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Trade Mission: Saskatchewan Manufacturing & Technology Showcase to Chicago, IL

Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP) is pleased to invite you to participate in Saskatchewan’s Manufacturing & Technology Showcase Trade Mission in Chicago, Illinois, from February 19-23, 2024. This trade mission serves as a pivotal step in expanding your business reach and establishing new business opportunities in the Midwestern region.

Why You Should Join The Mission:

  • Strategic Access to a Thriving Market: This trade mission offers a unique and cost-effective opportunity to create invaluable networking opportunities, potential partnerships, and trade deals in one of the most important markets for Saskatchewan exporters. In 2021, Saskatchewan’s manufacturing exports accounted for a substantial 20.6% of the province’s total exports of goods. The state of Illinois, particularly Chicago, stands out as a strategic trade partner, having imported $45 billion in goods from Canada last year.
  • Chicago: A Diverse and Distinguished Business Hub: Chicago boasts the most diversified economy in the U.S., with no single industry employing more than 12% of the workforce. As the 5th largest economy in the U.S., Illinois is home to the global headquarters of 34 Fortune 500 companies. Furthermore, its status as a major transportation hub, with Chicago O’Hare Airport ranking as the 4th busiest in the country, underscores its accessibility and potential for trade.
  • Tailored Program for Success: STEP, in collaboration with the Trade Commissioner Service, the Canadian Consulate in Chicago and an in-market-based consulting firm, will create a program aligned with your business objectives. The core of the program revolves around a minimum of 5 personalized one-on-one B2B meetings with prospective clients or partners in the region. Additionally, we will provide educational sessions about the market and industry, as well as ample networking opportunities.

If you are interested in participating in this mission, please complete the Mission Registration Form and send to psiarkos@sasktrade.sk.ca by October 12, 2023.


Feb 19 - 23 2024


All Day


Chicago, IL


Peter Siarkos