Environmental Technologies Export Opportunities


U.S. Maritime Technology Export Initiative

ITA is supporting a number of trade promotion activities through the U.S. Maritime Technology Export Initiative as part of a three-year Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award with The Maritime Alliance (2017-2019). 2018 activities include exhibiting at Oceanology International in London, with an optional trade mission to Paris, Rome, Marseille, Canary Islands, and Lisbon following Oceanology International. Each trade event will include B2B matchmaking and other export promotion services organized by ITA and The Maritime Alliance (TMA).

Selected companies will benefit from significantly reduced rates for the cost of exhibiting thanks to funding support from the International Trade Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, through the Market Development Cooperator Program.

Location: Various, includes shows in London and a trade mission across Southern Europe
: March 13-23, 2018

Participant Qualifications:

Relevant sectors include: Aquaculture and Fishing, Biomedicine, Boat and Shipbuilding, Cables and Connectors, Defense and Security, Desalination and Water Treatment, Marine Recreation, Marine Transportation, Ocean Energy and Minerals (specifically offshore oil and gas and renewables), Ocean Instrumentation, Ocean Science and Observation, Port Infrastructure and Services, Robotics and Submarines, Telecommunications, Very Large Floating Platforms, and Weather and Climate Science.

Small to medium-sized U.S. companies: typically $2MM revenue and 20 people or below with limited trade show experience.


Victoria Yue, International Trade Specialist
Office of Energy and Environmental Industries
International Trade Administration
Ph: 202-482-3492


U.S. Environmental Roadshow in East China Region – March 2018

Shaoxing and Jiaxing are two vigorous cities well-known for their textile industry. Now they are facing the challenge of curb their water pollution and upgrade their productivity.  An industry waste water treatment seminar is scheduled to hosted in the two cities. The workshop aims at end user and local engineering companies.   Site visit and one on one matchmaking will be arranged upon requests.

For more info, please contact: 

U.S. Commercial Service – Shanghai


Catalog Opportunity for Water Management and Irrigation Technology Firms at FOR GARDEN Czech Home and Garden Show

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Date: March 22-25, 2018

Description: The U.S. Commerce Department is pleased to offer an opportunity to promote U.S. water management (rainwater preservation, etc.) and irrigation technologies in the Czech Republic at the seminar collocated with FOR GARDEN Prague fair. U.S. companies will receive an introduction of their products/services to Czech buyers, a feature during the seminar, promotion through the U.S. Commercial Service Czech Republic web pages and social media, and a report of all participating attendees. The fair attracts 35,000 visitors each year. 

Contact: Bobby Hines (Bobby.Hines@trade.gov) or Veronika Novakova (veronika.novakova@trade.gov


Networking with the USA (NUSA) B2B Matchmaking Day – Lagos, Nigeria -- March 28, 2018

§ Featuring all-day B2B meetings for U.S. & vetted Nigerian companies

§ Meet Commercial Specialists from partner posts such as Benin, Cameroun, Gabon, etc.

§ U.S. companies may opt for a Single Company Promotion or Gold Key Matchmaking Service

For more information and questions, please contact:

Ms. Ngozi Nkowh
Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service – Nigeria


Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: April 16-17, 2018

Description: The Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference, now in its 31st year, attracts a nationwide group of about 300 American executives who operate throughout the Asia/Pacific region. The conference provides a unique mixture of over 50 leading academic, business and government experts to advise a diverse audience of American firms on how to become more competitive in the dynamic Asia/Pacific marketplace, including private one-on-one appointments with senior commercial officers from American embassies and consulates in 18 economies. U.S. Commercial Service clients can receive a special registration discount by entering a code you can get from your CS trade specialist.

Contact: Jason Sproule (jason.sproule@trade.gov) or Erica Ramirez (erica.ramirez@trade.gov)


WasteExpo -- Las Vegas, NV; April 24-27, 2018

: This is an International Buyer Program (IBP) Show and will feature significant support from the Global Environmental Technologies Team. WasteExpo is the largest tradeshow in North America serving the $85 billion solid waste and recycling markets.  The WasteExpo conference program runs from April 23-27, 2018 and the exhibition is open from April 24-27, 2018.  The event serves the entire waste and recycling industries – private sector, public sector and waste management professionals from all industries.  WasteExpo combines industry education with an exhibition that highlights industry products and services for buyers from around the world.  

Contact: Aron.Davidson@trade.gov or Monica.McFarlane@trade.gov


U.S. Pavilion at IE Expo – Shanghai, China; May 3-5, 2018

A series of customer oriented events will be arranged to facilitate U.S. firms to meet their clients and establish and develop their network in China’s environmental sector.

For more info, please contact:

U.S. Commercial Service – Shanghai


U.S. Pavilion at IFAT 2018 -- Messe, Germany; May 14-18, 2018

Description: Leading trade fair for Water, Sewage, and Raw Materials Management. We hope you join us at the U.S. Pavilion. 



U.S. Pavilion at Singapore International Water Week -- July 8-12, 2018

Description: The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions. The biennial event gathers stakeholders from the global water industry to share best practices, showcase the latest technologies and tap business opportunities. We hope to see you at the U.S. Pavilion (details coming soon).  

Contact: Sherry.Ng@trade.gov
U.S. Commercial Service – Singapore


Opportunity: Environmental Technology Business Development Trip to South Korea 

Location: South Korea
Fall 2018
Will recruit a small delegation of U.S. companies in the environmental sectors that include air, water, and waste & recycling solutions.

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