TradePosts Issue: March 9, 2016 Issue
 
ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency will host three reverse trade missions this spring designed to introduce delegates from high-growth emerging markets to U.S. providers of energy storage solutions.

The delegates include public and private sector officials from Jordan, South Africa, Brazil, Colombia, India, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam.  These countries are planning to make significant investments in energy storage solutions in order to provide affordable, reliable power to consumers and to integrate renewable energy onto their grids.  The delegates aim to implement energy storage projects, purchase energy storage solutions and learn more about financing mechanisms and policies that support energy storage deployment. 

 
     
March 13-24, 2016: East Africa Ports Modernization and Security RTM
Locations:
Washington, D.C.; 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.

As part of the East Africa Ports Security and Modernization Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a one-day Business Briefing at the USTDA Business Center in Arlington, VA on March 16, 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 port development in East Africa. One-on-one meetings with U.S. companies will be arranged for the delegates.

March 14-18, 2016: Jordan Energy Storage Technologies RTM
Locations:
Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA

USTDA will host an Energy Storage Technologies Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) for a delegation of twelve government officials and business leaders from the Jordanian energy sector.
  USTDA is hosting a workshop to facilitate the exchange of best practices and technologies for reducing aviation emissions and fuel consumption, as well as for improving the efficiency of airline operations.  The workshop will connect U.S. companies to key decision makers from several Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies to discuss how advanced air traffic management (ATM) and air traffic control (ATC) solutions can support these efforts.

April 11-15, 2016: Brazil Transmission Modernization RTM
Locations:
Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, GA

USTDA will host a Transmission Modernization Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) as a part of the Brazil: Clean Energy Exchange Program Phase II.  The delegation includes twelve senior public and private sector officials from Brazil who seek to modernize their electricity transmission infrastructure, including the use of phasor measurement units, by understanding U.S. best practices and technologies.  Brazil has 126,000km of transmission lines and by the year 2024, the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy expects this network to grow by 59% in the extension and 62% in capacity.
 

As part of the Brazil Transmission Modernization Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a half-day Business Briefing at the USTDA Business Center in Arlington, Virginia on April 11, 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 electricity transmission technology in Brazil.

April 18 - 29, 2016: South Africa Energy Storage RTM
Locations: San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Charlotte, NC; Washington, D.C.

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 RTM
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 Modernization & Security RTM
Locations: Washington, D.C.; 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 Modernization & Security 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.

May 8 - 13, 2016: Brazil Distribution Automation RTM
Locations: Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX

USTDA will host a Distribution Automation Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) as a part of the Brazil: Clean Energy Exchange Program Phase II.  The delegation includes twelve senior public and private sector officials from Brazil, who seek to modernize their distribution network infrastructure, including metering deployments, by understanding U.S. best practices and technologies.

May 9, 2016: Brazil Distribution Automation Business Briefing
Location: Arlington, VA

As part of the Brazil Distribution Automation Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a half-day Business Briefing at the USTDA Business Center in Arlington, Virginia on May 9, 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 distribution network infrastructure in Brazil.

June 19 - 21, 2016: 7th U.S. - China Aviation Summit (New Dates)
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
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