State companies invited to attend trade venture to different countries

Special to The Freeman

August 6, 2014

MADISON ó The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., in collaboration with the Council of Great Lakes Governors, will be leading a Global Trade Venture to the Czech Republic, Poland and Turkey.

The venture runs from Nov. 1 to 11, and Wisconsin companies are invited to attend the venture, designed to help them expand their exporting efforts, according to a statement.

Program participants receive high-level country briefings before commencing a series of one-on-one meetings in each country. WEDCís trade representatives schedule the meetings based on each participantís specific requests regarding the type of local partners the company is seeking, the statement said.

Companies can request meetings with specific parties, or let WEDCís trade representatives conduct the research and offer options, according to the statement.

The three destination countries are all suitable export markets for companies with minimal prior exporting experience, according to the statement. Companies in all sectors, including manufacturing, infrastructure, medical devices and equipment, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and aviation, food and beverage, and energy and power, are encouraged to register for the trip.

The registration deadline is Aug. 29. The cost is $9,595 per person, but Wisconsin participants may be eligible for a grant to cover the fee, according to the statement.