MARCH 2019

France, UK markets offer promising trade opportunities

Join WEDC for a trade venture to France and the UK in June

France and the United Kingdom are the second- and third-largest economies in Europe, after Germany. Both markets are sophisticated and diversified, with a mix of companies that matches several of Wisconsin’s sectors of strength. Thus, these are markets where Wisconsin companies can learn more about their competitors’ business practices and benefit from these industry strengths by selling to a common customer base.

Given the shared strengths of Wisconsin and the target markets, companies that make innovative production equipment and components, safety and security products, renewable energy or energy-efficient products, medical and scientific devices, or aviation components are especially encouraged to consider joining WEDC on a global trade venture to France and the UK, with segments in Paris, London and Birmingham, from June 15-26, 2019.



Learn how the Stevens Point-based maker of rugged computer mounting systems for vehicles built an international reputation for providing quality, innovative products, and why the company attributes its overall growth over the past decade largely to export growth. 


Key insights for France's export market

France is one of the world’s most advanced economies and is a leader among European nations. Guillaume Lacroix, the consul general of France to the Midwest, offers insight into this important export market.


Brexit update and preparing for its impact

Brexit, as the proposal for the United Kingdom to exit from the European Union is known, is causing many companies to rethink their European strategies. Learn more about Brexit and its impact.


For more information about growing your business through exporting, contact Melissa Finkelstein at 608.210.6856 at or visit

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