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Australia

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
The Drinks Industry ShowSydneyWinterWine, Beer, and Spirits
Reed Gift FairsMelbourneWinter and SummerArts and Crafts
Fine Food QueenslandBrisbaneSpring Every Two YearsFood and Beverage
Australasian Oil and Gas Expo (AOAG)PerthWinterPower and Energy
Agha Gift FairSydneyWinterApparel and Clothing
Life Instyle SydneySydneyWinter and SummerFurnishings and Decor

Brazil

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
Congresso AbesSao PauloEvery Two YearsEnvironmental Sanitation.
Aerospace Meetings BrazilSao Jose dos CamposEvery Two YearsAerospace industry meetings.
Gift Fair BrazilSao PauloYearlyGiftware and housewares shows.
Rio Content MarketRio de JaneiroYearlyMulti-platform audiovisual content.
World Travel Market Latin AmericaSao PauloYearlyPresenting destinations and industry sectors to Latin American.
Fespa BrasilSao PauloYearlyWide-format print industry.

Canada

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
Toronto Gift FairToronto, ONFall and SpringRetail products, gifts
Alberta Gift FairEdmonton, ABFall and SpringRetail products, gifts
Trends the Apparel ShowEdmonton, ABMarch and SeptemberApparel and clothing
ABA Show MontrealMontreal, QCSpringHair and beauty
ABA Show Toronto
Toronto, ONSpringHair and beauty
The Buildings ShowToronto, ONFallConstruction and design
Canada’s Bridal ShowToronto, ONWinter and FallAll things wedding
ESI VancouverVancouver, BCWinterBeauty
ESI TorontoToronto, ONSpringBeauty
ESI MontrealMontreal, QCFallBeauty

China

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
Ecobuild ChinaShanghaiSpringGreen construction and machinery.
Canton FairGuangzhouSpringLarge product line and audience.
China Clean ExpoShanghaiSpringIndoor environment technology.
OTENanjingSpringOil, gas and equipment exhibit.
Asia International Import Food ExpositionBeijingSummerFood exposition.
China Electronic FairShenzhenSummerElectronic machinery, technology, and components.
International Medical Device Manufacturing and Design ShowShanghaiSpringGoods and services.
Yiwu Commodities FairYiwuSummerWholesale products

Resources

 

Here is a list of resources that can provide more information on doing business in China:

 

China Import Requirements and Documentation

Business Etiquette in China

Applying for a Chinese Visa for Americans

China Country Information

Denmark

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
FoodexpoHerningEvery two yearsRetail, Hotel, Restaurant, Food sector
LandsskuetHerningOnce a yearAgriculture
Transport ScandinaviaHerning Every two yearsLogistics
Sectech DenmarkCopenhagenEvery two yearsSecurity equipment
FoodpharmatechHerningEvery two yearsMachinery, Packaging and Ingredients for the Food and Pharma Industry
Offshore Wind EnergyCopenhagenEvery two yearsRenewable energy
FormlandHerningTwice a yearHome accessories and gifts
World’s Leading WinesCopenhagenOnce a yearWine
HI IndustriemesseHerningEvery two yearsAutomatics, robotics, electronics
Revolver International Fashion FairCopenhagenTwice a yearFashion
CIFF Fashion FairCopenhagenTwice a yearFashion
AgromekHerningEvery two yearsAgricultural machinery and cattle

Resources

 

Here is a list of resources that can provide more information on doing business in Denmark:

 

Harmonized Tariff System (HTS)

Finding A Danish Supplier

US Relations with Denmark

Denmark Country Information

Denmark Long-Term Visa

US Importing and Licenses/Permits

Finland

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
RASKA – ConstructionLahti (Lahti Sports and Trade Fair)SpringConstruction Industry.
Building Trade and Home RenovationJyväskylä(Jyväskylä Congress Center)SpringConstructional Engineering and Repair Building.
SisustaHelsinki (Helsinki Fair Center)SpringInterior Decoration.
Arctic Shipping ForumHelsinki (Helsinki Congress Paasitomi)SpringConference and Exhibition for Shipping in the Arctic Region.
PulpaperHelsinki (Helsinki Fair Center)Spring Every 4 YearsPulp and Paper Industry.
TekiniikkaJyväskylä (Jyväskylä Congress Center)Fall Every Two YearsAutomation, Motion and Drive.

