International Trade: New November Events

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November 1, 2019

Upcoming Missions & Events

How to Take Your Small Business Global:
Free Crain's Webinar

November 20, 2019

Michigan has resources and funding to help your small business export its products — whether you are new to exporting or are already exporting and looking to enter new markets. Learn from program administrators and local business leaders about how to navigate international trade.

What you’ll learn:

  • How international trade can grow your business
  • Financial assistance for marketing your product globally
  • Upcoming 2020 International Trade events

Register here to join the conversation!

India Trade Mission

Trade Mission to India

Hosted by Automation Alley
January 31 - February 8, 2020
New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Pune, India

Final month to register! Deadline: November 30

Automation Alley and MEDC are seeking Michigan companies to join a trade mission to the world's fastest growing economy. India, a nation of 1.3 billion consumers, has an especially strong demand for Michigan-made products, services, and technologies.

Included Services: Hotel accommodations, mission briefing, receptions, networking events, customized B2B matchmaking meetings, business tours, and in-country ground transportation. 

Financial Assistance: Cost to participate is $5,500 per company for non-Automation Alley members. Eligible companies may qualify for MI-STEP funds to offset 50% of the cost. For more info, contact our team or visit 

Save my spot – I'm going to India!

Vietnam and the Philippines Trade Mission

Trade Mission to Vietnam and the Philippines

Hosted by the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers
March 16-20, 2020
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and Manila, Philippines

Join the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers trade mission to Vietnam and the Philippines, and visit the cities of Ho Chi Minh and Manila.

Included Services:
Mission briefing, group ground transportation, networking events, logistical assistance, and customized B2B matchmaking meetings. International airfare, interpreters, hotels, individual transportation, and meals not included.

Financial Assistance:
Participation cost is $1,500 per company and $500 per additional traveler. Eligible companies may qualify for MI-STEP funds to offset 50% of the cost to travel. For more info, contact an International Trade Manager or visit 

The deadline to register is December 15, 2019.
Join the delegation now!

Want to learn more about opportunities in Vietnam and the Philippines?

Join this free webinar:
Grow your exports to Vietnam & the Philippines

Hosted by Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors' & Premiers
November 5, 2019

Listen in on this overview provided by the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors' & Premiers' South East Asia Trade Office. Learn from the experts about key industry sectors and business opportunities for small to medium sized companies.

Participants will also learn more about the Vietnam & the Philippines Trade Mission.

Gauge your potential in these markets.

Partner Events

Integr8: The Industry 4.0 Conference

November 5-6, 2019 | Detroit

Integr8 is an annual global Industry 4.0 conference that brings together international technology and manufacturing professionals to share ideas, get inspired, and take action as the smart and connected technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution rapidly transform advanced manufacturing and create upheavals across multiple industries.

Get inspired at Integr8 2019.

Export Controls: ITAR & EAR Compliance Training

November 8, 2019 | Kalamazoo
November 12, 2019 | Grand Rapids

Gain knowledge, or increase your expertise, in the areas of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). If you are engaging in or considering engaging in military/defense activities, or have dual-use products that are export-controlled, it is essential to understand the compliance risk that accompanies these activities.

I want to learn export control best practices!

Grow Your Existing Business

November 14, 2019 | Flint

Ready to increase profits and expand your business? Join this free educational seminar focused on delivering information and resources that companies can leverage to advance their business. Topics include working capital, government and corporate contracting, and international trade. 

Sign me up!

Lightweight Materials & Technology Delegation Trip

December 9-13, 2019 | Germany

Join this exclusive delegation trip and explore cutting-edge developments in the field of Lightweight Materials & Technology. Participants will visit and speak with industry-leading companies and research institutes. The $450 program fee covers all accommodations (6 nights), meals, cultural activities, and local travel in-country.

Ready to explore opportunities in Germany?

For more information about the MEDC International Trade Services
visit our website, contact, or your regional International Trade Manager. Follow us on LinkedIn!