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International Trade Calendar

July 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. A comprehensive listing of industry shows is maintained by the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) at

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

IAAPA Asian Expo 2006

Shanghai, China

More than 3,000 professionals from attraction facilities from 40 countries will be looking for business partners at this expo for the amusement industry. For more information, contact Jennifer Harrington of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0595; 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 13

Industry Organizations: Innovation Programs to Tackle China IPR Issues

This “Webinar” is another in an ongoing series sponsored by the ITA’s China office on intellectual property rights (IPR). The online session begins at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. For more information, or to register, send an e-mail to

July 16–18

ISPO—Summer 2006

Munich, Germany

Some 1,200 exhibitors from 50 countries will be showing their products at this annual show of summer sportswear and sporting goods. For more information, contact Amanda Ayvaz of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0338; e-mail:

July 18

Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace

Nashville, Tennessee

This meeting is a one-day conference on intellectual property basics for entrepreneurs, independent inventors, and small and medium-sized businesses . Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Steve Pinkos is scheduled to deliver opening remarks. For more information, visit or

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 more information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS , tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail:

July 20

Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Mexico

This conference is the 11th in a series of monthly Web conferences on business in Mexico. It begins at 12:00 noon Eastern time or 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. For information, contact Sylvia Montaño of the USFCS in Mexico City, tel.: +52 (55) 5140-2633; e-mail:

July 23–27

Clinical Laboratory Expo

Chicago, Illinois

Sponsored by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, this meeting will feature more than 600 companies. International attendance is expected to be more than 20,000, with about 100 countries represented. For information, contact William Kutson of the USFCS , tel.: (202) 482-2839; e-mail:

On the Horizon

August 10

The Import Administration will release final determinations of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations on imports of certain lined paper products from Indonesia. For more information, contact Tim Truman, tel.: (202) 482-5435; e-mail:

September 18 and 20

U.S.–Canada Architectural/Engineering Partnering Seminar

Toronto and Vancouver, Canada

This seminar is an opportunity for architects to showcase and partner with Canadian firms in the green building and sustainable design market. For information, contact Rita Patlan of the USFCS, tel.: (416) 595-5412, ext. 223; e-mail: