INTERNATIONAL TRADE MISSIONS

May 11-15, 2015:  Cyber Security Business Development Mission to Poland and Romania
This mission will introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to Central and Eastern Europe’s information and communication technology (ICT) security and critical infrastructure protection markets and to assist U.S. companies to find business partners and export their products and services to the region. With the number and sophistication of cyber-attacks on the rise, cyber security is one of the fastest growing sectors.  In Poland, the market for IT security reached $156m in 2013 and is expected to grow at over 10% a year over the next five years. The Romanian government has committed to an aggressive action plan to fight security threats due to the increasing integration of cyber infrastructure into the banking, transportation, energy and defense sectors. The market for cyber security is quickly emerging in many neighboring Central and Eastern European countries as well. Target mission participants are U.S. providers of Cyber security software, services and equipment, Emergency management technology equipment and services, Critical infrastructure protection systems and management solutions, & Data loss and privacy protection technologies.  For more information and application, see http://www.export.gov/trademissions/cybersecureeurope/Application deadline:  March 13, 2015.

May 16, 2015: Healthcare Equipment, Services, & Technologies Mission to Egypt, Jordan, & Israel
Executive-led mission sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, to introduce representatives from U.S. firms and healthcare related trade associations to the region and to promote exports of U.S. healthcare products and services. Delegates will receive market briefings and participate in customized meetings with prospective partners. Targeted sectors include: Products and services for maternal and child health needs; Medical equipment and supplies, including diagnostic, monitoring, and imaging equipment; Hospital and outpatient clinic design; Hospital management; E-health: healthcare management systems/software/network design; Laboratory and scientific equipment; Products for specialty areas such as oncology, cardiology, wound care, and plastic surgery; Products and services for implementing quality standards and accreditation; Robotics; Mobile clinics. For information & an application, please see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35264&InputType=EVENT.

May 18-19, 2015: Airport Suppliers RoadShow - Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo, Brazil
The U.S. Department of Commerce will host a roadshow to introduce U.S. airport equipment suppliers and service providers to key decision makers in the heart of Brazil’s airport infrastructure boom. Brazil recently privatized five of the largest airports and the federal government launched an ambitious program to modernize 270 of the country’s airports. Some highlights of the program include: a pre‐mission country and industry specific market briefing, discussions with industry experts, individual business-to-business matchmaking meetings with potential Brazilian partners, and site visits to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo International Airports. For details on costs and registration please visit: http://www.export.gov/brazil/contactus/eg_br_077109.asp.

June 7–13, 2015:  Clean Water Trade Mission to China (Beijing, Tianjin, Yixing and Fuzhou)
Join the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing, Chandra Brown, and a small group of leading US water technology companies on a high-level business development trip to China!  This mission is certified by the U.S. Commercial Service and includes participation from senior U.S. and Chinese Government officials. The mission provides delegate companies with an excellent opportunity to position themselves in this market through:

  • Exclusive access to the 14th China International Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference (CIEPEC) in Beijing
  • Government meetings with industry regulators
  • Seminar presentations to potential partners and clients
  • Networking and matchmaking opportunities

Mission Fee: Small-Medium Sized Business: $5,000 (less than 500 employees); Large Company: $7,500; Each Additional Mission Person: $900 (Companies will be considered on a first come first served basis). For more information contact: Jiangyao Zhang at Email: jiangyao.zhang@trade.gov or Maureen Hinman at Email: Maureen.Hinman@trade.gov or 1-202-482-0627.

September 21-25, 2015: U.S. Education Mission to Europe
The U.S. Commercial Service is leading an education focused trade mission to Europe with stops in Portugal, Spain, England, and an optional stop in France. The mission will connect schools directly with potential students and provide market insights. The mission will include student fairs, embassy briefings, site visits, meetings with potential partners, and networking events. Events are being coordinated with EducationUSA, the Fulbright Commission, and the Council of International Schools (CIS).  Space is limited to 15 schools and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Deadline is July 1, 2015. Cost: $2895 per non-profit institution.

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