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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


November 2008



November 4–5

AES Compliance Seminar and Workshop

Cleveland, Ohio

This two-day seminar and workshop provides details about export regulations, the Automated Export System, and the Schedule B classification requirements. For more information, contact Heather McAdam of the USFCS, tel.: (216) 522-4732; e-mail:


November 4–7

Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week 2008

Las Vegas, Nevada

Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week is a combination of two shows: the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show and the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo. For more information, contact Eugene Quinn of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0578; e-mail:


November 6–7

Seventh Annual Ambassador’s Intellectual Property Rights Roundtable

Beijing, China

This roundtable will focus on new Chinese intellectual property rights legislation and strategies and what they mean for U.S. businesses. For more information, contact Richard Craig of the USFCS, tel.: +86 (10) 8529-6655 ext. 806; e-mail:


November 10–13

World Travel Market

London, England

This is one of the world’s leading travel trade shows, attracting more than 5,000 exhibitors from more than 200 countries. For more information, contact Stewart Gough of the USFCS, tel.: +44 (020) 7894-0459; e-mail:


November 13

Exporting 101: How to Market and Sell Your Product or Service Overseas

Arlington, Virginia

This seminar is part of a series targeted at established U.S. companies interested in pursuing opportunities overseas. For more information, contact Sandra Collazo of the USFCS/Northern Virginia Export Assistance Center, tel.: (703) 235-0333; e-mail:


November 17–21

Manufacturing and Technology Trade Mission to Australia

Sydney and Melbourne, Australia

This trade mission is open to U.S. suppliers of innovative products and technologies for building, construction, energy, and transportation. A discount participation fee of $3,500 is offered to small or medium-sized enterprises. For more information, contact Jessica Arnold of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2026; e-mail:


November 18–20

Marine Equipment Trade Show 2008

Amsterdam, Netherlands

This show offers U.S. companies an excellent opportunity to sell the latest in marine and offshore technology in one of the maritime industry’s steadiest markets. For more information, contact William Corfitzen of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0584; e-mail:


November 25–28

bauma China 2008

Shanghai, China

The trade fair bauma China has established itself as one of Asia’s leading exhibitions for building machinery. In 2006, 1,088 exhibitors presented the complete range of construction and building-materials machinery at this show. For more information, contact Sam Dhir of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4756; e-mail:


November 28–December 3

Greater New York Dental Meeting 2008

New York, New York

This meeting showcases the latest technological advances in the art and science of dentistry. Last year, the meeting had more than 55,000 attendees from 113 countries. For more information, contact Carol Rudman of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0905; e-mail:



On the Horizon


December 2–3

How to Develop an Export Management and Compliance Program

Seattle, Washington

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security is sponsoring this seminar for individuals interested in learning about smart export compliance business strategies and effective solutions to address an export compliance problem. The seminar will be held at the Seattle Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Speakers will be officials from the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Census Bureau, and the State Department’s Office of Defense Trade Controls. For more information, contact Diane Mooney of the USFCS, tel.: (206) 553-5615 ext. 236; e-mail:


December 10–12


Shanghai, China

This show focuses on parts and components, repair and automotive services, accessories, tuning equipment, re-fuelling and care products. It is an international, high quality trading platform for the automotive aftermarket trade in China. This year's show includes a U.S. pavilion that offers U.S. exhibitors streamlined booth arrangements, market-entry counseling, and logistics liaison with Chinese organizers. Assistance with one-to-one matchmaking meetings with Chinese buyers is available for a separate fee. For more information, contact Wenjuan Zhan of the USFCS; tel.: +86 (21) 6279-7630 ext 8958; email:


December 20–22

U.S. Corner: Electric 2008—Power Energy Exhibition

Alexandria, Egypt

As part of the U.S. Corners’ initiative, Heba Abdel-Aziz, a commercial specialist, will contact the organizers of the show to ensure the placement of U.S. companies in a premier location that attracts more foot traffic and enables companies to sell more of their product or service. At the event, Amer Kayani, a commercial counselor, and other commercial specialists will start the corner. For more information, contact Amer Kayani of the USFCS, tel.: +20 (2) 2797-2298; e-mail: