February 9-13, 2015: Healthcare Trade Mission to Philippines and Indonesia
The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing an executive led trade mission of U.S.-based medical device and healthcare technology companies to Manila and Jakarta – two growing and dynamic markets that hold strong potential for U.S. exporters.  With more than $37 Billion USD spent on Healthcare in 2012 and expected annual increases of more than 10% each year since, both the Filipino and Indonesian Governments have identified Healthcare as a top national priority. Extended registration deadline: December 12, 2014.  SME fee is $3,250.  iSTEP financial assistance may be available.  For more information, contact, or go to

March 4-12, 2015: Safety & Security Trade Mission to Morocco, Algeria and Egypt
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is organizing an Executive-led Business Development Mission in March 2015. The mission's purpose is to help U.S. firms in the safety and security industry find business partners and sell products and services in North Africa. Specific opportunities for U.S. companies include but are not limited to: all security and safety equipment and related solutions for seaports, airports, border crossings, security and safety agencies such as the police, and buildings; integrated monitoring and surveillance solutions; luggage screening devices; fire prevention and control equipment, alarm equipment for building safety, emergency evacuation systems; radio communication systems; and inspection equipment for containers and seaport cargo, border and perimeter control, bomb detection equipment, uniforms, protective apparel & accessories (industrial) and x-ray and scanning equipment.  The mission will include stops in Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco; Algiers, Algeria; and Cairo, Egypt, where participants will receive market briefings and participate in customized meetings with key officials and prospective partners. There will be an optional stop in Beirut, Lebanon. Cost: $5,000 for large firms; $3,300 for SMEs.  Deadline for Registration: January 15, 2015. For more information, contact: Frank Spector at (202-482-2054) or Paul Matino at (410-962-4539 Ext. 108), or visit 

March 15 – March 21, 2015: Education Trade Mission to Central America
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is organizing an education mission to El Salvador and Honduras with optional stop to Nicaragua. Department of Commerce is partnering with the Department of State’s EducationUSA Advising Centers. The education mission’s emphasis will be on U.S. higher education, focusing on, in order of importance, intensive English language programs, community colleges, and summer undergraduate and graduate programs.   Registration Deadline: January 15, 2015. Please contact with cc to for more information, or see the U.S. Commercial Service Education website for more details at

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:

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