Global trade reps available to meet at Wisconsin International Trade Conference

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:08 pm

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has announced it will make its trade representatives for 16 international markets available for one-on-one meetings at the Wisconsin International Trade Conference on May 7.

The meetings are available to Milwaukee-area companies interested in learning more about exporting or enhancing their current exporting, and will be conducted from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the WITC, which will be held at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee.

The global trade representatives will also participate in a panel discussion, moderated by Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, from 2 to 4 p.m. The panel will discuss international export trends, particularly in their markets, which include: Benelux, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, the Middle East, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

WITC is hosted by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s World Trade Association. Cost to register is $179, but the one-on-one meetings are available free of charge from the WEDC.

“This event will bring together Wisconsin’s trade representatives for 16 international markets, all in one place,” said Katy Sinnott, WEDC vice president for international business development. “It offers a rare opportunity for Wisconsin companies to obtain information about several markets in a short period of time, without traveling outside the state’s borders. The meetings and panel presentation provide a point of entry for companies to access the other services WEDC offers—such as market assessments, partner searches, trade missions and grant programs—to help companies grow their exports.”

For more information or to sign up for the meetings, contact Kelly Aschenbach at Kelly.aschenbach@wedc.org.

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