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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


June 2008



June 5

South Africa Mining

South Africa is a growing market for mining related equipment and services. This Webinar will feature a specialist from the USFCS in South Africa who will provide participants with an overview of South Africa’s commercial market and its mining industry. For more information, contact Shannon Fraser of the ITA, tel. (202) 482-3609; e-mail:


June 10–13

Hospitalar 2008

São Paulo, Brazil

Hospitalar is the largest health care trade show in Latin America. The USFCS office in São Paulo will offer Gold Key service to U.S. companies interested in meeting potential business partners at the show as well as a catalog display. For more information, contact Jefferson Oliveira of the USFCS, tel.: +55 (11) 5186-7136, e-mail:


June 16–20

Trade Mission to Vietnam

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This mission will help U.S. companies launch or increase their export business in the Vietnamese market. Participants will have many opportunities to gain valuable firsthand market information and to make business and government contacts. For more information, contact Karen Dubin of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3786; e-mail:


June 17–20



This show, which is held in conjunction with BroadcastAsia 2008 and EnterpriseIT 2008, is an excellent platform for U.S. information and communications technology firms interested in the Asian market. U.S. exhibitors will be provided value-added services, and USFCS Singapore will staff a business information booth at the show. For more information, contact Sweehoon Chia of the USFCS, tel.: +65 6476 9037; e-mail:


June 18–20

InfoComm 2008

Las Vegas, Nevada

This show is the leading business-to-business marketplace for display, projection, audio, conferencing, lighting and staging, digital signage, Internet streaming, and networked presentation and communications systems. Professionals from more than 80 countries are expected. For more information, contact Graylin Presbury of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5158; e-mail:


June 19

India’s High-Tech Sectors Webinar

Washington, D.C.

Learn about lucrative opportunities in India’s dynamic high-technology sectors. This Webinar will focus on India’s expanding high-tech market and upcoming trade promotion initiatives. For more information, contact Linda Abbruzzese of the USFCS; tel.: (202) 482-1086, e-mail:


June 22–25

Business Development Mission to Iraq

Erbil, Iraq

This mission is open to U.S. companies from all non-petroleum sectors—especially companies with interests in the housing, financial services, agribusiness and food processing, health, and franchising sectors. Registration has now closed for this event, but for information about doing business in Iraq, contact Adam Choppin or Melisa Kersey of the Department of Commerce, tel.: (202) 482-5228; e-mail:,

June 24

Benefiting from Free Trade Agreements

Miami, Florida

This seminar will guide participants through the eligibility criteria and documentary obligations for all existing U.S. free trade agreements and will help companies take advantage of the concrete benefits those agreements provide. Frank Reynolds of International Projects Inc. will be the feature presenter. For more information, contact Martina Echevarria of the USFCS, tel.: (954) 356-6640; e-mail:


June 28–July 1

Institute of Food Technologies Food Exposition 2008

New Orleans, Louisiana

Professionals from around the world—including food technologists, scientists, buyers, and sellers—will make their way to this show to learn about new products, technologies, applications, and services in the food industry. For more information, contact Amanda Avayaz of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0338; e-mail:

On the Horizon


July 14–20

Farnborough International Airshow

Farnborough, United Kingdom

This show occurs every two years and is an important venue for U.S. exporters in both civilian and military aviation. In 2006, it welcomed 1,480 exhibiting companies from 35 countries, high-level defense delegations from 43 countries, and civil aerospace delegations from 15 countries. Some 270,000 people attended the show—of which 140,000 were trade visitors. For more information, contact Joseph English of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3334; e-mail:


July 22

Discover U.S. Education

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This event provides information to prospective students about U.S. universities and colleges. Last year, it attracted 4,000 attendees (of which 3,000 were prospective students) and 43 exhibiting U.S. institutions of higher education. For more information, contact LayHwa Teh of the USFCS, tel.: +60 (3) 2168-5048; e-mail:


July 27–31

Clinical Lab Exposition

Washington, D.C.

This show is expected to attract more than 600 companies, displaying products and services for clinical laboratories, which is a market that is dominated by U.S. companies. More than 200 conference sessions will run parallel with the exhibits. In the past, about a quarter of all attendees were international visitors, representing more than 90 countries. For more information, contact Eugene Quinn of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0578; e-mail: