Connect with International Buyers Abroad


Food Export-Midwest and MDARD's International Marketing Program offer assistance for exhibiting at international trade shows. Food Show Plus (FSP!) provides firms exhibiting at key international trade shows with important extra services such as: 

  • Booth interpreters 
  • Competitive product analysis 
  • Pre-qualified one-on-one meetings with international buyers
  • Translation of your product literature. 

For more information on FSP! visit Food Export-Midwest's FSP! page.

For an updated list of trade shows where FSP! services are available, please visit Upcoming Events: Trade Shows, Buyers' Missions and Food Show Plus! Services Information. 

Focused Trade Missions  

We also offer trade missions to many countries. These trade missions are an opportunity to meet with local buyers outside the context of a trade show. The Focused Trade Mission includes services such as:

  • One-on-one meetings with pre-qualified buyers
  • Retail tours and a market briefing
  • Language interpreters
  • Market research
  • Import of samples into the selected market

For more information on the focused trade missions available, please see our calendar of upcoming events or click here. You can also contact Jamie Zmitko-Somers, International Marketing Program Manager at 517-284-5738 or