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



• TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS WITH UK AND EU


Clients and partners interested in commenting on the proposed trade agreements with the UK and the EU are invited to click through on the USTR links below -

Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives for a U.S.-European Union Trade Agreement


https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/15/2018-24979/request-for-comments-on-negotiating-objectives-for-a-us-european-union-trade-agreement


December 10, 2018: Deadline for the submission of written comments and for written notification of your intent to testify, as well as a summary of your testimony at the public hearing.

December 14, 2018: The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) will hold a public hearing beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the Auditorium of the Herbert C. Hoover Building, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.


Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives for a U.S.-United Kingdom Trade Agreement


https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/16/2018-24987/request-for-comments-on-negotiating-objectives-for-a-us-united-kingdom-trade-agreement


January 15, 2019: Deadline for the submission of written comments and for written notification of your intent to testify, as well as a summary of your testimony at the public hearing.

January 29, 2019: The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) will hold a public hearing beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the main hearing room of the United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436.


• NEW DATA APPLICATION TO HELP AMERICAN COMPANIES EXPAND OVERSEAS


The International Trade Administration has released a new tool to assist U.S. companies with exploring previously untapped markets. The Market Diversification Tool (MDT), is a unique application that puts 12 million data points at the fingertips of U.S. exporters and helps them identify the top potential foreign markets for their products. It is meant to be a starting point for research into potential export markets.

The Market Diversification Tool is available at https://www.export.gov/marketdiversification.

To help U.S. companies learn how to use the New to Market Tool and make the most of the results, we will be hosting a series of free webinars. 

Click on a link to register for the webinars:




• DOING BUSINESS WITH CANADA

November 27 • 8:00am – 10:00am


Where: World Trade Center/Union Station • 30 W. Pershing Rd., Suite 201 • Kansas City, MO 64108

Join World Trade Center – Kansas City in welcoming the Consulate General of Canada’s Innovation and Investment team, Laura Dalby and Tina Kotrych, to Kansas City! As part of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service they provide comprehensive, confidential and free services to help expand your firm’s international footprint in Canada.

To learn more and register: http://membership.kcchamber.com/events/details/doing-business-with-canada-9659?fbclid=IwAR0HjEdEeUxeNjPXGzSmVSKOTP51g0hBnucXWtQfdv_AnO5dhQW3KII1AhA

• IRC NETWORKING HOUR: YMCA

November 27 • 5:30pm – 7:00pm


Where: North Kansas City YMCA • 1999 Iron Street • North Kansas City, MO 64114

IRC networking hours give community members the chance to get to know each other and the IRC's organizational partners' work in the international space in Kansas City. On Tuesday, November 27, please join us at the North Kansas City YMCA as we get to know the international work of the YMCA. Refreshments provided; admission is free with RSVP

For details and to register: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1168536

NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGY FOR COMPETITIVENESS (NASCO) REGIONAL UPDATE

November 30 – 10:00am – 12:00pm


Where: Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City • 1100 Walnut St., Suite 1700 • Kansas City, MO 64106

Join the EDCKC and NASCO on November 30th to hear the latest on these topics, our NASCO initiatives like our recently announced U.S.-Canada Border Action Plan, and our calendar for the upcoming year. NASCO is the leading organization focused on the competitiveness of the North American supply chain, workforce and energy independence.

For information and to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFl5yHBmicTZkjFdlz_mG0xrlAAveXBuSusgs2mLqdLIGEHg/viewform




• WEBINAR SERIES: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SOUTHERN CONE REGION

Your organization can participate in one, two or all five webinars. The cost for each webinar is just $35 and for the entire series it is only $120.

Webinar Series Schedule:

1. Argentina – August 30, 2018 @ 1:00 PM EDT

2. Uruguay – September 27, 2018 @ 1:00 PM EDT

3. Chile – October 25, 2018 @ 1:00 PM EST

4. Paraguay – November 29, 2018  @ 1:00 PM EST

5. Bolivia – December 20, 2018  @ 1:00 PM EST

Cost: $35/webinar or $120 (for all five webinars)


EMERGING EDUCATION MARKETS IN CENTRAL EUROPE
November 28 – 11am Central
Webinar is free of cost. Registration is required.

Market Diversification Tool: How-To
November 28 – 3pm Central
Webinar is free of cost. Registration is required.

U.S. Opportunities for Exporting Manufacturing Equipment to China
November 28 – 7pm Central
Webinar is free of cost. Registration is required.

UK Healthcare Opportunities
November 28 – 10am Central
Cost: $25.

Doing Business with Paraguay
November 29 – 12pm Central
Cost: $35.

