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- Winning the Future Through Exports
- Helping U.S. Manufacturers Expand Exports
- Freight Forwarders Support Push to Grow Exports
- ITA Win in Kenya
- Short Takes
- Trade Calendar
- Featured Trade Event: Clean Technologies Trade Mission to India
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.
This morning workshop, which is hosted by the Sacramento Export Assistance Center and the Business Information Center of Sacramento, will highlight how to create an international market strategy, how to get paid and to reduce risk, and what resources are available to help with exporting and importing. For more information, contact Anthony Hill of the USFCS, tel.: (916) 566-7011; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: A Basic Guide to Exporting: Resources You Should Know
Small and medium-sized enterprises now have the opportunity to capitalize on new export assistance. This free, one-hour Webinar will look at free sources of information, such as sales leads from the best Web sites, state and federal assistance for exporters, and assistance for trade associations and nonprofits. For more information, contact Doug Barry of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4422; e-mail: email@example.com.
AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2011
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing the unmanned systems industry. AUVSI’s annual convention brings together an extensive display of robotic and unmanned systems technologies, including air, ground, maritime, and space systems and components. The event is expected to attract more than 6,500 attendees, with 450 exhibitors coming from more than 50 countries. For more information, contact Mark Batipps of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-1765; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. In 2009, the Moscow Air Show 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 or three U.S. companies during the show. For more information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail: email@example.com.
Sourcing at MAGIC
Las Vegas, Nevada
This event occurs twice a year and showcases apparel and footwear manufacturers, fabric and textile mills, textile and print design studios, and supply chain service providers. A U.S. pavilion will give participating U.S. manufacturers and suppliers the opportunity to connect with thousands of sourcing executives, designers, wholesalers, private label buyers, and top retailers. For more information, contact Kim Bang Nguyen of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4805; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Registration for this event is now closed. For more information, contact Delilah DeSouza of the USFCS, tel.: (504) 915-3301; e-mail: email@example.com.
Natural Products Expo Asia 2011
This show is an ideal platform for meeting 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 28–September 2
Export Green Trade Mission
São Paulo, Brazil
This trade mission, organized by the Brazil-U.S. Business Council in cooperation with the National Chamber Foundation, Traderoots, and certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce, is designed for U.S. companies in the green building and energy sectors that are looking for opportunities in Brazil. A companion conference will offer networking opportunities with other companies in the industry and matchmaking services with prescreened contacts. Registration for this event is now closed. For more information, contact Cora Dickson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6083; e-mail: email@example.com.
On the Horizon
Defence & Security Equipment International 2011
London, United Kingdom
Certified by the Department of Commerce, this trade fair is one of the world’s largest fully integrated defense and security exhibitions covering land, naval, and air systems. It will provide participating companies with face-to-face opportunities to share ideas, to conduct business, and to network for future growth. The USFCS office in London will organize roundtables with prime contractors in the United Kingdom, an ambassador’s reception, preshow outreach, and export counseling on the show floor. For more information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Industry Program at the IAEA General Conference
The Department of Commerce is organizing a series of promotional activities for U.S. companies and organizations in the nuclear energy industry during the 54th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Activities include a preconference welcome briefing, a U.S. technology and services exhibit booth, and assistance in gaining access to IAEA staff members and country energy decisionmakers. Registration for this event is now closed. For more information, contact Marta Haustein of the USFCS, tel. +43 (1) 31339-2205; e-mail: email@example.com or Jason Sproule of the USFCS, tel. (949) 660-7105; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisderevmash 2011: Woodworking and Furniture Show
This show, which occurs every two years, focuses on equipment for the timber, woodworking, and furniture industries. The USFCS office in Kiev will organize a product literature center (PLC), which will allow participating companies to display their product catalogs and price lists and have them distributed to interested Ukrainian companies. There is a fee of $350 per company to participate in the PLC. For more information, contact Myroslava Myrtsalo of the USFCS, tel.: +380 (44) 490-4064; e-mail: email@example.com.
EP China 2011
China is investing heavily in the power generation sector, and a U.S. pavilion at this major trade show will provide participating U.S. companies with the opportunity to promote their products and services to thousands of potential buyers. This event includes producers of power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment and services. In 2009, the show attracted more than 400 exhibitors from 20 countries and 26,900 visitors. For more information, contact Juliet Lu of the USFCS, tel.: + 86 (21) 6279-8780; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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