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International Trade Calendar

December 2006

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

December 4–5
Business Development Mission to India

After late November’s India Business Summit (see October 2006 International Trade Update), business participants will join Franklin L. Lavin, under secretary of commerce for international trade, in spin-off business matchmaking missions in Bangalore, Chennai (Madras), Hyderabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi.

December 4–8
ITU Telecom World 2006
Hong Kong, China

With about 14,500 visitors expected daily and 1,000 exhibitors from across the spectrum of the industry, this show will be a major venue for information and communications technology providers. For more information, contact Jennifer Harrington of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0595; e-mail:

December 4–7
U.S.–Libya Oil and Gas and Energy Exhibition
Tripoli, Libya

Libya is projected to spend more than $30 billion on its oil, gas, and energy infrastructure during 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:

December 5–6
Airport, Port, and Transport Security Show 2006
London, United Kingdom

This show will give vendors the opportunity to display their products and services to senior security and law enforcement professionals in the United Kingdom and European Union. Some 300 delegates and 3,000 visitors are expected. For more information, contact Lisa Cogan of the USFCS, tel.: +44 (0) 20-7894-0472; e-mail:

December 5–7
ChileCasinos 2006
Santiago, Chile

This three-day show will include innovations in gaming machines and services, as well as casino operations. The 2005 show featured more than 150 exhibitors and 3,000 visitors in 5,000 square meters of exhibition space. For more information, contact Claudia Melkonian, tel.: +56 (2) 330-3312; e-mail:

December 5–7
Mobile Office 2006
Paris, France

This three-day show is devoted to the European market for mobile office technology, such as wireless communications, mobile marketing, geolocation, and more. Around 200 exhibitors are expected. For more information, contact Charles Defranchi of the USFCS, tel.: +33 (01) 43-12-28-63; e-mail:

December 5–8
OSEA 2006
Suntec City, Singapore

This event brings together professionals in the oil and gas industry throughout Asia Pacific and beyond. The USFCS and the show’s organizer have included an official U.S. pavilion. For more information or to register, contact Mark Wells of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0904; e-mail:

December 6
Embassy Security Seminar
Ottawa, Canada

Targeted at technical representatives, this event offers U.S. companies the opportunity to demonstrate how their technologies 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 14
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 begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. For more information or to register, send an e-mail to

On the Horizon

January 8–11
International Consumer Electronics Show
Las Vegas, Nevada

Some 2,700 exhibitors from 130 countries, as well as 140,000 attendees, are expected to be at this 40th edition of the largest trade show devoted to consumer technology. For information, contact Jennifer Harrington of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0595; 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 and 89,073 trade visitors. For more information, contact Mary-Lynn Landgraf of the Office of Textiles, tel.: (202) 482-7909; e-mail:

January 29–February 1
Arab Health 2007
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This year’s event is expected to draw more than 2,000 companies in pharmaceuticals, medical services, laboratory equipment, rehabilitation equipment, and related fields. For more information, contact Lisa Huot, tel.: (202) 482-2796; e-mail: