Trade Missions & Shows
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Inside the Locks: Trade & Educators Mission to Panama
August 8-15, 2018. Join the World Trade Center Arkansas & the Walton College of Business delegation for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with the leaders of Panama’s most important agencies, including the Panama Canal Authority. Panama serves as the crossroads of trade for the Americas. Its strategic location as a bridge between two oceans and has made Panama not only a maritime and air transport hub, but also an international trading, banking and services center. With the Panama Canal Expansion and a vibrant logistics and supply chain sector, many opportunities are expected for business that are looking to grow or expand in the region.
Mexico Aerospace Summit
August 16-17, 2018. The Mexico Aerospace Summit will take place in Queretaro, Mexico at the Queretaro Congress Center. Participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of the competitive advantages aerospace manufacturers enjoy in Mexico; participate in B2B meetings of Mexico’s Aerospace Industry; visit Aerospace Industry manufacturing plants in Queretaro; visit the Exhibition of “Made in Mexico” Aerospace Products; interact with Mexico’s aerospace products plant managers, develop an itemized cost operating pro-forma of a potential offshore manufacturing project in Mexico; hear from industry experts and OEM’s about the opportunities to participate in Mexico’s Aerospace Industry value chain; and much more.
Automotive Aftermarket Trade Mission to Chile
August 21-22, 2018. The International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service is partnering with the Auto Care Association to present this cost-effective opportunity to gain firsthand market information, meet one-on-one with local aftermarket industry partners and distributors pre-screened to match your specific business objectives. A portion of mission costs are offset through a U.S. Department of Commerce award making this a worthwhile, efficient business development investment. Benefit from customized B2B matchmaking and events to help expand your sales.
Brazil FinTech Roadshow
September 17-19, 2018. São Paulo, Brazil. The Brazil FinTech roadshow is a certified trade mission for U.S. investors, incubators, and financial technology companies and is presented by the U.S. Commercial Service and facilitated by PHM International. Brazil is home to the largest number of financial technology startups and offers plenty of opportunities in the financial technology sector. Participants in this trade mission will take part in matchmaking as U.S. FinTech investors, companies and accelerators with Brazil’s leading financial technology companies, banks, insurance companies, and startups; have 8 to 10 private, pre-qualified one-on-one matchmaking meetings; listen to sector briefing by U.S. Embassy and Brazilian Expert; and participate in networking reception at the U.S. Consulate General, São Paulo.
Oil & Gas Trade Mission to Brazil
September 19-21, 2018. The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing the Oil and Gas Trade Mission to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Trade Mission offers a timely and cost-effective means for U.S. firms to engage with key stakeholders and enter the promising Brazilian market for oil and gas equipment, technology, and services. The delegation will be comprised of 10 to 15 U.S. firms, representing a cross-section of U.S. oil and gas segments that have developed products and services for offshore (deep water), onshore, and general exploration and production activities. Operators and representatives of trade associations may also apply. Recently, Brazil’s government lowered local content requirements for the 2017 oil and gas auctions, making new projects more attractive to foreign suppliers.
Americas Food & Beverage Show
October 1-2, 2018. The 22nd Americas Food and Beverage show will take place in Miami Beach, Florida. This event is the largest Americas focused food and beverage trade show in the Western Hemisphere. The show’s goal is to assist companies in growing their market share and increasing two-way trade within the U.S. and throughout the Americas. It provides exhibiting companies and visitors unparalleled opportunities to discover new markets, creative new products, ideas and innovations.
2018 U.S. Business Day in Taiwan
October 4, 2018. Trade between the U.S. and Taiwan is highly complementary. Taiwan is the U.S.’s 11th largest trade partner while the U.S. is Taiwan’s 2nd largest. With the aim of augmenting Taiwan-US bilateral business cooperation, both the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and TAITRA are co-hosting “US Business Day” in Taipei, for the 7th consecutive year. The one-on-one business meetings facilitated by TAITRA will serve to help US businesses tap into Taiwan’s global supply chain, and vice versa. The event will reimburse qualified buyers for travel expenses incurred during their visit.
