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Ready to export? Find trade missions for Iowa companies

February 12, 2018

Ready to export? Find trade missions for Iowa companies

The Iowa Economic Development Authority International Trade Office (IEDA) organizes trade missions, trade shows and in-bound international buyers groups. Iowa companies can also access individualized export consulting. This provides Iowa businesses with invaluable resources to identify issues such as product suitability, best markets, appropriate trade shows, qualified contacts, distribution channels, trade barriers, export requirements, logistics, documentation assistance and more. Individuals interested in this service should contact International Trade Office staff at international@iowaeda.com.

For companies ready to export, there are a number of upcoming trade opportunities in growing markets. On each trip, attendees will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with potential buyers. Below is a listing of events still accepting registrations.

Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Mission – April 14-22

This trade mission will be anchored in South Africa with each participant able to select the second market based on specific business opportunities and needs. Additional markets include Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. Participating Iowa companies will have one-on-one, pre-qualified appointments whether they are seeking to develop or expand direct export sales, locate distributors or agents, conduct market research or have other goals.

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Contact: peggy.kerr@iowaeda.com

Pet Food Buyers’ Missions

Iowa pet food suppliers can register for one-on-one meetings with international buyers. The business meetings are held at the show site on set-up day; this allows trade show exhibitors to meet with the international buyers without distracting from show customers.

Global Pet Expo – Orlando, Florida – March 19

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Contact: mark.fischer@iowaeda.com

Pet Food Forum – Kansas City, Missouri – April 23-25

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Contact: mark.fischer@iowaeda.com

Interzoo Show – Nuremberg, Germany – May 8-11

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Contact: mark.fischer@iowaeda.com

Iowa Trade Mission to Indonesia/Malaysia – May 7-11

IEDA’s International Trade Office is sponsoring a delegation of business leaders who will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in May 2018. Prior to departure, IEDA’s in-country contractor, Orissa International, will perform advanced market research, pre-qualify potential agents/distributors and schedule one-on-one business meetings. Upon arrival in country, participants will receive a high-level briefing on best practices for doing business in Indonesia & Malaysia and a pre-arranged business itinerary. During the week-long trip, all delegates participate in one-on-one meetings tailored to business objectives.

Deadline: February 15, 2018

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Contact: joseph.rude@iowaeda.com

Agritech Israel – May 8-10

Join the IEDA in an Iowa booth at Agritech Israel 2018, the 20th International Agricultural Technology Exhibition and Conference and one of the world’s most important events in the field of agricultural technologies, innovations and food processing.

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Contact: peggy.kerr@iowaeda.com

 

 

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