• Upcoming Illinois Trade Events

    Illinois

    Here is a list of terrific upcoming events to give you the information, tools, and resources you need to meet your top international expansion goals! Click on the event to get details below.   CS

    Tradewinds 2022

    Trade Winds Middle East and Africa

    Join us in Dubai, UAE for the largest U.S. government-led trade mission and business development forum. Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, Trade Winds will feature meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats from over 20 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and an exciting conference program with plenty of networking. Learn More! 
    Join us in Dubai, UAE for the largest U.S. government-led trade mission and business development forum. Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, Trade Winds will feature meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats from over 20 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and an exciting conference program with plenty of networking. Learn More! 

    Central America Trade Mission and Business Conference

    Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Panama: March 27-April 1, 2022
    Hosted in Guatemala City, Guatemala, the event includes region-specific sessions, consultations with U.S. commercial officers, and business matchmaking appointments. Learn more and register your interest.

    Virtual Events & Resources

    Aerospace Asia Virtual Chat- 1/5-26 
    Business Opportunities in Belize - 1/6
    Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit Webinar - 1/27
    Colombia Franchise Market Overview: Best Prospects for U.S. Franchisors Webinar - 1/27
    Taiwan EdTech Webinar - 2/15
    Healthcare Virtual Road Trip to India February 15-17, 2022
    Trade Winds Middle East & Africa: Explore New Business Opportunities
    Throughout the Region - 03/6 - 03/8/2022 
    Cyber Security Business Development Mission to South America - 04/04 - 04/11 

    Ready to Find Opportunities? Learn how and where to research markets.

    You're right to think there are business growth opportunities abroad. We've made it easy for you to get started.
    Read a guide and watch an informative short video on how to Conduct Market Research, and then follow the links to recommended sources to make it work for you.  
    If you are a new exporter, consider: 
    • How large are your potential markets?  
    • What countries/markets are currently buying products like yours? 
    • Who are your competitors, from which countries do they come, and how large are they? 
    What are the required standards, testing, and certifications?  ....keep reading

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    Rockford, IL 61101