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:
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.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Webinars & Teleconferences
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: (ask about STEP and KITSAP)
Kansas companies contact -
Chang Lu at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 307-7378
● Applications Now Being Accepted for "E" Awards
The President’s “E” Award was initiated by Executive Order of President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and has been presented annually ever since. The President's “E” Award affords suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase U.S. exports. There are two types of “E” Awards.
Winners of the “E” Award are authorized to fly the blue and white banner, to display the accompanying certificate of commendation which is signed by the Secretary of Commerce in the name and by the authority of the President, to wear and issue to employees an “E” lapel pin, and to refer to the award in their advertising.
To register for the call please contact Eawards@trade.gov
For more information on this award please visit www.export.gov/exportawards
Each year, the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is presented to a Kansas company for exceptional international marketing success. This award encourages the growth of the state’s international commerce by showcasing successful exporters as role models to the Kansas business community. The recipients are prime examples of how exporting is a significant catalyst for company growth and diversification.
The program brings statewide recognition to Kansas companies committed to expanding sales in international markets and showcases those exporters as role models to other Kansas companies seeking similar success. The Exporter of the Year Award is dedicated to thanking employers for helping to put Kansas on the world map.
If your company would like to be considered, or if you would like to nominate a company for this award, please submit a nomination form that can be found at http://www.kansascommerce.com/exporter.
Join the CGSC Foundation, International Relations Council, Simons Center, and Starr Center for Peace and Justice for a conversation with former U.S. Ambassador Laura Kennedy, who will speak on "Looking Forward, Looking Back: U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges." Generous support is provided by Polsinelli.
When: Thursday, December 1 – 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Polsinelli – first floor event space
900 W. 48th Place
Kansas City, MO 64112
For more details and to register: http://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=887024
The Missouri Department of Economic Development welcomes the Director of the Missouri International Trade and Investment Office of China and Hong Kong and his team to Missouri the week of December 5. The team will visit Kansas City, MO December 5, providing Missouri companies with updates on the market and opportunities to get into the market.
After the presentation, one-on-one meetings will be available for participants to meet and discuss strategies, market insights and regulations.
Time: 8:30am – 10:00am
One-on-one meetings to follow presentation from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Where: 1100 Walnut, Suite 1700
Kansas City, MO 64106
For details and to register for the presentation and/or one-on-one meetings, click here or contact Yan Li @ Yan.email@example.com or 573-751-7549.
"Closing the Global Gap" is a series of community-based conversations designed to address perceptions and realities of working and living across cultural and linguistic boundaries and barriers. The series is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by Johnson County Community College and International Relations Council. The series should stimulate meaningful conversations based on personal experiences in foreign countries from academic and business points of view.
When: Wednesday, December 7 12:00 – 1:30pm
Where: JCCC Collaboration Center – OCB 100/120
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
For more details and to register: http://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=869668
The United States remained Belize’s principal trading partner. In 2015, U.S. merchandise exports to Belize totaled US$ 285 million. Belize is a consumer nation and relies heavily on imports. A growing trade imbalance will likely lead to increased exploration of alternative sources of export and investment. Belize, with the second largest barrier reef in the world and a world-renowned reputation for its pristine jungles, eco lodges and warm people of varied backgrounds, welcomes U.S. investors and business partners to its shores.
Time: 12:00 -1:15 pm CDT
Protecting your business against cyber-crime or data theft is the fastest growing risk issue facing small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) today. This webinar will address the risks facing SMEs and propose ways to protect your business.
Time: 8:00 – 11:00am CDT
No cost to participate. However, registration is required to receive dial-in instructions.
Join this webinar to receive practical knowledge from an experienced exporter and legal service provider on how to build and manage a successful international distributor network.
Topics Include: How to Identify a Partner and build a Global Infrastructure, Sales Method Comparison, Keys to a Successful Partnership, Payment Methods, Key Elements to Include in a Distribution Agreement, Corporate Social Responsibility.
The United States is Nicaragua's largest trading partner, the source of roughly a quarter of Nicaragua's imports and the destination for approximately two-thirds of its exports (including free zone exports).
Join this webinar and gain significant market insight by identifying export opportunities and best prospects in Nicaragua's market.
Time: 12:00 – 1:15pm CDT
This webinar will introduce exporters to credit insurance and how it can be used as an effective selling tool in the international market place.
Time: 10:30 – 11:30am CDT
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:
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