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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.
November 30–December 3
This show is one of the world’s leading environmental technology events. More than 2,400 exhibitors from 42 countries and 75,000 visitors from around the world are expected to participate. A U.S. clean technology trade mission to Belgium and France will be making a stop at the show. For more information, contact Michael Thompson of the USCFS, tel.: (202) 482-0671; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnering to Double Exports
This two-hour conference will provide details about the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP). Trade associations and other businesses can receive MDCP awards from the Department of Commerce of up to $500,000 for projects that help U.S. firms export. The conference will feature remarks from Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and past MDCP awardees. For more information, contact Brad Hess of the ITA, tel.: (202) 482-2969; e-mail: email@example.com.
Energy and Infrastructure Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia
Dhahran and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
This mission to Saudi Arabia will include representatives from a variety of U.S. energy and infrastructure industry suppliers and service providers and will introduce them to Saudi end-users and prospective partners. The mission will include appointments, briefings, and receptions in Dhahran and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which are primary energy and infrastructure industry hubs. It will be led by Francisco J. Sánchez, under secretary for international trade. For more information, contact Sean Timmins of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-1841; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants in this one-hour Webinar will learn how to qualify their U.S.-manufactured products under the trade rules of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Other topics will include complying with recordkeeping responsibilities and how to determine and document that a product qualifies for NAFTA benefits. For more information, contact Anthony Hill of the USFCS, tel.: (916) 566-7011; e-mail: email@example.com.
Navigating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) makes it illegal to bribe foreign officials for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. This morning seminar will help attendees navigate the FCPA by understanding its reach and elements and by assisting them in developing a plan to comply with the law’s requirements. Speakers will include several former federal prosecutors. There is a $30 fee to participate. For more information, contact Robert Stackpole of the USFCS, tel.: (205) 731-1333; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: China Medical Market
This Webinar will feature in-country and industry experts from the Department of Commerce alongside a private-industry professional to discuss opportunities in China’s medical market as well as the current regulatory environment for this sector. Also participating will be a representative from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, who will discuss the protection of intellectual property rights. For more information, contact Kellie Jarman of the USFCS, tel.: (503) 326-3002; e-mail: email@example.com.
This show is for electric utilities, independent power producers, project developers, architectural and engineering firms, waste-to-energy plant operators, financial and legal firms, cogenerators, self-generators, and other suppliers in the power generation sector. More than 18,000 trade visitors are expected to attend. For more information, contact Amanda Ayvaz of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0338; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: Franchise Trade Mission to India
This one-hour Webinar will highlight market opportunities for U.S. franchisors in India, especially in the food, education, retail, beauty salons/cosmetics, fitness, business services, apparel, and travel/tourism sectors. There will also be a discussion of the Commerce Department’s upcoming trade mission to India in April 2011, which will be an opportunity for participating U.S. companies to build partnerships with Indian companies. For more information, contact Linda Abbruzzese of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-1086; e-mail: email@example.com.
Central America is an important market for U.S. exporters. The region is the 17th largest market worldwide for U.S. exports, purchasing $24 billion in U.S. goods in 2008. Fifty percent of the region’s imports come from the United States. This one-hour Webinar will gather the expertise of USFCS staff who cover six markets in Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. For more information, contact Diego Gattesco of the USFCS, tel.: (304) 243-5493; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Horizon
International Consumer Electronics Show
Las Vegas, Nevada
This event is the world’s largest trade show for consumer technology. It is expected that more than 2,000 exhibitors will attend this year, showcasing 20,000 products spanning 30 different categories. The show will feature on-site international business centers, which offer private meeting rooms, Internet stations, a lounge area, and registration assistance. In addition, representatives from the Department of Commerce will be available to assist U.S. companies with any export-related questions and to help match U.S. sellers with international buyers. For more information, contact Stephane Croigny of the USFCS, tel.: + 32 (2) 508-2456; e-mail: email@example.com.
Messe Frankfurt, Germany
This show will feature an extensive international range of home textile and industry service products. The USFCS in Frankfurt is supporting U.S. firms visiting or exhibiting at the show by conducting a promotional campaign in Germany and around the world. It will also be providing information to U.S. exhibitors on intellectual property rights. For more information, contact Catherine Mayer of the USFCS, tel.: +49 (69) 7535-3159; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Future Energy Summit 2011
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Since its inception in 2008, this international gathering has evolved to become one of the world's foremost annual meetings for the renewable energy and environment industry. It will include two exhibitions, a young future energy leaders program, roundtable discussions, industry and investment seminars, corporate meetings, and networking events. In 2010, the Summit hosted 600 exhibiting companies from 38 countries and attracted 24,792 attendees. For more information, contact Kevin Haley of the USFCS, tel. (202) 482-6434; e-mail: email@example.com.
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