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September 2013 Issue

U.S.-China Aviation Symposium Opens in Beijing, China

 

U.S.-China Aviation Symposium Opens in Beijing, China

The 2013 U.S.-China Aviation Symposium opened by highlighting 10 years of successful partnerships that have boosted aviation safety, security and growth while offering opportunities for U.S. companies' participation in the dynamic growth of China's aviation sector. Read more about the Symposium

Main One Cable to Expand Connection from Lagos to Port Harcourt

LAGOS, NIGERIA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to the Nigerian communications services company Main One Cable Company Nigeria Ltd. (Main One), to support a feasibility study on the extension of a fiber optic network from Lagos, Nigeria to Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Read more

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USTDA Supports Expanded Economic Partnership with Indonesia Through Infrastructure Development Projects

 

USTDA Supports Expanded Economic Partnership with Indonesia Through Infrastructure Development Projects

JARKARTA, INDONESIA – USTDA concluded two new grants supporting the development of energy and information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure in Indonesia. Read more

Upcoming Events

 

September 19-20, 2013 : ASEAN Connectivity through Rail Forum - Jakarta, Indonesia - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is sponsoring a conference from September 19-20, 2013, in Jakarta, Indonesia to promote the best practices and use of U.S. rail and transportation technologies in the Southeast Asian countries.

 

September 22-October 3, 2013 : Southern Africa Intermodal Freight Reverse Trade Mission - Washington, DC; Richmond and Norfolk, VA; Indianapolis, IN; Joliet and Chicago, IL - USTDA is sponsoring a reverse trade mission (RTM) to the United States for a delegation of public and private sector representatives from Southern Africa's rail sector, to explore U.S. technologies and best practices for intermodal freight transportation.

 

September 28-October 4, 2013 : Turkey Geothermal Power Reverse Trade Mission - Las Vegas and Reno, NV; and the San Francisco, CA area. - USTDA is sponsoring a reverse trade mission (RTM) to the United States for a delegation of more than 10 private sector geothermal power plant developers from Turkey to explore U.S. technologies and best practices for geothermal power plants. These developers represent a majority of the more than 600 megawatts in geothermal power plants currently under development in Turkey.

 

September 26, 2013 : Webinar: South Africa - Sunbird Energy's Ibhubesi Offshore Gas Project - USTDA awarded a grant to Sunbird Energy Ltd to support the development of South Africa's Ibhubesi offshore gas field. Sunbird Energy has executed an agreement to acquire a 76% stake in the Ibhubesi gas project and will partner with PetroSA, the national oil company of South Africa. USTDA will host a webinar with Sunbird Energy on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:00 Eastern to discuss opportunities for U.S. businesses during phased implementation of the gas project.

 

October 2, 2013 : Webinar on U.S. Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) Initiative - USTDA will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday October 2, 2013 to inform participants of the soon to be launched ACEF Initiative. ACEF is an innovative, collaborative financing mechanism aligning U.S. government resources in new ways to catalyze significant private sector investment primarily focused on African clean energy infrastructure. The three main partners under the program are the U.S. Department of State, USTDA, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

 

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Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities

Chile: Puerto Natales 5 MW Biomass Energy Plant Feasibility Study More info

Kazakhstan: Rail Signaling and Train Control Systems Feasibility Study More info

Brazil: Tiete and Pinheiros Corridors Intelligent Transportation Systems Project More info

Chile: 58 MW Combined Biomass and Hydroelectric Renewable Energy Park Feasibility Study More info

Colombia: Technical Assistance for the Implementation of Intelligent Transportation System Technologies More info

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USTDA on the Road

The following partner events feature USTDA staff members as speakers

October 7 // Philadelphia, PA: International Economic Development Council's Annual Conference Featuring Leila Aridi Afas, USTDA's Director for Export Promotion. For more information, please visit www.iedcevents.org

October 8 // Minneapolis, MN: Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Expanding Horizons seminar Featuring Leila Aridi Afas, USTDA's Director for Export Promotion. For more information, please visit www.opic.gov

October 9 // St. Paul, MN: Business and Funding Opportunities Briefing Hosted by the Minnesota Trade Office Featuring Leila Aridi Afas, USTDA's Director for Export Promotion. For more information, please visit http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/Business/Exporting_Trade/Calendar_of_Events.aspx

Making Global Local

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.

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The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) is dedicated to expanding trade partnerships between North Dakota and the world. The Trade Office facilitates business between North Dakota's global companies and their clients through programs and services including the annual Big Iron Farm Show's International Visitors Program. NDTO is a non-profit organization and has no financial stake in the business opportunities it serves to develop. Visit their website for more information: Visit their website for more information

 

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