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- Building the Power Infrastructure of Tomorrow
- Haitian Relief Efforts Focus on U.S. Business Community
- Small Business Exporters Tell of Triumphs and Challenges
- Short Takes
- Trade Calendar
- Featured Trade Event: Energy and Infrastructure Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia
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.
July 1–August 27
Sporting Goods Virtual Exhibition 2010
This virtual exhibit on the USFCS’s Canadian Web site offers U.S. sporting goods suppliers an excellent opportunity to start or expand their export sales in the Canadian market. Participation includes introductions to Canadian agents and distributors and a customized report of business leads gathered through the virtual exhibition. For more information, contact Tracey Ford of the USFCS, tel.: (613) 688-5406; e-mail: email@example.com.
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.
SINOCES 2010: China International Consumer Electronics Show
Although many consumer electronics markets have suffered because of the recent economic crisis, the Chinese market has emerged as one of the world’s largest. This show will be the optimal setting for U.S. companies interested in exploring opportunities in China. With the expected participation of world-renowned manufacturers, the show will be a platform for new technologies and products. For more information, contact Graylin Presbury of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5158; e-mail: email@example.com.
Webinar: Government Resources for Green Sector Companies
New York, New York
This Webinar, conducted in conjunction with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and the New York District Export Council, will feature participants from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information, contact Carmela Mammas of the USFCS, tel.: (212) 809-2676; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
India is one of the world’s largest suppliers of goods and services and is expected to help lead the global recovery. For U.S. cosmetic suppliers, this Webinar will offer an interactive seminar in a virtual classroom setting. It will review topics such as distribution and marketing, and it will provide a better understanding of India’s regulatory processes. For more information, contact Tony Michalski of the USFCS, tel.: (909) 466-4137; e-mail: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: Basics of Export Distributor Agreements
This Webinar is for U.S exporters who are developing their export distributor agreements. The USFCS and the law firm of Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP will host the Webinar. Featured speaker Christina L. Weis will discuss the factors that every U.S. exporter should consider when developing a template for their export distributor agreements. For more information, contact Andrew Anderson of the USFCS, tel.: (316) 263-4067; e-mail: email@example.com.
American Association for Clinical Chemistry Clinical Lab Expo 2010
About 19,000 participants and 650 exhibiting companies are expected at this show, which is one of the largest clinical lab expositions in the world. It will showcase new science and technology in various areas of laboratory medicine and will feature manufacturers from all over the world. For more information, contact Eugene Quinn of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0578; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Solorzano of the USFCS, tel. (215) 597-6127; e-mail: email@example.com.
On the Horizon
ONS 2010: Offshore Northern Seas Trade Fair
This event is one of the major oil and gas shows in Europe and regularly attracts more than 40,000 visitors and 1,200 exhibitors. It will feature new approaches to the economic and environmental challenges that the oil and gas industry face. It will also be an ideal venue for U.S. companies to promote their products and services to this market. For more information, contact Kevin Haley of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-6463; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDTEC China 2010
There is growing demand in China for new medical technologies and equipment. This show will allow U.S. suppliers of medical products and manufacturing technologies to promote their products and technologies to Chinese buyers. For more information, contact Lisa Huot of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-27964; e-mail: email@example.com.
International Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Supply Fair
This show is one of the premier events in the furniture manufacturing and general woodworking industries. Despite the economic crisis in 2008, this event attracted more than 19,000 visitors and participants. The show participates in the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program, which brings foreign buyers to the event. For more information, contact Joseph English of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3334; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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