US Commercial Service Assistance at WEFTEC

WEFTEC-2014-logo3We are pleased to announce the ShowTime program, conducted at WEFTEC 2014 by the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. WEFTEC is a participant of the 2014 International Buyer Program and exhibitors are offered free services from the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of the program.
Environment Specialists from U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world will be at the show and available for one-on-one meetings with U.S. companies exhibiting at WEFTEC 2014.  These Commercial Specialists are your U.S. representatives and business advocates in their host countries. They can discuss the current market situation, export issues important to your firm, and export opportunities in their respective markets.  If you are already exporting, they are also available to work with you to find additional partners, new markets and/or increase your market share.   
Countries participating in 2014*:
Saudi Arabia**
United Kingdom
Export-Import Bank
Small Business Administration
*Please note the list of countries participating is subject to change.
** Expected but not confirmed
Appointments will take place either at the exhibitor’s booth or in the Global Center at WEF Plaza in hall G.
Advance registration required:  These appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis and the schedule fills up quickly. Companies that wish to participate must register in advance through the U.S. Department of Commerce ShowTime Program.  There is no fee for this service. The deadline to register is September 19, 2014.
To participate in these one-on-one meetings with in-country experts, please complete the registration form at the following link:
We will then forward your completed company profile to our country/industry Commercial Specialists from the countries you select.   Meetings will be held on September 29th, 30th and October 1st (You will receive your meeting schedule by Thursday, September 25, 2014). If you cannot personally attend, please make sure your export and/or international department(s) is aware of this value-added service.
For further information regarding Showtime appointments with U.S. Commercial Service, please contact: David Edmiston at, phone: (612) 348-1644.​​
More information about the Wisconsin Water Innovation Pavilion (Booth #4045) at WEFTEC 2014 can be found on the WEDC WEFTEC website.


About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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