March 10-14, 2014: Travel & Tourism Trade Mission to Taiwan, Japan, and Korea
The U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service is organizing a trade mission to Taiwan, Japan and Korea March 10 - 14, 2014. The purpose of the mission is to help U.S. firms find business partners and sell services in Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, South Korea; and Tokyo, Japan. The targeted sector is travel and tourism including U.S.-based travel and tourism suppliers, destination marketing organizations (i.e., convention and visitors bureaus), travel promotion organizations and other travel and tourism entities promoting and selling travel to the U.S. The mission will include expert briefings from U.S. commercial officials about the opportunities and challenges in each market, Business matchmaking with pre-screened potential partners, Exclusive meetings with international industry and government decision-makers the target countries, and Exclusive networking receptions with local industry and government leaders. U.S. participants may choose to travel to one, two or all three markets. Costs are as follows: Taiwan: $1,400 SME’s and $1,625 for large firms; Japan: $1,725/$1,925; Korea: $1,275/1,475. Sponsorship opportunities available. To apply for the mission or to receive additional information, please email
Frank.Spector@trade.gov or Anastasia.Xenias@trade.gov with cc to Debra.Rogers@trade.gov. Registration deadline: February 7, 2014.
For market profiles on each country, see the following links:
April 8-10, 2014: Illinois Trade Mission to International Health & Nutrition EXPO 2014 – Beijing
The State of Illinois Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) will lead a trade mission to the 16th International Health & Nutrition EXPO 2014 in Beijing, China in April 2014. The OTI will offer eight booth spaces at the Illinois Pavilion, free of charge, to qualified Illinois manufactures and service providers in Nutrition and health food; Healthcare; Healthcare drinks; Hair dressing & body beautification product; Sugar-free product; Diet therapy medicinal food products; and Health products packaging. This Illinois mission is supported by the US Commercial Service offices in Chicago and China. Companies with the latest innovations, equipment and technology are encouraged to apply. At least fifty percent of the company travel and lodging costs will be reimbursed for qualified Illinois companies that participate. Spots will go quickly, so register your interest and request and application ASAP from Mr. Zhigang Ren at firstname.lastname@example.org with cc to Christian.Koschil@trade.gov.
April 24-30, 2014: Automotive Trade Mission to India
India’s automotive industry is one of the most significant and fast growing sectors of the economy, averaging 20% annual growth. It is driven by a young population, and an expanding middle class with a currently low, but rapidly growing rate of motor vehicle ownership. The automobile and components industry is a priority sector for the Government of India which projects the market will reach $145 billion by 2016. Indian agents and distributors actively seek opportunities to market U.S. products in the domestic market. Learn more about the India Automotive Market on our December 12 webinar (see above), featuring U.S. Commercial Service transportation/automotive specialists from New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai. For more information about the trade mission, see http://export.gov/india/tradeevents/eg_in_066707.asp.
May 4 -8, 2014: Medical Technologies Trade Mission to Turkey
The trade mission is organized by The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, and the Commercial Service. Turkey enjoys a rapidly expanding healthcare market and there is a great potential for advanced medical technologies. Upcoming trade mission, focusing on seizing opportunities in this flourishing market, is designed for U.S. companies who wish to market themselves in Turkey, either by opening an office in Turkey or working through a distributor. At the end of the mission, participants will have gained market exposure and have been introduced to potential business partners, end-users, and industry contacts who will be key when they are building their business in Turkey. To learn more about the mission’s itinerary and the market potential in Turkey for your company, please visit our website: http://export.gov/trademissions/turkeyhealthcare2014.
May 20-23, 2014: Illinois Trade Mission to Hospitalar 2014– Sao Paulo, Brazil
The State of Illinois Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) will lead a trade mission to Hospitalar 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil. OTI will offer eight booth spaces at the North America Pavilion, free of charge, to qualified Illinois manufactures and service providers in medical device and health care sectors. The Hospitalar 2014 show is certified by the US Department of Commerce and the Illinois mission is supported by the US Commercial Service offices in Chicago and Brazil. Companies with the latest innovations, equipment and technology are encouraged to apply. At least fifty percent of the company travel and lodging costs will be reimbursed for qualified Illinois companies that participate. Spots will go quickly, so register your interest and request and application ASAP from Mr. Zhigang Ren at email@example.com with cc to Christian.Koschil@trade.gov.
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