Date: September 30-October 04, 2017
Venue: McCormick Place
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Target Audience: Water and Wastewater community
Sector: Clean Technologies

The Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), is recognized as the world’s largest annual water quality exhibition and offers an unparalleled access to the field’s most cutting-edge technologies and services. Close to 700 exhibitors from some 35 different countries are expected at the 2017 show. Global Affairs Canada and the Consulates of Canada in Chicago and Sao Paolo, Brazil are organizing two opportunities breakfast with guest speakers of the industry, and a business to business (B2B) session to which you are invited to participate. You can learn about the market and its opportunities, and connect with commercial entities, industry players, potential buyers, and partners. These three activities, organized by the Trade Commissioner Service, will provide great opportunities for your company to gain visibility and traction, as well as develop your network connections.

Why your organization should participate:

  • Attract foreign students, inform parents and school counsellors
  • Compare your product/service with international competitors
  • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
  • Gain insights and market intelligence
  • Increase visibility of your product or service
  • Meet academic or research entities
  • Meet foreign education institutions and/or organizations
  • Meet innovation collaborators or industrial R&D partners
  • Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
  • Meet key regulatory bodies
  • Participate in networking events
  • Participate in pre-organized business to business meetings
  • Pitch your product /service to selected audiences
  • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

  • Business-to-business meetings
  • Networking event
  • Seminar

The Trade Commissioners, Ann Rosen and Patrick Courcelles, are specialized in the clean technology sector for the Mid-West Untied States and Brazil markets and can provide information on this and other local events as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.