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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


July 2009



July 7–8

Catalog Show at South Africa Green Building Conference

Johannesburg, South Africa

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


July 8

IC–DISC: The Last Tax Break for Exporters

The Interest Charge–Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC–DISC) has been described as the last tax break for exporters. This Webinar, held in partnership with Chilton and Medley, a CPA firm, is designed to help exporters determine if the IC–DISC is right for their companies. Chilton and Medley will review the accounting basis of the IC–DISC in lay terms; identify which export activities, property, and assets qualify for benefits; and quantify the savings opportunities. For more information, contact Sara Moreno of the USFCS, tel.: (859) 225-7001; e-mail:


July 9–12

China International Consumer Electronics Show 2009

Qingdao, China

About 70,000 attendees and 450 exhibitors are expected at this leading electronics show, with major buyers from more than 30 countries. 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 15

Your Website—Window to International Markets

Austin, Texas

In this half-day seminar, speakers will discuss how companies can internationalize their Web sites and can create customer intimacy through multilingual e-commerce and Web site localization. There is a $35 charge to attend. For more information, contact Karen Parker of the USFCS, tel.: (512) 916-5939; e-mail:


July 19–23

American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo 2009

Chicago, Illinois

This show is dedicated to in vitro diagnostic products used to identify diseases and measure health status. Although the show’s focus is primarily on laboratory testing, it will also highlight near-patient testing, patient self-testing, and original equipment manufacturer products. For more information, contact Eugene Quinn of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0578; 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:


July 22–23

U.S. Tourism Road Show to South China

Guangzhou, China

The USFCS office in Guangzhou is recruiting participants from the travel and tourism industry, including commissions from several states, U.S. destinations, airlines, and hotels, to promote the industry in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. For more information, contact Diana Liu of the USFCS, tel.:+ 86 (20) 8667-4011, ext. 632; e-mail:


July 29

Medical Product and Service Opportunities in India Webinar

New York

This Webinar will discuss the manufacturing and service sectors of the medical industry in India. Health care specialists and speakers in the private sector will offer firsthand information. Participants will learn where the opportunities are, discover how to take advantage of them, and receive tips and guidance on how to advance or build a business in India’s medical sector. For more information, contact Jetta DeNend of the USFCS, tel.: (212) 809-2644; e-mail:


July 31–August 2

World Shoe Association Show

Las Vegas, Nevada

This event is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive footwear and accessories marketplaces. It will encompass more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space and will showcase 1,600 exhibitors and 6,000 brands. Products include footwear and related accessories, such as handbags, hosiery, and foot and shoe care products. For more information, contact Joseph English of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3334; e-mail:

On the Horizon


August 10–12

Third Renewable Energy India 2009

New Delhi, India

This show will present excellent opportunities for U.S. exhibitors to sell their products and to learn about the latest technology trends (bioenergy, wind energy, hydro energy, and solar energy) in India. It will also be an excellent venue for cultivating business relations and preparing for the expected growth of the renewable energy market. For more information, contact Mark Wells of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0904; e-mail:


August 18–20

Concreto LatinoAmerica 2009

Mexico City

This show will feature the latest advances in concrete and cement machinery, equipment, and technology worldwide. It will be housed in Centro Banamex, a state-of-the-art convention facility, and will offer many opportunities for exhibitors to connect with potential buyers in Mexico and elsewhere. For more information, contact Graylin Presbury of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5158; e-mail:


August 27–29

Natural Products Expo Asia 2009

Hong Kong, China

This event will be an ideal platform to meet with potential buyers, distributors, agents, importers, and retailers of natural products. Specific areas include organic foods, Western and Asian herbs, bee products, vitamins and food supplements, natural fibers, natural remedies, nutraceuticals, functional foods, cosmesceuticals, and natural personal care items. For more information, contact Sam Dhir of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4756; e-mail: