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Kansas City

June 25-27, 2018

Two-day industry tour in northeast Kansas featuring visits to food processing plants, agriculture-related facilities, research labs and logistics operations for domestic and international shipping. 

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with potential partners, customers, and industry leaders to learn about business growth potential, tour incubator facilities, and meet with support networks to help startups succeed in the United States.

Kansas has a long history of leadership in food production and agriculture, from its top ranking in beef and wheat production, to a broad variety of value-added manufacturing of snack foods, baked goods, specialized ingredients, and prepared foods. Leading companies, both large and small, have established operations in Kansas to take advantage of our central location, food processing expertise, agricultural industry, research resources, and strong business support infrastructure.

Tour will provide the opportunity to learn about unique industry partnership resources such as Kansas State University's International Grains Program, Food Innovation Accelerator, and Consumer Research Center, as well as the new National Bio and Agro-defense Facility.

Companies with U.S. expansion interests involved in manufacturing, distribution or research related to food & beverage, agricultural products & equipment, and animal health should plan to participate in this event.

Language support available in Spanish and Chinese.

Registration: To register your interest, please click here. 

Transportation: Participants should plan to arrive at Kansas City International Airport (MCI) the afternoon/evening of Sunday, June 24, with departure planned for the morning of Wednesday, June 27. Ground transportation will be provided for airport pickup/drop-off and throughout the Kansas tour. Participants will be responsible for their own travel costs (airfare/hotel). Please contact event organizers for support in finding adequate lodging.    

Agenda/Flyer: For the event flyer, please click here. For the event agenda, please click here.