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International Trade Calendar

November 2006

Here is a selected list of international trade events, 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

November 2–4, 2006

Wine for Asia 2006


Asia is a growing market for New World wines. In 2005, this show had 425 exhibitors from 23 countries, attracting 13,000 visitors, with 3,600 of them trade visitors. For more information, contact Mara Yachnin of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6238; e-mail:

November 7–8

Explore BC 2010 Olympic Opportunities NOW!

Vancouver, Canada

This two-day event will feature briefings on the procurement process for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, which will be held in Vancouver. There will also be briefings by local experts on the Canadian market and customized meetings with local vendors seeking partners. For more information, contact Cheryl Schell of the USFCS, tel.: (604) 642-6679; e-mail:

November 9

Intellectual Property Rights in China

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

November 13–17

Business Development Mission to China

Beijing and Shanghai, China

Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez will lead this senior-level trade mission. For more information, contact the Department of Commerce’s Office of Business Liaison, tel.: (202) 482-1360; email:

November 15–17

Japan Home and Building Show

Tokyo, Japan

This show is Japan’s largest trade show for housing products and materials. Last year’s show attracted 650 exhibitors from Japan and 19 exhibitors from other countries, with about 98,500 visitors. For more information, contact Sam Dhir of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4756; e-mail:

November 15–18

Medica 2006

Düsseldorf, Germany

Medica 2006, the world’s largest medical trade fair, will be held in conjunction with ComPaMED, the international fair for supplies for medical manufacturing. More than 4,500 exhibitors and 140,000 trade visitors are expected. For more information, contact Anette Salama of the USFCS, tel.: +49 (211) 737-767-60; e-mail:

November 15–18

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2006

Atlanta, Georgia

Amusement and attraction industry leaders will gather at this show sponsored by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) to view and explore new amenities for their facilities. The show will fill more than 1 million square feet of the Georgia World Congress Center, with more than 1,100 exhibitors expected to showcase new products such as games and devices, souvenirs, foods and beverages, and rides. For more information, contact Amanda Ayvaz of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0338; e-mail:

November 28–30

Power-GEN 2006

Orlando, Florida

Never has there been a more critical time to learn about the latest developments and trends affecting the power industry. This show will bring together the sharpest minds in the industry for three days of education, training, fast-track networking, and new business negotiation. For more information, contact Kevin Haley of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6434; e-mail:

November 29–December 5

India Business Development Mission

Mumbai, India

Led by Franklin L. Lavin, under secretary of commerce for international trade, this mission will feature a business summit in Mumbai on November 29 and 30, as well as follow-up visits to Bangalore, Chennai (Madras), Hyderabad, Kolkata (Calcutta), Mumbai (Bombay), or New Delhi. For more information, contact Jennifer Young of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0998; e-mail:

On the Horizon

December 6

Embassy Security Seminar

Ottawa, Canada

Targeted at technical representatives, this event offers U.S. companies the opportunity to demonstrate how their products can meet Canadian government security technology needs. U.S. Ambassador David H. Wilkins will host a follow-up reception. For more information, contact Connie Irrera of the USFCS, tel.: (514) 908-3662; e-mail:

December 4–7

U.S.–Libya Oil and Gas and Energy Exhibition

Tripoli, Libya

It is projected that more than $30 billion will be spent on Libyan oil, gas, and energy infrastructure over the coming years. With the reopening of the Libyan market, this trade show will offer opportunities for U.S. companies to showcase their products and services. For more information, contact Kevin Haley of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6434; e-mail:

January 10–13


Frankfurt, Germany

Home textiles are the focus of this show. Last year, there were 2,810 exhibitors from 73 countries, with a total of 89,073 trade visitors. For more information, contact Mary-Lynn Landgraf of the Office of Textiles, tel.: (202) 482-7909; e-mail: