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Trade Missions Schedule

Singapore International Water Expo
Singapore
July 10 – 14, 2016
www.siww.com.sg/about-water-expo

This water expo is one of the most important and comprehensive water technology shows in Asia which attracts more than 800 exhibitors and more than 20,000 visitors. All aspects of water movement, treatment, conservation and protection are on display. Illinois’ companies involved in the water business can gain from exposure to buyers from all over Asia.

For more information contact:
Terry LaRocca
312-814-6035
terry.larocca@illinois.gov


International Defense Industry Show MSPO
Kielce, Poland
September 6 – 9, 2016
www.targikielce.pl/en/24th-international-defence-industry-exhibition-mspo,8736,d.htm

MSPO is the largest annual trade show for defense and security industries in Central and Eastern Europe. There will be 580 exhibitors and over 19,000 visitors including 66 foreign delegations. This show will allow Illinois’ defense and security related companies to exhibit to visitors from a region investing aggressively in their defense budgets.

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


Medica Trade Fair
Dusseldorf, Germany
November 14 – 17, 2016
www.medica-tradefair.com

Medica is the world’s largest exposition for the medical industry. All sectors of the medical field are represented with more than 4600 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 30 – February 2, 2017
www.arabhealthonline.com/

Arab Health is the largest healthcare exhibition in the Middle East and the second largest in the world. It is expected to attract more than 125,000 healthcare professionals. The regional industry is worth $100 billion per year. The exhibition offers an ideal environment for Illinois companies to showcase their products in one of the fastest and most lucrative markets in the world.

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


Expo Manufactura
Monterrey, Mexico
February 7 – 9, 2017
www.expomanufactura.com.mx

Expo Manufactura is the largest metal mechanics, equipment, machinery, processes and solutions trade show in Latin America. 340 exhibitors from 24 countries visit with 10,000 decision makers from the automotive, aeronautical and electrical appliance industries.

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


BioAsia
Hyderabad, India
February 6 – 8, 2017

http://www.bioasia.in/

The biotechnology sector in India ranks 3rd in the Asia Pacific region, after Japan and Korea. It is one of the fastest growing sectors and is expected to reach US$ 10.4 billion by 2017. The event focuses on analytical instrumentation, medical diagnostics and devices, clinical research and contract research and provides a platform for business networking. The event is expected to attract over 5,000 professionals from 15 countries.

For more information contact:
Terry LaRocca
312-814-6035
terry.larocca@illinois.gov


Medical Japan
Osaka, Japan
February 15 – 17, 2017
www.medical-jpn.jp/en

Japan is the world’s 2nd largest healthcare market. Medical Japan is Japan’s only comprehensive tradeshow covering all products, services, and technologies for the Japanese healthcare industry. Over 1000 exhibitors will greet 27,000 visitors during this three day event. Illinois companies should take this opportunity to expand into one of the world’s largest healthcare markets.

For more information contact:
Terry LaRocca
312-814-6035
terry.larocca@illinois.gov


Mobile World Congress
Barcelona, Spain
February 27 – March 2, 2017
www.mobileworldcongress.com

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest annual gathering for the mobile communication and information technology industry. 1800 exhibitors, over 94,000 attendees from 200 countries, make this the ideal show for Illinois companies to launch into new products and markets.

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


Restaurants Canada Show
Toronto, Canada
February 26 – 28, 2017
www.restaurantshow.ca

The Restaurants Canada show is visited by more than 14,000 restauranteurs, hospitality professionals and buyers. 1,100 exhibitors offer food and beverages, food processing equipment, and services. This is the biggest event of the year for Canadian restaurants and food service operators, and a great opportunity for Illinois companies to expand their markets.

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


Sino Pack
Guangzhou, China
March 1 – 3, 2017
www.chinasinopack.com

Sino-Pack 2017 – the 24th China International Exhibition of Packaging Machinery & Materials will further expand its scale to set a new benchmark for Asia’s packaging industry and provide the perfect trading platform for local and overseas buyers. The event in 2015 covered a total area of 90,000 square meters, featuring over 1,200 exhibitors. It attracted 30,772 professional buyers from over 130 countries and regions. "Pack Inno2017" and Printing South China 2017 will also be held at the same time.

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


IE Expo
Shanghai, China
May 4 – 6, 2017
www.ie-expo.com

As Asia’s leading environmental show, IE Expo offers an effective business and networking platform for international professionals in the environmental sector.  At the last IE expo in 2014, there were 880 exhibitors from 23 countries presenting their latest products and solutions in the environmental sector to more than 38,000 trade visitors from 68 countries.

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


Hong Kong Medical Device Show
Hong Kong, China
May 16 – 18, 2017
http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkmedicalfair-en/HKTDC-Hong-Kong-International-Medical-Devices-and-Supplies-Fair.html

As standards of living improve and the population ages, the Chinese and other Asian emerging markets for medical devices and supplies will continue to grow. This show is a perfect opportunity for Illinois’ companies to take advantage of this large and growing market. Last year 10,085 visitors, visited 267 exhibitors displaying a broad assortment of medical devices and supplies

For more information contact:
Terry LaRocca
312-814-6035
terry.larocca@illinois.gov


Food West Africa
Lagos, Nigeria
May 17 – 19, 2017
www.food-westafrica.com

Food West Africa provides a unique platform for Illinois’ businesses to showcase their products and services to thousands of decision makers and influencing individuals from across the West African food and drink industry. With a stable and growing economy, the hub of West Africa is the ideal market for entry into the general African market. 140 exhibitors will be visited by more than 4200 decision makers.

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


International  Defense and HLS Expo
Tel Aviv, Israel
June 6 – 8, 2017
www.isdefexpo.com/home/about-isdef-2/

Since 2007, ISDEF, the premier international defense and security expo, has been catering to the needs of the Military, Police, Special Forces, and HLS by exposing them to the products and solutions provided by innovative defense and security companies worldwide. The show will provide an opportunity for Illinois companies to meet potential importers/distributors in Israel and the region as well as to explore joint R&D opportunities and strategic partnerships. It is anticipated that more than 13,000 decision makers will attend.

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


Expo Pack
Guadalajara, Mexico
June 13 – 15, 2017
www.expopack.com.mx

Expo Pack is the most recognized trade event showing the latest solutions in packaging and processing machinery, materials, and containers. Targeted industries include; Food and Beverage, Processing, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Personal Care, Containers and Material solutions. In 2015 Expo Pack had over 297 exhibitors from 15 countries and more than 11,000 visitors.

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


Africa Health
Johannesburg, South Africa
June 7 – 12, 2017
www.africahealthexhibition.com

Africa Health is the continents largest trade event for the healthcare industry with 9300 attendees. The visitors comprise all sectors of Africa’s healthcare practitioners making this an ideal venue for Illinois’ companies manufacturing medical devices and products to meet potential business partners that are looking to expand or gain first footing in this emerging market.

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


Paris Air Show
Paris, France
June 19 – 25, 2017
www.siae.fr/en

The Paris Air Show is the largest and oldest event of its kind and attracts all the global players from commercial, military and private aviation, as well as the aerospace industry. Illinois’ manufacturers could benefit from exposure to more than 150,000 visitors, and all the leading technologies and emerging trends of the industry.

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