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USDOC Water/Wastewater Trade Mission to Africa


July 6, 2019


South Africa and Angola

Johannesburg, South Africa



US Department of Commerce
Water & Wastewater Trade Mission to Africa

The U.S. Department of Commerce is leading a water/wastewater treatment trade mission to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa followed by an optional stop in Luanda, Angola.

The agenda will include:

• Pre-arranged business to business/government meetings
• Market briefings from South African and Angolan industry experts
• Networking opportunities
• VIP Access to the IFAT Water show with potential speaking opportunities

Why participate? Participating in this trade mission will give
U.S. companies an opportunity to be a part of the solution to South Africa’s pressing water issues. Government officials and municipalities are seeking solutions and collaboration to address the water challenges within the sector. For this reason, the WTM will open in Johannesburg, on the fringes of IFAT Africa, Africa’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling. Following the Johannesburg stop, the mission will continue to Cape Town.

Following Cape Town, there will be an optional stop in Angola, where the Angolan government is incentivized to spend real resources on its existing water infrastructure, including restoring and expanding its existing sewage system and developing sewage collection and treatment systems. In addition, storm water drainage and flood control/prevention are also top priorities for the Angolan Government.

Join this mission to explore business opportunities!

Date: July 6-16, 2019
Venue: Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Luanda (optional)
Deadline: May 03, 2019

Johannesburg and Cape Town only:
$4,110– Large firms
$3,200– Small to Medium firms (SMEs)

Johannesburg, Cape Town and Luanda:
$2,640 additional – Large Firms
$1,200 additional – Small to Medium firms

Christine Kelley
U.S. Export Assistance Center Seattle Tel: 206-553-5615×234 Christine.kelley@trade.gov
Elizabeth Laxague
U.S. Export Assistance Center Milwaukee Tel: 414-336-1953 Elizabeth.Laxague@trade.gov
Glen Roberts
U.S. Export Assistance Center Fresno Tel: 559-348-1398 Glen.roberts@trade.gov
Pamela Kirkland Solomón Trade Promotion Programs pamela.kirkland@trade.gov (202) 482-3587

To register, please visit: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/TM/9R 0U

Tentative Mission Itinerary:

Saturday, July 6 Travel • Trade Mission Participants depart for Johannesburg
Sunday, July 7 Travel & Check-In • Trade Mission Participants arrive in Johannesburg
• Hotel check-in
Monday, July 8

Johannesburg • Country Briefing
• 1:1 business matchmaking appointments
• Possible site tour (TBC)
• Networking Reception
Tuesday, July 9

Johannesburg • Participation at the IFAT show
• 1:1 business matchmaking appointments at the show
• VIP Access and tour of the show
• Potential speaking opportunities
Wednesday, July 10 Travel • Travel to Cape Town and downtime
Thursday, July 11

Cape Town • Breakfast event with Cape Town Chamber of Commerce
• 1:1 business matchmaking appointments
Friday, July 12

Cape Town • Site Visit
• Additional networking opportunity
Saturday, July 13 Travel • Return home or continue to Angola
• Hotel check-in
Sunday, July 14

Luanda • Country Briefing
• Possible site tours to water treatment and/or distribution plants (TBC)
• No host dinner
Monday, July 15

Luanda • Ministry of Water Market and Projects presentation
• 1:1 business matchmaking appointments
• Ambassador’s Residence Networking Reception (TBC)
Tuesday, July 16 Travel • 1:1 B2B meetings with private sector
• Mission ends; attendees depart for home

The Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions until a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 companies are selected