Executive-led Trade Mission to Senegal and South Africa Detailed Event Information For Executive-led Trade Mission to Senegal and South Africa
Executive-led Trade Mission to Senegal and South Africa -- Agricultural Chemicals, Agricultural Machinery & Eq., Agricultural Services, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Construction Eq., Electrical Power Systems, Mining Industry Eq.
Location/Date: Dakar, Senegal 03/07/2010 - 03/12/2010
Event Summary:
Senegal and South Africa each offer a gateway for U.S. companies to enter the African continent. A growing consumer base, favorable view of U.S. products and technology, and national efforts to upgrade and develop infrastructure have created opportunities for U.S. exporters in both countries. Senegal, with its capital city of Dakar located on the westernmost point of Africa, serves as a regional center for many companies' West Africa operations. Senegal leads the region in terms of transportation, telecommunications and communication infrastructure, and the Senegalese actively seek U.S. trade and investment. South Africa enjoys remarkable macroeconomic stability, a pro-business environment, a sophisticated banking sector, and the growing presence of U.S.-branded goods, which continue to gain market share. Opportunities are ripe for U.S. companies to enter or expand their market share in many key infrastructure sectors in both Senegal and South Africa.

The Executive-led Commercial Service Trade Mission will introduce U.S. product and service providers to potential representatives, distributors, and joint venture partners in Dakar and Johannesburg. It is expected that an Assistant Secretary or other Commerce official of comparable rank will lead this mission. The mission is open to U.S. firms in a range of best prospects sectors, including, but not limited to, the following: Electric power, automotive parts, construction and mining equipment, and agribusiness. Businesses with clean technologies in those and other sectors are also encouraged to apply. The participation fee is $5,200 for large firms and $3,500 for small or medium-sized enterprises.


Contacts:
Karen Dubin, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: (202) 482-3786
Karen.Dubin@trade.gov