- Table of Contents
- Full Issue in PDF
- Brazil and the United States: Working to Advance Their Common Prosperity
- In Colombia, Trade Opportunities and Stiff Competition
- Mastering the Art of Helping U.S. Companies Export
- Short Takes
- Trade Calendar
- Featured Trade Event: World Trade Week 2011
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.
Seminar: Practical Aspects of Exporting
This half-day seminar is the second in a three-part series on export essentials. Topics include logistics, export licenses and documentation, and online tools. There is a fee of $25 to participate. For more information, contact Diane Jones of the USFCS, tel.: (703) 235-0326; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Made in America 2011
This event promotes U.S. products and services in Lebanon. The previous fair in October 2008 featured goods and services from 271 U.S. companies in a wide variety of sectors, including information and communication technology, environmental technology, health care, automotive, construction, household appliances, and more. USFCS is selling booth space and will be offering counseling and matchmaking services. For more information, contact Maya Barhouche of the USFCS, tel.: +961 (4) 544-860; e-mail: email@example.com.
AWS Weldmex–Fabtech–Metalform, Mexico 2011
These three colocated shows focus on the metal fabrication, tool and die, metal stamping, sheet metal, and related industries. Organizers expect more than 300 exhibitors and more than 8,000 trade visitors. For more information, contact Sam Dhir of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4756; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: Using E-Commerce and Social Media
This Webinar, part of the Basic Guide to Exporting series, will focus on ways to maximize the Internet exposure of a company’s products and services. Discussions will include identifying customers and their new buying habits, using Web sites as an effective marketing channel, making a Web site visible to customers, optimizing search engines, and other related topics. For more information, contact Alexander Verdugo of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4003; e-mail: email@example.com.
Webinar: U.S. Census: Using Export Data
This Webinar, part of the Basic Guide to Exporting series, will have a panel of experts from the Census Bureau’s Data Dissemination Branch. It will demonstrate how foreign trade data can help exporters find emerging markets, determine market share, analyze competition, and find average selling prices for thousands of commodities. For more information, contact Doug Barry of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4422; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Pow Wow 2011
San Francisco, California
This show will offer thousands of prescheduled business appointments made by more than 1,000 travel organizations from every region of the United States. About 1,500 international and domestic buyers from more than 70 countries are expected to attend. In the past, this show has generated more than $3.5 billion in bookings. For more information, contact Doug Barry of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4422; e-mail: email@example.com.
In 2010, this show had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and more than 20,000 attendees, including more than 2,500 international attendees from 60 countries. The largest number of international attendees came from Canada, Germany, China, Denmark, South Korea, and Spain. The event will feature educational sessions, industry workshops, meetings, and site visits to wind farms, and other wind-related industry tours. For more information, contact Mark Wells of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0904; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is one of the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens. It showcases the latest developments in materials, production, finishing, and recycling. For more information, contact Helen Simpson-Davis of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-1882; e-mail: email@example.com.
May 31–June 3
Held every two years, this show is one of the main waste industry events in Russia. It will showcase a wide range of environmental technologies, machinery, and equipment. Since 2009, it has also included renewable energy and solutions to deal with the impact of climate change. For more information, contact Yuliya Vinogradova of the USFCS, tel.: +7 (495) 728-5586; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Horizon
Brazil Offshore 2011
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This global forum will showcase the latest developments in offshore oil and gas exploration, refining, and energy logistics. It is one of the leading energy exhibitions in South America and is expected to attract more than 600 exhibitors and 50,000 trade visitors from 40 countries. For more information, contact Kevin Haley of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6434; e-mail: email@example.com.
AES Compliance Half-Day Workshop
Officials from the Census Bureau will lead this half-day workshop on how to electronically file a shipper’s export declaration (SED) using AESDirect, a Web-based application. SEDs must be filed whenever the value of an individual export shipment exceeds $2,500. Workshop participants will receive individual attention in a computer lab setting and will be shown how to use AESPcLink, a software component of AESDirect that allows exporters to manage filings from their desktops. The participation fee is $60. For more information, contact Leandro Solorzano of the USFCS, tel.: (215) 597-6127; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminar: How to Finance Your Exports and Get Paid
This half-day seminar is the third in a three-part series on export essentials. Topics will include the basics of export financing, international banking, and details about programs offered by the Small Business Administration and the Export–Import Bank of the United States. There is a $25 fee to participate. For more information, contact Diane Jones of the USFCS; tel.: (703) 235-0326; e-mail: email@example.com.
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