International Agribusiness Center Calendar

​​October 2022

​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

​February 2023

GulFood - The United Arab Emirates (UAE)​

Dates: February 20 - 24, 2023
Location: Dubai, UAE

Funded by the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports (WIAE)

Targeted to retail and food service buyers from the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, India, China, and Southeast Asia. Packaged food products and bulk foods and ingredients including dairy, meat, grains, pulses and specialty foods are exhibited at the show. WIAE funding will support shared exhibit space and social media promotion of the up to five Wisconsin companies exhibiting at the show.​

Trade Missions | GulFood

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


March 2023

VIV Asia - Thailand

Dates: March 8 - 10, 2023
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Funded by the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports (WIAE)

Food event dedicated to the world of livestock production, animal husbandry, and related sectors, from feed production, to animal farming, breeding, veterinary, animal health solutions, slaughtering of meat, processing of fish, egg, dairy products, and more. WIAE funding will support exhibit space and social media promotion of up to five Wisconsin companies exhibiting at the show. ​

Trade Missions | VIV Asia Bangkok

Contact:
Luis Santana​
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 640-8075
luise.santana@wisconsin.gov​

Spring 2023

Food Products Inbound Buyer Mission Wisconsin

Dates: Spring 2023 (TBD)

Funded by the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports (WIAE)

Inbound buyer missions are an opportunity for Wisconsin companies to meet prospective buyers. This activity will be focused on dairy, meat, and crop products purchased by retailers, food service companies, and foreign food processing companies. Commodity groups representing the products made by the Wisconsin companies and agribusiness organizations are invited to assist by organizing receptions or hosted meals for the visiting buyers and the participating Wisconsin companies. WIAE funds will support up to 12 Wisconsin food product companies to participate, including travel, hotel, and meal costs for the buyers, meeting space for one-to-one buyer meetings, and events to introduce the buyers to Wisconsin products.​

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

Forestry Products Inbound Buyer Mission - Wisconsin

Dates: Spring 2023

Funded by the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports (WIAE)

DATCP will partner with the American Ha​rdwoods Export Council and Softwoods Export Council to identify and recruit buyers from different countries. The event will be timed to take place around a U.​S. trade show or conference to maximize the number of buyers and minimize travel costs. WIAE funds will support up to 10 Wisconsin forestry products companies to participate, including travel, hotel, and meal costs for the buyers, meeting space for one-to-one buyer meetings, and events to introduce the buyers Wisconsin products.​

Contact:​
Jennifer Lu
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 347-1852
Jennifer.Lu@wisconsin.gov

Wisconsin Agricultural Trade Mission - United Kingdom (UK)

Dates: Spring/Summer 2023 (TBD)
Location: United Kingdom 

Funded by the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports (WIAE)

The UK is Wisconsin’s sixth largest trading partner. As the UK’s planned exit from the European Union (Brexit) continues, opportunities for food, forestry and agriculture products will increase. Wood products, feed, livestock and genetics, craft spirits and beers, organic and specialty foods, and pet foods are among the products with the strongest opportunity. The mission will include buyer meetings, store visits, market briefings, and meetings with regulatory entities. The mission will be led by DATCP staff and include meetings with national and regional government officials and industry and economic development organizations. WIAE funding will support the cost of in-country contractors providing partner search, business meeting facilitation services, meeting costs as well as transportation and market reports for up to six Wisconsin companies. Travel and meal costs will be paid by the companies. Dates and city locations will be released by January 2023. ​

Contact:
Shirley Acedo
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 419-4643
shirley.acedo@wi​sconsin.gov​

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