World Trade Week West Michigan

World Trade Week Business Conference

"European Markets on the Rise" - Full Brochure
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Plans are progressing for 2014 West Michigan World Trade Week scheduled to kick off on May 8, 2014 which will be held at GVSU’s downtown campus at the new L. William Seidman Business Center in Grand Rapids. 

The business conference theme is: EUROPEAN MARKETS ON THE RISEand it will take place from 1:30 – 5:00 pm and promises to generate engaging interactive panel discussions on international topics pertinent to Michigan businesses looking to sell into the EU marketplace. Attendees will choose from breakout session tracks focused on new exporters, advanced global businesses, and emerging market trends.

General Session

New to Export:

Track 1

Intermediate Exporter:

Track 2

Advanced Exporter:

Track 3

EU Consulate Panel

Cultural Intelligence Beginning Global Supply Chain Advanced Global Supply Chain

 

CE Marking Building Sales Opportunities in the EU Managing Global Credit Risk

 

World Trade Week is an opportunity to bring local organizations together to learn from each other and leverage experiences to strengthen West Michigan business. It is celebrating its 29th year in the West Michigan business community. This promises to be the best year yet! We look forward to seeing you there. 

2009-2013 Michigan's Top Exports to Europe by Country

COUNTRY

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Germany

1,258,258,371
1,530,031,711
1,798,811,454
1,982,037,381
1,652,608,516

Belgium

516,445,919
524,503,469
693,179,748
712,448,196
814,205,240

United Kingdom

542,487,570
637,160,455
699,877,665
709,505,035
732,845,898

Italy

157,145,096
201,894,456
394,161,961
362,046,478
597,663,608

Russia

118,400,045
141,673,890
225,301,963
418,900,452
480,259,919

France

433,799,373
669,641,018
661,921,451
632,589,030
444,198,268

Netherlands

380,797,589
338,025,900
377,319,317
332,752,734
308,285,090

Poland

49,214,125
83,713,765
114,621,073
116,430,326
126,996,763

Czech Republic

16,792,603
26,927,323
43,396,178
55,498,128
43,379,047

Hungary

19,929,126
20,205,924
31,462,874
24,428,396
40,523,455

Source: Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau.

 
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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