Local Trade Events

The U.S. Commercial Service in Fargo, North Dakota 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 USA Pavilion at an agricultural machinery show in Kazakhstan, these events are designed to help U.S. exporters market locally and sell globally.

Upcoming events:

AgroAlimentariaIrapuato, Mexico – November 7-10, 2012. Participate in the USA Pavilion being organized at one of the most significant agricultural machinery shows in Mexico. The activity is sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service Agribusiness Team and the U.S. Commercial Service office in Mexico. You can participate via catalog participation, mini booth or full booth.

ExporTech 2012 in North Dakota – Nov. 12, Dec. 13, and January 2013

The nationally acclaimed ExporTech program is available to North Dakota and NW Minnesota companies. ExporTech is designed to help your company enter or expand into global markets by assisting in the development of a customized international growth plan. Utilizing a team of exporting resources and experts, and assigning each company a one-on-one coach, we help your company move quickly beyond just planning, into actual export sales.

1st Session:  November 12, 2012 - Rationale & Strategy for International Growth; Marketing, market research, market selection; Plan template, strategy

2nd Session:  December 13, 2012 - Mechanics of Exporting- custom Agenda Based on Identified Company Needs, e.g. Financing, Export Licensing, IP Risk, Logistics; Learn how to identify and remove obstacles

3rd Session:  January 2013 - Present your customized International Growth Plan to a panel of experienced exporters with expert feedback and coaching from North Dakota District Export Council members. The cost of the program is $995 for up to two participants from the same company. Additional company participants pay $395. To apply or for more information, contact Heather Ranck at heather.ranck@trade.gov or at 701-239-5080