Singapore and Vietnam Trade Mission

WTC Utah

GOED

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Commercial Services


Join Gov. Gary R. Herbert, World Trade Center Utah and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development on a trade mission to Singapore and Vietnam. Connect with top business leaders and government officials, and expand your business to international markets. Join us as we foster new trade relations with two of the fastest growing trade and technology hubs in the world and gateways to the ASEAN region.

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

WTC Utah Contact:

Meg Garfield
mgarfield@wtcutah.com
(801) 867-4700

STEP Grant Contact:

Ariel Briggs
abriggs@utah.gov
(801) 538-8778

U.S. Commercial Service
(Gold Key) Contact:

Shelby Peterson
Shelby.Peterson@trade.gov
(801) 524-3091

The deadline to register for the trade mission is Tuesday, July 11, 2017. 


Trade Mission Agenda and Itinerary
Friday, 8/25 Saturday, 8/26 Sunday, 8/27 Monday, 8/28 Tuesday, 8/29
• Travel to Singapore • Travel to Singapore • Arrive in Singapore
• Cultural Afternoon
• Market Briefing
• Gold Key Services
• Site Visits
• VIP Networking Reception
• Morning in Singapore
• Afternoon transit to Hanoi, Vietnam
Wednesday, 8/30 Thursday,
8/31
Friday, 9/1 Saturday, 9/2 Sunday, 9/3
• Market Briefing• Gold Key Services• Site Visits• VIP Networking Reception • Morning in Hanoi
• Afternoon transit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
• Market Briefing• Gold Key Services• Site Visits • Cultural and Historical Add-On Day • Travel to Salt Lake City

COST OF TRADE MISSION

Trade missions are proven, cost-effective tools for Utah companies to learn first-hand about target export markets. Trade mission participants will be responsible for the cost of their own flights, lodging, and most meals and other incidental expenses.

A trade mission fee will be assessed for each individual who attends the trade mission. This fee, which is a flat rate, covers the cost of some group meals, some group ground transportation, room reservations for briefings, trade mission participant journals, trade mission marketing collateral and networking receptions hosted by the State of Utah.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due no later than Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in order to secure a spot on the trade mission. The remaining participation fee cost will be due July 27, 2017.

Past participation fees for trade missions typically range from $500-$800. This total fee will be based a flat rate for Singapore, a flat rate for Vietnam and a combined rate for participants who visit both countries, as well as a separate fee for those who choose to participate in optional activities/site visits.

Please note that the actual participant fee amount will depend on the total number of participants on the trade mission and the final costs of the various activities/services provided.

World Trade Center Utah makes every effort to limit this cost as much as possible for participants. STEP grant funding may be applied to the trade mission participation fee for qualifying companies. For more information regarding STEP, please click here.

Flights and Accommodations

Flights and hotels are not included in the participation fee, however, upon registration, information regarding recommended flights and group rates and recommended hotels will be emailed to each participant. The average cost per night is $200 while international flights average between $1,700 to $2,200.

Why Singapore?


GOLD KEY SERVICE

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

STEP GRANT

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.

Why Vietnam?

 


Trade Mission Registration Checklist

To ensure you have everything you need to attend this trade mission, please review and follow our pre-trade mission checklist.

Flights and accommodations fill up quickly, so we recommend you begin making travel arrangements as soon as possible.

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