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Trade Missions, International Events and Trade Fairs

The Ohio Development Services Agency promotes export-focused trade missions for the purpose of growing Ohio exports and creating jobs.

Participating in a trade mission provides companies with an opportunity to travel overseas to meet with prospective international business partners face-to-face, greatly enhancing the potential for business success. Trade mission services typically include: business matchmaking, customized market research, in-country business briefings, networking opportunities, in-country support and follow-up assistance.

Reverse trade missions and buyers missions are affordable and convenient opportunities for Ohio companies to meet with international buyers. Often, these events require no overseas travel. Reverse trade and buyers missions bring various international buyers to one location in the U.S. to connect with U.S. suppliers.

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Focused Trade Mission to Southeast Asia for Feed Ingredients and Additives: March 12-16, 2018

Organizer: Food Export
Market: Vietnam and Thailand
Registration Deadline: 11/20/2017

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Focused Trade Mission to the UK and Ireland for Healthy and Natural Products: March 20-23, 2018

Organizer: Food Export
Market: UK and Ireland
Registration Deadline: 12/22/2017
Early Registration Deadline: 11/17/2017

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Focused Trade Mission to Poland: March 26-27, 2018

Organizer: Food Export
Market: Poland
Registration Deadline: 12/22/2017
Early Registration Deadline: 11/17/2017

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org

This list is not meant to be comprehensive


American Hardwood Export Council Trade Missions


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Taipei International Building Expo: December 14-17, 2017

Organizer: AHEC
Market: Taiwan

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Contact:
Tripp Pryor
American Hardwood Export Council 
(828) 734-4617
tpryor@aheec.org


Carrefour International du Bois: June 1-3, 2018

Organizer: AHEC
Market: Europe

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Contact:
Tripp Pryor
American Hardwood Export Council 
(828) 734-4617
tpryor@aheec.org

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Specialty Food Buyers Mission at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show: January 20-22, 2018

Organizer: Food Export
Registration Deadline: 12/8/2017
Early Registration Deadline: 11/12/2017

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission at the 2018 IPPE: January 31, 2018

Organizer: Food Export
Registration Deadline: 12/15/2017
Early Registration Deadline: 11/27/2017

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


2018 Northeast Buyers Mission: Philadelphia, PA: January 29, 2018

Organizer: Food Export
Registration Deadline: 12/22/2017
Early Registration Deadline: 12/1/2017

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org

This list is not meant to be comprehensive


The Greater New York Dental Meeting, November 24-29, 2017

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Anne Novak
U.S. Department of Commerce
Anne.Novak@trade.gov 


POWER-GEN International, December 5-7, 2017

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Mark Wells
U.S. Department of Commerce
Mark.Wells@trade.gov 


Consumer Technology Association (CES) 2018: January 9-12, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Allison Moore
U.S. Department of Commerce
Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov


World of Concrete (WOC): January 23-26, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Jeffrey Odum
U.S. Department of Commerce
Jeffrey.Odum@trade.gov


The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference SHOT Show: January 23-26, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Dustin Ross
U.S. Department of Commerce
Dustin.Ross@trade.gov


DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition: January 23-25, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Mark Wells
U.S. Department of Commerce
Mark.Wells@trade.gov


International Production & Processing Expo: January 30-February 1, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Amanda Ayvaz
U.S. Department of Commerce
Amanda.Ayvaz@trade.gov


Natural Products Expo West: March 7-12, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Renee Diggs
U.S. Department of Commerce
Renee.Diggs@trade.gov


NAB Show 2017: April 7-12, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Kent Campbell
U.S. Department of Commerce
Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov


WasteExpo 2017: April 23-26, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Pamela Kirkland
U.S. Department of Commerce
Pamela.Kirkland@trade.gov


Offshore Technology Conference: April 30-May 3, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Ethel Glen
U.S. Department of Commerce
Ethel.Glen@trade.gov


NPE 2018: The Plastics Show: May 7-11, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Dustin Ross
U.S. Department of Commerce
Dustin.Ross@trade.gov


The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show NRA Show: May 19-22, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Amanda Ayvaz
U.S. Department of Commerce
Amanda.Ayvaz@trade.gov


International Franchise Expo: May 31-June 2, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Jeffrey Odum
U.S. Department of Commerce
Jeffrey.Odum@trade.gov


HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition: June 26-28, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Melissa Blackledge
U.S. Department of Commerce
Melissa.Blackledge@trade.gov


Summer Fancy Food Show 2018: June 30-July 2, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Renee Diggs
U.S. Department of Commerce
Renee.Diggs@trade.gov


70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo: July 29-August 2, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Anne Novak
U.S. Department of Commerce
Anne.Novak@trade.gov


ASIS 2018: September 23-27, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Joe Holecko
U.S. Department of Commerce
Joe.Holecko@trade.gov


Solar Power international, September 24-27, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Mark Wells
U.S. Department of Commerce
Mark.Wells@trade.gov


Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, September 29-October 3, 2018

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce

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Contact:
Pamela Kirkland
U.S. Department of Commerce
Pamela.Kirkland@trade.gov