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Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T)

Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T) Team for U.S. manufacturers who want to export. The M3T Team's in-depth industry expertise seeks to provide up-to-date export assistance and value-added services for the exports of industrial machinery and materials in the chemicals, plastics, composites, paper/pulp, material handling, metal-working and machine tools sectors. Since exports boost the economy and greatly increase a company’s profitability, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are now exploring opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.

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Upcoming Trade Events for 2015:

  • Expo Manufactura 2015 – The industrial showcase of northern Mexico held at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico, February 3-5, 2015. For details, see: http://www.expomanufactura.com.mx/
  • NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, Florida March 23-27, 2015. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details: http://www.npe.org/
  • ACREX India 2015 – February 26-28, 2015 in Bangalore, India. This show is focused on the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries. For details, see: http://acrex.in/
  • FABTECH Mexico 2015 – May 5-7, 2015, Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico (now co-located with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. For details, see: http://fabtechmexico.com/
  • CHINAPLAS 2015 – to be held in Guangzhou, China, May 20-23, 2015. CHINAPLAS is the third largest plastics show worldwide. For details, see: http://www.chinaplasonline.com/CPS15/Home/lang-eng/Information.aspx

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Detailed Event Information For European Coatings Show 2013 Detailed Event Information For European Coatings Show 2013
European Coatings Show 2013 -- Building Products, Industrial Chemicals, Plastics Materials/Resins
Location/Date: Nuremberg, Germany 03/19/2013 - 03/21/2013
Event Summary:
U.S. manufacturers seeking to market their innovative paints and coatings in Europe increasingly participate in the European Coatings Show. It is the leading European exhibition for the international paints and coatings industry. Taking place every two years, the show is the European event for coatings, sealants and adhesives as well as the respective raw materials. In 2011, the European Coatings Show drew 887 exhibitors from 45 countries, among them 37 U.S. exhibitors (2010: 29 U.S. companies). The show hosts a U.S. Pavilion. The event was so highly international that more than half of the exhibitors came from abroad. Of the 25,955, trade visitors 16,297 were from countries outside of Germany. The European Coatings Show is a good market place for U.S. firms seeking international exposure, particularly in Europe. 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 US Commercial Service every step of the way. SERVICE: Before, during and after the show, the U.S. Commercial Service in Germany offers a wide range of support services to American exporters wishing to do business: From the individual counseling of U.S. companies interested in the European Coatings Show, an international pre-show promotion of the U.S. exhibitors to a full support package on the show floor, including but not limited to a pre-show briefing, market research and individual counseling by CS Germany's chemicals specialist at the show.

Contacts:
Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Kevin.Haley@trade.gov
Kirsten Hentschel, Dusseldorf
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49 211-737-767-30
Kirsten.Hentschel@trade.gov
Heather Kuznetz, NuernbergMesse North America, Inc

Phone: 770-618-5833
heather.kuznetz@nuernbergmesse-north-america.com

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