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Governor Corbett to Lead Trade Mission to France and Germany

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), C. Alan Walker, invite you to join them on a business development mission to France and Germany.

This March 2012 mission will be privately funded and organized by the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, a private non-profit partnership with the commonwealth.

Why These Markets?

This mission is a unique opportunity for Pennsylvania-based companies interested in expanding their international business in two of Europe’s top markets.

  • Pennsylvania companies sold more than $2.1 billion worth of goods to buyers in France and Germany last year.


The Rhône-Alpes region is known for its chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries and as a center for medical research and technology.

  • Lyon is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region and the 2nd largest metropolitan area in France.

The Paris Region has a diverse industrial base, ranging from large-scale advanced manufacturing to cutting-edge product development.

  • The city of Paris is one of the most significant economic centers in the world.


The state of Baden-Württemberg is known for its automotive industry and its engineering sector as well as its concentration of research centers and high-tech companies.

  • Stuttgart is the capital of Baden-Württemberg and one of Germany’s most prosperous cities.

The economic base of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is a well-balanced mix of traditional industries, advanced manufacturing, cutting-edge research and technology and telecommunications.

  • Düsseldorf is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia and the center of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.

Trade Mission Itinerary

March 18

Arrive in Lyon, France. Welcome Reception

March 19

Business meetings in Lyon

March 20

Business meetings in Lyon. Travel to Paris

March 21

Business meetings in Paris. Travel to Stuttgart, Germany

March 22

Business meetings in Stuttgart. Travel to Düsseldorf

March 23

Business meetings in Düsseldorf. Closing Reception


As a mission participant, you will receive:

  • Personalized market intelligence and industry information
  • A customized schedule of pre-arranged, one-on-one appointments with qualified business partners, based on your company’s criteria
  • Invitations to receptions, dinners and industry-specific events in each location
  • In-country logistics assistance, including transportation and hotel recommendations
  • Consultations with trade experts before, during and after the mission to assist you with all aspects of your business development strategy.

Participation fees:

  • $3,000 for small- and medium-sized companies (under 250 employees)
  • $5,000 for larger companies and universities

Companies are responsible for all airfare, travel, transportation and related expenses.

Registration deadline: January 30, 2012.

View the Flyer & Participation Agreement


For more information, contact
Lindsay Michael, International Initiatives Manager, Team Pennsylvania Foundation
Phone: 717-233-1375 | Email:
Event Information Location Information
Date: 03/19/12 - 03/23/12
Time: This is an all day, multi-day event.

Lyon & Paris, France

Stuttgart & Düsseldorf, Germany

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