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The Design & Construction Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. design and construction industries, expanding market access, and increasing exports. The Design & Construction Team uses our presence in 200 global cities to help you foster new business relationships and expand the world-wide presence of U.S. firms.

Our team members are experts in international business development and your best resource for business growth and job creation. Some of our core services include:

Market Intelligence
Market Data and Statistics
Top Market Series

Design Resource Guide

Business Matchmaking
Identify and Evaluate potential partners
Trade Events

Trade Counseling
Market Entry Strategies, Regulations, and Customs information
Local Trade Specialists

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Discover Global Markets Conference: Design + Construct – April 30-May 2, 2018; Kansas City, MO

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Flagship Event Series for Small Business Exporters

Discover Global Markets: Design + Construct focuses on helping small
businesses grow their exports. In just over two days, you will learn about
emerging trends through industry-specific panels, gain feedback from
OEMs about breaking into their global supply chain, meet one-on-one with
U.S. government trade experts stationed in overseas markets, and
network with other exporters and export service providers.

One-on-One Export Counseling

Determine your potential in new markets and find the right international
partners by meeting with U.S. government trade experts coming from 17
overseas markets. Markets to include: Brazil, Caribbean, Mexico,
Nicaragua, Peru, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Qatar,
Saudi Arabia, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam.

Built for the design and construction sectors

Topics will include:

  • Discuss procurement needs directly with project owners & developers
  • Learn nuanced international licensure and registration requirements
  • Receive guidance on trade barriers and market access issues
  • Leverage new U.S. government international contacts to support your
    international sales growth
  • Gain insight on geopolitical and economic issues across the AEC industries
  • Network with leading private sector experts and like-minded U.S. businesses active in overseas markets

Agenda & Registration:
www.export.gov/DiscoverGlobalMarkets

Event Dates:
April 30–May 2, 2018

Location: Kansas City, MO

Cost:

$350 before Feb. 2

$395 after Feb. 2

(funding for small businesses may be available through your state)

Contact:
Ms. Nya Igambi
nyamusi.igambi@trade.gov

   

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Detailed Event Information For METS 2013 (Marine Equipment Trade Show 2013) (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For METS 2013 (Marine Equipment Trade Show 2013) (TFC Event)
METS 2013 (Marine Equipment Trade Show 2013) (TFC Event) -- Apparel, Construction Eq., Computer Software, Electrical Power Systems, Pleasure Boats/Accessories, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: Amsterdam, Netherlands 11/19/2013 - 11/21/2013
Event Summary:
METS 2013, the world's largest exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry, will take place November 19-21, 2013 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Organized by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), METS 2013 is the place to exhibit for U.S. companies interested in accessing the European and global marine leisure industry market. Exhibiting at METS 2013 provides U.S. companies with an excellent opportunity to sell to a truly global market. Integrated in METS is The SuperYacht Pavilion, the central platform for the worldwide super yacht industry and a 'show within a show' at METS. The SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP) is the only truly international business-to-business exhibition for companies providing products and services for the large luxury yacht industry, set within the environment of METS - the world's number one marine equipment trade show. Additional specialist pavilions are the Marina and Yard Pavilion (MYP), dedicated to the global network of marinas and associated boatyards, and the Construction Material Pavilion (CMP) which is the comprehensive materials showcase and information resource. METS 2013 also offers a technical program consisting of: • Global SuperYacht Forum 2013; • HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction; • NMEA ConnectFest 2013 with its educational seminars; and • Technology Forum. METS 2013 trade visitors will include yacht builders, naval architects, repair yards, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, captains, marina operators, and equipment manufacturers from around the world. Product categories at METS 2013 will include: propulsion, anchors, boat trailers accessories, communications systems, construction materials, deck fittings, electrical engines, interiors, yacht harbor equipment, clothing & apparel, engines, navigation equipment, pumps & accessories, software, steering mechanisms, technical accessories, safety & lifesaving equipment, painting & maintenance, and heating and masts. METS 2012 hosted more than 13,380 trade visitors from 104 countries -- 555 trade visitors from the United States, and 1,318 exhibitors from 42 countries – 148 exhibitors hailed from the United States. METS 2013, the 26th anniversary of this remarkable show, is expected to surpass these impressive statistics.

Contacts:
Alan Ras, The Hague
Head of Section
Phone: +31-70-3102418
alan.ras@trade.gov
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Deborah.Semb@trade.gov
Jan Van der Molen, RAI Group

Phone: 704/243-0236
molen@usarai.com
Philip Hammerstein, The Hague
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 0031 70 310 2416
Philip.Hammerstein@trade.gov

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