INTERNATIONAL TRADE MISSIONS

July 27 – Aug 1, 2015:  Healthcare Executive Service to India - New Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai
Participants will benefit from individual one-on-on meetings in each location, as well as site visits, networking events and the opportunity to attend and exhibit in a catalogue option at the Medicall Trade Show in Chennai. Cost for Large Firms: $4,300.  Cost for Small-Medium Firms: $2,700.   See here.

August 17-21, 2015:  2nd Annual Health IT Trade Mission to Brazil - Sao Paulo
This high impact business focused mission will enable U.S. companies to  showcase their technology to senior-level public and private health care officials and potential partners; learn first-hand about Brazil’s emerging health IT market, policies and business opportunities; and contribute to the shaping of a big emerging health IT market. Cost: small-medium firms $2,450; large firms: $2,975.  See here.

September 20-14, 2015:  Franchising Trade Mission to Central America - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala
Participating franchise companies will receive valuable briefings, research and the opportunity to meet potential franchisees in growing Central American markets. Itinerary items include one-on-one matchmaking meetings with pre-screened local investors, country briefings with U.S. Embassy officials and U.S. Commercial Service officers, briefings from local commercial and legal experts, site visits and networking receptions. Cost: $5,500. Registration deadline: June 24. See here.

October 18-22, 2015: Architecture and Engineering Trade Mission – UAE & Saudi Arabia (Qatar optional)
Join the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), with support from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) (http://www.aia.org) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) (http://www.acec.org), for an Architecture and Engineering Services Trade Mission to Abu Dhabi, UA, and Riyadh & Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with an optional stop in Doha, Qatar. With over $960 billion worth of architecture and engineering projects planned or under way in Saudi Arabia alone, this trade mission is a great opportunity to break in to major markets in the Middle East. The Middle East’s business culture centers on personal contact and meetings, making travel to the region incredibly important. Best industry prospects for this trade mission include: Master Planning (regional); Port Re-development; Airports/other transportation infrastructure facility architecture; Healthcare Facilities; Hospitality; Mixed-use projects; Sports & Entertainment; and Educational Facilities.  UAE & Saudi Arabia fee: $3,300 for small or medium-sized firms, $4,400 for large firms & trade associations. Each additional representative is $750.  Qatar optional stop fee: $700 for small or medium-sized firms, $800 for large firms & trade associations. Each Additional representative is $700.  Deadline to apply: August 15, 2015; space is limited! For more information and to register: http://export.gov/trademissions/archengmideast/. Contact Arica Young (arica.young@trade.gov) or Eugene Alford (eugene.alford@trade.gov) with any questions.

March 7-10, 2016: Education Trade Mission to Africa – Johannesburg, Accra, & Abidjan
This mission will seek to connect U.S. higher education institutions to potential students and university/institution partners in three African countries: South Africa, Ghana, and an optional stop in Cote d’Ivoire. The trade mission will include student fairs organized by EducationUSA, embassy briefings, site visits, and networking events in our target cities of Johannesburg, Accra, and Abidjan. The African continent has a growing middle class, and presently spends up to $900 million on education annually. Participation will be limited to 25 institutions on a first come basis. For more information, please contact: Jennifer Woods, Jennifer.Woods@trade.gov or Tyler Hacking, Tyler.Hacking@trade.gov

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