February 13 - 17, 2023

South Africa, and Kenya

South Africa and Kenya Trade Mission

Register to attend

Join the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers multi-sector trade mission to Johannesburg, South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya! Benefit from customized B2B meetings to meet with prospective customers and business partners, and allow our in-market International Trade Center to save you valuable time and resources.

There has been significant U.S. export growth to South Africa and Kenya through May 2022, up 17% and 46% respectively.

  • Michigan companies can benefit from South Africa’s geographic advantages, logistics infrastructure, widespread use of English, and relatively transparent legal processes.
  • Kenya is a market-based economy and the economic, commercial, financial, and logistics hub of East Africa. There is a young, growing, and educated English-speaking population with high fluency in technology.

Space is limited – apply now!

  • $1,500 participation fee required by December 1, 2022
  • $500 per additional participant
  • Eligible companies may receive up to 75% reimbursement for participation and travel expenses through MI-STEP. For details, visit

Deadline to register: December 1, 2022

Click here for more information or contact Brendan Cherry, MEDC International Trade Manager, at 517.243.9877 or