Buyers Missions

Meet domestically with pre-screened international buyers looking to import U.S. food and agricultural products

Connect with Vetted International Buyers to Accelerate Your Export Sales

With 20+ organized events annually, Buyers Missions are Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s most popular in-person events because they are a low-cost way to explore exporting your products to new markets without leaving the U.S..

Our Buyers Missions bring together pre-screened, qualified international buyers interested in U.S. products for one-on-one meetings with Midwest and Northeast suppliers so you can:

  • Meet the right people – buyers who are vetted by our In-Market Representatives
  • Learn about your product’s export potential in new markets
  • Build key relationships face-to-face and generate sales leads

Most Buyers Missions take place at trade shows in the U.S. that you may already be attending. New exporters are encouraged to watch Module 11 of “Export Essentials Online,” Prepare for Meetings with Buyers to understand best practices for maximizing participation in their first Buyers Mission.

Inside a Food Export Buyers Mission
  • Sweets and Snacks Buyers Mission at the 2022 Sweets and Snacks Expo
    Buyers Mission
    May 23–May 25, 2022
    Sweets and Snacks Buyers Mission at the 2022 Sweets and Snacks Expo
    Chicago, IL
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  • Food Ingredients Buyers Mission at IFT First Annual Event and Expo
    Buyers Mission
    Jul 10–Jul 11, 2022
    Food Ingredients Buyers Mission at IFT First Annual Event and Expo
    Chicago, IL
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  • 2022 Midwest Buyers Mission: Grand Rapids, MI
    Buyers Mission
    Jul 25, 2022
    2022 Midwest Buyers Mission: Grand Rapids, MI
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Open
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  • 2022 Midwest Buyers Mission: Columbus, OH
    Buyers Mission
    Jul 27, 2022
    2022 Midwest Buyers Mission: Columbus, OH
    Columbus, OH
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  • 2022 Midwest Buyers Mission: Chicago, IL
    Buyers Mission
    Jul 28, 2022
    2022 Midwest Buyers Mission: Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
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  • Plant-Based Food Buyers Mission at 2022 Plant Based World Conference & Expo
    Buyers Mission
    Sep 08, 2022
    Plant-Based Food Buyers Mission at 2022 Plant Based World Conference & Expo
    New York, NY
    Early
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  • Bakery Ingredients Buyers Mission at IBIE 2022
    Buyers Mission
    Sep 18, 2022
    Bakery Ingredients Buyers Mission at IBIE 2022
    Las Vegas, NV
    Early
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  • Natural Products Buyers Mission at 2022 Natural Products Expo East
    Buyers Mission
    Sep 28–Sep 29, 2022
    Natural Products Buyers Mission at 2022 Natural Products Expo East
    Philadelphia, PA
    Early
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  • Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission at the 2022 World Dairy Expo
    Buyers Mission
    Oct 05, 2022
    Value-Added Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission at the 2022 World Dairy Expo
    Madison, WI
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