IL District Export Council - International Expo Day

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Oak Brook, IL 60523
Host: Illinois District Export Council

The Illinois District Export Council (ILDEC), which encourages and supports exports that strengthen individual companies and stimulate U.S. economic growth, welcomes current and prospective exporters to an event that will grow your export business.

This event is for you if you:

  • have a service or product that is or can be exported.
  • have an idea that you would like to take from concept to completion and then to export.
  • want to learn about financing and insuring international transactions at a very low rate.
  • want to find mentors that can guide you through the steps of exporting.
  • want to find new international markets.
  • come from an under-served or -represented group and need help to get started or grow.
  • produce or manufacture products, machines or services which qualify as U.S. made.
  • represent a geographical region that needs assistance to export.

Expo Highlights:

  • Learn about the resources of the Illinois District Export Council and the National Association of District Export Councils. We will connect attendees from outside of Illinois with reciprocal programs in your state.
  • The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will present the variety of grants, guidance and educational programs available to support and increase exports.
  • The US Commercial Service, the trade promotion arm of the US Department of Commerce, will present services for identifying offshore customers for your products and services.
  • Illinois Small Business Development Centers are located throughout the state and provide information, confidential business guidance, training, and other resources, such as export assistance, for start-ups and existing small businesses.
  • Keynote speakers on Illinois’ exporting prowess.
  • Banking experts will discuss export programs and financing services.
  • Case studies and success stories of Illinois’ small and medium sized exporters.
  • Exhibit tables of exporters and export service providers.