Jan 27, 2020

Info Session: Global Trade Venture, Germany 2020

Presented by:  MadREP & WEDC
Location:  University Research Park   (455 Science Drive, Suite 230, Madison, Wisconsin)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Featured Speaker: Paul Smerda

Paul Smerda, the Senior Manager at WEDC’s European Trade Representative Firm in Berlin, will be visiting with MadREP to talk with companies from the region that are interested in learning more about exports and imports between Germany and the upcoming WEDC trade venture to Germany in June 2020. Paul is based in Berlin and covers Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Central Europe, and Scandinavia and can address questions for these countries as well.


Germany is consistently among Wisconsin’s top export destinations, and was #4 in 2018. This healthy volume of trade reflects a history of German immigration in Wisconsin; mutual strength in manufacturing; and shared emphasis on quality, productivity and a strong work ethic. In all, Wisconsin exported $814 million worth of goods and services to Germany in 2018. The potential exists to increase Wisconsin companies’ sales to German customers even further, and in June 2020, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will be leading a global trade venture to Germany to help Wisconsin exporters find customers in the market. Learn more about the trip here!

This is a round table discussion where companies can ask questions to learn more about the trip, the advantages, the pre-vetting of potential customer meetings, the inexpensive nature of the trip, and other trade related questions.

Learn how your business could meet with 10 pre-vetted customers in Germany for just $2900 (plus airfare). If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out by phone.

Registration: michaelg@madisonregion.org

For Further Information:

Michael Gay