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FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW 2014

Farnborough, United Kingdom | July 14-20, 2014

Trade Show Website

The Farnborough International Airshow 2014 (FIA 2014) is a week-long event that combines a public airshow with a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defense industries. This trade show will offer a whole host of show features and events to provide exhibitors the opportunity for targeted networking with professionals in related industries. FIA 2014 will also feature a number of conferences hosted by ADS, Aviation Week and participating exhibitors. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY TRADE SHOW AND MATCHMAKING IN CAPE TOWN

Johannesburg, South Africa | August 31-September 1, 2014

Trade Show Website

South Africa is Illinois’ # 1 trading partner in Africa and biggest market in Southern Africa with a sizable consumer market and growing disposable incomes. Professional Beauty Johannesburg 2014 will provide Illinois companies with access to various segments in the cosmetic and beauty industries. Companies will also travel to Cape Town to conduct business-to-business meetings arranged through Illinois’ foreign trade office in South Africa. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

INTERNATIONAL FAIR BOGOTA 201

Bogota, Colombia | September 29-October 3, 2014

Trade Show Website

International Fair Bogota is recognized as the biggest industrial trade show and exhibition in the Andean, Central American and Caribbean regions. The 2012 edition hosted more than 52,000 visitors and over 750 exhibitors. Illinois companies will be exhibiting in Expo Energia Hall, the energy-specialized space that highlights electric accessories, power quality, protection, GIE, commercialization of supplies, alternative energy (generation), efficient use of energy, equipment for generation, transmission and electric management, maintenance and supplies. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

Contact:Kelsey Schrenk
Phone: (312) 814-6029
Email: Kelsey.Schrenk@illinois.gov

ILLINOIS HIGHER EDUCATION CHINA TOUR

Jiujiang, Nanchang, Shangahi, Yiwu | October 31-November 11, 2014

According to the China Ministry of Education, every Chinese student studying in the U.S. spends $35,000 each year in the U.S. – including tuition and living expenses. The 2014 Higher Education China Tour will create opportunities for Illinois colleges, universities, and institutes to build direct connections with key Chinese stakeholders to further educational exchanges and programs. This mission will promote Illinois’ higher educational programs and resources that are available to Chinese students, educational leaders and officials. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

BIO-EUROPE

Frankfurt, Germany | November 3-5, 2014

Trade Show Website

2014 marks the 20th annual Bio-Europe, Europe’s largest partnering conference serving the global biotechnology industry. Delegates from all parts of the biotechnology value chain come to BIO-Europe to quickly identify, engage and enter into strategic relationships that drive their businesses forward. Partnering at BIO-Europe is powered by EDG Group’s partneringONE®, the industry’s most advanced networking system, which enables participants to efficiently mine a large pool of potential partners, and identify and pre-arrange private one-on-one meetings with dozens of company targets. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

XVI FIMAI INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY FAIR 2014

Sao Paulo, Brazil | November 11-13, 2014

Trade Show Website

The International Industrial Environment and Sustainability Fair (FIMAI) is regarded as the most important trade fair for Latin America’s Industrial Environmental sector. FIMAI attracts the best and most advanced developments in environmental technology that address sustainability efforts worldwide. Brazil’s growing environmental technologies market is valued at approx. $11 billion USD and continues to grow as the country improves its sanitation systems and invests in energy efficient solutions. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

Contact: Kelsey Schrenk
Phone:(312) 814-8531
Email: Kelsey.Schrenk@illinois.gov

VIETWATER 2014

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | November 12-14, 2014

Trade Show Website

Vietwater 2014 is Vietnam’s no. 1 international water, industrial wastewater treatment and purification show. Exhibit profiles include: water resource management, municipality water management, sewerage and pollution prevention, irrigation, wastewater treatment management, industrial water treatment, ultrapure water and bottled water production. As Vietnam begins to invest heavily in water supply, wastewater and road improvement projects, this event provides Illinois companies with an excellent opportunity to capitalize on prime trade and investment opportunities. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

MEDICA 2014

Dusseldorf, Germany| November 12-15, 2014

Trade Show Website

MEDICA is the center of attraction for all those involved in the health care industry. Over 130,000 visitors from 120 + countries are expected to attend and obtain information on all the current and future trends in in-patient and out-patient care at this annual event. With numerous special events, a newly restructured international conference and forum program, not to mention the largest and most comprehensive product display in the industry, MEDICA is the hub of the worldwide medical trade. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

