Automotive Resource Guide
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.
September 18-20, 2017
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 Lesa.Forbes@trade.gov or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 26-28, 2017
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 www.autocare.org/trade-missions.
October 9-11, 2017
APTA EXPO, Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta - October 9-11, 2017: Held every three years in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Annual Meeting, EXPO is public transit's premier showcase of technology, products and services. Be at the center of the growing public transportation industry where innovation and technology converge to accelerate every mode of public transportation. Event details here.
October 29-November 2, 2017
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 email@example.com .
October 31- November 2, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Las Vegas, Nevada: As the annual, trade-only showcase for the $356 billion automotive auto care market, the AAPEX engages more than 132,000 professionals from around the globe. Event details here.
October 31-November 3, 2017
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show ,Las Vegas, Nevada: The annual, trade-only SEMA Show features 2,400 exhibiting companies that offer the latest automotive specialty products related to enhancing a vehicle’s performance, appearance, safety, or comfort. Approximately 25 percent of the buyers that attend SEMA are from outside of the United States. On October 30, U.S. companies can participate in three roundtable discussions regarding SEMA’s overseas trips to China, Australia, and the Middle East, and hear tips from buyers and experienced exporters about selling to these regions.
November 14-16, 2017
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.
November 29 – 30, 2017
55th Annual National RV Show Louisville: As the sole "trade only" recreational vehicle (RV) industry show currently held, there is no public attendance. The show provides an important marketplace for recreational vehicle dealers, owners of accessory stores and campground operators to view the products of numerous RV manufacturers and suppliers of OEM parts, services and accessories in one location. The show provides exhibitors an excellent opportunity to expand product lines into new regions, domestically and internationally; see competing products; and strengthen distribution networks. Event details here.
November 29 – December 2, 2017
Automechanika Shanghai 2017 is a U.S. Department of Commerce certified fair and will feature a USA Pavilion. Over the last few years, this show has become the Asia’s largest trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services.
May 1-3, 2018
Automechanika Dubai 2018 is a U.S. Department of Commerce certified fair and will feature a USA Pavilion. This show features the participation of market leaders from the automotive sport, workshop equipment, tires and batteries, parts and systems, repair and maintenance and accessories & tuning industries worldwide. In 2017, it included1,955 exhibitors from 57 countries and welcomed more than 30,322 trade visitors from across 136 countries.
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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