The U.S. Government also assists the export of American goods and services through the Export-Import Bank and the USDA agricultural export credit guarantee program GSM-102. Georgian businesses interested in using either of these options are encouraged to contact the Embassy.
We encourage you to explore the range of quality products produced by U.S. companies. Attending a U.S. trade show through the International Buyer Program allows you to receive discounted entrance fees and specialized services. Please contact us if you are interested in registering as an International Buyer to attend any of these world-class trade shows or would like more information.
International Production and Processing Expo
U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer Program
List of upcoming trade shows:
NAB Show® 2016
April 18–21 • Las Vegas, NV • nabshow.com
The media and entertainment industry has become unleashed. Dynamic innovation and cutting-edge technologies are shattering the boundaries of content and opening up limitless opportunities. NAB Show® is the only place to break free from conventional thinking and open your mind. Attendees representing every sector of the industry including Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Telecom, Post-Production, Academia, Houses of Worship, Advertising, Military, Government, Retail, Security, Sports, Live Events, Online Video, IT, Virtual and Augmented Reality and more converge in Las Vegas for six days to embrace the immersive experiences reshaping the new reality of media. Explore the Exhibitor Communities Inspiring and innovative attractions served up in 2016 include the new Virtual and Augmented Reality Pavilion, showcasing this new medium and how it impacts all aspects of the industry, Connected Media|IP, focusing on the consumer experience; the Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion, featuring a fully enclosed “flying cage” for demonstrations; SPROCKIT, where market-ready startups present their new ideas; StudioXperience, a live studio using all the latest tools; and so much more. Experience that pivotal moment when a new technology, business model or partnership sparks awareness and you realize…
Offshore Technology Conference
May 2–5 • Houston, TX • otcnet.org
he Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia. OTC ranks among the largest 200 tradeshows held annually in the United States and is among the 10 largest meetings in terms of attendance. OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies, who work cooperatively to develop the program each year. OTC also has two endorsing organizations and ten supporting organizations.
NRA Show® 2016
May 21–24 • Chicago, IL • show.restaurant.org
The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show
The hospitality industry is all about face-to-face interaction, full of professionals who love to do business in person—so we come together each year for four days.
The right attendee could make your year. The right mix of their 42,000+ peers could make your business. This is your Show.
June 7–9 • Las Vegas, NV • wasteexpo.com
Year after year, WasteExpo is the industry’s largest conference and tradeshow of its kind, serving both the public and private sectors. And this year, we’re offering you more.
More exhibitors: Solution providers are constantly innovating, and they’re ready to bring you their latest and greatest at WasteExpo 2016 – to help you do your job even better! Your Exhibit Hall experience will be even more robust in Las Vegas with new pavilions, show floor tours, a presentation theater and more.
More education: Last year, we expanded the Composting/Organics Track, a C&D Workshop, a Matchmaking Program, a Show Floor Presentation Theater, and held a 2nd Investor Summit – and there’s even more to come in 2016. You’ll walk away with actionable insights and useful ideas you can implement right away.
More solutions: No other event comes close to WasteExpo’s size and scope. The event is designed to help you solve problems, from what’s keeping you up at night to how to improve your bottom line or cut expenses. Nowhere else can you benefit your business or department so much in four short days!
More connections: Networking opportunities let you meet colleagues from around the corner and around the world – connecting you with industry resources you can call on 24/7.
WasteExpo 2016 brings together all the players in the waste, recycling, organics, and sustainability industry. And we don’t want you to miss out!
WasteExpo participates in the US Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program and hosts over 1,400 non-US guests from over 80 countries. Each year, WasteExpo supports the industry by giving back $1.5 million in cash and in-kind services to industry associations and entities like the Environmental Industry Associations (NSWMA/WASTEC) and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation.
WasteExpo is sponsored by Waste360 and the National Waste & Recycling Association (formerly NSWMA/WASTEC).
June 8–10 • Las Vegas, NV • infocommshow.org
InfoComm 2016 is the largest, most exciting event in the United States focused on the pro-AV industry, with more than 950 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 40,000 attendees from 108+ countries. The InfoComm show is your once-a-year opportunity to see the latest audiovisual technology, learn the skills that will advance your career, and grow your professional network.
Here’s what’s new at InfoComm 2016:
- Seminar Package: Register for the Seminar Package and attend your choice of more than 80+ InfoComm University™ seminars and workshops on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The package is $189 for InfoComm International members ($279 for non-members).
- Internet of Things (IoT) Education Program and Pavilion: Learn about the implications and opportunities of IoT for the AV industry.
- Digital Signage Summit: The popular digital signage conference from invidis, seen at ISE, comes stateside with a full day program covering key industry topics like 4k, digital agencies and DooH.
- Live Events Experience: Hands-on activities for live events pros, including IATSE’s Rigging Safety Demos and a new area where YOU operate the gear.
