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 www.export.gov.
Expo Vacaciones USA 2008
Mexico City, Mexico
Expo Vacaciones USA is the largest travel show in Mexico that promotes the United States as a travel destination. The Commercial Service’s Mexico office will be arranging one-on-one business appointments, which have proven extremely productive for U.S. exhibitors. For more information, contact Juan Carlos Ruiz of the USFCS, tel.: +52 (55) 5140-2654; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiev AgriHort 2008 and UkrProdMash 2008
The Commercial Service’s Kiev staff is organizing a business information office and U.S. product literature center at Kiev AgriHort 2008 (agricultural machinery and chemicals) and UkrProdMash 2008 (food and drink processing and packaging technologies). For more information, contact Irina Dushnik of the USFCS, tel.: +380 (44) 490-4096; e-mail: email@example.com.
2008 Aerospace Executive Service Trade Mission
This trade mission will run concurrently with the 2008 Singapore Airshow. In addition to one-on-one appointments, business counseling will be available from commercial specialists from 14 Asian posts who will be attending the show under the Commerce Department’s Asia Now program. This event is now sold out. For information on future events, contact Jason Sproule of the USFCS, tel.: (949) 660-1688; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Export Documentation Fundamentals Webinar
This Web-based seminar will teach participants the roles that each party plays in the export transaction, discuss what documents are required to minimize the risk of delays, and identify the warning signs of high-risk exports. There is a $40 fee to participate. For more information, contact Amelia Goeppinger of the USFCS, tel.: ( 612) 348-1643; e-mail: email@example.com.
Economic growth in Asia is soaring. By 2023, Asian airlines are expected to be the top buyers of large commercial aircraft. This certified trade show is one of the world’s top three air shows, and will feature a U.S. exhibitor pavilion. For more information, contact Edward Kimmel of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3640; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Wireless Communication Expo
Las Vegas, Nevada
In 2007, this show brought together more than 4,100 technology end users, public safety professionals, wireless service providers, and information technology professionals from more than 50 countries. For more information, contact Humphrey Lilech of the USFCS, tel.: +254 (20) 363-6438; e-mail: email@example.com.
February 27-March 1
Graphics of the Americas
This show offers exhibitors and attendees a wide variety of opportunities to see the latest printing and graphic arts equipment, high-volume digital printing systems, and related products and technologies. It will feature more than 500 companies and will have some 24,000 attendees. It is co-located with Xplor International, the worldwide electronic documents show. For more information, contact Helen Simpson-Davis of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-1882; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Horizon
Trade Mission to Sub-Saharan Africa
Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; Johannesburg, South Africa
This trade mission will put U.S. firms in direct contact with potential business partners and will help them sell equipment and services in these three African cities. Targeted sectors include energy, health care, information technology, safety and security, and telecommunications. The mission will be led by Israel Hernandez, director general of the USFCS, and will include business-to-business matchmaking with local companies, market briefings, and more. For more information, contact Jessica Arnold of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2026; e-mail: email@example.com.
Enterprise Florida Trade Mission to the Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
This event is organized by Enterprise Florida and USFCS Santo Domingo. Participating companies will receive a briefing on how to do business in the Dominican Republic. One-on-one meetings with potential buyers will be arranged that best fit the profiles of the participating companies. For more information, contact Sheila Andujar of the USFCS, tel.: (809) 227-2121; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.