Environmental Technologies Global Team Newsletter - September 2019


Environmental Technologies Global Team Newsletter - September 2019

Trade Winds: Discover Business Opportunities in Hong Kong and the Indo-Pacific Region


The 2020 U.S. Commercial Service Trade Winds program includes an Indo-Pacific focused business forum in Hong Kong consisting of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Diplomats representing commercial markets throughout the region.

Customize an optional business matchmaking schedule, based on input from our Commercial Specialists throughout the region, and grow your international sales through meetings with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners in Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam on April 20 - 27, 2020:

  • Learn how to increase profits and overcome barriers in the Indo-Pacific region during business development conference.
  • Network with the region’s leading industry and government officials and experienced U.S. and global companies.

Want to learn more about these dynamic markets? Click on each to access industry highlights: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam

Registration for Business Matchmaking Meetings in Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam IS NOW OPEN - Please click HERE.

Registration will include: the Business Forum which includes access to the conference, individual meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from the region, Peer to Peer Networking, and all of the other networking opportunities Trade Winds offers.

WEFTEC - Register for U.S. Commercial Service Programs


The U.S. Commercial Service in collaboration with the Water Environment Federation is pleased to offer U.S. exhibitors at WEFTEC the opportunity to meet international buyers and obtain market intelligence from our international specialists on the show floor via our B2B matchmaking and Showtime (B2G) counseling programs.  Free online registration site is now live.  Sign up today via the link below to take advantage of the suite of services we provide. 

Register here for U.S. Commercial Service Programs

WEFTEC 2019the 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.  

The event website is: http://weftec.org/  
Dates: September 21-25, 2019 
Chicago, IL 
Contact:  Elizabeth Laxague (elizabeth.laxague@trade.govfor questions on our B2G services and Aron Davidson (aron.davidson@trade.govfor our B2B matchmaking services. 

Webinar: Water Infrastructure Opportunities in Tijuana


Tune in September 17 at 1pm EDT to learn from the U.S. Consul General in Tijuana Sue Saarnio about water infrastructure opportunities in TIajuana's wastewater industry.

Please register by Friday, September 13, by clicking HERE.



Event: World Bank Group 2019 Business Opportunities Fair


The World Bank Group’s Business Opportunities Fair will be taking place from October 29-31, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The event will focus on energy and climate-related work at the World Bank Group (WBG). The program will also feature sessions with the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

The event is designed to allow the private sector to initiate a dialogue with WBG and other International Financial Institution teams responsible for energy projects; Understand project requirements and constraints and considerations/strategies to use when evaluating IFI-financed opportunities; Inform WBG and other IFI staff of capabilities and interests of firms within sector of expertise; Create connections through business-to-business meetings with other private sector participants and WBG/IFI staff.

To find more information and register, please visit Here
Date: October 29 - 31, 2019

Webinar: MCC Bootcamp Part 3


Please join us for the final part of the “Strategies for Working With MCC” webinar series. In the first webinar in the series,  we presented an overview of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC 101”).  In the second webinar, we performed a deep dive into the procurement process.  During our third and final webinar, we will showcase the roles of key players on the ground as we spotlight the compact MCC has with Ghana and discuss the upcoming Discover Global Markets event highlighting the foreign buyers and Foreign Ministries attending the event.  Speakers include Kenny Miller (MCC Resident Country Director in Ghana), Hannah Kamenetsky (US Embassy Senior Commercial Officer) Lona Stoll, Deputy Vice President of MCC.

Date: Sept 10 11:00am ET
Cost: $40
Registration: Here
Miss one of the last sessions but still want the info? After you register, recordings/materials will be sent to you.
: Matt.Baker@trade.gov

Save the Date: Access Nigeria USA Fair 2020


If you're interested in entering or growing your company's presence in Africa, The USA Fair 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria is a great event. USA FAIR 2020 will present American manufacturers, suppliers and service providers with product showcase opportunities in the largest and most dynamic market on the African continent! Save the date now and register by November 30, 2019 to get the early bird rate. 

