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March & April 2014

GREAT WHEELS OF CHINA  The Automotive Logistics China Conference seeks to aid the logistics of China’s projected growth in the automotive sector.
GREAT WHEELS OF CHINA The Automotive Logistics China Conference seeks to aid the logistics of China’s projected growth in the automotive sector.

MARCH 9-11

Guangdong International Beauty Expo

This international beauty industry event brings importers, exporters, traders, distributors and industry professionals under one roof. Guangdong International Beauty Expo is designed to provide useful and relevant information to the suppliers and providers of various beauty and cosmetic products. No. 380 Yuejiang Zhong Road, Haizhu District. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. +86-20-86259008.

MARCH 11-14

Indonesia International Furniture Exhibition

Indonesia International Furniture Exhibition is an international exhibition highlighting the export potential of Indonesia’s furniture industry and providing access to the Indonesian furniture market. This exhibition is a great opportunity for an introduction to Indonesia’s rich resources of woods and materials. Arena PRJ Kemayoran. Jakarta, Indonesia. 852-2827-6211.

MARCH 23-25

IWLA Convention & Expo

The International Warehouse Logistics Association’s mission is to help its members create more profitable third-party logistics companies. It focuses on how to recognize and get the most from your people. The IWLA Convention & Expo promises great networking and education for 3PL leaders—or anyone involved in independent warehousing and logistics. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona. 847-813-4699.

MARCH 24-28

International Wireless Communications Expo

Encompassing 350 of the top manufacturers displaying the latest equipment, services and networks, International Wireless Communications Expo hosts some of the most influential industry leaders. Learn how to navigate the ever-changing communications technology landscape and get a primer on the techniques and work habits of the most successful sellers. Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. 800-220-4765.

MARCH 24-26

International Biomass Conference & Expo

International Biomass Conference & Expo unites current and future producers of biomass-derived power, fuels and chemicals. The event fosters public and private partnerships that help bioenergy producers and large-scale waste generators identify and assess available production emissions. Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. 866-746-8385.


We Wear Integration Conference

This international sourcing, customs and logistics integration conference explores some of the most pressing supply-chain issues facing the apparel and footwear industry. Presentation topics include the sourcing paradigm, navigating foreign trade barriers and U.S. and foreign trade policies. Hyatt Regency, Baltimore, Maryland. 703-797-9047.

APRIL 13-15


The Supply Chain Operations Private Exposition (SCOPE) is the industry’s leading executive-level conference with more than 1,000 senior level attendees joining. Through presentations, real world customer-led case studies, networking and research meetings, the program focuses on operational issues, technology and innovation techniques. Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago. 310-870-1308.

APRIL 15-17

Automotive Logistics China

China is set for double-digit growth in car production and sales over the next 10 years. The Automotive Logistics China Conference approaches the potential bottlenecks in operation and higher costs. In its 11th year, the conference brings together senior executive of original equipment manufacturers and tier suppliers with logistics providers and infrastructure authorities. Renaissance Hotel, Beijing, China. 86-10-5863-8888.

APRIL 22-25

Crocus Expo

The TransRussia exhibition is a major marketplace for transport service. This event approaches the most important issues in the development of the Russian transport system including new information systems developed for interaction between two different modes of transport and successful logistics issues in the global market. With its focus mainly on cargo transportation services, this exhibition demonstrates the full range of industry solutions. Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center, Krasnogorsky District, Moskovskaya Oblast, Russia. 495-935-81-02.


CIMES 2012 Exhibitors from 64 countries meet in Beijing, June 12, for China’s only machine tool event.

April 26, 2012

Encryption Controls.

This full-day program is an in-depth session that will focus on the unique provisions related to encryption under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) licensing officers will cover a variety of topics, including Note 4 to Category 5, Part 2, various decontrols, encryption mass market provision (742.15), License Exception ENC (740.17), publicly available, encryption licensing, and foreign products developed from U.S. origin encryption parts and components. Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley, Milpitas, California. For more information, call (408) 532-7234.

April 30, 2012-May 4, 2012

OTC 2012: The Offshore Technology Conference.

OTC 2012 will feature indoor and outdoor displays by major oil and gas companies and related subsidiary industries, equipment manufacturers and service providers of the latest technological advances in such categories as: drilling, exploration, fabrication, instrumentation & controls, environmental, marine, materials, oilfield chemicals, oil spill cleanup, pollution control, process, production, safety, seismic, specialized equipment, sub-sea exploration, survey, telecommunications, testing, tools, training, transportation, well completion, and work-over and wireline. The Reliant Center, Houston, Texas. For more information, call (972) 952-9318.

May 1, 2012-May 3, 2012

AMI International, Meat, Poultry & Seafood Expo.

More than 10,000 attendees are expected at this event, which will feature more than 500 exhibitors providing products and services to the meat, poultry and seafood sectors. Dallas, Texas. For more information, call (202) 587-4242.

May 2, 2012


The Basics of Duty Drawback. Drawback is the refund, reduction or waiver in whole or in part of customs duties assessed or collected upon importation of an article or materials which are used in the manufacture of goods your company subsequently exports. Your Company may be able to recover up to 99 percent of all Customs duties paid on imported materials contained in the manufacture of your product. Retroactively for up to 3 years. Washington, DC. For more information, call (202) 482-4422.

May 9, 2012-May 12, 2012

China International Metallurgical Industry Expo.

