Trade Missions


The Tennessee Regional Export Network (TREN) empowers, educates and elevates Tennessee-based companies to improve their export acumen, expand to new markets, create jobs, and increase revenue.

Delegations of Tennessee-based companies can attend state-sponsored trade missions to help them grow their business. These turn-key, low-cost experiences include B2B meetings and networking events, and occur on an annual basis.

The TREN is a collaboration of TNECD, Tennessee Small Business Development Center-International Trade Center, University of Tennessee–Center for Industrial Service, chambers of commerce, United States Commercial Services, as well as other governmental or non-governmental entities with a focus on the promotion of international trade. The TREN is based at TNECD with export specialists located across the state.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Host two trade missions during 2017
  • Promote one trade mission per month