Trade Missions & Shows

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USDA Sponsored Trade Missions

The U.S. Rice Federation has multiple tools and resources on their website for U.S. rice producers and exporters. The calendar and events page will often list conventions and trade shows of interest to the rice industry.
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USDA Sponsored Trade Missions

FAS-sponsored international trade missions open doors and deliver results for U.S. exporters, giving them the opportunity to forge relationships with potential customers, gather market intelligence and, most importantly, generate sales.
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USDA Endorsed Trade Shows for 2018

This is a list of United States Department of Agriculture endorsed trade shows throughout the year of 2018.
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USA Rice Federation International Markets

This web page from the USA Rice Federation highlights key international markets in which the USA Rice Federation has active operations or participates in trade missions and shows. If you are interested in participating in trade missions or shows in these markets reach out to USA Rice today via the links on the web page.
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Other 2018 Trade Shows of Potential Interest to U.S. Exporters

This is a list of other trade shows that the USDA has listed on their website because of the potential interest by U.S. exporters. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information supplied about these trade shows. Nor does the listing of these trade shows constitute a warranty or endorsement by USDA.
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Spielwarrenmesse - The Nuremburg International Toy Fair

January 20 – February 3, 2019. Experience the Spirit of Play at the key meeting point for the toy industry. As the largest and most important event of the year, the toy fair in Nuremberg brings together all international decision-makers. Well-known brands, trendy start-ups, buyers for major chains, independent retailers and large numbers of media representatives combine to make the Spielwarenmesse® a unique event for all players in the toys and games market. Spielwarrenmesse will be celebrating its 70 year anniversary in January.
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January 22-25, 2019. The Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show is the largest show of its kind and must attend event for any serious player in the industry. The biggest brands and manufacturers in firearms, hunting and outdoor equipment will be present along with nearly 65,000 attendees on the floor.
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Aircraft Interiors Middle East

February 10-11, 2019. AIME provides the ideal platform for interiors suppliers, providers and buyers to network and establish new relationships in the Middle East and Africa. AIME 2018 is an event for all companies operating in the aircraft interiors, MRO, or related industries. Attend AIME to meet new suppliers, see the latest innovations, and discover how exhibitors can meet the needs of your business. Click to learn more and find out about the airline buyers program which connects airlines with exhibitors to facilitate successful trade.
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Enforce Tac

March 6-7, 2019. Enforce Tac is the international trade fair for command, control and operational equipment used by security agencies where professionals can discover the latest trends in the law enforcement sector in Nuremburg, Germany. You can find everything official security experts need for professional work including police equipment, security or tactical solutions, at Enforce Tac 2019 you can see the latest trends and products in a discreet atmosphere and at international level.
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Natural Products Expo West 2019

March 6-9, 2019. Natural Products Expo West & Engredea continues to be the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 80,000 industry professionals and 3,100 exhibits to the Anaheim Convention Center annually.
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IWA OutdoorClassics 2019

March 8-11, 2019. IWA OutdoorClassics in Nuremburg is one of the world-leading trade fairs for hunting, shooting sports, equipment for outdoor activities and for civilian and official security applications. Whether hunting accessories or personal protection, IWA OutdoorClassics shows high-quality guns and outdoor products with light materials, great comfort and improved functions from international suppliers.
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JEC World 2019

March 12-14, 2019. JEC Composites is a trade fair for companies in the automotive, aerospace, railway, building & civil engineering, sustainable energy, sports & leisure, medical industries. The show in Paris is one of the largest and the most important trade fairs for end-users & suppliers.
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International Dental Show Cologne

March 12-16, 2019. The International Dental Show (IDS) take place in Cologne with more than 2000 exhibitors from 59 countries featuring the latest products, developments and trends of the dental industry. More than 155,000 international trade visitors attended the International Dental Show (IDS) in 2018. Visitors experience more innovation and a wider product range on an exhibition surface of 163,000 m² in total. IDS is a must for dental professionals, dental laboratories, as well as representatives of the dental specialized trade and the dental industry.
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VIV Asia - Feed to Food

March 13-16, 2019. VIV Asia is a feed to food concept exhibition that brings together supply and demand within the complete animal protein chain. The driver behind the chain concept is that animal feed and animal health are vital for meat quality and safety. VIV Asia will represent every step in the meat-, seafood and dairy production process. With almost 900 international exhibitors, VIV Asia offers a unique selection, compromising global market leaders and regional Asian players of growing importance. Professionals active in the production of pig meat, poultry meat, eggs, fish and dairy all have numerous reasons to meet up in Bangkok.
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US Commercial Service | Mission to South America's Southern Cone Region

