Export Assistance

Automation Alley’s trade missions lead Michigan companies to international and domestic locales, introducing small to medium-size businesses to new high-growth markets and opportunities to expand and diversify their product, service and technology offerings. These missions are results-driven and have generated over a billion dollars in export sales for local companies.

Why join our trade missions?

Get results. 
Automation Alley trade missions have generated over a billion in export sales for company participants, while creating thousands of local jobs (direct and indirect). 

Learn from the experts. 
Attend business receptions and meet with government officials and business leaders who will share their firsthand insights about the opportunities and challenges of doing business overseas. 

Meet the right people.
Our matchmaking meetings will place your company in front of potential buyers and end users of your products, services and technologies. Meet the key players you need to know to be successful in the global marketplace.

Save time and money.
Automation Alley trade missions offer a significant savings to companies doing business abroad. And we will take care of the planning and details before, during and after the mission.

Interested in joining a trade mission? Contact us today.

Participants on Automation Alley's 2014 Trade Mission to Mexico.

Puebla, Mexico

Participants on Automation Alley's 2014 Trade Mission to Dubai.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Participants on Automation Alley's 2015 Trade Mission to Colombia.

Bogota, Colombia

Trade Mission Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor an Automation Alley trade mission and support our efforts to assist local small to medium-sized companies as they explore opportunities to expand and diversify into high-growth markets abroad. To download a print friendly version, click here.

Price: Premier: $5,000 | Supporting: $3,000
Price includes both the pre-mission event and the trade mission

To Sponsor, contact 800-457-5100 or

Upcoming Trade Missions:

Automation Alley's Trade Mission to India
Jan. 31-Feb. 7

Automation Alley's Trade Mission to South Africa
May 9-15

MEDC's Trade Mission to Arab Health
Jan. 24-Feb. 1

MEDC's Trade Mission to Vietman & Philippines
Mar. 16-20

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