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- Trade Calendar
- Featured Trade Event: Executive-Led Water and Wastewater Industry Trade Mission to Australia
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.
G&H 100 Mexico
This event gives hotel industry suppliers an opportunity to meet and interact with international buyers. Activities include supplier presentations, meetings, conferences, booth events, and recreational activities. For more information, contact Jeff Hamilton of the USFCS, tel.: +52 (55) 5140-2612; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: How to Ship Your Products
This one-hour Webinar, which is part of the ongoing Basic Guide to Exporting series, covers the practical aspects of how to ship products overseas, such as recognizing the key role of a freight forwarder and understanding the time, cost, and delivery considerations that are part of export pricing. There is no charge to participate. For more information, contact Kellie Holloway Jarman of the USFCS, tel.: (503) 326-3002; e-mail: email@example.com.
Export Controls: Application and Awareness
This two-day conference is designed to help exporters better understand and avoid violations of laws and regulations related to export controls. Presenters will include representatives from the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. The participation fee is $195. For more information, contact Diane Mooney of the USFCS, tel.: (206) 553-5615; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAACE Automechanika Mexico 2011
Mexico City, Mexico
The Pan American Automotive Components Expo (PAACE) is the leading automotive parts industry trade event in Mexico. In 2010, 647 exhibitors from 19 countries participated, with 12,154 trade visitors. USFCS staff members will be available to assist U.S. firms with their export needs and to facilitate contacts between U.S. exhibitors and business visitors. For more information, contact Michael Thompson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0671; e-mail: email@example.com.
Webinar: Opportunities in Turkey
This one-hour Webinar will feature discussions related to the Turkish commercial climate, best market prospects, and challenges for U.S. firms. Featured experts will include Michael Lally, USFCS senior commercial officer in Ankara. Other USFCS staff members will field questions and address concerns. For more information, contact Paul Matino of the USFCS, tel.: (410) 962-4539; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This trade fair is a leading showcase for producers of camping accessories, garments, mountaineering equipment, tents, pleasure boats, outdoor sporting goods, and related products and accessories. A USFCS trade specialist will attend the show to counsel and assist U.S. exhibitors. For more information, contact Dagmar Winkler-Helmdach of the USFCS, tel.: +49 (89) 288-8769; e-mail: email@example.com.
Export Financing Seminar
Syracuse, New York
This morning seminar will feature speakers from the Export–Import Bank of the United States and the U.S. Small Business Administration. They will describe various export programs that are designed to help U.S. companies increase their international business competitiveness. There is a $30 fee to participate. For more information, contact John Tracy of the USFCS, tel.: (315) 453-4070; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2011
The annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry is one of the world's largest gatherings devoted to clinical chemistry and clinical laboratory science and will run concurrently with a trade expo. In the past, the show and conference have attracted more than 650 exhibiting companies and more than 19,000 participants. For more information, contact Shelby Peterson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5531; e-mail: email@example.com.
Webinar: Complying with RoHS II Requirements
Santa Fe, New Mexico
This Webinar will provide the most current information about the European Union’s recently revised Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive (RoHS II) and will guide participants through the steps they need to take to be in compliance. The participation fee is $65. For more information, contact Sandra Necessary, tel.: (505) 231-0075; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Horizon
Moscow Air Show
Economic growth in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe is driving demand for aircraft and parts, as well as airport and aviation infrastructure, in the region. This show occurs every two years and has an established record for providing business opportunities in the aerospace sector. In 2009, it attracted 65,000 trade visitors from 80 countries and recorded approximately $10 billion in sales agreements. USFCS Moscow will be arranging Gold Key service for two to three U.S. companies during the show. For more information, contact Deborah Semb, tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail: email@example.com.
Certified Business Development Mission to Peru and Chile
Lima, Peru, and Santiago, Chile
This trade mission, organized by Le Centre International of Lafayette, Louisiana, and the Louisiana District Export Council, and certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce, will help companies launch or increase their export business to the Andean region. The mission will include market briefings, networking events, and business meetings with prescreened foreign companies that can serve as agents, distributors, or joint venture partners. The participation fee is $3,500 (for small companies) and $4,200 (for large companies). The application deadline is June 24. For more information, contact Delilah DeSouza of the USFCS, tel.: (504) 915-3301; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Products Expo Asia 2011
This show is an ideal platform for meeting with potential buyers, distributors, agents, importers, and retailers of natural goods, such as organic food, Western and Asian herbs, bee products, vitamins and supplements, natural fibers, natural remedies, and nutraceuticals. In 2010, the show attracted 275 exhibitors and nearly 10,000 trade visitors. For more information, contact Sam Dhir of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4756; e-mail: email@example.com.
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