- CTS Holder Lunch and Learn: If you’ve earned your CTS, register for this networking event and meet your fellow certification holders.
- Live, Loud and Local comes to InfoComm 2016! This networking event makes a stop in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan for a behind-the-scenes look at their new AV installation, followed by cocktails with your colleagues.
- Food Truck and Beer Garden: Join us Wednesday-Friday for a wide variety of lunch options and relax in a climate-controlled tent, right outside the LVCC in the parking lot.
And, as always, show floor pavilions so you can find the audio, digital signage, unified communications and collaboration, live events and security solutions you need. There’s no other event where you’ll see, learn and experience so much … and have an awesome time doing it. It’s the reason that for nearly half of all attendees, InfoComm is the only show they visit.
Fancy Food Show (Summer) 2016
June 26–28 • New York, NY • specialtyfood.com
SFFS16 is the largest specialty food trade event in North America and the leading showcase of industry innovation, bringing specialty food’s top manufacturers, buyers, and thought leaders together under one roof for three days of delectable discovery, June 26 – 28. 2016 will feature more than 180,000 products, 25,000 buyers, and 2,500 exhibitors.
- Sunday, June 26, 2016: Show Open 10am – 5pm*
- Monday, June 27, 2016: Show Open 10am – 5pm*
- Tuesday, June 28, 2016: Show Open 10am – 4pm*
* North Hall opens at 9:30 am each show day.
2016 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo
July 24–28 • Atlanta, GA • aacc.org
AACC Announces New Dates for the 2016 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo
AACC announces a date change for the 2016 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia, due to the scheduling of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia during the same week originally scheduled for AACC’s meeting. The new dates for AACC’s 2016 meeting are July 31–August 4, 2016, just one week later than the original planned dates.
AACC continues to work closely with the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau—as the association does with all host cities—to ensure that meeting attendees and exhibitors enjoy the same high-quality experience that participants have come to expect from the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. We are confident that meeting attendees and exhibitors will enjoy a successful event in Philadelphia.
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
August 3–6 • Salt Lake City, UT • outdoorretailer.com
Overview Of Summer Market Products And Equipment Retailers Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is committed to delivering the widest and most comprehensive outdoor buyer demographic that has open-to-buy and a passion for the outdoors. Summer Market is the largest outdoor sports show of its kind, and caters to a specialty audience. Not just technical innovations and outdoor sports apparel, Outdoor Retailer Summer Market takes pride in the outdoor conference offerings – providing education to retailers, reps and manufacturers to improve business. The outdoor industry comes to Summer Market to be authentic, to be a member of the community. At Summer Market, outdoor sports products and apparel manufacturers have the ability to see thousands of retailers. Your investment in time to come to Summer Market is returned tenfold. It isn’t just the time out of your store – it is about having an understanding of the significance of all the players and brands. Equipment Retailers need to be able to see in one place every brand that describes their business. Leaders are here because they know that’s where they’re going to see what’s new, where they’re going to see the trends. Trends are absolutely defined at Outdoor Retailer. Stores from around the world are looking to Summer Market as the outdoor sports show of choice for the largest collection of innovative gear, apparel, footwear and accessories for outdoor sports products including adventure travel, backpacking, camping, hiking, climbing, mountaineering, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, fly fishing, health and fitness, military, nutrition and natural products, paddlesports, watersports, SUP, pet products, running, trail running, surf, skate, lifestyle, triathlon, multisport endurance, and our newest category yoga/Pilates. – See more at:
International Woodworking Fair
August 24–27 • Atlanta, GA • iwfatlanta.com
The International Woodworking Fair, LLC is the premier trade show event for the industry. Our business is to connect you with the most qualified buyers in the industry. Buyers come from all over the globe to see, evaluate and buy machinery, supplies and services. International Woodworking Fair® is one of the world’s largest trade shows for the furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking industries – but it’s more than that. IWF also meets the needs of the engineered wood product, composite, wood substitute, display and store fixture, plastic fabricating, flooring, surfacing and laminating, and upholstery industries. IWF has a long history of delivering results for the industry. Online and offline IWF is the place you need to be to market your products and solutions. Optimize your ability to reach your audience and sign up today. Buyers search online for products and they know the IWF website is the hub of information for technology online. IWF again attracted buying teams from companies of all sizes, who came from more than 90 countries to see the latest technology in machinery, supplies and services available to the marketplace. As an exhibitor at IWF you can meet face to face with new and existing customers from around the world, find new prospects and qualified sales leads, and sell your products directly to customers while exhibiting. Face-to-Face marketing, there is no other place where you can reach this many buyers all in 4 days than at International Woodworking Fair®.
Farm Progress Show
August 31–September 27 • Boone, IA • farmprogressshow.com
The Farm Progress Show is the ‘World’s Fair of Agriculture’ with its huge exhibit field and product demonstrations. Exhibitors that want to be part of the big show should register using the links below.
