Europe Trade Mission Opportunity for Outdoor Gear and Apparel Companies

We are seeking Oregon Outdoor Gear and Apparel companies interested in doing business in the growing European Market.

  • TRADE MISSION: July-September 2021
  • TYPES OF OUTDOOR GEAR/APPAREL: Hiking, Biking, Snow Sports, Climbing, Fishing and Hunting
  • TYPES OF BUSINESS: Oregon-based businesses

Business Oregon, Idaho Department of Commerce and Prosper Portland have teamed up with the U.S. Commercial Service to lead a group of Oregon and Idaho Athletic & Outdoor companies, virtually, through a European Market Trade Mission.

On this virtual opportunity, each business will receive personal support to to learn more about the opportunities in European markets and how to do business in this growing market sector:

  • In-advance market research. Receive valuable market research, including industry sector information and prospective company profiles for free
  • Customized one-on-one meetings with pre-screened prospective retailers, importers, and agents of each country
  • Flexible and Efficient Schedule: Achieve maximum results with a minimum investment in time and money with flexible meeting times and service delivery schedules 
  • Go-To-Market Strategies: Get expert pricing and marketing strategies specific for your products. Learn how to approach this market sector and an overview of e-commerce requirements
  • Logistical Insights: Understand barriers to entry, tariff classification, and logistics support
  • Wholesale Trade Show Opportunities: Learn about targeted trade shows in the market and opportunities to feature your products for awards and marketing opportunities

Why expand to the European Market?

The Outdoor Recreation Industry in Idaho and Oregon is thriving and exciting, collectively representing over 700 business and 28000 jobs. The industry is Idaho is projected to have a 19% growth rate and Oregon represents over 500 million in exports. These two markets are ideal candidates to expand to the growing European Market:

  1. The EU market is a $21 billion market for outdoor gear and apparel
  2. EU consumers are spending $$XXXX per capita and expanding during the pandemic. 
  3. EU offers many trade shows for summer and winter sports  
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Register today

  1. Confirm your interest (where? to what?)
  2. Complete a company questionnaire to prioritize markets of interest (where?)
  3. Receive complimentary feedback on opportunity in target markets
  4. Finalize your application by completing a consultation call with trade advisors in select markets
  5. Virtual meetings will be held during the July-Sept timeframe. 

Once we confirm your participation, we will issue an invoice for the $250 fee and send a Company Questionnaire for your completion. 

Upon receipt of the questionnaire we will work with the US Commercial Service staff will arrange a customized consultation with you by phone to help prepare you for desired meetings.

Contact Information

Business Oregon:
Amanda Welker  

Idaho Department of Commerce:
Tina Salisbury

Prosper Portland:
Sue Bal (Greater Portland)


Prosper Portland creates economic growth and opportunity for Portland. Our vision is to make Portland one of the most globally competitive, healthy, and equitable cities in the world by investing in job creation, encouraging broad economic prosperity, and fostering great places throughout the city. We aspire to be a workplace of choice with passionate staff excelling in an open and empowering environment and sharing a commitment to our collective success.


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