Welcome to U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service’s Global Energy industry webpage. It provides the most recent market research, trade leads and event information in the Oil & Gas, Coal, Power Generation, and Renewable Energy industries.
Energy is the vital force powering our U.S. business including manufacturing, the transportation of goods and U.S. service offerings through the transferring of our technical expertise both in America and to economies worldwide. With an estimated $500 billion dollars spent on energy annually in the U.S., energy supply and demand continue to play a pivotal role in our national security and the economic output of our nation. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service strives to provide assistance that's aimed at increasing the industry’s global competitiveness.
Our worldwide team of Global Energy Specialists is prepared to assist in increasing your export sales. U.S. Points of Contact are available to discuss your international business needs.
San Antonio, January 28-30, 2014
DistribuTECH is the utility industry’s leading annual T&D event, covering automation and control systems, demand response, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment, data analytics, commercial and industrial energy management technology, and water utility technology. The U.S. Commercial Service International Business Center (IBC) at DistribuTECH will offer U.S. companies with free export counseling with Foreign Commercial Service representatives based in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. In addition, the IBC will include Country Market Briefings, B2B matchmaking services, and international business development consultations. For additional information, click on the hyperlink above, or contact Shannon Fraser at Shannon.Fraser@trade.gov .
POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil & DistribuTECH Brasil
São Paulo, Brasil, October 21-23, 2014
Co-located events, POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil provide a strategic platform for information exchange, networking and new business development for the power generation market. With Brazil facing a need for a massive expansion of its energy and power sectors to keep pace with the demands of economic growth, these co-located events have technical conferences that will address key issues and hot topics, plus feature an exhibition showcasing hundreds of products and services from leading equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
For more information, click on the hyperlink above, or contact Igly Serafim at Igly.Serafim@trade.gov
Cologne, Germany, June 3-5, 2014
Why you should be at POWER-GEN Europe this year
For more information, click on the hyperlink above, or contact Marta.Haustein@trade.gov
The Latest Developments in the European Energy Market:
|Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia -- Agricultural Machinery & Eq., Electrical Power Systems, Mining Industry Eq., Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)|
South Africa is a middle-income country with abundant natural resources, and well-established financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport systems. Its economy is the largest in Africa, and is characterized by strong financial and manufacturing sectors. The country is a leading exporter of minerals, and tourism is a key source of foreign exchange. Since the end of the apartheid in 1994, South Africa has made considerable economic progress. Sound economic management and structural reforms, supported by favorable external conditions in recent years, have led to higher growth, lower and more stable inflation, sound public finances, and a healthy financial system.
As an impact of the global economic crisis, South Africa's economic growth weakened in 2008 and went into recession in 2009, reflecting a sharp decline in external demand and falling world prices of some of its major exports. Nevertheless, South Africa's economy weathered the global crisis relatively well mainly due to sound macroeconomic policies, its flexible monetary and exchange rate regime, and a well-supervised financial system. The fiscal policy has also been appropriately countercyclical, balancing between supporting economic activity and preserving medium-term sustainability. As a result of that and solid consumption growth, economic growth rebounded in 2010. As of 2011, the country's GDP exceeded its pre-crisis peak and output remained below potential.
Zambia has a record of political stability since independence in 1964, including peaceful, multi-party elections since 1991. In the past decade, Zambia has added economic stability and growth, making it an even more attractive investment and trade destination. The country has recorded positive economic growth for 11 consecutive years, including more than six percent growth on average for the past five years, with 2010 real GDP growth at 7.6 percent and 2011 growth predicted to be 6.8 percent. With B+ sovereign ratings from Fitch and Standard and Poors, the GRZ is poised to tap international debt markets to help address its energy and transport infrastructure development needs. Zambia was named a “Top 10 Reformer” in the World Bank's 2011 Doing Business report and placed 76th out of 183 countries. Zambia is a member of the Southern African evelopment Community (SADC) and the Common Market for Southern and Eastern Africa (COMESA).
The participation fee for small and medium-sized companies is $4350. The participation fee for large companies is $4900.
|Frank Spector, Trade Event Programs|
Lead International Trade Specialist
|Larry Farris, Johannesburg|
Regional Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 27 11 290 3316