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Promote 2011 Exhibition

December 3-11, 2011 - Yaounde, Cameroon Africa

www.eventseye.com/fairs/f-promote-13016-1.html
Contact: International Trade Specialist Sam.Ntum@illinois.gov
Promote 2011 is the International Exhibition for Enterprises, SMEs and Partnerships of Yaounde - Under the Distinguished Patronage of the President of the Republic of Cameroon. With the 2008 Edition, PROMOTE has become the first economic gathering in Central Africa. Over 1,000 exhibitors from nearly thirty countries from all the continents, and more than 120,000 visitors, of all conditions, are expected in 2011.

Arab Health Trade Show 2012

January 23-26, 2012 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

www.arabhealthonline.com/home/
Contact: OTI International Trade Specialist Sam.Ntum@illinois.gov
Arab Health is the largest healthcare exhibition in the Middle East, and the second largest in the world. There is simply no other marketing platform for the global healthcare market to meet, learn and do business. In its 37th year it is expected to attract 65,000 healthcare professionals. The regional industry is worth $80 bil¬lion per year. SMEs in Life Sciences are encouraged to participate.

Nano Tech 2012

February 15-17, 2012 - Tokyo, Japan

www.nanotechexpo.jp/en/
Contact: OTI International Trade Specialist Terry.LaRocca@illinois.gov
Nano Tech is one of the world’s largest nanotechnology events, which showcases cutting-edge advances in nanotechnology research and development from around the world. In 2011, 638 exhibitors, including 190 overseas exhibitors from 20 countries, showcased their companies and products to 46,502 visitors during the three-day event.

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Budma International 2012

January 24-27, 2012 - Construction Fair, Poznan, Poland

www.budma.pl/en/
Contact: OTI International Trade Specialist Iwona.bochenska@illinois.gov
Budma International Construction Fair is the leading construction fair in Central-Eastern Europe. The theme this year is “Construction of the Future,” which is energy-efficient, ecological, safe, and functional.

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Medical Fair India 2012

March 2-4, 2012 - Mumbai, India

http://medicalfair-india.com
Contact: OTI International Trade Specialist Terry.LaRocca@illinois.gov
The 18th Exhibition and Conference on Diagnostic, Medical Technology, Rehabilitation, Medical Equipment and Components, known as Medical Fair India, is India’s largest and most important exhibition for the medical industry. Characterized by its high level of national and international exposure, the fair is organized by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.

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Canadian Restaurant & Foodservices Association 2012

March 4-6, 2012 - Toronto, Canada

www.crfa.ca/tradeshows/crfashow
Contact: OTI International Trade Specialist Tom.Hagle@illinois.gov
The CRFA show is Canada’s largest trade show attracting 12,000 industry professionals. From new trends in foodservice to the latest in energy efficient equipment, restaurant owners, operators and buyers will find everything they are looking for at this convenient, one-stop marketplace.

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Energy Efficiency & Clean Renewable Energy

March 17-24, 2012 - Sao Paulo, Brazil | Santiago, Chile

Contact: OTI International Trade Specialist Enrico.Doggett@illinois.gov
Trade Mission to South America with a focus on Energy Efficiency and Clean Renewable Energy. Matchmaking appointments will be arranged for participating Illinois companies with foreign business partners to find or expand distribution channels for their products, services and technologies in the South American largest markets of Brazil and Chile.

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Infrastructure & Construction Trade Show

April 9-19, 2012 - Kenya & Nigeria

www.cwcnif.com
Contact: International Trade Specialist Sam.Ntum@illinois.gov
The Infrastructure & Construction Trade Show is an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services to two large and dominant strategic markets. Match-making service will be provided by the U.S. Commercial Service in Kenya and Nigeria through their Gold Key Service Program. In Nigeria, Illinois companies will exhibit at the 4th Nigeria Infrastructure and Construction (NIC) Trade Show in Lagos.

