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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.

Focused Trade Mission to Singapore for Natural and Organic Products: January 9-10, 2017

Organizer: Food Export
Market: Singapore
Early Registration Deadline:  9/30/2016 - $400
Registration Deadline: 10/31/2016 - $600

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Contact:
Kristopher Walton
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison
(312) 334-9229
kwalton@foodexport.org


Focused Trade Mission to Malaysia for Natural and Organic Products: January 12-13, 2017

Organizer: Food Export
Market: Malaysia
Early Registration Deadline:  9/30/2016 - $400
Registration Deadline: 10/31/2016 - $600

For more information and to register, click here.
                                   
Contact:
Kristopher Walton
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison
(312) 334-9229
kwalton@foodexport.org


Focused Trade Mission to Vancouver for Specialty, Natural and Private Label Products: February 14-15, 2017

Organizer: Food Export
Market: Canada
Early Registration Deadline:  10/11/2016 - $400
Registration Deadline: 11/22/2016 - $600

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Contact:
Kristopher Walton
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison
(312) 334-9229
kwalton@foodexport.org


Multi-sector trade mission to Indonesia & Vietnam: February 27 – March 4, 2017

Organizers: Ohio Development Services Agency Export Assistance Office and the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers
Market: Indonesia & Vietnam
Registration Deadline: 12/15/2016

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Contact:
Tom Bainbridge
Export Assistance Program Manager
(614) 728-3120
Tom.Bainbridge@development.ohio.gov


Information and Communication Technologies Services Trade Mission to Singapore & Vietnam: March 6-10, 2017

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA)
Market: Singapore & Vietnam
Registration Deadline: 1/8/2017

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Contact:
Ashish Vaid
International Trade Specialist
(646) 385-4503
Ashish.Vaid@trade.gov


Power Technologies Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia & UAE: March 12-16, 2017

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA)
Market: Saudi Arabia & UAE
Registration Deadline: 12/31/2016

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Contact:
Douglas Wallace
International Trade Specialist
+966 (11) 488-3800 ext. 4159
Douglas.Wallace@trade.gov


Trade Mission to Central America: March 26-31, 2017

Organizer: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA)
Market: Central America
Registration Deadline: 1/31/2017

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Contact:
Diego Gattesco
International Trade Specialist
(304) 243-5493
Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov


Multi-sector trade mission to Mexico: April 3-7, 2017

Organizers: Ohio Development Services Agency Export Assistance Office and the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers
Market: Mexico
Registration Deadline: 1/25/2017

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Contact:
Tom Bainbridge
Export Assistance Program Manager
(614) 728-3120
Tom.Bainbridge@development.ohio.gov


Focused Trade Mission to Dubai: December 3-4, 2017

Organizer: Food Export
Market: UAE
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2017

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Department of Commerce Organized Trade Missions: http://2016.export.gov/trademissions/

This list is not meant to be comprehensive

American Hardwood Export Council Trade Missions


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VietnamWood 2017 AHEC Pavillion: October 18-21, 2017

Organizer: AHEC
Market: Vietnam

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


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


AHEC European Convention: June 1-3, 2018

Organizer: AHEC
Market: Taiwan

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

Private Label Buyers Mission at the Private Label Manufacturers Association Show: November 12, 2017

Organizer: Food Export
Registration Deadline: September 28, 2017

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Food Export Buyers Missions: https://www.foodexport.org/programs-services/enter-new-markets/buyers-missions