Trade missions are overseas programs for U.S. firms that want to explore and pursue export opportunities by meeting directly with potential clients in their markets. TBEA jointly coordinates high quality trade and business development missions to targeted markets. These missions are generally led by elected officials from both counties. TBEA partners with the US Department of Commerce to facilitate one-on-one matchmaking meetings for exporters and also helps to offset the cost to participants thru state and local grant programs.
Tampa Bay Trade Mission to Dominican Republic: December 5-8, 2016
Tampa Bay Trade Mission to Costa Rica: April 12-15, 2016
Tampa Bay Trade Mission to Canada: October 19-22, 2015
Tampa Bay Trade Mission to Chile: December 1-5, 2014
Tampa Bay Business Development Mission to Panama: February 10 – 12, 2014
Tampa Bay Business Development Mission to Brazil: October 20 – 13, 2013
TBEA recruits and supports companies wishing to participate in selected international trade shows and also leverages the opportunity to market the Tampa Bay area as a business destination to an international audience from a specific targeted industry.