Orlando, Nov 1st,  Join 27,000 industry professionals for the most important three days of business aviation today. Ranked as the sixth largest trade show in the United States, the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) held on Nov. 1–3, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, bringing together current and prospective aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one meeting place to get critical work accomplished.

NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is the year’s most significant media event for the business aviation industry. This event brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, corporate aviation department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly all aspects of business aviation.

Roughly 27,000 business aviation industry professionals are expected to converge on Orlando, FL Nov. 1-3 for NBAA’s 2016 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). For the Orlando area, whose economy depends heavily on travel and tourism, including a booming convention business, NBAA-BACE is a major contributor to the area’s economy.

Ranked as one of the largest trade show in the United States, NBAA-BACE brings together current and prospective aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one meeting place to survey the latest aviation product offerings, network with peers and accomplish critical work.

According to the Orlando County Convention Center (OCCC), the show will have an estimated overall economic impact on the area of $51.2 million. NBAA attendees will utilize 46,100 total hotel room nights, with 10,000 nights booked during the peak period, according to OCCC.

“The Orange County Convention Center is honored to host the prestigious NBAA conference,” said OCCC Executive Director Kathie Canning. “We have enjoyed an outstanding relationship with NBAA and are excited to continue to provide their leadership, exhibitors and attendees with all of the amenities that our convention center and community have to offer.”

NBAA last held the convention in Orlando in 2014, and the show is scheduled to return to Orlando in 2018. NBAA-BACE feature more than 1,100 exhibits and two static aircraft displays, as well as more 50 educational seminars.

Just In! Global Smart Cities Decision Makers Coming to Chicago!

Hear from top decision makers and learn about India’s
100 Smart Cities Program!
November 1-3 | Chicago, IL

Meet International Market Experts from Brazil to China to Europe!

Meet with key officials from Visakhapatnam (Vizag), one of the leading smart cities in India:
Praveen Kumar, District Collector & Magistrate of Visakhapatnam
Hari Narayanan, Commissioner of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation

India is set to become the most populous country in the world by 2030, making it the home to the biggest and the most under-penetrated market for global manufacturers and service providers. This growing population is shifting, giving rise to new megacities estimated to generate 80% of economic growth, with potential to apply modern technologies and infrastructure.

More to come on decision makers from Vietnam and Qatar

At Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities learn about export opportunities and market trends by meeting with in-country experts on a broad range of industries associated with Infrastructure & Smart Cities, including:
21st Century Infrastructure
Airport & Ground Support Equipment
Building Materials
Cyber Security
Disaster Risk Mitigation
Energy & Smart Grids
Intelligent Traffic Management
Information & Communication Technology
Intelligent Lighting
Smart Building Design
Smart Governance & Citizen Services
Training and certification programs
Water & Wastewater Management
Waste-to-Energy Technologies

Pre-Schedule One-on-One Meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from key markets:

Register today for the best opportunity to pre-schedule your meetings with experts from the markets listed below and obtain market knowledge. Meetings are arranged on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t wait.

Brazil Canada Chile China Colombia Hong Kong India
Kenya Korea Mexico Panama The Philippines Qatar
Singapore South Africa Taiwan Vietnam
Europe: Cyber-security
Europe: Energy Efficiency/Design & Construction
Europe: Infrastructure / Transportation / IoT
Europe: E-Mobility

At Discover Global Markets…”You are able to speak with Commercial Diplomats from all over and gather market intelligence for many countries; all at a single event.” said Cameron Javdani, Director of Sales and Marketing for Louroe Electronics.

3rd Annual National Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) Summit

October 20, 2016
1401 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington DC 20230

The 3rd Annual National Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) Summit hosted by the White House and the Economic Development Administration on October 20, 2016 in Washington, D.C.. The conference is FREE and open to the public but space is limited.

This year’s Summit will focus on sharing best practices; continuing the dialogue on current manufacturing issues; and providing an environment that fosters collaboration, creativity, and relationship building to advance the U.S. manufacturing sector.

Building on previous Summits’ focus on reinforcing the importance of regional collaboration, the 2016 Summit will have a heighten focus on increasing participation from all U.S. manufacturing communities and stakeholders.

Registration Deadline:
Friday, October 14th at 11:59 PST

2016 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange

October, 23-26, 2016
McCormick Place – Lakeside Center

The NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange is the nation’s premier forum on minority supplier development. For four days, more than 6,000 corporate CEOs, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from the top multinational companies, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners and international organizations will convene in Chicago, Illinois (Chicago Guide available Fall 2016) at McCormick Place – Lakeside Center to re-energize their collective efforts to Certify > Develop > Connect > and Advocate for solid minority firms in the global corporate supply chain.

A one-day Business Opportunity Exchange highlights the opening day of the conference. More than 700 exhibit booths provide the perfect backdrop for corporations and minority business enterprises to showcase their products, services and solutions. In the days that follow, thought leaders, chief procurement officers and seasoned minority business executives engage in panel discussions, plenary sessions and workshops to share best practices, current trends and issues, and next practices to bolster the value that minority suppliers deliver to its corporate customers.

