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International Trade Calendar
Here is a list of selected international trade events of interest, including ITA-sponsored events and upcoming international trade fairs. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) maintains a comprehensive listing of industry shows at www.export.gov. A fee may be charged for participation in some of these events. For more information, see the full event listing on the Web or contact the staff person listed in the event description.
Asian Aerospace 2011
This event ranks among the world’s top three aviation trade shows. In 2009, almost 100 U.S. companies and more than 12,600 trade visitors attended. Participating U.S. companies will have the opportunity to meet with USFCS trade specialists to discuss potential business opportunities in China, Hong Kong, and other markets in the Asia–Pacific region. For more information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail: email@example.com.
Natural Products Expo West
This event is one of the world's largest natural, organic, and health products trade shows. It is expected to attract 3,000 exhibitors and more than 45,000 attendees. Supply Expo, which exhibits ingredients and technologies within the health and nutritional industry, will run concurrently with this event. For more information, contact Erik Hunt of the USFCS, tel.: +82 (8) 397-4537; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 16–April 27
Webinar Series: Export Basics
The Export Basics Webinar series offers four sessions at a great rate of $85 or individual sessions at $35. The topics and their respective dates are as follows: “How to Write an Export Plan” (March 16); “Export Financing—How Do I Get Paid?” (March 30); “International Shipping and Logistics” (April 13); and “Legal Aspects of International Trade” (April 27). For more information, contact Lana Lennberg of the USFCS, tel.: (303) 844-6623, ext: 213; e-mail: email@example.com.
Global Security Asia 2011
This show is a leading platform for the security industry in the Asia–Pacific region. It will showcase the latest technology solutions in homeland security, including security screening, biometrics, information technology security, surveillance, and mass transportation and infrastructure security. For more information, contact Edward Kimmel of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3640; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Export University 301: Growing Your Business Internationally
Center Valley, Pennsylvania
This half-day training program will give businesses the skills, strategies, insights, and contacts that are necessary to expand sales globally. It will take place at DeSales University, which is north of Philadelphia. There is a fee of $45 to participate on location or $35 to participate through a Webinar. For more information, contact Samuel Cerrato of the USFCS, tel.: (215) 597-6120; e-mail: email@example.com.
Complying with U.S. Export Control Laws
This daylong seminar will provide participants with the latest information on export controls and on ways to develop an effective compliance program. Invited speakers include representatives from the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Controls, the Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division, and Customs and Border Protection. There is a fee of $195 to participate. For more information, contact Jay Biggs of the USFCS, tel.: (216) 522-4754; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: How to Identify International Markets for Your Products
One of the most important parts of a successful export plan is choosing the best international market or markets for a product or service. This free, one-hour Webinar will show participants how to use and apply proven tools and strategies for market selection, including how to evaluate cultural, economic, logistical, competition, risk, and other factors. For more information, contact Abdul Shaikh of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-1619; e-mail: email@example.com.
March 28–April 1
Power and Electricity World Africa 2011
Johannesburg, South Africa
This show will allow local and international companies to showcase to the African market technologies and solutions in the following areas: power generation, efficient power equipment, construction, engineering, and others. The event includes 11 shows in one, including: Power Generation, Independent Power, Clean Technology, Green Buildings, and seven others. For more information, contact Bheki Ndimande of the USFCS, tel.: +27 (11) 290-3356; e-mail: bheki.ndimande @trade.gov.
March 29–April 1
Business Development Mission to Morocco
Casablanca and Tangiers, Morocco
This trade mission to a major gateway to North Africa will be led by a senior official from the Department of Commerce. Participants will visit port and free trade zone facilities and will meet with high-level officials responsible for managing logistics systems and purchasing equipment and services in ports, as well as acquiring equipment and services for infrastructure development, safety and security, and energy infrastructure. Registration for this mission is now closed. For more information, contact Anne Novak of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-8178; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Horizon
High Point Market, Spring 2011
High Point, North Carolina
This show represents all aspects of home furnishings, including wood and upholstered furniture, lighting, home décor, and fabrics and textiles. Products on display will cover all price points. This event attracts buyers and exhibitors from all over the world and has grown to cover 1 million square meters of showroom space. More than 80,000 visitors are expected. For more information, contact James Yi of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6482; e-mail: email@example.com.
Jakarta, Indonesia, and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Representatives from 60 U.S. colleges and universities will join Francisco Sánchez, under secretary of commerce for international trade, to explore opportunities for international student recruitment and for partnerships with higher education institutions and recruitment agents in Indonesia and Vietnam. More than 20,000 students from those two countries currently attend U.S. colleges and universities. For more information, contact Greg Thompson of the USFCS, tel.: (214) 712-1932; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trade Winds Forum—The Americas
Mexico City, Mexico
This weeklong event will include a business forum that focuses on North, Central, and South America. It will also feature prearranged consultations with 14 senior commercial officers from throughout the Americas and a trade mission to Mexico that will provide attendees with the opportunity to conduct business-to-business meetings with potential Mexican buyers. Registration for this event is now closed. For more information, contact Joseph Hanley of the USFCS, tel.: (215) 597-6108; e-mail: email@example.com.
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