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Detailed Event Information For Smart Grid Trade Mission to the United Kingdom Detailed Event Information For Smart Grid Trade Mission to the United Kingdom
Smart Grid Trade Mission to the United Kingdom -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Computer Software, Computer Services, Electronic Commerce, Electrical Power Systems, Environmental Technologies, Renewable Energy Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: London, United Kingdom 10/15/2012 - 10/17/2012
Event Summary:
The United States Department of Commerce International Trade Administration's (ITA) U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) in London is organizing a Smart Grid Trade Mission to the United Kingdom, October 15-17, 2012. The Smart Grid Trade Mission offers a timely and cost-effective means for U.S. firms to engage with key stakeholders and to enter the promising UK market for smart grid equipment, technology and services. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S exporters include: smart meters and advanced metering infrastructure; communication and data management software and services; grid optimization technologies; demand response and control systems; cyber security software and services; transmission and distribution equipment; automation technologies; and consumer engagement platforms and services. With a focus on connecting U.S. companies with the major players in the UK electricity sector, this mission will provide critical market information and will help participants establish business and government contacts who are involved in smart grid and energy efficiency projects in the United Kingdom. The three-day agenda will include meetings with high-level national government officials and industry leaders; briefings on the UK market and the wider European Union market; site visits; seminars; and networking opportunities in and around the London area.

Richard Stanbridge, London
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7894 0437
Andrew Bennett, Energy/Environment
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-5235
Claudia Colombo, London
Commercial Specialist
Phone: +44 (0)20 7894 0443