The event culminates in a black-tie Awards Banquet to recognize outstanding achievements by corporate members, MBEs and affiliate regional councils in the NMSDC network. The event is expected to add more than $30 million to the economy of Chicago.

This one-of-a-kind event features:

  • Thousands of corporate executives, procurement professionals and Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners
  • More than 20 targeted sessions and workshops
  • A one-day Business Opportunity Exchange with more than 700 exhibit booths
  • A black-tie Awards Banquet
  • Endless opportunities to network, network, network!


Manufacturing Day 2016

Manufacturing Day 2016
On October 7, 2016

Manufacturing USA – the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, was first created by President Barack Obama in 2014 as a national network of manufacturing institutes nurturing early-stage research into proven capabilities. These public-private partnerships bring stakeholders together across industry, academia, and government to facilitate and promote innovation and commercialization in U.S. manufacturing.

Through Manufacturing USA, industry, academia, and government partners are leveraging existing resources, collaborating, and co-investing to nurture manufacturing innovation and accelerate commercialization. Each institute is designed to be a public-private membership organization that provides vision, leadership, and resources to its members.

Manufacturing USA connects people, ideas, and technology to solve industry-relevant advanced manufacturing challenges. Its goals are to enhance industrial competitiveness, increase economic growth, and strengthen U.S. national security. Reaching across industries, Manufacturing USA brings members of the manufacturing community together to overcome technical hurdles and to enable innovative new products. It seeks to restore American preeminence in manufacturing by addressing shared manufacturing technology and workforce challenges.

Manufacturing USA institutes focus on moving promising, early-stage research into proven capabilities ready for adoption by U.S. manufacturers. Their diverse membership includes small, mid-sized, and large manufacturers, as well as researchers from universities and government laboratories. The institutes provide members with access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, as well as workforce training and skills development customized to support new technology areas. Collaboration at institutes, and now through the network, creates an innovation community ushering in the next generation manufacturing supply chains located in America and employing Americans.

Read more about Manufacturing USA.

Container Housing Project “Affordable Home Program” in Los Angeles

Affordable Home Program by Pacific Rim Business Council.

Tuesday, August 22, Holmes Stoner, Chairman of American International Chamber of Commerce ( AICC), Pacific Rim Business Council (PRBC) held a press conference of Container Housing Project “Affordable Home Program” for the presentation by government officials and the veterans administration in Marina City Club Los Angeles.

Cascon Industries, one of the largest container manufacturers in the world, based in Hai Duong Vietnam, will donate a container home to a deserving homeless veteran to show sincerity and respect for America and its deserving veteran soldiers making an event of historic importance.

Cascon leads in the world of container home manufacturing providing new ideas and development in eco living and sustainability through their exclusive relationship with the Pacific Rim Business Council based in Los Angeles. With the upcoming TPP trade talks this offer is of great importance showing the priority Vietnam and America relations share in the future; making this a very historic event!

This monumental event is being supported by Support our Servicemen (SOS), a public charity set up to support and assist American who have needs.

Vietnamese VIP’s including Mr. Pham Thang, Chairman of Cascon industries builds modular container homes in his state of the art factory in Hanoi, Vietnam. In a gesture of friendship between Vietnam and America he presented an home to a Veteran. 

A homeless veteran and his family were given a home that is part of the tiny houses trend and is a way to fight homelessness in the U.S.

Tommy Weir and his family had been living in a homeless shelter, but now they have a place to call their own. They were the first to receive a new prefabricated home that was built from a steel container.

The home was created by Affordable Homes 4U, which mass produces steel and container-based homes as a way to house the homeless. It was started in Las Vegas and brought over to Los Angeles.

The Affordable Home Program hopes this move is just the beginning as one homeless veteran family has been taken off the streets. They said their mission is for everyone to enjoy the American dream of home ownership.


International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016

September 12- 17, 2016
Chicago, IL
Building Hours
East West: 9 am – 5 pm
North, C Hall South: 10 am – 6 pm

The Americas’ Largest Manufacturing Show

The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago.

Smartforce Student Summit

Program that enriches student and educator attendance at IMTS and encourages career consideration in the manufacturing technology industry. Participating exhibitors provide information about the industry.

Co-Located Shows

You can see a complete range of manufacturing technology solutions during your visit to IMTS, making this truly manufacturing’s most comprehensive event. Complementing the metalworking solutions that you’ll see at IMTS are five additional co-located shows:

Industrial Automation North America
Motion Drive, Automation North America
Surface Technology North America
ComVac North America
Industrial Supply North America

Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities 2016

Registration is now open for Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities!

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 – Thursday, November 03, 2016

Swissotel Chicago
323 E Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States
(312) 565-0565

This international business conference will highlight export opportunities that exist for U.S. companies in smart city development projects around the world.

