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2015 Utah Governor's Trade Mission to Western Europe

Western Europe 2015

June 6-16, 2015

Utah businesses interested in growing their global markets in Europe may now apply to participate in Governor Gary R. Herbert’s 2015 Trade Mission to Western Europe, June 6 – 16.

Join Governor Herbert and Utah’s new European Trade Representative, Thomas Shuck, on a trade mission to help businesses enter and expand in Western European markets. Participating businesses will not only receive critical education on exploring market entry, but will also gain business-to-business matchmaking opportunities intended to facilitate continued expansion.

This trade mission is hosted by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and World Trade Center Utah, with support from the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service.

Why Attend?

  • Participate in business-to-business matchmaking
  • Engage in government meetings and networking receptions
  • Understand the European Union’s regulatory environment
  • Learn about European Union market entry and business practices

Preliminary Agenda

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Monday, June 8
Tourism Event & Luncheon for SLC – AMS Direct Flight Promotion
Business Matchmaking Meetings

Saarbrucken, Germany
Thursday, June 11
Business to Business Meetings
Evening Networking Reception

Friday, June 12
Business to Business Meetings (all day)

Brussels, Belgium
Tuesday, June 9 and Wednesday, June 10
Commercial Service Country Briefing
Evening Networking Reception
Business Matchmaking Meetings

Paris, France
Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14
Travel to Paris & Rest/Culture Day

Monday, June 15th
Paris Air Show
State of Utah Evening Networking Reception

Information Contact

Daniel Leifson
801-538-8885
dleifson@utah.gov

Grant Assistance
Several matching grants through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program have been reserved for the Western Europe Trade Mission to offset approved travel expenses for qualifying Utah small businesses. Expenses eligible for reimbursement include:

  • Airfare (Fly America provisions apply)
  • Match-making services
  • Interpretation service
  • Ground transportation costs within the hosting locale
  • Per Diem (lodging and meals, based on U.S. Department of State per diem for the locality)
  • Participation fees

Travel reimbursements are available for qualifying Utah based small businesses. Funds are made available by the U.S. Small Business Administration through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. STEP awards are for up to $3,000 and require a 25 percent cash match by the recipient up to $1000.

Please complete the Western Europe 2015 Application (STEP and B2B) if you would like to be considered for a STEP matching grant. To inquire about your eligibility to receive a STEP grant, please contact:

STEP Grant Contact

Ariel Briggs
(801) 538-8778 office
(801) 580-1685 cell
abriggs@utah.gov

Trade Mission Applications

Applications are due April 17, 2015. Please fill out and submit the appropriate application for our Trade Mission Committee Selection Review.

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