PROMOTE TRADE SHOW AND MATCHMAKING IN SENEGAL

Yaoundé, Cameroon and Dakar, Senegal | December 6-14, 2014

Trade Show Website

Promote 2014 will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, the country’s political capital with sizable business interests. This horizontal trade show (all sectors) provides Illinois companies of various industries superior exposure to over 1,200 exhibitors in 17 country pavilions from all continents and more than 127,000 visitors. Companies will also travel to Senegal to conduct matchmaking meetings with prospective business partners 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

ARAB HEALTH 2015

Dubai, UAE | January 26-29, 2015

Trade Show Website

Arab Health is the premier medical and health care 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 mangers, physiotherapists, dealers and distributors. In addition to the trade show exhibition, this show offers tremendous networking opportunities for participants. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

BIO INDIA 2015

Bangalore, India | February 9-11, 2015

Trade Show Website

BIO INDIA 2014 is an annual event organized by the Department of Science and Technology, the Governments of India and Karnataka, and the Vision Group. This trade show will be held in Bangalore, which is considered the hub of biotechnology in India, and will be an excellent platform for Illinois companies to showcase their innovations, technologies, solutions, and products and services to major players in the life science industry. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

CANADIAN RESTAURANT & FOODSERVICES ASSOCIATION TRADE SHOW

Toronto, Canada | March 1-3, 2015

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 in a trade show. As an exhibitor, you’ll be part of the most comprehensive industry trade show in Canada while you connect with thousands of qualified buyers who come each year to see “who’s who” and sample “what’s new” in the industry. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015

Barcelona, Spain | March 2-5, 2015

Trade Show Website

Mobile World Congress Trade Show provides the planet’s best venue for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal-making. This world class conference will feature visionary keynote speakers and action-provoking panel discussions; an exhibition with more than 1,800 companies displaying cutting-edge products and technologies; App Planet; and the annual Global Mobile Awards Ceremony, which recognizes the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

WIN AUTOMATION 2015

Istanbul, Turkey | March 19-22, 2015

Trade Show Website

The World of Industry Automation (WIN) 2015 is the number one manufacturing trade show in Turkey and the Eurasian region. It presents an ideal platform for companies in the fields of high-growth industrial automation, electricity and electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics, and material handling sectors to share innovative solutions and new technologies. The machinery manufacturing industry is the driving force of Turkey’s industrialization and is considered one of the pillars of Turkey’s future development. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

HANNOVER MESSE TRADE FAIR 2015

Hannover, Germany | April 13-17, 2015

Trade Show Website

Hannover Messe Trade Fair is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. Hannover Messe regularly attracts more than 6,500 exhibits and is considered the showcase for the latest developments in industrial innovation 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.Bochenksa@illinois.gov

18TH CHINA INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION AND HEALTH INDUSTRY EXPO

Beijing, China | April 16-18, 2015

Trade Show Website

China’s health care and wellness industry has rapidly become a $1 trillion industry, and the China International Nutrition & Health Industry Expo (CIHIE) has become the most important event for this industry in Asia. More than 1,200 exhibitors will participate and the Expo will invite more than 200,000 distributors, dealers, agents, importers and exporters, and buyers of general merchandise. 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 on this Mission.

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

WETEX 2015

Dubai, UAE | April 21-23, 2015

Trade Show Website

WETEX 2015 highlights the latest renewable energy solutions deployed in the region and throughout the world that play a major role in establishing greener economies. WETEX continues to be regarded as a leading platform to present and discuss important topics at the core of renewable energy concerns. Given the size and scope of this show, this exhibition offers an ideal environment for Illinois companies to showcase their products in one of the fastest and most lucrative markets in the world. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

COPPERBELT MINING SHOW AND MATCHMAKING IN SOUTH AFRICA

Zitwe, Zambia and Johannesburg, South Africa | May 2-13, 2015

Trade Show Website

The 2015 Copperbelt Mining Show marks 58 years since its inception. This trade show will provide Illinois companies an excellent opportunity to meet with other leading mining and infrastructure companies from around the globe. Companies will also travel to Johannesburg to conduct business-to-business meetings arranged through Illinois’ South African foreign trade office. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