EXPORTING TO BANGLADESH AND SRI LANKA
November 29 -
Webinar is free of cost. Registration is required.

DIGITAL HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UKRAINE HEALTH IT
December 4 – 10am Central
Cost: $25.

HEALTHCARE TRADE MISSION TO SAUDI ARABIA, KUWAIT, AND QATAR
December 5 – 10am Central
Webinar is free of cost. Registration is required.

MARKET DIVERSIFICATION TOOL: HOW-TO
December 5 – 2pm Central
Webinar is free of cost. Registration is required.

OPPORTUNITIES AT 2019 CHINA MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FAIR AND CEO PROGRAM
December 11 – 5pm Central
Webinar is free of cost. Registration is required.

ROHS – CURRENT ISSUES THAT IMPACT U.S. EXPORTERS
December 11 – 10am Central
Cost: $25.

CYBER SECURITY LANDSCAPE IN ARGENTINA, CHILE AND PERU
December 13 – 11am Central
Cost: $25.

EDUCATION MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN BRAZIL AND COLOMBIA
December 13 – 10am Central
Webinar is free of cost. Registration is required.

DOING BUSINESS IN GUATEMALA
December 18 – 12pm Central
Cost: $35.

MARKET DIVERSIFICATION TOO: HOW-TO
December 18 – 9am Central
Webinar is free of cost. Registration is required.

DOING BUSINESS IN BOLIVIA
December 20 – 12pm Central
Cost: $35.




March 2019

April 2019

May 2019

August 2019

September 2019

  • September 23-27 - Cyber Security Trade Mission to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Contact Gemal Brangman at (202) 482-3773 or Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov or Sheryl Hitomi at (408) 535-2757 or Sheryl.Hitomi@trade.gov. Application deadline is June 14, 2019.



• 2018/2019 INTERNATIONAL BUYER PROGRAM/INTERNATIONAL BUYER PROGRAM SELECT

2018
Greater New York Dental Meeting

November 23 – 28 • New York, NY

POWER-GEN International
December 4 – 6 • Las Vegas, NV

2019

CES 2019
January 8-11 • Las Vegas, NV

World of Concrete 2019

January 22-25 • Las Vegas, NV

Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show
January 23-26 • Las Vegas, NV

International Production and Processing Expo
February 12-14 • Atlanta, GA

Natural Products Expo West
March 6-9 • Anaheim, CA


IBP SELECT Trade Shows:

55th Annual RV Trade Show
March 12 – 14, 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT


• DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: INDO-PACIFIC


Discover Global Markets: Indo-Pacific | Dec. 10-12, 2018 | Salt Lake City, Utah


This dynamic conference brings together global leaders across the aerospace, defense, and security sectors. Seize the opportunity to:

  • Meet with one-on-one with our visiting U.S. Commercial Diplomats to craft international market entry strategies. Markets to include: Australia, Burma, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea/Pacific Islands, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Meet one-on-one with foreign buyers from BurmaJapan, India, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam looking for U.S. suppliers or partners
  • Meet one-on-one with U.S. OEMs seeking specialized suppliers of services, equipment and parts for their large projects in the region
  • Receive guidance on trade barriers and market access issues for your firm
  • Leverage new U.S. Government international trade contacts to support your international sales growth

Network with leading private sector experts and like-minded U.S. businesses active in overseas markets

Visit the website to learn more about how this conference will prepare you to compete globally and transform market potential into market success. Subscribe to receive updates about Discover Global Markets: Indo-Pacific.

Join the conversation! #DiscoverGlobalMarkets

Learn more HERE.

• TRADE WINDS: INDO-PACIFIC

Trade Winds: Indo Pacific - India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, May 8-13, 2019

The 2019 U.S. Commercial Service Trade Winds program includes an Indo-Pacific focused business forum in New Delhi, India consisting of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Diplomats representing commercial markets throughout the region.

Customize an optional business matchmaking schedule, based on input from our Commercial Specialists throughout the region, and grow your international sales through meetings with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners in the following Indian cities on May 8-10: New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata

Optional business matchmaking appointments may also be arranged in Bangladesh or Sri Lanka on May 13.

  • Learn how to increase profits and overcome barriers in the Indo-Pacific region during business development conference.
  • Network with the region’s leading industry and government officials and experienced U.S. and global companies

Want to learn more about these dynamic markets? Click on each to access their Country Commercial Guide: India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka.

Deadline to Register for Trade Winds: February 15, 2019


Informational Webinars:

India: Sell to the World's Fastest Growing Market and Middle Class

November 14th, 2018 at 11:00AM Eastern

Exporting to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

November 29th, 2018 at 11:00AM Eastern

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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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