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Hannover Messe Fair 2012

April 23-27, 2012 - Hannover, Germany

www.hannovermesse.de/home
Contact: OTI International Trade Specialist Iwona.Bochenska@illinois.gov
Over 6,500 businesses from 65 countries came to Hannover Messe 2011, and the impressive participation underlines the key role played by this event in shaping the industrial future and charting the economic fortunes of our technology-based industries. Hannover Messe 2011 attracted a total of well over 230,000 visitors. This represents growth of 10 to 15 percent over the year before. Some 60,000 of these visitors were from abroad, which is over a third more than in 2009.

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International Biotechnology Exhibition & Conference

April 25-27, 2012 - Toyko, Japan

http://www.bio-t.jp
Contact: International Trade Specialist Terry.LaRocca@illinois.gov
Bio Tech 2012 will have over 600 exhibitors with an estimated attendance of 45,000 industry professionals. The conference will have a Seminar Program with 250 sessions for attendees, and will showcase the latest products and technologies from all over the world.

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AWS Weldmex - Fabtech - Metalform Trade Show

May 1-5, 2012 - Mexico City, Mexico

www.expometalmecanica2012.com
Contact: International Trade Specialist Enrico.Doggett@illinois.gov
The AWS Weldmex - Fabtech - Metalform Trade Show is organized by the USA American Welding Society, the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, and the Precision Metalforming Association. It is oriented to companies related to the welding, metal-mechanic, manufacturing, assembly, automation, industrial machinery, equipment and tools, robotics, security, inspection and testing sectors to showcase their products and services.

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Agritech Israel 2012 Trade Show

May 15-17, 2012 - Tel Aviv, Israel

http://www2.kenes.com/agritech2012/sponsor/Pages/Exhibitors_List.aspx
Contact: International Trade Specialist Sam.Ntum@illinois.gov
The 18th International Technology Exhibition, is one of the leading events of its kind to showcase Israel and international technologies in the field of agriculture. It attracts foreign ministers of agriculture, decision makers, experts, practitioners and thousands of visitors. One of the key programs of the event will include a triennial conference of the International Committee for Plastics in Agriculture.

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ChinaBio Partnering Forum 2012

May 21-25, 2012 - Shanghai & Suzhou, China

http://www.ebdgroup.com/cbpf/index.php
Contact: International Trade Specialist Zhigang.Ren@illinois.gov
ChinaBio Partnering Forum is the premier life science partnering event in China. ChinaBio Partnering Forum 2011 had more than 650 delegates from 370 companies and 24 countries, making it the largest partnering conference in China. The 2012 edition promises to be even better with the return of the successful Innovation Showcase featuring top researchers from leading institutes and universities throughout China.

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BioFinance 2012 Canada

May 29-30, 2012 - Toronto & Ontario, Canada

http://www.biofinance.ca
Contact: International Trade Specialist Tom.Hagle@illinois.gov
BioFinance is Canada's premier program for small to medium sized Biotech firms to present to potential partners in this market. The event brings together key industry players interested in investment opportunities and issues affecting companies in the life science sector.

Transport Logistics China

June 4-9, 2012 - Beijing, China | Shanghai, China

www.transportlogistic-china.com
Contact: OTI International Trade Specialist Zhigang.Ren@illinois.gov
Trade Mission to China will include participation in the Transport Logistic China 2012 Trade Show - 5th International Exhibition for Logistics, Telematics and Transport, which is being held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China from 5 to 7 June 2012. 441 exhibitors from 42 countries presented their products and services at transport logistic China 2008 and Air Cargo China 2008. Over 13,500 visitors from 67 countries attended the international exhibition, which also featured an extensive program of related events and conferences. Following the Trade Show, participants will travel to Beijing where they will receive matchmaking appointments to meet with prospective business partners, agents, and distributors.

