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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.

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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.

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Trade Events

  • NPE 2012 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, FL April 2-5, 2012. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details:
  • International Woodworking Show 2012 – August 22-25th, 2012, World Trade Center Atlanta, Georgia. Showtime services available. For details please click here.

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Detailed Event Information For Laser World of Photonics 2013 Detailed Event Information For Laser World of Photonics 2013
Laser World of Photonics 2013 -- Biotechnology, Information Services, Laboratory Scientific Instruments, Machine Tools/Metalworking Eq.
Location/Date: Munich, Germany 05/13/2013 - 05/16/2013
Event Summary:
LASER World of Photonics continues to be one of the world's leading trade shows/conference for optical technologies and an ideal platform for international market leaders and innovative start-ups to present their products and applications in the areas of lasers and optronics, optics, production technology for optics, sensor technology and measurement, testing technology and biotechnology, imaging, optical measurement systems, lasers and laser systems for manufacturing and illumination. LASER World of Photonics is held every two years in Munich. The Laser World of Photonics 2011 event attracted 1,100 exhibitors and almost 28,000 visitors from 80 countries. A number of 180 exhibitors from the United States featured their products at Laser 2011. This industry sector is growing rapidly and we therefore believe that Laser 2013 is an ideal platform to market U.S. products to German and international customers. Further information is available from: The U.S. Commercial Service in Germany offers a wide range of support services for U.S. Exhibitors at Laser World of Photonics 2013. We are working with our fellow U.S. Commercial Service Laser/Photonics Specialists in other countries to promote your presence and products to local buyers, distributors and other potential partners in major global markets. - We alert potential partners in Germany that you will be at the show to generate interest in your products or services. - U.S. Commercial Service colleagues in other European countries will promote your products/services to buyers and other potential business partners in their markets. - We provide on-site counseling during the trade show. - We provide you with up-to-date market research (also on other European markets). - We feature your products or services on our official U.S. Commercial Service Germany website to help generate additional business leads. Interested U.S. exhibitors or visitors should contact Ms. Doris Groot, phone: +49-89-2888-749 or email Don't miss this excellent opportunity to enter the international arena and present your products to buyers from all over the globe while receiving complementary and professional support from the U.S. Commercial Service every step of the way. Please also visit our website to obtain info about U.S. Commercial Service programs and services designed to help U.S. exporters succeed in the German and European markets, and about VAT recovery procedures:

Doris Groot, Munich
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49-89-2888-749
Claudia Sixl, Munich Trade Fair Authority

Phone: 49-89-949-11468