Trade Missions & Trade Shows

In order to help Kansas small businesses to establish direct contact with foreign buyers and distributors, form resource networks, and gain firsthand knowledge of market opportunities and business environment, the Kansas Department of Commerce offers trade show opportunities.

For more information about the Kansas Department of Agriculture's trade shows, please visit Kansas Department of Agriculture's STEP program page or contact Ms. Suzanne Ryan-Numrich for more information:
  • Suzanne Ryan-Numrich
    International Trade Director
    Kansas Department of Agriculture
    (785) 564-6704
    Suzanne.Ryan@kda.ks.gov
Eligible small businesses must meet the following criteria in order to be considered:
  • Meets SBA’s ESBC standards.
  • Must be a Kansas company.
  • Product must be produced or value added in KS.
  • Not a service provider, such as consulting companies, law firms, financial institutions, distributors representing clients, etc.
  • *In order to participate in trade shows and trade missions, a new-to-export participant must complete necessary trainings provided by our federal or local resource partners.
Other program requirements:
  • Participants agree to provide information to substantiate their application, reimbursement request, post-activity follow-up report or any other documentation that the STEP manager may request.
  • Requests for reimbursement, accompanied by supporting documentation, must be made within thirty (30) days of the last day of the funded activity.
  • Cannot be combined with the Kansas International Trade Show Assistance Program
To apply for participation in foreign trade shows and missions, please download and complete the Kansas STEP Activity Application and the Kansas STEP Export Readiness Questionnaire.