'Red-eye' N.H. export missions planned for Mexico, Rome



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New Hampshire companies looking to boost their exports in the areas of aerospace and health technology are invited to take part in two industry-specific trade missions in April and June.These quick-hit "red-eye" missions will head to Mexico in April, where the focus will be on health technologies, and to Rome in June, centering on the aerospace industry.They are coordinated by the New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center and the U.S. Commercial Service.Tina Kasim, program manager for the trade center, said the missions "are designed to be focused on an individual industry and to be intensive, with just one or two days spent in the country."Mexico is New Hampshire's second-largest trading partner and the April trade mission is open to Granite State companies involved in technology "that helps make hospitals, doctors and nurses more efficient," Kasim said, including billing systems, patient tracking, mobile devices for medical uses, hands-free wireless mobile equipment and hardware and software.The mission will land in Mexico City on April 23. During the two day visit, participants will meet with industry leaders and government officials and attend the Mexico Health IT Business Development Conference. Following the conference, participants will have several customized matchmaking appointments with Mexican businesses, before departing on April 25, Kasim said.There is room for five companies to participate.The mission to Rome will be June 24-25, aimed at the aerospace, defense, safety and security sectors. Participants will take part in business-to-business matchmaking and market briefings.Qualifying businesses will receive a State Trade Export Promotion grant that covers part of the cost of their trade mission.For more information, contact Kasim at 603-271-8444 or tina.kasim@dred.state.nh.us. - NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW Edit ModuleShow Tags