Auto/Smart Mobility Newsletter for Exporters - Summer 2018

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Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2018

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Upcoming Events

Brazil Passenger Rail Technologies
August 13, 2018, San Francisco, CA

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting the Brazil Passenger Rail Technologies Reverse Trade Mission. The event will bring senior representatives from Brazil’s passenger railroad industry to the United States for a ten day visit to familiarize them with U.S. technologies and equipment for railway video monitoring, signaling and energy efficiency. The delegation will be led by the National Association of Passenger Rail Operators (ANPTrilhos) and will include representatives from the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) and a number of passenger railway operating companies. As part of the itinerary, USTDA will host a business briefing allowing the delegates to share information with

U.S. companies on their equipment needs, upcoming projects, and procurements related to the continuing development of Brazil’s passenger rail network. U.S. companies will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the delegates. Registration is required.  For more information contact:

Automechanika Frankfurt
September 17-21, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany 

Automechanika Frankfurt is one of the most important trade fairs for the automotive aftermarket and has been organized by Messe Frankfurt since 1971. Approximately 133,000 trade visitors from 170 countries came to the last event to see the latest developments on offer from 4,843 exhibitors. The trade fair takes place every two years, alternating with the IAA, and will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. The 25th Automechanika Frankfurt will include new themes such as Classic Cars and REIFEN, which will be held simultaneously in the new Hall 12 as a co-located show for the first time. For more info, please visit or contact:

ITS World Congress 2018
September, 17-21, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

ITS World Congress offers delegates the opportunity to find out more about recent developments within ITS, attain the most current information, see the future of mobility and experience a variety of cutting-edge technologies. With the theme “ITS - Quality of Life,” the 25th ITS World Congress will look at how the industry as a whole can contribute to a higher quality of life by improving livability, making the surrounding environment greener and lowering congestion. Register today and secure your spot at the most important intelligent transport systems event in the industry. Early bird prices are only available for a limited time!  For more information, visit 

InnoTrans 2018
September 18-21, 2018, Berlin, Germany

InnoTrans 2018 is a leading international trade fair for transport technology and takes places every two years in Berlin. InnoTrans is divided into five main segments, Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction and occupies all 41 halls available at Berlin Exhibition Grounds. The InnoTrans Convention, the event’s top-level supporting program, complements the trade fair. In 2016, InnoTrans featured over 2,955 exhibitors from 60 countries, attracting a total of 145,000 visitors from 146 countries who came to see the newest innovations within the global transportation industry. The U.S. Commercial Service’s Global Auto & Smart Mobility Team will offer value-added support to U.S. exhibitors before & the show. For more info, please contact:

Automotive Manufacturing Meetings Detroit
October 16-18, 2018, Detroit, Michigan

Automotive Manufacturing Meetings Detroit offers a unique B2B platform based on pre-arranged meetings between buyers and sellers. This is the 2nd edition of this unique event, and it is highly relevant to companies seeking new automotive supply chain sales in the US and globally. For more info, please contact: Intellectual Property Rights Roadshow

These Roadshows deliver critically important information about intellectual property to audiences that need it most -- start-ups, entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses, independent creators, and inventors. Various locations throughout the U.S. over the coming year.  Find information on protecting IPR for auto parts here, and locate a roadshow in your area at

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Infrastructure Projects in Latin America

Brazil Flag Shaped like Country

The U.S. Commercial Service has organized a Webinar Series focuses on upcoming infrastructure projects in Latin America announced by different governments in the region to stimulate their economies. These projects represent a fantastic opportunity for U.S. companies in different sectors, including airports, seaports, transportation, architectures services, engineering services, construction equipment, building products, housing, environmental technologies, ICT, safety/security, healthcare and energy.

Hear from U.S. Commercial Diplomats, local government officials and private sector experts to help craft a market entry strategy.

First Up:  BRAZIL!
August 23, 2018
Fee: $40.00
Register here

Take advantage of this great opportunity and learn about: 

  • Upcoming projects in the region
  • Procurement needs and license and registration requirements in different countries
  • Trade barriers and market access issues
  • U.S. Government international trade contacts to support your international sales growth

Save the Dates for Future Webinars regarding the markets listed below:

Caribbean Region – September 20, 2018
Mexico – October 18, 2018
Uruguay – November 15, 2018

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