Typically several times a year, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership heads to foreign countries on trade mission trips — and we want you to come along! Apply to attend, and if you’re selected, you’ll work with a team at the VEDP to target a specific market. You’ll work with an in-country consultant, who’ll arrange 12 to 15 meetings between you and people interested in buying your product or service. These consultants will also accompany you to meetings, and provide translation, cultural background information and transportation.
The registration fee for trade missions is $2,500, and you will have to pay for your travel costs, including your flight and hotel. MREI has a number of subsidized reimbursement grants available to qualifying companies.
To learn more about VEDP’s trade missions, click here.