Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to view the 2018-2019 marketing and sponsorship opportunities. Browse our many options to find the perfect fit for your company’s goals.

Questions? Contact Sherry Mulkins 502-574-1599 or sherry.mulkins@wtcky.org.

Available Options

Presenting sponsors receive top billing and the opportunity to speak at the event, among other great benefits!

Advanced International Trade Certification
This regionally recognized one-day program is open to the graduates of our International Trade Certification and to seasoned trade professionals alike. This high-level course is thoughtfully chosen and developed in response to timely requests from our international business partners, universities, and individuals seeking strong practical and theoretical knowledge of a wide array of tactical subjects surrounding the successful execution of global commerce.

Sponsorships: $250 - $2,500
Participant Fee: $399 - $599
Dates: May 8, 2018 - Compliance Manual Specialist
Future Dates: September 11, 2018 | September 11, 2019


Business Culture & Etiquette Series
Understanding business and cultural diversity as well as inter-cultural communication is critical to securing trade partners and closing profitable business deals. This must-attend event, which is held before and in support of our Trade & Business Missions, covers current market trends in prospective countries and provides an in-depth explanation of cultural norms.

Sponsorship: $1,000
Participant Fee: $40 - $65
Dates: March 13, 2018 | May 15, 2018 | Events in 2019 to coincide with Trade Missions


D.C. Fly-In
The heart of U.S. Trade Policy rests in the Nation's Capital. Through our partnership with the National District Export Council (NDEC) and its access to Kentucky's Senate and Congressional leadership in D.C., we represent your international business interests. We make your voice heard on such topics as NAFTA, trade regulations, and compliance. We represent you on the matters that impact your bottom line.

Sponsorships: $1,000 - $5,000
Participant Fee: $1,500 - $3,000
Future Dates: September 2018 | September 2019


Global Executive Forum
An interactive thought leadership forum specifically designed for global executives to provide insights from some of the most prominent decision makers who shape and influence our changing global economy. This is an invitation-only, limited seating event for C-level executives.

Sponsorships: $1,650 - $5,000
Participant Fee: $75 - $100
Dates: April 26, 2018
Future Dates: August 28, 2018 | October 18, 2018 | January 24, 2019 | April 18, 2019 | August 22, 2019 | October 24, 2019


The Governor's Award for Excellence in International Trade
This Award honors Kentucky companies that have shown exceptional progress and success after entering foreign markets. In addition to honoring individual recipients, the Award recognizes the tremendous positive impact that global commerce has on the economy of our region.

Sponsorships: $1,650 - $5,000
Participant Fee: $99
Future Dates: December 6, 2018 | December 2019


International Best Practices Symposium - NEW!
This Symposium provides a unique opportunity for attendees to learn industry best practices from subject matter experts. This one-day program, which covers one industry area in detail, will include interactive presentations, panel discussions, and roundtables. Industry areas covered for this symposium range from global e-commerce to international logistics.

Sponsorships: $500 - $5,000
Participant Fee: $250 - $375
Future Dates: October 2018 | October 18, 2019


International Trade Certification
This three-day program, which leads to the certification of International Commerce Specialist, is taught by experts from banking, tax, legal, customs compliance, market intelligence, freight forwarding, customs brokerage and government. The skills, knowledge, and network gained from this certification program provides the foundation for effective and efficient management of your company's international trade operations.

Sponsorships: $500 - $5,000
Participant Fee: $999 - $1,499
Dates: February 14, March 14, April 11, 2018 | June 12-14, 2018
Future Dates: November 13-15, 2018 | February 13, March 20, April 10, 2019 | June 11-13, 2019 | November 19-21, 2019


Trade Certification Alumni Event - NEW!
Join us as we celebrate with the 350+ graduates of our International Trade Certification. Follow up with fellow alumni and meet new colleagues who share your interest in growing their companies and careers through international trade. Exchange business cards, ideas, and opportunities along with building stronger connections.

Sponsorships: Contact sherry.mulkins@wtcky.org for details
Participant Fee: $40
Dates: May 8, 2018 | June 14, 2018 (tentative dates)
Future Date: June 2019


International Trade Summit
Our Trade Summit is a one-of-a-kind event which provides a forum for business leaders, trade practitioners, and public leaders to learn from subject matter experts and other attendees in their fields. The Summit draws an international crowd; our attendees represent some of the state's most important and influential corporate leaders, small business owners, trade professionals, educators, political figures, medium-sized businesses, and innovators.

Sponsorships: $500 - $10,000
Participant Fee: $149 - $249
Future Date: May 24, 2019


Trade Missions
Our International Business Missions open new markets and opportunities to increase revenue for our mission participants. Services provided to mission participants include:

  • In-country political and economic briefings
  • All in-country transportation, translation service (when needed), and business culture briefings
  • Tailored business meetings with clients, distributors, and potential partners
  • Government and high-level business networking receptions and meetings

Sponsorships: $1,000 - $15,000
Participant Fee: Varies from mission to mission, see our website for current pricing
Dates/Destinations: April 15-20, 2018 - Canada, Montreal & Quebec City | June 19-23, 2018 - Canada, Toronto
Future Dates: Spring 2019 | September 2019


Trade Navigation/Exporters Bootcamp Seminars
These seminars provide business owners with mission-critical training on the core skills and tactical components required to successfully conduct international commerce. Sessions are delivered live or via webinar and cover a variety of topics including the basics of Importing and Exporting, Free Trade Agreements, Foreign Trade Zones, International Tax (IC-DISC), and Trade Financing.

Sponsorships: $100 - $1,500
Participant Fee: $25 - $150
Dates: March 21, 2018 | May 10, 2018
Future Dates: September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018 (4 week series) | December 5, 2018 | February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2019 (4 week series) | May 9, 2019 | August 14, 2019 | November 6, 2019 | December 11, 2019


U.S. Port Mission - NEW!
Join other trade practitioners that are seeking a hands-on, boots-on-the-ground visit to a select U.S. ocean port. Meet with professionals in the industry who will provide insight into the inner workings of a major U.S. port. Participants will learn best practices for managing ocean cargo through intermediaries, establishing a distribution network, and assess if U.S. port utilization might be right for their business.

Sponsorships: $1,500 - $5,000
Participant Fee: TBD based upon port destination
Date: September 2018

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