Trade Mission Form *Please fill out this form to receive updates and to indicate your interest in the trade mission.


World Trade Center Utah and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development invite Utah companies interested in growing their business in Israel and Jordan to join us on this trade mission led by Governor Gary R. Herbert. Meet and network with business leaders and government officials and find new opportunities for growth in the Middle East.


Discover the opportunities for growth waiting for Utah companies seeking to expand their business in the Middle East. Both Israel and Jordan boast flourishing science and technology sectors, and serve as key markets for innovative economic diversification opportunities in the Middle East. Visits in both countries will feature customized market and industry briefings and Gold Key Matching Services from U.S. Commercial Services.
As part of this trade mission, participants will have opportunities to:

  • Receive market specific business briefings and seminars by in-country experts and the U.S. Commercial Service
  • Attend VIP receptions for business leaders, elected officials, and other invitees
  • Participate in site visits
  • Participate in pre-arranged and customized B2B meetings

Trade Mission Agenda (TENTATIVE): 

  • Friday, Saturday Oct 20-21
    • Travel to Jordan
  • Sunday, Monday Oct. 22-23
    • Site visits and Gold Key Services in Jordan
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24
    • Travel to Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Wednesday, Thursday Oct. 25-26
    • Tel Aviv
  • Friday, Saturday Oct. 27-28
    • Jerusalem


If you have extensive business experience or networks in Israel and/or Jordan and would like to assist with the planning process, we invite you to join the planning committee to meet once a month until the trade mission to help make this trade mission as productive for Utah companies as possible!

Please use the link below to tell us more about your experience/connections that you are willing to share to help make this a great trade mission.


Planning Committee Form

WTC Utah Contact:

Meg Garfield

STEP Grant Contact:

Ariel Briggs


Take advantage of the Gold Key Matching Service offered by the U.S. Commercial Service to find and meet with potential agents, distributors, sales representatives, and business partners.

The Gold Key Matching Services offer:

  • Customized market and industry briefings with trade specialists
  • Timely and relevant market research
  • Appointments with prospective trade partners in key industry sectors
  • Post-meeting debriefing with trade specialists and assistance in developing appropriate follow-up strategies
  • Help with travel, accommodations, interpreter service, and clerical support


Qualifying companies may receive funding from the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) for trade mission related expenses including cost of the Gold Key Service. Please contact Ariel Briggs, Director of STEP for more information.