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The U.S. Commercial Service in Wichita, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri organize 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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Local Training Opportunities
Webinars & Teleconferences
Trade Missions
Other Opportunities & Events

** 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:

Kansas companies contact -
Chang Lu at or (913) 307-7378

● Request for Comments on Trade Agreement Violations & Abuses

The Commerce Department and USTR are once again requesting input, this time on all trade agreements and preference programs as we complete a review of related violations and abuses. Agencies are looking for comments on performance of the trade agreements, WTO agreements and trade preference programs. The Federal Register notice published on June 29th asks the public to provide comments, including details of specific harm or benefit brought by any of the pacts, including violations and unfair treatment, as well as whether any of the deals has not met predictions laid out at its signing. Comments will be accepted until July 31 via On the website, enter the docket number USTR-2017-0010 on the home page and then click search.

● U.S. Exporters Poised to Capitalize on Global Demand for Smart Grid Products and Services

The average number of Internet-connected devices per household is expected to increase five-fold by 2022, leading to potentially over 50 billion connected devices by 2025. As more devices are connected to the Internet– in our homes, offices, and manufacturing facilities – it is becoming increasing more critical that people have access to reliable, secure, affordable, and clean electricity to power them. And U.S. firms that provide the products and services to meet these grid modernization needs are seeing increased global interest.

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● August 8 – 11: Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Exam Prep Training

Want to stand out from your peers? Want to position yourself more attractively for employment or career advancement? Want to secure a credential that validates your competency and understanding of business and international trade? Take steps to become a Certified Global Business Professional. This 3-day training will focus on four domains of international trade and will be led by author and expert international sales and marketing training, Jim Foley.

For more details:

· Export Compliance Webinar Series UTC
Webinar Series will run from June – August 2017 / 12:00pm – 1:30pm CDT
Pre-registration and payment is required. Details of the webinars in the 17-part series is available at:


· October 16-20 – Sustainable Building and Construction Trade Mission to Mexico. Contact Jeffrey Odum at (202) 482-6397 or  or Oscar Magana at (210) 472-4020 or Application is September 1, 2017.

· October 16-24 – Trade Mission to Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece in Conjunction with Trade Winds — Southeastern Europe Business Forum. Contact Diego Gattesco at (304) 243-5493 or or Leslie Drake at (304) 347–5123 or Application deadline is August 18, 2017.

2017 International Buyer Program/International Buyer Program Select

The IBP/IBP Select are a joint government-industry effort that brings thousands of international buyers to the United States for business-to-business matchmaking with U.S. firms exhibiting at major industry trade shows. Every year, the IBP results in approximately a billion dollars in new business for U.S. companies, and increased international attendance for participating U.S. trade show organizers.

Upcoming events:

69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo - July 30–August 3 • San Diego, CA •

Solar Power International - September 10–13 • Las Vegas, NV •

ASIS 2017 - September 25–28 • Dallas, TX •

Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference

WEFTEC® 2017 - September 30–October 4 • Chicago, IL •

Greater New York Dental Meeting 2017 - November 24–29 • New York, NY •

POWER-GEN® International - December 5–7 • Las Vegas, NV •


SupplySide West

September 26-30, 2017

Process Expo

September 19-22, 2017

LAGOE (Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition)

October 24-26, 2017

55th Annual RV Trade Show

November 28 - 30, 2017


Discover Global Markets: Europe & Beyond

Cleveland, Ohio • September 18 - 20, 2017

Cost: $325 until June 30, 2017

In just two days, attendees of Discover Global Markets will uncover new exporting opportunities, learn from seasoned exporters, and connect with hundreds of networking contacts. The conference will highlight these major U.S. manufacturing sectors:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace

Visit: for details about the agenda and how to register or become a sponsor.


Trade Winds 2017: Southeast Europe
Romania ▪ Bulgaria ▪ Croatia ▪ Greece ▪ Serbia
October 16 -24, 2017

Connect to Business Opportunities in Southeast Europe

The markets of Southeast Europe are investing in infrastructure and market development. They represent an opportunity for U.S. companies to increase sales and find a strategic foothold to grow in Europe.

Join Trade Winds-Southeast Europe to connect to potential partners, government decision-makers, market experts, and companies that have succeeded in the region.

Deadline to Register: August 12th

Payment is NOT required to register your interest & receive preliminary market assessments.


Reminder: Ask our Kansas state trade partner about grant funds available that can be used to help offset the cost to participate in these events:

Kansas companies contact – STEP or KITSAP Funds
Chang Lu at or (913) 307-7378

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