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Trade Winds Europe—Business Development Forum

April 14–15, 2008

Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey has always had a historical role at the confluence of European and Asian trade. Its increasingly modern industries present a host of opportunities for U.S. businesses. Trade Winds Europe, which is scheduled for April 14 and 15, 2008, will bring together experts and trade representatives from across Europe for a unique chance to provide U.S. businesses with the knowledge necessary to take advantage of new opportunities in growing European markets, especially Turkey.

Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule meetings with U.S. senior commercial officers representing 27 different European countries. Meetings will be tailored to the needs of each participating company, providing an unprecedented chance to discuss potential business ventures about a large number of countries. Industry experts from the private sector and other government officials will also be on hand to answer questions about European market trends and potential business strategies.

Registration fees include attendance at the Pan-European Business Conference, private consultations with senior commercial officers, a country market briefing on Turkey, networking opportunities (including luncheons and a reception in Istanbul), predeparture counseling, and follow-up assistance. In addition, participants will receive a quarter-page ad in a special Trade Winds Europe edition of Commercial News USA. Optional upgrades will allow companies to schedule customized business appointments with prescreened contacts in a country of their choice.

The cost is $1,350 for one company representative, with $400 per additional representative. For more information about this event, contact Bill Burwell of the USFCS at tel.: (410) 962-3097; e-mail: