Photo: Gregg Abbott of Tric Tools discusses the Bulgarian water technologies market with Commercial Specialist Stanislava Dimitrova.
On Monday, March 23, 2009 the Oakland Export Assistance Center (EAC) hosted Bulgaria Commercial Specialist Stanislava Dimitrova and her more than 30 water technology delegation members. Oakland EAC Director Rod Hirsch organized an afternoon matchmaker for the group at the Oakland Federal Building in partnership with the U.S. Export Import Bank's Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports. ExIm Bank's Business Initiatives Specialist, Rob Guthrie, gave a presentation on their clean technology export finance programs. A side meeting was organized with some of the delegation members in a separate conference room focused on trenchless technology and microtunneling with DCM/Geo Engineers Inc. and Tric Tools. The delegation had come from the WQA Aquatech USA trade show that was held in Chicago from March 17-21, 2009. Stanislava Dimitrova and Rod Hirsch are long standing Environmental Technology Team members.