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International Trade Calendar

June 2007

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. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) maintains a comprehensive listing of industry shows at


June 4–8

USA Week in Dakar

Dakar, Senegal

This show will promote U.S. products and services in nine different sectors, including construction equipment, computer and peripherals, franchising, telecommunications, waste water management, and power generation. Because Senegal and its neighboring states represent 40 million consumers, this event will be an opportunity for companies to leverage their marketing and promotion investment. For more information contact Youhanidou Wane Ba of the USFCS, tel.: +221 823-4296, ext. 3201; e-mail:


June 4–12

Building for the Future: 2007 U.S. Green Building Products Trade Mission to Asia Hong Kong; Manila, Philippines; Singapore

Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Singapore all offer good opportunities for U.S. building products suppliers whose products are well respected, particularly for environmentally friendly building projects. Trade mission participants will be introduced to potential agents and distributors, architects, and end-users and will have an opportunity to learn more about building trends in those three markets. For more information, contact Amy Magat of the USFCS, tel.: (213) 894-3966; e-mail:


June 7–10


Beijing, China

Sino-Dental is an annual event that hosts more than 500 exhibitors from more than 20 countries, including Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States. Thirty seminars covering 60 topics on practical advanced dental technology are planned. Nearly 60,000 visitors from 50 countries visit the show each year. This year will include a U.S. pavilion, which will offer U.S. exhibitors streamlined booth arrangements, a liaison with Chinese organizers, and more. For more information contact Richard Craig of the USFCS, tel.: +86 (10) 8529-6655, ext. 806; e-mail:


June 11

Americas Competitiveness Forum

Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez will host the inaugural Americas Competitiveness Forum on June 11–12, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia. It will provide a venue for government ministers from throughout the Western Hemisphere to come together with leaders from the private sector, academia, and non-governmental organizations. For more information, contact Alysia Wilson of the Department of Commerce, tel.: (202) 482-5327; e-mail:

June 12

Finance and Expand Your Export Business

White Plains, New York

This one-day seminar will be packed with ready-to-use information that will help companies finance and grow their export business. The Department of Commerce and M&T Bank have teamed up to help exporters find foreign customers, be more competitive in sales terms, and obtain the working capital financing needed to fulfill and expand their businesses. For more information, contact Susan Widmer of the USFCS, tel.: (914) 682-6712; e-mail:

June 14

Intellectual Property Rights in China

This program is part of a continuing series of Webinars on the protection of intellectual property rights in China. It is sponsored by ITA’s China office and will run from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. For more information, or to register, send an e-mail to

June 19–21

World of Concrete

Mexico City, Mexico

This show is one of the most important business events in the industry, displaying the latest in machinery, tools, products, materials, and equipment for concrete construction. Attendees will include architects, engineers, commercial and residential contractors, housing developers, precast and prestressed concrete and concrete block manufacturers, state corporations, and government agencies. For more information, contact Sam Dhir of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4756; e-mail:

June 19–22

CommunicAsia 2007 and BroadcastAsia 2007

Singapore, Singapore

These jointly held shows are the most well-established and comprehensive telecommunications and information technology events in Asia. Services provided for U.S. exhibitors will include Showtime, matchmaking, a briefing, market reports, and more. USFCS Singapore will also staff a business information booth at the fair. For more information, contact William Corfitzen at the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0584; e-mail:

June 22–24

China International Sporting Goods Show

Beijing, China

Demand for high-quality sporting good products is growing rapidly in China. This show includes a U.S. pavilion, which will offer U.S. exhibitors streamlined booth arrangements, market entry counseling, and logistics liaison with Chinese organizers. For more information, contact Yan Shen of the USFCS, tel.: +86 (10) 8529-6655, ext. 826; e-mail:

On the Horizon


July 11–13

PAACE Automechanika Mexico 2007

Mexico City, Mexico

The Panamerican Automotive Accessories/Components Expo (PAACE) is the leading automotive parts industry trade event in Mexico. In 2006, there were 546 exhibitors at the show, with 17,557 visitors from 34 countries. A seminar program will feature national and international market information, importing and exporting guidelines, and marketing and product information. For more information, contact Monica Martinez of the USFCS, tel.: +52 (55) 5140-2628; e-mail:


July 15–19

AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo

San Diego, California

The annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has become the premier marketplace and largest exposition of its kind in the world. This year, more than 600 companies displaying products and services for clinical laboratories are expected. More than 200 conferences and sessions will be running parallel with the exhibits. For more information, contact William Kutson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2839; e-mail:


July 17

Census Bureau Schedule B Classification Conference

Charlotte, North Carolina

This conference is a full-day event covering Schedule B classification regulations, commodity analysis to determine appropriate Schedule B classification, and the role of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the export and import process. For more information, contact Juanita Harthun of the USFCS, tel.: (704) 333-2198; e-mail: