markets. Participants will discover how to identify new export opportunities, increase market share and competitive edge, and develop strategic relationships with those that are on the forefront of business and exporting in these key markets.
Limited appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early to ensure you get appointments for your priority markets.
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