France

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
Glassman Europe; International Glass Manufacturing ExhibitionLyonEvery Two YearsManufacturing
Innov-Agri Grand Sud-Ouest; Innovative Agricultural FairOndesEvery Two YearsAgriculture
Equipmag; Shop Fitting Equipment and Technology ExhibitionParisEvery Two YearsManufacturing
Gourmet Food and Wine Selection; Gastronomy and Wine FairParisEvery Two YearsFood and Beverage
Salon de L’Automobile de Lyon: Lyon International Motors ShowLyonEvery Two YearsAutomotive, Manufacturing
JEC World Composites ShowParisOnce YearlyManufacturing, Processing

Germany

WhatWhereWhenWhat About
NortecHamburgWinterTrade fair for metalworking and plastic processing
BautecBerlinWinterInternational building trade fair
Internet World GermanyMunichSpringInternational exhibition dedicated to internet technologies & e-commerce
InvestStuttgartSpringTrade fair for institutional and private investors.
CebitHannoverSummerWorld business fair for office automation, information technology, and telecommunications
Internationales Berliner BierfestivalBerlinSummerInternational Berlin beer festival

Resources

 

Here is a list of resources that can provide more information on doing business in Germany:

 

German Country Profile

German Business Etiquette

Getting a German Visa for Americans

Export.Gov on Germany

Germany Import Requirements and Documentation

Greece

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
International Greek Tourism ExpoAthensWinterTourism
Beauty MacedoniaThessalonikiTwice a YearBeauty and fashion
GEMIN InternationalAthensWinterMinerals, gemstones, and fossils
ArgoticaThessalonikiWinter Every Two YearsAgriculture machinery
Hellenic Shoe FairAthensTwice a YearShoes and accessories
Femmina Pret a PorterAthensTwice a YearFashion
Mostra RotaAthensTwice a YearInterior design, decoration
HO.RE.CAAthensWinterHotels, restaurants, cafes
Hellenic Jewellery FairAthensWinterJewellery
Furnidec BusinessThessalonikiWinterFurniture
KEM World Franchise ExhibitionAthensWinterFranchise
Food ExpoAthensWinterFood
PosidoniaAthensSummer Every Two YearsShipping

India

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
India International Trade FairNew DelhiFallMost consumer goods and services
AAHAR International Food and Hospitality FairNew DelhiSpringFood
ACETECHMumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, HyderabadFall-WinterArchitecture, building materials, design and innovation
KISANPuneWinterAgriculture
Index International Interiors and Design FairMumbaiSpringDesign, Architecture
Global Exhibition on ServicesGreater Noida CitySpringServices
International Garment FairNew DelhiWinterApparel

Indonesia

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
Electric, Power, & Renewable Energy IndonesiaJakartaEvery 2 YearsEnergy, Environmentally-Friendly Technology
Building & Infrastructure IndonesiaJakartaEvery 2 YearsConstruction, materials, infrastructure
Truck IndonesiaJakartaEvery 2 YearsConstruction, Automotive, Manufacturing
Cosmetic Processing PackagingJakartaYearlyCosmetics, Beauty, Fashion
Indo Beauty ExpoJakartaYearlyBeauty, Fashion, Health and Wellness
Indo Health ExpoJakartaYearlyHealth and Wellness, Lifestyle, All-Natural Goods

Italy

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
Cosmoprof BolognaBolognaSpring Beauty, cosmetics and wellness
EcomondoRiminiWinter Material, Energy Recovery and Sustainable Development.
NineRomeFallNanotechnology-Based Applications for Environment.
AgrilevanteBariFall Every Two YearsMachinery and Equipment for Agriculture, Food and Animal Industries.
European Autumn Gas ConferenceMilanSummerGas conference for the world's largest gas and energy companies.
VitrumMilanFall Every Two YearsGlass industry
Tende and TecnicaRiminiFall Every Two YearsCurtains, blinds, fabrics, systems and technology

