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Trade Missions Schedule

MEDICA 2017
Dusseldorf, Germany
November 13-16, 2017
www.medica-tradefair.com

MEDICA is the world’s largest exposition for the hospital and outpatient medical care industry. All sectors of the medical field are represented with more than 5,000 exhibitors displaying 23,000 products to the 130,000 medical professionals who visit the show. Illinois companies that exhibit can gain access to markets all over the world.

For more information contact:
Iwona Bochenska
312-814-6029
iwona.bochenska@illinois.gov

 

Arab Health
Dubai, UAE
January 29 – February 1, 2018
www.arabhealthonline.com

Arab Health is the largest and most comprehensive healthcare exhibition in the Middle East and the second largest in the world. In its 43rd year it is expected to attract more than 95,000 healthcare professionals. The regional industry is worth $100 billion per year. Approximately 20% of all healthcare seekers are from the Gulf and Arab states, with UAE patients alone estimated to be spending over $2 billion on medical travel every year.

For more information contact:
Sam Ntum
312-814-8480
sam.ntum@illinois.gov

 

Medical Japan
Osaka, Japan
February 21-23, 2018
www.medical-jpn.jp/en/

Medical Japan is Japan's only comprehensive trade show which covers all products, services, and technologies for healthcare, clinical testing, diagnostics and medicine. Over 1,400 exhibitors and 29,000 visitors are expected. Japan is the world’s 2nd largest medical market, following the U.S., Exhibiting at this show is an excellent way to enter or expand in the Japanese market.

For more information contact:
Atul Nair
312-814-2091
atul.nair@illinois.gov

 

Mobile World Congress
Barcelona, Spain
February 26 – March 1, 2018
www.mobileworldcongress.com

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest annual gathering for the mobile communication and information technology industry.  3,000 exhibitors and over 100,000 attendees from 200 countries are expected at this show. It is a unique opportunity for Illinois’ companies that manufacture mobile information and communication technology components and devices, as well as systems, applications and software developers. This trade show gives them a global audience for their new products and technologies.

For more information contact:
Iwona Bochenska
312-814-6029
iwona.bochenska@illinois.gov

 

ASIA WATER
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April 10-12, 2018
www.asiawater.org/

Widely recognized as the region’s leading water industry event, over 18,000 industry buyers and decision makers will view new products and get updated on the latest trends in the industry as they build business partnerships at this unique event. This is the primary event for companies in water technologies, public sector water services, industrial wastewater, purification, irrigation and water management, to support the development and sustainability in the water and wastewater industries especially for the Southeast Asian market.

For more information contact:
Atul Nair
312-814-2091
atul.nair@illinois.gov

 

EXPOMIN
Santiago, Chile
April 23-27, 2018
www.expomin.cl

As Latin America's largest mining fair, EXPOMIN promotes the exchange of knowledge, experience and especially technology.  Currently, on its 15th edition, EXPOMIN gathers all the key players in the sector, and attracts the largest concentration of world-class local and international supply companies. EXPOMIN has global attendance, gathering over 1,200 exhibitors and 70,000 visitors.
There are important export opportunities in this industry, particularly for those offering mining technologies and products that bring cost reduction, improved productivity and cleaner processes.

For more information contact:
Tom Hagle
312-814-4959
tom.hagle@illinois.gov

 

SIAL Canada
Montreal, Canada
May 2-4, 2018
www.sialcanada.com/en/

SIAL Canada is Canada’s largest trade show for the retail and foodservice trade. In 2017, the show had over 1,000 exhibitors from 50 different countries, and there were more than 18,000 visitors from more than 60 countries. Canada is the ideal market to target U.S. food exports with its close proximity, common language and similar culture. Covering every aspect of the Canadian food & beverage industry, SIAL Canada provides the perfect platform for Illinois’ exporters servicing institutional foodservices, restaurants, or grocery.

For more information contact:
Tom Hagle
312-814-4959
tom.hagle@illinois.gov

 

IE Expo
Shanghai, China
May 3-5, 2018
www.ie-expo.com

China is the largest and fastest growing emerging market for environmental technologies. It is estimated that China’s environmental investment in the coming years will be nearly $1.3 – 1.6 trillion.. IE Expo will  enable Illinois companies from all environmental technology sectors, to explore the opportunities in China and facilitate their export to this growing market. In 2017, the show drew more than 43,000 visitors and attendance is expected to increase this coming year.

For more information contact:
Zhigang Ren
312-814-2335
zhigang.ren@illinois.gov

 

Food West Africa
Lagos, Nigeria
May 8-10, 2018
www.food-westafrica.com

Food West Africa provides a unique platform for companies to showcase their products and services to 4,200 decision makers from across West Africa. Illinois companies are invited to display their products covering processed food and drink, food production and processing equipment, food services and hospitality.

For more information contact:
Sam Ntum
312-814-8480
sam.ntum@illinois.gov

 

Africa Health
Johannesburg, South Africa
May 29-31, 2018
www.africahealthexhibition.com

Africa Health is the continent’s largest trade event for the healthcare industry. Exhibitors from all segments of the healthcare sector will display their new products and services. . With more than 540 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors this is an ideal venue for Illinois companies manufacturing medical devices and products that are looking to expand and gain a footing in this emerging market.

For more information contact:
Sam Ntum
312-814-8480
sam.ntum@illinois.gov

 

Expo Pack
Mexico City, Mexico
June 5-8, 2018
www.expopack.com.mx/2018/

Expo Pack is one of the most recognized trade events showcasing the latest solutions in packaging and processing machinery, materials, and containers. Target industries include: food and beverage, processing, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and personal care, and containers and material solutions. Over 1,000 exhibitors from 20 countries and more than 23,000 visitors are expected to attend.

For more information contact:
Tom Hagle
312-814-4959
tom.hagle@illinois.gov

 

CIEPEC 2018
Beijing, China
June 11-15, 2018

China is the largest and fastest growing emerging market for environmental technologies. It is estimated that China’s environmental investment in the coming years will be nearly $1.3 – 1.6 trillion. CIEPEC has been the longest-running and most prestigious environmental exhibition in China, with more than 50,000 in attendance last year. The event will enable Illinois companies, from all environmental technology sectors, to explore the opportunities in China and facilitate their export to this growing market.

For more information contact:
Zhigang Ren
312-814-2335
zhigang.ren@illinois.gov

 

FABTECH Canada
Toronto, Canada
June 12-14, 2018
www.fabtechcanada.com

FABTECH Canada is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive trade show for metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing. Exhibitors will showcase tools, equipment and solutions for these industries.  . FABTECH Canada only happens every two years – so don’t miss this chance to make new connections, strengthen your business and increase profits in Canada.

For more information contact:
Tom Hagle
312-814-4959
tom.hagle@illinois.gov