Environmental Technologies Global Team Newsletter - January 2020


Environmental Technologies Global Team Newsletter - January 2020

Featured Event: WasteExpo


The U.S. Commercial Service is excited to announce that we are partnering again with WasteExpo to connect participating U.S. companies with international buyers and to provide market counseling from our visiting U.S. Commercial Specialists from markets around the world. WasteExpo will take place May 4-7, 2020 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.  

WasteExpo is North America’s largest tradeshow and conference for the waste, recycling, and organics industry. You will join 14,500 participants (from more than 100 countries), 600+ exhibitors, and enjoy 60+ educational sessions, an international reception and more. Over the past 50 years, it has helped usher in more significant innovations in the industry than any other event.

Please visit www.wasteexpo.com to register today. Attendees receive a generous discount on the conference program with special promo code H4.

We will soon open registration for U.S. companies participating in WasteExpo to request business-to-business matchmaking and Showtime counseling programs.  In the meantime, please contact Monica.Mcfarlane@trade.govJorge.Arce@trade.govJames.Aardappel@trade.gov; or Ryan.Russell@trade.gov with any questions.  

GLOBE 2020

GLOBE Exchange - Deadline Extended to Jan. 17

The U.S. Commercial Service is partnering with the GLOBE Forum to support the 2020 show and will have a presence at the show to support participating U.S. companies.  Through this partnership, we want to highlight the unique opportunity presented by GLOBE Exchange, a transactional event for investors, cleantech innovators, government representatives and corporate leaders to make new strategic connections, take in the latest industry insights, enhance deal flow and meet top talent. GLOBE Exchange has an earlier deadline because we're creating a customized matchmaking experience for each registrant.

The registration deadline for the other elements of the program (GLOBE Forum and the Innovation Showcase) is Feb. 10.

International registrants attending the Exchange (at a discounted rate of only $495) will benefit from:

  • A curated matchmaking experience with up to eight stakeholders
  • Workshops with business leaders
  • Coaching customized to suit your business through Expert Connect
  • Top notch recruiting opportunities through Talent Connect
  • Investor presentations
  • A networking lunch

Register Today Before It's Too Late!: https://www.globeseries.com/forum/register/ 

Singapore International Water Week


The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the world’s premier platform to connect the water industry for innovative solutions and sustainable urban water management. The biennial event gathers stakeholders from the global water industry to share best practices, showcase latest technologies and tap business opportunities. Highlights include Water Leaders Summit, a by-invite intimate gathering of global water leaders, Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize which honors outstanding contributions by individuals or organisations towards solving the world’s water challenges, Water Convention, a technical conference for water practitioners to share professional insights and applied solutions, Water Expo @ City Solutions Singapore, the most comprehensive water and environment trade exhibition in the region, and Business Forums, which feature market opportunities in key markets. SIWW 2020 will be held in conjunction with World Cities Summit and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore from at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

SIWW 2020 has partnered with the U.S. Commercial Service and is offering a USA Pavilion ( https://www.b-for.com/archives/events/singapore-international-water-week) organized by B-FOR to highlight participating U.S. companies and technologies.  We hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to enter or expand in this dynamic part of the world. 

Dates:  July 5-9, 2020
Location: Singapore Sands Expo and Convention Center
For more information: Please contact Kim Lorei (klorei@b-for.com; 540.373.9935 x215) or Sherry Ng (Sherry.ng@trade.gov)

Matchmaking Opportunities in the Chemical Sector in Brazil

The U.S. Commercial Service in Brazil is offering our Gold Key Matchmaking Service (GKS) in the Chemical sector in Sao Paulo during the biennial Brazilian Congress of Chemicals and Petrochemicals Distributors EBDQUIM (March 9-10), attended by Brazil's largest chemical distributors. 

in 2018, Brazil imported a record 42.5 million tons of chemicals at a cost of $43.3 billion, a 18.7% increase from 2017. Only $8.1 billion - 16.4% of these imports were from the United States. U.S. exporters have a great opportunity to take market share from international competitors.

The chemical sector is the 3rd largest industry in Brazil, representing 10.8% of industrial GDP, only behind processed food & beverages (22%), and petrochemicals (15.7%).

Chemical GKS 2020 event schedule

Sunday, March 8 - Country Briefing
Monday, March 9 - One-on-One meetings (9AM - 5PM)
Tuesday, March 10 - One-on-One meetings (9AM - 5PM)
Wednesday, March 11 - Follow-up meetings per your schedule

Costs: Per USCS User Fee schedule; Interpreter - $250 per day; Driver - $200 per day.

Contact: Mindi.Hertzog@trade.gov

Market Development Cooperator Program 2020 Competition

In mid-February 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration intends to publish a notice inviting the submission of applications for the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) 2020 competition. Through MDCP awards, ITA provides technical and financial assistance to trade associations and other non-profits for projects that increase the global competitiveness of a U.S. industry. To be selected for funding, an applicant should propose a project in line with ITA priorities to address and remove trade barriers, especially barriers to the China market. Proposals for MDCP 2020 funding are due April 13, 2020.

To learn more:

  1. Visit ITA’s MDCP website, which provides additional information on eligibility and examples of past projects.
  2. Join an informational conference call. Organizations interested in applying for MDCP financial awards should plan to participate in one or more upcoming conference calls to discuss program parameters.

