USTDA Events

U.S. - Southern Africa Solar Workshop and Reverse Trade Missions

Dates: January-May 2013

Southern Africa Solar: A Public Sector Reverse Trade Mission to the U.S.
When: January 20-30, 2013
Where: Washington, DC; Denver, CO; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA

U.S. - Southern Africa Solar Workshop | Partnering to Power Southern Africa's Future
When: Dates TBD
Where: Johannesburg, South Africa - Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank

Southern Africa Solar: A Private Sector Reverse Trade Mission to the U.S.
When: May 2013
Where: Washington, DC; Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; San Francisco, CA


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is sponsoring a technical workshop and two Reverse Trade Missions (RTM) to foster U.S.-Southern African partnerships in the implementation of solar power projects in Southern Africa. The Workshop and RTMs will expose participants and delegates to state-of-the-art U.S. technologies, equipment and services as well as policies, regulations and financing mechanisms that can support the implementation of solar projects.

The first Reverse Trade Mission occured 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 U.S. - Southern Africa Solar Workshop will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, (dates TBD). The event will highlight regional solar projects and initiatives, U.S. solar technologies, and the regulatory frameworks, standards, and financing mechanisms available to support them. The event will feature high-level participation from key stakeholders from the South Africa, Namibia and Botswana electric power sectors. Representatives from U.S. companies providing equipment and services and funding to solar industry will attend to learn about upcoming opportunities in the region and connect with senior decision makers.

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

MFM Lamey Group is organizing the workshop and reverse trade mission on behalf of USTDA. For more information about participating in the upcoming events 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.