The U.S. Commercial Service in Kansas City, Missouri, organize 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 include:

  • Executive briefings in our office with one of our visiting Commercial Service Officers from around the world.
  • Education 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.

Note: Grant funds are available to qualifying U.S. companies through the states of Kansas and Missouri that can be applied towards the cost to participate in any of the below opportunities and trainings.

Contact our state trade partners for more information:

Kansas (STEP or KITSAP)
Chang Lu
at cl@kansascommerce.com or 913-307-7378

Missouri (STEP or GMAP)
John Hensley
at john.hensley@ded.mo.gov or 573-781-4982



● ITA SEEKS APPLICATIONS FROM U.S. CEOS FROM THE AEROSPACE/DEFENSE AND HEALTHCARE SECTORS FOR THE U.S.-INDIA CEO FORUM – AUGUST 2 DEADLINE

A Federal Register Notice (FRN) soliciting applications from U.S. CEOs from the aerospace/defense and healthcare sectors is currently available. The Department of Commerce seeks to appoint two additional U.S. representatives to the existing U.S. Section of the U.S.-India CEO Forum. With an additional two appointments, the U.S. Section of the Forum will have up to 21 members. The Forum brings together U.S. and Indian CEOs in an advisory capacity to make recommendations for U.S.-India commercial policy. Secretary Ross serves as the U.S. Government Chair of the Forum.  Interested parties should review the FRN link: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/06/27/2019-13737/request-for-applicants-for-the-appointment-to-the-united-states-india-ceo-forum 


● Early Bird Discount Expiring Soon - Discover Global Markets (DGM): PowerING & Building the Middle East and Africa

Make your next deal at the Discover Global Markets business development forum in Houston this fall. You'll have access to 20+ U.S. Commercial Diplomats, international buyers, U.S. Primes, expert presenters and U.S. government officials.

Confirmed buyers from private firms and government ministries in the Middle East and Africa will attend the forum to source U.S. goods and services in oil & gas, energy, engineering, construction and transportation sectors. Register today for the chance to schedule meetings attending buyers.

The “Early Bird” discount rate of $495 expires on August 2. Afterwards, the fee for participants will be $645. Reminder - check with your appropriate state office to see if STEP funds can be used towards the cost to participate.




EVENTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU:

● July 23-24: CBP Trade Symposium - TBD

During this symposium, topics discussed will include issues impacting the trade, global trade enforcement outcomes, e-commerce, and emerging technologies. For more information, click here.

● July 24-25: Complying with U.S. Export Controls - St. Louis, MO

The seminar will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).  For more information, click here.

● July 29-30: Global Trade Educational Conference (GTEC) 2019 - New Orleans, LA

This conference will provide customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI, service providers, importers, exporters and all global logistics professionals with updates on industry developments and networking opportunities to connect with colleagues old and new. For more information, click here.




● NEWS & VIEWS: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS ON THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL NEWS


Thursday, July 25 ● 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Join the International Relations Council – Kansas City on July 25th for its Community Conversations event. The IRC will announce the timely topic, facilitator, and suggested articles earlier that week to give participants a chance to prepare for the conversation.

Register: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1242198


CERTIFIED GLOBAL BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL (CGBP) TRAINING

August 6 – 8 ● Columbia, MO

This 3-day CGBP training will help increase the international trade expertise and competency of your team.  It is a great first step and/or good final prep, for individuals who do not yet have the CGBP credential.  The training takes a holistic look at global trade, and highlights the core management, marketing, logistics and financial elements - that businesses and trade professionals need to be aware of to build a successful export business. 

Register: https://business.missouri.edu/centers-institutes/international-trade-center/cgbp-certification


INTERNATIONAL TRADE COUNCIL’S 74th ANNUAL MEETING
Thursday, August 25 ● 5:00pm -7:00pm

Join the ITC for its 74th Annual Meeting. The keynote speaker - Mark Johnson of Denton's Law Firm. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in 79 countries. Mark Johnson is one of the three founders of the Firm’s Kansas City office. As a member of both the Public Policy and Regulation practice and the Telecommunications practice, Mark concentrates in the areas of employment relations, telecommunications and media.

Register: https://itcgkc.org/events

INCOTERMS 2020

Thursday, September 26 ● 8:00am – 3:00pm

The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City is proud to announce a timely presentation later this year which will introduce attendees to the changes included in “INCOTERMS 2020,” a vital resource for international traders.

