The United Kingdom and Germany both rank in the top 10 export markets for Missouri with combined annual exports totaling more than $760 million. Both markets offer tremendous opportunity for St. Louis companies interested in increasing their global presence in Europe.
We hope you will consider joining us for this unique opportunity to highlight St. Louis and your organization on a global scale.
Mission participants will enjoy first-hand learning opportunities through:
- Cities on the agenda – London and St. Louis’ Sister City of Stuttgart, Germany where we will take part in the 60th anniversary celebration activities.
- Organized meetings with UK & German Mexico business and thought leaders, local innovators and universities
- Direct interaction with government policy makers and high level decision makers
- Market briefings from local experts to gain a better understanding of doing business in the UK and Germany
- A generous mix of cultural activities and historical site visits
- Collaboration with a diverse mix of delegation participants
Eligible companies may qualify for grants covering up to $1925 of registration fee in addition to possible hotel and travel costs through MO Dept. of Economic Development’s G-MAP and MO STEP=UP programs.
STL Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs – London Series
This trade mission also includes a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the St. Louis Cardinals play the Chicago Cubs on June 13 and 14 at London Stadium. Tickets are included in participation cost.
For registration and further information, please click here
WORLD TRADE CENTER ST. LOUIS, MAYOR & WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VISIT CHINA – OCTOBER 2019
Based upon foundational work by the WTC St. Louis, Washington University School of Medicine has formed a collaboration with China-based Huici Health Management Co. to help with physician training and the design of a new medical center
For a recap of the launch of the medical center in Suzhou, China and events commemorating the 40th anniversary of St. Louis-Nanjing Sister Cities, please click here
ST. LOUIS TRADE & INVESTMENT MISSION TO MEXICO – APRIL 2019
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and World Trade Center St. Louis led a multi-industry trade mission to Mexico City and Querétaro in April 2019. With 130 million people and a GDP of approximately $1.3 trillion, Mexico offers tremendous opportunities for St. Louis companies interested in increasing their footprint in Latin America. Mexico is the region’s second largest export market with annual exports totaling more than $1.5 billion. The delegation succeeded in developing deeper relationships with companies, officials and government organizations and gained a better understanding of doing business in Mexico.
To see pictures from this trade mission, check out our Facebook gallery here.
Watch VIDEO from previous World Trade Center St. Louis-led trade missions below:
ST. LOUIS TRADE & INVESTMENT MISSION TO ARGENTINA – November 2017
In the months leading up to November of 2017, St. Louis had explored interest in developing a deeper relationship with Rosario and Buenos Aires, Argentina. There were a number of business and people-to-people connections already in existence at that time. The trade and investment mission resulted in the development of new economic and cultural connections with a particular focus on agriculture and financial technology synergies.
For a synopsis of media coverage and photos from the St. Louis Trade & Investment Mission to Argentina in November 2017, please click here.
ST. LOUIS INNOVATION DELEGATION TO IRELAND & FRANCE – July 2016
In May of 2015, St. Louis native and US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley hosted a delegation of 23 St. Louis area leaders to Ireland to explore new relationships and business connections. As a result of the success of that visit, Ambassador O’Malley once again extended an invitation to World Trade Center St. Louis, to lead a delegation of over thirty regional innovators to Ireland and France in July of 2016 to further explore areas of collaboration.
Click here for media coverage of this successful innovation delegation visit.
View photos from World Trade Center St. Louis Innovation Delegation to Ireland and France in July 2016 on our Facebook page.
World Trade Center St. Louis organizes and hosts groups of visiting businesses and delegates to meet with regional companies, tour local facilities, make regional contacts and take advantage of regional opportunities.
World Trade Center St. Louis is involved with and organizes outbound industry or country–specific trade missions, both for its members and groups of businesses.
To learn more or to make arrangements for trade mission services, please contact Executive Director, Tim Nowak at World Trade Center St. Louis.
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