Doing Business in Europe Symposium

  • Millennium Hotel 1313 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States

Symposium: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Millennium Hotel (Downtown Minneapolis)

Evening Reception: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Windows on Minnesota (Downtown Minneapolis)

Symposium: Doing Business in Europe

This one-day symposium is designed for Minnesota businesses interested in exporting to Europe or growing their business in Europe. Minnesota exports $4.6 billion annually in goods to Europe. Register today and learn how to seize opportunities for your company in this huge market.

The Minnesota Trade Office has a great lineup of local, national and international speakers and panelists for this event. The symposium
and evening welcome reception are also rare opportunities to hear from and interact with more than 20 visiting leaders from
American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) offices across the European Union and continent of Europe. 

Seward (Skip) L. Jones, Jr., Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia with the U.S. Department of Commerce, will be the U.S.–European Trade keynote speaker. Opening keynote speaker is Philip Ebeling, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at St. Jude Medical.

A senior executive panel will talk about their approach to doing business in Europe. It includes top officials from Medtronic, 3M, Delta Airlines and the CEO of fast-growing MentorMate. Afternoon panels will highlight topics that include partnership models; legal and banking issues; shipping, logistics and regulatory issues; as well as marketing and management strategies for working in diverse European markets. Click on the Agenda tab for a list of speakers and panelists. See the AMCHAM in Europe Leaders tab for more on the visiting delegation.

The Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
is the lead organizer of this event – in close coordination with local EU Chambers and other partners.

We expect about 250 attendees will take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear from and interact with these
AMCHAM leaders who live and work in the European capitals, assisting U.S. companies every day. They are well
connected within European business circles, and with foreign governments and the U.S. embassies in their regions.

Don’t miss their first-ever stop in Minnesota!

Evening Reception: "Welcome AMCHAMs in Europe"

Join us at Windows on Minnesota in downtown Minneapolis on May 12, 5-8 p.m., for a special reception to welcome over 20 leaders from American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) offices in Europe. This reception provides an exceptional opportunity to network with diverse experts representing a broad spectrum of countries across the European region. Come and mingle, too, with Minnesota's community of European chambers of commerce and European honorary consuls, hosts of this event, in partnership with the Minnesota Trade Office. 

Early-bird symposium registration ends soon! Lock in your rate today!

Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Register for the Symposium and Reception today! You can register for one or both events. Early-bird registration for the symposium is $95 but will go to $110 on May 5. The evening reception is $45. Registration for both events is $140 until May 5, when it goes to $155. 

For more information
Contact Steve Riedel, International Trade Representative
Minnesota Trade Office, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Steve.Riedel@state.mn.us or 651-259-7494