ODSA offers global trade missions to grow businesses through export

ohio export assistance

The Ohio Development Services Agency has released a list of three global trade missions scheduled for early 2019 as part of their Export Assistance programming, in partnership with Small Business Development Centers.

From the ODSA:

Ohio companies exported more than $50 billion in products and services in 2017. The Ohio Development Services Agency wants to help you open foreign markets for your business.  The agency is partnering with regional Small Business Development Centers to offer three trade missions in March and April 2019. Register now to make sure you don’t miss out on these unique opportunities.

Upcoming Trade Missions:
Thailand-Vietnam Trade Mission
March 22-30
Registration Deadline: January 11, 2019
Mission Participation Fee: $1,000

Target markets include, but are not limited to, industrial or electrical machinery and equipment, automotive parts and accessories, iron and steel products, optic and medical equipment, plastics products, chemicals and hardwood lumber.

Brazil-Colombia Trade Mission
March 23-30
Registration Deadline: January 22, 2019
Mission Participation Fee: $1,500

Target markets include, but are not limited to, construction equipment for public roads and airports, transportation services and mass transit systems.

Germany Trade Mission
April 1-10
Registration Deadline: December 7, 2018
Mission Participation Fee: $1,500

Target markets include, but are not limited to, technology/med-tech, energy systems, innovative supply solutions, consulting, metalworking and instrumentation. This mission includes participation in Hannover Messe.

Mission participation fees include resources to support your business in foreign regions:

  • In-advance market research – to prepare your business for the countries’ markets and buyers.
  • One-on-one business matchmaking – for in-person networking and business opportunities.
  • Extensive in-country assistance – including logistical and translation assistance.

For details and to register, email Thien Bui at  Thien.Bui@development.ohio.gov

Seminar: Doing Business in Canada

doing-bizcanada-sept-30The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and Regional Growth Partnership are partnering to present the seminar “Doing Business in Canada” Friday, Sept. 30 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Toledo Chamber of Commerce. This is a free seminar, however, they are asking participants to register here.

More information from the Chamber and RGP:

In 2015 Ohio exports to Canada totaled $20.1 billion or 40% of the state export
figure. With so much opportunity for Ohio companies, join us as we welcome
Genevieve Dionne, Senior Trade Commissioner, and Rainer Kunau, Trade
Commissioner, with the Consulate General of Canada (Detroit) and Dan Ujczo,
Of Counsel, Cross Border Business Development Director, with Dickinson Wright
for a presentation on how you can start or grow your business with Canada.