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Trade Winds
Trade Winds is the largest U.S. government-led trade mission and business development forum. We are pleased to announce the next Trade Winds program will be hosted in Dubai, UAE in March 2022. Join us for Trade Winds Middle East & Africa!

Trade Winds

Registration is now open for Trade Winds Middle East and Africa!

Dubai, UAE  |  March 6-8, 2022

Join us in Dubai, UAE for the largest U.S. government-led trade mission and business development forum. Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, Trade Winds will feature meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats from over 20 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, exciting conference programming and plenty of networking.

Qualified U.S. businesses may customize their experience with optional business-to-business matchmaking meetings with pre-screened buyers, agents, distributors or joint-venture partners in the UAE as well as Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Morocco and Qatar.

Click here to learn more about the Trade Winds Middle East & Africa program, and register for your free market assessments today!

Register now and apply for your market assessments for Trade Winds Middle East & Africa, March 2022.

About Trade Winds

Trade Winds is a multifaceted program designed to help companies achieve growth and exposure in specific markets or regions around the world. All companies participate in the Trade Winds Forum which includes a business conference, meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats from the region, networking opportunities, two receptions, and a sponsor exhibition. The average Trade Winds Forum attracts over 300 attendees and is the main gathering for all registered individuals.

U.S. exporting companies may customize their experience with optional business-to-business matchmaking meetings with pre-screened buyers, agents, distributors or joint-venture partners in the host country as well as additional mission stop markets.

Why Attend Trade Winds?

Trade Winds participants have extraordinary access to experienced industry professionals and government experts. When your company joins a Trade Winds Mission, you'll have the opportunity to:

Trade Winds History of Success

$3.4 Billion Sales
In eleven international Trade Winds events, participating companies have made successful deals all over the world. In total, more than $3.4 billion in export sales have been facilitated through the Trade Winds program.
Partners in 40 Countries
Trade Winds attendees are directly connected with potential buyers and distributors for their products and services. To date, companies that have attended Trade Winds have found partners in more than 40 countries.

Sponsorship Opportunities


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Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring Trade Winds is an unparalleled experience that will increase your visibility in the region of focus and co-brand your organization with the U.S. Government in a flagship program. 

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Previous Sponsors

Trade Winds sponsors have ranged from large corporations to smaller companies and spanned a wide range of industries and export service providers.

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Important Note

Note: Travel and in-person activities are contingent upon the safety and health conditions in the United States, the UAE and other mission countries. Should safety or health conditions not be appropriate for travel and/or in-person activities, the Department will consider postponing the event. In the event of a postponement, the Department will notify the applicants previously selected to participate in this mission to confirm their availability but they need not reapply.