Trade Missions Schedule

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Trade Missions Schedule

Virtual Trade Missions

The Illinois Office of Trade & Investment continues to actively offer opportunities to Illinois businesses interested in developing and growing their international sales. In this time of decreased international travel, OTI offers qualified Illinois firms virtual platforms to meet with interested foreign buyers. This section is updated regularly as OTI confirms participation to virtual trade shows.


SIAL Canada

Virtual Trade Show: SIAL Canada ׀ September 28 – October 2, 2020

Illinois companies are invited to showcase food or beverage products at Canada's largest trade show for the retail and foodservice industry.  In 2018, 1,000 exhibitors representing 50 countries, and over 18,000 visitors from more than 60 countries participated in the show. Canada is the ideal market to target U.S. food exports with its close proximity, common language and similar culture. Covering every aspect of the Canadian food & beverage industry, SIAL Canada provides the perfect platform for Illinois exporters servicing institutional foodservices, restaurants, or grocery.

Contact: Chris Sedgwick, 312-204-9480,


Omnia Health – Africa

Virtual Trade Show: Omnia Health Africa I October 12 – October 16, 2020

Omnia Health Live Africa is a unique solution designed to enable essential interactions required by the healthcare industry. It's a platform that allows buyers and sellers to meet, interact and continue to develop meaningful relationships that will enable the continued flow of healthcare equipment and products across the African continent. Omnia Health Live Africa will enable you to generate leads, interact with existing clients and ultimately position your brand at the forefront of the digital realm.

Contact: Sam Ntum, 312-814-8480,


Omnia Health – Asia

Virtual Trade Show: Omnia Health Asia I October 20 – October 22, 2020

Medical companies working to export to Asia can take advantage of a virtual opportunity to do business with the wider healthcare and medical laboratory community in ASEAN. Omnia Health will bring together dealers and distributors, medical equipment buyers, procurement and purchase professionals, clinicians from the ASEAN region to connect and do business with regional and global manufacturers and suppliers. The virtual edition can help you generate leads and translate your brand in the digital sphere, specifically in the ASEAN market. ASEAN countries include: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

Contact: Lauro Arias, 312-848-7580,


Omnia Health – Americas

Virtual Trade Show: Omnia Health Americas /  November 2 – 6, 2020

Omnia Health Live Americas is a 5-day expo and one of the best ways to connect with healthcare industry professionals in the Latin America region. In addition to the virtual exhibition, there will be educational sessions such as webinars and panel discussions to engage the audiences with a deep dive into important healthcare topics. Omnia Health Live Americas is a platform that allows buyers and sellers to meet, interact and continue to develop meaningful relationships that will enable the continued flow of healthcare equipment and products across the Americas region. This is a great opportunity for your company to place your brand and products in front of medical equipment buyers, end-users, dealers and distributors.

Contact: Chris Sedgwick, 312-204-9480,



Virtual Trade Show: ExpoMin I November 9 –November 13, 2020

Latin America's largest mining fair is well established as a space that promotes the exchange of knowledge, experience and especially the technology offers that contribute to the innovation and increase in productivity of the mining processes, all of which makes this exhibition a great platform of opportunities.

Contact: Chris Sedgwick, 312-204-9480,



Virtual Trade Show: MEDICA I November 16 – November 19, 2020

MEDICA 2020 and COMPAMED 2020, the world-leading information and communication platforms for the medical technology industry and supplier industry for the medical technology industry, will take place entirely online from 16 to 19 November 2020. Within the framework of 'virtual.MEDICA' and 'virtual.COMPAMED', decision-makers from all sectors of the healthcare industry can expect a comprehensive range of products and services at  and consisting of three focal areas: The Conference Area (conference and forum program), the Exhibition Space (for exhibitors and product innovations) and theNetworking Plaza (networking/ matchmaking).

Contact: Iwona Bochenska, 312-814-6029,


Web Summit

Virtual Trade Show: Web Summit I December 2 – December 4, 2020

CGTN has said that "Web Summit brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry." Experts from every industry will come together for Web Summit. Share ideas with others in your field, meet your future business partner, or seek advice from people who have done it all before. There are spaces available for Illinois start-ups. Contact us to see if you qualify.

Contact: Iwona Bochenska, 312-814-6029,


Global Health Exposition 

Virtual Trade Show: Global Health Exposition I December 7 – December 10 

Global Health Exposition is the largest business platform for the healthcare industry to meet, network and do business in Saudi Arabia. This Virtual Edition will host matchmaking opportunities and offer broad content for the Saudi healthcare community. By exhibiting in this event, you will gain access to all GHE registered Distributors and Dealers, Hospitals & Clinics, and Saudi's key government entities. ISTEP Program funding is available for eligible Illinois companies. Application deadline is November 12, 2020. 

Contact: Sam Ntum, 312.520.3792,