Trade Mission to Central America

Mar 26th, 2017 to Mar 31st, 2017
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Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Building Products, Construction Eq., Renewable Energy Eq., Security/Safety Eq.
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to Central America that will include the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in Central America Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica on March 26-28, 2017. U.S. trade mission participants will arrive in Costa Rica on or before March 26 to attend the opening reception for the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in Central America Conference, which is also open to U.S. companies not participating in the trade mission. Trade mission participants will attend the Conference on March 27. Following the morning session of the conference, trade mission participants will participate in one-on-one consultations with U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) Commercial Officers and/or Department of State Economic/Commercial Officers from the following U.S. Embassies in the region: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, and Panama. The following day, March 28, trade mission participants will engage in business-to-business appointments with companies in Costa Rica. A limited number of trade mission participants will then have the option to travel to: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua or Panama (choosing only one market) for optional additional business-to-business appointments based on recommendations from the USFCS in those markets. Each business to business appointment will be with a pre-screened potential buyer, agent, distributor or joint-venture partner. The Department of Commerce's Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in Central America Conference will focus on regional-specific sessions, market entry strategies, legal, logistics, and trade financing resources as well as pre-arranged one-on-one consultations with USFCS Commercial Officers and/or Department of State Economic/Commercial Officers with expertise in commercial markets throughout the region. This trade mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of industries with growing potential in Central America, but is focused on U.S. companies representing best prospects sectors such as construction equipment/road building machinery, renewable energy, automotive parts and accessories, and safety and security equipment. The combination of the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in Central America Conference and this trade mission, including its business-to-business matchmaking opportunities in Costa Rica and one other optional Central American country, will provide participants with access to substantive information on strategies for entering or expanding their business across the Central America region.

ExpoProduccion 2017 (TFC Event)

Mar 29th, 2017 to Mar 31st, 2017
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Apparel, Textile Fabrics, Textile Machinery/Eq., Textile Products - Made-Up, Yarns
ExpoProducción, being held March 29 – 31, 2017, at the World Trade Center, Mexico City, is the only event in Mexico to bring together under one roof all sectors of the apparel, home textiles and technical textiles. Leading companies from the equipment and machinery sector, along with both domestic and international textile manufacturers, technical textiles and fiber manufacturers, and all areas of service and parts suppliers will be showcasing there latest products, services and technology for the industry, along with a comprehensive and leading edge program of education that will provide product manufacturers with the best tools to grow and improve their businesses.

2017 SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing (IBP Event)

Apr 11th, 2017 to Apr 13th, 2017
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China Refrigeration 2017 ( TFC Event)

Apr 12th, 2017 to Apr 14th, 2017
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Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Eq., Environmental Technologies, Renewable Energy Eq.
China Refrigeration 2017 provides market entry opportunities to U.S. exporters. The 248th International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage (CHINA REFRIGERATION 2017) will be held on April 12-14, 2017 in Shanghai, China. China Refrigeration is the largest refrigeration sector trade event in Asia. It is the must attend / exhibit event for any U.S. exporter who is selling heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) into the Asian markets. U.S. exporters sold over $400 million into the Asian markets in 2015 and in 2016. Export sales are forecast to continue to grow for the next few years. China Refrigeration 2017 is hosted by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Beijing Sub-council, Chinese Association of Refrigeration and China Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association. The organizers represent the array of authorized professional organizations either in trade promotion or HVACR industry. China Refrigeration devotes every effort to establishing a quality platform for displaying, trading and networking marketplace for the industry all over Asia. For complete information about this event contact the following individual: Jeff Malley Events International Telephone: 971-266-8240 Facsimile: 971-703-4193 Email: eiusa.jm@gmail.com

Latin American Aerospace Defense (LAAD)/Defence Security 2017 (TFC EVENT)

Apr 14th, 2017 to Apr 17th, 2017
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Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Defense Industry Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Latin American Aerospace Defense (LAAD)/Defence Security 2017 will take place at the Riocentro exhibition center, April 14 - 17, 2017. LAAD brings Brazilian and international companies specializing in supplying equipment, services and technology to the armed Forces, Police and Special Forces. WHY EXHIBIT? • Latin America's leading defence and security exhibition • 28,895 visitors • 170 official delagations hosting 442 delegates from 72 countries • 642 exhibitors from 41 countries • 27 international pavilions According to Business Market International Business Market International (BMI), Brazil's defence sector is looking to foster partnerships in the form of joint ventures with a range of new international partners. BMI views Brazil as a likely base for international defence companies wishing to develop and expand into other markets in the Latin American region. The company most active in seeking partnerships with international groups is Embraer; this extends from whole platform development programs to individual components and systems. The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) STATE TRADE EXPANSION PROGRAM (STEP) (https://www.sba.gov/content/step-program) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for U.S. small businesses that meet SBA size standards to help them sell their products and services abroad. • Learn how to export • Participate in foreign trade missions trade shows • Obtain services to support foreign market entry • Develop websites to attract foreign buyers • Design international marketing materials

