"A Gateway To The World Market"
Opens: November 13, 2006
Closes: November 17, 2006
Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010

Host by:

International Trade Expo Inc.
City of Houston ¡V Council Member M.J. Khan
Harris County ¡V Honorable Judge Robert Eckels
Harris County International Trade Committee
Houston International Protocol Alliance
Export-Import Bank of U.S.
Greater Houston Partnership
Houston Airport System
U. S. Commercial Service-Export Assistance Center

Co-Host by:

GW News
Standard Exhibit Services Inc. (USA)
Standard Exhibit Consultant Services Limited (Hong Kong)
US-China Federal Association of Business Council
The Houston Star

In Co-operation with SBA

Produced by:
International Trade Expo Management, Inc.
PCI Pacific Communications Int'l, LLC
Sandy P. Gillis, Executive Producer

The "International Trade Summit & Expo 2006" is brought to you by International Trade Expo Inc.:

Honorary Chairman ¡V U.S. Congressman, Al Green
Honorary Vice Chairman ¡V City of Houston, Council Member M.J. Khan
Chairman ¡V Mr. Wea Lee
Vice Chairman ¡V Mr. Gary Randazzo
President ¡V Mr. Joe Knierien
Executive Director ¡V Ms. Sandy Phan-Gillis

The purpose of the International Trade Summit & Expo 2006 is to promote international trade, exports, and U.S. investment opportunities for foreign businesses. The Expo will focus on the Aerospace, Hi-tech, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Medical, Bio-tech, Transportation and services industries.

The International Trade Summit & Expo provides a gateway to Houston and statewide businesses who are interested in exporting, exhibit products and/or services to foreign countries or trade partners. It is an opportunity for local and statewide businesses to develop business relationships and to network with key decision makers in the international market.

The International Trade Summit is a unique event allowing representatives from different countries to meet and discuss the importance of global trade and commerce in the 21st century.

Houston's top trade partners and most active nations from Asia Pacific, the Americas, and Europe are invited to participate in the International Trade Summit & Expo 2006

The International Trade Summit & Expo comprised of four dynamic elements:

The International Pavilion Exhibition: Each nation will have its own theme. The Pavilions will contain audio-visual displays showing their industries, cultural aspects and tourism opportunities. Each nation has the opportunity to provide space in its Pavilion to their country¡¦s representative companies or business associations that want to develop business ties with local businesses or participating nations. In each Pavilion there will also be smaller booths representing various aspects of each nation, such as traditional arts and crafts, cultural history and merchandise for sale.

The Business Consortium: The Business Consortium will consist of seminars and workshops focusing on how to do business with government agencies. The workshops will include procedures and contacts for business assistance, bi- lateral trade and loan information. Private appointments will be available for those interested in specific projects and/or issues.

The International Trade Summit: The Summit will feature high- level U.S. government officials, trade experts and representatives from participating nations discussing the 21st century international trade issues.

The International Hospitality Gala: A VIP reception and gala dinner will provide opportunities for after hours networking and showcase what Houston and Texas have to offer international guests. Additionally, to celebrate the success of the event, each nation will be asked to showcase their cultural heritage by a performance of traditional dance or featuring unique culture and traditions of their country.

Five-Day Programs

Grand Opening Ceremony, Global Export Day
Monday, November 13, 2006 - 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Export Commercial Assistance Center, Ex-Im Bank, SBA. - Focus on exporting, international trade, financing, matchmaking services, and networking functions that help local companies with exporting. Afternoon sessions are for One-on-One meetings with U.S. Export Specialists. Luncheon will be provided. Website: www.usexpo.org

Investment in U.S. Opportunity Day
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 9:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Focus on investment opportunity, financing, investment network matchmaking, investment resources, services, and seminars. Afternoon sessions are for One-on-One meetings for Investment Company and investors. Luncheon will be provided.

International Trade Summit Exhibition
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Focus on doing business with specific regions, countries, and industries, i.e. Asia, Central America, Europe, South America, and South Asia. Luncheon will be provided.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
International Hospitality Gala

Thursday & Friday, November 16, 2006 - November 17, 2006, 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Houston Area Activities: Local Company Tours, Tour Port of Houston, NASA - Johnson Space Center, Galveston, Museum of Natural Science, Medical Center, Downtown Minutes Maid Stadium & Theater District tours.

Benefits to Houston

Foreign delegations we anticipate visiting Houston consist of: ambassadors and consul generals; trade and commerce ministers; top business leaders; television, radio and newspaper representatives.

Additionally, the International Trade Summit & Expo expects to draw a large attendance from neighboring towns, cities and states who will contribute to the local economy.

Local businesses and business commerce associations, universities and colleges will be invited to the International Trade Summit & Expo. The Pavilions and business assembly will provide an environment for businesses to initiate and expand trade between U.S. companies and attending nations.

Benefits to the Participating Nations

The publicity generated from television, radio, trade journals, newspapers, the internet and other mass media will gene rate positive public relations for Houston, Texas and participating nations locally and internationally. The International Trade Summit & Expo business assembly will be the catalyst for mid- level and small U.S. companies and their international counterparts wishing to develop trade, investment and joint venture opportunities. The public will be educated and entertained by the expo and gain a greater knowledge of international trade. The expo will give the audience the chance to learn more about the business opportunities, people and cultures of each participating nation.

Benefits to Sponsors and Advertisers

To ensure the success of the event, the development staff of the International Trade & Summit Expo will solicit corporate sponsorships across a variety of levels.

The event will be advertised in numerous newspaper, business journals, radio, television and the internet.

A television broadcast of the event will be offered to participating nations¡¦ television networks. The International Trade & Summit Expo sponsors will have prominent visibility in the national and international coverage of the event.

