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Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team is here to assist with your international business. To find your local building/construction specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.
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2016 AIA National Convention – May 19-21, 2016
Meet with Industry Specialists from Brazil, Chile, China and Vietnam
In cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Commercial Service (part of the U.S. Department of Commerce) is offering SHOWTIME at the 2016 AIA National Convention.
SHOWTIME provides participating companies the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our U.S. Embassy Commercial Specialists from Brazil, Chile, China and Vietnam. These industry professionals from around the world will be on hand to discuss market trends and opportunities for your business in their markets. They can help you identify strategies to expand your company’s international reach.
Please sign up for SHOWTIME to:
Register Online Today!
Advanced registration is required. Please register at: http://1.usa.gov/1WLoysd
Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis. Deadline to register is Friday, May 13. Final SHOWTIME appointment schedules will be emailed to registrants on Monday, May 16, 2016.
Discover Global Markets: The Americas
June 15-16, 2016
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities
November 1-3, 2016
|Japan Home & Building Show 2012 -- Building Products|
The Japan Management Association will organize a U.S. pavilion at the Japan Home & Building Show on September 14-16, 2012 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan. This event is the largest industry trade show in the Japanese residential building product industry, attracting over 90,000 visitors every year.
The Japanese housing market has long been regarded as one of the largest markets among developed countries; the most recent new housing starts showed 813,126 newly built homes in 2011, 3.1% increase from 2010. In addition, the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami destroyed tens of thousands of homes and buildings in Northern Japan. The rebuilding effort will lead to high demand for building products including insulation products, toilets, wood products, and exterior wall materials.
In March 2011 the Government of Japan implemented its House Eco Point System to give an incentive to homeowners to buy eco-friendly homes or conduct eco-renovation. This program has been extended to the end of December 2012, and includes solar energy systems, water-saving toilets, and high insulated bathrooms. Wall and ceiling insulation products are already in high demand, and the Government of Japan is also set to implement a new efficiency rating system for window insulation performance in April 2011. All these developments will give U.S. manufactures of green building products a good chance to enter into the Japanese residential market.
To highlight U.S. exhibitors at the show, there will be a "USA Pavilion.” By exhibiting in the USA Pavilion, U.S. exhibitors will enjoy: 1) discounted participation fee; 2) direct mailing promotion to more than 2,500 Japanese homebuilders, importers and distributors, architects and developers and other housing professionals; 3) premium booth location; 4) USA Pavilion lounge with free internet connection and a free drink and snack service; and 5) support from CS Japan before, during and after the show.
The U.S. Commercial Service, Japan believes that the Japan Home & Building Show 2012 will provide an excellent opportunity for U.S. building products companies to enter into the Japanese market or expand their sales in Japan.
|John Fleming, Chennai|
Principal Commercial Officer
|Kazuhisa Takabatake, Osaka-Kobe|
Senior Commercial Specialist
|Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs|
Senior International Trade Specialist
|Ken Knight, Knight Global Solutions, Inc.|