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International Trade Calendar

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 2009



June 2

Webinar: Automated Export System (AES)—How to Use PCLink

Washington, D.C.

This event is the fourth in a series of five Webinars, presented in conjunction with the Census Bureau, that discuss the importance of filing export information in the AES PCLink online system. It will be presented by Rosanna Torres of the AES Branch of the Census Bureau. The cost is $50. For more information, contact Linda Abbruzzese of the USFCS; tel.: (202) 482-1086; e-mail:


June 3–5

Aquatech China 2009

Shanghai, China

This show is one of the world’s largest trade events for water technology and management. Product categories include transport and storage, point-of-use water treatment equipment, sludge processing equipment, water purification, industrial water treatment, and sewage transport. Seminars and lectures will also be part of the fair. For more information, contact William Corfitzen of the USFCS; tel.: (202) 482-0584; e-mail:


June 9

India Virtual Buyer–Seller Matchmaker

Bangalore, India

This event will introduce U.S. exporters of beauty and cosmetics products to prescreened Indian importers, distributors, and retailers. Participants will get a chance to present information about their company and product lines to potential buyers in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi through a live Internet and conference call connection. Registration is now closed for this event; for more information on future events, contact Tony Michalski of the USFCS; tel.: (909) 466-4137; e-mail:


June 8–11

Waste Expo 2009

Las Vegas, Nevada

This is a premier venue for showcasing environmental products and services. Industry sectors include landfills, composting, waste storage, transportation and processing, and recycling. The Medical Waste Conference will be co-located with this show. There will be three pavilions: truck components and supplies, technology, and e-waste. For more information, call Amanda Ayvaz of the USFCS; tel.: (202) 482-0338; e-mail:


June 10–12

Fourth Guangzhou International Exposition on Electricity Saving Technology and Equipment

Guangzhou, China

This event is a major show in the energy efficiency, new energy, and power-related sectors in south China. It will be held at the Jinhan Exhibition Center in Guangzhou, one of the largest energy-efficiency markets in China. As many as 30 mandatory energy-efficiency projects are set to be completed before 2010 in Guangzhou, the site of the upcoming Asian Games. For more information, contact Lena Yang, of the USFCS; tel.: + 86 (20) 8667-4011, ext. 612; e-mail:


June 11

Breaking into the Trade Game: Creating Effective International Payment Structures

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This program is the fifth one in a series designed to give business executive the skills, strategies, insights, and contacts that are necessary to expand sales globally. The cost is $35. The sixth and final program, which will be on approaching a bank for financing, will be held on July 9. For more information, contact Nicole A. DeSilvis of the USFCS; tel.: (215) 597-6101; e-mail:


June 15–21

2009 Paris Air Show

Paris, France

This show is the largest—and one of the most prominent—international events for the aerospace industry. In 2007, more than 2,000 exhibitors from 42 countries participated, with 154,000 trade visitors and 150 official delegations from 60 countries. For more information, contact John Klingelhut of the USFCS; tel.: (202) 482-4403; e-mail:


June 16–19

CommunicAsia 2009, EnterpriseIT 2009, BroadcastAsia 2009, and InteractiveDME 2009


These shows are among the most established and comprehensive information and communications technologies events in Asia. They attract more than 49,000 trade visitors and more than 2,400 exhibiting companies from 65 countries in a venue that covers 66,000 square meters of exhibition space. For more information, contact William Corfitzen of the USFCS; tel.: (202) 482-0584; e-mail:


June 22–26

NPE2009: The International Plastics Showcase

Chicago, Illinois

Once every three years, this show brings together a cross section of virtually the entire plastics and elastomers industry. Foreign visitors are expected from 130 countries, with significant attendance from Canada, China, Japan, and Mexico. For more information, contact Carol Rudman of the USFCS; tel.: (202) 482-0905; e-mail:

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July 7–8

Catalog Show at South Africa Green Building Conference

Johannesburg, South Africa

The conference offers companies the opportunity to showcase their green products and services and to interact with building professionals who are seeking products and services to incorporate into their next projects in South Africa. U.S. companies can include their company profile in the on-site program guide, on the event Web site, and in pre-event marketing materials. For more information, contact Terri Batch of the USFCS; tel.: (310) 882-1750; e-mail:


July 9–12

China International Consumer Electronics Show (SINOCES) 2009

Qingdao, China

This event is a leading consumer electronics show in China. About 70,000 attendees and 450 exhibitors are expected, with major buyers from more than 30 countries. Some product categories include home entertainment, online game systems, digital video recorders, home security systems, mobile communication devices, and personal digital entertainment. For more information, contact Helen Simpson-Davis of the USFCS; tel.: (202) 482-1882; e-mail:


July 19–23

Venezuela Reverse Trade Mission

Miami, Florida

The USFCS in Caracas, Venezuela, is recruiting a reverse trade mission of 10 to 15 Venezuelan companies interested in representing or purchasing from U.S. firms located in Florida from the following industries: auto parts, construction equipment, medical equipment, broadcasting equipment, and general consumer goods. The Florida Foreign Trade Association and the Miami U.S. Export Assistance Center will be helping the Venezuelan delegation. For more information, contact James Koloditch of the USFCS; tel.: +58 (212) 907-8315; e-mail: