TradePosts Issue:  January 17 , 2017
SPOTLIGHT:   USTDA 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

USTDA released its FY  2016 Annual Report, which highlights its successful efforts opening emerging markets for the export of U.S. goods and services while promoting sustainable development abroad.
" The Annual Report articulates how USTDA's programs enable U.S. companies to create partnerships with emerging markets and, most importantly, introduce U.S. solutions that can meet development challenges in those markets," - Director Zak
The Report includes  USTDA's toolkit and features success stories that demonstrate how the Agency's programs are creating jobs at home while advancing economic growth abroad.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
UPCOMING EVENTS
Global Smart Grid Regulatory Reverse Trade Mission
Date:  January 28 - February 4, 2017
Cities:  San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA

USTDA is hosting the Global Smart Grid Regulatory Reverse Trade Mission. It will provide U.S. companies with opportunities to meet with over 20 utility executives and regulators from 9 high-growth emerging markets who are investing in advanced technology solutions for their electricity grids. 
 
The delegation will include Minister and C-level executives from the following countries:
  • Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, and Turkey 
Global Smart Grid Business Briefing
Date:  February 2, 2017
City: San Diego, CA

As part of the  Global Smart Grid Regulatory Reverse Trade Mission , there will be a Breakfast Business Briefing. This event will provide a forum for high-level representatives from distribution companies around the globe, including Brazil, South Africa, Colombia, Nigeria, and Panama, to share information with U.S. companies on their needs, upcoming procurements and plans for grid development.

Date: February 25 - March 15, 2017
Cities: Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA;
Los Angeles, CA

USTDA is hosting a reverse trade mission for 12 high-level representatives from Indonesia's civil aviation sector seeking to modernize, expand and improve the country's air traffic management and airport infrastructure.  The visit will introduce delegates to advanced air traffic management (ATM) and airport infrastructure and security technologies, services and best practices through visits to U.S. facilities and meetings with leading U.S. companies as well as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  

Date: February 26 - March 04, 2017
Cities: Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia 

USTDA is hosting the New Istanbul Airport Reverse Trade Mission II. The delegation will include 15 senior officials from the General Directorate of States Airports Authority in Turkey (DHMI), IGA Havalimani Isletmesi A.S. (IGA) and Turkish Airlines. 

The New Istanbul Airport will be the 3rd international airport in Istanbul. It is in the 1st phase of construction and when complete, it will be the largest airport in the world. The delegates will be meeting with U.S. businesses to learn about best practices and cutting-edge technologies to support development of the airport.

Date: February 28, 2017
City: Washington, D.C.

As part of the  New Istanbul Airport Reverse Trade Mission II, USTDA will hold a Business Briefing. This event will provide U.S. businesses the opportunity to meet with high-level Turkish delegates to discuss their goals and plans for the New Istanbul Airport. U.S. companies will have a chance to meet one-on-one with the delegates to have a more detailed discussion.

Indonesia Air Traffic Management and Airport Infrastructure and Security Business Briefing
Date: March 1, 2017
Cities: Washington, D.C.

As part of the  Indonesia Air Traffic Management and Airport Infrastructure and Security Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a one-day Business Briefing to provide a forum for 12 high-level representatives from Indonesia's civil aviation sector to share information with U.S. companies on their needs, upcoming procurements and plans for civil aviation development in Indonesia. 
 
Member Spotlight California Chamber of Commerce
For more than 125 years, the California Chamber of Commerce has worked to make the state a better place to live, work and do business. California companies export to 229 foreign markets, supporting   over 700,000 U.S. jobs. With more than 14,000 members, this is why the California Chamber works to expand international trade and investment and fair market access for California goods and services abroad.

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MAKING GLOBAL LOCAL (MGL)
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 ON THE ROAD
Brazil-Florida Business Council's Brazil Business Forum   
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:00pm 
Gabrielle Mandel, Country Manager for Brazil & Peru, will highlight the highly-regarded
U.S.-Brazil Aviation Partnership and disseminate copies of the Brazil Transportation Project Resource Guide
, which provides trade leads for U.S. companies on rail, aviation, port, highway, and public transportation project opportunities in Brazil.

About USTDA
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.