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In planning the trip earlier this year, officials said weather conditions may be less than ideal, with lows in the 40s and rainy.

The governor said Israel and Greece are key trade partners for Missouri, with nearly $54 million and more than $12 million in exports in 2020, respectively.

Parson will be a keynote speaker at the Greek Economic Summit and take part in a business roundtable discussion hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce to engage with Greek CEOs in the northern region of Thessaloniki.

Among the goods exported to Israel, cars and trucks were among those in highest demand. Chemicals and machinery ranked highly among exports to Greece.

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  • Also on board for the trip are Donn Rubin, president and CEO of BioSTL, Guy Blase, president and CEO of EWR Radar Systems of Kirkwood and John Clark, president of Masterlock Inc. of St. Charles.

  • Parson said the goal of the trip is to strengthen relationships, thank current partners and promote Missouri as a good business location.