AMT undertakes trade missions on a regular basis to help introduce member companies to unfamiliar markets. Invariably the markets promise speedy growth and are receptive to the type of technology the U.S. has to offer and the way we do business. Doors are opened and contacts made on a level which cannot be expected for individual companies.

Trade Mission visits will be organized to approximately 15 end users and potential customers for participants' products. These visits combined with other important meetings, such as economic briefings from the U.S. Department of Commerce Foreign Commercial Officers (USFCO) on site, will enable members to get a clear understanding of their potential for success if they choose to develop a business strategy to pursue that market.

AMT's staff will work together with the members to organize every detail of the mission from visits to end users, USFCO meetings, interpreters, local transportation, hotels and even restaurants. Experienced AMT staff will be with you throughout the mission and will work with each participant to ensure that individual objectives are met.

Upcoming Trade Missions: India 2017

Sponsored by the Global Marketing & Sales Committee (GM&S) and the Chennai Tech Centre (CTC) in India



Join AMT’s Members-Only Trade Mission, January 18 – 24, 2017

AMT’s Global Marketing & Sales Committee and the Chennai Tech Centre in India have scheduled a trade mission to Pune and Bangalore, finishing up one day before IMTEX 2017. Space is limited for up to 10 AMT members. Reserve your spot with a $300 deposit*. 


  • Visit at least 10 top international and domestic manufacturing companies, and connect face-to-face with their decision makers.
  • Gain perspective into the investment climate for automotive, aircraft, medical appliance, and job shops.
  • Learn best practices with regards to product availability, technical service, HR, warehousing and more.
  • Network with peers and potential customers. 
  • Attend IMTEX 2017, with an option to exhibit in the AMT/USA Pavilion. 

(Tentative Schedule)

Wednesday 1/18 Thursday 1/19 Friday 1/20 Saturday 1/21 Sunday 1/22
Arrival to PUNE
Hotel TBD
Briefing Session
Visit to TATA Motors
Visit to Force Motors
Visit to GE - General Electric
Visit to Cummins
Visit to Fiat Chrysler plant
Visit to General Motors
Visit to Bharat Forge
Depart for Bangalore
Free Day

Monday 1/23 Tuesday 1/24 Wednesday 1/25 Thursday 1/26 - 2/1
Visit to TVS Motors
Visit to Ashok Leyland - Plant 1
Visit to Avetec
Visit Toyota Kirsloskar
Visit to Bosch Bidadi plant
Wrap-up Dinner and Debrief
IMTEX Booth Prep
(For those remaining on site)
IMTEX Metal Cutting Show 

Click here for additional information on this trip - PDF

*The balance of the prorated expense will be invoiced by AMT upon return from our trip. Your cost is estimated to be +/- $1,000 plus airfare, hotel, and meals.

+Registration to begin late 2016

If you have any questions, please contact Ed Christopher at or 703-827-5296.