Join the World Trade Center Arkansas delegations in our global missions to grow trade for our state.


World Trade Centers Association General Assembly & B2B Meetings

Join our delegation to the World Trade Centers Association General Assembly at Leeuwarden and Amsterdam in the Netherlands from April 22 – 27, 2018. Companies that join the Arkansas delegation will be able to meet directly with Dutch businesses in the following sectors: Water Technology, Healthy Ageing, Food & Agriculture, Real Estate Development and Sustainable and Efficient Energy.
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Discover Global Markets: Design + Construct

Discover Global Markets is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s flagship event series for U.S. exporters. Attendees will uncover new exporting opportunities, learn from seasoned exporters, and connect with hundreds of networking contacts. Meet with our visiting U.S. Commercial Diplomats to craft international market entry strategies. Markets to include: Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
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Trade Americas - Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference

This conference takes place from May 6-7, 2018. The Caribbean Region as a whole represents a market of about 43 million people who collectively imported over $20.9 billion of U.S. goods in 2016. The Trade Americas program offers U.S. companies the opportunity to explore six markets in the Caribbean region. Hosted in Miami, FL, the U.S. Commercial Service‘s Trade Americas Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference will focus on regional specific sessions, market access, trade financing resources, and pre-arranged one-one-one consultations with U.S. Diplomats with expertise in markets throughout the region.

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Social Capital Markets 2018

Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) is the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. SOCAP’s flagship event each Fall in San Francisco will take place from October 23 to October 26, 2018. SOCAP is the leading gathering for impact investors and social entrepreneurs and takes a unique approach that emphasizes cross-sector convening to gathers voices across a broad spectrum to achieve impactful connections. We recommend this conference to social entrepreneurs.
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China International Import Expo

This CIIE takes place from November 5th – 10th, 2018 in Shanghai and is hosted by China’s Ministry of Commerce and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. China has the world’s largest population, world’s second largest economy and is the second largest consumer and importer in the world. The CIIE will be attended by large groups of purchasers from all over the country. The Chinese government is extending an invitation to exporters from all over the world to explore the Chinese market.

To view the CIIE brochure click here. If you are interested in attending the CIE with the World Trade Center Arkansas to facilitate and arrange meetings with Chinese purchasers, contact Boon Tan.

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Department of Commerce trade missions are overseas programs for U.S. firms that wish to explore and pursue export opportunities by meeting directly with potential clients in their markets. This link features additional Department of Commerce trade missions than are listed in the USCS link below.
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UPCOMING - U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service of the International Trade Administration is our country’s premier trade promotion agency. They provide a wide range of services to U.S. businesses and regularly organize trade missions to foreign markets.
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