Trade Missions and Shows
Shake hands with your new customers… in their country!
Face-to-face meetings are critical to international business. We help Virginia companies meet potential customers and partners through international business trips. Our staff coordinates participation in trade missions and trade shows.
Trade missions are customized visits of business meetings arranged on your behalf. These meetings are pre-qualified based on your export market objectives. Companies can travel together with VEDP or independently to the country of their choice.
View VEDP’s schedule of trade missions
At select international trade shows, Virginia’s booth provides the ideal base for co-exhibiting companies, allowing you to exhibit your products and services and network with prospective customers.
Featured Case Studies
Sauer Sells a Virginia Tradition Overseas
The company is primed for international business expansion with its famous Duke’s mayonnaise, in large part due to access to the Commonwealth’s international sales development resources and expert services.
New Ravenna Propels Global Brand from Rural Location
Demand for New Ravenna’s luxury mosaic tile products began to skyrocket in 2016, and the company sought to discover if its home in Northampton County could accommodate the rapid growth.
PBE Group Expands its International Presence
The PBE Group previously sold 98% of its products within the United States. Today that statistic is startlingly different: the company’s sales are 75% international, with sales offices in 12 countries and customers in more than 30 countries.