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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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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U.S. - Caribbean Business Conference

June 5-6, 2019. Miami, FL. U.S. Caribbean Business Conference 2019 participants will receive up‐to‐date market intelligence and help developing practical strategies for winning procurement and for exporting their goods and services. The program will include U.S. diplomats, industry professionals, trade experts, international business experts, high‐level government officials and seasoned exporters – with plenty of opportunity for networking. Click here to view a short slide deck explaining why this region is a key export destination
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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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