International Bar & Beverage Trade Show
October 8-10, 2018. Bar Convent Berlin was founded in 2007 by the bar and beverage experts Jens Hasenbein, Bastian Heuser and Helmut Adam. Since its inception Bar Convent Berlin has grown into one of the leading international trade fairs for the bar and beverage industry. Each year the “Who’s Who” of this industry’s German and European representatives gather in Berlin to make new contacts, find out about new product innovations and attend seminars to deepen their expertise.
Addis AGROFOOD & PACK
October 10-13, 2018. ADDIS AGROFOOD & PACK Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the longest standing events in Ethiopia. It is a perfect platform to expand your business into rising Africa market and meet with key decision makers.
NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition
October 16-18, 2018. Join over 25,000 industry professionals for the most important three days of business aviation. Ranked as the third largest trade show in the United States, the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will be held in Orlando, Florida, bringing together current and prospective aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one meeting place to get critical work accomplished.
Latin America Poultry & Nutrition Congress 2018
October 23-25, 2018. The Latin American Poultry & Nutrition (LPN) Congress 2018 will take place in Miami, Fla. and promises to bring together CEOs, businesses, production managers, nutritionists, consultants and more professionals in the poultry sector. The LPN Congress 2018 will be held over a three day period full of workshops and panels covering the most critical issues of the industry.
Social Capital Markets 2018
October 23-26, 2018. Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) is the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. SOCAP’s flagship event each Fall in San Francisco. SOCAP is the leading gathering for impact investors and social entrepreneurs and takes a unique approach that emphasizes cross-sector convening to gathers voices across a broad spectrum to achieve impactful connections. We recommend this conference to social entrepreneurs.
East Africa International Trade Exhibition Tanzania 2018 (EAITE)
October 25-27, 2018. The East Africa International Trade Exhibition (EAITE) on multi-sector products, equipment & machinery is the largest trade event held annually in Tanzania, the hub of the vast East African market. The exhibition attracts exhibitors from more than 30 countries and visitors from all over East & Central Africa, thus giving exhibitors an excellent opportunity to explore several countries at one time.
China International Import Expo
November 5th – 10th, 2018. This CIIE takes place in Shanghai and is hosted by China’s Ministry of Commerce and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. China has the world’s largest population, world’s second largest economy and is the second largest consumer and importer in the world. The CIIE will be attended by large groups of purchasers from all over the country. The Chinese government is extending an invitation to exporters from all over the world to explore the Chinese market.
November 6-8, 2018. Experience the entire process chain of the composites industry this November in Stuttgart. Gain a complete overview of the market and the major exhibitors. Composites Europe is the international industry meeting point in Europe’s biggest composites market and combines tried and tested solutions and efficient innovations. The trade fair reflects the variety of goods and services and the innovative strength of the entire industry. Major topics at the fair are state-of-the-art production and processing technologies focusing on concepts for lightweight construction and automotive applications. Photo: Composites Europe.
BIAS2018 - Bahrain International Air Show
November 14-16, 2018. The Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) is held in association with the Farnborough International Airshow and is one of the fastest growing air show in the Middle East. BIAS is a valuable networking opportunity for the aerospace business community. Our purpose-built, exclusive surroundings at Sakhir Airbase represent the perfect platform to host high-level business meetings and hospitality.
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.
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.
Aircraft Interiors Middle East
February 10-11, 2018. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LASER World of PHOTONICS
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.
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.
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.
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.
UPCOMING - Export.gov
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.
Non-WTCAR sponsored trade missions and shows
UPCOMING - ECRM B2B Sessions
ECRM helps buyers and suppliers increase productivity, optimize product assortments and enhance collaboration efforts via its service offerings that include product discovery, category development and category planning. Buyers and sellers can choose the industry they are interested in from these upcoming sessions to meet their business needs.