Trade Events provide venues for U.S. exporters to meet international buyers, distributors, or representatives.
By organizing trade missions and educational seminars; providing matching or export counseling services at trade shows; and recruiting buyer delegations to U.S. trade shows, the U.S. Government helps U.S. exporters expand global sales at trade events.
In May, regional experts from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia will convene in San Diego, California for the two-day ACCESS 2013 conference at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla. ACCESS 2013 is a unique opportunity to hear directly from U.S. Commercial Service Officers serving in some of the world’s fastest growing economies. ACCESS 2013 can help your company identify new export markets and opportunities in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, obtain the resources necessary to succeed in these markets, and develop market entry strategies. U.S. State Department foreign service officers stationed in these world regions have been invited to actively participate in ACCESS 2013.
Automechanika Johannesburg is the leading meeting place for the automobile sector in Southern Africa and the Gateway to Africa. The 2013 event, which will take place May 8-11, will incorporate a number of innovations to make it even more attractive to exhibitors and visitors alike. It is the ideal time and place to stage conferences, workshops and training sessions. For more information about Automechanika Johannesburg, click here.
NAMPO- CS South Africa and the CS Agriculture Team are again organizing a U.S. Pavilion of over 25 U.S. agriculture supply companies at Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Days, Africa’s largest Agriculture related trade show, from May 14-17, 2013. CS Johannesburg invites partner posts to recruit targeted delegations to travel to Bothaville, S. Africa (2.5 hour drive from Johannesburg) to participate in the show. CS S. Africa will organize targeted networking events with the U.S. companies as well as individual one-on-one meetings with interested and qualified potential partners and buyers. For more information contact Commercial Specialist Denvor.Julies@trade.gov. Show registration closes at the end of March, so contact Denvor today!
Africa Rail I Africa Ports and Harbours Show I RoadTrans I Aviation Outlook Africa will take place at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg from 24 -27 June. CS Johannesburg invites partner posts in markets with opportunities in any of these sectors to participate in Africa’s single largest Infrastructure conference and show by recruiting buyer delegations. Dozens of U.S. firms will display and present at each of the individual show. CS South Africa will help facilitate delegation participation in networking events and one-on-one meetings. For more information contact Senior Commercial Specialist Johan.vanRensburg@trade.gov.
Business tourism, including the trade show and expo industry, is booming in South Africa. And no wonder.
Well over 1 000 world-class conference and exhibition venues are available across the country, ranging from intimate bush hideaways to hi-tech convention centre’s, and all offering a wealth of side-tours: from walking with elephants to first-hand experiences of African culture to luxury shopping and relaxation.
Take a look at our calendar of expos forthcoming in South Africa. It's not an exhaustive list, but aims to cover the major events – including those targeting the international market – and is updated regularly.
This searchable list includes all official trade missions and trade events sponsored by the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
This listing does not include any events for Agricultural goods. Find the link on the right menu to Agricultural trade events and other specialty calendars and trade event programs.
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