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**ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR OUR EXPORT PROMOTION PROGRAMS HAS CLOSED. PLEASE VISIT US AT THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CENTER, ROOMS 33B-C OF THE SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER DURING DISTRIBUTECH 2017.**

DistribuTECH 2017, supported by the International Buyer Program (IBP), is the utility industry's leading annual transmission and distribution conference and exhibition covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment, communication technology, water utility technology and much more.

The U.S. Commercial Service is currently recruiting delegations from several countries and will organize programs at DistribuTECH 2017 to help U.S. companies export their products and services to these markets.

PROCUREMENT & NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

There will be several opportunities to meet delegation members and also hear from decision makers and regulators in countries such as Brazil, Albania, India, the Philippines.  For a schedule of our “meet and greets”, procurement seminars, and other opportunities, click here.

ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS WITH INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS

Our “Showtime” program offers you a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with U.S. Department of Commerce Energy IT/Smart Grid industry specialists from our overseas U.S. Embassies and Consulates. You will be briefed on individual market opportunities related to the energy IT sector as well as market potential for your products & services. Show Time appointments will be available at your booth or in the International Business Center (IBC), Rooms 33 B – C of the San Diego Convention Center, from January 31 - February 1, 2017.

Specialists representing the following countries are tentatively scheduled to participate at the DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition:

*Albania

*India

*Brazil

*Mexico

*Canada

*Nigeria

*France

*Philippines

*Germany

*Saudi Arabia

*Iceland

*Turkey

Additionally, the following U.S. Government export promotion counterparts will also be available to meet with you:

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can help your company connect with a lender to safely structure your export financing in a way that gives your firm an added edge.  SBA programs also help US exporters get loans for their working capital and other business needs. 

Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) will be at DistribuTECH to meet with U.S. companies interested in discussing Export Credit Insurance, Working Capital Guarantees, Direct Loans, and Loan Guarantees. 

ITA Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI) Global Smart Grid Analyst can help your company connect with the latest market intelligence research on the global electricity sector and outlook for U.S. export opportunities.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA) links U.S. businesses to export opportunities in emerging economies by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

ITA Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. Government resources and authority in order to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for specific international public contracts and other U.S. export opportunities.

If you have any questions, contact Cathy Gibbons at Cathy.Gibbons@trade.gov, tel: 914-682-6712 or Shannon Fraser at Shannon.Fraser@trade.gov, tel: 408-335-8979.

**Please register for One-on-One Meetings using the form below.

**ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR OUR EXPORT PROMOTION PROGRAMS HAS CLOSED. PLEASE VISIT US AT THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CENTER, ROOMS 33B-C OF THE SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER DURING DISTRIBUTECH 2017.**

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