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International Trade Calendar
Here is a list of selected international trade events of interest, including ITA-sponsored events and upcoming international trade fairs. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) maintains a comprehensive listing of industry shows at www.export.gov. A fee may be charged for participation in some of these events. For more information, see the full event listing on the Web or contact the staff person listed in the event description.
June 2, 9, and 16
This series consists of three workshops targeted at new exporters. The three-hour sessions will help participating companies acquire new skills and knowledge that will facilitate their efforts to expand internationally. Each workshop will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. The participation fee is $285 for all three sessions. For more information, contact Fred Latuperissa of the USFCS, tel.: (909) 466-4134; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
North American Energy and Environment Event
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
This trade event, organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Western Canada, will take place alongside Calgary’s Gas and Oil Expo and Conference. It will provide U.S. energy and environmental technology companies with the opportunity to establish supplier relations with major Canadian buyers in the fields of advanced clean energy, environmental remediation, and renewable energy. The participation fee is $1,200 for small companies and $2,000 for large companies. For more information, contact Crystal Roberts of the USFCS, tel.: (403) 265-2116; e-mail: email@example.com.
Brazil Offshore 2011
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This global forum will showcase the latest developments in offshore oil and gas exploration, refining, and energy logistics. It is one of the leading energy exhibitions in South America and is expected to attract more than 600 exhibitors and 50,000 trade visitors from 40 countries. For more information, contact Kevin Haley of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6434; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This show brings together direct manufacturers and distributors of professional audio, video, display, and multimedia systems used for presentation, conferencing, streaming media, security, and residential systems. More than 950 exhibitors and 32,000 visitors are expected. For more information, contact Graylin Pressbury of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5158; e-mail email@example.com.
AES Compliance Half-Day Workshop
Officials from the Census Bureau will lead this half-day workshop on how to electronically file a shipper’s export declaration (SED) using AESDirect, a Web-based application. Participants will receive individual attention in a computer lab setting and will be shown how to use AESPcLink, a software component of AESDirect. The participation fee is $60. For more information, contact Leandro Solorzano of the USFCS, tel.: (215) 597-6127; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paris Air Show
Held every two years, this event showcases the worldwide aviation industry. Attractions include flying displays and exhibitions that highlight the latest technology in the aircraft industry. In 2009, the show attracted more than 2,000 exhibitors, 200 official delegations, and 138,000 trade visitors from 88 countries. For more information, contact Ira Bel of the USFCS, tel.: +32 (2) 508-2434; e-mail: email@example.com.
New Delhi, India
India is projected to become one of the largest markets for security goods and services by 2020. This annual show, organized with the support of India’s Ministry of Home Affairs, focuses on maritime, border, airport, transport, critical infrastructure security, and disaster management needs. In 2010, it attracted more than 3,000 trade visitors. For more information, contact Edward Kimmel of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3640; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eurasian Oil and Gas Suppliers Trade Mission
Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey
A senior official from the Department of Commerce will lead this five-day trade mission, which is targeted at U.S. firms that specialize in the oil and gas industry. Participants will benefit from customized onsite services that include briefings and one-on-one prescreened business appointments. Recruitment for this mission is now closed. For more information, contact Jessica Arnold of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2026; e-mail: email@example.com.
Seminar: How to Finance Your Exports and Get Paid
This half-day seminar is the third in a three-part series on export essentials. Topics will include the basics of export financing, international banking, and details about programs offered by the Small Business Administration and the Export–Import Bank of the United States. There is a $25 fee to participate. For more information, contact Diane Jones of the USFCS; tel.: (703) 235-0326; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Horizon
This trade fair is a leading showcase for producers of camping accessories, garments, mountaineering equipment, tents, pleasure boats, outdoor sporting goods, and related products and accessories. In 2010, the show attracted 810 exhibitors from 42 countries and had 19,300 trade visitors from 72 countries. A USFCS trade specialist will attend the show to counsel and assist U.S. exhibitors. For more information, contact Dagmar Winkler-Helmdach of the USFCS, tel.: +49 (89) 288-8769; e-mail: email@example.com.
Export Financing Seminar
Syracuse, New York
This morning seminar will feature speakers from the Export–Import Bank of the United States and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). They will describe various export programs that are designed to help U.S. companies increase their international business competitiveness. Topics include export financing programs and working capital guarantees, export credit insurance and foreign buyer financing, and the SBA’s Export Express Program. There is a $30 fee to participate, which includes breakfast. For more information, contact John Tracy of the USFCS, tel.: (315) 453-4070; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2011
The annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry is one of the world's largest gatherings devoted to clinical chemistry and clinical laboratory science and will run concurrently with a trade expo. In the past, the show and conference have attracted more than 650 exhibiting companies and more than 19,000 participants. For more information, contact Shelby Peterson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5531; e-mail: email@example.com.
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