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Automation Alley Trade Mission to China & Thailand

Michigan Business Network
June 14, 2019 1:00 PM

Guangzhou, China

September 13-20, 2019
Guangzhou & Shenzhen, China & Bangkok, Thailand

Automation Alley

Automation Alley invites small and medium-sized Michigan businesses to join its trade mission to Guangzhou and Shenzhen, China as well as Bangkok, Thailand to discover how we can help you expand your business to these thriving overseas markets.

U.S. exports to China continue to outpace export growth to the rest of the world. Exports have grown by 86% over the last decade compared to only 21% to the rest of the world. China is Michigan’s third largest export market, with $3.5 billion of goods and services sold in 2018.

In Thailand, U.S. export sales reached $12.5 billion in 2018, an increase of more than 30% in the past decade. In 2016, Michigan shipped $515 million in goods and services to Thailand, primarily transportation equipment and information technology. As the “Detroit of Asia,” Thailand serves as an automotive hub. 

Included Services:
Hotel, in-country transportation, matchmaking meetings, interpreters, inter-country flight, business briefings, and U.S. Embassy reception. International airfare is not included.

Financial Assistance:
Eligible companies may qualify for MI-STEP Grant funds to offset 50% of the cost to travel (including airfare). For more information, contact your International Trade Manager or visit www.michiganbusiness.org/services/international-trade.

To join the mission, contact International Business Services Manager Lisa Lasser at 248-457-3283 or lasserl@automationalley.com Participation is limited to 10 companies. The deadline to register is June 28, 2019.

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