Brazil & Colombia Trade Mission 2019

Mission Costs

Mission Costs Paid to Conference of Great Lakes Governors & St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers

Mission Participation Fee: $1,500 USD ($500 USD each additional participant)

Includes group ground transport, networking events, briefing and logistical assistance. Travel, individual transportation, interpreters, hotel and meals not included.

Brief Market Research and Appointment Setting Fee*


$2,650 USD


$2,650 USD

Grant funding is available in many States to cover a portion of the mission participation fee and travel costs.  Please contact your State recruiter for more information.

Cancellation Policy: If for any reason a mission participant cancels their participation, the mission participation fee is non-refundable. If the participant decides to travel at a future date, appointment setting services will be provided by the Brazil and Colombia Trade Offices at no extra charge assuming the trip takes place within three months of the original mission date.

Please make checks payable to:

Council of Great Lakes Governors, Inc.

Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers
Attn: Zoë Munro
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60606


Costs Paid Directly by Participants

(All costs below are estimated and will depend on exchange rate at the time of the mission)

International Airline Ticket


$2,200 USD Approx.



Each participant will make their own flight arrangements to travel both to/from and South America. Due to logistical complications, the Conference cannot obtain a discounted rate. Recommendations for the “Group” internal flight will be provided.


Federal per diem rates for hotels: São Paulo $282 and Bogotá $277. Cost likely to be lower.

São Paulo(per night includes breakfast $210)

Bogotá (per night includes breakfast $220 )




The Conference will reserve a block of discounted rooms at hotels in São Paulo, Santiago and Bogotá. More information coming soon.


Brazil - driver and interpreter combined

$500 per day + $30 wire fee if wired to U.S. account


Colombia-approx. costs

Interpreter full day 

Interpreter half day (if available)

Taxi/Driver (to-from meetings) 


$430 per day

$300 per day




US Citizens:

Brazil: $40 
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