Mid-America Trade Summit

October 25-26, 2023

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The 2019 Mid-America Trade Summit.

Each fall, the MU International Trade Center, along with trade assistance partners from across the region, hosts the Mid-America Trade Summit.

The Summit provides a unique opportunity to bring together top exporters, global trade leaders and trade assistance providers from across Mid-America. Outstanding exporters from across Mid-America are invited to share their export stories — highlighting “best practices” and lessons learned that have contributed to their export success.

The Summit's fast-paced, high-touch format provides exporters, trade assistance providers and educators with direct access to high-level networking and shared-learning opportunities designed to guide export expansion. This is a premier regional event for companies focused on advancing trade and driving business growth.

Based upon feedback from event participants supporting overall convenience and cost reduction, the 2023 Mid-America Trade Summit will proceed virtually.

2023 Mid-America Trade Summit - October 25-26, 2023


Summit Agenda

Summit Program



Wednesday, Oct. 25

  • 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Trade Summit Sessions
  • 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Outstanding Export Recognition & Networking Reception

Thursday, Oct. 26

  • 8:30 a.m. - Noon Trade Summit Sessions

*2023 Session, Presenter and Outstanding Exporter Honoree details to be added over the summer.


2023 Registration Fees:

Registration TypePer-Person Rate
General Attendee$100
Event Partner or Outstanding Exporter Invitee$75
Faculty Attendee                             $75
Student Attendee$50
Travel and Tourism Session$50

2023 Sponsors

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Commerce Bank

Commerce Bank helps exporters and new-to-exporting companies grow their global sales. Whether it be through our international trade or foreign currency services, or our EXIM/SBA export working capital programs, Commerce Bank has the resources you need.


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Global Gateway Logistics is a registered freight forwarder and NVOCC (non vessel operating common carrier) that specializes in arranging and managing global logistics for supply chains. The firm provides ocean, air, rail and ground transportation for cargo and operates in every country. As a boutique firm they are focused on providing transparency in logistics through customer service and technology.

Global BMT Consulting

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Global BMT is a market intelligence company focused on international business, marketing, and trade consultancy. The company’s group of experts has twenty years’ experience in business development and market entry facilitation.  Established in 2004, GBMT has excelled in helping our clients achieve economic development goals and internationalization targets.  Services include: Trade & Investment Promotion, Market Intelligence, Business Development Unit “Soft Landing”, and a Commercial Representation Unit.


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2022 Summit Information

2022 Agenda and Session Details

2022 Outstanding Exporter Honorees