The United States Department of Commerce (DOC), International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS), is organizing an executive-led Ports and Maritime Technology Trade Mission to India from February 20 to 24, 2012.
The mission will include one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with national and regional government officials; and networking events. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to India’s rapidly expanding port and maritime technology market and to assist U.S. companies pursue export opportunities in this sector. The mission to India is intended to include representatives from leading U.S. companies that provide state-of-the-art cargo handling equipment, port security and maritime technology equipment.
The mission will visit three cities, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. In Mumbai the trade mission will coincide with Reed Exhibitions’ Shipping, Transport & Logistics (SITL) trade show, which takes place February 23 to 25. Trade mission participants will also have the option to begin their trip with a visit to Kolkata, where CS Kolkata will arrange meetings with public sector port officials from the states of West Bengal and Orissa.
Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than travelling to India on their own, will enhance the companies’ ability to secure meetings in India.
Chennai, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Kolkata, India
February 20-24, 2012
Rapidly Expanding Ports and Maritime Technology Market, with much government investment
The Mission is designed to include representatives from the following ports and maritime tech sub-sectors:
Cost: $3,760 for large firms and $3,560 for an SME (less than 500 employees), for one representative. The fee for each additional representative is $750. The fee for the optional stop in Kolkata is $600 for large firms and $450 for SMEs, for one representative.
For more information contact Trade Specialist David McCormack at firstname.lastname@example.org; (202) 482-2833.