Solar Power International
September 12–15 • Las Vegas, NV • solarpowerinternational.com
Solar Power International (SPI) generates success for solar energy professionals and the global solar industry. SPI is ranked #109 in the Top 250 Largest Trade Shows (by Trade Show News Network), making SPI the largest solar show in North America. In addition, SPI is a Gold 100 trade show (as ranked by Trade Show Executive), making it the only solar show to make both lists. The event is the largest solar trade show in North America
SPI is the industry’s meeting place. Where solar energy industry professionals go to see new products, meet face-to-face with manufacturers and suppliers, and make buying decisions…and SPI’s next stop is in Las Vegas, NV!
You can expect to see a wide variety of attendees walking and exhibiting at SPI ’16:
- Commercial builders
- Home automation experts
- Smart home builders
- Project developers
- Engineering firms
- Finance companies
- Storage experts
Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference
September 24–28 • New Orleans, LA • weftec.org
The world’s largest annual water quality exhibition is a big part of WEFTEC, where almost 1,000 exhibitors display the latest in water quality research technology and services. Eighty-seven percent of WEFTEC attendees are leaders from the municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and water quality markets who are there to see and purchase equipment and services. WEFTEC Exhibition is the place for water quality business.
MINExpo International 2016
September 26–28 • Las Vegas, NV • minexpo.com
Solutions that make it possible for the mining industry to meet the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities in a rapidly changing world in need of metals, minerals and energy. Solutions are found at MINExpo 2016 with imaginative new products and services, innovative technologies and learning from the expertise of others. That is why, every four years, leaders, managers and decision makers from the mining industry come to MINExpo. onPeak is the official housing company of MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016. Housing for attendees is now open. Exhibitors housing is open and can be booked online. Please be aware that some third party travel companies may attempt to solicit housing for MINExpo® 2016. These companies are not authorized by Show Management and may provide false information regarding the availability of rooms at hotels within the official housing block. If you are contacted by a travel company, other than onPeak, please immediately notify Show Management at firstname.lastname@example.org. Show Management works to prevent the unauthorized solicitation of MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® exhibitors and attendees and will pursue these companies to prevent further contact.
International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE® )
October 8–11 • Las Vegas, NV • ibie2016.org
It’s the biggest, most comprehensive event in the U.S. for the grain-based food industry, bringing together more than 20,000 baking professionals from 100 different countries and every segment of the business. It’s where new products are launched, great ideas are born and creativity and innovation unite. Every three years, the Baking Expo™ puts you at the center of it all—providing unparalleled access to the tools, technologies and resources you need to maximize your baking business’ success. This is your opportunity to be a part of your industry’s main event— join us in Las Vegas for IBIE 2016, October 8 – 11.
Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) 2016
November 25–30 • New York, NY • gnydm.com
Welcome to the 92nd Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting! We invite you to participate in one of the largest Dental Congresses in the world. At our 2015 Meeting, we hosted over 54,000 health care professionals at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center featuring over 1,500 Technical Exhibits which demonstrated the newest technology for the dental profession. We are the only major Dental Meeting with NO PRE-REGISTRATION FEE! The Greater New York Dental Meeting has again planned an unparalleled educational program for 2016, featuring some of the most highly regarded educators in the field of Dentistry. There is a choice of full-day seminars, half-day seminars, essays, hands-on workshops, glass-enclosed workshops on the exhibit floor, and a Live Patient Demonstration Area that is sure to fascinate even the most discriminating dentist and staff. We urge you not only to partake in the many educational programs, but also to visit our Exhibitors on our expansive exhibit floor. It is an integral part of the Dental Meeting experience for attendees to interact with the over 600 Exhibitors who enhance our Meeting in countless ways. They are there to demonstrate and teach you about new products and technology from around the world. You can touch, use and compare the newest materials and technology in Dentistry today. For 2016, The Greater New York Dental Meeting is proud to offer a greatly expanded world Implant expo, the second Annual Global Orthodontic Conference, the second Annual International Oral Cancer Symposium and again Dental Laboratory Education. It is important that your staff members take advantage of the many educational opportunities available. This will enable your dental team to excel in delivering the finest dental care in the world. Invite your staff to participate; you will reap the rewards immediately. We would like to thank the many volunteers from our two sponsoring societies: the Second District Dental Society and the New York County Dental Society. Every year, these men and women help make this Meeting a success by taking time from their private practices to be available to assist attendees and answer their questions throughout the Meeting. Bring your family and staff to the Greater New York Dental Meeting in New York City during the Holiday Season. New York City and our Meeting is a combination that offers unique opportunity to learn, enjoy the wonders of the “Big Apple”, and socialize with your colleagues at the best and largest Dental Meeting in the greatest city in the world. Make plans to join us and remember there is NO REGISTRATION FEE at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.