Manufacturing Exporter News October 2019

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October 2019 Exporter Newsletter

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Tradewinds 2020

The 12th edition of Trade Winds, the largest annual U.S. Government-led trade mission, is headed to Hong Kong in April of 2020!

 The Indo-Pacific region continues to be of great growth potential for U.S. exporters, in 2018 U.S. exports were $724.1 billion, up 4.6% from 2017.  If you’re not already exporting to this region or want to increase your market share - Trade Winds is the perfect vehicle for you to do so. 

Meet with distributors and representatives from Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand, network with key industry contacts, schedule individual meetings with U.S. Economic Diplomats from across Asia, gain first-hand market insight and solidify your Indo-Pacific business strategy.

Learn More & Register now!  To receive updates click here!  For more information contact:    To sponsor, contact:

Registration is open

*Mexico’s Auto Industry Summit: Cintermex

Mexico Auto Summit

Mexico’s Auto Industry Summit: Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico. October 30-31, 2019


The 2019 event offers industry insights and supplying opportunities for U.S. exporters. Mexico's Auto Industry Summit will match potential buyers and suppliers in pre-arranged, one-to-one private meetings. The program will allow participants to identify new potential business partners and request meetings based on their choices. Through the U.S. Commercial Service interested exporters may be eligible for complimentary VIP PASS. For more information: Mario Vidana Ph. +52 811 544 7098

Kenya AmCham Business Summit, Nov 4-6

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The 2-day summit presents American and local companies an opportunity for enhanced business-to-business and business-to-government engagement.

Participate in high-level sector focused round-tables, private one-on-one meetings, country doing business forums, exhibitions, networking sessions and more.  There are endless possibilities to meet your business objectives. 

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Largest Europe Additive Mfg Trade Show



November 19-22, 2019 - Frankfurt, Germany

Formnext is the largest annual dedicated Additive Manufacturing/3D printing show in Europe, covering aerospace, automation, construction, consumer goods, dental, electronics, engineering, jewelry, manufacturing solutions, materials, and components, medical, packaging R&D, and so much more. 

The United States is honored as Partner Country at this year’s Formnext.  For the first-time it will also host a U.S. Pavilion which is limited to 10 U.S. companies.  For further information, please contact the U.S. Commercial Service:; phone:  +49-211-737-767-30 or, in Florida:, phone:  954-356-6649.

IDTechEx Show


IDTechEx Show! Santa Clara, CA Convention Center November 20 & 21, 2019


Connecting emerging technologies with global brands and see the latest innovations in the fields of printed electronics, advanced materials, IoT, graphene and more. The IDTechEx Show has a hands-on theme with Demonstration Street - showcasing the products of the future and Launchpad -  featuring live demonstrations of innovative and emerging products. The event showcases the markets, trends and opportunities in all these technologies and provides an opportunity to network with those who can  make this a valuable business development opportunity.

  • Discounted Pricing, 40% discount off attendee price -  use this code USCS40 
  • Visit the U.S. Commercial Service Booth for export assistance or see the
  • U.S. Commercial Service Presentation on Exporting 101 in Exhibition Theater

International Robot Exhibition (iREX)

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Tokyo, Japan, December 18-21, 2019

The bi-annual International Robot Exhibition (iRex) is one of the largest robot trade shows in the world.  In 2017, attendance exceeded 130,00 with 10,000 from 82 countries on the latest technology and related products from robot manufacturers.  Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), a non-profit Japanese government agency that promotes both bilateral trade and foreign direct investment, will facilitate B2B meetings between international buyers and small and medium size Japanese companies seeking foreign partners.  Categories include: Industrial Robots, Service Robots, Component Technology/Devices.  JETRO covers some expenses for selected US companies.  Deadline for interested U.S. companies to apply is October 18, 2019.  For more details contact:

*JEC World Startup Booster

JEC World Paris 2020 Startup Booster, March 3-5, 2020 during

The Startup Booster is an opportunity for startups to network with the composites value chain (including OEMs and Tier 1's) worldwide and get visibility in this industry. Twenty startups will be selected to pitch in front of a jury of experts including Airbus and Daimler and four winners will be selected. The competition is open to entrepreneurs with innovative projects, SMEs and academic spinoffs, in 2 categories: Process, Materials and Products.

The deadline is December 12, 2019.  For more information contact

*More events...

EXCON 2019Bengaluru, India – December 10-14, 2019

Excon is a leading trade show for construction equipment and technologies in South Asia held every other year and organized by the Confederate of Indian Industry (CII).  The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) India is available to provide counselling on market opportunities in India and matchmaking services for U.S.companies exhibiting or participating around the show dates. Please contact your local USCS office and  Antappa Badigair / Ritu Arora for details. 

**** Roadshow - Nationwide, Ongoing - 2019 Schedule


ATMS Toronto

Oct 15 - Free informational webinar on Advanced Manufacturing in the Aerospace and Automotive Industries

Hear directly from ATMS event organizers and industry experts.

Advanced Transportation Manufacturing Summit (ATMS) is Ontario's premier conference & B2B purchasing forum that brings together suppliers of Industry 4.0 solutions and primes, tier suppliers and contract-manufacturers to meet with aerospace and automotive OEMs taking place Feb. 4-6, 2020.

Webinar topics include: 

  • How new changes in advanced manufacturing affect the transportation sector
  • How these disruptions affect the automotive and aerospace supply chains
  • How companies can participate in ATMS & schedule pre-arranged meetings
  • Who can you expect to meet at ATMS – Top company decision makers
  • Best practices and lessons learned from past ATMS company attendees


  • Jaron Bass, International Trade Specialist, Industry & Analysis, Office of Transportation and Machinery
  • Alain Ngoie, Director, Advance Business Events
  • Alex Toulis, Director of Advanced Technologies, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 
Register Now (SUSA red)

Caribbean Webinar series

*Caribbean Opportunities Webinar Series  -  will prepare participating U.S. companies for  U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Mission to the Caribbean Region May 31-June 5, 2020. 

Click here to participate in the entire series of 8 webinars for only $150, or register for each individual doing business in country webinar for $35:

Oct. 29, U.S.-Brazil Trade Webinar - Licenses, Certifications and Labeling in Brazil, $35.

Export Mechanics Webinar Series II – in collaboration with The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NCBFAA) (Cost: $25 each)

*News for Exporters..


The U.S. Department of Commerce Advanced Manufacturing team will be holding a series of round tables to capture new data on the value of digital services attached to industrial machinery with the goal to begin establishing a baseline methodology that estimates the value digital services provide to manufacturing, along with how manufacturers leverage them.   

The initial round table session was held September 16th in Louisville, KY with a group of industry-leading companies and organizations attending the Autonomous Mobile Robots Conference, provided a critical review of the:

  • robotics industry’s main trends and challenges, 
  • digital services that help shape them,
  • ways industry and government could collaborate in the future
  • how government can advocate for U.S. competitiveness in this space.  

If you are interested in helping develop more effective trade policies and measurements and would like to host or facilitate a future round table discussion, please contact Jaron Bass at

Resources for Exporters...

Visit the Export.Gov Advanced Manufacturing page