Conference Expands Global Reach and Announces 2017-2018 Trade Missions
The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers (Conference) recently celebrated the opening of three new international trade offices in the Arab Gulf, South East Asia and South Korea. The trade offices located in Dubai, Singapore and Seoul will assist small and medium enterprises from the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region to export and grow business to the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea.
The Conference’s trade offices provide a scope of services tailored for each participating member’s needs including agent distributor searches, matchmaking, trade events, investment activities, referrals, extensive databases of trade contacts, development of trade leads, business appointment assistance and trade missions. The addition of the three new offices grows the Conference’s network to thirteen trade offices providing global market access to 91 countries on six continents.
The full announcement can be found here.
Great Lakes Governors and Premiers advance Aquatic Invasive Species "Least Wanted" Actions
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers have identified the “least wanted” aquatic invasive species (AIS) that present an imminent threat to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region. In 2013, the Governors and Premiers committed to take priority action on the transfer of these species to and within the region. Since then, the states and provinces have taken more than 40 separate actions to restrict these high-risk AIS, and the US federal government has similarly restricted four of the species. A copy of the full announcement can be found here.