International Trade Calendar
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 www.export.gov.
USA Week in Dakar
This show will promote U.S. products and services in nine different sectors, including construction equipment, computer and peripherals, franchising, telecommunications, waste water management, and power generation. Because Senegal and its neighboring states represent 40 million consumers, this event will be an opportunity for companies to leverage their marketing and promotion investment. For more information contact Youhanidou Wane Ba of the USFCS, tel.: +221 823-4296, ext. 3201; e-mail: email@example.com.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sino-Dental is an annual event that hosts more than 500 exhibitors from more than 20 countries, including Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States. Thirty seminars covering 60 topics on practical advanced dental technology are planned. Nearly 60,000 visitors from 50 countries visit the show each year. This year will include a U.S. pavilion, which will offer U.S. exhibitors streamlined booth arrangements, a liaison with Chinese organizers, and more. For more information contact Richard Craig of the USFCS, tel.: +86 (10) 8529-6655, ext. 806; e-mail: email@example.com.
Americas Competitiveness Forum
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez will host the inaugural Americas Competitiveness Forum on June 11–12, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia. It will provide a venue for government ministers from throughout the Western Hemisphere to come together with leaders from the private sector, academia, and non-governmental organizations. For more information, contact Alysia Wilson of the Department of Commerce, tel.: (202) 482-5327; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finance and Expand Your Export Business
White Plains, New York
This one-day seminar will be packed with ready-to-use information that will help companies finance and grow their export business. The Department of Commerce and M&T Bank have teamed up to help exporters find foreign customers, be more competitive in sales terms, and obtain the working capital financing needed to fulfill and expand their businesses. For more information, contact Susan Widmer of the USFCS, tel.: (914) 682-6712; e-mail: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
World of Concrete
Mexico City, Mexico
This show is one of the most important business events in the industry, displaying the latest in machinery, tools, products, materials, and equipment for concrete construction. Attendees will include architects, engineers, commercial and residential contractors, housing developers, precast and prestressed concrete and concrete block manufacturers, state corporations, and government agencies. For more information, contact Sam Dhir of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4756; e-mail: email@example.com.
CommunicAsia 2007 and BroadcastAsia 2007
These jointly held shows are the most well-established and comprehensive telecommunications and information technology events in Asia. Services provided for U.S. exhibitors will include Showtime, matchmaking, a briefing, market reports, and more. USFCS Singapore will also staff a business information booth at the fair. For more information, contact William Corfitzen at the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0584; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
China International Sporting Goods Show
Demand for high-quality sporting good products is growing rapidly in China. This show includes a U.S. pavilion, which will offer U.S. exhibitors streamlined booth arrangements, market entry counseling, and logistics liaison with Chinese organizers. For more information, contact Yan Shen of the USFCS, tel.: +86 (10) 8529-6655, ext. 826; e-mail: email@example.com.
On the Horizon
PAACE Automechanika Mexico 2007
Mexico City, Mexico
The Panamerican Automotive Accessories/Components Expo (PAACE) is the leading automotive parts industry trade event in Mexico. In 2006, there were 546 exhibitors at the show, with 17,557 visitors from 34 countries. A seminar program will feature national and international market information, importing and exporting guidelines, and marketing and product information. For more information, contact Monica Martinez of the USFCS, tel.: +52 (55) 5140-2628; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo
San Diego, California
The annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has become the premier marketplace and largest exposition of its kind in the world. This year, more than 600 companies displaying products and services for clinical laboratories are expected. More than 200 conferences and sessions will be running parallel with the exhibits. For more information, contact William Kutson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2839; e-mail: email@example.com.
Census Bureau Schedule B Classification Conference
Charlotte, North Carolina
This conference is a full-day event covering Schedule B classification regulations, commodity analysis to determine appropriate Schedule B classification, and the role of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the export and import process. For more information, contact Juanita Harthun of the USFCS, tel.: (704) 333-2198; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.