Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
August 2006
Benelux Business Matchmaker Mission

The Wisconsin Department of Commerce plans to lead a Business Matchmaker Mission to Amsterdam which will target the entire Benelux region of Europe (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) from November 8-14, 2006. The Benelux countries provide proven and dynamic markets for Wisconsin exports and offer convenient shipping and logistical access to the entire European Union. The mission is open to all Wisconsin exporters interested in establishing or expanding their sales in these countries.

For companies involved in the medical equipment/accessories or marine equipment sectors, the mission is scheduled to give participants the opportunity to attend one of two leading industry trade shows: METS 2006 in Amsterdam, November 14-16, is the premier European exhibition of marine equipment and the leisure craft industry, while MEDICA 2006 in Düsseldorf, Germany, November 15-18, is the world's leading medical trade fair. Since 2001, Wisconsin exports of medical-related instruments to the Benelux countries have increased 55 percent, while exports of pleasure boats and other marine equipment have jumped over 160 percent.

Wisconsin's trade office in Europe will arrange customized business appointments with pre-qualified prospective representatives, distributors, partners or end-users throughout the Benelux region for mission participants. If you are interested in finding out more information about the mission, please contact our European Specialist, Brad Schneider, 920/420-1796.

-- Stanley Pfrang

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Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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