Trade Leads and Tenders

Location: Tunisia
Opportunity: Tunisian company AMAL specializes in Environmental Services, Solid Control, Industrial and Petroleum Waste Management, Sites Depollution and CPF cleaning services. The company is expanding its activity in North Africa ( a subsidiary in Algeria, a future subsidiary in Libya, spot projects in Mauritania) and is looking for US partners with the know-how and expertise in industrial waste management. This could be an interesting opportunity for US companies which want to participate in tenders in the region with the assistance of a local company expert in the field.
Contact: Ms. Maha Ben Slimene at BenSlimeneM@state.gov

Location: Mozambique
Opportunity: eleQtra is working on flood control and water (river) management in connection with construction of a hydropower plant in Mozambique. They are seeking US suppliers in the form of financial investors, equipment suppliers, and/or civil contractors. The Pavua Project entails the development of a reservoir and hydropower plant on the Pungwe River in Sofala Province. The Project will be engineered not only for power generation, but also for downstream regulation of the river (to alleviate flooding, ensure minimum flow to guarantee sufficient water for the city of Beira, and increase the overall climate resiliency in the region). It is anticipated that the project will comprise a 130m high dam and have an installed capacity of up to 168MWp (two-unit powerhouse of 2x 80 MWp with a third, smaller ecological flow turbine rated at 8 MWp to capture energy from required ecological flows when the main turbine units are not operational). eleQtra is particularly interested in finding a Water Developer and investor to assist with the implementation of the water regulation component of the project.
Contact: Lauren.Thomas@eleQtra.com 

Location: Israel
Opportunity: EMS Mekorot (a subsidiary of Mekorot, Israel’s state-owned water company) is looking for:

  • Suppliers of On-Site Hypochlorite Generation Systems operated by electrolyzing a brine solution (both for direct procurement + to serve as representative of relevant U.S. suppliers in the Israeli market).
  • Suppliers and operators of UAV’s for joint R&D, in view of employing UAV's for cloud seeding and rain enhancement activity. Some UAV companies are already conducting pilot studies in this field.

Contact: Mr. Boaz Kiper at bkiper@MEKOROT.CO.IL, Ms. Naama Altman at Naama.Altman@trade.gov                                  

Upcoming Domestic and International Trade Events

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: GLOBE 2020 
Description: GLOBE Series is the largest and longest-running sustainable business summit and innovation showcase in North America. Since 1990, 170,000 people from 97 countries have come to GLOBE to learn from industry leaders, marvel at cutting-edge technology and form long-lasting partnerships. In 2020, we’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of this event and our amazing community — that’s 30 years of big deals, big ideas and big impact! Given the urgency of the global climate crisis, GLOBE 2020 will have a laser focus on impact, action and outcomes. Offering stellar growth and networking opportunities to thousands of corporate, government and young leaders, GLOBE 2020 is the business summit with global impact. The series will be composed of three parts, the GLOBE Exchange, the GLOBE Forum, and an Innovation Showcase.
Dates: February 10-13, 2020
Location: Vancouver Convention Center West
adam.deroos@globeseries.com, Sarah.Fox@trade.govBob.Deane@trade.gov, or Ryan.Russell@trade.gov

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

Event: WWETT Show - Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment, and Transport
Date: February 17-20, 2020
Location:Indianapolis, IN
Description:The WWETT Show is the world's largest annual trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals. The event offers an unmatched educational program, a full slate of live demos, an array of networking opportunities, and an extensive expo floor where buyers and sellers come together to see and experience the latest product innovations and technology.
Contact: Douglas Lugo at Douglas.Lugo@informa.com

Event: USA Fair 2020
March 31 - April 2, 2020
Lagos, Nigeria
The USA Fair is a 3 day conference and exhibition which covers multiple sectors and provides an avenue for US companies to showcase their services/value propositions to a large Nigerian audience. At the maiden edition which held in May 2019, we had 33 US exhibitors and over 5,000 Nigerian attendees, with representation from key government and private sector stakeholders. Exhibition cost only is $2,000 which includes 3m x 3m booth, 1m diameter display table, 2 regular chairs, power outlet, a trash can, a light bulb, booth fascia board branding, invitation to networking reception, tea/coffee breaks, pre-event meet-and-greet with other exhibitors. Additional items and services, such as B2B meetings, product presentations, magazine racks, booth branding, and other related requests are available on-demand. 

Event: WasteExpo 2020
Date: May 4-7, 2020
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
Description: WasteExpo is North America’s largest tradeshow and conference for the waste, recycling, and organics industry. It brings together 14,000 participants, including 600+ exhibitors, and offers 60+ educational sessions. Over the past 50 years, it’s helped usher in more significant innovations in the industry than any other event. The U.S. Commercial Service has partnered with the WasteExpo organizers and will be providing B2B Matchmaking and B2G counseling services as well as numerous networking opportunities. 
Contact: Monica.Mcfarlane@trade.gov; Jorge.Arce@trade.gov; or James.Aardappel@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.

Event: Singapore International Water Week
Date: July 5-9, 2020
Location: Singapore
Description: The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the world’s premier platform to connect the water industry for innovative solutions and sustainable urban water management. The biennial event gathers stakeholders from the global water industry to share best practices, showcase latest technologies and tap business opportunities. SIWW 2020 will be held in conjunction with World Cities Summit and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore 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: WEFTEC 2020
October 3-7, 2020 
New Orleans, LA
WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference, 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.

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