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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 Future of U.S.-Japan Technology Collaboration Detailed Event Information For Future of U.S.-Japan Technology Collaboration
Future of U.S.-Japan Technology Collaboration -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Composite Materials, Computers/Peripherals, Defense Industry Eq., Education/Training Services, Health Care Services, Security/Safety Eq., Travel and Tourism Industries, Water Resources Eq./Services
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Seattle, WA, United States 01/07/2013 - 01/07/2013
Event Summary:
With All Nippon Airlines and United Airlines initiating new non-stop flights between the U.S. and Japan, U.S. Ambassador Roos is leading the first-ever "New Routes for U.S.-Japan Collaboration Outreach Tour" to bring a mix of U.S. and Japanese government officials, companies and business organizations to the United States, with the objective of increasing awareness among American companies of opportunities not only to increase trade and investment and tourism, but also to highlight the on-going and future of U.S.-Japan Technology development. The "Future of U.S.-Japan Technology Collaboration conference is designed to showcase the U.S.-Japan trade, investment and education relationship and opportunities in the aviation, information technologies and retail sectors. Hear from experts in the industries so key to Washington State's economy.

Contacts:
Diane Mooney, Seattle
USEAC Director
Phone: 206-553-5615,ext. 236
Diane.Mooney@trade.gov
Gregory Taevs, Tokyo
Commercial Officer
Phone: 81-3-3224-5070
Gregory.Taevs@trade.gov
Bob Deane, Seattle
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 206-553-5615 x 225
Bob.Deane@trade.gov