Connect to Business Opportunities in Southeast Europe

The markets of Southeast Europe are investing in infrastructure and market development, representing an opportunity for U.S. companies to increase sales and find a strategic foothold to grow in Europe. The region features strategic ports and bustling overland trade routes to established markets, and these individual markets are all heavily investing in infrastructure growth and market development.

Trade Winds, the largest annual U.S. government-led trade mission, will lead U.S. companies and organizations to Southeast European markets in October 2017, to connect them to promising business opportunities. In nine international Trade Winds events, the U.S. Commercial Service team has facilitated more than $240 million in export sales for U.S. companies. The visit will take place from October 16-24, 2017.  The deadline for registration is August 12.

“USCIB members looking to expand into the rapidly developing markets of Southeast Europe can take advantage of this valuable service provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce,” said Mike Michener, USCIB’s vice president for product policy and innovation. “The trip also conveniently coincides with several UN meetings and conferences in October in Rome and Geneva,” added Michener.

More information is available here or by calling Dorette Coetsee at the U.S. Commercial Service in Columbia, SC, at 803-255-2623.

Staff Contact:   Brian Lowry

Senior VP, Innovation, Regulation, and Trade
Tel: 202.617.3159

Brian Lowry leads USCIB’s policy work on trade, health, food, agriculture, chemicals, and intellectual property. He also coordinates USCIB’s engagement in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Lowry joined USCIB in February 2021 having previously worked as an executive in the agriculture and crop science industry. Through his role as an executive, Lowry was also a longtime USCIB corporate member leader, as well as co-chair of USCIB’s working group on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda. Lowry was also the first board chair of the UN Global Compact Network USA.
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