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



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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. 

EXPORT CONTROLS / EXPORT COMPLIANCE SEMINAR IN KANSAS CITY

Two – Day Seminar
October 8 & 9 – 7:30am – 4:30PM ● Kansas City, MO

U.S. Commercial Service – Kansas City invites you to participate in a two-day seminar covering the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Census Foreign Trade Regulations, and putting in place an export management compliance program.

This detailed two-day seminar, intended to help companies ensure their export activities are in compliance, will be presented by Kansas City law firm Miller & Company. The firm has extensive specialized experience that covers a wide range of constantly changing import, export, and foreign-trade zone issues and international trade law.

For more details and to register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=0QCM




CITY GAS DISTRICUTION IN INDIA
September 5, 2019 ● 8AM Central
Cost: $25.

MCC BOOTCAMP PART 3
September 10 ● 10AM Central
Cost: $40.

INNOVATIVE DIGITAL TOOLS FOR ARMCHAIR STUDENT RECRUITMENT
September 17, 2019 ● 1:00PM Central
Cost: As part of sponsoring this webinar, Plexuss will pay the $25 registration fee for participants who authorize the U.S. Commercial Service to share his or her contact information.  However, this is not a condition for participation. 

For free registration with contact sharing, go to: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=9QJ7

For registration with no contact sharing, click on the webinar title or: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=9QJ8

For questions, email Amy.Freedman@trade.gov

EXPORTING MECHANICS SERIES – DEALING WITH SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND BUYERS
September 17, 2019 ● 1PM Central
Cost: $25.

PORT OPPORTUNITIES IN BRAZIL
September 19 ● 1PM Central
Cost: $25.

DIY VIRTUAL REALITY TO MARKET YOUR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OVERSEAS
September 24 ● 1PM Central
Cost: No cost to participate. Registration is required.

THE TAX SYSTEM AND CUSTOMS DISPUTES IN BRAZIL
September 24 ● 12PM Central
Cost: $35.

ADVANCED LETTERS OF CREDIT
October 8 ● 1PM Central
Cost: $25.

GDPR AND MANUFACTURERS – WHERE WE’VE BEEN AND WHERE WE ARE NOW
October 24 ● 12PM Central
Cost: $15.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND LABELING IN BRAZIL
October 29 ● 12PM Central
Cost: $35.

DUTY DRAWBACK AND REFUNDS
November 12 ● 1PM Central
Cost: $25.

ECCN CLASSIFICATION NUMBERS
December 10 ● 1PM Central
Cost: $25.





October 20-24, 2019: FinTech Trade Mission to UAE

This U.S. Department of Commerce Certified Trade Mission, to be held in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Global Market’s (ADGM) annual FinTech Abu Dhabi Conference, and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Discover America program, will offer multiple avenues for engagement with senior public and private stakeholders in the U.A.E.’s financial services and technology ecosystems. The fintech focused trade mission will also provide numerous opportunities for private sector companies to network and build commercial partnerships in the U.A.E. with key stakeholders such as: Smart Dubai, Dubai Future Foundation, Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority, Mubadala Investment Co., Expo 2020 Dubai, and Hub 71. Fee: Business Council Member/Non-Member: $1,000.00 / $1,500.00. For inquiries or to register your interest contact Elliot Ruvelson eruvelson@usuaebusiness.org, +1-202-863-7285 or email:  Richard.carpenter@trade.gov.

November 4-9, 2019: Hong Kong FinTech Roadshow – Hong Kong
Is your FinTech company ready to expand in the Asia-Pacific area? The U.S. Commercial Service and PHM International are co-organizing the Asia-Pacific Fintech Roadshow to Hong Kong that will take place November 4-9, 2019. The Road Show will take place during Hong Kong Fintech Week, which is organized by Invest Hong Kong. Hong Kong Fintech Week is the most anticipated international financial technology event of the year, which brings together over 10,000 executives, entrepreneurs, investors and regulators from China, Asia and across the world. The Asia-Pacific Fintech Road Show organized by PHM International include: B2B Matchmaking, Sector briefings, networking events, and visits to the innovation lab (FINTECH) Hong Kong. Find more details about the Fintech Road Show at https://www.phmintl.com/hk-roadshow/ or email Hank Kearney at mailto:Hankk@phmintl.com.

