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The U.S. Commercial Service’s Automotive & Ground Transportation team is comprised of specialists, located throughout the Unites States at Export Assistance Centers and in American Embassies and Consulates worldwide, who are dedicated to helping you export. We are the automotive industry’s primary export assistance resource and should be your first point of contact if you are looking to sell your auto parts and services overseas. This site provides American companies supplying automotive, truck, or motorcycle-related parts, services, and manufacturing/testing equipment with up-to-date information to help your company succeed internationally. If your company is not currently working with our team member at your local U.S. Export Assistance Center, please contact us today to learn how we can assist you with your export objectives.

Upcoming Trade Events

  • Supplying Mexico’s Automotive Market – Webinar (April 30, 2014). Mexico ranks as the 8th largest vehicle producer in the world, and the automotive sector accounts for 19.8 percent of Mexico's manufacturing sector and 3.5 percent of its national GDP contribution. The information you will receive through this webinar will allow you to determine how to pursue opportunities in Mexico's growing automotive market. More on this webinar.
  • Discover Europe: Business Forum (June 3-4, 2014). Join the U.S. Commercial Service in Los Angeles, California for the premier Europe-focused event of the year! It will include high-ranking U.S. government officials, visiting U.S. commercial diplomats & international business leaders. The Conference will include a special session devoted to the automotive industry. The European automotive sector is a complex, robust & highly competitive market that provides the support network for Europe’s millions of cars, vans, trucks & buses. Accelerate Your Strategy for the European Market; learn more and register today!
  • Automechanika Middle East 2014 (June 3-5, 2014. Dubai, UAE). Join the USA Pavilion at the leading event for the rapidly developing automotive aftermarket in the wider Middle East and Africa. This trade event covers the full range of parts for motor vehicles, as well as components for the drive, chassis, body, electrics and electronic groups, equipment for vehicle service and repair, bodywork repair and painting, tires, batteries and performance systems. More on this show.
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Detailed Event Information For IDEX 2013 -- International Defense Exhibition & Conference Detailed Event Information For IDEX 2013 -- International Defense Exhibition & Conference
IDEX 2013 -- International Defense Exhibition & Conference -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Defense Industry Eq., Education/Training Services, Electronic Components, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Trucks/Trailers/Buses
Location/Date: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 02/17/2013 - 02/21/2013
Event Summary:
The International Defense Exhibition & Conference 2013 (IDEX 2013), serving the Gulf States, is one of the world's largest land and naval defense exhibition. Participating in the USA Pavilion, organized by The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), offers U.S. companies an excellent opportunity to open doors in the Middle East's important defense market. According to Frost & Sullivan's, "The Middle East Defense Market," defense spending in the Middle East is expected to top $100 (USD) billion by 2014, opening up substantial opportunities for U.S. defense companies to develop and expand sales in the region. In addition, IDEX continues to attract a growing number of international decision-makers, and key military and government representatives. Strong representation from the Gulf Cooperation Council and Middle Eastern and North African countries make IDEX 2013 a primary vehicle to reach these influential audiences. Co-located with NAVDEX, which provides a dedicated focus on maritime security, IDEX 2013 is a tri-service event. In 2011, IDEX attracted 1,060 exhibiting companies from 52 countries and over 60,000 attendees. UAE Armed Forces alone purchased US$4 billion worth of equipment at IDEX 2011. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, IDEX 2013 has the full support of the UAE Armed Forces. UAE's procurement budget is expected to grow more than 7 percent over the next 5 years, with US$3.9 billion expenditures planned for 2013. By 2020, UAE is targeted to spend US$5 billion on new defense equipment. Anticipated acquisitions will include naval corvettes, UAVs and helicopters. As the only international defense exhibition featuring live fire demonstrations using live ammunition, with a venue for full display and demonstration of all land and naval defense military hardware, IDEX 2013 provides a premier event for U.S. exhibitors to showcase their products before the top decision makers in the Gulf States, Middle East region and the rest of the world.

Contacts:
Amy Frankenstein, AUSA

Phone: 703/907-2666
afrankenstein@ausa.org
LexaLynn Hooper, AUSA

Phone: 703/907-2666
lhooper@ausa.org
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Deborah.Semb@trade.gov
John Simmons, Abu Dhabi
Regional Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: +971 2 414 2665
John.Simmons@trade.gov