Pre-Schedule One-on-One Meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from key markets:

Participate in Dynamic Panel Sessions

Sessions will focus on relevant topics such as: global smart city trends, cyber-security, water and wastewater management, funding of smart city projects, two major markets – India & China, and more!

Network with trade experts, industry pros and fellow exporters

Register by August 1st and save 20%!

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Delivers Remarks at the 7th U.S.-China Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews delivered remarks at the 7th U.S.-China Aviation Summit on June 20, in Washington, D.C. The Deputy Secretary highlighted the importance of the aviation sector to the U.S.-China commercial relationship.
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

It is a pleasure to be here for the 7th U.S.-China Aviation Summit. I would like to thank the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and AAAE for extending me the invitation.

I also want to thank our Chinese colleagues for traveling all the way here.

The Department of Commerce leads the Obama Administration’s efforts to strengthen the U.S.-China commercial relationship.

The dialogue made possible by this summit and the Aviation Cooperation Program have been an important part of our commercial engagement for more than a decade.

For three years now, U.S. companies have exported more aerospace products to China than anywhere else.

According to our Top Markets Reports, U.S. exports of aircraft and aircraft parts to China totaled $15.9 billion in 2015 alone.

By 2033, China is predicted to be the world’s largest domestic aviation market.

At the Department of Commerce, our mission is to help America’s aerospace industry take part in that growth.

Of course, new opportunities bring new challenges.

For China’s aviation sector to continue its rapid growth, we need the right infrastructure in place.

Already, global demand for infrastructure is at an all-time high.

Too often though, we talk about infrastructure only in terms of bridges and roads.

In an increasingly globalized world, the aviation industry plays an equally important role connecting our nations, businesses, and cultures.

To our Chinese colleagues here tonight, you should be proud of your aviation sector’s growth over these past 30 years.

The growth of your industry has helped connect China to the global market.

Yet we all face new challenges. We both must address increasing congestion at our airports.

I believe these are challenges that we can overcome – in part – through cooperation and the sharing of best practices.

When our two countries work together, we can bring about real change that benefits our countries, our economies, and our people.

For this sector, that starts with acknowledging the complexity of the challenges we face.

Improving infrastructure and paving the way for smoother air travel is just as much about good governance, good procedures, and good communication as it is about construction and technology.

I saw this firsthand last year when I spoke in Dalian at the Aviation Technology Summit.

That’s why earlier this month we were so pleased to announce a new phase in our bilateral aviation relationship at this year’s Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).

At the S&ED the United States and China agreed that a strategic, whole-of-government approach was necessary to make aviation systems more efficient.

Just yesterday we held a working level meeting to solidify our government cooperation going forward.

The Department of Commerce is actively working to strengthen our commercial ties and increase U.S. aerospace exports to China.  

We’ll be showcasing American innovation at the airshow in Zhuhai in November, and will have commercial officers on hand to provide market intelligence, match making and other resources.

We’ve also held several aerospace technology roadshows, bringing U.S. companies to cities throughout China to meet with airport planners and explore new opportunities.

And every day, our specialists at the International Trade Administration experts, like Alexis Haakensen on our aerospace team, help businesses connect directly with potential Chinese business partners.

For U.S. companies here this evening, I encourage you to reach out to our Aerospace Team in Washington.

For Chinese companies, I urge you to work with our embassy. Lola Gulomova and Yasue Pai are two outstanding assets for this sector – you should work with them whenever possible.

The United States is committed to increased economic cooperation with China. That is one of the many reasons that President Obama and President Xi decided to make 2016 the U.S.-China Tourism Year. I was honored to attend the launch event for the Tourism Year just a few months ago.

Our two presidents announced the Tourism Year not only to foster greater exchanges between our people, but also to strengthen commercial partnerships between our two countries.

As we all know well, the success of our bilateral relationship is critical to global economic growth and stability – and aviation is a great enabler of that relationship.

So let’s continue working together — through summits like this one and other forums — to ensure aviation remains a centerpiece of our partnership.

Thank for you for the opportunity to be here this evening.

Automotive Manufacturing Meetings Detroit 2016

automotive team

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eastern time
Fee: No charge, but registration required

Maximize Your Participation in the “Automotive Manufacturing Meetings Detroit 2016”

Join a U.S. Commercial Service’s complimentary webinar on June 14 for tips on how to get the most out of Automotive Manufacturing Meetings (AMM) Detroit, which will take place on November 15-17, 2016. The event offers a unique B2B platform based on pre-arranged meetings between buyers and sellers.

The webinar will answer the following questions:

What is Ford’s role in AMM Detroit?
Is it possible to connect with supply chain teams from companies such as Ford, FCA, Faurecia, Dakkota Integrated Systems, Johnson Controls, Delphi, Piston Group, Valeo, Denso, Eaton, UTC and more?
Is it possible to develop business relations with companies from China, Malaysia, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Mexico and Canada?
What are AMM Detroit technical spectrum and capabilities requirements?

To learn more about Automotive Manufacturing Meetings Detroit, visit their website at:

Questions? Contact, 248-975-9605.