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Past STEP Trade Missions 

Promote 2011 Exhibition

* Recruitment Closed - Participation Full *

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

* Recruitment Closed - Participation Full *

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

* Recruitment Closed - Participation Full *

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

* Recruitment Closed - Participation Full *

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

* Recruitment Closed - Participation Full *

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

* Recruitment Closed - Participation Full *

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

* Recruitment Closed - Participation Full *

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.

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