TRADE MISSIONS

TRADE MISSIONS

The following business missions are scheduled. The Journal of Commerce assumes no responsibility for companies or individuals whose names it furnishes. Interested parties are asked to reconfirm scheduled dates. Trade Missions appears every Tuesday.

FROM THE UNITED STATES/CANADA

SOUTH AMERICA. Jan. 8-15. The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development is leading this trade and investment mission to Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Contact: Keith Kirkham, (207) 287-3153.

MIDDLE EAST. Jan. 29.-Feb. 9. The U.S. Department of Commerce is leading this matchmaker mission for oil and gas equipment manufacturers and service suppliers to meet counterparts. The mission will visit Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Contact: Jammie McKay, (202) 482-0691.

SOUTHEAST ASIA. Dec. 30-Jan. 7. The Florida Department of Commerce is leading environmental companies to Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Manila, Philippines, to establish partnerships, sales representation and joint ventures. Contact: Ray Reddish, (904) 488-6124.

ISRAEL. Jan. 10-17. The United Jewish Appeal will lead marketing and communications professionals to Tel Aviv to establish business ties. Contact: Becky Sobelman-Stern, (818) 386-0100.

INDONESIA AND THE PHILIPPINES. Jan. 22-31. The Minnesota Trade Office is co-sponsoring a trade and investment mission in these countries. Participants will meet privately with selected business contacts and be briefed by government officials. Contact: Maryanne Montemayor, (612) 938-0241.

ASIA. Jan. 30-Feb. 10. The Florida Department of Commerce is leading environmental companies to Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Manila, Philippines, to establish joint ventures and trade alliances. Contact: Peter Johnson, (609) 452-7700.

JAPAN. Jan. 24-28. The Metal Powder Industries Federation is leading U.S. companies to Tokyo to increase awareness of U.S. capabilities. Contact: Peter Johnson, (609) 452-7700.

INDIA. January (date to be set). The Overseas Private Investment Corp. will lead this investment mission. Contact: Richard Greenberg, (202) 366-8616.

SPAIN AND THE UNITED KINGDOM. Feb. 7-14. The U.S. Department of Commerce is leading this matchmaker mission for scientific and analytical equipment manufacturers and suppliers to find trade partners. Contact: Yvonne Jackson, (202) 482-2675.

VIETNAM. February (date to be set). Nexco is leading this mission to pair manufacturers and suppliers of auto parts, telecommunications, environmental equipment, medical equipment, health-care products, computer products, clothing and aviation equipment. Contact: Michelle Forzley, (212) 943-0270.

SOUTH AMERICA. The Greater Central Florida International Affairs

Commission and the Ocala/Marion County Economic Development Council in Florida are leading Florida companies to Caracas, Venezuela, and Bogota, Colombia, to explore trade and investment opportunities. Contact: Kristjana Bullman, (904) 629-2757.

MEXICO. April 12-14. The Milwaukee World Trade Association is leading Wisconsin companies to Monterrey to meet potential business partners in the local community. Contact: James Meinert, (614) 466-3379.

SOUTH AMERICA. April 18-26. The U.S. Department of Commerce is leading this matchmaker trade mission for sporting goods manufacturers and suppliers to Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Contact: Judy Riendeau, (202) 482-3119.

MEXICO. April 23-30. The Ohio Department of Commerce is leading this mission to assist companies already involved in Mexico trade to expand their business. Contact: David Harpley, (614) 466-3379.

GERMANY. April (date to be set). The U.S. Department of Commerce is leading this mission for U.S. manufacturers and suppliers to find trade partners. Contact: Judy Riendeau, (202) 482-3119.

BELGIUM AND THE NETHERLANDS. May 8-13. The U.S. Department of Commerce is leading this matchmaker trade mission for medical equipment and biotechnology companies to find trade partners. Contact: Judy Riendeau, (202) 482-3119.

ITALY AND SPAIN. May 8-13. The U.S. Department of Commerce is leading this matchmaker trade mission for advanced factory automation manufacturers and suppliers. Contact: Judy Riendeau, (202) 482-3119.

SOUTH AMERICA. May 15-20. The U.S. Department of Commerce is leading this matchmaker trade mission for sporting goods and physical-fitness companies. Contact: Judy Riendeau, (202) 482-3119.

SOUTH KOREA AND TAIWAN. June 5-10. The U.S. Department of Commerce is leading this matchmaker trade mission for packaging and materials-handling companies. Contact: Judy Riendeau, (202) 482-3119.

HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE. Aug. 28-Sept. 2. The U.S. Department of Commerce is leading this matchmaker trade mission for sporting goods and physical fitness companies. Contact: Judy Riendeau, (202) 482-3119.

CANADA. September (date to be set). The U.S. Department of Commerce is leading this matchmaker trade mission for minority-owned companies. Contact: Judy Riendeau, (202) 482-3119.