The China International Metallurgical Industry Expo will showcase the latest tool and processing products for companies operating in the Asia-Pacific region. The Western Bldg. of Tianyin Mansion, Beijing, China. For more information, contact the Secretary Office of the Organizing Committee, No.1709 Block C, Wan Da Plaza, B No. 18 Yard, Shijingshan Rd., Shijingshan District, Beijing 100040, PRC.

May 15, 2012-May 17, 2012


Focuses on the needs of the power generation industry with a special emphasis on power plant owners, operators and project developers throughout the world. The trade show is complemented by the industry’s most comprehensive conference that features more than 500 speakers and panelists. The conference covers both business and technology issues and is programmed by a committee of approximately 150 industry experts. All commercially viable technologies and fuels (fossil, nuclear and renewables) are covered in depth. This high quality content attracts buyers and specifiers from throughout the world. Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, call (713) 343-1875.

May 23, 2012-May 25, 2012

West Africa Building & Construction 2012.

Exhibitors will be showing the latest equipment and services in the field of civil engineering construction and building for commercial uses and housing. Visitors to the exhibition will include consultants, architects, manufacturers, contractors, suppliers, federal and state government officials, as well as industrial executives responsible for building and construction. In addition, the conference will be attended by representatives of foreign aid and funding agencies, consulting engineers and other experts from all over the world. Abuja, Nigeria. For more information, call +44-1902-428766.

May 25, 2012-May 28, 2012

Home & Garden Dusseldorf.

Home & Garden Dusseldorf will offer the latest information and products in the international flower, garden and home decoration sectors. Grafenberg Racecourse, Dusseldorf, Germany. For more information, call + 49-451-89906.

May 30, 2012


Completing Certificates of Origin, FTA and eCertification. The Certificate of Origin (CO) is required by some countries for all or only certain products. Special certificates may be required for countries with which the United States has a free trade agreement (FTA). Some Certificates of Origin, including those required by Canada and Mexico under NAFTA, and Israel and Jordan, are prepared by the exporter. For textile products, an importing country may require a certificate of origin issued by the manufacturer. The number of required copies and language may vary from country to country. Washington, DC. For more information, call (202) 482-3787.

June 3, 2012-June 6, 2012


WINDPOWER 2012 is the world’s largest annual wind energy event. Held June 3-6, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia, WINDPOWER is produced by the American Wind Energy Association, and is the premier wind energy event in North America. WINDPOWER 2011 hosted over 15,000 attendees, 1,100 exhibitors, and over 2,800 international attendees from 60 countries, the largest number of international attendees coming from Canada, Germany, China, Denmark and Spain. WINDPOWER 2012 will offer more than 60 educational sessions, industry workshops, and showcases new technology and solutions on the expansive show floor. Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, call (202) 383-2500.

June 12, 2012-June 14, 2012

PECOM 2012.

The 2012 PECOM and Energy Congress promises to deliver more content, more networking and more customer opportunities than any other petroleum-related event in Mexico. A major aspect of the congress is that all Petroleros Mexicanos (PEMEX) and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) personnel will receive complimentary admission to the exhibition and conference, giving them the unique opportunity to see the latest products, services and information that your company has to offer. PECOM 2012 and The Energy Congress will bring together key business and government decision makers and buyers from around the globe, and presents an opportunity to enter into or expand your current business in Mexico. Villahermosa, Mexico. For more information, call (713) 529-1616.

June 12, 2012-June 16, 2012

CIMES 2012.

CIMES 2012 is the only machine tool exhibition in China. CIMES 2010 was a record breaking exhibition with exhibitors from 64 countries meeting with 60,218 buyers to generate more than $284 million in sales. Buyers visiting CIMES 2012 will include professionals and decision makers from the following industry sectors: aerospace/aviation; defense; auto & auto parts; shipbuilding; railway; electrical power generation; metallurgy; telecommunications; chemicals; textiles; and printing. New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China, PRC. For more information, call + 86-10-593-39072.

June 12, 2012-June 14, 2012

Global Petroleum Show 2012.

The Global Petroleum Show (GPS) is the meeting place for the global oil & gas industry. This event plays host to 95 countries, 60,000 attendees, and 2,000 exhibiting companies and is one of the largest energy events bringing together global producers, EPC’s, service companies and suppliers. GPS offers the chance to source new products, find new business partners, and network with international and domestic partners. Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. For more information, call (203) 973 2940.

June 21, 2012-June 24, 2012

KidsWorld Dallas Children’s Apparel & Accessories.

KidsWorld Dallas Children’s Apparel & Accessories will showcase a wide range of apparel, leisure and necessity products for children and infants. Exhibitors from the babies wear, baby feeding and cereals, food supplements and nutrition, children’s books, stationery, toys and games, technology for kids, financial programs, gift items, art and crafts, education, sports, work from home opportunities and many more will be participating. Dallas Market Center, Dallas, Texas. For more information, call (214) 655-6100.

June 27, 2012


Temporary Exports: Carnets and Other Tools. Temporary importation is an important tool to show your products in foreign markets or for professionals bringing tools of the trade into a foreign country for a limited time. Companies have several options when considering temporary importation. These include: ATA Carnets, Temporary Importation Bond (TIB) and entry with duty drawback. There is also provision for bringing “tools of trade.” Washington, D.C. For more information, call (202) 482-1354.

June 29, 2012-July 2, 2012


The annual Anime Expo is the largest animation and image arts exhibition in the world offering the latest insights into the business side of the burgeoning anime industry. The event is organized by the Society for the Protection of Japanese Animation. Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California. For more information, call (415) 979-2273.


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