Japan

WhatWhereWhenWhat About
Mobile Solutions ExpoIntex OsakaOnce a year (February)Showcases GPS services, smartphones, mobiles, terminals, tabletPCs, handy terminals, peripheral devices, mobile software, middleware, mobile applications development
World Smart Energy WeekTokyo International Exhibition CenterOnce a year (February)B2B Exhibition and conference on cutting-edge products and technologies from diverse energy industries
BeautyworldFukuoka International Congress CenterOnce a year (February)Cosmetics, perfumery, toiletries, hairdressers, and health care
ForestriseNig Hat, NaganoOnce a year (August)International wood fair
IREXTokyo International Exhibition CenterOnce a year (November)International robot exhibition
Mass-Trans InnovationMakuhari Messe - Nippon Convention Center, ChibaOnce a year (November)International trade fair for railways technology

Mexico

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
International Furniture ExpoGuadalajaraFebruary 14 – 17 2018Home & Office
Sapica


LeonMarch 13 – 16 2018Fashion & Beauty
Paace AutomechanikaMexico CityMarch 14 – 16 2018, once a yearIndustrial Products
Expo Antad & Alimentaria
GuadalajaraMarch 6 – 8 2018, once a yearBusiness Services
Expo ManufacturaMonterreyFebruary 6 – 8 2018Industrial Products
Tecnomultimedia Infocomm MexicoMexico CityAugust 15 – 17 2018Electronics & Electrical
Expo Capital Humano; Human Capital Services ConferenceMexico CityOnce YearlyHuman Resources
Expo Finanzas; Financial Services ExpoMexico CityOnce YearlyFinance
Expo Transporte; Motor Transport ExpoGuadalajaraEvery Two YearsTransportation
IM IntermodaGuadalajaraTwice a YearFashion & Beauty
E-Show Mexico DFMexico CityOnce YearlyEcommerce, Online Services
Expo Tecnologia, IT & Telecom; International IT and Telecoms Industry ExpoMexico CityOnce YearlyIT, Telecommunications

Philippines

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
City Infrastructure PhilippinesManila
FallInfrastructure, Logistics, Drainage
ASEAN Solar + Energy Storage Congress and ExpoManilaFallGreen Energy, Storage, Technology
WOFEX: World Foods ExpoManilaWinterFood and Beverage
HVAC/R PhilippinesManilaWinter Every Two YearsHeating and Cooling, Ventilation, Filtration
Philconstruct ManilaManilaWinterConstruction, Building, Materials
MIAS: Manila International Auto ShowManilaSpringAutomotive

Singpore

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
Greenurban Escape SingaporeSingapore ExpoFall Every Two YearsLandscape, Design, Construction
BeautyAsia – SingaporeSuntec SingaporeWinterHealth and Fitness, Cosmetics
ITB AsiaMariana Bay SandsFallMICE, Leisure, Corporate Travel
The PC ShowMariana Bay SandsOnce YearlyComputer & Gadgets
Singapore International AirshowChangi Expo CenterEvery Two YearsAerospace, Travel
Asia Pacifiic MaritimeMariana Bay SandsWinterShipping, Marine and Offshore Technology

Resources

 

Here is a list of resources that can provide more information on doing business in Singapore:

 

Singapore Country Profile

Export.gov on Singapore

Singaporean Business Etiquette

Singapore Visa and Entry Requirements

OEC Export/Imports on Singapore

South Korea

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
IMAC - International Material and Components Industry ShowSeoulFallMaterials and Components
Eco-Expo KoreaSeoulFallGreen economy and sustainable development
BISFE - Seafood and FisheriesBusanFallSeafood and fisheries
ROBEX - Robot IndustryDaeguFallRobot industry
KOSIGN - Sign and designSeoulFallDesign, Architecture
Intercharm Beauty expo KoreaSeoulFallSignage, display and printing
Gwangju International Food FairGwangjuFallFood
Semicon KoreaSeoulWinterSemiconductor equipment and services
KORTEXDaeguSpringTextile machinery
KIMES - Medical and Hospital EquipmentSeoul Spring Every Two YearsMedical and hospital equipment
WISSeoul SpringIT
NEPCONSeoul SpringElectronics components and manufacturing
KOREA PHARMSeoul SpringPharmaceuticals

Resources

 

Here is a list of resources that can provide more information on doing business in South Korea:

 