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Singapore Water Expo 2012

July 2-4, 2012 - Singapore

www.siww.com.sg/water-expo
Contact: OTI International Trade Specialist Terry.LaRocca@illinois.gov
The Water Expo is growing at a remarkable rate since its inauguration in 2008. The 2011 Water Expo reported a 70% growth in exhibition space with some 600 com¬panies exhibiting their products and services over two levels at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, outdoing the 2010 results with several new records set. Held at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Water Expo 2012 will return on an even bigger scale with all the covered exhibition space located on a single level.

Farnborough International Airshow 2012

July 9-15, 2012 - Farnborough, UK

www.farnborough.com
Contact: International Trade Specialist Iwona.Bochenska@illinois.gov
The Farnborough International Airshow is designed to facilitate tailor-made and unrivalled opportunities to meet, negotiate and announce business transactions. Taking place every other year, the Farnborough International Airshow 2010 was attended by over 120,000 trade visitors with exhibiting companies announcing order figures of US $47 billion during the show.

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MANUFACTURING INDONESIA TRADE SHOW

Jakarta, Indonesia | December 5-8, 2012

Trade Show Website

Manufacturing Indonesia is one of the largest manufacturing machinery, equipment, material, and allied services show in South East Asia. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

ARAB HEALTH 2013

Dubai, UAE | January 28-31, 2013

Trade Show Website

Arab Health 2013 is the leading healthcare event in the Middle East and North Africa region. With a wide pool of exhibitors, visitors, and delegates, Arab Health is ideal for companies looking to access the booming Middle East healthcare industry. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

NANO TECH 2013

Tokyo, Japan | January 30 - February 1, 2013

Trade Show Website

The Nano Tech 2013 trade show is the largest nanotech trade show in Asia. It is an ideal venue for Illinois to showcase its image a major center for nanotech companies and research. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

AERO INDIA 2013

Bangalore, India | February 6-11, 2013

Trade Show Website

Aero India 2013 is a biennial event showcasing the aerospace industry. India's civil aviation passenger growth is among the highest in the world and by 2020 expectations are that 400 million passengers will engage in air travel. Growth in the sector must be accompanied by growth in aviation infrastructure, i.e., assets in the air supported by assets on the ground, including training facilities. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

SAIE MEXICO 2013 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING TRADE SHOW

Mexico City, Mexico | February 20-23, 2013

Trade Show Website

International Building Trade Show or SAIE Mexico 2013 (SAIE by its Spanish Acronym – Salon Internacional de la Edificacion) is the most important trade show for housing, construction, and green building sectors in the Mexican market. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

2013 ILLINOIS HIGHER EDUCATION EXHIBITION TOUR

Beijing * Shijiazhuang * Zhengzhou * Chengdu * Hangzhou * Shanghai | March 1-11, 2013

This is a non-STEP Trade Mission jointly organized by the State of Illinois’ China Office and Beijing Overseas-Study Service Association. The focus is to promote high-quality Illinois education resources on a nationwide scale in China, helping Illinois universities and colleges to understand the situation and needs of Chinese students. The intent is to help build a platform for Illinois and Chinese educational communication and to help Chinese students understand the characteristics of Illinois universities and establish the correct view of study abroad. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

CANADIAN RESTAURANT & FOODSERVICES ASSOCIATION TRADE SHOW 2013

Toronto, Canada | March 3-5, 2013

Trade Show Website

The CRFA (Canadian Restaurant & Foodservices Association) is Canada’s largest trade event targeted at its $63 billion food service industry, including restaurants, hotels, schools, and institutions. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2013

New Delhi, India | March 8-10, 2013

Trade Show Website

Medical Fair India is a prominent medical industry event with wide foreign participation. Due to rising demand and the positive response to the Illinois Trade Mission to Medical Fair India 2012, this is an ideal venue for Illinois companies. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

