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Featured Trade Event: Clean Technologies Trade Mission to India
Charminar, a 16th century monument in Hyderabad, India. (© R.R/iStock)
Clean Technologies Trade Mission to India
November 7-11, 2011
New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad, India
This four-day trade mission will present numerous opportunities for U.S. companies looking to do business in India’s fast-growing clean technologies market—one of the largest clean technologies markets in the world. A senior Department of Commerce official will lead the mission, which will include business-to-business matchmaking meetings with local companies, market briefings, and networking events.
The trade mission will target a broad range of clean technologies, such as wind, hydro, waste-to-energy, solar power, and clean coal. The mission will also focus on energy-efficiency technologies, such as smart grids, and wastewater treatment and solid waste management.
Demand for power in India has been increasing rapid development and industrialization. But the gap between demand and availability is a major concern for the Indian energy sector because it threatens to slow the growth of the economy. The Indian renewable energy market is estimated at more than $17 billion for 2011 and is growing at a rate of 15 percent per year.
The booming Indian economy enjoyed a gross domestic product growth rate of 6.8 percent in 2009 and 10.4 percent in 2010. This economic expansion, along with rapid industrialization and urbanization, has contributed to severe environmental degradation, which has resulted in increased opportunities for U.S. solutions providers. Because of the availability of financing, the demands of an expanding urban population, greater environmental consciousness, and stricter enforcement of environmental laws and regulations, India’s clean technologies sector will continue to thrive and to offer new opportunities.
The cost to participate is $5,000 for large firms and $4,500 for small and medium-sized firms (with 500 employees or fewer). There is a $750 fee for each additional company representative, regardless of company size. Mission participants are responsible for travel, lodging, most meals, and incidentals. Applications must be received by September 9, 2011. For more information about the trade mission, visit its Web site or contact Anne Novak of the USFCS, tel.: (202) 262-2798; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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