Recently seven companies connected to the Galesburg/West Central Illinois Region traveled half way around the world – their purpose was to conduct a trade mission to uncover opportunities for exporting and importing, and foreign direct investment.
During the seven day mission the trade mission conducted 35 face-to-face matchmaking appointments, visited six government ministries and traveled to Borneo to meet with the Governor of East Kalimantan and several Indonesian companies involved in the region’s massive coal and rail infrastructure projects.
Indonesia is a rapidly growing global economy – the 17th largest and growing at 6.5%, the world’s fourth largest population and third largest democracy and embodies a growing middle class. The country is eager to do business with the United States and trade missions like Galesburg’s are the first step in introducing eager buyers and sellers together. These partnerships can easily lead to increased trade and job growth in both countries. For an inside look at the 2012 Trade Mission Indonesia please view the city’s power point presentation at http://goo.gl/5Rz7Z
As part of Galesburg’s new BRED program more inbound and outbound trade missions are being planned. If you’re a business that would like to learn more about our trade missions and participate in our upcoming events please contact Gary Camarano, the EBI Network’s Global Strategies Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 309/371-0474.