Virtual Matchmaking

June 30, 2021
Virtual Matchmaking

The International Trade Office (ITO) continues to offer an on-demand virtual consultation program to develop new markets or expand existing ones for Iowa products and services. These online, no travel, low-cost ($500) opportunities provide manufacturing and service exporters with market research, customized briefings and virtual one-on-one meetings with pre-qualified prospects specific to targeted industries. Meetings are coordinated and secured based on each business’ goals and desired outcomes. Whether conducting market assessments, seeking direct export sales, locating distributors/agents or identifying strategic relationships, it is an opportunity to build business in a new, dynamic way.

Why virtual matchmaking for international trade?

  • Opportunity: better understand market size, development possibilities and growth potential
  • Make connections: a low-cost alternative for business (no travel or time away)
  • High-value discussions: build relationships in absence of in-person meetings
  • Differentiation: being adept at conducting international business virtually will help distinguish your business

Virtual matchmaking opportunities include:

  • Initial consultation and export readiness review at no cost
  • Market research/assessment
  • Pre-matchmaking business briefing/planning
  • Customized online business appointments/matchmaking
  • Post-matchmaking review/next steps

Complete a Virtual Matchmaking request form and the ITO team will contact you within two business days to schedule a consultation. For questions, email


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