Environmental Technologies Global Team Newsletter - June 2019


Environmental Technologies Global Team Newsletter - June 2019

Market Spotlight: Kedah State in Malaysia


Malaysia has taken advantage of their location as a crossroads of trade between the East and the West, using this opportunity to transform the country into a high-tech and competitive nation.  Recently, Malaysia has incorporated a Smart Cities Initiative, encompassing smart governance, mobility, technology, infrastructure, and human capital.  Challenges remain in fully introducing Smart Cities to Malaysia, but progress is continuously being made. 

The state of Kedah, located on the West Coast of Malaysia, is one of the country’s leaders in developing green technology-based projects, including those relating to solar power, where U.S. firms have found particular success.

The government will continue to support the growth of green technology as a new development model in enhancing the sustainability and resilience of the country, especially in achieving the target of generating 20 per cent of the country’s electricity through renewable energy by 2025, and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement.  These efforts dovetail with Malaysia’s overall work to achieve a cleaner environment while also generating “green” employment and economic innovation.  As in the solar power example, U.S. companies possess the technology and skills to help Malaysia achieve its green technology objectives.  The U.S. Commercial Service team at the Embassy stands ready to help you access this growing market.  For more information, please contact Kisok Kumar (kisok.kumar@trade.gov). 





Featured Event: WEFTEC 2019


WEFTEC 2019, the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, offers thousands of water quality professionals from around the world with unparalleled water quality education and training.  Also recognized as the largest annual water and wastewater exhibition and conference in the world, the expansive show floor provides access to cutting-edge technologies in the field; serves as a forum for business opportunities; and promotes networking between its attendees.  

WEFTEC is also a trade show under the U.S. Commercial Service International Buyer Program, which means we are dedicated to bringing buyers from around the world to meet U.S. businesses and to providing market intelligence counseling to U.S. exporters on the show floor. To this end, we will offer B2B matchmaking and Showtime (B2G) market counseling services for participating U.S. companies.  Our online registration site will be live soon, but in the meantime you can contact Elizabeth Laxague (elizabeth.laxague@trade.gov) for questions on our B2G services and Aron Davidson (aron.davidson@trade.gov) for our B2B matchmaking services. 

The event website is: http://weftec.org/.   

Date: September 21-25, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
Registration for U.S. Commercial Service Programs: COMING SOON

Discover Global Markets: Powering & Building The Middle East and Africa


Opportunities in the Middle East & Africa await at the

Discover Global Markets Business Forum in Houston, Texas -

Coming this fall! Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

Houston, TX.

One-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from 20+ markets including: Algeria, Angola, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and the West Bank, international buyers and U.S. primes seeking suppliers;

  • Participating in dynamic round table discussions and plenaries on project pipelines, procurement and regional strategy in the energy, construction and infrastructure sectors; and
  • Networking with diplomats, expert presenters, government officials and fellow exporters.

Whether you’re looking for your next international deal, finding a new partner, seeking advice in overcoming challenges, or want the latest market intelligence, this conference provides the unique opportunity to self-schedule meetings with representatives from key markets.  EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT EXPIRES AUGUST 2.

Learn more and register HERE.  

Webinar: Doing Business with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank

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Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the Advocacy Center for a no-cost webinar to provide an overview of how to identify business opportunities with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.  This webinar will explain how the Banks work, the life cycle of bank projects, and considerations/strategies to use when evaluating Bank opportunities. 

Featured Speakers: Robert Peaslee, Commercial Advisor to the World Bank and Jay Carreiro, Commercial Advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 1:00-2:00 PM EST

Register: Click HERE 

Contact: Barbara White (barbara.white@trade.gov) or (202) 482-0438

Upcoming Domestic and International Trade Events

Event: SITeau International Technologies Exhibition of Water and Sanitation
June 11-13, 2019
Casablanca, Morocco
Description: The 6th edition of the SITeau International Technologies Exhibition of Water and Sanitation will be in Casablanca on June 11-13, 2019. SITeau offers a platform for linking national and international stakeholders involved in the sectors of water, sanitation, energy by water and for water: public, private, academic, international organizations, actors of international cooperation, training centers and civil society. 
Contact: Halima.Berrami@trade.gov

Event: The 17th China International Environmental Protection Exhibition& Conference (CIEPEC 2019)
Location: Beijing, China
Date: June 12-14, 2019
Description: CIEPEC is the highest-level national brand exhibition in China with a 32-year track record. It will be held in June 12 – 14, 2019 in Beijing's International Exhibition Center. CIEPEC 2019 has over 800 exhibitors and will attract over 70, 000 attendees. CIEPEC 2019 is a DOC certified trade show and US Commercial Service Beijing would like to invite the US environmental companies who are interested in the Chinese market to exhibit and attend the show.
Contact: Jiangyao.Zhang@trade.gov

Event: Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2019
Location: ADB HQ, Manila, Philippines
Dates: June 17-21, 2019
Description: ACEF draws in a diverse mix of project developers, financial institutions and investors, non-profits, entrepreneurs, government officials, donors and program managers, and civil society and academia for one intense and enlightening week of knowledge exchange, brainstorming, and partnership development.
Contacts:  Ms. Marie Charmaine “Apple” YUSON at myuson1.consultant@adb.org; Ms. Clarisse Santos at csantos.consultant@adb.org

Event:  THE GREEN EXPO 2019
Date: September 2-5, 2019
Location: World Trade Center, Mexico City.
Description: THE GREEN EXPO is Latin America’s premier event for cutting-edge, sustainable solutions and technologies in an ever-increasing number of markets. Participate in Mexico and Latin America’s most important event for industries interested in profitable solutions within a sustainable circular economy.  This is a can’t-miss event for U.S. companies seeking to provide their sustainable technologies, products and solutions to customers in Mexico and throughout the region.  You can also benefit from the on site support of our local U.S. Commercial Service environmental technology specialist to maximize the benefit of your participation.
Contact: Brad Smith, Tarsus México | Sales & Marketing Manager, brad.smith@tarsus.mx Claudia Salgado at claudia.salgado@trade.gov

Event: Aquatech Mexico
Date: September 3-5, 2019
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Description: Aquatech is the largest water technology event in the region. The event is a U.S. Commercial Service Certified Trade Fair and includes an Exhibition Pavilion dedicated to U.S. companies. U.S. Commercial Service in Mexico looks forward to helping your company participate in the exhibition and conference and navigate the market in this region. 
Contact: Francisco.Ceron@trade.gov

Event: WEFTEC 2019
Date: September 21-25, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: WEFTEC is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today. The U.S. Commercial Service will be offering B2B matchmaking and Showtime market counseling services. 
Contact: Pamela Kirkland at pamela.kirkland@trade.gov

Event: IFAT
Date: May 5-9, 2020
Location: Munich, Germany
Description: IFAT is the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management. This truly international show offered over 3,300 exhibitors the opportunity to present their latest innovations in waste management and recycling to more than 142,000 visitors from 162 countries! There is still time to apply for the show, but time is running out. You can apply here: https://www.ifat.de/exhibitors/book-your-space/application-for-main-exhibitors/index.html to be placed on a waitlist (registration deadline was April 30) or to apply as a co-exhibitor.  
Contact: CS Germany’s Doris Groot at doris.groot@trade.gov or the show organizer contact, Karen Vogelsang at kvogelsang@tssworldwide.com.

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