Agribusiness 2020: Online Trade Expo

The Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) is hosting this exciting, new virtual event to bring Minnesota agricultural machinery and technology manufacturers who would benefit from presenting their products and services and decision-makers from around the globe together on a virtual platform.

Agribusiness 2020 will be held online from Tuesday, December 1 through Thursday, December 3 and the schedule is determined by each company on the meetings they approve. Minnesota and international companies will have the ability to request 50-minute B2B meetings with the other companies participating and each Minnesota company will have the opportunity to showcase their offerings in separate demos available to everyone.

This project presents a unique opportunity for Minnesota companies to market their products and services and to learn first-hand about the rapidly expanding demand for ag machinery, equipment, and technologies in these markets.

Anticipated 25-30 Minnesota companies would represent:

  • Ag commodity operators
  • Ag drying & cleaning machines
  • Ag IT & Technology management services
  • Agri-forestry
  • Aquaculture Engineering
  • Bulk Material Handling Equipment and Structural Steel Systems
  • Farm Machinery and Mechanization
  • GIS and Remote sensing
  • Green Buildings
  • Innovative food processing equipment & turnkey systems
  • Post-harvest farming
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Soil tilting equipment
  • Others

Event Mission:

Parties will discuss trends and opportunities in ag machinery manufacturing, technologies, and information systems. Business experts will share their visions for the current and future direction of the ag technology sector with additional opportunities to:

  • Learn first-hand about the current demand for Minnesota ag manufactured machinery and market opportunities for Minnesota ag technologies around the world
  • Access and network with key private sector industry contacts, especially potential partners, to foster long-term partnerships between Minnesota and the world


  • Introduce Minnesota tech products and expertise directly to potential global counterparts
  • Meet multiple distributors, partners and buyers from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South & North America
  • Engage in tailored B2B meetings with Minnesota ag machinery manufacturers
  • Negotiate potential purchase agreements

More About the Expo & B2B Meetings:

  • Virtual Booths (Minnesota Companies ONLY): Promote your organization in your own virtual exhibit booth! Live stream, chat, set appointments, post marketing assets (videos and slides shows), and capture leads to help your export promotion and other organizational goals. These virtual booths or demos will attract potential international buyers and partners and each company has the ability to post their PDF marketing material in advance and be represented by companies’ sales executive team members. A list of these booths and how to access them will be available closer to the event.
  • Matchmaking: Sessions are completely flexible. Participants will be able to log in to request their B2B meetings on the Eventtia calendar based on the company profiles as desired. B2B Sessions will be 50 minutes each.
  • Pre-Visit Support: Each of the participating companies will receive a FREE technical support provided by the Minnesota Trade Office staff before and during the expo.


  • U.S. Commercial Service
  • U.S. Embassies
  • Foreign Country Embasses – Trade Attaches
  • Minnesota Trade Office Foreign Offices
  • Minnesota Office of GEAPS
  • Minnesota Chamber of Commerce


Free of charge for presenters and participants. All participants will be pre-screened by MTO staff to ensure they are a good fit for this event.


  • Minnesota companies can begin registration starting on Wednesday, August 26, 2020
  • International companies can begin registration starting on Monday, September 21, 2020
  • Click here to register

Event Contacts:

  • Nikolay Megits, MBA, Ph.D., Regional Trade Manager, Minnesota Trade Office at +1 651-248-2215 or
  • Aeli Wiebolt, CPPM, International Marketing Specialist & STEP Grant Administrator, Minnesota Trade Office at +1 651-259-7487 or


The Minnesota Trade Office cannot guarantee a specific number of meetings or be held responsible for the information provided by prospects for the outcome of business talks engaged with potential partners.

December 1 @ 08:00 — December 3 @ 18:00
08:00 — 18:00 (58h)


Minnesota Trade Office