Trade Mission to South America and Business Conference
When: Dec 5-10, 2021
The Trade Mission to South America and Business Conference offers U.S. companies the opportunity to explore eleven markets in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay.
Hosted in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in South America Conference will focus on region-specific sessions, market entry strategies, export compliance, legal, logistics, disaster resilience and recovery and trade financing resources. You will also be able to have prearranged one-on-one consultations with U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US & FCS) commercial officers and/or Department of State economic/commercial officers with expertise in commercial markets throughout the region.
The combination of the Trade Americas conference and customized business-to-business matchmaking appointments in ONE or TWO countries with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, or joint venture partners will provide participants with strategies for expanding their business across the region.
Depending on market potential, mission participants may request a customized business matchmaking service in up to TWO countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, or Uruguay.
Targeted U.S. Products and Services
The mission is open to U.S. companies with at least 51 percent U.S. content from a cross section of best prospect industries with growth potential in the South America region, but is focused on the following sectors:
Agribusiness and Agro-processing
Alternative Energy (Renewable Energy, Storage, Energy Efficiency)
Architecture and Engineering Services
Construction Equipment/ Road Building Machinery/ Building Products/ Infrastructure/Smart Cities
Franchising Food Processing
Information and Communication Technology
Mining Equipment and Services
Medical Equipment and Devices/ Pharmaceuticals
Oil and Gas Industry Technology and Services
Safety and Security Equipment
Travel and Tourism
Water Treatment and Supply
Fees & Expenses
If accepted on the Trade Mission, the fees* are as follows:
Conference Only: $650 per participant
Conference plus B2B Meetings in One Country: $2,800 for small and medium sized enterprises. $4,000 for large firms**
Conference plus B2B Meetings in Two Countries: $3,800 for small and medium sized enterprises. $5,000 for large firms**
There will be a $300 fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) that wishes to participate in business-to-business meetings in any of the markets selected.
* Expenses for travel, transportation, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.
** As a federal agency, the U.S. Department of Commerce must follow the Small Business Administration’s small business size standards per the Small Business Act of 2013.