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- World Trade Week 2010
International Trade Calendar
Here is a selected list of international trade events of interest, including ITA-sponsored events and a selection of upcoming international trade fairs. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) maintains a comprehensive listing of industry shows at Export.gov.
China Refrigeration 2010
This annual fair will feature a full range of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration innovations and related products and services. For commercial and residential businesses, it is the perfect stage for U.S. exporters to exhibit their wares. Last year’s show had 600 exhibitors and attracted 30,000 visitors. For more information, contact Michael Thompson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0671; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is one of the leading general aviation forums in the European market and is expected to attract more than 600 companies from 30 countries. It covers a full range of aviation products and services, including business aviation, light and ultralight aircraft, helicopters, gliders, propulsion systems, and avionics. For more information, contact Moritz Holst of the USFCS, tel.: +49 (89) 28-88-754; e-mail: email@example.com.
FedEx Green Industries Trade Mission
Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; Rome, Italy; London, United Kingdom
The mission is a collaboration between FedEx and the USFCS and is designed to help U.S. companies evaluate the business climate in Europe, understand market-entry strategies, and identify potential business partners. Delegates will attend plenary sessions of key topics for doing business in Europe and will travel to two of the participating countries for two days of country-specific activities. For more information, contact James Golsen of the USFCS, tel.: (901) 598-9574; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Point Market Spring 2010
High Point, North Carolina
This semiannual trade show serves the home furnishings marketplace. With showroom space spread among 180 buildings, this event attracts more than 80,000 visitors. Exhibitions include wood and upholstered furniture, lighting, home decor, and fabrics and textiles that cover all price points. For more information, contact Shelby Peterson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5531; e-mail: email@example.com.
London Book Fair 2010
London, United Kingdom
This show is the leading spring forum for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content from across the media spectrum. This venue gives direct access to customers, content, and new markets, and it provides the opportunity to learn about and capitalize on the developments occurring in the publishing realm. With more than 200 seminars and events, this fair is attended by more than 6,000 industry professionals. For more information, contact Patricia Molinaro of the USFCS, tel.: (914) 682-6712; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more than 20 years, this exhibition has been an ideal venue for U.S. companies interested in increasing their exports of plastics-related products and services to the Chinese market. Products will include plastic machines and minerals, such as resins and additives. For more information, contact Michael Thompson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0671; e-mail: email@example.com.
Defense Services Asia 2010
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This event is a premier defense exhibition and conference geared toward the Asian market. It will be an excellent opportunity for U.S. defense and security companies to showcase their leading-edge military and security products to potential customers in Malaysia and the region. For more information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haiti Reconstruction Business Dialogue
Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will host this half-day event that is designed to engage members of the U.S. business community in Haitian reconstruction efforts. The dialogue will also kick off a series of follow-up events about Haiti, which will be held in New York, Miami, and Philadelphia. To register, contact Katherine Bernardo of the International Trade Administration, tel.: (202) 482-3547; e-mail: email@example.com.
Trade Winds Forum—The Americas
São Paulo, Brazil
This event is the ideal venue for companies new to exporting to the Americas or those looking for untapped export markets. Attendees will benefit from networking luncheons and receptions, as well as consultations with senior commercial officers from 16 countries representing 38 markets. For more information, contact Judy Kornfeld of the USFCS, tel.: (704) 235-0330; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Shannon Christenbury, tel.: (704) 333-4886; e-mail: email@example.com.
On the Horizon
The International Franchise and Entrepreneurs Expo
Johannesburg, South Africa
This event is South Africa’s sole show dedicated to franchising. The focus will be on international franchising. African entrepreneurs are keenly interested in exploring opportunities to purchase master franchise licenses from U.S. companies, and more than 100 business and franchise opportunities will be featured. For more information, contact Amy Ryan of the USFCS, tel.: (404) 897-6086; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Maretha Malan, e-mail: email@example.com.
International Pow Wow
This event is the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and one of the largest generator of international travel to the United States. Participants will include more than 1,000 U.S. travel organizations from every region and close to 1,500 buyers from more than 70 countries. In the past, business negotiations conducted at the show have generated more than $3.5 billion in travel to the United States. For more information, contact Anastasia Xenias of the USFCS, tel.: (212) 809-2685; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
27th NOA Conference
This half-day event will provide U.S. firms with a unique opportunity to meet approximately 30 procurement representatives from Japan’s 12 electric utilities. It will include a plenary session at the U.S. embassy, matchmaking opportunities, name card exchange, and an evening reception. USFCS Tokyo can also arrange face-to-face meetings with power company representatives. This event allows U.S. firms to initiate or maintain contacts with all major utility firms in Japan. For more information, contact Takahiko Suzuki of the USFCS, tel. +81 (3) 3224-5076; e-mail: email@example.com; or Pat Cassidy, tel.: +81 (3) 3224-5092; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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