Export Opportunities for U.S. Businesses

Automechanika Frankfurt 2014
September 16 – 20, 2014

Showtime One-on-One Appointments with Overseas Country Specialists

The U.S. Commercial Service/U.S. Department of Commerce is pleased to announce the Showtime program, to be conducted at Automechanika Frankfurt 2014.

Automotive Commercial Specialists from U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world will be at the show and available for FREE one-on-one meetings with U.S. companies, with products or services of at least 51% U.S. content, exhibiting at Automechanika.

These Commercial Specialists are your U.S. representatives and business advocates in their host countries. They can discuss the current market situation, export issues important to your firm, and export opportunities in their respective markets. If you are already exporting, they are also available to work with you to find additional partners, new markets and/or increase your market share.

Countries participating in Automechanika Frankfurt*:






Israel (Tel Aviv)



Israel (Jerusalem)






U.S. Census Bureau

U.S Small Business Administration

Commercial Service EU (EU Standards)


*Please note the list of countries participating is subject to change.

Advance registration required: These appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis and schedules fill up quickly. Companies that wish to participate must register in advance through the U.S. Department of Commerce ShowTime Program. There is no fee for this service.

U.S. Government Agencies participating in Automechanika Frankfurt:

  • U.S. Census Bureau, Automated Export System (AES) & Economic Programs*
  • U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade**

*U.S. Census Bureau: The Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau will meet with U.S. companies at Automechanika 2014 to provide instruction on how to access and use monthly U.S. Trade Statistics to increase international sales. The U.S. Trade Statistics are generated on a monthly basis and provide detailed information on over 18,000 commodities. Census staff will assist U.S. companies in identifying the best international market for a particular product. In addition to this, Census Staff will also assist U.S. companies on how to properly process the filing of export information into the Automated Export System (AES), a requirement for all U.S. exporters. This type of trade data is critical to the goal of expanding exports.

** U.S. Small Business Administration: As SBA's office for the support of small business international trade development, the Office of International Trade works in cooperation with other federal agencies and public- and private-sector groups to encourage small business exports and to assist small businesses seeking to export. Through 19 U.S. Export Assistance Centers, SBA district offices and a variety of service-provider partners, we direct and coordinate SBA's ongoing export initiatives in an effort to encourage small businesses going global.

To participate in these one-on-one meetings with an in-country expert or U.S government official from the aforementioned agency please follow the link below and complete the form ASAP. We will then forward your completed company profile to our country/industry Commercial Specialists from the countries you select. Meetings are available from September 16-19, 2014. The deadline to register is September 3, 2014!

Register For Showtime Here!

For more information on Automechanika Frankfurt 2014, and how to register as an attendee or exhibitor, please click here!

For further information regarding Showtime appointments or if you are having difficulty registering, please contact:

Iris Kapo at Iris.Kapo@trade.gov, or Ashish Vaid at Ashish.Vaid@trade.gov.

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