TradePosts Issue: February 23 2016 Issue

VISAKHAPATNAM, India
- Today, Director Leocadia I. Zak of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), concluded a grant agreement in the presence of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu of the State Government of Andhra Pradesh to continue USTDA's support of India's ambitious goal of developing smart cities across the country. The agreement will advance the City of Visakhapatnam's (Vizag) efforts to make it more efficient and sustainable through the development of interconnected infrastructure, communications and data systems.


 
     
February 22-26, 2016: India: Smart Solutions for Smart Cities - Andhra Pradesh Reverse Trade Mission
Locations:
 Washington, D.C.; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA

This week started with a Business Briefing at USTDA headquarters with the delegation of ten Indian leaders from the Ministry of Urban Development, the State Government of Andhra Pradesh and the City of Visakhapatnam (Vizag). Today and tomorrow, the delegation is in New York City, before wrapping up the reverse trade mission in San Francisco on Friday. In both cities they are observing how technology enables urban areas to become more efficient, sustainable and smart in their growth and modernization through the development of interconnected infrastructure, communications and data systems.


March 13-24, 2016:  East Africa Ports Security & Modernization Reverse Trade Mission 
Locations:
Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Miami, FL; Houston, TX

USTDA will host a delegation of senior public and private sector officials from Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Djibouti for an East Africa Ports Security and Modernization Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). The RTM is designed to introduce delegates to U.S. technologies, service providers, operational best practices, financing products, and training resources in the areas of port development, operation and security. The RTM will address key themes of security and safety solutions, including risk assessment methodologies and best practices for cross-departmental coordination.

April 18 - 29, 2016: South Africa Energy Storage Reverse Trade Mission
Locations: San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Charlotte, NC; Washington, DC

USTDA is hosting a Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) to introduce high-level representatives from South Africa's energy sector to state-of-the-art U.S. technologies, equipment and services - as well as policies, regulations and financing mechanisms - that can support the implementation of energy storage projects in South Africa. The RTM will include a Business Briefing , participation in the Energy Storage Association's 26th Annual Conference and Expo, meetings with representatives from the U.S. energy storage industry, and site visits that demonstrate U.S. energy storage technologies and infrastructure. Delegates will include representatives from key public sector stakeholders, financiers, industry associations and private sector companies planning to implement energy storage projects.

April 21, 2016: South Africa Energy Storage Business Briefing
Location: Long Beach, CA

As part of the South Africa Energy Storage Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a one-day Business Briefing on April 21, 2016. This Business Briefing will provide a forum for the delegates to share information with U.S. companies on their needs, upcoming procurements and plans for energy storage in South Africa. One-on-one meetings with U.S. companies will be arranged for the delegates.

April 24 - May 4, 2016: Global Energy Storage Reverse Trade Mission
Locations: Charlotte, NC; San Francisco, CA; Sacramento, CA

USTDA will host a delegation of senior public and private sector officials from Brazil, Colombia, India, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam for a Global Energy Storage Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). The RTM is designed to expose delegates to U.S. energy storage technologies and services - as well as policies, regulations and financing mechanisms - that can support the implementation of energy storage projects.

April 24 - May 5, 2016:  East Africa Airport Security & Modernization Reverse Trade Mission
Locations: Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA

USTDA will host a delegation of senior public and private sector officials from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania for an East Africa Airports Security and Modernization Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). The RTM is designed to introduce delegates to U.S. technologies, service providers, operational best practices, financing products and training resources in the areas of airport development, operation and security. The RTM will address key themes of security and safety solutions, including risk assessment methodologies and best practices for cross-departmental coordination.

April 26, 2016: East Africa Airport Security & Modernization Business Briefing
Location: Arlington, VA

As part of the East Africa Airport Security and Modernization Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a one-day Business Briefing at the USTDA Business Center in Arlington, VA on April 26, 2016. This Business Briefing will provide a forum for the delegates to share information with U.S. companies on their needs, upcoming procurements and plans for airport development in East Africa. One-on-one meetings with U.S. companies will be arranged for the delegates.

June 5 - 7, 2016: 7th U.S. - China Aviation Summit
Location: Washington, D.C.

USTDA is pleased to host the 2016 U.S.-China Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C.  The Summit is an excellent opportunity for U.S. industry and government officials to engage China's senior aviation leaders in substantive discussions on aviation policies, technologies and best practices.  Key goals of this event include:  identifying commercial opportunities for U.S. businesses, expanding U.S. trade opportunities and introducing U.S. technologies and best practices to China's growing aviation sector.

 
 

Brazil: Preparation of Technical Documents for the Review Process of the Solid Waste National Plan
Brazil's Ministry of the Environment (Ministério do Meio Ambiente - 'MME') seeks qualified companies or a consortium of companies to provide technical services to support the preparation of technical documents for the review process on the National Solid Waste Management Plan.  Click Here for More Info

 
Making Global Local logo
Making Global Local is an initiative designed to connect towns and cities across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs. Over the past few years, U.S. companies have increasingly targeted emerging economies as export destinations. Given its unique role, USTDA is perfectly positioned to support U.S. businesses interested in entering or expanding their presence in developing and middle-income countries.

USTDA announced a new partnership to help promote U.S. exports with Arlington Economic Development (AED) through the Agency's Making Global Local program.

In addition to helping approximately 50 foreign-owned companies claim Arlington as their home base while abroad, AED is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of an economically competitive and sustainable community. AED strives to provide both leadership and an array of services to Arlington's business community, its tourism industry and its real estate development.  
 
          
About USTDA:
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. 

 
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