2017 NAB Show

Apr 22nd, 2017 to Apr 27th, 2017
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Audio/Visual Eq., Consumer Electronics, Electronics Industry Prod/Test Eq., Films/Videos, Information Services, Photographic Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Telecommunications Services
The 2017 NAB Show will be the 94th consecutive NAB event. NAB Show, held annually in Las Vegas, is the world's largest and most important media and entertainment event covering content creation, management and delivery across all platforms and mediums. With nearly 100,000 Attendees representing 159 countries, more than 1,700 Exhibitors and 500 educational sessions, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for media and entertainment. NAB Show attracts a broad cross-section of professionals from all areas of the media and entertainment industries and supports their business needs through comprehensive exhibits, networking events and extensive educational programs covering engineering, production, post-production, management, sales, marketing, policy, regulation and emerging technologies. In addition to the National Association of Broadcasters, there are many partner organizations that provide support and expertise through conference programming and make NAB Show a true all-industry event. No other event combines the breadth and depth of educational opportunities, the number and caliber of exhibitors, and the professional networking events that each NAB Show offers. It is the world's single most comprehensive annual trade event for the media and entertainment industry. Attendees representing every sector of the industry will be there. Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Telecom, Post-Production, Education, Houses of Worship, Advertising, Military/Government, Retail, Security, Sports, IT and more converge in Las Vegas for six days to feed the need of next-generation content.

Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) 2017 (IBP select

Apr 24th, 2017 to Apr 28th, 2017
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Building Products, Composite Materials, Construction Eq., Computers/Peripherals, Computer Services, Forestry/Woodworking Machinery, Security/Safety Eq., Trucks/Trailers/Buses, Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)
FDIC has proven year after year that it is the premier conference and exhibition for the fire industry. With the largest gathering of decision-makers, trainers and experts – as well as manufacturers and suppliers, FDIC serves as a spearhead for networking, relationship development and future revenue growth. THE 2017 Interactive Floorplan 2017Exhibitors will include manufacturers and suppliers of the following products and services. Don't let the competition get in front of you... attend FDIC INTERNATIONAL 2016 and make an impact. • Apparatus and Apparatus Accessories • Protective Clothing • SCBA and Supplies • Education/Colleges/Training Services • Tools • Nozzles, Hoses and Reels • Ropes, Chains, and Safety Belts • Personal Safety Devices/Accountability Systems • Pumps/Gauges • Monitors and Detectors • Sirens, Lights, Alarms and Signaling Devices • And Many More Companies Related to the Fire and EMT Industries Internal Comments

Adriatic Sea Defense and Aerospace Conference 2016 (TFC event)

Apr 26th, 2017 to Apr 28th, 2017
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Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Defense Industry Eq., Security/Safety Eq.

Adriatic Sea Defense and Aerospace Conference 2017(TFC event)

Apr 26th, 2017 to Apr 28th, 2017
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Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Defense Industry Eq., Security/Safety Eq.

Costa Rica Community College Education Fair 2017

Apr 27th, 2017 to Apr 29th, 2017
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Education/Training Services
Join the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica and EducationUSA for the Costa Rica Community College Education Fair, April 27-29, 2017 in San Jose, Costa Rica. This program is an exciting opportunity for representatives of U.S. community colleges to explore the market in Costa Rica and make connections. The program will include: - Three visits to high schools in San Jose for the Community College Fairs (over 600 students expected) - An afternoon briefing on the higher education system in Costa Rica - Networking meeting with high school counselors - An Open Education Fair with students and parents, to take place on Saturday, April 29th - Optional cultural event - Transportation services to and from the airport and some meals are included. Why Costa Rica? Costa Rica is a strong market for attracting community college students who want to study in the U.S. According to the latest Open Doors report, 91,648 international students studied at U.S. community colleges in 2014-2015, up 4.2% from 2013-2014. The Costa Rican market is especially suited for U.S. community colleges due to the affordability of these programs. The participation fee for this event is $1,950 (one school representative). Additional participation fee for extra school representative is $975. Expenses for travel, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each participant. For more information, please contact Stephanie.Heckel@trade.gov.