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Announcing a Department of Commerce Additive Manufacturing Trade Mission for AMT Members

The U.S. Commercial Service, the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is organizing an Additive Manufacturing (AM)-focused trade mission to France, Germany, and Poland, November 18–22...
Aug 08, 2019

November Trade Mission to Europe includes Visit to Formnext AM Show in Frankfurt

The U.S. Commercial Service, the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is organizing an Additive Manufacturing (AM)-focused trade mission to France, Germany, and Poland, November 18–22. The German stop of the Trade Mission includes activities at Formnext in Frankfurt, the world’s largest global AM exhibition and conference. AMT and IMTS strongly support the trade mission and will be exhibiting in the U.S. Pavilion at Formnext.

Meet Potential Partners in Germany, France, and Poland

U.S. trade mission participants will have the opportunity to meet with potential partners in all three countries and attend special presentations to learn about the latest AM market developments. This is an outstanding opportunity as EU firms are very interested in American AM products, and the European AM market is experiencing 15-20 percent annual growth.

In all three countries, participants will have opportunities to present their technology to potential partners. Additionally, while visiting Germany—the leader in AM demand in Europe—participants can attend multiple events in conjunction with U.S. Partner Country activities at the show, including a special Standards Forum focusing on AM standard development. In both France and Poland—with approximately 200 AM companies each—visits will include a presentation on the AM market by industry experts, site visits, and meetings with industry associations.

The trade mission will take place November 18–22, 2019. Costs are based on company size. Participation is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration closes on August 13. Further information is available at https://bit.ly/2ZcQNrq.

Leading Global AM Show—Formnext

The Formnext exhibition and conference, November 19-22, is another major opportunity for AMT members in the AM space. In 2018, this largest AM show included 632 exhibitors and 26,000 visitors from 32 nations. This year, the United States is the official partner country of Formnext. For the first time, U.S. companies can join a U.S. Pavilion. The U.S. Pavilion booth package includes free company and product directory listings, a speaking opportunity, and more. All U.S. companies will benefit from many promotional opportunities. The Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service will promote the U.S. companies and their products inviting foreign buyers to visit the U.S. companies’ booths. International Commercial Service trade specialists will provide counseling and assistance to the U.S. exhibitors on the show floor. 

Formnext will showcase the multifaceted world of additive manufacturing across the entire range of materials—from polymers to metals—as well as every process step in state-of-the-art industrial production including series production. It will include exhibitors and attendees from a wide range of industry sectors including automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering, medical technology, and electrical engineering.

Both AMT and IMTS will be exhibiting in the U.S. Pavilion at Formnext, and we encourage AMT members to attend as well.

Learn more about these opportunities at formnext.com or at export.gov/industry/manufacturing.

Travis Egan
Chief Revenue Officer
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