November 12-14, 2014: MEDICA 2014 – Dusseldorf, Germany
The MEDICA U.S. Pavilion is sold out, but we still have room for exhibitors that need a meeting space at the largest and most prestigious medical technology show in the world. MEDICA attracts over 5,000 exhibitors and over 135,000 international visitors. The U.S. Commercial Service's Corporate Executive Office (CEO) Program provides a unique way for U.S. firms to optimize their participation in this show. Showcase your products and services to over 135,000 "trade only" visitors from 110 countries; meet the potential partners, agents, distributors and buyers; and close business deals without the expense of an exhibition booth. For more information, visit http://go.usa.gov/KPHj or contact Christian.Koschil@trade.gov.

November 17-18, 2014: Discover Global Markets: Healthcare and Life Sciences - Minneapolis, MN
Presented by the U.S. Commercial Service in collaboration with its partners, this conference will feature:

  • One-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats
  • Dynamic market entry strategy sessions
  • Panel discussions on the latest industry trends
  • Details on government export programs designed to cut time to market
  • Multiple networking opportunities

Looking to penetrate new overseas markets and boost your bottom line through exports? Then reserve your place now at a Discover Global Markets event in 2014. For more information on the 2014 Discover Global Markets: http://export.gov/minnesota/discoverglobalmarketshealthcareandlifesciences/index.asp.

November 20-22, 2014: Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair - Free Catalogue Show
The Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) is dedicated to publishing, printing, reading advocacy, trade, and distribution of content for 0-to-16 year-olds, and has the backing of China’s State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.  This year, CCBF has been certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Consulate Shanghai’s Commercial Service is offering a USA Pavilion for U.S. publishers to showcase and distribute their catalogues.  Deadline for CS Guangzhou, China to receive your promotional literature is November 10, 2014. For more information, contact Vicki Tolefree at 312-353-3748or Vicki.tolefree@trade.gov, or Ms. Jericho Li, email: jericho.li@trade.gov.

December 9-11, 2014 POWER-GEN International 2014 – Orlando, FL
In partnership with POWER-GEN show management PennWell, the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service invites U.S. exhibitors to participate in our Show Time program at the POWER-GEN 2014 Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL.  Show Time appointments will be available in the International Business Center at the show, December 9-11, 2014. Show Time offers the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with U.S. Department of Commerce industry specialists from our overseas offices located in the U.S Embassies and Consulates.  Specialists representing the following countries are tentatively scheduled to participate at the POWER-GEN Conference & Exhibition: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, and Ukraine. There is no fee to participate.  To register please visit: http://export.gov/california/irvine/events/pgi/index.asp. Please contact Jason Sproule with questions by email at Jason.Sproule@trade.gov or (949) 660-7105.

March 23-24, 2015: SelectUSA Investment Summit - National Harbor, MD
The SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit will connect businesses and investors from around the world with U.S. economic development organizations at the state, regional, and local levels. Participants will benefit from unique networking opportunities; one-on-one meetings; moderated panels; and discussions on the latest information on business investment. Venue: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, near Washington, DC. To learn more about the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit visit: http://selectusa.commerce.gov/selectusa-investment-summit

April 4-5, 2014: U.S. Consulate Education Fairs in Kazakhstan – Almaty & Shymkent
Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service and the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Consulate General, U.S. colleges and universities will have the opportunity to recruit Kazakh students on Saturday, April 4 in Almaty; and Sunday, April 5 in Shymkent, a one-hour flight away. $750 registration fee covers a booth at both at fairs. Almaty is the major commercial and cultural center of Kazakhstan, and Shymkent is the third most populated city of the country. There are 45 universities in Almaty and 12 universities in Shymkent. Almaty and Shymkent have more than 200,000 college students and the highest percentage of high school graduates in Kazakhstan (40%). Kazakhstan sends over 37,000 self-funded students abroad, and this number has tripled over the past five years. Since August 1, 2013 Kazakhstani citizens are eligible to apply for a 5-year visa to the United States.   Please register online at http://bit.ly/KAZAprilFair   For more information, please contact: Debra Rogers, U.S. Commercial Service – Chicago, Debra.Rogers@trade.gov.

