Seven U.S. companies participating in the 2013 Trade Winds-Asia, a trade mission organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, will visit Manila May 9-10, 2013, to meet with potential Philippine partners.
While in Manila, the U.S. trade mission will hold business-to-business meetings with potential distributors and end-users. "This mission is an indication that U.S. companies are taking an increasing interest in the Philippines as a place to do business," said U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. "We are planning more such missions in the future, and are excited about the prospects for U.S. business here."
The participating companies from Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia and New Jersey are engaged in building products, franchising, food supplements, chemicals, laboratory equipment, medical supplies, and software for the defense sector.
1) Analytical Graphics Inc. – (Defense)- Commercial modelling and analysis software and tools for the development and deployment of aerospace, defense, intelligence and cyberspace missions.
2) Feature Flooring Inc.- (Building Products) Proprietary (company-owned) marble and granite seamless epoxy floors; Designed to be troweled over problem tiles floors in commercial kitchens and bathrooms.
3) Focus Brands, Inc- (Franchising) - Auntie Anne's, Carvel ice cream, Cinnabon, Moe's, Schlotzsky's, SBC International
4) ITSI – Biosciences (Clinical lab)- Auto-Antibody profiling system, protein isolation kits, recombinant proteins and protein digestion monitoring kits.
5) North American Rescue (Defense/Medical) - North American Rescue (NAR) designs and, develops quality mission critical medical products for the military, federal agencies, civilian law enforcement, emergency management services and pre-hospital life savers. Some of NAR's mission critical medical products are the C-A-T® (Combat Application Tourniquet), ChitoGauze™ Hemostatic Bandage, HyFin® Chest Seal, ARS® Needle Decompression Kit and Nasopharyngeal Airway Kit.
6) Plast-O-Matic (Valves, Pumps and Compressors) - Valves Thermoplastic valves and controls for corrosive and ultrapure liquid applications
7) ResinTech Inc. (Chemicals) Ion exchange resins and activated carbon used for the purification of makeup water to oil field steam generators, boilers, and refineries. These medias are used in demineralizers, softeners, and condensate polishers. Also for power industry, metal cutting machinery, anywhere there is a steam stack there is ion exchange resin
Philippine businesses interested in the trade mission may contact the U.S. Commercial Service via email: Bebe.Montesines@trade.gov. Media may contact the Public Affairs Section at email@example.com.
The U.S. Department of Commerce in partnership with the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development are organizing business to business meetings for Utah-based companies on July 15-17, 2013. Utah-based firms are looking for potential partners/buyers in the Philippines. For more information, please contact Yna.Quiambao@trade.gov.
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS), is organizing an Energy and Environment Trade Mission to Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. This Mission will directly support the "U.S.-ASEAN Expanded Economic Engagement” or E3 Initiative announced by President Obama at the 2012 U.S.-ASEAN Summit.
The "E3” Initiative focuses on enhancing ASEAN members' capacity for advancing issues that will open up trade and opportunities for U.S. companies and among ASEAN member states in the region. The E-3 Initiative is a new framework for economic cooperation designed to expand trade and investment ties between the United States and ASEAN, creating new business opportunities and jobs in all eleven countries. The E3 Initiative builds upon the U.S.-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership designed to expand energy and environmental cooperation to advance efforts to ensure affordable, secure, and cleaner energy.
To support these efforts, the mission will expose U.S. companies to promising market potentials in Energy and Environmental Technologies markets in Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Led by a senior Commerce Department official, during the week of September 15, the mission will include representatives from a cross-section of U.S. firms operating in energy and environmental technologies.
Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines independently, will enhance the companies’ ability to secure meetings with potential customers, partners, and relevant government officials. The delegation will visit Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Manila. Through the Commercial Service office at the Asian Development Bank (CS ADB) in Manila, mission participants will also have the opportunity to schedule meetings with Asian Development Bank officials to explore business opportunities in Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, in addition to the 42 additional ADB developing member countries. At each mission stop, the program will include briefings, networking receptions, and one-on-one business meetings with potential customers, partners and local representatives.
The U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce will lead an official trade mission of representatives from regionally-accredited accredited educational institutions offering undergraduate, graduate, and associate degrees to Manila, Philippines and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – two growing and dynamic markets that hold strong potential for U.S. educational institutions. The trade mission will take place in Manila on October 24 and 25, 2013.
Meet Students and Potential Partners
U.S. educational institutions participating in this mission will meet with potential students, university/institution partners, and education consultants in the Philippines and Malaysia. The mission will include student fairs, embassy briefings, meetings with potential partners, and networking events at both sites.
Why the Philippines and Malaysia?
Strong Filipino Ties. The U.S. continues to attract a commanding share of Filipinos wishing to study overseas, remaining a top choice due in large part to established historical, socio-cultural, and political ties between the two countries.
Malaysian Scholarship Support. A large percentage of the Malaysian student population has access to government scholarships and funding for higher education. Malaysian students are also increasing in the United States, with a 21.6% increase in students since 2006/7.
An Emphasis on Education. Both countries place a premium on quality education and find U.S. education attractive.
For more information, please contact Thess.Sula@trade.gov.
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Our program is designed to take the inconvenience out of visiting major trade shows in the United States or U.S. Pavilions in international trade shows. Philippine business people know that attending U.S. trade shows is an excellent way to access the most innovative American products and services. In addition, by working closely with major airlines, travel agents and hotel groups, we offer custom travel itineraries at very affordable prices.
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