NDTO organizes trade missions and reverse missions to engage exporters in promising markets. Trade mission and reverse mission planning involves the development and scheduling of business meetings, receptions, lodging, transportation and other trade mission events.

During outbound trade missions, North Dakota customers travel to the target market and meet with pre-qualified potential buyers in-country. Outbound trade missions are followed by a reverse mission targeting the same market. Reverse missions bring potential buyers to North Dakota where they meet one-on-one with exporters, tour manufacturing or food processing facilities, and experience the state’s heritage and business culture. Trade missions and reverse missions are open to the public.


Gulfood Show 2021: Dubai, UAE

February 21, 2021 - February 25, 2021

Focus: Crop/Food,

Location: Dubai, UAE and Egypt

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Southeast Asia Trade Mission

March 1, 2021 - March 1, 2021

Focus: Crop/Food, Machinery,

Location: TBD

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South America Trade Mission

April 1, 2021 - April 1, 2021

Focus: Crop/Food,

Location: Chole, Colombia, Peru

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Japan Trade Mission

May 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021

Focus: Crop/Food, Energy, Technology,

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2021 Big Iron International Visitors Program

September 13, 2021 - September 16, 2021

Focus: Machinery, Education,

Location: West Fargo, North Dakota USA

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