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Trade Mission to the Canary Islands & Africagua

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Created on August 11, 2015

The Virginia/DC District Export Council (DEC*) is organizing a Trade Mission to the Canary Islands, November 16-20, 2015. The purpose of this trade mission is to help U.S. firms in the energy, environmental technologies, industrial equipment and supplies, infrastructure and logistics sectors find partners from the Canary Islands and other regions of Spain to sell products and services in West Africa and to learn about the advantages of setting up an operation in the Canary Islands to pursue opportunities in West Africa.

Why West Africa? West Africa had the strongest economic growth of the African continent in 2014, at over 5 percent GDP. This rapid growth is generating opportunities and prosperity in all industry sectors.

Join the District Export Council of Virginia and Washington, DC, and the U.S. Commercial Service on this trade mission to find your next customer:

  • Connect to West African markets!

  • Find regional business partners to sell U.S. products and services in West Africa!

  • Learn the advantages of setting up an operation in this booming hub!

This mission is perfect for businesses in several sectors, including:

  • Energy

  • Environmental Technology

  • Industrial Equipment/Supplies

  • Logistics

  • Infrastructure

Are you a water or renewable energy firm? If so, you will have the extra opportunity to meet with Ministers and other government decision-makers from six West African countries at the Africagua Conference.

Island of Tenerife
Island of Gran Canaria
Island of Fuerteventura - Africagua Conference

Cost: $2,500 per firm + $300 per additional rep.

This trade mission, certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce/Commercial Service, will support the Obama Administration’s Doing Business in Africa and Power Africa initiatives.
To apply, please contact
John Saylor: or 703-966-1280  
Sandra Collazo: or 703-235-0101 

Apply now -- space is limited! Application deadline is September 30, 2015.

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