Buyers Mission

Virtual Caribbean & Latin American Buyers Mission

Event Date
Nov 01, 2021 – Nov 04, 2021
Early Registration Deadline
Aug 26, 2021
Early Registration Price

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

Food Export-Northeast and the Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) will be conducting a Buyers Mission.  

Taking place in Miami, this mission is a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with Caribbean and Latin American buyers interested in your products! With limited agricultural production, most Caribbean islands rely heavily on imported food products, particularly from the United States. As tourist arrivals in most islands continue to improve, prospects for further market expansion are always present. Caribbean importers have a long history of doing business with the United States. Their strong interest in U.S. suppliers and products is mainly due to close proximity, long-standing reputation of high quality products, and superior quality of service. The U.S. exported over US$2 billion in U.S. consumer-oriented foods to the Caribbean Basin in 2018, growth of 4% from the prior year.  The region also imported over US$1.4 billion in processed food products in 2018, roughly equal to that of 2017. 

Since consumers are familiar with U.S. products, it is that much more important for companies to provide samples of unknown products to consumers in order to build brand awareness and preference. Effective market promotion can overcome price sensitivity and retailers are open to this and will readily participate.

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

Market Insights From On-the-Ground Experts

Additionally, Food Export In-Market Representatives from the Caribbean and South America will be on hand to meet one-on-one with to answer questions and assist with market specific insight. These local marketing experts provide on-the-ground help and can help you:  

  • Learn how to be competitive when entering and remaining in a market
  • Gain insights into emerging market trends
  • Find the right buyer for your product in specific market segments
  • Get your product and promotion plans market ready

Bonus Market Overview Seminar 

A Caribbean and Latin America market overview seminar will be held on the evening of June 8th. Buyers Mission participants will hear presentations on each market, available services from Food Export-Northeast and SUSTA, and a buyer panel discussion.

Buyer Profiles

Meet buyers from the following countries

Buyer Profile not available at this time.

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.

  • Dairy Products
  • Ethnic and specialty foods
  • Deli products
  • French Fries
  • Beverages
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Snacks
  • Red meat
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Prepared foods
  • Tomato pastes and sauces
  • Preparation Assistance

    Food Export Helpline

    Even experienced exporters have questions from time to time. Whether you are new to exporting or a seasoned exporter, you can take advantage of one-to-one support through the Food Export Helpline™.

    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.

    Export Success

    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.

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    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!