2017 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS)


JANUARY 8 – 22, 2017
Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

Last January, the 2016 NAIAS featured 61 vehicle introductions, a majority of which were worldwide debuts. News coming out of NAIAS is heard across the globe as more than 5,000 journalists from 60 different countries annually attend to cover the latest and greatest happenings our industry has to offer.

With the integration of AutoMobili-D, the 2017 NAIAS will serve as the world’s leading showcase of vehicles and technologies aimed at defining how people across the globe experience mobility.

NAIAS is unmatched in the industry in presenting six unique shows in one, including: The Gallery, an ultra-luxury automotive event, AutoMobili-D, an inside look at future mobility platforms, Press Preview, Industry Preview, Charity Preview and all concluding with a nine-day Public Show.

THE GALLERY – JANUARY 7, 2017

2017 marks the tenth year of the ultra-luxury automotive event, The Gallery. This event has now become the official kick-off to the North American International Auto Show. Once again, the event is hosted at the luxurious MGM Grand Detroit where a strolling dinner will be served by world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck in the Ignite Lounge. Guests will then have the opportunity to stroll through the MGM Grand Ballroom and experience a nearly $7 million collection of the most amazing automobiles the world has to offer, including brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Rolls Royce. In addition, executives and designers responsible for the creation of these products will be on hand to discuss the brands.

AUTOMOBILI-D – JANUARY 8-12, 2017

Automobili-D is a dedicated exposition focused on the rapidly evolving global automotive and mobility landscape.

Spearheaded by NAIAS, AutoMobili-D will run in conjunction with the 2017 auto show and will feature more than 100 companies, including automakers, tier one suppliers and tech startups. AutoMobili-D will kick-off on Sunday, January 8, 2017, the day prior to the start of NAIAS Press Days (Jan. 9-10), and will run through NAIAS Industry Days (Jan. 11-12). A very prominent industry thought leader will keynote Sunday’s opening ceremony following an open house that will allow guests to network with peers and participating companies as well as interact with the technologies and vehicles on display. NAIAS will dedicate specific press conference slots for participating AutoMobili-D companies on the afternoons of both Press Days.

Planet M Hall will be open:

Sunday, January 8, 2017
2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, January 9, 2017
11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m,
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Dates and Times
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Noon – 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

PUBLIC SHOW – JANUARY 14-22, 2017
Experience an automotive event unlike any other. At NAIAS you have the opportunity to see up-close the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. From muscle and electric cars, to high-performance supercars and full-size trucks, NAIAS has something for everyone to enjoy.

2017 The International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE)

Tuesday, March 7 – Friday, March 10
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibits 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 11
Exhibits 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Times are Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) returns every three years to showcase the latest innovations and expertise in the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries.

Attendance by Job Title

Las Vegas welcomes IFPE 2017 to the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 7-11, 2017. No other show brings as many sectors of the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries together in one place. IFPE is co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the largest international gathering place for the construction industries.

Who Exhibits

You’ll have access to the latest products and innovations from over 450 exhibitors. IFPE 2017 features product concentration areas, making it easy for attendees to locate specific products, services and exhibitors of interest. Exhibitor product categories include:

Attendee Primary Interest

  • Electrical & Mechanical Power Transmission 
  • Industrial Hydraulics
  • Mobile Hydraulics
  • Water Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics

Who Attends

From suppliers to service providers, engineers and manufacturers, IFPE brings fluid power professionals from across all disciplines. No other show’s attendees represent more sectors of the fluid power industry than IFPE.

  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Amusement Machinery
  • Automotive Mfg./Supplier
  • Chemical & Petroleum Processing
  • Construction/Mining/Logging
  • Distribution
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Engineering Services
  • Factory Automation
  • Fluid Power Products
  • Industrial Truck Tractor & Stacker
  • Instruments, Controls
  • Machine Tools
  • Material Handling
  • Metal Processing
  • Off-Highway Vehicles
  • On-Highway Vehicles (not autos)
  • Plastics/Rubber Working Machinery
  • Power Transmission

Compete, Win, and Expand Your Business

Upcoming Event
Discover Global Markets: Advanced Manufacturing
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: February 16-17, 2017

Plan to attend this unprecedented national series of conferences designed to help U.S. businesses expand sales, penetrate new markets, and boost their bottom line through exports. Reserve your spot now at a Discover Global Markets event in 2017.

At Each Discover Global Markets Conference, you will:

  • Meet one-on-one with U.S. Commercial Diplomats visiting from abroad
  • Participate in panel discussions on the latest industry trends
  • Identify new and emerging markets of opportunity ahead of your competition
  • Learn about U.S. export programs designed to cut your time to market
  • Network with U.S. trade officials, leading private sector experts and like-minded U.S. businesses active in overseas markets

Who Should Attend?

