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Session 1 - Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - International Outlook
Session 2 - Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - Export and Import 101
Session 3 - Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - Planning for Success
via Zoom. 9:00am - 2:30pm (11:30am - 1:00pm break)


Gaining Sales Channel Partners for Exporting

Thursday, April 29, 2021 –via Zoom. 10:30am – 12 noon


Trade Finance and Risk Mitigation for Exporters

Thursday, March 25, 2021 –via Zoom. 10:30am – 12 noon


Selecting the Right Logistics Partner and INCOTERMS 2020

Thursday, Feburary 25, 2021 –via Zoom. 10:30am – 12 noon


Start and Grow your Exports During COVID-19 Times: A Conversation with Southern Illinois Businesses

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 –via Zoom. 11am – 12 noon


October Virtual Roundtable Series: 6 Key Actions for Exporting

Thursday, October 29, 2020 – via Zoom. 10:30am – 12 noon


SBDC Assistance and Best Practices in Spanish webinar

September, 23, 2020. 10am-11am  


Virtual Roundtable Series: Growing your Business through Exports 

September, 24, 2020. 11am-12noon


Exciting New Services through the CARES Act for Southern Illinois Businesses 

September 29, 2020. 11am-12noon


 Past Events

2019 Events

2017 Events

2016 Events

2015 Events

2014 Events

2013 Events

2012 Events

2011 Events


PERU: A Friendly Country for Doing Business


Know your NEW INCOTERMS® 2020 Rules

International Credit & Foreign Exchange Risk Management


Southwestern IL Trade & Investment Mission to Mexico

Southern Illinois Trade Mission to South America 2009

Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Lima, Perú

For access to the most recent press release, please

For post-mission details, please click here

Newspaper Article Featuring B.D.i., a Mission Participant click here

South America Trade Mission - Spanish Version, please click here

Learn about other great opportunities:

Local Events

Regional Events

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Video: Where Will Your Next Customer Come From?

 Video: Strategies for Growth
Exporting Opportunities

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The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a service to Illinois small businesses

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