November 14-19, 2019: Franchise Trade Mission to Europe – Frankfurt & Budapest
Join the International Franchise Association and the U.S. Commercial Service for this certified franchise trade mission. Trade missions are an excellent way to maximize the impact of your international development budget, and U.S. Commercial Service officers have experience leading certified trade missions all over the globe, plus in-country staff are valuable and cost-effective resources for busy franchisors. Here are just a few of the benefits offered to mission participants:

  • A customized schedule of one-on-one meetings with key potential partners/ regional investors
  • Expert briefings and site visits
  • First-hand opportunity to assess the culture, political climate, and the markets’ potential for your brand

For an application and agenda, go to www.franchise.org/Europe2019

November 17-22, 2019: Clean Energy & Zero Emission Vehicle Technologies Trade Mission to Mexico
The United States Department of Commerce is organizing a Clean Energy and Zero Emission Vehicle Technologies Business Development Mission to Mexico City, the State of Mexico and Puebla. This trade mission will expand business opportunities for U.S. exporters of clean energy products, services and technologies by connecting them with Mexican automakers (OEMs), tier 1 and 2 suppliers and potential partners, as well as federal, state and city government contacts. Registration required. Please contact: dan.kim@trade.gov with any questions and registration. Additional information can be found here: http://2016.export.gov/mexico/tradeevents/eg_mx_127790.asp

November 18-22, 2019: U.S. Additive Manufacturing Trade Mission to Europe
The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration’s Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) is organizing this Mission to France, Germany, and Poland. This mission is designed to help export-ready U.S. companies launch or increase their export business in the rapidly advancing AM and 3D printing industries in these countries. Mission participants will benefit from expert briefings provided by public and private sector specialists, on each country’s commercial framework and the local AM market. Strategic focus on AM development, R&D, and commercial integration will be included in the briefings to emphasize American standards and increase competitiveness. For information and an application, please see:https://2016.export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=39545&InputType=EVENT. For questions, contact Dan.kim@trade.gov or 312.353.5097.

February 9-15, 2020: Water Mission to India
Water/wastewater is one of the most promising sub-sectors for U.S. exporters in India's environmental technologies industry.  The Environmental Executive Mission to India will introduce U.S. delegates to the Indian water/wastewater markets in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Chennai; help participants learn about relevant policies, procedures and opportunities in India’s water industry; and take part in business-to-business matchmaking appointments with private sector organizations and government agencies.  In addition, the delegates will have an opportunity to visit/participate in the Water Expo 2020 (www.waterexpo.biz), a local trade show that takes place from February 13-15, 2020 in Chennai. 

Locations: New Delhi, Ahmedabad & Chennai with optional spin-off Gold Key Service in Mumbai or Hyderabad.Dates: February 9-15, 2020 (spin-off on February 17, 2020). For more information, contact Jolanta.coffey@trade.gov & Malarvizhi.parimel@trade.gov , with cc to Debra.Rogers@trade.gov

April 20-27, 2020: TradeWinds Mission & Business Forum - Hong Kong
SAVE THE DATE. The largest annual U.S Department of Commerce-led Trade Mission is headed to Hong Kong and the Indo-Pacific April 20-27, 2020. Sign up toreceive e-mail updates so you'll be the first to know when registration opens September 3, and bookmark our event page at https://live.eventtia.com/es/tradewinds2020 to keep checking back for additional updates. Learn more about the Trade Winds Experience! See highlights from last year's program: https://live.eventtia.com/es/tradewinds2020/India-Highlights. Questions? Email TradeWinds@trade.gov 






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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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