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ISTEP Trade Mission Schedule

MEDIC WEST AFRICA TRADE SHOW

Lagos, Nigeria | October 16-18, 2013

Trade Show Website

Medic West Africa 2013 provides the perfect platform for the world’s leading manufacturers, traders, service providers, healthcare professionals and researchers to meet and develop business contacts with the medical and scientific community in West Africa and beyond. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Sam Ntum
Phone: (312) 814-8480
Email: Sam.Ntum@illinois.gov

WATER TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (WATEC) EXHIBITION

Tel Aviv, Israel | October 22-24, 2013

Trade Show Website

WATEC presents the perfect opportunity to hear from and meet a range of growing water, energy & environment companies seeking a combination of partners, investment and professional services to develop their companies. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Sam Ntum
Phone: (312) 814-8480
Email: Sam.Ntum@illinois.gov

CHEMEXPO AFRICA

Johannesburg, South Africa | November 6-7, 2013

Trade Show Website

ChemExpo Africa is a new trade event designed to connect buyers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and end-users from a wealth of chemical-related products and service sectors. The South African chemical industry is the largest of its kind in Africa and has been identified by the government as a key driver of economic growth. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Sam Ntum
Phone: (312) 814-8480
Email: Sam.Ntum@illinois.gov

MEDICA TRADE FAIR 2013

Dusseldorf, Germany | November 20-23, 2013

Trade Show Website

MEDICA is the world’s largest event for the medical sector. For more than 40 years it has been firmly established on every expert’s calendar. MEDICA 2012 included: 134,482 visitors from 120 countries; 46% outside of Europe; 4,571 exhibitors. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Iwona Bochenska
Phone: (312) 814-6029
Email: Iwona.Bochenska@illinois.gov

ARAB HEALTH 2014

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | January 27-30, 2014

Trade Show Website

Arab Health is the premier medical and healthcare trade fair in the Middle East that delivers a diverse group of medical suppliers. Participants include: healthcare practitioners, medical manufacturers, hospital managers, doctors, technical & laboratory managers, physiotherapists, dealers, and distributors. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Sam Ntum
Phone: (312) 814-8480
Email: Sam.Ntum@illinois.gov

NANO TECH 2014

Tokyo, Japan | January 29-31, 2014

Trade Show Website

Nano Tech is one of the few events worldwide, which effectively connects the latest research and cutting edge technology development with industry production. This is an ideal venue to showcase Illinois as a major center for nanotech companies and research. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Terry LaRocca
Phone: (312) 814-6035
Email: Terry.LaRocca@illinois.gov

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2014

Barcelona, Spain | February 24-27, 2014

Trade Show Website

The mobile ecosystem continues to expand at lightning speed, with endless innovation and new applications of connected technology. Thought leaders and industry experts from the most influential companies within the expanding mobile value chain will participate in Mobile World Congress. From thought-provoking and visionary keynote presentations to interactive panel sessions, all will address the most pressing topics in mobile. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Iwona Bochenska
Phone: (312) 814-6029
Email: Iwona.Bochenska@illinois.gov

CANADIAN RESTAURANT & FOODSERVICES ASSOCIATION TRADE SHOW

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | March 2-4, 2014

Trade Show Website

The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has been dedicated to the prosperity and growth of Canada’s $65-billion foodservice sector for 70 years. With more than 30,000 members across the country, CRFA knows what industry executives and professionals, chefs and restaurateurs, want in a trade show. If you are a distributor, manufacturer, supplier or dealer in the food-services industry, you won’t want to miss this trade show. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Tom Hagle
Phone: (312) 814-4959
Email: Tom.Hagle@illinois.gov

COALTRANS CONFERENCE

Goa, India | March 4-6, 2014

Trade Show Website

The Coaltrans Conference provides a platform for buyers and sellers to meet and also explore new technologies for cleaner use of coal. With persistent growth in the economy, and rising demand for power, indications are that India coal imports will increase to 185 million tons by 2017. India currently imports their coal from Indonesia, South Africa, Australia and USA. Given the rising demand, there exists an opportunity for promoting Illinois coal in India.

Contact: Terry LaRocca
Phone: (312) 814-6035
Email: Terry.LaRocca@illinois.gov

EXPO MANUFACTURA 2014

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico | March 4-6, 2014

Trade Show Website

EXPO MANUFACTURA 2014 brings together the latest in manufacturing technology and the most influential players in the engineering industry, with over 9,000 professionals representing large, medium and small-scale manufacturing companies. Industries who visit the exhibition include metalworking, automotive, aerospace, electrical appliances, medical devices, etc. The event gathers visiting decision-makers from Central and South American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemla, Honduras, Peru, Venezuela, among others. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Raymundo Flores
Phone: (011) 52-55-5533-6666
Email: director@illinoislatinamerica.org

2014 ILLINOIS HIGHER EDUCATION CHINA TOUR

Guangzhao, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taizhou, Wenzhou, Yiwu, China | March 10-21, 2014

The purpose of this mission is to increase the number of Chinese students studying in Illinois, which will help grow Illinois’ economy. According to the China Ministry of Education, every Chinese student spends $35,000 each year while in the U.S. – including tuition and living expenses. This mission will create opportunities for Illinois colleges, universities, and institutes to build direct connections with key Chinese stakeholders to further educational exchanges and programs. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Zhigang Ren
Phone: (312) 814-2335
Email: Zhigang.Ren@illinois.gov

MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2014

Mumbai, India | March 14-16, 2014

Trade Show Website

Medical Fair India is India’s No. 1 trade fair for hospitals, health centers and clinics. The healthcare market is among the most flourishing service sectors of the Indian subcontinent and has been the focus of both private and governmental entities. Held annually, alternating between New Delhi and Mumbai, it provides the best opportunities to cover the enormous Indian healthcare market. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Terry LaRocca
Phone: (312) 814-6035
Email: Terry.LaRocca@illinois.gov

WIN AUTOMATION 2014

Istanbul, Turkey | March 19-22, 2014

Trade Show Website

WIN – World of Industry Automation 2014 is the number one manufacturing platform of Turkey and the Eurasian region. It presents an ideal platform for companies in the field of high-growth industrial automation, electricity-electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics, and material handling sectors to share innovative solutions and new technologies. The machinery manufacturing industry is the driving force of the industrialization of Turkey and it is considered as one of the pillars of Turkey’s future development. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Iwona Bochenska
Phone: (312) 814-6029
Email: Iwona.Bochenska

GLOBE 2014 CONFERENCE AND TRADE FAIR

Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada | March 26-28, 2014

Trade Show Website

GLOBE 2014 is well recognized as the world’s most influential and prestigious international environment industry event. GLOBE brings people together to discuss current trends and to showcase innovative technology solutions for the world’s environmental problems. Illinois’ participation will highlight the diversity and size of Illinois’ environmental sector, products, and services. We will also use this opportunity to showcase Illinois and encourage Canadian businesses to choose Illinois for their U.S. expansion plans. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Tom Hagle
Phone: (312) 814-4959
Email: Tom.Hagle@illinois.gov

16TH CHINA INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION & HEALTH INDUSTRY EXPO

Beijing, China | April 8-10, 2014

Trade Show Website

China’s healthcare and wellness industry has rapidly become a $1 trillion industry. The China International Nutrition & Health Industry Expo (CIHIE) is the most important event for this industry in Asia. It is not only a platform for the health industry, but also a health industry summit of high-level executives. This trade mission will also include a stop in Shanghai for pre-arranged meetings with key Chinese business leaders and government officials. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Zhigang Ren
Phone: (312) 814-2335
Email: Zhigang.Ren@illinois.gov

EXPOMIN 2014

Santiago, Chile | April 21-25, 2014

Trade Show Website

EXPOMIN is the World Mining Exhibition for Latin America and the world’s largest mining trade show outside of the U.S. Over recent years, the mining industry was investing not only in mining development and expansions, but also in developing their own sources of energy. Companies from around the globe are pushing for the consideration of nuclear energy to guarantee the ongoing energy supply of the mining industry, and help reduce the carbon footprint. The next 57 years will see a surge in mining investments. There are important export opportunities in this industry, particularly for those offering technologies and products that bring cost reduction, improved productivity and more efficient and cleaner processes. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Raymundo Flores
Phone: (011) 52-55-533-6666
Email: director@illinoislatinamerica.org

BIO TECH 2014 JAPAN

Tokyo, Japan | May 14-16, 2014

Trade Show Website

Bio Tech 2014 Japan is Asia’s largest Bio Forum & Expo. The program showcases cutting-edge advances in biotech research and development from around the world. We will showcase Illinois’ prominent biotech community R & D environment to attract biotech and life science companies to invest in Illinois. It is an excellent venue for our delegation to gain international exposure and develop potential partnerships and business opportunities with related entities in this region. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Terry LaRocca
Phone: (312) 814-6035
Email: Terry.LaRocca@illinois.gov

CEMAT 2014

Hannover, Germany | May 19-23, 2014

Trade Show Website

CeMAt Trade Fair, held in Hannover, Germany every two years is Europe's largest trade event for material handling and logistics. The trade fair draws a larger share of international attendees than any other event in the industry. In fact, over one-third of the 53,000 attendees come from outside Germany. CeMAT 2011 attracted 1,084 companies from 38 different nations, including 548 (roughly half of all exhibitors) from abroad. CeMAT, the world's leading intralogistics trade fair is considered the showcase for the latest developments and innovation in material handling and logisitics. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Iwona Bochenska
Phone: (312) 814-6029
Email: Iwona.Bochenska@illinois.gov

HOSPITALAR 2014

Sao Paulo, Brazil | May 20-23, 2014

Trade Show Website

Hospitalar is the most complete and specialized healthcare fair in Brazil and Latin America. The fair is considered as the platform for new technologies, thus representing a great opportunity to know products and services and updating for hostipals, health clinics and laboratories. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Zhigang Ren
Phone: (312) 814-2335
Email: Zhigang.Ren@illinois.gov

WATER EXPO

Singapore | June 2-4, 2014

Trade Show Website

Water Expo is one of the world’s most important and comprehensive water trade shows that focuses on innovation, products, services, as well as case studies of water technologies across all Industries.

Singapore is presently home to a flourishing water industry of more than 70 international and local companies, a 40% increase since 2006. Investments made by these companies in the last five years have totaled $590 million of annual value added to the Singapore economy. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Terry LaRocca
Phone: (312) 814-6035
Email: Terry.LaRocca@illinois.gov

DAR ES SALAAM INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR 2014 AND MATCHMAKING IN KENYA

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya | June 24, 2014 – June 9, 2014

Trade Show Website

The Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair has established itself over the years as the shop window for products not only from Tanzania, but also from East, Central and Southern African Regions. The fair acts as a one stop center for reaching countries such as Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Click here for additional information.

Contact: Sam Ntum
Phone:(312) 814-8480
Email: Sam.Ntum@illinois.gov