Welcome to our international Manufacturing page. It provides the most recent market research, trade leads and event information. Our worldwide team of Manufacturing Specialists is prepared to assist in increasing your export sales. With team members in key manufacturing regions of the U.S. and in foreign markets, trade specialists and industry experts are standing ready to aid your firm.
With the depreciation of the U.S. dollar against the Euro, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are beginning to explore opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S.
The Manufacturing industry has been a cornerstone of the U.S. economy for decades, and has provided well paying jobs for a variety of skill levels. The industry’s position is now challenged by global competition, changes in technology, and worldwide economic conditions. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, we strive to provide assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness.
Below are links to view trade data snapshots for selected NAICS codes. Additional trade data is available through the TradeStats Express Database.
|The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show (NRA Show) 2012 -- Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Eq., Agricultural Products, Foods - Processed, Hotel/Restaurant Eq.|
The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show (NRA Show) is the Western Hemisphere's largest foodservice and hospitality event. NRA Show attracts approximately 60,000 attendees along with approximately 2,000 exhibiting organizations.
The Show is an outstanding source for products, information and contacts. In addition to the huge array of exhibitors, over 80 education sessions presented by world-class experts, scores of culinary demonstrations and competitions presented by premier chefs and restaurateurs, keynote addresses by internationally recognized leaders, and other features and programs are all available free to registered attendees.
Special Accommodations are made for international guests. For example, all foreign attendees are invited to attend the annual International Reception. Additionally, the Back-of the-House Tours provide behind the scenes perspectives into leading Chicago foodservice operations exclusively for international attendees.
The two-day International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event (IWSB) is run concurrently with the NRA Show. IWSB is the only beverage alcohol event exclusively for foodservice and hospitality operators. Since its inception in 2008, IWSB provides operators with highly focused forum for the beverage alcohol products, information and contacts. In addition to face-to-face contact with a wide array of vintners, distillers and brewers IWSB hosts beverage alcohol-food pairings and a wide ranging education program. The NRA Show-IWSB Event combination provides an unsurpassed venue for restaurateurs and other foodservice and hospitality operators to cost effectively improve their businesses.
There will be approximately 900 product categories to choose from, including but not limited to china, glassware, tableware, pizza ovens, griddles and grills, broilers, uniforms, hotel equipment and supplies, sauces, pizza, salads, soup bases snack foods, meats (game and processed), and other products directly related to the restaurant/foodservice/lodging industry.
|Amanda Ayvaz, Trade Event Programs|
International Trade Specialist
|Patti Beese, National Restaurant Association|
|Patti Beese, |
Director, Operations and Services