Date: March 31 - April 2, 2020
Contact: benedicta.nkwoh@trade.gov

Trade Leads and Tenders

Location: Uruguay
Description: The Uruguayan Institute of Meteorology (INUMET) is planning to purchase the first meteorological radar in Uruguay. It will be a Doppler Weather Radar and the equipment will be installed in Biassini town, in the city of Salto-Uruguay. The investment is estimated in 3.5-4 million USD. It will be funded partially by INUMET, plus funds from other governmental entities, through trust funds. The tender is planned to come out on mid-October. It will cover not only the equipment but also the civil works to install the equipment. INUMET has signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina for support on the technical aspects of the tender. Press coverage on the project (in Spanish): http://laprensa.com.uy/index.php/locales/123485-2019-08-21-17-26-00
Contact: Alicia.Machado@trade.gov

Location: Vietnam
Description: A distributor in Vietnam is seeking U.S. suppliers of gear motors with the following specifications: Base type gear motors, 1.5HP, AC, 3 pha, Ratio: 1:200, U.S. made.  Quantity: 3 sets.
Contact: Mr. Dai Pham, daipham@duchungco.com 

Upcoming Domestic and International Trade Events

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. 
Registration: U.S. exhibitors can register for our matchmaking services for free HERE
Contact: Elizabeth Laxague at Elizabeth.Laxague@trade.gov or Aron Davidson at Aron.Davidson@trade.gov 

Event: Expo Agua Peru
Date: October 16-18, 2019
Location: Lima, Peru
Description: This is the main water expo of Peru, where the latest technological innovations and integral solutions for the sustainable and productive management of water are presented. The event brings together leading companies in their fields, international experts, decision makers and a broad segment of end-users coming from the water sector and related sectors (agriculture, mining and industry); who share their experiences and solutions to the problems and challenges that face Peru and the Andean region regarding the integral water management. The U.S. Commercial Service will have a booth space and offer matchmaking and promotional opportunities for interested U.S. firms.  
Contact: Jorge Prado at Jorge.Prado@trade.gov

Event: IFAT India
Date: October 16-18, 2019
Location: Bombay Exhibition Center, India
Description: IFAT India is the country's leading trade fair for water, sewage, solid waste, and recycling. The trade fair provides a platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest innovations and solutions, debate current issues and form business relationships on a global scale.  To exhibit or sponsor events at the fair, visit http://ifat-india.com/book_stand
Contact: Jigna Mehta at jigna.mehta@trade.gov

Event: WETEX
October 22-24, 2019
Dubai, UAE
Kimdell Lorei at klorei@b-for.com or https://www.b-for.com/archives/events/wetex

Event: InterAqua
January 29-31, 2020
Tokyo, Japan
Kimdell Lorei at klorei@b-for.com or https://www.b-for.com/archives/events/interaqua-japan

Event: Envirotech Executive Service (EES) Mission – Water Delegation to India
Location: New Delhi, Ahmedabad & Chennai with optional spin-off Gold Key Service in Mumbai or Hyderabad
Date: February 9-15, 2020 (spin-off on February 17, 2020)
Description: Water/wastewater is one of the most promising sub-sectors of the environment technologies industry in India for U.S. exporters.  The EES Mission to India will introduce potential delegates to the Indian water/wastewater markets in these three cities; help participants learn about relevant policies, procedures and opportunities in India’s water industry; and take part in business to business matchmaking appointments with private sector organizations and government agencies.  In addition, the delegates will have an opportunity to visit/participate in the Water Expo 2020 (www.waterexpo.biz) , a local trade show that takes place from February 13-15, 2020 in Chennai. 
Contact: Jolanta.coffey@trade.gov & Malarvizhi.parimel@trade.gov  

Event: Water Today's Water Expo 
Chennai, India
February 13-15, 2020
Malarvizhi Parimel at Malarvizhi.Parimel@trade.gov

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.

Event: Singapore International Water Week
Date: July 5-9, 2020
Location: Singapore
Description: There will be a U.S. pavilion and support for participating U.S. exhibitors from the U.S. Commercial Service in Singapore.  
Contact: Sherry Ng at Sherry.Ng@trade.gov 

Event: USA Fair Access Nigeria
Date: March 31-April 2, 2020
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Description: The USA Fair 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria will present American manufacturers, suppliers and service providers with product showcase opportunities in the largest and most dynamic market on the African continent! Save the date now and register by November 30, 2019 to get the early bird rate. 
Contact: Benedicta.nkwoh@trade.gov

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