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International Trade Calendar

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

October 10–13

This conference will showcase a full spectrum of products and services for the electronics manufacturing industry, bringing together manufacturers, technology providers, and application and product designers and providing insights on evolving trends. For more information, contact Graylin Presbury of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5158; e-mail :

October 11–14
Asia Industry Group of Manufacturing Shows 2006
Shanghai, China

This collection of six U.S. Department of Commerce–certified trade shows will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. These shows make up the Asia-Pacific region’s most influential industrial trade event. The event will feature more than 15 country pavilions and more than 20 conferences and meetings. For more information, contact Lisa Huot of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2796; e-mail:

October 11–13
Renewable Energy International Exhibition
Tokyo, Japan

With participants from more than 40 countries, plus more than 40,000 visitors, this exhibition is Japan’s largest event for the renewable energy industry. For more information, contact Jason Hancock of the USFCS, tel.: +81 (3) 3224-5092; e-mail:

October 12
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 begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. For more information or to register, send an e-mail to

October 24–26
Aviation Week’s MRO Europe Conference and Exhibition
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is the ideal location to gain entry to maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) markets. This business forum is for top decision-makers from airlines, manufacturers, suppliers, and third-party maintenance organizations. For more information, contact Mara Yachnin of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6238; e-mail:

October 23–27
Systems 2006
Munich, Germany

Systems 2006 will provide an excellent platform for U.S. companies that are interested in penetrating the German and neighboring markets. Even though products on display will include computer software, services, peripherals, network technologies, etc., the information technology security area has gained particular importance during the past few years. For more information, contact Doris Groot of the USFCS, tel.: +49 (89) 2888-749; e-mail:

October 31–November 3
EP China 2006
Beijing, China

EP China, supported by the China Electricity Council, is the largest trade fair in China devoted to the power industry. It covers all aspects of the industry, from power generation to transmission and distribution. Renewable energy will be featured in a special theme zone. For more information, contact Mark Wells of the USFCS, tel. : (202) 482-0904; e-mail:

October 26–28
Interbuild-India 2006
New Delhi, India

Interbuild-India 2006 is the premier show for India’s $60 billion construction and building equipment industry. Last year’s event welcomed 6,050 trade visitors and had 84 exhibitors from 12 countries. For more information, contact Sam Dhir of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4756; e-mail:

October 31–November 3
Healthcare Trade Mission to China
Beijing, Zhengzhou, and Hong Kong, China

Organized by the ITA’s Commercial Service, this mission will visit Beijing for presentations by Chinese government agencies; proceed to Zhengzhou for prescreened appointments at the CMEF Medical Trade Fair; and conclude in Hong Kong with a day of prescreened appointments. For more information, contact William Kutson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2839; e-mail:


On the Horizon


November 7–8
Explore BC 2010 Olympic Opportunities NOW!
Vancouver, Canad

This two-day event will feature briefings on the procurement process for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, to be held in Vancouver. There will also be briefings by local experts on the Canadian market and customized meetings with local vendors seeking partners. For more information, contact Cheryl Schell of the USFCS, tel.: (604) 642-6679; e-mail: .

November 15–18
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2006
Atlanta, Georgia

Amusement and attraction industry leaders will gather at this show to view and explore new amenities for their facilities. The show will fill more than 1 million square feet of the Georgia World Congress Center, with more than 1,100 exhibitors expected to showcase new products such as games and devices, souvenirs, foods and beverages, and rides. For more information, contact Amanda Ayvaz of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0338; e-mail:

November 28–30
Power-GEN 2006
Orlando, Florida

Never has there been a more critical time to learn about the latest developments and trends affecting the power industry. This show will bring together the sharpest minds in the industry for three days of education, training, fast-track networking, and new business negotiation. For more information, contact Kevin Haley of the USFCS, tel. : (202) 482-6434; e-mail: