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Our worldwide network of automotive specialists in U.S. Embassies and Consulates, and across the U.S., is dedicated to assisting U.S. companies increase exports of U.S. automotive products and services internationally.  In that effort, we invite you to participate in the following key events supported by the U.S. Commercial Service.





July 10-12, 2017


Detroit & Grand Rapids, Michigan

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Events regarding China IP in Detroit (July 10) and Grand Rapids (July 12).  The Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs are organizing two, complimentary Michigan-based events aimed at assisting U.S. IP right holders with China intellectual property (IP) issues.  For more information, please e-mail: or call: 313-446-4800.

July 19-21, 2017


Panama City, Panama

Latin Auto Parts Expo (LAPE) in Panama provides manufacturers and distributors direct access to the Latin American and Caribbean OEM, replacement parts, aftermarket parts, automotive remanufactured parts, and tuning markets.

June 21, 2017


Virtual, connect via your computer

Update on Intelligent Transportation in Smart City Hotspots: Montreal, Copenhagen, Singapore, Dubai - Join a June 21, 10:00 a.m. EDT Webinar providing a brief update on local developments, municipal priorities, and needed technology solutions around intelligent and integrated transportation in these leading global smart city 'hot spots.'  Learn how ITS World Congress in Montreal this fall can boost your global business development. Register here.

July 25-26, 2017


Diamond Bar, California

SEMA Export Fair, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration and to be held at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California, is designed for SEMA members who are interested in learning how to sell to 90% of the world’s customers who reside outside the United States. The program will provide attendees the opportunity to participate in roundtables and seminars featuring seasoned exporters, top overseas buyers and other key stakeholders. Learn more.

September 6-10, 2017


Shanghai, China

2017 SEMA China Business Development Tour - supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, this event will introduce leading U.S. brands to the world’s fastest-growing automotive market. More info:

September 10-15, 2017


Warsaw and Krakow, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic

Smart Cities Business Development Mission to Poland & the Czech Republic. Join an official U.S. Department of Commerce delegation to Warsaw, Krakow and Prague this fall for effective, high profiles business development. Receive individualized B2B schedules with prospective partners, end-users, and key contacts, Embassy networking receptions, and all logistics arrangements. Advance your Smart Mobility Solutions in Central Europe!

September 18-20, 2017


Cleveland, Ohio

Discover Global Markets: Europe & Beyond, Cleveland, Ohio.  Transform Your Automotive Export Strategy in Three Days
The conference features keynotes, breakout sessions, OEM panels, and “ask the experts” sessions specifically designed for the automotive sector. In addition, you will meet with U.S. Commercial Service automotive experts to determine your products’ feasibility in countries around the world.  

September 25-27, 2017


Johannesburg, South Africa

Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Trade Mission to South Africa, Johannesburg. Boost your understanding of the South African automotive aftermarket by visiting distributor facilities, receiving U.S. Embassy, U.S. Commercial Service market briefings; participate in one-on-one matchmaking meetings with South African buyers/distributors; and exhibit at or visit the Automechanika Johannesburg Show to meet additional buyers and contacts from throughout South Africa and the region. Contact or

September 26-28, 2017


Honduras, Nicaragua

Automotive Trade Mission to Central America: Honduras, September 26 and Nicaragua, September 28. The Auto Care Association and the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration announce an opportunity to enter and expand your export business to Central America. The United States is Honduras’ and Nicaragua’s largest trade and economic partner and under the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), 100 percent of U.S. consumer and industrial goods exports to Honduras and Nicaragua are no longer subject to tariffs. Since its implementation, exports to the region have increased by at least 62 percent. For details about the trade mission and to register, visit

October 29-November 2, 2017


Montreal, Canada

ITS World Congress 2017, Montreal, Canada. Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America for exhibits, demonstrations and industry-leading education on transformational transportation and integrated mobility. Last year’s Congress drew 11,000 participants from 70 countries. For details on USCS export support contact

November 14-16, 2017


Bursa, Turkey

Automotive Meetings Bursa, Turkey - Join the U.S. Commercial Service and Advanced Business Events for the only auto supply chain event in Turkey for the automotive and aftermarket industry. AM Bursa is a unique venue for suppliers and service providers interested or doing business in Turkey to secure direct meetings with large Tier I and Tier II automotive companies. Engineering, procurement, supply chain, fabrication, commodity teams, suppliers and service providers will meet through pre-arranged one-to-one business meetings, without the distractions found at traditional exhibitions. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate! For more information and to register, please click here.

Please check back for an updated list of automotive events.
For other trade events supported by the U.S. Commercial Service, please click here.

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