Environmental Technologies Global Team August 2021 Newsletter

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August Updates for U.S. Exporters

We hope your summer is going well before the busy Fall season kicks back into gear. As you plan your schedule for the remainder of the year, we are spotlighting a few events to promote U.S. environmental technologies opportunities in the UK, Chile, Singapore, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and more.  We are also sharing several new trade leads seeking U.S. suppliers of specific goods and services in our Trade Leads Section. Please visit our Industry Webpage for the latest updates and information, and we encourage you to reach out to a trade specialist at your local U.S. Export Assistance Center to discuss your export objectives.  If you need assistance locating your local point of contact, please email Ryan.Russell@trade.gov for assistance. 

Featured Events

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Winning the Race to Zero: Journey to COP26

Connect with Business, Government Leaders Driving Climate Change Solutions.

This two-day hybrid in-person/livestream event brings together key government and business leaders from the United States, UK, and Europe, to highlight real-world technology-driven solutions to tackle the climate change crisis. Clients can register for the virtual or the in-person options and learn more details at the links below.  This event is appropriate for companies offering environmental technologies and climate change solutions.

Virtual Participant Registration

In-Person Participant Registration

DATES: September 22-23, 2021 in London, UK and via Livestream 

CONTACT:  Erin Butler, Shannon Fraser, or Kristina Schaferova


eDigital Business Solutions for Exporting

Join this monthly series with our eCommerce Innovation Lab

Real Time Video Connections to Increase Export Sales and Support Your Customers.
Learn how to utilize virtual reality and real time video to connect with representatives and customers for sales discussions, support, post-sales service, installation and training.

DATE: August 26, 2021 (new date)
TIME: 2:00-3:00PM ET

There is no fee to attend.

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Upcoming Events and Announcements

Virtual Connections: Chile

Virtual Connections: Chile
Exporting U.S. Agribusiness and Water Technology Solutions

Join this unique B2B matchmaking program designed to introduce U.S. agribusiness and water technology companies to business opportunities in Chile. Eligible U.S. companies are water solution providers and companies involved in irrigation, water conservation, filtration, purification, de-salination, software, sensors, localized energy sources to run irrigation, and related sectors. This two-part program is designed to give you the information and introductions to decision makers and buyers to start doing business in the region.

Introduction Session: Get ready to do business in Chile
This session will provide market overviews on water solution and irrigation opportunities for U.S. firms in Chile.

DATE: August 10, 2021 @ 12pm ET
REGISTRATION LINK - deadline August 9, 2021
COST: $25

Virtual Introductions: Connect with buying opportunities in the global marketplace

Companies can sign up for curated matchmaking sessions to meet buyers and government officials. The link to apply for virtual introductions will be sent out immediately following the information session. The application is free, and companies will be vetted for market suitability. Interested companies must apply by August 12, 2021.

Matchmaking participation fee:
Small companies $75
Medium companies $175
Large companies $225

CONTACT: Catherine Muth, Laurie Kelleher

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The U.S. Commercial Service is working with the show organizer to support U.S. exhibitors at WEFTEC, recognized as the largest annual water and wastewater exhibition and conference in the world.  The event will take place in Chicago, IL from October 16-20, 2021.  For details on the show and for registration, please visit: www.weftec.org. For information on the U.S. Commercial Service support for the show, please contact ryan.russell@trade.gov

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U.S. Corporate Speakers Sought for Virtual Climate Change Conclave in India
August 26-27, 2021

The U.S. Commercial Service India is looking for a few speakers for an Annual Environment and Energy Conclave organized by a leading Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata. The theme of this year is ‘Journey Towards Net Zero: At The Threshold of COP26’.  Companies whose product/service portfolio are in climate resilience, clean technologies, renewable energy, clean coal, natural gas, methane capture and storage, carbon capture and sequestration, green entrepreneurship and carbon credit are welcome to participate. 

Additional details about this year’s and past events is available here

CONTACT: Arup Mitra (to facilitate an introduction with the organizers)

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Singapore - Water Convention 2022 Call for Papers is Now Open

This is a call for papers from Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB, to present at the Water Convention 2022, a flagship event of the 10th Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), to be held from April 17-21, 2022. Water research institutions, water companies and water associations are encouraged to participate.

The deadline for submission is September 3, 2021. For more information, please visit the website - Water Convention 2022 Call for Papers

CONTACT:  Sherry Ng

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2nd ADB e-Marketplace for Water-Secure and Resilient Asia and the Pacific
October 18-26, 2021

The 2nd ADB e-Marketplace aims to raise participants’ awareness on innovative products, services, and tools for smart water management and promote the uptake of technology for water among Asian Development Bank (ADB) developing member countries. The e-Marketplaces will present selected innovative projects, tools, and publications developed and supported by ADB and its partners.

Learn more about this program here and here. The deadline to submit Expressions of Interest is September 8, 2021

CONTACT:  Michael Mia or ADB

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Cairo Water Week

“Water, Population and Global Change: Challenges and Opportunities”

This year the focus will be on the impact of overpopulation on the management of transboundary rivers and climate change. Five related sub-themes will be addressed through plenary and technical sessions that will be organized by reputed international and regional organizations.

DATES: October 24-28, 2021
CONTACT: Khaled Elzoughbi

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 Middle East & North Africa
March 6 - 8, 2022

Trade Winds, the largest U.S. government-led trade mission and business development forum, will be held in Dubai during the World Expo. Additional stops will be held in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Israel.  

Organized by ITA, the Trade Winds is designed to help you achieve growth and exposure in specific markets or regions around the world. This event features meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from over 20 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. There are plenty of networking opportunities, with two receptions, and a sponsor exhibition as well.

U.S. exporting companies can customize their experience with optional business-to-business matchmaking meetings with pre-screened buyers, agents, distributors or joint-venture partners in the host country as well as additional mission stop markets. The average Trade Winds Forum attracts over 300 attendees and is the main gathering for all registered individuals.

Sponsorship opportunities also available.

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Trade Leads and Tenders

Location: Bahrain
Kingdom of Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Environment seeking the Design, Supply, Commissioning and Operation of Two Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations. Point of contact is helpdesk@tenderboard.gov.bh
Due Date: 08/11/2021
Contact: Ryan Flory and Hadeel Hassan

Location: Bahrain
SECON tender for the supply and operation of six small mobile stations for monitoring ambient air quality
Due Date: 8/11/21
Contact: Sabah Hersey

Location: Israel
Ralco Group is developing the first Waste-to-Fuel facility in Israel, that will convert post sorted Municipal Solid Waste into clean fuels (hydrogen, clean diesel, SAF, etc.) employing clean gasification technology. The project is at advanced development stage, having obtained relevant government approvals, secured the project site, and signed preliminary feedstock and off-taker agreements.
Seeking: (1) U.S. gasifier technology providers / GTL / Fisher Tropsch providers, preferably with SAF expertise; (2) U.S. Design, Engineering, or EPC companies with Waste-to-Fuel experience.
Contact: Naama Altman

Location: Togo
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Development is seeking a supplier for 50 solar water pumps for use at agricultural locations around the country.  This link provides details on how to obtain the tender documents and bidding requirements. The site is in French but can be translated, or contact Sam Weber for assistance or questions. 
Deadline: 8/13/21
Contact: Samuel Weber

Resources and Export Links

Environmental Technologies Industry Page

Exporting Basics Videos

STEP Funds (Grant available to U.S. SMEs looking to Export Internationally) via Small Business Administration

Environmental Technologies Top Markets Report

Country Commercial Guides cover 125 international markets by the U.S. Commercial Service

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