MEDC Export Events

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Thanks to financial assistance made possible by the SBA, eligible Michigan companies may be reimbursed up to $15,000 annually for exporting activities. Haven’t maxed out your $15,000 yet? Apply to use the remaining funds on an eligible activity by September 15, prior to the end of the State of Michigan’s fiscal year, and participate in the activity by September 30. Did you already take part in the MI-STEP-approved activity but haven’t submitted it for reimbursement yet? Do so before the books close on October 15.

Export activities that are eligible for reimbursement of up to 75 percent include foreign sales trips and trade missions, global certifications, international website design or SEO, eCommerce costs, and so much more! Talk to your International Trade Manager about getting reimbursed today.

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Permanent link for ExporTech" Returns: A Program for International Sales Growth on September 6, 2022

ExporTech™ is a concentrated training program that helps manufacturing and technology executives create customized strategic plans for international sales growth based on market research and expert advice from trade professionals. In partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, MEDC is excited to once again offer the program virtually for companies statewide to participate. Six half-day sessions will be held over ten weeks this fall:

  • October 6-7
  • November 3-4
  • December 8-9

With an average sales increase of $500K-700K following participation, ExporTech™ is proven to help companies rapidly expand international sales. Learn more about how this program can help your business or reserve your spot now by contacting Eve Lerman, U.S. Commercial Service, [email protected].

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Categories: Export Event International Trade MEDC Partner Programs STEP
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Permanent link for Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming MEDC Trade Missions on September 6, 2022

November 12-18: Trade Mission to MEDICA
Registration ends this week! Companies in the medical sector are invited to the upcoming trade mission to MEDICA, the world’s largest medical trade show, to position their products and services in front of interested buyers and partners. Companies have the opportunity to co-exhibit within the Michigan Pavilion in the medical devices, imaging, and diagnostics hall, and utilize new resources to secure valuable business leads before, during, and after MEDICA.

January 10-19: India Trade Mission
Looking for a great start to your company’s 2023 growth projections? Join Automation Alley’s trade mission to India, a nation of 1.4 billion consumers with an especially strong demand for Michigan-made products, services, and technologies, including advanced manufacturing, design, and engineering services, aerospace/defense, automotive, IT/ICT, and medical equipment.

February 13-17: South Africa and Kenya Trade Mission 
Join the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers multi-sector trade mission to Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya! Benefit from customized B2B meetings to meet with prospective customers and business partners, and allow our in-market International Trade Center to save you valuable time and resources.

February 18-25: Trade Mission to IDEX 
Join the Michigan Pavilion at IDEX, the only international defense exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea, and air sectors of defense, with a strong focus on ground-based military. There’s space for only eight companies to exhibit with the MEDC in the USA Pavilion – apply today!

 

Categories: International Trade MEDC STEP Trade Show
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Permanent link for TRADE MISSION TO MEDICA | Dusseldorf, Germany on August 16, 2022

MEDC is planning an upcoming  trade mission to MEDICA, the world’s largest medical trade show, November 12-18.

At the trade show, MEDC will host a Michigan Pavilion equipped for 10 companies to exhibit their products and services in front of interested buyers and partners in the devices, imaging, and diagnostics hall. Leverage this platform at the world’s largest medical trade show to connect with opportunities worldwide and experience tomorrow’s healthcare market today.

To increase the number of successful meetings you have at the show, MEDC includes with the trade mission full-service B2B outreach, which involves:

  • Kick-off call to understand your export and market-entry strategies and trade show objectives.
  • Assistance in building a LinkedIn profile that sells, as well as a German-based B2B profile on ‘XING’, an SME business community that is popular in Germany.
  • Development of concise and compelling key messaging in German to connect to your customized leads, as well as support on MEDICA’s proprietary B2B platform.
  • Full-service management of your profile while lead generation experts pitch to your target decision-makers, vetting buyers, partners, and distributors for you to meet with at MEDICA.
  • Support with post-show follow-up to continue business discussions.

Financial assistance is available to offset the $2,500 participation fee, airfare, and lodging, which are eligible for 75 percent reimbursement through MI-STEP . More information on MEDICA, the Michigan Pavilion, and trade mission logistics can be found here .

