The City of Mentor is a manufacturing and retail leader in the state of Ohio with a strong concentration of research and development, engineering, and metalworking firms serving the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, polymer, and biomedical industry clusters. Nearly 300 manufacturers have chosen Mentor as their home. The mission of the Mentor International Trade Initiative is to assist Mentor-based companies who seek to expand or develop new export markets as well as foster trade relationships with international partners.

We are pleased to offer you this opportunity to learn more about the advantages of doing business in Northeast Ohio and the City of Mentor through the 5th Annual Conference on Innovation and Trade.

Numerous companies doing business in international markets call Mentor home. STERIS Corporation (which was founded in Mentor in 1985), Avery-Dennison, Lincoln Electric, Parker Hannifin, Component Repair Technologies, DeNora Tech, Orbis Corporation, PCC Airfoils, Buyers Products, Volk Optical, Siemens – all have a presence in the City of Mentor.

Internationally recognized research institutions, including the prestigious Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, provide Mentor companies a world-class platform for research, design, and innovation.

In September 2022, Cleveland, the metropolitan center of the Mentor area, will be hosting the British-American Business Network’s (BABN) Transatlantic conference, and Mentor’s Conference on Innovation and Trade will be hosted in conjunction with the Transatlantic conference during the same week. You are invited and encouraged to attend both conferences as there will be several tracks of relevance led by experts in the fields of law, aerospace, technology, and healthcare as well as ample networking opportunities and tours. A separate fee for the BABN’s conference will apply with a discount for participants in the Conference on Innovation and Trade.

“The City of Mentor went out of their way to accommodate my business interests – scheduling B2B meetings, interactions with important players in the healthcare ecosystem, and providing me expert evaluation of my physical therapy product. My travel to Mentor was immensely valuable to me and my company and I would highly recommend others interested in the US market to do the same.”

Dr. Shameem Sampath
Ai Rehab, Ltd.