International trade shows are an excellent opportunity to for U.S. companies to meet potential buyers and for international buyers to find U.S. suppliers. In this section you will find information on UK, U.S. and international events that the U.S. Commercial Service is promoting.
If you are an international buyer, please also visit our Buy USA website to find out how we can help you source the best U.S. suppliers for your company.
Click here for a general list of CS Europe trade events.
You can also search events via the Export.gov portal
DSEI is the world leading platform for innovative launches across the whole of the defense and security sector. DSEI 2019 is expected to welcome 1,600+ exhibitors; 35,000+ attendees; 300+ world class speakers; 50+ countries; and 40+ international pavilions. The U.S. Commercial Service will be at DSEI 2019 to support U.S. exhibitors by offering free programs aimed at promoting U.S. products and services overseas. Click here for additional information on how CS can support your business at DSEI.
World Travel Market (WTM) and Travel Forward 2019
Taking place from November 4-6, 2019 at the ExCel Conference Center in London, WTM and Travel Forward will gather over 60,000 visitors with travel suppliers, tour operators, media, technology providers, and technology buyers from around the globe. WTM will also be celebrating 40 years in 2019! CS UK is working to promote the U.S. contingent to the travel trade and to travel technology buyers. We expect over 300 U.S. exhibitors this year, each looking to develop and grow their global business relationships. Click here for details about WTM and Travel Forward 2019.
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Bringing Buyers to U.S. Trade Shows
International Buyer Program
Participate in the U.S. Commercial Service International Buyer Program (IBP) and help increase your international sales. As an exhibitor, your chances of finding the right international business partner greatly increases at a trade show that is part of the IBP. You will not only meet more buyers, representatives and distributors, but your products and services can be listed in the Export Interest Directory and distributed to all international visitors.
Click here for list of IBP Events
To see a complete listing of UK Trade Events please visit the UK Events Resource & Exhibitions Suppliers Directory.
You can also contact the Commercial Specialist covering the industry in which you are interested.
If you do not see the industry you are interested in, please contact Office.London@trade.gov
Please visit our CS Europe website for a list of trade events we support throughout Europe.
UK-U.S. SME Dialogue
The 4th UK-U.S. Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Dialogue held on July 9, 2019 in Bristol is an ongoing exchange bringing SMEs and stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic together with government officials to identify ways to deepen UK–U.S. trade and investment ties and strengthen cooperation on issues of mutual interest to SMEs. It also presents a chance to discuss the opportunities and obstacles posed by transatlantic trade. Contact information: James.Lindley@trade.gov
Paris Air Show 2019
The Paris Air Show has been the world’s leading aviation event for the past 100 years. Our #export2europe team from across Europe will be supporting all U.S. exhibitors at the show: 230+ American companies in the USA Partnership Pavilion and another 120+ outside the Pavilion.
Contact information: PJ.Menner@trade.gov
The U.S. Commercial Service will be supporting U.S. exhibitors at Infosecurity Europe, the leading European trade exhibition for the rapidly growing market for IT and Cyber Security (June 4-6, 2019 in London).
Contact information: Claudia.Colombo@trade.gov
Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 (GES 2019)
This summer in the Netherlands (June 4-5, 2019 in The Hague), two thousand next generation entrepreneurs, investors and thought-leaders from around the world will come together to invest in business and in future generations. GES 2019 is a worldwide platform of inspirational keynote speakers, matchmaking, debate and ideas about how to build a future and promote free and fair trade and prosperity for all. Visit the GES 2019 website for detailed information and on how to apply.
