TradePosts Issue:  November 14 , 2016
SPOTLIGHT: SMART CITIES
'Linking U.S. businesses to infrastructure opportunities is exactly what we do at USTDA. There is room for U.S. firms to contribute to India's Smart Cities -- It's a $15 billion opportunity' - USTDA Director Zak 
  • The conference for U.S. exporters brought together trade experts, industry professionals, and U.S. commercial diplomats to address opportunities and demand for new technologies to make cities more sustainable
     
  • Over the last year and a half, USTDA has leveraged project preparation and partnership building tools to provide customized support to Indian cities of Vizag, Allahabad and Ajmer
     
  • On November 28th USTDA will host a smart cities reverse trade mission to connect officials from the Government of India, State Government of Rajasthan and City of Ajmer to U.S. pioneers in smart city technology, planning and development
USTDA NEWS
New Power Africa video featuring our Amahoro partners whose work shines a light on an untapped market.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
USTDA is providing a grant to Kenya Electricity Generating Company, Ltd ("Grantee") to fund a feasibility study for a 10 megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant that will be implemented in Gitaru, Kenya. The feasibility study will evaluate the technical and economic viability of the project and provide the data and analysis required to advance the development and financing of the solar power plant.

Proposal Deadline: November 22, 2016


UPCOMING EVENTS
Date: November 7-18, 2016
Cities: Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; Erie, PA; Dallas, TX

USTDA is hosting a reverse trade mission (RTM) to introduce key stakeholders from Nigeria's rail sector to U.S. technologies, equipment and services that can help them implement freight and passenger rail projects in Nigeria. The RTM will cover regulations, policy structures and financing mechanisms that promote successful rail development. 

Date: November 13 - 19, 2016
Cities: Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; Dallas, TX

USTDA will be hosting a Colombia Airports Infrastructure and Operations Reverse Trade Mission to familiarize Colombian airport operators and other key government officials with U.S. technologies and best practices relating to airport management, expansion strategies, services, and infrastructure improvements.

Colombia Airport Infrastructure and Operations - Business Briefing 
Date: November 15, 2016
Cities: Washington, D.C.

This event will provide a forum for Colombian airport operators and key government stakeholders in Colombia's airport industry to share information with U.S. industry on their needs, upcoming procurements, and plans for future airport projects in Colombia. 

Date: November 27 - December 3, 2016
Cities: San Jose, CA; San Francisco, CA

USTDA is hosting the Brazil Banking Operations Technologies Reverse Trade Mission  to introduce representatives of the Brazilian financial sector to the latest U.S. technologies, services, and best practices in mobile and internet banking. Topics of discussion will feature customer relationship management and cybersecurity for banking operations

India Smart Solutions for Smart Cities Reverse Trade Mission 
Date: November 28 - December 2, 2016
Cities: Washington, D.C.; Austin, TX; Denver, CO

USTDA is hosting a reverse trade mission to connect officials from the Government of India, State Government of Rajasthan and City of Ajmer to U.S. pioneers in smart city technology, planning and development. The RTM will showcase U.S. best practices and technologies that can help Ajmer and other urban areas become efficient, sustainable and smart by developing more interconnected infrastructure, communications and data systems. 

USTDA On The Road
The following partner events feature USTDA staff members:
  • November 18, 2016 | Baltimore, MD | OPIC Expanding Horizons | Director for Congressional Affairs and Public Relations, Tom Hardy is speaking. Click here for more information. 
New Member Spotlight : World Trade Center Orlando

World Trade Center Orlando is part of a growing network of more than 300 World Trade Centers (WTCs) in 100 countries across the world. WTC Orlando brings together business and government agencies involved in international trade by providing essential trade services and helping to stimulate the economy of the Orlando metropolitan area. Some of their services to the business community include: compiling and providing resources associated with global commerce , giving tenants a prime business address , and complimenting existing services of private and public agencies, such as USTDA's Making Global Local initiative.

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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.
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.