The 21st Century

The 21st century has been called the Global Century because of strong and consistent economic growth and the interdependent global economy. The goal of the International Trade Summit & Expo is to strengthen relationships between U.S. and international trade partners, promoting greater understanding and prosperity among nations.

Top Industries are at
T h e   I n t e r n a t i o n a l   T r a d e   S u m m i t   &   E x p o

Industries such as oil and gas, bio-tech, aerospace, hi-tech, telecom, pharmaceutical, medical and health care services, transportatio n, electronic equipment, safety and security equipment, chemicals, machinery tools, pollution control, automobile, consumer goods and tourism will be represented at the International Trade & Summit Expo.

The International Trade Summit & Expo Business Activities

    Business Activities will include:
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Specialized groups and one-on-one meetings with government and business leaders
  • Joint venture and business opportunities
  • Technology transfer, technical co-operation meeting
  • Product sourcing and OEM (supply by U.S. manufacturers) discussions

The International Trade Summit

The International Trade Summit will provide opportunities for respective nations from abroad to meet and discuss the importance of global trade and commerce in the 21st Century.

The International Trade Summit & Expo Will Help The Global Economy

The International Trade Summit & Expo Business will benefit/aid participating nations by providing American mid- level companies and entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend general sessions and one-on-one meetings to create trade and commerce activity. Participants will share information and initiate contracts for investment, joint venture, product sourcing and technical transfer. Ministers of trade and commerce of attending nations will serve as a gateway and a link to interested businesses.

The International Pavilions will showcase the nations¡¦ dynamic business opportunity and display the highlighted products and services of each country. In the Pavilions, we anticipate having promotional tourism videos of exotic palaces, museums and cultural monuments. Enlarged photographs of the natural beauty and resources of each nation will have an impact on all attendees.

Supporting Organizations
City of Houston International Affairs & Development Houston International Protocol Alliance
City of Houston ¡V Council Member M.J. Khan Greater Houston Visitors & Conventions Bureau
City of Houston Airport System Office of Congressman ¡V Al Green
Export-Import Bank of U.S. U.S. Commercial Services-Export Assistance Center
Harris County Judge Robert Eckels U.S. Department of Commerce
Harris County International Trade Committee In Co-Operation with SBA

Consular Corps of Houston - Contacted Nations:
Argentina Israel
Brazil Japan
Canada Korea
Columbia Mexico
Chile Panama
Ecuador Pakistan
El Salvador Thailand
Guatemala The people¡¦s Republic of China
India United Kingdom

Targeted Industries
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Bio-Tech/Nano-Tech/Hi-Tech
  • Medical
  • Chemical/Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Energy/Oil&Gas
  • Transportation

  • Propose Program
    Time: Mon-Nov 13,2006
    Global Export Day
    8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration
    9:00 am-10:00 am Opening Ceremony
    10:00 am- 10:30 am US Export Assistant Center Director Duaine Priestley
    10:30 am - 11:00 am Ex/Im Bank Director Joe Ringer
    11:00 am - 11:30 am SBA Speaker
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch-Keynote speaker
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Greater Houston Partnership -VIP Keith Miceli
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Houston Airport System Speaker - TBA
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm One-on -One
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Port of Houston Speaker-TBA
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Int'l Law Ex/Im Speaker-TBA
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm US Dept. Commerce Speaker-TBA
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Alternative Financing Speaker-TBA
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Strategic Alliance Dan Hoyt-Alliance Corp
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Freight Forwarder Speaker(s)-TBA
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibition
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Int'l Expo Reception
    Time: Tue-Nov 14,2006
    Investment/Trade Opportunity Day
    9:00 am - 9:30 am NASA - Technology Transfer Speaker(s)-TBA
    9:30 am - 10:00 am Rice Alliance - Nano Technology Speaker(s)-TBA
    10:00 am -10:30 am Houston Technology Center Speaker-TBA
    10:30 am - 11:30 am Chemical/Petrochemical - TBA
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch - Keynote Speaker
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Energy/Oil &Gas - TBA
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Pharmaceutical -Speaker-TBA
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm One-on-One
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Texas Medical Center-Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson, Methodist, st.Lukes, Texas Children Hospital
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Bio - Technology Speaker-TBA
    3:30 pm 4:00 pm Texas Speaker-TBA
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Ambassadors Speaker
    4;30 pm - 5:00 pm United Kingdom Speaker-TBA
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibition
    Time: Wed - Nov 15,2006
    Int'l Day
    9:00 am -10:00 am Asia-China, Japan, Korea, Speakers -TBA
    11:00 am - 11:30 am South/East Asia -India, Pakistan, Thailand, Philippine, S'pore Speakers - TBA
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch-Keynote Speaker
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Central-America - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama Speakers-TBA
    2:00 pm -5:00 pm One-on-One
    2:00 pm -3:00 pm South America - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru Speakers -TBA
    3:00 pm -3:30 pm Israel - Consul Economic Affairs Abraham Joseph
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibition
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm VIP Reception
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Gala
    Time:Thu - Nov 16, 2006
    Foreign Delegation Tours
    9:00 am - 10:30 am Business negotiaion
    Company site tour
    10:30 am -12:00 noon Business negotiaion
    Company site tour
    12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Business negotiaion
    Company site tour
    2:30 pm -4:00 pm Business negotiaion
    Company site tour
    Time Fri-Nov 17,2006
    Foreign Delegation Tour
    8:30 am - 10:00 am NASA
    10:00 1m 12:00 Noon Port of Houston
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Texas Medical Center
    2:30 pm -4:00 pm Museum District

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