International Agribusiness Center Calendar

September 2022​

Wisconsin Pavilion at Fine Food Australia

Dates:  September 5-8, 2022
Location:  Melbourne, Australia

Funded by the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) of the Small Business Administration

Fine Food Australia is the country's leading trade exhibition, and has been connecting buyers and sellers within the food service, hospitality and retail industries for 36 years. Australia has proven to be an appealing and profitable market for U.S. companies for many years. Australia is an open market with minimal restrictions on imports of goods and services.  The process of opening up has increased productivity, stimulated growth,​ and made the economy more flexible and dynamic. The U.S. - Australia Free Trade Agreement provides some advantages for U.S. products, which are well regarded as high quality with good value. 

DATCP is coordinating booth space at the 2022 Fine Food Australia to showcase the high-quality food products produced in Wisconsin. DATCP invites Wisconsin food businesses interested in building or expanding exports to Australia to exhibit in the Wisconsin Pavilion at the 2022 Fine Food Australia tradeshow. 

Contact:
Lisa Stout
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 514-4538
Lisa.stout@wisconsin.gov

Food Show Plus Services at Food and Hotel Asia

Dates: September 5-8, 2022
Location: Singapore

Funded by the Food Export Association of the Midwest

FHA Food & Beverage is Asia's largest food & drinks trade event that brings together the global food and hospitality community. Southeast Asia is the world's fastest growing regional population and the middle class is growing right alongside the population in each country. This means the demand for animal proteins will continue to grow proportional to the population. The combination of western business along with the enthusiasm and interest level shown by evolving Asian economies creates a sensational atmosphere for professionals active in the production and processing of poultry, swine, eggs, dairy and aquaculture. Food Show Plus services include market briefing, introductions to buyers, Pre-event report including brand names, packages, sizes, pricing, for products similar to yours; Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service and retail store tour, and translation of up to 2 pages of materials in local language.

Register here: Food Show PLUS! at FHA-Food & Beverage (foodexport.org)

Registration fee: $225.00. 
Early Registration deadline: May 16, 2022

Contact:
Lisa Stout
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 514-4538
Lisa.stout@wisconsin.gov 

Wisconsin Pavilion at China Dairy Expo

Dates: September 5-7 2022
Location: Ji Nan, China
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Funded by the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports

Organized by the China Dairy Association, China Dairy Expo is the largest dairy production event in China, covering the entire dairy production supply chain. China has one of the fastest growing dairy industries in the world and the Nanchang, Jiangxi Province is known as the hub for dairy innovation and production in Eastern China with easy access to key dairy production areas. The province is keen to further develop its dairy industry with the support of its dairy association and government.  

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is coordinating a Wisconsin Pavilion at the 2022 China Dairy Expo to showcase the high-quality products produced in Wisconsin and expertise that America's Dairyland has to offer. DATCP invites Wisconsin businesses interested in building or expanding dairy exports to China to exhibit in the Wisconsin Pavilion at the 2022 China Dairy Expo. Companies involved in the following dairy-related fields are encouraged to apply: genetics, feed supplements and nutrition, dairy ingredients and products, animal health, manure water treatment technology and s​ystems, farming, processing, publications, associations, and organizations. 

*Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions in China, only companies with representatives or distributors in China will be eligible to participate. 

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
Booth space is limited. Companies will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. 

To apply, contact:
Jennifer Lu
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 347-1852
jennifer.lu@wisconsin.gov

Focused Trade Mission to Vietnam for Retail, Foodservice and Ingredients

Dates: September 13-15, 2022
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Funded by the Food Export Association of the Midwest

Food Export Midwest is organizing a trade mission to Vietnam, September 13-15, 2022.  USDA's Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) in Hanoi reports that Vietnam's young population, growing middle class, and rapid urbanization had been leading to more eating out, traveling, shopping in supermarkets and hypermarkets, and increased consumption of convenience and processed foods in the pre-COVID environment and should return to it once the pandemic has been managed.  Strong economic growth, increasing foreign investment, benefits from free trade agreements (FTAs), a growing middle class with higher disposable income, rapid urbanization, and heightened concerns about hygiene and food safety continue to fuel the sustainable growth in this market. Vietnam is the 2nd largest U.S. export market for consumer food products in Southeast Asia after Philippines.  Vietnam is also a major importer of U.S. processed foods. The trade mission will include: One-on-one meetings with qualified buyers--Pre-event custom produ ct research including market overview, importation analysis and distribution analysis--Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service and retail store tour--Table top showcase--Dedicated interpreter--Translation of up to 2 pages of materials in local language.

Register here: Focused Trade Mission Vietnam for Retail, Foodservice and Ingredients (foodexport.org)

Registration fee: $400.00. 
Early Registration deadline: May 11, 2022

Contact:
Lisa Stout
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 514-4538
Lisa.stout@wisconsin.gov 


October 2022

Global Dairy Symposium at World Dairy Expo

Dates: October 6, 2022, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Conference Room Mendota 4, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

Funded by the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports 

Dairy industries have and continue to face unprecedented challenges and opportunities,  including inflation/profitability, consumer demand, climate change, sustainability goals, labor, economic, and inter-country conflicts. Global leading experts will share trends in production, impact of economic fluctuations, trends, and predictions. 

