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The U.S. Commercial Service in Wichita, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri organizes and supports conferences, seminars, webinars, 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.

Export News
Local Trainings & Events
Webinars
Trade Missions
Other Opportunities & Events

NOTE: Grant funds are available to qualifying U.S. companies through the state of Kansas and can be applied towards the cost to participate in any of the below events or trainings.

For information and to see if your company qualifies and/or how to apply:

Contact for STEP or KITSAP funds:
Chang Lu at cl@kansascommerce.com or 913-307-7378.

FDI STRENGTHENS AMERICA’S HIGH-TECH COMPETITIVENESS

Originally posted on October 5, 2017 – Tradeology, the ITA Blog

By Maureen Book, Research Analyst, SelectUSA

SelectUSA
released its second industry-focused report: “High-Tech Industries: The Role of FDI in Driving Innovation and Growth” on Sept. 19. This report provides an in-depth look at high-tech clusters in the United States, and gives the first-ever analysis of the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in high-tech industries. The report’s biggest takeaway is that FDI plays a significant role in these industries.

To read the full article, visit https://blog.trade.gov.


FINDING THE RIGHT BANK TO HELP YOUR COMPANY GO GLOBAL

Originally posted on October 25, 2017 – Tradeology, the ITA Blog

By Robert Kurek, Sr. VP for International Financial Institutions at KeyBank.

The rewards of an expanding global footprint are numerous, such as access to new growth markets and a diversified customer base, but with these benefits comes a certain amount of risk. Corporate treasurers are challenged every day to recognize, measure, and minimize these risks in a global economic environment that is anything but certain; however, with the right bank your company can recognize and minimize the dangers of international expansion.

The top five questions to ask a potential banking partner as you explore international growth:

1. What types of financing and foreign exchange transactions does it provide?

2. What resources are available to help the importer or exporter?

3. How does the bank evaluate foreign risk?

4. Is the bank willing to take the time to understand your business and explain your options?

5. Does the bank have well-established correspondent banking relationships abroad?

If a bank cannot confidently answer these questions, it is likely not the right partner for your international business ventures.

To read the full article, visit: https://blog.trade.gov.


NEW VIDEO SERIES: FIND THE RIGHT MARKET TO START EXPORTING

Interested in finding new customers in international markets, but don’t know where to start? A new video series from the U.S. Commercial Service can help. 

In short 4-6 minute videos, you’ll get an overview of top U.S. export markets and insight from in-country trade experts at U.S. Embassies and Consulates. 

Key to Success

Successful exporting begins with a plan that identifies the right country and market entry strategy. For many businesses new to exporting, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany or Australia can be good starting points. They are geographically closer to the U.S. or may offer more transparency and ease of doing business. Choose a video to watch now.

Further Reading

After watching the video, you will be able to learn more about doing business in the country with our Country Commercial Guide. The guides, authored by U.S. Commercial Service trade experts at U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 140 countries, provide economic overviews and insights into industry opportunities, selling techniques, trade financing, business travel, and more.

Choose your export market and find the entire export market destination video series at www.export.gov.

Check back for a list of future local events.

COME EXPORT AT HANNOVER MESSE 2018!
November 28 – 1:00pm Central
Cost: No cost to participate – registration is required.

U.S. EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES IN MEXICO’S METAL MANUFACTURING SECTOR
November 30 – 1:00pm Central
Cost: No cost to participate – registration is required.

ARAB HEALTH AND MEDLAB 2018: OPPORTUNTIES FOR US FIRMS
December 6 – 12:00pm Central
Cost: No cost to participate – registration is required.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BAHAMAS FOR U.S. COMPANIES
December 6 – 12:00pm Central
Cost: $35.00

DESIGN AND THE HAGUE CONVENTION
December 6 – 1:00pm Central
No cost to participate – registration is required.

THE RETAIL eCOMMERCE MARKET IN TAIWAN
December 6 – 6:00pm Central
Cost: $25.

INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE EXPOSURES AND SOLUTIONS
December 12 -
Cost: $25.00

OPPORTUNITIES IN CHINA’S MEDICAL DEVICE MARKET
December 13 – 7:00pm Central
Cost: $25.



March 2018

March 5-9 – Smart Grid and Energy Storage Business Development Mission to India. Contact Mark Wells at (202) 482–0904 or Mark.Wells@trade.gov or Dinah McDougall at +91-11-2347-2192 or Dinah.McDougall@trade.gov. Application deadline is December 12, 2017.​


2017 International Buyer Program/International Buyer Program Select

IBPs/IBP Select trade shows are joint government-industry efforts, which bring 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.

IBP Trade Shows:

Greater New York Dental Meeting 2017 • November 24–29 • New York, NY • gnydm.com

POWER-GEN® International • December 5–7 • Las Vegas, NV • power-gen.com


IBP SELECT Trade Shows:

55th Annual RV Trade Show

November 28 - 30, 2017

   

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DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: DESIGN & CONSTRUCT
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL • KANSAS CITY, MO
APRIL 30 – MAY 2, 2018


Discover Global Markets
is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s flagship business forum for U.S. Exporters.

About Discover Global Markets: Design + Construct - The conference features a dynamic mix of plenary sessions, B2B meetings with international executives and project leaders, one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from around the world, and plenty of networking! 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.

Become a Sponsor Now!
As a sponsor, your organization will position itself as a leader in the international business community. Sponsors of Discover Global Markets: Design + Construct will receive significant visibility in front of hundreds of attendees from across the world, to include:

  • CEOs and company presidents • International sales executives • Export service providers • Marketing and sales managers • Government decision makers

For more information: Nyamusi Igambi @ Nyamusi.Igambi@trade.gov or 816-842-0812.

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Reminder: Contact our state trade partner in Kansas and ask about available grant funds that may be used to help offset the cost to participate in these events:

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


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