From April 3-8, 2011, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA)  and International Trade Administration (ITA)  will travel to Hannover, Germany to help lead a U.S. Trade & Investment Program to HANNOVER MESSE 2011 , the world's largest industrial technology showcase. By leading regional business clusters abroad, the Department of Commerce is supporting the Obama administration’s National Export Initiative (NEI) and working to attract U.S. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), by giving participating communities the opportunity to promote their regions as ideal locations to do business.
HANNOVER MESSE 2011 will provide the industrial community the opportunity to promote business initiatives in 13 industries – Industrial Automation; Motion, Drive & Automation; Energy; Power Plant Technology; Wind; MobiliTec; Digital Factory; ComVac ; Industrial Supply; CoilTechnica ; SurfaceTechnology; MicroNanoTec ; and Research & Technology .
U.S. program participants will consist of state and local government officials focused on economic development, university officials engaged in economic development, and other non-profit economic development practitioners. Today is the last day to apply to participate in the program.
Get additional information about registration fees and how to apply  for the U.S. Trade & Investment Program to HANNOVER MESSE 2011.