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The U.S. Commercial Service located in Wichita, Kansas and 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:

  • Executive briefings in our office with one of our visiting Commercial Service Officers from around the world.
  • Educational export seminars and online webinars.
  • Matchmaking and export counseling services at international trade shows overseas and in the U.S.

By organizing trade missions and educational seminars; providing matchmaking 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.




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Grant funds are available for qualifying U.S. companies through the State of Kansas that can be applied towards the cost to participate in any of the following events or trainings.

For more information: (ask about STEP and KITSAP)

Kansas companies contact -
Chang Lu at clu@kansascommerce.com or (913) 307-7378




● OFAC: Important Changes to the Iranian Transactions and Sanction Regulations

On December 23, 2016, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a Federal Register notice adopting a final rule amending the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR) to reflect OFAC’s licensing policies and address inquiries from the regulated public.

This final rule makes changes relating to authorized sales of agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Iran pursuant to the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA), as amended, and clarifies the definition of the terms goods of Iranian origin and Iranian-origin goods.

DATES: Effective: December 23, 2016.

See: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/fr81_94254.pdf

● Kansas Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award - Application Deadline: January 27, 2017

Kansas businesses supply goods and services across the globe on a daily basis.  The annual Governor's Exporter of the Year Award proudly celebrates the successes of Kansas companies that excel in exporting and growing their communities.

Visit kansascommerce.gov/exporter to nominate a business or self-nominate your own company. Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m on January 27, 2017.


● January 31 – The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

As the United States marks the inauguration of a new president, please join the International Relations Council to explore the future of U.S. foreign policy. Professor Cooper Drury from the University of Missouri (Columbia) will offer insights into this timely topic and take questions from the audience.

When: January 31 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Where: Stinson Leonard Street
1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900
Kansas City, MO 64106

Registration is required ($15, IRC members; $20, nonmembers; free for students) as space is limited. For details: http://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=914730.


● January 23 – Peru: Water & Wastewater Opportunities (Upcoming Trade Mission)


Join the AWWA and the U.S. Commercial Service for a special webinar on the upcoming trade mission to Peru. An opportunity for potential suppliers to gain traction in promoting to the incoming administration new technologies, supplies, investments and services related to the water industry.

The National Superintendence of Sanitation Services (SUNASS) estimates that more than 90% of Peruvian sewage plants are not adequately treating wastewater. There is an urgent need for new solutions in areas of water transfer, reuse of sewage water transfer, reuse of sewage water and water desalination. Learn if the water opportunities in Peru are right for you.

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm CST
Cost: $20

Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=7Q7P


● January 23 – HAF 604 Certification

China remains a massive market for U.S. companies involved in all aspects of nuclear power development. Ample opportunities exist in China for U.S. civil nuclear industry with respect to the fuel cycle, nuclear components, and services.

However, HAF 604 Certification is a safety and conformity requirement for nuclear components manufactured outside of China. The certification process often leads to confusion and delays.

Join us and industry experts for a discussion on China’s civil nuclear power sector, how the HAF 604 certification process affects your plans in China, and a U.S. company’s case study of going through the HAF 604 process. In addition, discover opportunities for your business in China.

Time: 6:00pm CDT
Cost: $35

Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=7Q7H


● January 25 - Opportunities in the UK Physical Security and Cyber Security Market

The U.S. Embassy London is hosting a free webinar to brief U.S. companies on the UK security market, which continues to benefit from the focus on national security, counter terrorism, and CNI protection.

Join us and learn about the growing UK security market and opportunities in physical security and cyber security, hear about opportunities and challenges in the UK security sector from one of the large UK security clients: Associated British Ports, and get details about the Innovation in Infrastructure Security Business Forum (April 2017, London)

When: 10:30am Central

Cost: There is no cost to participate. Registration is required to receive login details.

Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=7Q7N

● February 1 – Japan's Growing Remodeling Market and Opportunities for U.S. Exporters

Join the Evergreen Building Products Association (EBPA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce for this free webinar to learn about Japan's growing remodeling market and opportunities for U.S. exporters. Speakers will present information about Japan’s government policies to stimulate home remodeling, specific products in demand, and various types of remodeling companies that have emerged.  Speakers will also present market survey results about the types of remodeling projects that are most often requested.  EBPA will share information about government funding assistance for U.S. exporters and EBPA’s upcoming building materials trade mission to Japan.

When: 12:00pm CST
Cost: Free. Registration is required

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/japan-remodeling-building-materials-market-webinar-tickets-30959948038


● February 1 – Business Opportunities in the Dominican Republic for U.S. Companies

The United States is the Dominican Republic's main trading partner, accounting for about 44 percent of the DR's total imports. Bilateral trade between the U.S. and DR has grown from U.S. $9.9 billion the year before CAFTA-DR implementation to $11.7 billion in 2015, an increase of 22.5%. Proximity to the Dominican market is also a major advantage for U.S. exporters who wish to visit or communicate with potential partners.

