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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


August 2009



August 4

Webinar: Getting Your Products into India: Understanding Indian Customs

Washington, D.C.

India continues to be a vibrant growing market despite the economic downturn. One of the main challenges for entering the Indian market is to understand the Indian customs process. This Webinar will feature USFCS experts and freight forwarders specialized in customs clearance in India. For more information, contact Barbara Lapini of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0499; e-mail:


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 13–14

AES Compliance Seminar and Workshop

Jackson, Missisippi

The first day will walk exporters through the process of filing export information through the mandatory Automated Export System (AES). The second day will be devoted to morning and afternoon workshops on AESPcLink! There is a $139 fee to attend both days. For more information, contact Carol Moore of the USFCS, tel. (601) 965-4130; e-mail:


August 13

Webinar: Increase International Sales without Spending More on Advertising

Fargo, North Dakota

The USFCS and Manufacturing Extension Partnership have organized this Webinar on marketing. Nationally recognized expert Richard Johnson will be presenting this hand-on workshop. There is a $40 fee to participate. For more information, contact Heather Ranck of the USFCS, tel.: (701) 239-5080; 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 18–23

Moscow Air Show 2009

Moscow, Russia

Russia is one of the largest consumers of aircraft and related services, and there is continued demand in central Europe and in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. In 2007, this show attracted 875 exhibitors, had more than 155,000 traders and buyers, and displayed 279 aircrafts. For more information, contact Kevin Haley of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6434; e-mail:


August 20–22

Great American Trucking Show

Dallas, Texas

This show is the second-largest trucking trade show in the United States. More than 600 exhibitors will display new and innovative products and services. In 2008, the show attracted more than 47,000 attendees worldwide. For more information, contact Youhanidou Wane Ba of the USFCS, tel.: +221 (33) 829-22-86; e-mail:


August 25

Webinar: Upgrading China's Farm Equipment

Shenyang, China

This Webinar will look at the modernization of China's farm equipment and the potential for U.S. agriculture equipment exporters, with a focus on the northeast region of China. It will provide participants with an excellent overview of current and projected demand for U.S. agricultural machinery. For more information, contact Kellie Holloway of the USFCS, tel.: (503) 326-3002; e-mail:


August 27–29

Natural Products Expo Asia 2009

Hong Kong

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, cosmeceuticals, and natural personal care items. For more information, contact Sam Dhir of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4756; e-mail:

On the Horizon


September 7–10

Product Literature Center at Asian Aerospace 2009

Hong Kong

This event is one of the world's largest single-focus exhibitions for the commercial aerospace and civil aviation market. Through the display of its literature in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s booth, a company can exhibit in a cost-effective manner at the show, which is a strictly business-to-business event. For more information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail:


September 9

Webinar: How to Identify Potential International Markets for Your Products

Washington, D.C.

Identifying market segments for products is critical to the success of any business, but especially for exporters. Much information must be known about each country market and its economic environment. After participating in this Webinar, attendees will be able to better identify appropriate potential markets for their products. For more information, contact Abdul Shaikh of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-1619; e-mail:


September 9–10

Trade North America Conference

Detroit, Michigan

This two-day conference will feature business experts and government officials who will speak on export opportunities and regulations in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. There will also be one-on-one appointments with commercial specialists and a keynote address by John Engler, former governor of Michigan and president of the National Association of Manufacturers. For more information, including registration, hotel information, and a draft agenda, visit