Feb 27 2020

Get up to $5,000 in grant funding to go global

Seattle District Office  -  Feb. 26, 2020

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Connect with International Buyers at 2020 International Trade Shows

Joining a state trade delegation is an affordable and effective way to gain international visibility, market your products and services, increase your customer base, meet new international partners or distributors, strengthen existing connections, and stay current with competitors’ activity and industry trends.

The Washington State Department of Commerce Small Business Export Assistance team leads delegations of Washington companies to trade shows and arranges for access to a booth in a prime location, matchmaking assistance, marketing support and invitations to networking events. 

The following are the upcoming trade shows Washington Commerce will participate in:

World Composites Expo
Paris, France, March 3-5

Global Health Conference and Exhibit
Orlando, Florida, March 9-13

Aircraft Interiors Expo
Hamburg, Germany, March 31 - April 2

Aerospace and Defense Suppliers Summit
Seattle, WA, April 6-8

AI Innovation Meetup
Seattle, WA, April 15-17

Vietnam Trade Mission
Vietnam, April 17-24

Hannover Messe
Hannover, Germany, April 20-24

IT Trade Mission to Japan
Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, May 2020

Farnborugh International Airshow
UK, July 20-24

IT Trade Mission to World Summit AI
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Oct. 7-8

AI Innovation Meetup
Seattle, WA, Oct. 21-23

Dusseldorf, Germany, Nov. 16-20

The SBA-funded State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) provides up to $5,000 in grant funding to companies who participate in eligible export activities to offset their costs. 

Learn how to qualify for up to $5,000
in Washington:

Apply for a STEP Grant

or in Idaho:

Apply for a STEP Grant

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