RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXECUTIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MISSION TO TURKEY
Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey
Dec 5 – 9, 2011
Turkey's rapidly expanding economy, the growing purchasing power of industry and consumers, and its effort to join the European Union have attracted the increasing attention of American exporters.
Under the Renewable Energy Export Initiative, the U.S. Department of Commerce has identified Turkey as one of a handful of priority markets worldwide, which will focus U.S. trade and project finance resources to support American business activity in this dynamic country. Turkey has a receptive political climate for renewable energy and energy efficiency under their Energy Efficiency Law and, more recently, with their 2010 Renewable Energy Law.
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS) is organizing a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to Turkey on December 5-9, 2011. Led by a senior Department of Commerce official, the mission will include representatives from a variety of U.S. firms specializing in the following product areas:
Mission participants will be introduced to international agents, distributors, and end-users whose capabilities and services are targeted to each participant’s needs. This mission will contribute to the National Export Initiative and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative goals through increased sales of U.S. equipment/services in Turkey. The participants will also have a site visit to the Izmir Ataturk Organized Industrial Zone, targeted by the U.S. Department of Energy for a Near-Zero Zone Project (NZZ) to promote industrial energy efficiency and potential U.S. export opportunities. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with other U.S. agencies, is launching the Near-Zero Zone project. This interagency project has the support of the Turkish government and business organizations, and will help industrial companies operating within the Izmir Ataturk Organized Industrial Zone (IAOSB) reduce their energy usage through a series of cost-effective efficiency upgrades.
One-on-one meetings with NZZ industrial participants will also be included, to follow quickly on an energy efficiency survey to be completed in September 2011. This mission will be an important deliverable for our bilateral Framework for Strategic Economic and Commercial Cooperation mechanism, a new process of engagement with the government of Turkey on economic and trade issues, chaired by Secretary Locke and U.S. Trade Representative, Ron Kirk.
Participants will have an opportunity to meet with major buyers, and potential agents and distributors operating in Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir, Turkey.
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