The California Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) at State Center Community College District (SCCCD), in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, hosted "A Taste of California Trade Show" that took place in Los Angeles, Fresno and Oakland, California from September 8, 2014 to September 12, 2014. This event supported 61 California small businesses and introduced them to 39 foreign buyers from 5+ markets. The California exporters were very satisfied with the quality of the buyers attending "A Taste of California Trade Show," as well as the format whereby appointments were prearrange at 30 minute intervals. Based off initial evaluations, sales booked during this activity were $270,000. Participants also indicated that they project $6,214,000 in sales will take place over the next 6 to 12 months.
This California State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Look for “A Taste of California Trade Show” to return in Fall 2016.