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International Trade Calendar

January 2006

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

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 more 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, 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:


January 16

South Korea Agent Virtual Fair

This “virtual” trade fair will use Web conferencing technology to connect South Korean buyers located in the U.S. embassy in Seoul with sellers of educational and training services in the United States. Recruitment for this event is now closed. To receive notification of future virtual trade fairs, contact James Paul of the USFCS, tel.: (617) 424-5955; e-mail:

January 18

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

January 18–21

Afghanistan: A Rug Revival

Atlanta, Georgia

With support from the U.S. Department of Commerce, a special exhibition of 50 Afghan rugs will be shown at AmericasMart Atlanta, the annual showcase for area rug and home furnishings retailers. A delegation of 10 Afghan rug producers will also be attending the show. For more information, contact Diana Fonovitch of the ITA, tel.: (202) 482-1677; e-mail:

January 21–23

Intersec Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This trade show will feature more than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 countries. It is the leading marketplace in the Middle East for commercial security, safety and health, police and homeland security, and fire professionals. For more information, contact Lisa Huot of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2796; e-mail:

January 22–26

World of Concrete

Las Vegas, Nevada

This trade show participates in the USFCS’s International Buyer Program and is one of the premier shows dedicated to the commercial construction industry. In 2006, there were 1,526 exhibitors and more than 80,000 attendees, including some 6,900 international attendees. For more information, contact Graylin Presbury of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5158; e-mail:

January 24–25

International Aid + Trade

Geneva, Switzerland

This show offers U.S. exhibitors the opportunity to show their products and services to key decision-makers within the humanitarian relief, aid, and development communities. Procurement is the special focus of this event. For more information, contact Louis Quay of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2973; e-mail:

January 24–28

Paperworld 2007

Frankfurt, Germany

In 2006, this leading show for office products, stationery, school supplies, and graphic arts materials attracted 2,500 exhibitors and more than 64,000 visitors. It is held simultaneously with Christmasworld and Beautyworld. For more information, contact Paul Warren-Smith of the USFCS, tel.: +49 (69) 7535-3153; e-mail:

January 27–31

International Dental Fair

São Paulo, Brazil

This fair expects to receive more than 70,000 attendees and more than 80 U.S. exhibitors. It showcases dental equipment and materials and focuses on dental health care. For more information, contact Carol Rudman of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0905; 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:

On the Horizon


February 2–5

Salon International de la Lingerie

Paris, France

In 2006, more than 450 exhibitors and 22,000 visitors—mainly trade representatives, with about half of them international—attended this buyers’ marketplace for lingerie and intimate apparel. For more information, contact Caroline de Villoutreys of the USFCS, tel.: +33 (1) 4312-2698; e-mail:

February 6–9

ABACE 2007

Hong Kong, China, and Nagoya, Japan

ABACE 2007, the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, will be held February 6 and 7 at the AsiaWorld Expo adjacent to Hong Kong International Airport. More than 50 exhibitors, and several thousand trade visitors, are expected. A Japan Regional Forum on February 9 in Nagoya, Japan, will be part of the event. For more information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail:

February 7–11

Aero India 2007

Bangalore, India

The last show attracted 380 exhibitors from 36 countries. This year’s show will have much more exhibition space, with a focus on business aviation. U.S. companies can pay to participate in a Commerce Department minibooth or product literature center. The deadline for participation is January 2, 2007. For more information, contact Karen Dubin of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3786; e-mail: