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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: ProMat 2013 (Material Handling Industry of America) Detailed Event Information For IBP Select: ProMat 2013 (Material Handling Industry of America)
IBP Select: ProMat 2013 (Material Handling Industry of America) -- Computer Software, Furniture, Materials Handling Machinery, Packaging Eq., Robotics
Location/Date: Chicago, IL, United States 01/21/2013 - 01/24/2013
Event Summary:
ProMat is an event that combines four days of show floor exhibits and four days of world-class education and training sessions. Widely recognized as one of the world's most important material handling and logistics events, ProMat is the only international material handling show held in the United States. Exhibits cover all types of material handling and logistics equipment/systems and associated services that make up this nearly $130 billion industry. The show's Education Conference combines workshops, seminars, keynotes, on-floor theaters, case studies and plant visits to make ProMat the broadest and most comprehensive event of its kind in the world. ProMat 2011 featured 677 exhibitors in 270,000 net square feet of exhibit space, and drew 32,000 attendees from 100 countries.

Contacts:
Thomas Carbott, Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA)

Phone: 704-714-8716
tcarbott@mhia.org
Gary Rand, Abu Dhabi
Director
Phone: 202-482-0691
Gary.Rand@trade.gov
Aditi Palli, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-3334
Aditi.Palli@trade.gov