2023 Trade Mission to Hungary & Poland

The Ohio Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative invites you to join us for an international trade mission to Hungary and Poland in May 2023.

Location: Budapest, Hungary and Warsaw, Poland

Dates: May 8–12, 2023

Registration Deadline: December 16, 2022

Registration Price for Ohio Companies: $1,700

Registration Price for Pennsylvania Companies: $2,000


Meeting face-to-face with prospective customers and partners is crucial to establishing business relationships in Hungary and Poland. We can help you meet your business objectives by designing a business itinerary tailored to your company's specific needs.


As a mission participant, you will receive:

  • Market research

  • Prearranged one-on-one business appointments with prequalified business partners based on your criteria

  • Detailed background information about each company provided in advance

  • Logistical assistance - identification of hotels, interpreters, drivers and more

  • Services of the State's trade representatives

  • Follow-up assistance after the mission

Why these markets?


When considering factors such as prosperity, stability, market size, buying power, and ease of doing business, Hungary and Poland are the undisputed leaders among countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), which is the faster growing part of Europe.


The beauty of exporting and building market presence in the CEE region stems from the fact that the markets are manageable in size and easy to navigate even for SMEs, and success in one market can be replicated in others. US companies can therefore grow organically step by step in a safe business environment; they can expect pragmatic, result-oriented business environment, not too different from the US and Western Europe


Both countries, often selected by foreign companies as their preferred gateway to CEE, are particularly suitable for companies that already export to Western Europe or other overseas markets and look for new export markets.


Hungary Statistics



Hungary (population 9.7 million) is one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union. The GDP Growth Rate is 7.1 % (2021). In 2021, Ohio and Pennsylvania exported a total of $151,349,680 worth of products to Hungary.


Business Opportunity Sectors:

  • Medical Technologies

  • Safety & security

  • Defense

  • Information & communication technology (ICT)

  • Consumer electronics and eCommerce

  • Education & training

  • Automotive

  • Logistics

  • Food Industry

  • Life Sciences

  • Renewable energy

Poland Statistics



Poland (population 38.1 million) is the European Union's sixth largest economy and the

largest consumer market by value in CEE. The GDP growth rate reached 5.9% last year. In 2021, Ohio and Pennsylvania exported a total of $329,143,798 worth of products to Poland.


Business Opportunity Sectors:

  • Defense & military

  • Energy & environmental

  • Chemicals

  • Aerospace

  • Agriculture machinery & food processing

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Information technology & IoT

  • Infrastructure & intelligent transport systems

  • Healthcare

Interested in Participating?


For additional information, please contact:

Ohio Companies- Mousa Kassis mhkassis@ysu.edu & Mariah Carna macarna@ysu.edu

Pennsylvania Companies- Dorte Heffernan dorteh@northwestpa.org & Hilary Bienio hilaryb@northwestpa.org


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