Architecture & Engineering

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for U.S. Architecture and Engineering Firms. This site is your resource for market research reports, trade leads, upcoming industry-related events and advocacy assistance.

Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team of specialists is here to assist with your international outreach to partner firms, project developers, and design. To find your local design services specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.

Our Design & Construction Team members can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research – our overseas specialists generate reports on the design services sector of target markets around the world. We have developed our Design Resources Guide, but you can also access more reports at in our Market Research Library under the Services section.
  • Trade Missions & Events – We regularly develop and lead trade missions and events for the design services sector along with key industry associations. These missions provide market access and unrivaled exposure for firms seeking international projects.
  • Webinars – learn about the design sector in a market of interest without leaving your desk.
  • Advocacy – the Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. Government (USG) resources to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for government contracts or other U.S. export opportunities.
  • Gold Key Service – provides business meetings with pre-screened contacts, developers, firms, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners.  Through the GKS program, Commercial Service staff will search for and arrange appointments with potential foreign partners in key markets.
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  • Single Company Promotion – provides support and official sponsorship in a specific market under the auspices of the American Embassy or Consulate.  Commercial Service staff overseas assists a U.S. company in organizing a product launch, technical seminar, cocktail reception, or similar event in a well-recognized location, such as a hotel or in some cases, the U.S. Ambassador's residence.  A typical event might include a 3-hour program with an introduction by a U.S. Government official followed by detailed company presentation and question/answer session followed by a networking session.  The SCP is an excellent opportunity to support your existing in-country representative by co-presenting to a targeted audience.


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Detailed Event Information For GILE 2014 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For GILE 2014 (TFC Event)
GILE 2014 (TFC Event) -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Electronic Commerce, Electronics Industry Prod/Test Eq., Electronic Components, Electrical Power Systems, General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Process Controls - Industrial
Location/Date: Guangzhou, China 06/09/2014 - 06/12/2014
Event Summary:
The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), organized by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, is now firmly established as the world's most influential lighting event. In 2013, the four-day show attracted 116,983 visitors from 120 countries and regions. Exhibitor numbers was 2,588, from 27 countries and regions, and the total exhibition area was 215,000 sqm, covering 20 halls. The product groups consisted of technical lighting, decorative lighting, LED technology, professional lights, electric lights and accessories and electronic components that were displayed. Over 100 sessions of symposiums, seminars and presentations for different groups of industry professionals.

Cathy Wang, Guangzhou
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 86-20 38145209
Helen Simpson-Davis, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-1882
Gary Stanley, Health/Consumer Goods
Supervisory International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0376
Dennis Smith, Messe Frankfurt USA

Phone: 770-984-8016
Terri Batch, Los Angeles (West)
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 310-235-7212

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