South Korea and Japan Trade Mission 2021

Mission Costs

Mission Costs Paid to Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers

Mission Participant Fee: $1,500 USD ($500 USD for each additional participant)

Includes group ground transport, networking events, briefing and logistical assistance. Travel, individual transportation to meetings, interpreters, hotel and meals are not included.

Brief Market Research and Appointment Setting Fee*

South Korea $2,970

Japan $4,000 

Grant funding is available in many States to cover a portion of the mission participation fee and travel costs. Please contact your State recruiter for more information.

Cancellation Policy: If for any reason a mission participant cancels their participation, the mission participation fee is non-refundable. If the participant decides to travel at a future date, appointment setting services will be provided by the GSGP Japan Trade Office at no extra charge assuming the trip takes place within three months of the original mission date.

Please make checks payable to:

Council of Great Lakes Governors, Inc.

Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers
Attn: Zoë Munro
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Costs Paid Directly by Participants

All costs below are estimated and will depend on exchange rate at the time of the mission

International Airline Ticket


$2,200 USD



Each participant will make their own flight arrangements to travel both to/from South Korea and Japan. Due to logistical complications, GSGP cannot obtain a discounted rate. Recommendations for the “Group” internal flight will be provided.


Federal per diem rates for hotels: Tokyo $278 USD

Seoul: $230 USD

GSGP will reserve a block of discounted rooms at hotels in Seoul and Tokyo. More information will be available soon.


Participants are responsible for paying for their own transportation to and from meetings.

Transportation Seoul: 250 per day. (could be much less if taking subway to meetings)


Seoul $300 per day

Japan $700 per day to have the Japan Office accompany you to meetings.

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