Trade Mission Portfolio

TWG’s portfolio includes over 600 events attended by U.S. presidents and first ladies, ambassadors, foreign heads of state, military leaders, government officials, political figures, entertainers and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Ranging in size from 10 to 43,000 participants, these events include multi-day conferences and conventions, dedication and commissioning ceremonies, galas and concerts.

Below are links to trade missions TWG has managed:

India Smartgrid Workshops

December 9, 2014 & March 2, 2015
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) sponsored an India Smart Grid Workshop Series to bring together U.S. and Indian power sector stakeholders for future project implementation. The workshops and site visits assisted Indian utilities to address their growing power needs through a better understanding of U.S. grid modernization, demand side management, and renewable energy integration technologies, as well as the policies, best practices and financing mechanisms to support project deployment.


USTDA U.S. – Turkey Geothermal Workshop

October 21-22, 2014
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)  sponsored the U.S. – Turkey Geothermal Workshop on October 21-22, 2014 in Ankara, Turkey, to connect U.S. and Turkish stakeholders to support the implementation of geothermal projects in Turkey.  The workshop was attended by public and private sector representatives from the U.S. and Turkish geothermal sectors, and featured both plenary and breakout sessions on a variety of topics, as well as  business-to-business meetings and networking opportunities.


USTDA Vietnam Airport Operations & Development Reverse Trade Mission

July 21-30, 2014
The 11-day reverse trade mission (RTM) familiarized a 12-person delegation, including senior executives from Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), the Ministry of Transport and one Commercial Specialist from the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service in Vietnam, with the technologies and best practices in airport management with a focus on operational efficiency and profitability, airport capacity, and safety.


USTDA African Leaders’ Visit: Energy

July 30-August 1, 2014
USTDA and the U.S. Department of Energy co-hosted the African Leaders’ Visit: Energy for delegates from Kenya and Tanzania who are facing important decisions on how best to develop significant recent natural gas discoveries. The Visit included tours of major gas infrastructure sites near Houston, TX.


USTDA Morocco Solar Photovoltaic Reverse Trade Mission

June 8 – 18, 2014
Senior decision makers from the Moroccan solar sector and a representative of the Foreign Commercial Service section of the U.S. Consulate in Casablanca participated in a reverse trade mission (RTM) to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver on June 8 – 18, 2014. The Morocco: Solar Photovoltaic (PV) RTM brought together Moroccan solar sector decision makers with U.S. solar technology providers, EPCs and financial organizations to forge partnerships for future solar project implementation in Morocco.


USTDA Colombia Power Market Management System Reverse Trade Mission

March 16 – 26, 2014
Senior executives representing XM Compañía de Expertos en Mercados S.A. E.S.P. (XM) – the  system operator and market administrator of the Colombian power grid – as well as key officials from its supervisory agencies in the Colombian government,  participated in a reverse trade mission (RTM) to Washington, DC; Valley Forge, PA; Austin, TX; and Silicon Valley, CA from March 16-26, 2014. The Colombia Power Market Management System RTM familiarized the delegates with MMS and settlement and billing technologies and solutions, that assisted them with reducing grid supply issues and optimizing investment in the electric power market of Colombia.


USTDA Nigeria Electricity Distribution Sector Reverse Trade Mission

October 15 – 25, 2013
The reverse trade mission (RTM) introduced a delegation of executives from four Nigerian distribution companies (DISCO’s), Abuja, Benin, Eko, Ikeja – with a combined procurement budget of over $800 million, to U.S. best practices and technologies. U.S. companies were provided the opportunity to discuss their solutions and services for distribution infrastructure improvements, modernization, and expansion (including smart grid technology applications) in Nigeria’s distribution companies.


USTDA Southern Africa Intermodal Freight Transportation Reverse Trade Mission

September 22 – October 2, 2013
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) hosted a delegation of key Southern African officials on a visit to the United States to explore U.S. technologies and best practices for intermodal freight transportation.  In addition to showcasing U.S. equipment and services, this reverse trade mission (RTM) also exposed the delegates to U.S. policies, regulations, and financing mechanisms that can support the implementation of intermodal freight transportation projects in Southern Africa.


USTDA Magallanes Region Coal Gasification Reverse Trade Mission

June 10 – 15, 2013
The Magallanes Region Coal Gasification reverse trade mission (RTM) was designed to engage the Chilean delegation with U.S. companies, U.S. Government agencies, and other organizations to showcase technologies and best practices for coal gasification. The RTM provided an opportunity for the delegates to discuss the Magallanes Region Coal Gasification project with interested U.S. companies, prospective investors and financiers, and advance the dialogue on key project development and procurement issues. The delegation was comprised of key private and public sector stakeholders as well as a Commercial Specialist from the U.S. Embassy in Santiago.