It’s not too early to start planning for 2014! The 2014 year holds an extensive list of Food Export Association activities, programs, and services to help exporters of Michigan food and agricultural products begin or expand their international sales. They provide educational programs, export promotions, customized export assistance, market entry support, and a cost-share funding program. The 2014 Food Export Activity Calendar includes the dates, locations, and other details about buyers’ missions, seminars, focused trade missions, and more!

Buyers’ Missions: Provide an exclusive opportunity to meet and build relationships with overseas buyers looking to import high-quality Michigan products.

Food Show PLUS!™: Assists U.S. exhibitors at key international tradeshows. This program is designed to offer exhibitor services that focus on maximizing their potential with developing leads and sales from the show.

Focused Trade Mission: Offers an organized trip with services that help navigate a different culture and assist with business meetings. It provides a unique opportunity to travel to a target market not affiliated with a tradeshow.

Seminars/Webinars: Educational seminars on topics ranging from the fundamentals of exporting to strategies on entering new markets

Branded Program: Provides 50% cost reimbursement for a wide variety of international marketing activities

MDARD’s International Marketing Program has partnered with the Food Export Association of the Midwest to help Michigan businesses expand their international marketing reach by tapping into federal export assistance.

Download the 2014 Food Export Activity Calendar now to begin planning your activities for next year!

Be sure to save money in your marketing budget by taking advantage of early enrollment in Food Export activities. Early enrollment is a great way to map out a year of exporting opportunities and save money.      

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