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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 SEMICON / SOLARCON / FPD CHINA 2013 Detailed Event Information For SEMICON / SOLARCON / FPD CHINA 2013
SEMICON / SOLARCON / FPD CHINA 2013 -- Composite Materials, Computers/Peripherals, Computer Services, Electronic Commerce, Electronics Industry Prod/Test Eq., Laboratory Scientific Instruments, Renewable Energy Eq., Robotics, Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: Shanghai, China 03/19/2013 - 03/21/2013
Event Summary:
SEMICON / SOLARCON / FPD CHINA 2013 is the largest combined semiconductor, solar and flat panel display manufacturing technology exhibition with 1,500 exhibitors and over 57,000 visitors from 80 countries. The Commerce Department forecasts over 100 U.S. exhibitors at the event. SEMICON / SOLARCON / FPD CHINA 2013 is a global industry trade event that serves US exporters selling equipment materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), photovoltaic and related technologies. The SEMICON / SOLARCON / FPD CHINA 2013 venue offers programs and activities in every major microelectronics and display manufacturing regions worldwide. SEMICON / SOLARCON / FPD CHINA 2013 provides an event where sales occur. SEMICON / SOLARCON / FPD CHINA 2013 creates and delivers access to markets, customers, investors, suppliers, governments, market information and the global industry community due to the array of buyers at the event. Accompanying the rise in China's GDP, U.S. exports to China increased in 2010 by over 32 percent to almost $92 billion. China remains the U.S.'s second largest trading partner after Canada.

Contacts:
Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Kevin.Haley@trade.gov
Arthur Paredes, SEMI Global

Phone: 408-943-6982
aparedes@semi.org
Sarah Fox, Miami
Commercial Officer
Phone: 305 526 7425
Sarah.Fox@trade.gov
Jane Shen, Shanghai
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 86 21 6279 7630*8718
Jane.Shen@trade.gov
Ricardo Pelaez, Lima
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: (51 1) 618-2440
Ricardo.Pelaez@trade.gov
Shiqiao Chen, Shanghai
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 0086-21-6279 7637
Shiqiao.Chen@trade.gov