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June 2006

Here is a selected list of international trade events of interest, including ITA-sponsored events as well as a selection of upcoming international trade fairs. For a comprehensive listing of industry shows, visit

June 3–9

InfoComm International 2006

Orlando, Florida

Some 25,000 attendees, including 5,000 international visitors from 80 countries, are expected to attend this show devoted to the professional audiovisual communications systems industry. For more information, contact Wake Margo of the USFCS, tel. (202) 482-2026; e-mail:

June 5

Private Sector AGOA Forum

Washington, D.C.

The Corporate Council on Africa will be conducting this one-day forum on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which will coincide with the 2006 AGOA Ministerial Forum. For information and registration, contact Kathleen Wells, tel. (202) 835-1115, e-mail:

June 6–7

AGOA Civil Society Forum

Washington, D.C.

This two-day forum on African development issues has been organized by the NGO Coalition for the AGOA Civil Society Forum. Several sessions will focus on trade and market access issues and their effect on poverty reduction. Register online or, for more information, call (800) 822-7323, ext. 195, or send an e-mail to

June 8

IPR—Joint Enforcement Actions

This program is part of a continuing series of “Webinars” on the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) in China. It is sponsored by ITA’s China office, and it begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. For more information or to register, send an e-mail to

June 11–12

Cosmetología Tijuana 2006

Tijuana, Mexico

At least 15 U.S. suppliers of cosmetics and toiletries are expected to exhibit in the U.S. pavilion at the 11th annual Congress of Cosmetology in Tijuana. Last year’s event brought almost 3,500 business visitors. For more information, contact Judith Valdes of the USFCS, tel. + 52 (664) 622-7495 ; e-mail:

June 16

Frozen Fish Filets from Vietnam

The Import Administration will announce the final results of an anticircumvention inquiry about frozen fish filets from Vietnam. For more information, contact Tim Truman, tel. (202) 482-5435; e-mail:

June 20–22


Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Intersolar is Europe’s premier showcase for solar technology. Some 440 exhibitors and 21,000 attendees are expected. For more information, contact Andrea Diewald of the USFCS, tel. +49 (341) 213-8431; e-mail:

June 27–29

Interphex Asia 2006


This three-day show of pharmaceutical manufacturers is expected to attract some 150 exhibitors from 23 countries. A related two-day conference will precede it. For more information, contact Graylin Presbury of the USFCS, tel. (202) 482-5158; e-mail:

June 28–30

SITL 2006

Guangzhou, China

This show for the logistics and shipping industry attracted more than 200 exhibitors from 15 countries last year, with 5,552 professional visitors. For information, contact Mara Yachnin of the USFCS, tel. (202) 482-6238; e-mail:

On The Horizon


July 12

Ways to Finance Your Technology Exports

Austin, Texas

This seminar is cosponsored by the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Austin, Texas, and the International Center of Austin. For information, contact Karen Parker, tel. (512) 916-5939; e-mail:

July 12–14

Automechanika 2006

Mexico City, Mexico

Last year, this show, which focuses on the automotive aftermarket, had 16,788 verified attendees from 43 countries. For more information, contact Ernesto de Keratry of the USFCS in Monterrey, Mexico, tel. +52 (81) 8343-4450; e-mail

July 17–23

Farnborough International Air Show 2006

Farnborough, United Kingdom

The 45th Farnborough International Air Show will feature more than 1,300 exhibitors, with an expected attendance of about 133,000 trade visitors. For information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS, tel. (202) 482-0677; e-mail: