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- Trade Delegation to China Sees Opportunities, Challenges in the Clean-Energy Sector
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- Building a Prosperous and Sustainable Future for the Americas
- Short Takes
- Trade Calendar
- Featured Trade Event: Trade Mission to Iraq
International Trade Calendar
Here is a list of selected 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. There may be a fee 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.
Middle East Public Health Trade Mission
Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Doha, Qatar
The United States is the largest import partner to Qatar and Saudi Arabia. This trade mission will seek to build on that relationship and will focus on two important public health sectors: (a) patient health care and (b) water and waste management. To help U.S. firms leverage opportunities in those markets, a senior-level Department of Commerce official will lead the mission. For more information, contact Lisa Huot of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2796; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berlin Air Show 2010
This event is one the most important aerospace, defense, and space industry shows for generating new sales leads and for creating new business contacts in Germany, the European Union, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. In 2008, the show had more than 1,000 exhibitors with 120,000 trade visitors and 4,300 media representatives from 70 countries. The Department of Commerce will be sponsoring an Aerospace Products Literature Center. For more information, contact Deborah Semb of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0677; e-mail: email@example.com.
The Business of Smart Grid
St. Paul, Minnesota
This one-day workshop, which was developed by the Minnesota Smart Grid Coalition, the International Trade Administration, and the U.S. Department of Energy, will highlight the benefits that smart grid development and deployment will bring to smart grid and clean-technology companies in the Midwest. Mary Saunders, deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing and services, will be a featured speaker. For more information, contact Shannon Fraser of the Department of Commerce, tel.: (202) 482-3609; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leveraging Your Web Site to Increase International Sales
This Web conference is for small and medium-sized enterprises to help them learn how to attract and maintain new overseas customers and to execute sales internationally through their Web sites. The USFCS, its corporate partners, and expert speakers will participate. For more information, contact Joel Reynoso of the USFCS, tel.: (617) 565-4783; e-mail: email@example.com.
Building a New Haiti: Commerce, Business, and Investment
This event targets U.S. investors and Haitian and Dominican businesses. It will feature presentations from major international funding institutions on business opportunities related to the reconstruction of Haiti. An exhibition area will allow participants to showcase their products and services and to develop business alliances with companies from all three countries. For more information, contact Ines Gerez of the USFCS, tel.: (809) 227-2121, ext. 234; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: U.S. Export Opportunities: Thailand’s Rail Systems Developments
The government of Thailand recently approved funding for a number of mass rapid transit systems that will be built during the next five years. With a total estimated budget of nearly $8 billion, these projects will offer many opportunities for U.S. suppliers. Details about the systems will be presented in this one-hour Webinar. For more information, contact Terri Batch of the USFCS, tel.: (310) 882-1750; e-mail: email@example.com.
Trade Mission to the Dominican Republic and Jamaica
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Kingston, Jamaica
The Caribbean is more than just a popular vacation spot; it is a growing market with many business opportunities for U.S. companies. To help companies realize their potential in the region, the Department of Commerce will lead a trade mission to introduce participants to firsthand market information. The mission will also give them access to government decision-makers and will offer one-on-one meetings with prescreened business contacts. For more information, contact Ashley Wilson of the USFCS, tel.: (405) 608-5302; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebuild Chile Expo 2010
This trade event responds to the enormous need of rebuilding Chile in the wake of the devastating earthquake in February 2010. The three-day event will include presentations by representatives from the Chilean Ministries of Reconstruction, Public Works, Housing, Energy, Finance, and Health. U.S. companies have several participation options, including exhibition, attendance, and participation in a product catalog display. For more information, contact Kevin Haley of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6434; e-mail: email@example.com.
On the Horizon
A Basic Guide to Exporting: Using E-Commerce and Social Media
The Internet is a great way to promote products and to generate orders worldwide. This Webinar will focus on helping companies maximize exposure for their products and services. Discussion will cover analyzing customers and their new buying habits, using Web sites as an effective marketing channel, making Web sites “visible” to customers, optimizing search engines, and attracting buyers from different countries. Participants receive a free copy of A Basic Guide to Exporting. For more information, contact Doug Barry of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-4422; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farnborough International Airshow 2010
Farnborough, United Kingdom
The 57th edition of this airshow, which is a premier showcase for aviation products and services, will bring together buyers and sellers from all over the world. In 2008, 220 U.S. companies participated in the U.S. International Pavilion, and 145 U.S. companies exhibited at large. The show attracted 153,000 visitors and recorded $88.7 billion in orders. For more information, contact Kevin Haley of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6434; e-mail: email@example.com.
Export University 301: Adapting Products to Individual Markets
This program is one in a series of four sessions designed to prepare companies to do business overseas, to review market penetration considerations, to discuss joint ventures and licensing, and to learn how to adapt their products to individual markets. Sessions take place at various locations in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. For more information, contact Leandro Solorzanoof the USFCS, tel. (215) 597-6127; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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