Upcoming Events

Georgia companies are invited to meet with international buyers at upcoming G.R.O.W. regional initiative meetings and are encouraged to take part in other international trade activities. Download a complete list of upcoming international trade events or view details below.

Expomin 2014 **SOLD OUT**
Santiago, Chile April 21-25, 2014
Accelerate your business at Expomin, the premier mining exhibition for Latin American, held April 21-25, 2014, in Santiago, Chile. The Georgia booth is organized by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and is located in the prestigious U.S.A. Pavilion. The State of Georgia has participated in Expomin since 2008. Last year, Expomin’s global attendance included more than 1,300 exhibitors and 70,000 trade visitors. The State of Georgia has had continuous representation in Chile since 2005. During that time, the office has helped hundreds of Georgia companies with export requests.
G.R.O.W. (Georgia Reaching Out Worldwide) Initiative 
Atlanta & Savannah, Georgia May 12-16, 2014
International buyers from around the world will have one-on-one meetings with qualified Georgia suppliers. Target industries include: Agricultural Equipment and Technologies, Agriculture/Food, Defense and Security Products and Technologies, ICT (Information & Communication Technologies), Medical Equipment and Technologies.Contact Ms. Taube Ponce at tponce@georgia.org or 404-962-4118.
Trade Winds: The Americas
Bogota, Colombia May 15-23, 2014
Applications are now being accepted for Georgia companies to participate in Trade Winds – the Americas 2014, a multi-industry conference held May 15-23, 2014 in Colombia. Leverage your visit by including a day of match-making appointments in Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru or Chile. For additional fees, multiple countries may be selected. A reduced participation fee is made possible for companies located in the Appalachia region of Georgia due to a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). (Holly Skorich, HSkorich@georgia.org)
Food Taipei 2014
Taipei, Taiwan June 25-28, 2014
In 2013, Food Taipei had a record 997 exhibitors and 2,041 booths. The exhibition includes all kinds of ready-to-eat food items and distinctively Taiwanese produce, raw materials, processed and semi-processed products, such as indigenous Taiwanese tea, sub-tropical fruit, fish that are farmed using unparalleled technology, vegetarian food of various cuisine styles, and materials of the globally fashionable pearl milk tea. (Shehzin Jafar, sjafar@georgia.org)
Trade Mission to China
Qingdao, Beijing, and Shanghai, China July 10 – 17, 2014
Join Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr as he leads a trade mission to Qingdao, Beijing and Shanghai, China. The mission is anchored around the featured Georgia day at the 2014 Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition (Expo), which includes a garden designed by the University of Georgia. Participants will visit Qingdao, Beijing, and Shanghai. Target industries: Agricultural Products, Commodities & Equipment. (Nikki Yu, nyu@georgia.org)
Trade Mission to Colombia
Bogota, Colombia September 14-17, 2014
Join GDEcD and SUSTA on a trade mission to Colombia, where Georgia agriculture and food exporters will meet with qualified buyers and tour various grocery chains and specialty stores in Bogota. Participants will receive reimbursement for hotel expenses, interpreter services, and in-country transportation costs. Additionally, SUSTA will provide up to $500.00 in product sample shipping costs. (Shehzin Jafar, sjafar@georgia.org)
Small Business Trade Mission to China
Beijing and Shanghai, China September 21-27, 2014
Join the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) on a small business trade mission to Shanghai and Beijing, China, September 21-28, 2014. This mission provides Georgia businesses with opportunities to meet key contacts, leverage trade opportunities and learn about the Chinese market. Qualified Georgia exporters will receive customized, pre-qualified one-on-one appointments. Target industries will include Healthcare, Medical Equipment & Devices, Aerospace and Aviation, Forest Products, Building & Construction. Georgia businesses can leverage the existing contacts, partners and connections. (Danielle Pascual, dpascual@georgia.org)
Trade Mission to Canada
Toronto, Canada October 27-30, 2014
Join the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) on a trade mission to Toronto to meet qualified retail and food service produce buyers. Canada is the number one destination for U.S. agriculture products. Canada is an ideal market for new-to-export and seasoned exporting agriculture companies. (Shehzin Jafar sjafar@georgia.org)
IFE Africa 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa November 5-7, 2014
Exhibit with GDEcD and SUSTA at the second annual International Food and Drink Event in Africa. IFE Africa offers exhibitors an exceptional platform to generate new business opportunities in South Africa and serves as a gateway to the expanding pan-African market. For a reduced participation fee of $600.00, exhibitors in SUSTA’s pavilion will receive a furnished booth and passes and up to 100 lbs of shipment costs. (Shehzin Jafar, sjafar@georgia.org)
Trade Mission to South Africa
Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa November 8-10, 2014
Join GDEcD and SUSTA on a trade mission to South Africa, where Georgia food and beverage companies will be able to meet with key buyers in the South Africa market as well as tour retail facilities in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. The $600.00 participation fee includes in-country transportation, site visits, and one-on-one meetings. Additionally, participants will also receive hotel reimbursement from SUSTA. (Shehzin Jafar, sjafar@georgia.org)
Düsseldorf, Germany November 12-15, 2014
Accelerate your business at the premier global trade event for the medical industry, MEDICA 2014, held November 12-15, 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Georgia booth is organized by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and is located in the prestigious U.S.A. Pavilion. Last year MEDICA featured 132,000+ trade visitors from more than 66 countries. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet key decision-makers, identify new distributors, stay ahead of international competition and access the global medical market, which is expected to grow to $400 billion by 2017. (Kathy Oxford, koxford@georgia.org)

Contact GDEcD

For more information about Georgia’s international business industry, and to learn how your company can grow and thrive in Georgia, email Rhea Jacob or call Rhea at 404-962-4122.

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Attend International Trade Events

Contact us to see if your company is eligible for discounted booth space at international trade shows, free Gold Keys and International Partner Search services, listing in the Georgia export directory, appointments with incoming buyer delegations and numerous other export promotion programs and services.