USTDA Events

U.S.-ASEAN Smart Grid Workshop

U.S.-ASEAN Smart Grid Workshop | Partnering for Regional Power Cooperation

Dates: November 13-14, 2012

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam - Sheraton Hanoi Hotel

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is sponsoring a two-day workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam to foster U.S. – ASEAN partnerships for state-of-the-art electricity transmission and distribution projects throughout the region. The event will highlight regional smart grid projects and initiatives, U.S. smart grid technologies, and the regulatory frameworks, standards, and financing mechanisms available to support them. Participating regional delegates will represent power utilities, national transmission corporations, and energy regulators from ASEAN member states. Representatives from U.S. companies providing equipment and services to the power sector should attend to learn about upcoming opportunities in the region and connect with senior decisions makers from ASEAN member states.

To further promote partnerships and regional power cooperation, USTDA is hosting a follow-on reverse trade mission to the United States for up to 20 delegates from participating ASEAN member states, which is scheduled to take place in early 2013. The delegation will meet with U.S. companies and associations, U.S. government counterparts, and tour utilities to observe U.S. technology and services.

These activities are part of the ASEAN-U.S. Connectivity Cooperation Initiative that was announced during the ASEAN-U.S. Leaders Meeting in Bali in November 2011. It will provide an opportunity to demonstrate the potential role of the U.S. private sector in supporting power efficiency, interconnectivity, security and trade throughout ASEAN and to feature U.S. firms with expertise in these areas.

MFM Lamey Group is organizing the workshop and reverse trade mission on behalf of USTDA. For more information about participating in these events and the proposed sponsorship opportunities, please contact Pamela Peseux of MFM Lamey Group by e-mail at ustda@trademeetings.com or by phone at 1.202.347.2725 / toll free at 1.866.636.4729. You may also visit their web site to learn more and to register at: www.trademeetings.com