INTERNATIONAL TRADE MISSIONS



January 20, 2016: PE/VC Financial Services Certified Trade Mission to Hong Kong

Sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, this mission will introduce a small, select group of U.S. private equity and venture capital fund managers to institutional investors from Hong Kong’s largest insurance companies, pension funds, institutional investors and family offices. Ten U.S. fund managers would attend from the leading, most prestigious Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds.

For information and an application, please see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=36124&InputType=EVENT

February 8-12, 2016: Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission to India – Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi, with optional stop in Vizag

India’s rapidly expanding urban areas require innovative infrastructure solutions to keep up with public needs and demand. With $1.5-2 trillion worth of private and public funding already guaranteed for infrastructure projects, U.S. smart technologies firms are well poised to enter the market. India’s government is even encouraging U.S. companies to take the lead in developing smart cities projects in three urban areas. Join this exciting 2016 trade mission to capitalize on these opportunities in IT, Smart Grids, water tech and much more!

This mission is sponsored by the U.S. Trade Missions Office; visit http://www.export.gov/trademissions/smartcitiesindia2016/index.asp for more details. Registration deadline is November 10, 2015 and spots are limited. Contact jessica.dulkadir@trade.gov or camille.richardson@trade.gov with 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 Debra Rogers at Debra.Rogers@trade.gov

April 23-28, 2016: Healthcare Technology and eHealth Services trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

The U.S. Department of Commerce, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and organizers of Saudi-American Healthcare Forum, are organizing this trade mission to Riyadh and Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait City, Kuwait. The mission is timed to take place during the Saudi-American Healthcare Forum, an exclusive event dedicated to building new relationships, fostering existing partnerships, and exchanging best practices between the United States and the Middle East.

Cost: $3,740 for small and medium-sized enterprises (fewer than 500 employees), $4,470 for Large Firms, $750 for each additional firm representative. Application deadline is February 12, 2016. For registration, please see: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/TM/6R0U. For more information, please see: http://1.usa.gov/1PvhHlx.

May 16-24, 2016: Cybersecurity Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea, & Taiwan

The U.S. Department of Commerce is organizing an Executive-led Cyber-security Business Development Mission to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. This mission is meant to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to East Asia’s information and communication technology security and critical infrastructure protection markets, as well as to assist U.S. companies in finding business partners and exporting their products and services to the region.

Cost: $4,400 for small and medium-sized enterprises (fewer than 500 employees), $5,800 for large firms, $1,000 for each additional firm participant. Registration deadline is March 4th, 2016. For an application and more information, please see: http://export.gov/TradeMissions/CyberAsia/.

July 14 – 22, 2016: Water Infrastructure Trade Mission to Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines

Organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, this mission will introduce U.S. firms to rapidly expanding water infrastructure markets in Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. These countries are all member states of the association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a region that received over $78 billion of merchandise exports from the United States in 2014. The mission will provide U.S. companies the opportunity to gain insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific technologies. There are opportunities in all areas of water infrastructure, including: advance filtration, operation services, and waste to energy technology. The mission will visit Singapore; Ho Chi Minh City, and Manila. There will be customized one-on-one meetings and networking events with government leaders, potential partners, distributors, and end users.

Cost: $3,300 for SMEs, $4,500 for large firms. Registration deadline: April 19, 2016. For more information, please contact Germal.Brangman@trade.gov or David.Edmiston@trade.gov, or visit www.export.gov/trademissions/asiawater.

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