INTERNATIONAL TRADE MISSIONS


October 18-22, 2015: Architecture and Engineering Trade Mission – UAE & Saudi Arabia (Qatar optional)

Join the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), with support from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) (http://www.aia.org) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) (http://www.acec.org), for an Architecture and Engineering Services Trade Mission to Abu Dhabi, UA, and Riyadh & Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with an optional stop in Doha, Qatar. With over $960 billion worth of architecture and engineering projects planned or under way in Saudi Arabia alone, this trade mission is a great opportunity to break in to major markets in the Middle East. The Middle East’s business culture centers on personal contact and meetings, making travel to the region incredibly important. Best industry prospects for this trade mission include: Master Planning (regional); Port Re-development; Airports/other transportation infrastructure facility architecture; Healthcare Facilities; Hospitality; Mixed-use projects; Sports & Entertainment; and Educational Facilities.  UAE & Saudi Arabia fee: $3,300 for small or medium-sized firms, $4,400 for large firms & trade associations. Each additional representative is $750.  Qatar optional stop fee: $700 for small or medium-sized firms, $800 for large firms & trade associations. Each Additional representative is $700.  Deadline to apply: August 15, 2015; space is limited! For more information and to register: http://export.gov/trademissions/archengmideast/. Contact Arica Young (arica.young@trade.gov) or Eugene Alford (eugene.alford@trade.gov) with any questions.

February 8-12, 2016: Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission to India – Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi, with optional stop in Vizag

India’s rapidly expanding urban areas require innovative infrastructure solutions to keep up with public needs and demand. With $1.5-2 trillion worth of private and public funding already guaranteed for infrastructure projects, U.S. smart technologies firms are well poised to enter the market. India’s government is even encouraging U.S. companies to take the lead in developing smart cities projects in three urban areas. Join this exciting 2016 trade mission to capitalize on these opportunities in IT, Smart Grids, water tech and much more! This mission is sponsored by the U.S. Trade Missions Office; visit http://www.export.gov/trademissions/smartcitiesindia2016/index.asp for more details. Registration deadline is November 10, 2015 and spots are limited. Contact jessica.dulkadir@trade.gov or camille.richardson@trade.gov with questions.


March 7-10, 2016: Education Trade Mission to Africa – Johannesburg, Accra, & Abidjan

This mission will seek to connect U.S. higher education institutions to potential students and university/institution partners in three African countries: South Africa, Ghana, and an optional stop in Cote d’Ivoire. The trade mission will include student fairs organized by EducationUSA, embassy briefings, site visits, and networking events in our target cities of Johannesburg, Accra, and Abidjan. The African continent has a growing middle class, and presently spends up to $900 million on education annually. Participation will be limited to 25 institutions on a first come basis. For more information, please contact: Jennifer Woods, Jennifer.Woods@trade.gov or Tyler Hacking, Tyler.Hacking@trade.gov

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