The Central America Region is experiencing growth in development and
expansion of many and a variety of sectors. The region is close
geographically and culturally to U.S. and U.S. products and companies
are recognized as quality and efficiency synonymous.
The Trade Americas program offers U.S. companies the opportunity to
explore and visit seven markets in Central America: Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, and Panama.
Hosted in Washington, DC, the U.S. Commercial Service‘s Trade
Americas Business Opportunities in Latin America Conference will focus
on regional specific sessions, market access, deal negotiation, trade
financing resources, and pre-arranged one-one-one consultations with
U.S. Diplomats with expertise in Latin America markets.
What You Can Expect
The combination of participation in the Trade Americas conference and
business-to-business matchmaking appointments in ONE or TWO with a
pre-screened potential buyer, agent, distributor or joint-venture partner
in Central America countries will provide participants with access to
strategies for expanding their business across the region. By attending
this conference, U.S. companies will be able to:
- Gain market insights,
- Make industry contacts,
- Solidify business strategies,
- Advance specific projects, and
- Identify potential partners.
The mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of industries
with growing potential in Central America, but is focused on U.S.
companies representing best prospects sectors such as infrastructure
and construction, safety & security, auto parts and service equipment,
renewable energy, energy & oil & gas, medical equipment, and logistics.
Apply early – spaces are limited:
Conference & Mission Dates:
Conference: August 18-19, 2019
InterContinental The Wharf Hotel, Washington, DC
Mission: August 18 – 23, 2019
Washington, DC, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras,
Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, and Panama.
- $500 per participant
Conference plus B2B Meetings in One Country
- $2,500 for small and medium sized enterprises**
- $3,500 for large firms**
Conference plus B2B Meetings in Two Countries
- $3,500 for small and medium sized enterprises**
- $4,500 for large firms**
*Expenses for travel, transportation, lodging, most meals, and
incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.
**As a federal agency, the U.S. Department of Commerce must follow
the Small Business Administration’s small business size standards per
the Small Business Act of 2013.
For questions regarding this program, please contact