March 24-29, 2019. Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. This U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Mission includes a regional focused business conference with regional sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Diplomats representing commercial markets throughout the South-America region. The trade mission will give participants the opportunity to conduct business-to-business meetings with potential customers and business partners. Learn how to increase profits and overcome barriers in the Southern Cone Region during the Trade Americas business opportunities conference. Network with the region’s leading industry and government officials and experienced U.S. and global companies during the program. Meet one-on-one with top business experts from the U.S. Embassies from the region for the latest market entry strategies.
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B2B Matchmaking in Querétaro | World Trade Centers General Assembly

April 7-11, 2019*. The Querétaro Trade Mission 2019 is open to all Arkansas companies from any industry seeking to grow their sales. Our trade director Melvin Torres will lead you to Querétaro for *one day of prearranged business-to-business meetings with buyers at the World Trade Centers Association’s 50th General Assembly at the World Trade Center Querétaro in Mexico. These meetings will be with companies who have been matched with yours as the best possible fit – companies interested in your products or services. The World Trade Center Arkansas will offer full consultation, facilitation and translation services free of charge to help you grow your sales.

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Mid-America Aerospace+Defense Summit

April 23-25, 2019. Fort Smith, Arkansas. The Mid-America Aerospace and Defense Summit is convened by the Arkansas Aerospace and Defense Alliance (AADA). More details to to be announced.
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FAMEX 2019 - Mexico Aerospace Fair

April 24-27, 2019. Famex is the flagship Aerospace and Defense trade show in Mexico, and organized by the Mexican Ministry of Defense and its Air Force and is a certified Trade Show by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Famex offers B2B meetings for aerospace companies as well as the opportunity to experience a world-class aerospace exhibition.

To learn more about FAMEX, click here. If you are interested in attending Famex with the World Trade Center Arkansas who can facilitate and arrange meetings, contact Melvin Torres.

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Paris Air Show

June 17-23, 2019. The International Paris Air Show is organised by the SIAE, a subsidiary of GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association. The Show is the world’s premier trade show and largest event dedicated to the aviation and space industry bringing together global industry players and the latest technological innovations. It is open to companies and the general public.
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East Africa Trade Mission 2019

Date to be determined. A feature published in August 2012 by the U.N. Department of Public Information presented Africa as the world’s next economic frontier. U.S. trade to and from Africa has tripled over the past decade and U.S. exports to sub-Saharan Africa now top $21 billion.Our East Africa Travel & Tourism Trade Mission presents the perfect opportunity for Arkansas businesses to enter into this dynamic region. We will also be leading companies to take part in business-to-business and business-to-government meetings in Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia from Jan. 20 – Feb. 1, 2019. The bilateral tourism promotion component will allow participants in the travel and tourism industries to experience breathtaking locations throughout East Africa and promote Arkansas travel opportunities.
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June 24-27, 2019. LASER World of PHOTONICS is the world’s leading trade fair for the Photonics industry, uniting research with industry and promoting the use and ongoing developments in the Photonics industry. The fair at Messe in Munich offers 55,000 m² and 5 halls or exhibition space with nearly 1300 exhibitors and more than 32,000 visitors. The supporting programs afford numerous insights into future photonics application areas and the World of Photonics Congress in the International Congress Center in Munich offers attendees lectures by eminent researchers.
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Academy of General Dentistry - AGD2019

July 18-20 2019. The Academy of General Dentistry (ADG) is the premier event for general dentistry allowing you to network with colleagues, students and dental team members. AGD’s annual Scientific Session has earned a reputation for having some of the finest dental continuing education in the world with advanced hands-on education to clinical and practice management lectures in an innovative one-hour lecture format.
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Anuga 2019

September 5-10, 2019. Taking place in Cologne, Anuga is 10 food and beverage trade shows wrapped into one, representing the diversity of the food and beverage industry. Due to the special mix of big and small exhibitors, both nationally and internationally, the Anuga has developed into the number one food and beverage trading place in the world. With the various trend themes, Anuga also proves a consistent focus on the branch trends of the future and offers the opportunity to make personal contacts for your business.
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November 10-16, 2019. AGRITECHNICA is the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural technology, where all the leading companies in the industry present their innovations and technology. AGRITECHNICA is the showcase of the global agricultural engineering industry and a forum for the future of plant production. The show boasts more than 2800 exhibitors from 52 countries in 23 halls and more than 450,000 visitors from 130 countries. Visitors can conduct business to business meetings and visit forums, congresses and workshops that show technology trends and address all key questions relating to the future of agriculture.
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Department of Commerce trade missions are overseas programs for U.S. firms that wish to explore and pursue export opportunities by meeting directly with potential clients in their markets. This link features additional Department of Commerce trade missions than are listed in the USCS link below.
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Non-WTCAR sponsored trade missions and shows


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