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IEDA Webinar: Global Ag Trade Policy Updates

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) will host this important webinar with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, U.S. Grains Council Trade Policy Director Floyd Gaibler and Iowa State University Professor of Economics and International Agricultural Trade Dr. Dermot Hayes. Participants will hear first-hand updates regarding the latest on ag […]

CBJ Event: China & Trade Symposium

Virtual Livestream

The Corridor Business Journal's virtual event invites a keynote and panel discussion to give an in-depth look at the dynamic and changing geopolitical relationship with China, especially considering the Midwest’s important trading role. Keynote speaker Terry E. Branstad is the former U.S. ambassador to China and the longest-serving governor in […]


Webinar: Doing International Business Virtually. Lessons Learned By Iowa Exporters

Virtual Livestream

Facing the new business norm in an extended global health crisis, we see conferences, trade shows, and other business events being cancelled all over the world, and international travels being all but impossible. Are you puzzled on where and how to find those crucial business leads and potential partners? Are […]


Webinar: Managing Supply Chain Risks—Challenges and Advice for Iowa Exporters

Virtual Livestream

Join us for this webinar designed specially for Iowa companies that are developing and expanding their international businesses while facing the challenges of an extended supply chain disruption. Albert Liu, Director of the U.S. Export Assistance Center Iowa, will lead an in-depth discussion by experts in supply chain management on […]

Webinar: International Market Selection Strategies

Virtual Livestream

Marc Schneider from ISU's CIRAS will share helpful tips and best practices about how to make informed, strategic decisions and limit risks when selling internationally. Marc has more than 25 years experience in managing multi-national and local operations and professional workforces in North America, Australia, Southeast Asia, Korea, and Greater […]

Webinar: Building Global Relationships Through Cultural Understanding

Virtual Livestream

There are many keys to developing successful international relationships with customers and partners. Understanding and appreciating nuances of other global cultures and dynamics can be a winning key to long-term business development. Presented by US Commercial Service, Albert Liu will lead a panel discussion by the members of the District […]

Global Trade and Supply Chain Issues Forum

University of Nothern Iowa Commons 1224 West 23rd Street, Cedar Falls, IA, United States

This informative half day forum features three speakers discussing current issues in trade and supply chain. A networking lunch will follow. Both the community and students are invited. Sponsored by John Deere. Speakers: David Craven, Customs & International Trade Law Expert, Diaz Trade Law Brad Stewart, Chief Commercial Officer, Rockfarm […]

Webinar: Global Crystal Ball – Fall Grain and Protein Insights

Virtual Livestream

With harvest wrapping up and livestock markets ever-changing, we look to Iowa State University Ag Economists Dr. Chad Hart and Dr. Lee Schulz to help sort out current grain and livestock outlooks. Both experts will provide insights into market dynamics, both nationally and on a global perspective, with relation to […]

Webinar: Step Grants for Iowa Exporters

Virtual Livestream

The IEDA International Trade Office manages the STEP (State Trade Expansion Program) grants funded through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Through this program, the ITO has helped hundreds of small businesses obtain grants to assist them in the international marketplace, covering costs associated with entering and expanding into international markets. […]

Ag Trade Mission to Philippines and Vietnam

The Iowa Economic Development Authority will lead this agriculture trade mission focused on Iowa livestock, grain and meat processing, along with the affiliated Iowa agriculture industries and associations. Vietnam and the Philippines are burgeoning markets with an appetite for U.S. agricultural goods and services. The two countries have a combined […]

Webinar: Export Crating & Packing

Virtual Livestream

Whether you are new to exporting or experienced and want to refine your skills, this webinar will build your knowledge on international packing & crating. Lisa Waller, president of BDG International, will discuss best practices and emerging trends in export crating & packing. Important topics that will be discussed include: […]