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International Consulting & Education

Iowa's Global Presence

Individual Consultation

Individual consultation is offered via one-on-one export counseling. This provides Iowa businesses with invaluable resources to identify issues such as product suitability, best markets, appropriate trade shows, qualified contacts, distribution channels, trade barriers, export requirements, logistics, documentation assistance and more. IEDA’s global offices and representatives help Iowa companies identify prospective business partners, perform essential introductions and arrange business appointments with potential customers, agents and distributors. Representatives also conduct product-specific research, pre- and post-show promotion and follow-up assistance.

Technical Assistance, Training and Seminars

Educational seminars and customized training sessions are held throughout the year for Iowa companies. These opportunities cover topics from exporting to international financing and are a tremendous tool for local developers, chambers of commerce and other business organizations seeking help to succeed domestically and abroad. View the international educational calendar for upcoming events.

International Education Calendar

This education calendar includes education opportunities offered by the International Trade Office as well as opportunities offered by our partners.

Food Export Education

For qualifying companies, our Food Export Association of the Midwest partnership allows eligible Iowa companies to access industry-specific education and training.

International Trade Team:

International Relations Coordinator, Partner States Program

Marketing Manager, Agricultural Trade Promotion Programs

International Financial Assistance Administrator

Marketing Manager, Asia/Pacific Trade Promotion Programs

Marketing Manager, Americas & Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Promotion Programs