  • Company presidents, CEOs, COOs, CFOs
  • International sales and marketing executives
  • International business development executives
  • Global logistics and trade compliance executives

China’s online sales of farm produce jump 46%

Xinhua, Dec 20, Online retail volume of China’s farm produce is expected to grow by about 50 percent in 2016 as more farmers use e-commerce platforms to sell their produce.

Online produce sales might reach 220 billion yuan ($32 billion) this year, up over 46 percent over the previous year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Agricultural e-commerce has been developing fast in recent years, reaching 150 billion yuan in 2015, more than triple that of 2013.
The government started a pilot program in 2014 to digitalize agriculture and aims for internet cover in almost all villages by 2020.

New! 2016 Export Guides

Export Guides Cover 97 Percent of World Economy Outside of the U.S.

More than 95 percent of the world’s consumers reside outside of the United States. When conducting research on foreign markets, do what thousands of U.S. businesses do each year; check out the latest market trends available through our U.S. Country Commercial Guides (CCGs). CCGs now cover markets representing 97 percent of global GDP outside of the United States.

WHAT’S NEW?

More than 140 Country Commercial Guides, containing 70 sections of the latest intelligence on high-demand industry sectors, economic overviews, selling techniques, investment climate considerations, trade financing options, and business travel advice and resources.

16 NEW countries added to the CCG portfolio, including: Bahamas, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Fiji, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Namibia, Oman, Qatar, Suriname, and Sri Lanka; as well as the sub-Saharan Africa countries of Chad, Sao Tome and Principe, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Nearly 10,000 articles covering foreign markets spanning the world.

Updates written by “boots-on-the-ground” U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals and U.S. State Department economic officers—all living and working in-country.

World Bank Group Commercial Guide that provides insights into how World Bank-funded projects work, and how American firms, from prime contractors to subcontractors and suppliers, can identify and access opportunities in them.

Easily tap directly into targeted country information on your smartphone and tablet. Search dozens of multiple country readouts for specific industries.

To access the new Country Commercial Guides, visit http://www.export.gov/ccg. Businesses are encouraged to follow up on their market research efforts through the worldwide U.S. Commercial Service; a network of more than 100 U.S. offices and locations in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in over 75 countries. For your nearest office, visit https://www.export.gov/locations

Where Businesses Come to Grow Presents: Top Strategies to Win Federal Government Contracts

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

“This webinar provides the best strategies to win contracts in the very competitive federal contracting arena. With over $100 billion in federal procurements, learn proven strategies to identify and win contracts.”

– Barbara English, Owner and Vice President
English-El Enterprises

Top Strategies
to Win Federal Government Contracts

Workshop will cover:

  • The most effective federal officials to engage with that are not well known but powerful;The best small business programs out there for small businesses;
  • How to determine the best agencies to contact based on your NAICS code;
  • Strategies to ensure you land your second contract after the first one
  • The top two contracting associations/organizations every small business should join;
  • The best way to price government contracts; and
  • How the “internal” source selection process works for Contracting Officers

Learn How to Get 8(a), HUBZone, EDWOSB, and WOSB Certified

Small business certifications are like professional certifications: they document a special capability or status that help you compete in the marketplace. These certifications can help you pursue business opportunities with the federal government and prime contractors who often have goals to ensure small businesses are integrated into their purchasing and procurement efforts. At our Federal Contracting Certifications workshop, we’ll give an overview and demonstrate how to apply for the following certifications:

8(a) Business Development (BD) Program

The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.

Applicant firms must be:

a small business in operation for at least two years

unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States; and

demonstrate a potential for success

Participants in the 8(a) BD program can receive sole source contracts up to $4 million for goods and services and $7 million for manufacturing. 8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on larger prime contracts.

HUBZone & WOSB Procurement Programs

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal contracting opportunities. The benefits for certified companies include competitive and sole source contracting and a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open competitions and subcontracting opportunities.

The Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) programs allow federal contracting officials to set aside and sole source certain contracts to eligible woman-owned and economically disadvantaged woman-owned businesses.

Now, there are TWO ways to participate in this training; you can attend the workshop at our Santa Ana District Office on December 15th or you can log in to our Webinar on December 22nd. Please see below for details.

Agenda/Date/Location for the December 15th Workshop

Registration: 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (PST)

8(a) BD Program Certification Workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (PST)

HUBZone & WOSB Certifications Workshop: 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (PST)

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at the Santa Ana District Office Training Room, located at 5 Hutton Centre Dr. #900, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Agenda/Date/Location for the December 22nd Webinar

8(a) BD Program Certification Workshop: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (PST)

HUBZone & WOSB Certifications Workshop: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (PST)

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016…log in information will be sent after successful registration