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Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T)

Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T) Team for U.S. manufacturers who want to export. The M3T Team's in-depth industry expertise seeks to provide up-to-date export assistance and value-added services for the exports of industrial machinery and materials in the chemicals, plastics, composites, paper/pulp, material handling, metal-working and machine tools sectors. Since exports boost the economy and greatly increase a company’s profitability, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are now exploring opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.

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Upcoming Trade Events for 2015:

  • Expo Manufactura 2015 – The industrial showcase of northern Mexico held at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico, February 3-5, 2015. For details, see:
  • NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, Florida March 23-27, 2015. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details:
  • ACREX India 2015 – February 26-28, 2015 in Bangalore, India. This show is focused on the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries. For details, see:
  • FABTECH Mexico 2015 – May 5-7, 2015, Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico (now co-located with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. For details, see:
  • CHINAPLAS 2015 – to be held in Guangzhou, China, May 20-23, 2015. CHINAPLAS is the third largest plastics show worldwide. For details, see:

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Detailed Event Information For Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2013 Detailed Event Information For Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2013
Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2013 -- Audio/Visual Eq., Computers/Peripherals, Electronics Industry Prod/Test Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Telecommunications Services
Location/Date: Amsterdam, Netherlands 01/29/2013 - 01/31/2013
Event Summary:
Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), incorporating InfoComm Europe, serves the entire European region, including the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. ISE is jointly sponsored by the two leading electronic systems industry associations: InfoComm International® and CEDIA®. The initial Integrated Systems Europe was launched in 2004 as leading AV industry vendors urged InfoComm International to develop a pan-European platform for them to meet and present their products to potential and existing customers. Over time both the exhibitor and the attendee numbers have continued to grow, with year upon year increases. Today ISE is the largest and most influential tradeshow in Europe for the AV Systems and Electronic Integration market. ISE 2012 broke all records. A total of 825 exhibitors occupied 11 halls of the Amsterdam RAI, with total registered attendance of 40,869. Both numbers are the highest ever achieved by ISE, with the exhibitor total representing a 15% jump on 2011, while the attendee increase was just over 17%. The show also broke new ground in other areas, with net floor space exceeding 30,000 square meters, and the number of people registering for ISE's conference, education and pre-show event program passing the 2,000 mark for the first time. ISE primarily attracts electronics and AV systems professionals from the commercial and residential markets including architects, builders, consultants, dealers, designers, distributors, engineers, installers, IT professionals, producers, rental & staging contractors, specifiers, systems integrators, technicians and value added resellers, as well as and qualified institutional buyers from corporate, government and educational markets. The types of products exhibited at ISE include: professional audio and video equipment, digital signage, lighting, video production, streaming media, display, projection, digital cinema, screens, furniture, cases, cables, racks, multimedia presentation, conferencing control, interfacing, distribution, networking, security systems, residential systems, and communications software products and services.

Alan Ras, The Hague
Head of Section
Phone: +31-70-3102418
Ira Bel, Brussels
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: +32-2-811-5116
Graylin Presbury, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-5158
Elisabeth Kondakow, Integrated Systems Events, LLC

Phone: 34-96 33 22 774