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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LEAN INITIATIVES IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Wednesday, April 10 ● 4PM – 6PM

Union Station – Chamber Board Room ● 30 W. Pershing Rd. ● Kansas City, MO

Building cultures of continuous improvement is an evolution and never-ending search for opportunities. Join Robert Martichenko, Founder and CEO, LeanCor Supply Chain Group, as he discusses his lessons learned while implementing and practicing operational excellence across many industries and organizations. In this thought provoking and engaging keynote, Robert will share the power of narrative leadership and Lean thinking to successfully engage teams and create a high-performance organization.

Register: https://tinyurl.com/y5uqmlxp


CLOSING THE GAP: INDIA

Wednesday, April 17 ● 12PM – 1PM

Johnson County Community College – Co Lab in the OCB ● 12345 College Blvd. ● Overland Park, KS

Join the IRCKC for this mid-day event as guest speakers discuss India in 2019. Featured speakers include Gurbhushan Singh, Ed.D, with Johnson County Community College and Pritha Hariharan, International Program Director at Unbound.  "Closing the Global Gap" is a series of conversations designed to address perceptions and realities of working and living across culture and language.

Register: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1198447&group=

● FOREIGN-TRADE ZONE 101

Tuesday, April 23 ● 11AM – 1PM

World Trade Center KC Conference Room ● 30 W Pershing Rd., #201 ● Kansas City, MO

Could a Foreign-Trade Zone help your business and your community? You may have heard of Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ), but do you understand all the benefits they provide to companies that use them to deliver competitively priced products for U.S. consumers and for export to other countries? Hosted by the World Trade Center KC and the Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone, this lunch hour seminar will provide real-world examples from Kansas City-area companies currently utilizing the FTZ program, highlighting the elements that make them successful. (Flyer Attached)

Register Here >> http://tinyurl.com/yyds5jkr


DUTY AVOIDANCE & RECOVERY STRATEGIES

Wednesday, April 24 ● 1PM – 5PM

KCI Expo Center ● 11730 N. Ambassador Dr. ● Kansas City, MO

Join Scarbrough International to learn about legal strategies to avoid and/or recover duty paid to U.S. Customs.  In this training, discuss duty drawback, product exclusion and exemptions, foreign trade zones, free trade agreements, the generalized system of preference, Section 232 and Section 301.

Register: https://www.scarbrough-intl.com/events/duty-avoidance-recovery-strategies/

● BREAKFAST WITH HER MAJESTY’S CONSUL GENERAL OF CHICAGO

Friday, May 3 ● 8AM – 10AM

Chamber Board Room, Union Station ● 30 W Pershing Rd. ● Kansas City, MO

Join Pomerol Partners, Bestway International, and World Trade Center - Kansas City as we welcome Mr. John Saville, Her Majesty's Consul General for Chicago to Kansas City for a breakfast conversation on BREXIT and the potential impact on U.S. businesses. 

Register Here >> http://tinyurl.com/y2hqxna3


● SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE FAIR & CREDIT WORKSHOP


Monday, May 6th ● 8:30AM – 11:00AM

Kauffman Foundation ● 4801 Rockhill Rd. ● Kansas City, MO

In celebration of the National Small Business Week, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – Kansas City District Office, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are hosting a FREE Small Business Resource Fair & Credit Workshop.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about federal, state, and local programs and assistance that are available to small businesses. Come meet and network with resources that help entrepreneurs plan, launch, manage, and grow their businesses. We will have 16 exhibits filled with federal, state, and local resources that promote small businesses via entrepreneurial development, small business loans, selling to the federal government, small business certifications, disaster recovery, international trade, etc. There will be resources to help women owned and veteran owned small businesses as well!

Seats are Limited, Register Today! https://international-trade-info-session-kansas.eventbrite.com


● WORLD TRADE DAY: THE IMPACT OF FOREIGN POLICY ON THE VALUE OF THE DOLLAR


Wednesday, May 15 ● 3:30pm – 6:00pm

RSM US LLP ● 4801 Main St., Suite 400 ● Kansas City, MO

As cities across the nation celebrate World Trade Week, join the Kansas City International Steering Committee to celebrate Greater Kansas City's 6th annual World Trade Day, an event focused on the importance of global trade and the recognition of our regions' international business community. In addition to networking with the international business and affairs community, we will have a broad discussion on the intersection of geopolitics, economics, trade agreements, and how all of it affects the value of the US Dollar.

Register: https://www.irckc.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1223217&group=&utm_source=KC+world+trade+day+%26+Export+Events&utm_campaign=Last+chance+to+register&utm_medium=email


● Kansas Department of Commerce – International Trade Day

Tuesday, June 4 ● 11:00AM – 5:00PM

K-State Student Union ● Manhattan, KS

As 2019 continues to bring forth new changes, we may find ourselves with more questions than answers - What is Globalization 4.0 and how will it affect our exporting business? What should be our “AI Strategy”? How will we deal with political divisions while conducting international business? How do we define crises vs. opportunities?

Join Kansas Department of Commerce on June 4th as they address the above issues in their keynote session on “Navigating Through the Ever-changing Global Trade Landscape”.

Register: https://www.kansascommerce.gov/programs-services/export/exporting-events/international-trade-day/


EXPORT DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT SEMINAR – THREE LOCATIONS

June 11 – Salina, KS
June 12 – Wichita, KS
June 13 – Kansas City, MO

Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the Mid-America District Export Council for a seminar on export distributor agreements.

