Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Press Release

Announcing WEDC’S Upcoming Trade Ventures Schedule

State companies invited to attend 2016-17 trade ventures

By - May 18th, 2016 01:45 pm

MADISON, WI. May 18, 2016—the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announces the schedule of global trade ventures for 2016-17.

Traveling to markets around the world is critical for companies that wish to export: it allows companies not only to gain firsthand knowledge of the competitive environment in those markets, but to develop strong working relationships with key customers and partners. Many cultures around the world place a greater emphasis on face-to-face meetings, especially in the early stages of a business relationship, than we do in the U.S.

Whether a business seeks customers or distributors (or both) to help expand its global reach, WEDC’s global trade ventures are targeted to markets that are well suited to Wisconsin companies and will help build the relationships necessary for increased international sales.

Please consider joining us on any of these upcoming trade ventures.


Buenos Aires and Santiago, Sept. 24-30, 2016


Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi, Nov. 13-22, 2016


Dubai and Doha, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2017


Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, March 18-25, 2017


Toronto and Montreal, April 30-May 5, 2017


Mexico City and Monterrey, June 11-16, 2017

As members of the Wisconsin delegation, participants in each global trade venture will receive a high-level country briefing from WEDC’s market development director before commencing a well-organized tour of the destination markets. At each stop, participants take part in pre-arranged, customized meetings with companies whose needs or capabilities align with the Wisconsin’ companies’ own export objectives. With the logistics taken care of, companies can focus on business matters.

For more information about all of the 2016-17 trade ventures, including costs, itinerary and registration, visit inwisconsin.com/tradeventure. This page includes contact information for WEDC staff who can help interested companies determine which global trade ventures may be the best fit.

About the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing and maximizing opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive economy. Working with more than 600 regional and local partners, WEDC develops and delivers solutions representative of a highly responsive and coordinated economic development network. Visit www.inwisconsin.com or follow WEDC on Twitter @_InWisconsin to learn more.

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