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Discover Global Markets: Design + Construct

Tuesday, May 1 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 pm • Organized By U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service (U.S. Export Assistance Center)
401 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112


Join the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Mid-America District Export Council for Discover Global Markets: Design + Construct, a dynamic conference bringing together global leaders in the design and construction sectors. The conference will feature presentations on global construction opportunities, pre-screened matchmaking and networking sessions to build new business and partnerships. Attendees will include international executives, sales and marketing professionals, project owners, developers, architects, engineers, and construction firms.

Meet One-on-One with U.S. Commercial Diplomats and International Executives

Whether for new export opportunities, advice in overcoming challenges, or general market research, pre-schedule meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats, project owners, developers and government officials from key markets such as: Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kuwait, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey.

Worldwide Architecture, Engineering and Construction Opportunities

Learn about 21st century infrastructure projects, how to build the strong partnerships needed to win business, and hear about regional trends and opportunities in various sub-sectors such as aviation, water, energy, cultural construction and housing.

What to Expect
•Discuss procurement needs directly with project owners and developers
•Get market intelligence on licensure and registration requirements for worldwide markets
•Receive guidance on trade barriers and market access issues
•Leverage U.S. Government international trade contacts to support your internationalsales growth
•Gain market insight on geopolitical and economic issues affecting the AEC industries
•Network with leading private sector experts and like-minded U.S. businesses active inoverseas marketsAgenda

Event Dates April 30–May 2, 2018


$350 until February 2

$395 after February 2

(funding for small businesses may be available through your state)

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InterContinental Kansas City - Plaza
401 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112
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