Governor Tim Pawlenty recently announced that he will lead a delegation of Minnesota business leaders on a mission to South America in December to expand the state's trade relationship with its Western Hemisphere partners. The delegation will visit two of the most significant emerging markets on the continent - Brazil and Chile - although the mission is intended to focus attention on all twelve South American countries.
The Minnesota Trade Office - the lead organizer of the mission - is now accepting applications from Minnesota business leaders interested in joining the delegation. If your international business objectives include South America or if you have not yet explored opportunities in these increasingly important markets, we recommend that you consider applying for the mission.
Visit the Minnesota Trade Office website for mission details and an application. Information on developments and opportunities in South America, particularly in Brazil and Chile, also is available on the Trade Office website.
Application deadline is September 25, 2009.
International Trade Representative
Minnesota Trade Office
Department of Employment & Economic Development
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
St. Paul, MN 55101-1351