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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 IBP Select: Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) 2013 Detailed Event Information For IBP Select: Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) 2013
IBP Select: Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) 2013 -- Biotechnology, Environmental Technologies, General Science & Technology, Industrial Chemicals, Oil/Gas Field Machinery, Oil/Gas/Mineral Prod/Explor Serv., Operations/Maintenance Services, Pollution Control Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Robotics
Location/Date: Lafayette, LA, United States 10/22/2013 - 10/24/2013
Event Summary:
The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) is one of the largest oil and gas events in the United States. The show offers a premier marketing environment for manufacturers and vendors of oil & gas industry technology and services in the exploration and development of the world's petroleum industry. LAGCOE continues to provide a unique opportunity for oil and gas industry personnel, particularly engineers and operations personnel, to preview the latest equipment and technology in order to keep abreast of advances in their industry. With approximately 400 exhibitors and over 155,000 net square footage of paid exhibit space, LAGCOE's 2009 and 2011 shows were both sell-outs, drawing over 15,500 business professionals.

Contacts:
Angela Cring, LAGCOE

Phone: 337-235-4055
angela@lagcoe.com
Vidya Desai, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-2311
Vidya.Desai@trade.gov