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GLOBE 2020 | Vancouver Convention Centre West

FEB 10 | GLOBE Exchange

FEB 10-13 | GLOBE Forum

FEB 11-12 | Innovation Showcase

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 time for acting on opportunities in the clean economy is now. Trillions of dollars are on the table. This is your chance to shape the economy of tomorrow.

GLOBE Exchange: For the first time ever, GLOBE is dedicating a full day to business-to-business (B2B) networking and transactions focused on cleantech. Taking place on February 10, 2020, GLOBE Exchange will connect capital and market opportunities with innovation to accelerate the transition to the clean economy.

GLOBE Forum: GLOBE Forum is our flagship business summit, featuring world-renowned thought leaders, innovators and sustainability experts. The GLOBE community is at the forefront of economic transformation: we generate ideas, make deals and take bold steps that transform our economy and change the world for the better.​ Every session, activity, networking break and exhibit will be focused on creating a big impact — for your business, for the economy and for the planet.

Innovation Showcase: GLOBE’s Innovation Showcase is the place to experience cutting-edge technology and find your own path through the clean economy. The latest and greatest in cleantech will be front and centre at GLOBE 2020. In the Hall of Technology, you will get a chance to touch and feel the newest innovations in sustainability. Our Hall of Discovery will give you the opportunity to meet leaders from Canada and around the world, featuring corporate vanguards in five thematic clusters: Bioeconomy/Circular Economy, Mobility, Smart Cities, Carbon Productivity, and Oceans & Plastic.

Meet your people. Grow your business. Change the world. Register here: globeseries.com/forum/register


Matchmaking Opportunities in the Chemical Sector in Brazil – Sao Paulo – March 9-10th, 2020

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


WasteExpo – May 4-7th, 2020 – New Orleans

The U.S. Commercial Service is excited to announce that we will once again partner 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 2020 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. It brings together 14,000 participants, including 600+ exhibitors, and offers 60+ educational sessions. Participants attend from over 100 countries.  Over the past 50 years, it’s helped usher in more significant innovations in the industry than any other event. 

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.gov; Jorge.Arce@trade.gov; James.Aardappel@trade.gov; or Ryan.Russell@trade.gov with any questions.  

For companies interested in exhibiting or attending WasteExpo, please visit: https://www.wasteexpo.com/en/register.html.


IFAT – May 5-9th, 2020 – Munich, Germany

 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.  

CS Germany’s Doris Groot at doris.groot@trade.gov or the show organizer contact, Karen Vogelsang at kvogelsang@tssworldwide.com.


Singapore International Water Week – July 5-9th, 2020

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 U.S. Pavilion 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. 

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

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