International Trade Calendar – December 2011

November 1, 2011

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International Trade Calendar

December 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.

December 1–2
India Cold Chain Expo
Mumbai, India

This show offers U.S. companies an excellent opportunity to show their refrigeration products and services to a growing market. A networking reception for U.S. Pavilion exhibitors is planned. More than 1,500 trade professionals and 60 domestic and international cold chain equipment suppliers are expected. There will also be a concurrent two-day conference on the uses of cold chain technology in the horticulture/ processed food and pharmaceutical industries. For more information, contact Renie Subin of the USFCS, tel.: +91 (11) 2347-2155; e-mail: renie.subin@trade.gov.

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 5–7
Aerospace Innovation Forum
Montreal, Canada

The USFCS in Canada is organizing a U.S. delegation to this event. In addition to seminars and workshops, participants will receive a briefing from the Commercial Service on opportunities in the Canadian aerospace market and can sign up for pre-scheduled business meetings with potential buyers in Canada. For more information, contact Gina Bento of the USCFS, tel.: (514) 908-3660; e-mail: gina.bento@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. 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 8–10
Homeland Security India 2011
New Delhi, India

This show is one of the largest international exhibitions in India for commercial and homeland security and fire technologies. It will bring together professionals from a wide variety of industries, including financial services, retail, realty, and hospitality. In 2009, the show attracted more than 220 exhibitors and 11,000 trade visitors from 20 countries. For more information, contact Graylin Presbury of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5158; e-mail: graylin.presbury@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. For more information, contact Shelby Peterson of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-5531; e-mail: shelby.peterson@trade.gov.

December 14–15
AES Compliance Seminar
San Juan, Puerto Rico

How well do you know the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) and the Automated Export System? Are you up to date on recent clarifications? This education seminar and workshop will provide the information to assist companies with these important elements of the exporting process. For more information, contact Jose Burgos of the USFCS, tel.: (787) 775-1992; e-mail: jose.burgos@trade.gov.


December 14–16
Hospital Infrastructure
Mumbai, India

This show is India’s premier international exhibition and conference on hospital infrastructure, supplies, planning, and healthcare development. It will include exhibits of building materials, flooring, roofing, glazing, medical system, radiology, diagnostics, hospital supplies, and furniture. For more information, contact Kim-Bang Nguyen of the Import Administration, tel.: (202) 482-4805; e-mail: kim-bang.nguyen@mail.doc.


On the Horizon

January 10–13
2012 International CES
Las Vegas, Nevada

This event is the world’s largest trade show for broad-based consumer electronics technology. More than 2,000 exhibitors are expected to attend this year, showcasing 20,000 products spanning 30 different categories. The show will feature an on-site international commerce center, which offers 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 Vidya Desai of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482-2311; e-mail: vidya.desai@mail.doc.gov.

January 11–14
International Jewelry Fair Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

The Japanese jewelry market, with estimated retail sales in 2010 of $10.4 billion, is the third largest in the world after the United States and China. This show will offer U.S. companies the opportunity to test market their products and reach a wide variety of buyers from Japan and all parts of Asia. In 2011 the show attracted 35,902 visitors and 1,267 exhibiting companies from 36 countries. For more information, contact Anastasia Xenias of the USFCS, tel.: (212) 809-2685; e-mail: anastasia.xenias@trade.gov.

January 23–26
Arab Health
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This is the largest healthcare show in the Middle East, offering participating companies the opportunity to showcase their products in one of the fastest growing and the most lucrative healthcare markets in the world. In 2011, the show hosted more than 2,200 companies and attracted almost 40,000 visitors. More than 140 U.S. companies attended, receiving quality inquires and conducting excellent business. For more information, contact Lisa Huot of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 482- 2796; e-mail: lisa.huot@trade.gov.

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