April 16 -18, 2015: EducationUSA Fair – Germany
The U.S. Mission to Germany is pleased to promote EducationUSA fairs in Hamburg and Heidelberg, jointly organized by EducationUSA, the Public Affairs Office, and the U.S. Commercial Service in Germany. Germany is the twelfth leading place of origin for students coming to the United States, with 9,819 students in 2013. Both cities have strong ties to the United States and a large student population. Staff from the U.S. Mission in Germany will be on hand to promote education opportunities in the United States as well as counsel potential students on benefits of studying in the United States. High school visits will be part of the program and these event dates are coordinated with other EducationUSA fair opportunities in Europe. For more information please contact Elizabeth.Walsh@trade.gov , U.S. Commercial Service – Frankfurt, with cc to Debra.Rogers@trade.gov.

New Videos on Export Regulations Can Guide Your Goods to Profits Abroad
Exporters often want to know: “Does my product need a license before I can sell it to an overseas buyer?” The answer is often “no,” as 95% of goods shipped from the U.S. don’t require a license. But exporters must do additional due diligence to make sure their goods are not sold to denied parties. In a new series of videos produced by the Trade Information Center and Foreign Trade Statistics, the basics of export regulations are presented in a clear and engaging way. The series also contains videos on how to use trade statistics to pinpoint best markets and the role of freight forwarders and letters of credit in the export process. There are now 20 short videos to help U.S. companies successfully participate in the National Export Initiative – click here to view.

Boost Your Service Exports by Connecting with Spanish Investors
Spanish investment in the US soared from $14 billion to $38 billion in just two years through 2008, making it the 10th largest investor in the US. This continuing trend is important to the US economy and provides untapped opportunities for US service exporters. Spanish investment focuses on clean energy, clean tech and infrastructure. The online ServiceSolutionsUSA directory promotes the services of US-based firms and economic development agencies to investors in Spain. The directory gives US companies access and exposure to Spanish clients who seek US expertise in accounting, branding, banking, consulting, global logistics, trade finance, insurance, legal, regulatory, site selection, and other needs. The year-long basic membership fee is waived for companies that join before June 1, 2010. Key Spanish partners supporting this initiative include the Spanish government's Institute of Foreign Trade, the Spanish Bio-tech Association, the Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain - the largest business association in the country, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain. ServiceSolutionsUSA is featured on the US Commercial Service webpage in Spain, which has over 35,000 hits per month. Subscribe now and boost your service exports to Spain! Learn more/ register. Questions, please contact Carmen.Ribera@mail.doc.gov.

走进美国"- Generate Actionable PRC Client Leads for Your Service Expertise
"AccessAmerica" is our new online Chinese-language directory of U.S. firms that provide customized services to Chinese companies that want to conduct business in the U.S., including finding partners and setting up offices. The "AccessAmerica" Service Provider directory gives U.S.-based companies and economic development agencies access and exposure to Chinese clients who seek U.S. expertise in global logistics, trade finance, HR, site selection, tax, insurance, legal and regulatory issues, marketing, and other support related to investing in the U.S. It is promoted in China, in Chinese, in cooperation with our partners including the Council of American States in China, CCPIT, Shanghai Overseas Investment Development Board, the U.S.-China Business Council and the American Chambers of Commerce in China, among others. State partners include Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi and New York. AccessAmerica is featured on the U.S. Embassy Chinese webpage which has 100,000 hits per month. It is also featured at Invest in America programs in the U.S. and China, such as the China Overseas Investment Fair and Invest New York events in November. AccessAmerica was featured in China Business Review, Xinhua and China Trade News and is generating actionable leads for subscribers. Your listing will include company information, company logo, and contact details, all translated into Chinese, for a one-year subscription fee of $400. Increase your firm's visibility in China and boost your service exports! Click here to Visit "AccessAmerica" or direct questions to julie.carducci@trade.gov.

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