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Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T)

Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T) Team for U.S. manufacturers who want to export. The M3T Team's in-depth industry expertise seeks to provide up-to-date export assistance and value-added services for the exports of industrial machinery and materials in the chemicals, plastics, composites, paper/pulp, material handling, metal-working and machine tools sectors. Since exports boost the economy and greatly increase a company’s profitability, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are now exploring opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.

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Upcoming Trade Events for 2015:

  • Expo Manufactura 2015 – The industrial showcase of northern Mexico held at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico, February 3-5, 2015. For details, see: http://www.expomanufactura.com.mx/
  • NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, Florida March 23-27, 2015. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details: http://www.npe.org/
  • ACREX India 2015 – February 26-28, 2015 in Bangalore, India. This show is focused on the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries. For details, see: http://acrex.in/
  • FABTECH Mexico 2015 – May 5-7, 2015, Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico (now co-located with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. For details, see: http://fabtechmexico.com/
  • CHINAPLAS 2015 – to be held in Guangzhou, China, May 20-23, 2015. CHINAPLAS is the third largest plastics show worldwide. For details, see: http://www.chinaplasonline.com/CPS15/Home/lang-eng/Information.aspx

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Detailed Event Information For Automechanika Shanghai 2013 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For Automechanika Shanghai 2013 (TFC Event)
Automechanika Shanghai 2013 (TFC Event) -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Automobile/Light Truck/Vans, Computer Software, Computer Services, Electronics Industry Prod/Test Eq., Electronic Components, Trucks/Trailers/Buses
Location/Date: Shanghai, China 12/10/2013 - 12/13/2013
Event Summary:
The U.S. Department of is pleased to announce that it has granted Trade Fair Certification status to Messe Frankfurt to organize the official United States Exhibitor Pavilion at AUTOMECHANIKA SHANGHAI 2013, December 10 - 13, 2013 held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, Pudong, Shanghai, P.R. China. Automechanika Shanghai is one of the leading automotive industry exhibitions in Asia. Automechanika 2012 hosted 72,190 visitors from 136 countries along with 4,109 exhibitors from 37 countries. AUTOMECHANIKA SHANGHAI 2013 will showcase the following product groups: • PARTS & SYSTEMS - vehicle parts & components of the drive, chassis, body, electrical system and standard parts. Systems & modules of the interior, exterior, alternative drive unit, regenerate, restored and renewed parts • ACCESSORIES & TUNING - vehicle accessories, consumer electronics, electronic appliances, special equipment, tuning, performance systems, design enhancement, rims, wheels and tires • REPAIR & MAINTENANCE - workshop equipment and tools, body repairs, painting & corrosion prevention, towing service & accident assistance and dealership equipment • IT & MANAGEMENT - internet, garage management, dealership planning & construction, finance, management systems and marketing • SERVICE STATION & CAR WASH - service station equipment, car wash & car care, oil & lubricants • OTHERS - industry institutions, trade associations, government agencies and publishers

Contacts:
Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0671
Michael.Thompson@trade.gov
Vivien Bao, Shanghai
Commercial Specialist
Phone: (86-21)6279-8766
Vivien.Bao@trade.gov
Bridget Ferris, Messe Frankfurt, Inc.

Phone: 770.984.8016
Bridget.Ferris@USA.MesseFrankfurt.com
Joshua Halpern, Beijing
Commercial Officer
Phone: (86-10) 8531-4325
Joshua.Halpern@trade.gov
Terri Tyminski, Shanghai
Commercial Officer
Phone: +86-21 6279 7055
Terri.Tyminski@trade.gov

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