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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:
  • NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, Florida March 23-27, 2015. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details:
  • 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:
  • FABTECH Mexico 2015 – May 5-7, 2015, Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico (now co-located with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. For details, see:
  • CHINAPLAS 2015 – to be held in Guangzhou, China, May 20-23, 2015. CHINAPLAS is the third largest plastics show worldwide. For details, see:

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Detailed Event Information For Design & Construction Opportunities in Kazakhstan Detailed Event Information For Design & Construction Opportunities in Kazakhstan
Design & Construction Opportunities in Kazakhstan -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Eq., Building Products, Construction Eq., Furniture, Household Consumer Goods
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Location/Date: Milwaukee, WI, United States 04/11/2013 - 04/11/2013
Event Summary:
On Thursday, April 11, 2013, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Global Design & Construction Team is hosting a FREE webinar to promote the many opportunities for U.S. design and building construction firms in the emerging market of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan's construction sector is expected to further improve in 2013-14, with residential, office, commercial and multi-functional projects developing in Astana, Almaty and Atyrau. In addition, large infrastructure and industrial projects are planned for Western Kazakhstan. Construction materials used in Kazakhstan are predominantly imported and, as a result, there are many opportunities for U.S. firms to get involved in this attractive market. The webinar will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 11 AM Eastern Time, 8 AM Pacific Time. This webinar will provide: •A briefing by the U.S. Commercial Service on U.S. best prospects in Kazakhstan; •Information on the USA Pavilion at Kazbuild 2013, the largest construction market exhibition in Central Asia and a U.S. Commercial Service Certified Foreign Trade Show (September 4-7, 2013; as well as •Insight from a U.S. firm currently doing business in country (past and present participant at KazBuild).

Damian Felton, Milwaukee
Phone: 414-297-3457