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Event Highlights

China Wastewater Treatment Trade Mission

From June 12-16th, 2017, U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary Alan Turley led 7 U.S. wastewater treatment companies on a three-stop mission to China.  The first stop in Beijing began with market briefing by the AmCham manufacturing subcommittee chair and U.S. Embassy team.  The first meeting was with SINOPEC, one of the biggest State Owned Enterprises (SOE) in China. Mission participants introduced themselves to more than two dozen officials from SINOPEC and its various subsidiaries.  

Later China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection hosted a half-day seminar where the trade mission members gave a 15-minute presentation to around 80 Chinese environmental companies, local environmental protection bureaus and research institutes.  The following day the delegation gave similar presentations to 60 Chinese companies at half-day workshop organized by the China Association of Environmental Protection, China’s biggest environmental industry association. Before departing to the next stop in Nanjing, the delegation met with the Beijing Drainage Group, China's largest operator of drain water treatment systems and an important customer of several of the firms on the mission. 

In Nanjing, mission participants had over 40 one-on-one meetings with pre-selected potential buyers and then went on a site visit to water treatment facility.  Companies also received a briefing and reception hosted by the provincial Environmental Protection Bureau. 

During the final leg of the mission in the southern city of Guangzhou, companies participated in a Wastewater Treatment Roundtable Dialogue in Guangzhou, and then a roundtable discussion with end-users in the neighboring city of Shunde.  Some of the members whose focus was on agricultural waste were invited to participate in southern China’s annual Pig Industry Expo, where they introduced their products to a delegation of 15 executives from the top tier pork producers in south China.

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Peru Water Trade Mission

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the U.S. Commercial Service led a delegation of 13 water companies to Peru May 21-24.  The companies visited various water-related public facilities and sites in Lima and Arequipa to survey infrastructure and management opportunities and to introduce new technology to strengthen Peru’s water treatment and distribution infrastructure.

The delegation of water companies met with officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Housing, Construction, and Sanitation, ProInversión, and the National Water Authority, among others, to discuss public-private partnership opportunities in the water and sanitation sector. The delegation also met with local Peruvian companies to explore business collaborations for long-term infrastructure needs in the water sector. Of interest are projects in wastewater treatment in rural and urban areas, increasing potable water supplies to 100 percent of the Peruvian population, and addressing the damage wrought by the recent natural disasters.

The mission included U.S. Commercial Service-organized business-to-business meetings between the delegation and local Peruvian private sector contacts in Lima. Over 50 one-on-one meetings were arranged.

The mission ended with a trip to Arequipa where the delegation met local businesspeople and public figures. A tour of Peruvian utility Sedapar was organized, as well as presentations by the U.S. companies to the local officials and private sector attendees. The Arequipa Chamber of Commerce assisted the Commercial Service on this last stop.

Water Online’s Article About the Peru Mission


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