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The U.S. Commercial Service 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:

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




● New Top Market Report Available: Oil and Gas Equipment

This report gives an overview of current market conditions and trends in the oil and gas industry. ITA's 2017 Upstream Oil and Gas Equipment Top Markets Report is designed to provide market intelligence to U.S. companies, as well as inform policy-makers on oil and gas markets where resources can make the biggest impact in support of increased U.S. equipment exports. The report ranks 151 markets based on export potential for U.S. oil and gas equipment through 2020. To download the full report, follow this link: http://trade.gov/topmarkets/oil-and-gas.asp.


● Doing Business in China Through eCommerce – Video Series

This video series is ideal for enterprises looking at the eCommerce business in China. The five videos cover the following topics: 1) Introduction to eCommerce in China, 2) Marketing on China’s eCommerce platforms, 3) Logistics of getting your product to China, 4) Dealing with Customs, 5) IPR in China. The Commercial Service China partnered with USDA’s Agriculture Trade Office (ATO) Shanghai team on the completion of these first five professionally produced videos. The videos can be accessed free at the following link: http://usdachina.com/membervideos/.


● Explore the Entire Exporting Process – Video Series

The process of exporting your product to international markets can feel like an enigma. Where do you start? What are all the necessary steps you must take to get your product or service out there? The U.S. Commercial Service, a resource for U.S. businesses to turn to for help on all things exporting, has released the Exporting Basics video series to help U.S. businesses break into the international market. This series, featuring 22 informative episodes, can take you through each step of the exporting process, with focus on topics like creating your export plan, conducting comprehensive market research, finding foreign buyers, getting paid, and much more: https://www.export.gov/How-to-Export.

● May 11 - Go Global KC: The Pros (and More Pros) of Free Trade in Kansas City

Go GlobalKC is the World Trade Center - Kansas City's premier annual luncheon event promoting Kansas City's vibrant international trade economy. Be a part of the exciting one-year update on the success of KC's first export plan and hear from local businesses how Kansas City is going global!

When: May 11 – 11:30am – 1:00pm (Registration @ 11:00am)

The Gallery
Kansas City Power & Light
61 E 14th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Keynote Speaker: Howard B. Dean, Sr. Advisor, Dentons

Register: https://www.kcchamber.com//World-Trade-Center/Calendar/WTC-KC-Events/2017-Events/GoGlobalKC-The-Pros-(And-More-Pros)-of-Free-Trade.aspx



● May 18 - World Trade Day: Smart Cities Trade with the World


As cities across the nation celebrate World Trade Week, join the Kansas City International Steering Committee to celebrate Greater Kansas City's 5th annual World Trade Day, an event focused on the importance of global trade and the recognition of our region's international business community. Don't miss the 2017 celebration as we discover the international Smart City opportunities available to Kansas City companies.

May 18 – 2:45pm – 6:00pm (program and reception)

CBIZ
700 W. 47th St., Suite 1100
Kansas City, MO 64112

Cost: $10 ($5 for students with valid ID)

For more details and to register: http://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=950286&group=


● June 6 – Kansas International Trade Day


The Kansas Department of Commerce is pleased to host Kansas International Trade Day. A full-day conference to increase export awareness and activity for Kansas.

This event will be held at Emporia State University, Emporia, KS.

Visit http://kansascommerce.gov/2017tradeday for the day’s agenda and how to register.



September

· September 10-15 – Smart Cities Trade Mission to Poland and the Czech Republic. Contact Gemal Brangman at (202) 482-3773 or Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov or Helen Peterson at +420--257–022–434 or Helen.Peterson@trade.gov. Application deadline is June 1, 2017.

· September 11-14 – Cyber-Security Trade Mission to Canada. Contact Gemal Brangman at (202) 482-3773 or Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov or Tracey Ford at (613) 688-5406 or Tracey.Ford@trade.gov. Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

October

· October 16-20 – Sustainable Building and Construction Trade Mission to Mexico. Contact Jeffrey Odum at (202) 482-6397 or Jeffrey.Odum@trade.gov or Oscar Magana at (210) 472-4020 or Oscar.Magana@trade.gov. 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 Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov or Leslie Drake at (304) 347–5123 or Leslie.Drake@trade.gov. 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:

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show NRA Show® 2017 - May 20–23 • Chicago, IL • show.restaurant.org

InfoComm 2017 - June 14–16 • Orlando, FL • infocommshow.org

International Franchise Expo - June 15–17 • New York, NY • ifeinfo.com

Fancy Food Show (Summer) 2017 - June 25–27 • New York, NY • specialtyfood.com


IBP SELECT

Licensing Expo

May 23-25, 2017

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

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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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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: http://2016.export.gov/discoverglobalmarkets/europeandbeyond/index.asp for details about the agenda and how to register or become a sponsor.

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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 clu@kansascommerce.com or (913) 307-7378


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