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Unpack: Water & Wastewater opportunities in Massachusetts

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

Date: October 09-11, 2018
Venue: Boston Convention & Exhibition Centre
Location: Greater Boston Area, United States of America
Target Audience: Water & Wastewater companies from Canada that are actively looking into expansion or business opportunities in Boston.
Sector: Clean Technologies

The $1.7 billion water technology industry in Massachusetts is robust and growing, with about 100 innovative companies in the Bay State. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has received $800,000 from Governor Charlie Baker’s budget to address some of the state’s water challenges and help companies test their new technologies. These challenges include water quality associated with nutrient pollution, specifically around the Cape Cod area and runoff from septic systems. Areas of innovation covered by the water industry in the State are UV water treatment, forward osmosis, nutrient recovery, engineered membranes and nanoporous membranes.

Horizon18 (10-11, October 2018), held for the first time, will unify the global clean economy community in the Greater Boston area. It will be attended by utilities, leading engineering firms, municipal districts representatives, entrepreneurs, investors, policy/public sector leaders and facility managers. This is an opportunity for Canadian companies to showcase their technology and products, as well as connect through online matchmaking app with potential customers and/or collaborators.

On the margins of the conference, an intensive program will be organized by the Consulate General in Boston to introduce Canadian organizations to the Water & Wastewater opportunities in Massachusetts, with interactive workshops on critical commercial issues to identify possible options to address them, facility tours, targeted B2B meetings, pitch night and networking opportunities.

Why your organization should participate:

  • 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 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
  • Deadline for registration will close on August 15th.

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

  • Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service
  • Business-to-business meetings
  • Networking event
  • Product pitch to select audiences
  • Seminar
  • Site visits

The Trade Commissioner, Sophie Cerny , specializes in the cleantech sector for the New England market and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advise on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Services are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations. The cost of participation at Horizon18 is not covered by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. Please contact us to learn about the different discounted packages available.

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