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International Trade Calendar

April 2007

Here is a selected list of international trade events of interest, including ITA-sponsored events, as well as a selection of upcoming international trade fairs. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) maintains a comprehensive listing of industry shows at


April 3–5

CIPPE 2007

Beijing, China

The China International Petroleum and Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition (CIPPE) is China’s premier exhibition for the petroleum and petrochemical industry. In 2006, the show had 20 U.S. petroleum and petrochemical companies in a U.S. pavilion. CIPPE 2007 is expected to have an even larger U.S. presence. For more information, contact Wang Ling of the USFCS; tel.: +86 (10) 8529-6655, ext. 851; e-mail:


April 12

Intellectual Property Rights in China

This program is part of a continuing series of Webinars on the protection of intellectual property rights in China. It is sponsored by ITA’s China office and will run from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. For more information, or to register, send an e-mail to


April 18–20

FIBCA 2007

Lima, Peru

This show will benefit U.S. manufacturers because Peru has just eliminated tariffs on capital goods. Attendees will include businesspeople with decision-making power, professionals, and technicians from a wide range of industrial and commercial areas. For more information, contact William Corfitzen of the USFCS; tel.: (202) 482-0584; e-mail:


April 18–25

Clean Energy Technologies Mission

New Delhi and Chennai, India; Beijing and Nanjing, China

This Commerce Department mission, led by Assistant Secretary David Bohigian, will give participating U.S. companies an opportunity to make or increase sales in those two important markets. For more information, contact Frank Caliva of the International Trade Administration, tel.: (202) 482-8245; e-mail:


April 19

World Bank Business Seminar: Supplying Goods

Arlington, Virginia

This seminar is the third in a series on doing business with the World Bank. It will cover opportunities for supplying goods within World Bank projects, including identifying projects and understanding procurement policies. Senior procurement specialists will discuss how to develop an effective bid and other strategies for success. For more information, contact Rebecca Balogh of the USFCS; tel.: (703) 235-0324; e-mail:


April 19

Legal Aspects of Exporting: Contracts and Trade Secrets

Irmo, South Carolina

This half-day seminar, organized by the South Carolina District Export Council, will cover topics such as creating effective agreements with overseas representatives, protecting trade secrets, and creating enforceable non-compete clauses. For more information, or to register, contact Ann Watts of the USFCS, tel.: (803) 732-5211; e-mail:


April 22–28

AUTO Shanghai 2007

Shanghai, China

This show will feature a U.S. pavilion, which will offer U.S. exhibitors streamlined booth arrangements, market-entry counseling, and logistics liaison with Chinese organizers. Assistance with setting up one-to-one meetings with prospective Chinese buyers will also be available for a separate fee. For more information, contact Kevin Chambers of the USFCS, tel.: +86 (21) 6279-8221; e-mail:


April 23–27

Healthcare Technologies Trade Mission

Santiago, Chile, and São Paulo, Brazil

This trade mission will include an optional spin-off to Belo Horizonte. It includes prescreened appointments with potential business partners, an interpreter, market briefings, premission counseling, and follow-up assistance. For more information, contact Pompeya Lambrecht of the USFCS; tel.: (602) 277-5223; e-mail:


April 30–May 3

Offshore Technology Conference

Houston, Texas

With more than 2,000 exhibitors, this is the world’s largest and most influential event in the offshore and onshore oil and gas upstream industry. A trade delegation organized by the Commercial Service’s Abu Dhabi office will be a vehicle for businesses from the United Arab Emirates to meet with U.S. companies. For more information, contact Chandran Vengayil of the USFCS, tel.: +971 (2) 414-2630; e-mail:


On the Horizon


May 7–10

Rebuild Iraq 2007

Amman, Jordan

In 2006, this event attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors from 48 countries and more than 13,000 trade visitors, including 4,000 Iraqis. About 71 percent of the exhibitors made sales during the show. The leading industry sectors that will be at the show include building and construction, electricity, water resources, oil and gas, health care, and information and communications technology. For more information, contact Frank Carrico of the USFCS, tel.: (240) 553-0584; e-mail:, or Giles Hazel of Kallman International, tel.: (201) 251-2600, ext. 119; e-mail:


May 15–16

Trade Winds Forum

Arlington, Virginia

This Commerce Department event will feature 35 senior commercial officers from U.S. embassies across Africa, Europe, and India as well as private-sector experts to deliver the most up-to-date information on developing opportunities for U.S. businesses. Participants will be able to customize their conference experience by selecting from more than 25 panel sessions. Private consultations will be available upon request. For more information, contact Bill Burwell of the USFCS, tel.: (410) 962-4539; e-mail:


June 4–12

Building for the Future: 2007 U.S. Green Building Products Trade Mission to Asia

Hong Kong; Manila, Philippines; Singapore

Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Singapore all offer good opportunities for U.S. building products suppliers, whose products are well respected, particularly for environmentally friendly building projects. Trade mission participants will be introduced to potential agents and distributors, architects, and end-users, and they will have an opportunity to learn more about building trends in those three markets. For more information contact Amy Magat of the USFCS, tel.: (213) 894-3966; e-mail: