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Trade Missions, International Events and Trade Fairs

The Ohio Development Services Agency promotes export-focused trade missions for the purpose of growing Ohio exports and creating jobs.

Participating in a trade mission provides companies with an opportunity to travel overseas to meet with prospective international business partners face-to-face, greatly enhancing the potential for business success. Trade mission services typically include: business matchmaking, customized market research, in-country business briefings, networking opportunities, in-country support and follow-up assistance.

Reverse trade missions and buyers missions are affordable and convenient opportunities for Ohio companies to meet with international buyers. Often, these events require no overseas travel. Reverse trade and buyers missions bring various international buyers to one location in the U.S. to connect with U.S. suppliers.

This list is not meant to be comprehensive


Trade Mission to Brazil and Colombia, March 23-30, 2019

Organizer: The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers
Market: Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bogota, Colombia
Early Registration Deadline: 1/22/2019

For more information, contact Kathy Marshalek.

Contact:
Kathy Marshalek
Small Business Development Center – Export Assistance Network Director
(937) 531-6612
kmarshalek@tecdayton.com


Trade Mission to Thailand and Vietnam, March 25-30, 2019

Organizer: Ohio-Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative
Market: Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

For more information, contact Mousa Kassis

Contact:
Mousa Kassis
Small Business Development Center – Export Assistance Network Director
(330) 941-2145
mhkassis@ysu.edu


Trade Mission to Germany, April 1-10, 2019

Organizer:  Small Business Development Center at Cleveland State University
Market: Hannover and Frankfurt, Germany

For more information, contact Nate Ward

Contact:
Nate Ward
Small Business Development Center – Export Assistance Network Director
(216) 523-7347
n.t.ward54@csuohio.edu


TradeWinds Indo Pacific 2019, May 6-13, 2019

Organizer: U.S. Commercial Service
Market: India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

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Contact:
TradeWinds@trade.gov

This list is not meant to be comprehensive


Focused Trade Mission to Thailand for Natural and Organic Products, January 10-11, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Market: Bangkok, Thailand
Registration Deadline: 11/2/2018

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Focused Trade Mission to Taiwan, March 11-12, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Market: Taipei, Taiwan
Early Registration Deadline: 12/5/2018
Registration Deadline: 12/19/2018

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Focused Trade Mission to Toronto for Specialty and Natural Products, April 1-5, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Market: Toronto, Canada
Early Registration Deadline: 11/19/2018
Registration Deadline: 1/18/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Focused Trade Mission to Mexico for Private Label, Food Service, and Retail Products, July 16-18, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Market: Mexico City, Mexico
Early Registration Deadline: 3/15/2019
Registration Deadline: 4/22/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Focused Trade Mission to China for Retail Products, August 11-14, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Market: Beijing and Huangzhou, China
Early Registration Deadline: 4/8/2019
Registration Deadline: 5/13/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Focused Trade Mission to Hong Kong for Retail Products, August 15-17, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Market: Hong Kong
Early Registration Deadline: 4/8/2019
Registration Deadline: 5/19/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Focused Trade Mission to Chile, September 23-24, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Market: Santiago, Chile
Early Registration Deadline: 5/31/2019
Registration Deadline: 6/28/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Focused Trade Mission to Peru, September 25-27, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Market: Lima, Peru
Early Registration Deadline: 5/31/2019
Registration Deadline: 6/28/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org

This list is not meant to be comprehensive


Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2019, March 8-11, 2019

Organizer: UBM plc 
Market: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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This list is not meant to be comprehensive


Specialty Food Buyers Mission at the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show, January 12-14, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 11/9/2018
Registration Deadline: 11/30/2018

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


2019 Northeast Buyers Mission: Boston, MA, January 28, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 11/16/2018
Registration Deadline: 12/14/2018

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


2019 Northeast Buyers Mission: New York, NY, January 30, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 11/16/2018
Registration Deadline: 12/14/2018

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


2019 Northeast Buyers Mission: Philadelphia, PA, January 31, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 11/16/2018
Registration Deadline: 12/14/2018

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Frozen Food Buyers Mission at 2019 AFFI-Con, February 23-25, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Registration Deadline: 1/11/2018 

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Natural Products Buyers Mission at Natural Products Expo West, March 7-8, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 1/4/2018 
Registration Deadline: 1/25/2018

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Pet Food Buyers Mission at the 2019 Global Pet Expo, March 19, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 1/15/2019
Registration Deadline: 2/5/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Beer Ingredients Buyers Mission at the Brew Expo 2019, April 9, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 2/5/2019
Registration Deadline: 2/26/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Sweets and Snacks Buyers Mission at the 2019 Sweets and Snacks Expo, May 20-22, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 3/18/2019
Registration Deadline: 4/8/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Food Ingredients Buyers Mission at the 2019 Institute of Food Technologists Show, May 20-22, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 4/1/2019
Registration Deadline: 4/22/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


2019 Caribbean & Latin American Buyers Mission, June 12-13, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 4/26/2019
Registration Deadline: 5/17/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Specialty Food Buyers Mission at the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show, June 28-29, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 4/10/2019
Registration Deadline: 5/1/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


2019 Midwest Buyers Mission: Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 29, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 5/28/2019
Registration Deadline: 6/17/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


2019 Midwest Buyers Mission: Madison, Wisconsin, July 31, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 5/28/2019
Registration Deadline: 6/17/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


2019 Midwest Buyers Mission: Chicago, IL, August 1, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 5/28/2019
Registration Deadline: 6/17/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org


Natural Products Buyers Mission at 2019 Natural Products Expo East, September 11-12, 2019

Organizer: Food Export 
Early Registration Deadline: 7/10/2019
Registration Deadline: 7/31/2019

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Contact:
Enrique Rubio
Food Export Midwest – Ohio Liaison 
(312) 334-9229
erubio@foodexport.org