Join our multi-sector trade mission to East Africa

Nov 07, 2018

The World Trade Center Arkansas will be launching a multi-sector trade mission with an emphasis in travel and tourism to Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia from Jan. 20 – Feb. 1, 2019 and is inviting other World Trade Centers to join them.

Participants in the trade mission will have the chance to engage in business-to-business meetings with potential buyers and partners as well as business-to-government meetings to cultivate strategic relationships for future business opportunities.

The World Trade Center Arkansas can facilitate these meetings but individual Centers will be responsible for arranging and coordinating meetings with the best potential business partners for their members. U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Key Services can be utilized for this purpose.

In order to promote multi-lateral travel and tourism opportunities between these countries and participant regions, participants will also have the chance to experience top travel and tourism destinations in these countries.

World Trade Centers interested in joining this mission are encouraged to invite their exporting member companies, travel and tourism businesses and travel and tourism promotion officials. 

Graphics, information and language from the World Trade Center Arkansas East Africa trade mission page as well their social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) can be utilized to promote this opportunity.

For more information, contact Denise Thomas, World Trade Center Arkansas Director of Africa and Middle East Trade for more information at or visit

The mission of the World Trade Center Arkansas is to grow trade and increase Arkansas exports by connecting Arkansas businesses to the world through international trade services. The Center is part of the University of Arkansas and serves as the trade promotion arm for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. For more information and valuable updates, please follow the Center on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to the World Trade Center Arkansas newsletter.