International Trade Calendar – November 2011

October 4, 2011

International Trade Calendar

November 2011

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 http://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.

November 2–6
Expo Vyva 2011
Santiago, Chile

Now in its third year, this event is one of the premier shows for the travel and tourism industry in Chile. In 2010, it brought together more that 2,700 trade visitors and 20,000 members of the public. For more information, contact Claudia Melkonian of the USFCS, tel.: + 56 (2) 330-3312; e-mail: claudia.melkonian@trade.gov.


November 2–9
American Film Market 2011
Santa Monica, California

This annual trade show for independent motion picture production and distribution companies regularly attracts industry leaders from more than 70 countries. Attendees include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, financiers, and producers. For more information, contact Micaela Brown of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-0578; e-mail: micaela.brown@trade.gov.


November 7
Webinar: Small Business Administration Financing Information and Useful Export Resources
Middletown, Connecticut

This one-hour Webinar will focus on export loan guarantee programs and export assistance resources available to small and medium-sized companies from the Small Business Administration. There is no fee to participate. For more information, contact Anne Evans of the USFCS, tel.: (860) 638-6953; e-mail: anne.evans@trade.gov.


November 8–11
Product Literature Center at Aqua Ukraine 2011
Kiev, Ukraine

U.S. companies in the water supply and wastewater treatment sectors will have the opportunity to promote their products and services by sending their catalogs for exhibit at the U.S. Product Literature Center at this show. The cost to participate is $300 per company. For more information, contact Olena Stephanska of the USFCS, tel.: +380 (44) 490-4054; e-mail: olena.stephanska@trade.gov.


November 9–11
Cosmoprof Asia 2011
Hong Kong, China

This event is one of the most comprehensive international cosmetics trade shows in Asia, showcasing a wide range of products and services. Show organizers expect more than 1,200 exhibitors and 15 national pavilions, including a United States pavilion. For more information, contact Edward Kimmel of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-3640; e-mail: edward.kimmel@trade.gov.


November 13–17
West Bank ICT Catalog Show 2011
Ramallah, West Bank

The USFCS is organizing a catalog show at Expotech for U.S. companies active in the information and communications technology sector. More than 50 exhibitors and 20,000 trade visitors are expected to attend. For more information, contact Assad Barsoum of the USFCS, tel.: +972 (2) 625-4742; e-mail: assad.barsoum@trade.gov.


November 16–19
Düsseldorf, Germany

This show is one of the world’s largest international fairs for medical equipment. It is expected to draw 137,000 trade visitors from 85 countries to see vendors of medical equipment and services, laboratory technology, clinical chemistry and diagnostic equipment, and related product lines and services. There will be three U.S. pavilions at the show. For more information, contact Anette Salama of the USFCS, tel.: + 49 (211) 737-767-60; e-mail: anette.salama@trade.gov.


November 18–20
Philoxenia 2011
Thessaloniki, Greece

This show is Greece’s premier annual international travel and tourism exhibition. In 2010, more than 20,000 visitors and 8,500 tourism professionals from Greece and 42 other countries attended the show. The USFCS is organizing a Literature Promotion Program, which customizes and expands on the traditional catalog show. The cost to participate is $300 per company. For more information, contact Irene Ralli of the USFCS, tel.: +30 (210) 720-2302, 2303; e-mail: irene ralli@trade.gov.


November 30–December 2
International Workboat Show 2011
New Orleans, Louisiana

This event is one of the largest commercial marine trade shows in North America, serving businesses working on coastal, inland, and offshore waters. It will showcase leading commercial marine manufacturers, boat builders, distributors, and service providers, as well as the latest technologies for offshore supply vessels, tugs, barges, boat building, marine construction, and more. For more information, contact Brie Knox of the USFCS, tel.: (504) 589-6703; e-mail: brie.knox@trade.gov.



On the Horizon

December 4–7
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is organizing this trade mission.  Participating U.S. companies will have the opportunity to meet with potential local partners at business meetings, to receive a briefing about how to do business in the Dominican Republic, and to participate in networking activities. For more information contact Sheila Andujar of the USCFS, tel.: (809) 227-2121, ext. 222; e-mail: sheila.andujar@trade.gov.


December 5–9
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Executive Business Development Mission
Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir, Turkey

Francisco Sánchez, under secretary of commerce for international trade, will lead this mission. Participants will benefit from meetings with potential partners, a networking reception at the U.S. ambassador’s residence, and one-on-one meetings with government decisionmakers. Registration closes on October 17, 2011. For more information, contact Glen Roberts of the USFCS, tel.: (559) 348-9859; e-mail: glen.roberts@trade.gov, or Serdar Cetinkaya of the USFCS, tel.: +90 (312) 457-7203; e-mail: serdar.cetinkaya@trade.gov.


December 7–8
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Salt Lake City, Utah

This two-day program, organized by the USFCS and the Utah District Export Council, will feature specialists from the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, who will provide an in-depth examination of the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. The program is well suited for any company or research institution that needs a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. There is a registration fee of $350. For more information, contact David Fiscus of the USFCS, tel.: (801) 255-1873; e-mail: david.fiscus@trade.gov.


December 13–15
POWER-GEN International 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada

This show is one of the industry’s leading events 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. Nuclear Power International will be held in conjunction with this show. More than 19,000 trade visitors are expected to attend. For more information, contact Shelby Peterson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5531; e-mail: shelby.peterson@trade.gov.


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