Leading Provider of
International Trade Event
Management & Marketing
About Us


TradeMeetings.com, part of MFM Lamey Group, LLC, designs and produces events that help build relationshps and build business. We organize tightly focused meetings, trade missions, workshops, conferences, and exhibitions that provide timely information from informed experts.  Our events also provide invaluable networking opportunities, including structured one-on-one meeting sessions, meet and greet receptions, networking breakfasts, and other informal meeting within the meeting opportunities. Many of our events also include virtual components, allowing realtime distance participation from remote locations. On the web site you will find valuable information on international trade events and related information, including post-event content available only to registered participants of past events.


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TradeMeetings.com & MFM Trade Promotion Consulting

TradeMeetings.com & MFM Trade Promotion Consulting help clients develop and implement strategies and events that create significant encounters with their clients and potential clients. We have a successful fifteen-year track record of developing, producing, and marketing events worldwide that have represented billions of dollars in global project and investment opportunities and drawn thousands of participants. Trade Promotion events managed by TradeMeetings.com have generated over US$50 million in exports for U.S. companies*.  We believe that our expertise and broadly based international relationships — across numerous countries, sectors, and levels of seniority — can significantly help our clients to advance their business interests. Our services include:

  • Event Programming and Production, including Conferences, Workshops, Exhibitions, and Trade Missions
  • Market Research, Development of Targets, and Outreach Planning
  • Consulting on Emerging Markets Event Design  
  • Strategies to Maximize Value of Trade Event Participation
  • Event Marketing and Communications

Client Conferences
Since 1994, corporations, associations, and government agencies have sought the assistance of TradeMeetings.com (formerly MFM Trade Meetings) to produce meetings on their behalf. Clients turn to us for our broad-based experience in handling programming, marketing and logistical tasks, and to avoid having to tie up in-house staff with time-consuming event planning projects. Our clients have included:

  • United States Trade and Development Agency
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Southeast Consortium for International Development
  • Publicis Live
  • and others.

TradeMeetings.com Business Conferences
Responding to demand for timely business information and networking opportunities in various sectors, TradeMeetings.com launched its own brand of business conferences in 2001. These events, which have presented experts from business, government, and academia as speakers and facilitators, reflect leading-edge thinking and frontline experience on some of the hottest topics in international business today. Examples include:

  • The Emerging Crisis in E-Security: Trends, Regulation, Law and Risk
  • Innovations in Hispanic Marketing
  • Rebuilding Afghanistan and Iraq: Pursuing Opportunities & Managing Risk
  • Entertainment and Media Forum: The Implications of Industry Convergence
  • Kids and Youth Marketing

Key Personnel

W. Daniel A. Lamey, CAE
Dan Lamey, is President of MFM Lamey Group, LLC. He has over 30 years experience in the international trade and development and meetings industries, and was a senior association executive in both Canada and the United States. He was Secretary General of Junior Chamber International and Executive Director of the Kinsmen Clubs of Canada. For the past 14 years, Dan has lead MFM's production, marketing, and project identification for U.S. Government international trade promotion events and conferences around the world, representing billions of dollars in international trade and investment opportunities in emerging market countries. He has also managed MFM's portfolio of association meeting management clients. Dan was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Business Administration from St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a past President of the Florida Society of Association Executives.

Christopher S. Schaffer
Christopher Schaffer is Vice President of MFM Lamey Group, LLC. He manages MFM Lamey Group’s strategic business development and client relationships for U.S. Government and other clients. He has managed marketing and logistics at several conferences and trade missions for MFM clients, including in the U.S., Mexico, Jordan, India, Oman, Turkey, China, South Africa, Peru, Thailand, El Salvador, and Morocco. He also directs market research, program development, and communications related to client projects. He gained international development and conference support experience as a contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development in a program analyst role. He is a Bachelor of Arts graduate of Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR and received his MBA from the University of Miami in 2005.

Merle Klein
Merle Klein is Director of Meeting Operations for MFM Lamey Group, and is responsible for planning, managing, and implementing a wide variety of events and meetings. She has more than 14 years experience in the event industry, developing, planning and managing all phases of conferences and trade shows. These include dental association conferences, large corporate expositions and the Miami International Boat Show. Currently she is MFM’s meetings manager for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and has handled registration and conference support for both associations and non-association clients including the International Advertising Association, Flexographic Technology Association, and various U.S. Government agencies, both domestic and international. Ms. Klein also has extensive experience in the areas of sales, marketing, and corporate sponsor recruitment.

Pamela Peseux
Pamela Peseux is Director of Sales and Marketing for MFM Lamey Group. She has more than twenty years of experience in marketing, business development, and international project/conference management. She was a marketing manager for Cellular One/SBC Communications, a program manager for Teleconsult International and directed the advertising and marketing programs for telecom accounts as an account executive for FGI, an advertising and market research agency specializing in the telecommunications industry. She developed the program and recruited speakers for USAID-funded telecom policy conferences in Eastern Europe. She was Maryland's representative for USAID's Global Technology Network working with local firms to increase exports. As an Associate Director of Executive Programs at the University of Maryland University College’s (UMUC) Graduate School of Management and Technology, Ms. Peseux directed student recruitment for the Global MBA and International Management Programs, advised on program development and created networking and professional development events for international management alumni. Since 1999, Ms. Peseux has played a key role in MFM Trade Meeting's industry marketing efforts, recruiting attendees and corporate sponsorship for both conferences and trade missions. Ms. Peseux holds a Master’s degree in International Management (MIM) from UMUC.

Rebeca Gil
Rebeca Gil is a Program and Logistics Manager with MFM Lamey Group. Ms. Gil has managed technical exchanges, orientation visits and conferences since 2001. Her responsibilities include the logistical and marketing management in support of projects for various government agencies and private organizations. While organizing and facilitating conferences, Ms. Gil has also identified potential business opportunities, coordinated a team effort to execute them and participated in consulting projects in Latin America. She has acted as interpreter and translator for these Latin American based projects and is fluent in verbal and written Spanish. Ms. Gil holds a B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Minor in Spanish from Radford University, 1997; she studied Spanish Business at the Enforex School in Barcelona, Spain 2000.

* As reported by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency