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Trade Events

The U.S. Commercial organizes and supports conferences, seminars, and events to educate our clients and promote international trade. Our goal is to help local U.S. exporters sell globally. A sampling of our events includes:

  • Executive briefings in our office with one of our visiting Commercial Service Officers from around the world.
  • Educational export seminars and online webinars.
  • Matchmaking and export counseling services at international trade shows overseas and the U.S.

By organizing trade missions and educational seminars; providing matching or export counseling services at trade shows; and recruiting buyer delegations to U.S. trade shows, the U.S. Government helps U.S. exporters expand global sales at trade events.

Main Events

Sector Specific Events, Insights and Trade Leads

INFRASTRUCTURE LEADS:

WATER TREATMENT (PHILIPPINES) - Trade Lead from Bauer International Philippines Inc. (www.bauerphils.com.ph)

  • Description: Bauer International Philippines Inc. (www.bauerphils.com.ph) urgently needs suppliers of: 1) Ammonia Sensor and Analyzer; 2) SDI (Silt Density Index) Sensor and Analyzer; 3) THM (Trihalomethanes) Sensor and Analyzer; and 4) Residual Aluminum Sensor and Analyzer
  • Date: Bauer needs the instrument suppliers for a bid proposal for water treatment and wastewater treatment plants that is due on Friday, December 2.  
  • Point of Contact: Please contact Jasmine.Braswell@trade.gov, or Bebe.Montesines@trade.gov to express interest

GAS-TO-POWER (KENYA) - Kenya Lamu Gas-to-Power Project Feasibility Study: USTDA is providing a grant to Zarara Oil & Gas Limited (“Grantee”) to fund a feasibility study that will evaluate the technical, economic, environmental and other critical aspects of the proposed Lamu gas-to-power project in Kenya (Project).

  • Description: A U.S. contractor to complete the study will be competitively selected through the Federal Business Opportunities website. Zarara owns a 75 percent working interest in two onshore natural gas blocks in Lamu County, Kenya. Zarara plans to develop the gas and use it to generate electricity. The initial phase of the Project is expected to include the implementation of a 50-200 megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant on Pate Island. Subsequent phases of the Project are expected to entail additional gas-fired electricity generation capacity (up to a total of 1,000 MW) based on the volume of economically recoverable natural gas resources discovered in the blocks. The feasibility study will focus on the initial phase of the Project.
    Feasibility Study Request for Proposals:
  • Link for more Information: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=0ca9d274a4bc4d250ea694123ef5ab56&tab=core&_cview=0
  • Proposal Deadline: 10:00 AM (Kenya Standard Time), on December 23, 2016
  • Point of Contact: RFPQuestions@ustda.gov, or Jasmine.Braswell@trade.gov


Design & Construction:
EBRD - Green Cities Framework - Pre- & Post-Signing TC Support: Green Cities Action Plan - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD" , the "Bank") has launched the development of the Green Cities Initiative as a response to address multiple urban issues in a more systematic way in the Bank's countries of operation.

  • Framework Agreements for the Program: The EBRD intends to enter into Framework Agreements with up to 5 Consultants (the "Framework Consultants") to enable the Bank to call upon a shortlist of pre-qualified firms, from which it can quickly and efficiently obtain reliable services for Cities to develop and implement GCAPs.
  • Call to Action:  Interested firms should contact Jasmine.Braswell@trade.gov for the EBRD document to see full details.
  • Deadline: None Specified

Design & Construction: EBRD -  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Brcko Port - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD", the "Bank") is currently considering a sovereign loan of up to EUR 10 million to facilitate the rehabilitation and upgrade of facilities at the Port of Brcko (the "Port") operated by J.P.Luka (the "Company") and improvement of road and railway access to the Port (the "Project"). District of Brcko (the "Client"), one of three independent state entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will implement the Project.

  • Assignment Description: In order to facilitate the timely delivery of the Project a consultant (the "Consultant") is required to assist the Client with undertaking the Project related procurement activities in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) and provide support with the management and implementation of the contracts related to the Project (the "Assignment").
  • Call to Action:  Interested firms should contact Jasmine.Braswell@trade.gov for the EBRD document to see full details.
  • Deadline: None Specified

INFRASTRUCTURE INSIGHTS:

Energy (Latin America) – For your reading pleasure from IEEE’s Smart Grid Newsletter:  http://smartgrid.ieee.org/newsletters/november-2016/smart-grids-in-latin-america-current-stance-of-development-and-future-perspectives

Energy (Mexico) – National Hydrocarbons Commission’s Round Two Bidding Process: Tender CHN-R02-L01/2016 – 15 Shallow Water Blocks. To review the full report, please contact Jasmine.Braswell@trade.gov

Energy (Mexico) – National Hydrocarbons Commission’s Round Two Bidding Process: Tender CHN-R02-L04/2016 – 10 Deep Water Exploration Blocks. To review the full report, please contact Jasmine.Braswell@trade.gov

Energy (China) – Report on Chinese industries and Cities 2017: http://2016.export.gov/china/build/groups/public/@eg_cn/documents/webcontent/eg_cn_105813.pdf

Energy (Brazil) – Petrobras Seeks Valve Maintenance Service Companies: https://www.export.gov/article?id=Trade-Lead-Petrobras-Seeks-Valve-Maintenance-Service-Companies

INFRASTRUCTURE EVENTS/SHOWS:

OPPORTUNITIES IN TAIWAN’S RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET WEBINAR

Date: December 7, 2016, 6AM (Pacific Time)

Location: Online (at your computer; log on instructions will be given when you register)

Description: The U.S. Department of Commerce will share information about market opportunities resulting from Taiwan’s plan to expand renewables capacity. Speakers will include Sarah Fox of the American Institute in Taiwan, Brian Aiello, Executive Vice President at Virginia Energy Exchange; and Reg Macdonald, Managing Partner at Radiant Capital.

Point of Contact: To register send Matthew Quigley an email at matthew.quigley@trade.gov

WORLD OCEAN SUMMIT 2017

Date: December 7, 2016, 6AM (Pacific Time)

Location: Bali, Indonesia

Description: The fourth World Ocean Summit will be held in Bali, Indonesia, on February 22nd-24th 2017 and will bring a critical eye to the vital issue of how to finance a sustainable ocean economy. Our aim is ambitious: to mobilize a new discussion on how capital and the private sector can drive scalable, sustainable investment in the ocean.

More info or to Register: http://www.economist.com/events-conferences/asia/ocean-summit-2017

Point of Contact:  For information CS services that will be offered at the show please contact Yulie.Tanuwidjaja@trade.gov

TEIPEI BUILDING SHOW

Date: December 15-18, 2016

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Description: Taipei Building Show is focusing on the theme of eco-friendly and green building. The show will take place at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 and Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 every December, with a total of more than 2,000 booths. The exhibition is divided into specialized exhibiting areas: “Miscellaneous Building Materials”, “Green Buildings Materials”, “Ceramic Bathroom Equipment”, “Lighting & Lamps”, “Intelligent Building”, “Tiles & Decorative Building Materials”, “Lightening & Lamps” and “Furniture. The show features a professional architecture forum and invites experts in the industrial, governmental, academic, and research fields to deliver in-depth speeches, making the forum the most important event in Taiwan’s building and architecture area.

More Info, or to Register: http://www.taipeibex.com.tw/2016/en_US/

SMART TECH OPPORTUNITIES IN GREATER CHINA WEBINAR

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 12:30pm EST/11:30am CST

Location: Online (at your computer; log on instructions will be given when you register)

Description: Increasing urbanization in Greater China (China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan) is driving demand for Smart City technologies to cope with rising population density and the need for transportation solutions, energy efficient building designs and retrofit technologies, and the technology-enabled financial services that are vital for economic growth. Join our teams from the American Institute in Taiwan and the U.S. Consulates General in Hong Kong and Guangzhou to learn about the emerging opportunities for U.S. exporters in these sectors due to an expected market value of nearly $5 billion by 2023. Additionally learn about the coming Smart Tech Business Development Mission to Greater China and the ways in which the U.S. Commercial Service can help you grow in the market.
Webinar Registration:
https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=7Q6P   
More Info:
https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/TM/7R0R

PGI 2016: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Date: December 13-15, 2016

Location: PowerGen International; Orlando, Florida

Description:. Are you attending PGI? If so, the U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with PennWell, is pleased to offer complimentary international programs to U.S. exhibitors and attendees at Power-Gen International 2016. We are offering business-to-business matchmaking meetings, export counseling meetings, and two market briefings and procurement seminars highlighting the power generation markets in Iraq and Sub-Saharan African. All of these programs are complimentary to exhibitors and attendees at PGI. See below for an overview of each program:

Export Counseling Meetings with Power Generation Specialists from 26 Countries at PGI 2016
Business-to-Business (B2B) Meetings with U.S. Embassy and Consulate-led Delegation Members from 13 Countries
Procurement Seminars and Market Briefings; “Uncovering New Commercial Opportunities in Africa”, and “New Developments and Opportunities in Iraq’s Power Generation Market”

Webinar Registration: http://2016.export.gov/industry/energy/teamevents/
Point of Contact: Jason.Sproule@trade.gov, Ashley.Wilson@trade.gov, George.Litman@trade.gov

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