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Past Trade Missions  

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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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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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.

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