(Submitted by Kelly O’Bryant, Director, International Trade Assistance Center, OSU South Centers)
The Ohio International Market Access Grant for Exporter (IMAGE) has been renewed for 2015-2016. This program allows exhibition at a trade show or matchmaking and market visit at a 50% reimbursement. Below are applicable opportunities.
The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) promotes export-focused trade missions for the purpose of growing Ohio exports and creating jobs.
Participating in a trade mission provides companies with an opportunity to travel overseas to meet with prospective international business partners face-to-face, greatly enhancing the potential for business success. Trade mission services typically include: business matchmaking, customized market research, in-country business briefings, networking opportunities, in-country support and follow-up assistance. IMAGE grants will help Ohio companies fund these trade efforts. Call Kelly O’Bryant at 740-289-2071 x235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Trade Mission to Germany and United Kingdom
The Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) in partnership with the ODSA is leading a multi-sector Trade Mission to Germany and the United Kingdom. The goal of this mission is to assist small to medium-sized companies from the Great Lakes region to export products and services. Registration deadline: December 9, 2015. for more information on this mission, visit Germany and United Kingdom.
Trade Mission to China
The CGLG in partnership with the ODSA is leading a multi-sector Trade Mission to China This mission will be held May 7-14, 2016. For additional information, visit China.
If you apply for the IMAGE grant, these trade missions will qualify at reimbursable events. Call the International Trade Assistance Center, Kelly O’Bryant, at 740-289-2071 x235 or email email@example.com for more information on how IMAGE grants can be used.