Time: 12:00pm CDT
Cost: $35

Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=7Q5D


● February 7 – Selling Equipment to Russia

This webinar will cover the shipment of equipment and machinery into Russia with an emphasis on agricultural machinery. Russian experts in the fields of logistics, certification/registration, legal and media along with principal speaker, Yekaterina (Katya) Lushpina of the U.S. Commercial Service, Moscow office will present on these areas and take written and phone-in Q&A from webinar participants.

Time: 10:00am CDT
Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=7Q7K


● February 7 – Trade Winds 2017 – Southeast Europe Webinar

The Southeast Europe Webinar will provide valuable insights to new and experienced exporters who will gain knowledge of the export opportunities in this dynamic region. Companies will learn about the best prospects, financial and legal considerations and marketing strategies in 5 countries of the Southeast European region. Participants will also understand and appreciate the cultural differences, economic conditions and technological capabilities of potential partners.

Time: 10:00 AM -11:15PM CST
Fee: No Cost to Participate. Registration is required to receive login details.

Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=7Q7D


● February 22 – Russian Renewable Energy Market

The potential for the deployment of renewable energy resources in Russia remains largely untapped and both equipment manufacturers and the investment community are waiting for the last adjustments required to generate the expected investment stream. This webinar will focus on the existing opportunities across Russia, legal regulations, and showcase experience of the main RE market stakeholders in Russia.

Time: 9:00am CST
Cost: $25. Registration deadline: February 20

Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=7Q7F



· March 7-10 – ICT Trade Mission to Singapore & Vietnam

· March 12-16 – Power Technologies Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia & UAE

· March 26-31 - Trade Mission to Central America in conjunction with the Trade Americas. Contact Diego Gattesco at Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov or (304) 243-5493 or Jessica Gordan at Jessica.Gordon@trade.gov or (601) 373-0784.

· March 26 – 31 – Transportation Technologies Trade Mission to Turkey.

· June 19 – 23 – Cyber-Security Trade Mission to Canada. Contact Thomas Hanson at Thomas.Hanson@trade.gov or (403) 265-2116.


DGM: Advanced Manufacturing

Explore and capitalize on new global export opportunities driven by advances in high-tech manufacturing

Scottsdale, AZ • February 16-17, 2017

U.S. companies are at the forefront of a wide array of manufacturing technologies essential to the global manufacturing supply chain. Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the Arizona District Export Council for Discover Global Markets: Advanced Manufacturing and transform market potential into international sales.

For agenda and more details about this event, visit: http://2016.export.gov/discoverglobalmarkets/advancedmanufacturing/index.asp

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March 27 – 28, The L.A. Hotel Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary!

More than just a business conference, the Asia/Pacific Business Outlook (APBO) is a comprehensive networking and learning experience that provides business leaders with the key contacts and up-to-date intelligence to succeed in Asia/Pacific markets. The conference provides a unique mixture of over 50 leading academic, business and government experts to advise a diverse audience of American firms on how to become more competitive in the dynamic Asia/Pacific marketplace, including private one-on-one appointments with senior commercial officers from American embassies and consulates in 17 economies.

Go to www.apboconfernce.com for a complete schedule and list of speakers. Click here for registration and fee information. Early Bird rates available.

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April 24 – 28 in Hannover, Germany


HANNOVER MESSE offers unmatched international exposure for U.S. companies, institutions, and economic development organizations participating as exhibitors in the U.S. delegation.

Seven Shows in One: More Opportunity for You

HANNOVER MESSE is seven leading trade shows and an investment summit all in one, with industry pavilions for digital factory, energy, industrial automation, industrial supply, motion/drive/automation, ComVac, and research and technology, connecting exhibitors to potential customers across relevant industry sectors.


For more details, go to: http://2016.export.gov/hannovermesse/

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June 18 – 20, Washington, DC

Plans are well underway for the 2017 Summit that will take place on June 18-20, 2017, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center (Washington, D.C. area).

The Summit's theme – "Grow with US" – will highlight the innovative business climate in the United States and feature investment opportunities from every corner of the country. Increased networking time will provide new opportunities for a wide range of global investors to engage with state, regional, and local economic developers – all under one roof.

Registration for the 2017 Summit is now open - http://www.selectusasummit.us/apply/

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Reminder: Ask our Kansas State trade partner about available grant funds that may be used to help offset the cost for to participate in either of these events:

Kansas companies contact (STEP Funds)
Chang Lu at clu@kansascommerce.com or (913) 307-7378

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