Water Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines Detailed Event Information For Water Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines
Water Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines -- Building Products, Construction Eq., Environmental Technologies, Industrial Chemicals, Management Consulting Services, Pollution Control Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Water Resources Eq./Services
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Location/Date: Singapore, Singapore 07/14/2016 - 07/22/2016
Event Summary:
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is organizing an Executive-led Water Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines July 14 – 22, 2016.

Southeast Asia offers one of the world's largest and most dynamic markets for American exporters. The 10 member states comprising the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam) represent a market of 620 million people that received over $78 billion of merchandise exports from the United States in 2014. Collectively, these member states have a GDP of $2.4 trillion. ASEAN's total merchandise trade has skyrocketed, rising from around $400 billion a year in 1993 to $2.5 trillion in 2014. Southeast Asia is also home to one of the highest populated regions in the world, and the unprecedented pace and scale of economic development in the region has led to unprecedented demand for resources such as water. However, governments in the region recognize that inadequate infrastructure and poor system maintenance has led many countries to struggle to provide basic or adequate access to water. Water infrastructure is at the forefront of many government initiatives and spending in the region and this mission will serve to help U.S. firms take advantage of the many potential market opportunities in the water infrastructure sector and help improve the current critical conditions in the region.

The purpose of this mission is to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to Southeast Asia's water infrastructure markets and to assist U.S. companies to find business partners and export their products and services to the region. The mission is intended to include representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with members that provide water infrastructure-related materials, products, services, and technology. The trade mission will visit three of Southeast Asia's most dynamic markets and will help participants gain first-hand market knowledge and establish business contacts with senior decision makers. This mission also seeks to advocate the implementation of internationally recognized codes and standards for the water sector. Codes and standards are how a country commits to a national plan for the development of its infrastructure to which manufacturers, labor, regulatory and trade enforcement officials can look to and respond. They are an important part of a long-term approach for countries seeking to develop their infrastructure and economies.

Participants will be introduced to international agents, distributors and end-users whose capabilities are targeted to each U.S. participant's needs. Mission participants will also be briefed by key local industry leaders who can advise on local market conditions and opportunities. Mission participants will also get the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Commercial Service water industry specialists from country markets throughout Asia. The industry specialists will be on-hand to discuss market trends and opportunities in their respective markets. The mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributers and joint venture partners; meetings with state and local government officials (except in the Philippines) and industry leaders; and networking events. Participating firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to the Southeast Asia region.


Contacts:
Devin Rambo, ODG-Special Assignments
Commercial Officer
Phone: +1 202 482 3332
Devin.Rambo@trade.gov
Cecile Santos, Manila - ADB
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 632-3012000; 632 3014142; 0917 884 6112
Cecile.Santos@trade.gov
Tipten Troidl, Kuala Lumpur
Commercial Officer
Phone: 60-3-2168-5139
Tipten.Troidl@trade.gov
Gemal Brangman, Trade Event Programs
Supervisory International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-3773
Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov
Elizabeth Shieh, Guangzhou
Principal Commercial Officer
Phone: 86-20-3814-5564
Elizabeth.Shieh@trade.gov
Robert McEntire, Trade Event Programs
Manager
Phone: 202-482-5226
Robert.McEntire@trade.gov
Ryan Hollowell, Ho Chi Minh City
Commercial Officer
Phone: +84-28-3520-4680
Ryan.Hollowell@trade.gov

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