The deadline to register is Aug. 30 but there are only ten spots to exhibit in the Michigan Pavilion. Let us get started on your full-service B2B outreach now – sign up today! If you have any questions, please contact:

Brendan Cherry
International Trade Manager
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
517.243.9877 | [email protected]

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Categories: Export Event International Trade MEDC Partner Programs STEP Trade Show
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Permanent link for Meet OEM and Tier 1 Customers at Automotive Meetings Queretaro on March 15, 2022

This matchmaking event, which takes place June 21-23, gives auto suppliers the opportunity to build business relationships through more than 12,000 face-to-face meetings with potential OEM and Tier 1 customers, such as GM, Ford, VW, Continental, Cummins, and more. Buyers represent various facets of business including purchasing, engineering, and materials handling.
 

Register to attend by May 1 by contacting Brendan Cherry, MEDC International Trade Manager, at [email protected]

Categories: Automotive International Trade Mexico
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Permanent link for Join the Michigan delegation to Hannover Messe! on March 15, 2022

Join the Michigan delegation to Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade fair dedicated to the topic of industrial development. MEDC and Automation Alley are thrilled to once again lead a trade mission to this can’t-miss event, which takes place May 29-June 3, 2022, and can host 10 exhibitors in the Michigan Pavilion.

As the most important international platform for industrial transformation, Hannover Messe is the place to build trusting partnerships and develop new business opportunities with worldwide attendees. Don’t miss the chance to present your solutions to technology disruptions to the trade fair’s 200,000 visitors and decision-makers. Areas of focus include:

  • Energy Solutions
  • Automation, Motion & Drives
  • Logistics
  • Digital Ecosystems
  • Future Hub
  • Engineered Parts & Solutions

Companies exhibiting within the 120 square meter Michigan Pavilion will enjoy prime location directly across from Amazon Web Services in the exciting Digital Ecosystems Hall. Within the pavilion, you’ll have a dedicated kiosk branded with your company’s logo and equipped with a TV to display presentations.

Financial assistance is available to offset the $3,500 participation fee ($4,500 for Automation Alley non-members) as well as travel expenses, which are eligible for 75 percent reimbursement through MI-STEP.

Register today to ensure your company is featured in the official Exhibitor Catalogue. Learn more about the trade fair and why you should attend here.

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Categories: International Trade Trade Show
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Permanent link for Join the STEP Coalition and Advocate for Small Businesses on December 9, 2021

The State International Development Organizations (SIDO) group is leading efforts to reauthorize the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) and other trade promotion services utilized by small businesses like yours. Join the SIDO STEP coalition to strengthen the voice of small Michigan businesses in D.C., communicate the importance of STEP and trade programs to your business, and participate in Congressional hearings advocating for STEP funding allocations.

MEDC supports the coalition and Michigan members by sponsoring the annual membership of the first 10 companies to register. Contact your ITM if you are interested in joining the first 10 companies represented by Michigan.

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Categories: Export Event International Trade Partner Programs
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Permanent link for Last Chance to Register: Querétaro Automotive Meetings on December 8, 2021

Join the trade mission taking place February 15-17, 2022 to Querétaro Automotive Meetings, a matchmaking event that allows auto suppliers to build business relationships through face-to-face meetings with potential OEM and tier 1 customers, such as GM, Ford, VW, Continental, Cummins, and more. Buyers represent various facets of business including purchasing, engineering, and materials handling. Registration closes on December 15.

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Permanent link for Reimbursement for Export Credit Insurance Now Available on December 8, 2021

MI-STEP eligibility now includes EXIM Bank export credit insurance premiums for reimbursement of up to 75 percent. Credit insurance reduces nonpayment risk, extends credit to international buyers, and provides access to working capital. Through MI-STEP grants, companies can now work with EXIM Bank to insure export sales while reducing the out-of-pocket cost of insurance premiums. Talk to your International Trade Manager about submitting a MI-STEP application for export credit insurance today.

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Categories: Financing International Trade Partner Programs
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Permanent link for Get 2022 Expenses Reimbursed Now on September 23, 2021

As we look forward to returning to in-person trade expos, remember to leverage MI-STEP grants to pre-pay exhibition space and booth fees, and put money back in your pocket sooner than later. MI-STEP funds may reimburse 75 percent of these expenses up to a year in advance for international trade shows or domestic shows with at least 20 percent international attendance. Don’t wait to get reimbursed; talk to your International Trade Manager about submitting a MI-STEP grant application today.

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Categories: Export Event International Trade
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