International Trade Calendar
Here is a selected list of international trade events, including ITA-sponsored events, as well as a some upcoming international trade fairs. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) maintains a comprehensive listing of industry shows at www.export.gov.
Salon International de la Lingerie
In 2006, more than 450 exhibitors and 22,000 visitors—mainly trade representatives, with about half of them international—attended this international buyers’ marketplace for lingerie and intimate apparel. For more information about the 2007 event, contact Caroline de Villoutreys of the USFCS, tel.: +33 (1) 4312-2698; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Business Trade Mission
Belgium and the Netherlands
This mission has been organized with the National Association of Women Business Owners. It offers business opportunities in the European Union (EU) to 10 to 12 U.S. companies looking for prospective representatives, distributors, partners, and end-users in two dynamic markets that offer convenient EU access. For more information, contact Nyamusi Igambi of the USFCS, tel.: (281) 449-9423; e-mail: email@example.com.
Hong Kong, China, and Nagoya, Japan
ABACE 2007, the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, will be held in Hong Kong, China, February 6 and 7, 2007, at the AsiaWorld-Expo, which is adjacent to the Hong Kong International Airport. More than 50 exhibitors and several thousand trade visitors are expected. A Japan Regional Forum on February 9, 2007, in Nagoya, Japan, will be part of the event. For more information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aero India 2007
The last show attracted 380 exhibitors from 36 countries. This year’s show will have much more exhibition space, with a focus on business aviation. U.S. companies can pay to participate in a Commerce Department minibooth or product literature center. For more information, contact Karen Dubin of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3786; e-mail: email@example.com.
Civil Intellectual Property Litigation 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 will run from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. For more information, or to register, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Export Strategies Seminar
This daylong seminar is dedicated to taking the guesswork out of international trade and is cosponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Portland U.S. Export Assistance Center. For more information, contact Jennifer Woods of the USFCS, tel.: (503) 326-5290; e-mail: email@example.com.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
This conference is one of the leading land and naval defense exhibitions, showcasing military equipment of all types. There will be 850 exhibitors from 40 countries, with 40 U.S. exhibitors and a professional trade attendance of 25,000. (Attendance is limited to trade visitors.) For more information, contact Helen Simpson-Davis of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-1882; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AustralAsian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference
The 2007 edition of this biennial show will be held in Perth’s new convention center, which is within walking distance of many Australian oil and gas companies. The show will feature a U.S. pavilion. In 2005, there were 3,764 visitors, with 327 exhibitors. For more information, contact Mark Wells of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0904; e-mail: email@example.com.
Seminar: Tijuana’s Border Program
This one-day program, conducted by the Commercial Service’s Tijuana office, will offer participants hands-on exposure to the physical transportation and documentation process of cross-border trade. For more information, contact Judith Valdes of the USFCS, tel.: +52 (66) 4622-7495; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Horizon
Visit USA Workshop
This workshop, organized by Visit USA with the Commercial Service, is held annually just before ITB Berlin. It gives a unique opportunity to promote U.S. tourism regions, products, and services to the Belgium and Luxembourg markets. For more information, contact Brigitte de Stexhe of the USFCS, tel.: +32 (2) 508-2454; e-mail: email@example.com.
ITB Berlin 2007
This trade fair is one of the world’s largest for travel and tourism. Small and medium-sized companies can gain valuable exposure to the global marketplace by participating in the low-cost Product Literature Center that will be within the “Discover America” pavilion. For details, visit www.buyusa.gov/germany/en/plc.html. For more information, contact Elizabeth Powell of the USFCS, tel.: +49 (69) 7535-3167; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expo Manufactura 2007
This show is Mexico's largest metalworking and manufacturing exhibition. It will feature a U.S. pavilion for 60 U.S. exhibitors. The organizer will also provide a fully furnished booth for the U.S. embassy's Business Information Office. Two hundred exhibitors from more than 12 countries are expected, with 7,500 trade-only visitors. For more information, contact William Corfitzen of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0584; e-mail: email@example.com.