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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


September 2009

September 1

Webinar: Energy-Efficiency Opportunities in India

Washington, D.C.

India's burgeoning $30 billion energy-efficiency market holds huge potential for energy-efficient products and energy services. This Webinar will show where the opportunities are and how to take advantage of them. For more information, contact Linda Abbruzzese of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-1086; e-mail:


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 8–10


Shanghai, China

This show is dedicated to the Chinese medical manufacturing marketplace. About 90 percent of the exhibitors will be from Europe and the United States. It will be an excellent opportunity for U.S. suppliers of medical-grade materials, components, electronics, advanced product designs, and manufacturing technologies to meet potential Chinese buyers and partners. For more information, contact Lisa Huot of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2796; 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


September 11–16


Chicago, Illinois

This trade show, which occurs every four years, is for the printing industry, which includes graphic design, digital prepress, printing, publishing, and package printing technology. About 100,000 industry professionals from the United States and from more than 100 countries are expected to attend. For more information, contact Graylin Presbury of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5158; e-mail:


September 14–18

U.S. Nuclear Industry Program at the IAEA General Conference

Vienna, Austria

The International Trade Administration (ITA) will be hosting a national exhibition of innovations for the future of nuclear energy, featuring U.S. technology, during the 53rd general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The exhibition will attract senior energy officials from countries that are considering expanding their nuclear energy infrastructure and starting new projects. For more information, contact Sarah Lopp of ITA, tel.: (202) 482-3851; e-mail:


September 23

Webinar: Trade Financing and International Payments

Washington, D.C.

No export deal can be considered successful until payment reaches your account. This Webinar will look at the range of payment methods used in export transactions and will feature speakers from the Export–Import Bank of the United States and the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, contact Doug Barry of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4422; e-mail:


September 30–October 2

Safety and Security Asia 2009


This show has earned a reputation as a hub for the southeast Asian market, where regional distributors and systems integrators come to find new suppliers. In 2007, it attracted 6,400 trade visitors, with more than a quarter of them from overseas. For more information, contact Edward Kimmel of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3640; e-mail:


On the Horizon

October 6–November 24

Export University 201

Charlotte, North Carolina

Every Tuesday morning for eight weeks, this export workshop will provide an overview of the tools needed to succeed in the global marketplace. It will feature speakers who are experts in their respective fields. There is a $100 fee for the series. Registration includes morning refreshments and a copy of the new edition of A Basic Guide to Exporting. For more information, contact Dan Holt of the USFCS, tel.: (704) 333-4886; e-mail:


October 15

Dueling Tigers: Mega Markets of China and India

Miami, Florida

This one-day seminar will look at opportunities for U.S. businesses in China and India, which are two of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Despite large economic gains, China and India remain challenging markets for companies of all sizes. The registration fee of $195 includes breakfast, lunch, and conference materials. For more information, contact William Lawton of the USFCS, tel.: (954) 356-6640, ext. 19; e-mail:


October 22

Fourth Annual International Trade Conference: Selling to the Middle East and North Africa

Cincinnati, Ohio

This all-day conference will feature a wide array of experts from business and government who will speak on opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa. The Department of Commerce, the U.S.–Saudi Arabia Business Council, the Export–Import Bank of the United States, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Procter & Gamble, FedEx, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and others will be represented. The conference will be preceded by an evening networking reception on October 21. Registration is $75. For more information, contact Marcia Brandstadt of the USFCS, tel. (513) 684-2944; e-mail: