Don’t miss these opportunities from ITI and our sponsors to learn more about international trade in Iowa and network with fellow ITI members.

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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: […]

World Pork Expo

Iowa State Fairgrounds 3000 E Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, United States

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) World Pork Expo is  just one of the many ways NPPC demonstrates unwavering commitment to the U.S. pork industry. On behalf of its members, NPPC works to develop and defend export markets, fight for reasonable legislation and regulation, and helps protect the livelihood of […]

Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission

Iowa State Fairgrounds 3000 E Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, United States

In collaboration with Food Export-Midwest, Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) will once again host the Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission during the World Pork Expo. Eligible participants will have the chance to meet with pre-qualified buyers from Brazil, Chile, China, Guatemala, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan. The pre-arranged, one-on-one meetings […]

TRB International Conference on Low Volume Roads

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

The 13th Transportation Research Board (TRB) International Conference on Low Volume Roads will provide a global forum to examine new technologies and new techniques in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and administration of low-volume roads. The conference will focus on issues that impact all aspects of life throughout the […]

Farm Progress Show

Farm Progress Show Site: Decatur, Illinois 4275 E Mound Road, Decatur, IL, United States

The Farm Progress Show is the nation’s largest outdoor farm event that annually hosts over 600 exhibitors from around the world. Every year, the Farm Progress Show connects thousands of producers with companies that are pushing the boundaries of innovation in agriculture. It is THE premier ag event, and the […]

Manufacturing Conference

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, United States

Engaging Corridor Manufacturers in their biggest challenges and opportunities: Workforce, Sustainability and Manufacturing 4.0. The Corridor Business Journal’s annual Manufacturing Conference invites industry leaders to network, learn about best practices, and build a stronger talent pipeline. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a trade show featuring new manufacturing technology and […]


Webinar: International Negotiations

In any business dealing, negotiation is a critical skill that can impact every aspect of a deal for both the buyer and the seller. It also affects the future and ongoing relationship you have with clients and partners. This webinar offers a panel discussion with experienced international industry professionals that […]

Webinar: Asia Market Update

With 60% of the world's population and with three of the five top economies, Asia is a prime target for Iowa exporters. The region's sustained economic growth and huge middle class portray an unprecedented opportunity for globally-minded companies. But export success in Asia is not assured, and Iowa companies need […]

Webinar: Mid-American Trade Summit

The summit is hosted by the MU International Trade Center in collaboration with regional trade assistance partners. With a focus on advancing trade and driving business growth, exporters, providers, and educators will have access to networking and learning opportunities. More information is available here. IEDA's International Trade Office is a […]

Webinar: Agricultural Trade Update

IEDA's International Trade Office will host an update with state and global industry leaders to share current affairs within ag trade and examine new insights and opportunities. The webinar is free, but registration is required. Contact Information Email