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U.S.-Southern Africa Solar Reverse Trade Mission

U.S. - Southern Africa Solar Reverse Trade Mission

Dates: September 5-13, 2013

Locations: Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is sponsoring the second of two Reverse Trade Missions (RTM) to foster U.S.-Southern African partnerships in the implementation of solar power projects in Southern Africa.

The first Reverse Trade Mission occurred in January of 2013 and included delegates representing public sector organizations from South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. The delegates met with U.S. Government organizations and U.S. companies, touring solar project sites in Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; and Denver, CO.

The second Reverse Trade Mission will take place September 5-13, 2013 and will include delegates representing private sector organizations from Southern Africa. The delegates will meet with U.S. companies and tour solar project sites in Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA.

USTDA, in partnership with the Bay Area Center for International Trade Development will host a U.S.-Southern Africa Solar Opportunities & Finance Roundtable on September 5, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Center for International Trade Development at Skyline College in San Bruno, CA to bring Southern African and U.S. Solar stakeholders together to discuss solar projects and financing programs for future partnerships in solar development in Southern Africa. The agenda will include introductions, a review and discussion of financing programs, and networking opportunities.

MFM Lamey Group is organizing the RTM on behalf of USTDA. For more information about participating in the upcoming RTM and to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Pamela Peseux of MFM Lamey Group by e-mail at ustda@trademeetings.com or by phone at 1.202.347.2725 or toll free at 1.866.636.4729. You may also visit their web site to learn more and to register at: www.trademeetings.com.