MEDEXPO SAUDI ARABIA 2013

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | April 2-4, 2013

Trade Show Website

MEDEXPO Saudi Arabia 2013 offers a dedicated platform for decision makers to source the latest medical technology products and solutions. MEDEXPO Saudi Arabia covers a wide range of industries from health, dentistry and ophthalmology and attracts visitors primarily from the GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain & Oman) as well as the wider Middle East region. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

HANNOVER MESSE 2013

Hannover, Germany | April 8-12, 2013

Trade Show Website

Hannover Fair 2013 is the world’s most important technology show, specifically for new technology and automation. This show will also provide participants with technologically advanced matchmaking and lead generation services. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

EXPOCOMER TRADE SHOW

Panama City, Panama | April 17-20, 2013

Trade Show Website

EXPOCOMER Trade Show is an industrial show to be held at Atlapa Convention Center. EXPOCOMER is recognized internationally as the most efficient bridge to export products, to the Caribbean, Central, and South America by the use of the Colón Free Zone. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

MISSION WITH MATCHMAKING APPOINTMENTS

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia & Accra, Ghana | May 6-16, 2013

These are two capitals with sizeable business interests. Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, according to the Economist. Ghana was recognized for its economic and democratic achievements in 2006 when it signed a 5 year $547 million compact with the United States' Millennium Challenge Corporation. Gold Key matchmaking service will be provided to companies by the US Commercial Service. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

BIO EXPO JAPAN 2013

Tokyo, Japan | May 8-10, 2013

Trade Show Website

Bio Expo Japan 2013 is a biotechnology trade show consisting of a major exhibition that will showcase products and technologies from all over the world. The event has been evaluated as one of the best business platforms for researchers from the private sector as well as universities. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

MISSION WITH MATCHMAKING APPOINTMENTS

Shanghai, Zhejiang & Beijing, China | June 8-15, 2013

The consumer goods market in China offers tens of billions of dollars in opportunities for Illinois companies. OTI will offer one-on-one matchmaking appointments in each of the three Mission stops for the participating Illinois companies. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

MISSION WITH MATCHMAKING APPOINTMENTS

Istanbul & Izmir, Turkey | June 5-11, 2013

Illinois’ Trade Mission to Turkey is geared towards small to medium sized companies seeking market information and distribution channels in this region. The focus of the mission is companies in the field of green technologies and advanced manufacturing. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

10TH ANNUAL WORLD CONGRESS ON INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOPROCESSING

Montreal, Canada | June 16-19, 2013

Trade Show Website

Entering its tenth year, the 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing is expected to draw more than 1,000 high profile scientists, executives, investors, and government officials to discuss trends in bio based products, partnerships, and financing opportunities. At the BIO World Congress, Illinois trade mission participants will be able to showcase their latest technologies, bio based products, and research, as well as receive ongoing logistical assistance, market research, and support. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

PARIS AIR SHOW

Paris, France | June 17-23, 2013

Trade Show Website

The Paris Air Show is the largest exhibition in the world serving the aviation industry. As a key event for the aviation sector, the show provides excellent opportunities for networking and presenting innovations. The Paris Air Show continues to be the showcase for the technological breakthroughs of the aerospace industry. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

INDOWATER 2013

Jakarta, Indonesia | July 3-5, 2013

Trade Show Website

INDOWATER 2013 Expo and Forum is the largest and most comprehensive Water and Wastewater Expo in Indonesia and will be the largest water technology event in Southeast Asia in 2013. Concurrent shows include INDOWASTE and INDORENERTY 2013. Over 9000 delegates and trade buyers will congregate at INDOWATER, INDOWASTE, and INDOENERGY 2013. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY TRADE SHOW

Johannesburg, South Africa | September 1-2, 2013

Trade Show Website

Professional Beauty Trade Show in Johannesburg will be a show focused on cosmetics, toiletries, and personal care products. It is a leading trade show for the cosmetics and beauty product industry. Companies will receive business to business meetings arranged through the US Commercial Service. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

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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

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