MEDIA ADVISORY
February 20, 2014
MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Anna Humphrey | (703) 875-4357

TRADE TALK: SMART GRID TO HIGHLIGHT U.S. EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES IN
INTERNATIONAL ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION PROJECTS

ARLINGTON, VA –The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is sponsoring Trade Talk: Smart Grid, the first in a series of sector-specific Trade Talks at USTDA's headquarters in Arlington, VA.  Attendees will learn how to expand their business in the global electricity transmission and distribution market, which is forecast to reach nearly $500 billion over the next seven years.

Trade Talk: Smart Grid will highlight USTDA's recent efforts to support grid modernization efforts in developing and middle-income countries around the globe, including technical workshops in Turkey and Colombia, pilot projects in the Philippines and Colombia, and reverse trade missions to the U.S. for utility executives from Nigeria and South Africa.  U.S. industry representatives will also share firsthand experience of securing sales in emerging markets.

Trade Talk: Smart Grid will begin on February 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST with briefings from technical experts, U.S. Government officials, and U.S. industry representatives, including:


Event Location: USTDA Business Center
1000 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1500
Arlington, VA
Tel: (703) 875-4357

Participants can either attend Trade Talk: Smart Grid in person or connect via a live webinar broadcast.  Media organizations interested in attending should email USTDA's Strategic Communications Manager, Anna Humphrey, at ahumphrey@ustda.gov or (703) 875-4357.

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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 planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

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