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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 Hannover Messe 2013 Detailed Event Information For Hannover Messe 2013
Hannover Messe 2013 -- Chemical Production Machinery, Composite Materials, Advanced Ceramics, Electronics Industry Prod/Test Eq., General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Plastics Production Machinery, Plastics Materials/Resins, Robotics
Location/Date: Hannover, Germany 04/08/2013 - 04/12/2013
Event Summary:
The world's leading showcase for industrial technology is staged annually in Hannover, Germany. HANNOVER MESSE typically hosts around 6,000 international exhibitors from more than 60 countries, and attracts more than 200,000 attendees from more than 80 countries, 95% professionals. HANNOVER MESSE 2013 will focus on: Industrial Automation; Energy; Power Plant Technology; Wind; MobiliTec; Digital Factory; ComVac; Industrial Supply; CoilTechnica; Surface Technology; Industrial GreenTec; Research & Technology. The various display categories create synergies for sales success across traditional industry sectors. CS Germany will provide promotional support for U.S. exhibitors at the Hannover Fair via CS websites Europe-wide; counsel exhibitors before and after the trade fair and support U.S. exhibitors with CS programs as requested.

Contacts:
Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Kevin.Haley@trade.gov
Volker Wirsdorf, Frankfurt
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49-69-7535 3150
Volker.Wirsdorf@trade.gov
Robin Estey, Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.

Phone: 609-987-1201
restey@hfusa.com
Hannah Kamenetsky, Atlanta
Commercial Officer
Phone: 404 815 1596
Hannah.Kamenetsky@trade.gov