Attorney Grant Leach from the law firm Husch Blackwell LLP will provide a presentation on the basic legal considerations that go into negotiating, executing, performing and terminating export distributor agreements.

Topics to be discussed include (but not limited to):

● Scope of appointment – including exclusivity, product lines and territories;

● Commercial terms for order submission, delivery and transfer of title;

● Compliance requirements for exporters and foreign distributors under U.S. export controls, trade sanctions and anti-corruption laws;

● Intellectual property rights;

● Term, renewal and termination considerations; and

● Choice of law and dispute resolution provisions

Register Today! Click on the appropriate link below to register.

CLE credit pending for Missouri, Kansas, & Nebraska
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COST: $30 per event. (Refunds up to 1 day before event).

Dates/Locations:  Check-in 9:00AM / Program 9:30am – 11:30am

JUNE 11 – SALINA, KS
Salina Chamber of Commerce

120 West Ash Street
Salina, KS 67401

JUNE 12 – WICHITA, KS

Wichita Workforce Center

2021 N. Amidon Ave., #1100
Wichita, KS 67203

JUNE 13 – KANSAS CITY, MO

World Trade Center Kansas City

30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108




TRADE OPPORTUNITIES AND DOING BUSINESS IN PAKISTAN
April 16 – 8:00AM Central
No cost to participate. Registration required.

DOING BUSINESS IN NORDICS

April 16 – 11:00AM Central
Cost: $50.

SMART CITY EXPO WORLD CONGRESS – BARCELONA 2019

April 23 – 10:00AM Central
No cost to participate. Registration required.

DOING BUSINESS IN AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY

April 24 – 10:00AM Central
Cost: $50.

TECHNICAL TEXTILES MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN GERMANY

April 25 – 10:00AM Central
Cost: $25.

ENTER THE RETAIL ECOMMERCE MARKET IN TAIWAN

April 29 – 7:00PM Central
Cost: $25.

PRACTICAL TOOLS TO SELECT MARKETS & EXPORT SUCCESSFULLY
(Part 1)
April 29 – 12:00pm Central
No cost to participate. Registration Required.

SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE: TRANSLATION CONSIDERATIONS FOR COMPANIES WORKING INTERNATIONAL

April 29 – 10:00AM Central
No cost to participate. Registration required.

DIGITAL STRATEGIES FOR ECOMMERCE: EXPLORING THE ECOMMERCE SALES CHANNEL

April 30 – 12:00PM Central
No cost to participate. Registration required.

GDPR AND HOW IT IMPACTS MANUFACTURERS

May 1 – 1:30PM Central
No cost to participate. Registration required.

PRACTICAL TOOLS TO SELECT MARKETS & EXPORT SUCCESSFUL
(Part 2)
May 1 -
No cost to participate. Registration required.

INDIA & BANGLADESH INFRASTRUCTURE BRIEFING

May 2 – 9:00AM Central
No cost to participate. Registration required.

DOING BUSINESS IN CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA

May 15 – 10:00AM Central
Cost: $50.

DOING BUSINESS IN THE BALTICS

May 30 – 10:00AM Central
Cost: $50.




July 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.



• 2019 INTERNATIONAL BUYER PROGRAM/INTERNATIONAL BUYER PROGRAM SELECT

2019

FIRE DEPARTMENT INSTRUCTORS CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL 2019
APRIL 8 – 13 • INDIANAPOLIS, IN

2019 NAB SHOW
APRIL 8 – 11 • LAS VEGAS, NV

WASTEEXPO 2019
MAY 7 – 9 • LAS VEGAS, NV

NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION SHOW
MAY 18 – 21 • CHICAGO, IL

INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE EXPO
MAY 30 – JUNE 1 • NEW YORK, NY

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

AUGUST 6 – 8 • ANAHEIM, CA

• TRADE WINDS: INDO-PACIFIC

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

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Still Time to Join the Business Forum

The option of business matchmaking meetings is now closed, however you can still take advantage of everything the Business Forum has to offer.

(This option does not include business to business meetings)

Business Conference

Get key insights on opportunities in India and the Indo-Pacific Region. Industry leaders will discuss major business trends, growth opportunities, and how to successfully break into this dynamic market.

Meet With U.S. Commercial Diplomats

Commercial Diplomats from 20 countries in the region are present to meet with you individually to discuss your business strategy.  These Diplomats pave the way for companies seeking to access quality business development leads and have deep industry and local knowledge.

Peer to Peer Networking

Through our online networking platform companies can arrange meetings with sponsors, U.S. company participants, and local company representatives attending Trade Winds.

Trade Winds' History of Success:

View testimonials from past clients.
Join companies like Advanced Superabrasives Inc. who usedTrade Winds as a vehicle to make new export sales.

Why India?

Aileen Nandi, the Senior Commercial Officer in India, explains why you should consider India. she overseas seven offices throughout the country with a staff of 70 people. 

Aileen Nandi

Click here to register for the Business Forum

Fee: $650

Dates & Locations

Business Forum
New Delhi, India 
May 6-8, 2019

Contact

tradewinds@trade.gov
export.gov/tradewinds

Resources

View our Country Commercial Guide and Top Market reports.

Sponsor Trade Winds

Sponsorship opportunities are still available at all levels:

Platinum: $20,000
Gold: $10,000
Silver: $5,000
Virtual: $2,500

Click here to learn more about each level and additional benefits.

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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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