International Space Trade Summit
The International Space Trade Summit to take place from May 19-21 in Hartford, Connecticut will bring the participating countries' advanced manufacturing, high-tech supply chain, and IT companies into the global Space Sector. Opportunities in and capabilities needed now and, in the future, to be in the sector will be discussed. Firms will get a better understanding of the space sector in the Five Eyes allied countries and will be introduced to the space agencies, OEMs, and supply chain SMEs in those countries. Additional information about the International Space Trade Summit. Contact information: PJ.Menner@trade.gov
USITC Announces Upcoming Listening Sessions in the UK:
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) will hold 4 listening sessions across the United Kingdom to gather information for use in its upcoming report to the U.S. Trade Representative concerning trade-related barriers that U.S. small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) experience when exporting to the United Kingdom. Contact information: James.Lindley@trade.gov
CS UK supporting U.S. Businesses at Ocean Business 2019 with the Trade Maritime Alliance (TMA)
CS UK will be supporting the 75 U.S. companies at Ocean Business. For the last three years, CS UK has been working closely with TMA who won a Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) grant. MDCP awards include financial and technical assistance from the International Trade Administration (ITA) to support projects that help U.S. companies to compete in international markets. TMA will have a pavilion at the show including 9 U.S. companies who were awarded MDCP grants. CS UK will also participate in the UK-US Marine Technology SME Best Practice Exchange. Contact information: PJ.Menner@trade.gov
Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2019
March 14-17, 2019
In cooperation with the Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna show organizer, BolognaFiere, we are pleased to offer complimentary programs to U.S. exhibitors. Take advantage of these programs to learn about exporting to Europe and increase your international sales opportunities. Sign up to request counseling meetings with U.S. Commercial Service Cosmetics & Beauty Industry Specialists as well as introductory meetings with International Buyers/Distributors from various countries. Contact information: Sara.Jones@trade.gov
Webinar: Cyber Security Opportunities in Europe 2019
The U.S. Commercial Service is hosting an educational webinar on the cyber security market in Europe. Join us on March 20, 2019 to learn about the opportunities for U.S. businesses. In-country cyber security professionals will cover industry highlights. Agenda includes an overview of the UK's cyber security market; industry drivers, trends, Infosecurity Europe 2019; and a Q&A session. Contact: Claudia.Colombo@trade.gov
Calling all U.S. education technology suppliers looking for UK, European, or International Buyers and Opportunities! The U.S. Commercial Service is working with the organizers of BETT, the world’s largest education technology tradeshow. Taking place from January 23-26, 2019 at the London ExCel exhibition center, BETT brings together thousands of international educators, buyers, and technology providers under one roof over four days. Contact: Chrystal.Denys@trade.gov
International Security Expo
International Security Expo, formerly UK Security Expo showcases over 1,000 of the latest innovative security products to help you improve your security. Featured over the 2 day expo are 13 free to attend, CPD certified conferences and workshops covering every major sector of the security industry. CSUK will be there to support U.S. companies exhibiting at the show. Contact: Kristina.Schaferova@trade.gov
UK Healthcare Opportunities
November 28, 2018
The UK is the 3rd largest economy in Europe and 5th largest in the world. Its publicly funded health system, the National Health Service (NHS), serves 65 million people. As well as highlighting trends and opportunities in the market, this webinar will provide an overview and update on BREXIT, looking specifically at the potential changes to the regulatory environment and existing UK/EU supply chain. Contact: Cheryl.Withers@trade.gov
World Travel Market (WTM) 2018
Calling all U.S. travel suppliers and travel technology companies looking for global buyers, media, and opportunities! The U.S. Commercial Service is working with the organizers of WTM and Travel Forward -- to promote and support the U.S. companies in attendance. Contact Chrystal.Denys@trade.gov for information.
Farnborough International Airshow 2018 (FIA)
The U.S. Commercial Service supported U.S. exhibitors and the USA Partnership Pavilion at FIA 2018, the premier gathering place for major national and international manufacturers, sub-contractors and service companies serving the global aerospace industry. Over the last three shows, FIA has grown through the inclusion of associated sectors and now Space, Aviation Security, Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), skills and innovation are an integral part of the show. Contact PJ.Menner@trade.gov for information.
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