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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.
Arizona Export Compliance Summit
This two-day conference will provide a comprehensive review and update of the compliance challenges currently facing technology exporters, manufacturers, brokers, and freight forwarders, particularly in the aerospace, electronics, and security industries. There is a fee of $495 for both days; one-day options are also available. For more information, contact Eric Nielsen of the USFCS, tel.: (520) 670-5808; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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: email@example.com.
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). Registration for this event is now closed. For more information, contact Marta Haustein of the USFCS, tel.: +43 (1) 31339-2205; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jason Sproule of the USFCS, tel.: (949) 660-7105; e-mail: email@example.com.
This morning workshop will cover the basics of exporting, including creating an international marketing plan, using resources to find customers, learning the basics of shipping internationally, and ensuring payment and reducing risk. For more information, contact Anthony Hill of the USFCS, tel.: (916) 566-7011; 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, which will allow participating companies to display their product catalogs and price lists. There is a fee of $350 per company to participate in the center. 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 the opportunity to promote their products and services to thousands of potential buyers. 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.
International Building Fair
Prague, Czech Republic
This event includes five trade shows that focus on different sectors of the building and construction industries. In 2010, the fair featured 812 exhibitors from 20 countries and attracted more than 75,000 trade visitors. The Department of Commerce is organizing a catalog fair for U.S. companies. For more information, contact Hana Obrusnikova of the USFCS, tel.: +420 (257) 022-436; e-mail: email@example.com.
Las Vegas, Nevada
This show, which participates in the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program, will focus on the latest developments in packaging and processing technology. More than 1,600 vendors are expected to attend, with more than 25,000 domestic and foreign attendees. For more information, contact Vidya Desai of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2311; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Horizon
India Education Mission
New Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai, India
This Department of Commerce trade mission is open to representatives of U.S. graduate programs, four-year undergraduate programs, and state study consortia whose members are accredited by one of the seven regional accrediting bodies. It will include one-on-one appointments with potential partners, embassy briefings, student fairs, and networking events in New Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai, three of the top cities for recruiting Indian students to the United States. For more information, contact Matt Baker of the USFCS, tel.: (520) 670-5809; e-mail: email@example.com.
Frankfurt Book Fair
This show is one of the world's most important venue for publishers, booksellers, agents, librarians, translators, authors, and suppliers dealing with publishing rights, licenses, and international property rights. It is expected to attract more than 7,300 exhibitors from 100 countries and 299,000 trade visitors. For more information, contact Volker Wirsdorf of the USFCS, tel.: + 49 (69) 7535-3150; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Tourism and Travel Show
This show is expected to attract representatives from more than 100 countries. Officials from U.S. travel destinations will have an excellent opportunity to increase their location’s exposure, to create numerous contacts, and to learn about the newest travel and tourism trends. More than 35,000 visitors are expected to attend, with 98 percent intending to purchase their vacation in the coming year and 35 percent likely to purchase a vacation at the show itself. The USFCS will be organizing a U.S. pavilion. For more information, contact Sue Bissi of the USFCS, tel.: (514) 398-9696; e-mail: email@example.com.
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