Register: https://itcgkc.org/events

Aero & Auto Advanced Suppliers Summit

October 08-10, 2019 ● St Louis, MO

This program has been endorsed by the Boeing Company and Canadian auto OEM, Magna. Their objective is to explore what advanced capabilities are being developed and utilized in one industry and could be ported over the other industry. This event is positioned for those manufacturers working in both auto and aero and offering advanced technologies in non-traditional machining, laser, bonding and joining, computer-aided manufacturing, micro/nano manufacturing.

Register here. 


SAVE THE DATES!!

EXPORT CONTROLS / EXPORT COMPLIANCE PROGRAM IN KANSAS CITY

October 8 & 9 –

U.S. Commercial Service – Kansas City with the Mid America District Export Council is coordinating this program with Miller & Company to bring this 2-day program to exporters. Details will be listed when confirmed.




U.S. – BRAZIL TRADE FACILITATION WEBINAR SERIES:
Dates: July 30; August 27; September 24; and October 29 ● All at 12PM Central.

The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing a webinar series on customs in Brazil. The first four webinars will offer information on general tips and the fifth will be focused on specific industry regulations and requirements. Purchase the series for $100 or join each webinar individually for $35.

NAVIGATING THE BRAZILIAN CUSTOMS ENVIRONMENT
July 30 ● 12pm Central
Cost: $35.

CLEARING CUSTOMS IN BRAZIL AND EXPORTERS COMMON MISTAKES

August 27 ● 12pm Central
Cost: $35

THE TAX SYSTEM IN BRAZIL AND EXPORTERS COMMON MISTAKES

September 24 ● 12pm Central
Cost: $35.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND LABELING IN BRAZIL

October 29 ● 12pm Central
Cost: $35.

U.S. – E.U. VENTURE CAPITAL EXCHANGE
July 24 • 9AM Central
Cost: There is no fee for this webinar. Registration is required.

AEROSPACE INDUSTRY OUTLOOK & OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC
July 24 • 7PM Central
Cost: There is not fee for this webinar. Registration is required.

INTRODUCTION TO THE MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION
July 24 • 10AM Central
Cost: $40.

MCC 3-PART BOOTCAMP
3 Part Series • July 24; August 13; and September 10. Each starts at 10AM Central.
Cost: $100. (Single registration for the series)

WATER SECTOR OPPORTUNITIES IN PERU
July 31 • 3PM Central
Cost: $25.

ACCESSING OIL AND GAS OPPORTUNITIES IN NIGERIA
July 31 • 9AM Central
Cost: $25.

CITY GAS DISTRIBUTION IN INDIA
September 5 • 8AM Central
Cost: $25.





September 2019

November 2019

  • November 17-22 – Clean Energy and Zero Emission Vehicle Technologies Business Development Mission to Mexico - Contact Braeden Young at +55-5080-2182 or Braeden.Young@trade.gov or Claudia Salgado at +55-5080-2000 x 5224 or claudia.salgado@trade.gov. Application deadline is August 9, 2019.
  • Additive Manufacturing Trade Mission to Europe (France, Germany, Poland)
    November 17 – 22. For more information, contact Milly.Ho@trade.gov or 1-480-387-9405.




• 2019 INTERNATIONAL BUYER PROGRAM/INTERNATIONAL BUYER PROGRAM SELECT


ANNUAL MEETING & CLINICAL LAB OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

AUGUST 6 – 8 • ANAHEIM, CA

GASTECH EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE 2019

September 17 – 20 ● Houston, TX

WEFTEC 2019

September 23 – 25 ● Las Vegas, NV

SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL

September 23 – 26 ● Salt Lake City, UT

GREATER NEW YORK DENTAL MEETING

November 29 – December 4 ● New Yok, NY

  • EXPORT INFORMATION BY INDUSTRY – Find the latest market intelligence, trade events, and trade leads for your industry.

    Visit: https://www.export.gov/industries



    ● Discover Global Markets: Powering & Building the Middle East & Africa
    Houston, TX – September 30 – October 2

 
 
 

 

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Reminder: Contact our state trade partners in Kansas and Missouri and ask about available grant funds that may be used to help offset the cost to participate in these events. Contact information is above.

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