Patrick Dudley with the Texas Department of Agriculture recently shared some information about upcoming opportunities to meet people who want to buy your pecans. Let me know if you need me to send you his email and here are some highlights:
Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) Show: Toronto, Canada on May 12-14, 2020; Registration Deadline February 12, 2020 This show is Canada’s largest show dedicated to the fruit and vegetable industry and a great opportunity!We have 3 booths left available for a registration fee of $1,525 which includes: 10x10 booth with standard furniture package, a retail market tour and reimbursement of up to $500 in sample shipping costs (with proper documentation).Companies may be eligible for up to 50% reimbursement of expenses such as participation fee, travel costs for up to two company representatives (flight, hotel, meals and incidentals), promotional giveaway items, and point of sale materials through SUSTA’s 50% CostShare Program.
China and Hong Kong Inbound Trade Mission to Texas & North Carolina: the Texas portion will be in Houston on June 1-2, 2020; Registration Deadline: March 4, 2020 For $25, companies will have one-on-one meetings with prequalified buyers from China and Hong Kong! Companies can choose to meet with buyers from one or both regions; they are $12.50 each.Any company is welcome to attend as SUSTA works with our in-country consultants to try and bring buyers that are interested in the products of the registered companies.This is a great opportunity for companies to grow their network and make connections in these regions at little expense to them.
Mexico Inbound Trade Mission to Texas & Georgia: the Texas portion will be August 10-11, 2020; We have not chosen a location for this event yet even though the flyer says Houston; Registration Deadline: June 10, 2020 For $25, companies will meet one-on-one with prequalified buyers from Mexico.Any company is welcome to attend as SUSTA works with our in-country consultants to try and bring buyers that are interested in the products of the registered companies.Mexico is one of the US’s top exporting countries so this is an incredible opportunity for companies to network and hopefully start exporting to the region at little expense to them.