July 15-19, 2013 - Opportunities in Central America Business Development Conference & Trade Mission: San Jose, Costa Rica
The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing a trade mission in conjunction with the Opportunities in Central America Business Development Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica on July 15-19, 2013. Trade mission participants will be able to take part in the conference and have business-to-business meetings in up to two of the following countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and/or Belize. The mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of industries with potential for growth in Central America, but focusing on best prospects including construction equipment/road building machinery, medical equipment and devices, and safety/security. To register your interest in participating in the trade mission, please complete this online U.S. Commercial Service Company Questionnaire. To register for the conference only, please use this form. Deadline to Register: May 17, 2013. For more information, contact Jessica Gordon at Jessica.Gordon@trade.gov or by phone at (601) 373-0784.
September 15–21, 2013: Energy and Environment Trade Mission to Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines
Governments, development banks, and energy companies are investing in energy development and environmental technologies in Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines, thus creating opportunities for U.S. companies to export to these growing markets. Mission participants will meet with Asian Development Bank (ADB) officials to explore business opportunities in these three markets, as well as the 42 additional ADB member countries. At each mission stop, the program will include briefings, networking receptions, and one-on-one business meetings with potential customers, partners and local representatives. With new opportunities arising, interest in these markets is growing, and new stakeholders are entering the picture resulting in increased urgency to expand U.S. commercial interest. Fees and Expenses: Large company - $5,210, Small and Medium-Sized Company - $4,023, Additional Participant - $1,500. (The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses. Business visas are not required.) To apply for this mission, please send completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, please contact David McCormack, International Trade Specialist, 202.482.2833 or Commercial Service Thailand Michael.McGee@@trade.gov, Senior Commercial Officer. Attend webinar on June 10 for more details.
September 23-26, 2013: Mexico Auto Supply Chain Trade Mission – Mexico City & Monterrey
The U. S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Service (CS) is organizing an auto supply chain trade mission to Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico. This mission will focus on a variety of U.S. industry and service providers, particularly those suppliers of spare parts, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts and components, hybrid vehicle components, precision assembly devices and systems that enhance efficiency in the OEM manufacturing process. The mission will introduce participants to end-users and prospective partners whose needs and capabilities are targeted to the respective U.S. participants’ strengths. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to Mexico independently, will enhance the companies’ abilities to secure meetings with potential partners and buyers. For information & an application, please see: http://export.gov/mexico/tradeevents/eg_mx_058436.asp.
October 23-30, 2013: U.S. Commercial Service Education Mission to the Philippines and Malaysia
The U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce will lead an official trade mission of representatives from U.S. educational institutions offering undergraduate, graduate, and associate degrees to Manila, Philippines and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These two growing and dynamic markets hold strong potential for U.S. educational institutions. U.S. educational institutions participating in this mission will meet with potential students, university/institution partners, and education consultants in the Philippines and Malaysia. The mission will include student fairs, embassy briefings, and networking events at both stops. The U.S. continues to attract a commanding share of Filipinos wishing to study overseas, remaining a top choice due in large part to established historical, socio-cultural, and political ties between the two countries. A large percentage of the Malaysian student population has access to government scholarships and funding for higher education. The number of Malaysians studying in the U.S. is also growing, with a 21.6% increase in students since 2006/7. Both countries place a premium on quality education and find U.S. education attractive. Application Deadline: August 1, 2013 Cost: $1800 per institution, $500 for each additional Representative (excluding travel, lodging & most meals.) For more information, please contact Melissa Branzburg, at (617) 565-4309 or email@example.com David Edmiston at (612) 348-1638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 2013: Healthcare Trade Mission to Russia
The dates for this trade mission have changed and deadline for application has been extended. Seize the export opportunities to provide state-of-the-art products, services and technology to sectors critical to healthcare development in Russia’s rapidly expanding market on a trade mission with a Senior Commerce Department official. The US Commercial Service is targeting companies within the medical equipment, dental equipment and biotechnology sectors. Activities will include one-on-one meetings with pre-screened business prospects, networking receptions. If interested, visit http://export.gov/trademissions/russiahealthcare2013/, contact Christian.Koschil@trade.gov or 312-353-3749.
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