Each speaker will provide a 30-minute presentation and participate in a panel discussion moderated by World Dairy Expo Education Advisory Committee Chairperson Corey Geiger. 

The presenters include:

  • Krysta Harden – Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Dairy Export Council
  • Torsten Hemme – President of International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN), Germany 
  • Ad Van Velde – President of Global Dairy Farmers, the Netherlands 
  • Sheryl Meshke – Co-President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Milk Producers Inc. ​

Cost: Free 
*World Dairy Expo admission tickets are required to attend this event.

Register here: Global Dairy Symposium

Contact:​
Jennifer Lu
Economic Development Consultant
608-347.5102
jennifer.lu@wisconsin.gov

Wisconsin Pavilion at SIAL Paris

​Dates: October 15-19, 2022
Location: Paris, France 

Funded by the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports 

DATCP is hosting a space in the Dairy Hall at SIAL Paris, October 15-19, 2022. Our participation in the USA Dairy Pavilion is to showcase the quality and excellence of Wisconsin specialty and artisan cheese. Wisconsin cheeses have won awards at the World Cheese Contest the past few years and we want to continue to showcase the artistry of Wisconsin cheese making. ​

Contact:
Lisa Stout
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 514-4538
Lisa.stout@wisconsin.gov ​​

Focused Trade Mission to Japan for Retail and Foodservice Products

Dates: October 24-25, 2022

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Funded by the Food Export Association of the Midwest

Food Export Midwest is organizing a trade mission to Tokyo, Japan, October 24-25, 2022.  The USDA Agricultural Trade Office or ATO in Osaka reports that Japan is the fourth largest market for U.S. exporters of all food and agricultural products. There are tremendous opportunities for U.S. exporters willing and able to follow the strict Japanese product regulations and keep up with the latest trends in this market. Under the U.S. – Japan Free Trade Agreement (“USJTA" effective January 1, 2020) nearly 90% of U.S. food and agricultural imports into Japan are either duty free or receive preferential tariff access. The trade mission will include: One-on-one meetings with qualified buyers--Pre-event custom produ ct research including market overview, importation analysis and distribution analysis--Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service and retail store tour--Table top showcase--Dedicated interpreter--Translation of up to 2 pages of materials to Korean.

Register here: Focused Trade Mission to Japan (foodexport.org)

Registration fee: $400.00. 
Early Registration deadline: June 22, 2022

Contact:
Lisa Stout
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 514-4538
Lisa.stout@wisconsin.gov 

Focused Trade Mission to Korea for Healthy and Convenient Foods

Dates: October 26-28, 2022

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Funded by the Food Export Association of the Midwest

Food Export Midwest is organizing a trade mission to Seoul Korea, October 26-28, 2022.  South Korea has proven to be an appealing and profitable market for U.S. companies for many years. USDA's Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Seoul, reports that the U.S. is the leading exporter of agricultural products to Korea with a 24% market share. While total U.S. bulk agricultural exports to Korea dipped in 2019, exports of consumer-oriented products such as meat, dairy, and processed products continue to grow. The trade mission will include: One-on-one meetings with qualified buyers--Pre-event custom produ ct research including market overview, importation analysis and distribution analysis--Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service and retail store tour--Table top showcase--Dedicated interpreter--Translation of up to 2 pages of materials to Korean.

Register here: Focused Trade Mission to Korea for New Healthy Convenient Foods (from the US Heartland and Coast) (foodexport.org)

Registration fee:  $400.00. 
Early Registration deadline: June 22, 2022

Contact:
Lisa Stout
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 514-4538
Lisa.stout@wisconsin.gov

​USDA Trade Mission - Kenya

Dates: October 31 - November 3, 2022
Location: Kenya

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is organizing agricultural trade missions in 2022. These missions open doors for U.S. food, forestry and agricultural exporters as well as leadership of U.S. state departments of agriculture, giving them the opportunity to establish relationships with potential customers, gather market intelligence, and generate sales. USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) will provide trade mission delegates a platform to conduct face-to-face meetings and receive in-depth market briefings and tours from FAS and industry trade experts who can facilitate the export of U.S. products.  

Trade Missions | USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Contact:
Lisa Stout
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 514-4538
Lisa.stout@wisconsin.gov


​November 2022​

​USDA Trade Mission - Spain/Portugal

Dates: November 29 - December 2, 2022
Location: Spain/Portugal

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is organizing agricultural trade missions in 2022. These missions open doors for U.S. food, forestry and agricultural exporters as well as leadership of U.S. state departments of agriculture, giving them the opportunity to establish relationships with potential customers, gather market intelligence, and generate sales. USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) will provide trade mission delegates a platform to conduct face-to-face meetings and receive in-depth market briefings and tours from FAS and industry trade experts who can facilitate the export of U.S. products.  

Trade Missions | USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Contact:​
Lisa Stout
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 514-4538
Lisa.stout@wisconsin.gov


For additional events, visit the Food Export Event Calendar.​​​​