Buyers Missions

Private Label Buyers Mission at the Private Label Manufacturers Association Show

Registration Closed Request Information
Event Date
November 12—13, 2023
Rosemont, IL
Registration Deadline
Sep 29, 2023

Food Export Buyers Missions are Unique, Curated Experiences that Maximize Your Time and Investment

Food Export-Midwest in partnership with the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) will be conducting a Private Label Buyers Mission at the PLMA Show in 2023! The annual PLMA show is your opportunity to meet retailers and wholesalers from around the world who are looking to source a variety of private label products.

This mission is a great low-cost opportunity to meet one-on-one with pre-qualified buyers from around the globe!

Register early as meeting slots are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Health and Safety Information

For information about health and safety at this event, please refer to our Health and Safety FAQ page.


Inside Look at a Food Export Buyers Mission

Buyer Profiles

Meet buyers from the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Download Buyer Profiles

Mission Itinerary

November 12: Full Day of One-on-One Meetings

November 13: Half Day of One-on-One Meetings (morning)

Schedule is subject to change.

Products of Interest

This is your opportunity to develop and expand your business with international buyers who have expressed interest in a variety of U.S. products.

  • Confectionery
  • Processed meats
  • Grocery products
  • Snack food
  • Natural/organic products
  • Specialty food
  • Processed fruits and vegetables

Preparation Assistance

Export Essentials Online

Whether you’re new to exporting or need to refresh your skills, this free online training course provides a comprehensive, flexible approach to learning the fundamentals and logistics of exporting.

Complimentary Webinars

Our educational webinars provide up-to-date exporter intelligence regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with international buyers, and much more.

Success Stories

Every year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast Buyers Missions to generate new export sales and establish new distributorships.

Export Success

Participants in 2019 Buyers Missions Reported:

Market Access Program (MAP) Funding

1st Time Export Sales

New Distributorships Established

New Distributorships Established

New Foreign Buyer Contacts

New Foreign Buyer Introductions

Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) Fund

$164 Million
Projected Sales

Over $100k in New Export Sales

$162 Million
Actual Sales
Branded Program

Double Your International Marketing Budget

With the Branded Program, you may be eligible for up to 50% reimbursement on:

  • Promotions and product demonstrations
  • Advertising
  • Foreign market compliant packaging/labeling
  • Marketing and point-of-sale materials
  • And much more!