Passport Services in South Korea

Embassy of the Republic of South Korea in the US

Korea Free Trade Agreement

Quota Status Report

Taiwan

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
IMAC - International Material and Components Industry ShowSeoulFallMaterials and Components
Eco-Expo KoreaSeoulFallGreen economy and sustainable development
BISFE - Seafood and FisheriesBusanFallSeafood and fisheries
ROBEX - Robot IndustryDaeguFallRobot industry
KOSIGN - Sign and designSeoulFallDesign, Architecture
Intercharm Beauty expo KoreaSeoulFallSignage, display and printing
Gwangju International Food FairGwangjuFallFood
Semicon KoreaSeoulWinterSemiconductor equipment and services
KORTEXDaeguSpringTextile machinery
KIMES - Medical and Hospital EquipmentSeoul Spring Every Two YearsMedical and hospital equipment
WISSeoul SpringIT
NEPCONSeoul SpringElectronics components and manufacturing
KOREA PHARMSeoul SpringPharmaceuticals

Resources

 

Here is a list of resources that can provide more information on doing business in Taiwan:

 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative

Taiwanese Culture Differences

US Department of Commerce on Taiwan

CNN Travel on Taiwan

Central Intelligence Agency on Taiwan

The Netherlands

WhatWhereWhenWhat about
TEFAF MaastrichtMaastrichtSpringArts and antiques
HISWAAmsterdamSpringBoat show
Stoffen Spektakel RotterdamRotterdamSpring and FallTextiles and fabrics
HUISHOUDBEURSAmsterdamWinterHomes and interiors
VSKUtrechtEvery 2 yearsHeating, air-conditioning, sanitary equipment
HORECAVAAmsterdamWinterTourism, hotels, restaurants
EuroportRotterdamEvery 2 yearsShipbuilding and marine equipment
Solids NetherlandsRotterdamEvery 2 yearsBulk products, powders, granules (including food and beverages, animal feed, cosmetics and chemicals)
PCI BeneluxAmsterdamWinterPayment security, protecting payment systems
Amsterdam International Fashion WeekAmsterdamWinter and SummerFashion
EMPAK NetherlandsUtrechtSpringPackaging
Beauty Trade SpecialUtrechtSpringBeauty and hair

The United Kingdom

WhatWhereWhenWhat about
Careers in HospitalityLondonSpringAssists hospitality recruiters to attract and retain the best staff
Fluid Power & SystemsBirminghamSpringExhibition for hydraulics & pneumatic industries
Edie LiveBirminghamSpringUK’s leading energy & sustainability exhibition
Safety & Health ExpoLondonSummerEurope’s safety and health expo
The Light ShowBirminghamFallUK’s only dedicated lighting trade event
Energy Management SummitLondonFallSustainability summit in the UK

Turkey

WhatWhereWhenWhat About
Adana Construction FairAdanaWinterBuilding equipment, construction technologies and construction works machinery fair
SMM IstanbulIstanbulWinter Every Two YearsShip building, machinery and marine technology international trade fair
REW IstanbulIstanbulSpringInternational recycling, environmental technologies & waste management trade fair
Global Oil and Gas TurkeyAnkaraSpringTurkish international oil & gas conference
Modef ExpoBursaSpring & Summer Twice a YearFurniture and decoration fair
CPHI IstanbulIstanbulSpringInternational exhibition on pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates
Automotive Meetings BursaBursaFallInternational business convention for the automotive industry

Vietnam

WhatWhere
WhenWhat about
MTA Vietnam HanoiHanoiFallMachine Tools and Precision Engineering Event.
Vietnam ExpoHanoiSpringVietnam International Trade Fair
Hortex VietnamHo Chi Minh CitySpringFirst specialized exhibition and conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam
Hydro AsiaDa NangSpring Every Two YearsInternational Symposium of Water Resources and Renewable Energy Development in Asia
Wire and Cable VietnamHo Chi Minh CityWinterInternational Trade Show for Lighting and Cable Industry in Hanoi.

Resources

 

Here is a list of resources that can provide more information on doing business in Vietnam:

 

US Embassy and Consulate in Vietnam

Business Customs in Vietnam

Online Shopping Trend in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Coffee Culture

2017 Vietnam trade deal with US