BIOTECH JAPAN 2015

Tokyo, Japan | May 13-15, 2015

Trade Show Website

BIOtech 2015 Japan is Asia’s largest BIO forum & expo. The program showcases cutting-edge advances in biotech research and developments from around the world. Illinois will showcase its prominent biotech community and R & D environment to attract biotech and life science companies to invest in Illinois. This event is an excellent venue for Illinois companies to gain international exposure and develop potential partnerships and business opportunities with related entities in this region. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

EXPO PACK 2015

Mexico City, Mexico | June 16-19, 2015

Trade Show Website

EXPO PACK Mexico 2015 will showcase the latest solutions in packaging and processing machinery, materials, containers, and other related goods and services. This event offers direct access to the packing and processing industries in Latin America, attracting approximately 29,000 customers from over 30 countries, and more than 1,000 company exhibitors from over 20 countries. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

Contact: Kelsey Schrenk
Phone: (312) 814-8531
Email: Kelsey.Schrenk@illinois.gov

GLOBAL PETROLEUM SHOW 2015

Calgary, Canada | June 2015

Trade Show Website

Projected spending in Canada’s oil sands projects and infrastructure is estimated at over $2 trillion in the next 25 years. The Global Petroleum Show (GPS) in Calgary, Canada is one of the largest petroleum trade shows in the world and will provide Illinois companies with direct access to key players in the industry. This show will host over 2,000 exhibition companies and over 60,000 attendees from over 95 countries; with the latest technology rigs, drives, casings, muds, fracturing and perforating, down hole, and measurements. 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 15-21, 2015

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, this show provides an opportunity for Illinois companies to meet all the main industry players, seize new business opportunities, present expertise and innovations to the world and forge technology partnerships throughout the week-long airshow. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

MACHINERY AND AUTOMATIC CONTROL TRADE MISSION AND MATCHMAKING

Beijing and Shanghai, China | June 15-22, 2015

China is Illinois’ 3rd largest export market, totaling $5.6 billion in 2013 and Illinois machinery exports to China totaled nearly $570 million. The Illinois Machinery Trade Mission to China offers customized matchmaking appointments to participating Illinois companies with potential agents, distributors, and end-user customers. This trade mission will stop in both Beijing and Shanghai where most national distributors and agents are located. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

MEDICARE TAIWAN 2015

Taipei, Taiwan | June 18-21, 2015

Trade Show Website

Medicare Taiwan has established itself as one of the top medical trade event in Asia. Exhibit profiles include: hospital/electro medical/anaplastic equipment, emergency medicine & rescue equipment, surgery equipment, pharmaceuticals, laboratory apparatuses, and rehabilitative and health care products, etc. Because Taiwan is the center of international excellence in numerous health care areas, this show offers an excellent environment for Illinois companies to develop potential partnerships and business opportunities with related entities in this region. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

BIO WORLD CONGRESS 2015

Montreal, Canada | July 19-22, 2015

Trade Show Website

The 2015 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing is expected to draw more than 1,200 high profile scientists, executives, investors and government officials to discuss trends in bio based products, partnerships and financing opportunities. This trade show will allow Illinois participants 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

MEDICALL FAIR CHENNAI

Chennai, India | August 1-3, 2015

Trade Show Website

Medicall Fair Chennai is India’s premier hospital needs and equipment expo, bringing the latest, appropriate and affordable technologies under one roof for the benefit of all hospitals and physicians setting-up group practices. This trade show will provide Illinois companies with an opportunity to showcase their products and services to industry-related professionals from around the globe. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

AQUATECH 2015

New Delhi, India | August 11-13, 2015

Trade Show Website

India’s leading water technology event, Aquatech 2015 will showcase the latest products and innovations. Because of the great potential the Indian market offers to water technology companies, this show will attract leaders in the water industry from all across India and the world. The 2015 show is expected to attract approx. 7,000 visitors and decision makers, rendering this a prime opportunity for Illinois companies to showcase their products to the industry leaders from around the world. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL MINING EXHIBITION (AIMEX)

Sydney, Australia | September 1-4, 2015

Trade Show Website

The Australian International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) is the most important mining exhibition in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. AIMEX 2013 attracted 178 international exhibitors from 19 countries and nearly 13,000 visitors attended. As Australia is Illinois’ fifth largest export market, this Australian Mining Exhibition offers an excellent environment for Illinois companies to develop potential partnerships and business opportunities with related entities in this region. Click here for additional information on this Mission.

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