World Trade Center Utah is currently accepting registrants for the Governor-led Singapore and Vietnam Trade Mission, which will occur Aug. 25 through Sept. 3.
“Trade missions put Utah companies in front of potential partners and customers, which establishes trust and leads to increased opportunities,” said Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of WTC Utah. “Having the Governor lead the Singapore and Vietnam trade mission will open doors to companies traveling to support their international efforts. Any company considering expanding into Asia should attend.”
The registration form can be found at www.wtcutah.com and must be submitted by July 11, at which time a non-refundable $500 deposit is also due.
During the trade mission, attendees will participate in the following:
- Market specific briefings by in-country experts and the U.S. Commercial Service
- Pre-arranged and customized business-to-business meetings through the U.S. Commercial Service’s Gold Key Matchmaking Service
- Site visits
- VIP networking receptions for business leaders and elected officials
Vietnam and Singapore are prime markets for companies looking to export their products to Asia. Vietnam is expected to have the second strongest average GDP growth between now and 2050, exceeding 5 percent a year on average. Both countries have a growing middle class and are recognized for their ease of doing business. Household spending in Singapore is projected to increase 11 percent by 2018.
The trade mission is hosted by WTC Utah in partnership with Zions Bank, U.S. Commercial Service, the Small Business Administration and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.