Executive Market Counseling Meetings at

POWERGEN International  2019

New Orleans, Louisiana


In partnership with POWERGEN International, the U.S. Department of Commerce is recruiting public and private sector delegations from over 20 countries to attend the event. U.S. companies* are invited to schedule market counseling meetings with U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. State Department power generation industry specialists. See table below for U.S. consulates and embassies that are currently recruiting delegations to PGI 2019.  


These specialists will be available for one-on-one meetings to discuss your energy sector solutions and offer their insight into your company's market potential and entry strategies. In addition, they will be leading their country's buyer delegations and may be able to facilitate introductions.


Through this platform, you will indicate which country specialists you would like to meet. You will also have the flexibility to schedule 20-minute meetings at your booth or another agreed upon location from November 19-21.


*Eligible U.S. companies with products and services with at least 51% U.S. content and are interested in international business.


Meet with Energy Specialists from the following countries

(Countries are subject to change)



Democratic Republic of Congo

Côte d’Ivoire

Czech Republic









Saudi Arabia

South Africa


Additionally, meet with representatives from

Export-Import Bank of the United States (ExIm)

Industry and Analysis (I&A)

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Power Africa

Discuss financing options to extend to your international customers to keep payments flexible, attractive, and competitive. Learn how credit insurance builds security when exporting.

Our team in Washington D.C. will offer critical market intelligence to U.S. companies based on research prepared by our analysts and overseas offices and discuss other tools and resources offered by I&A to U.S. exporters in the energy sector.

Find out how the SBA can help mitigate risk so you can develop deeper work relationship with banking institutions on international trade.

Power Africa’s goal is to add more than 30,000 megawatts (MW) of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity and 60 million new home and business connections with on-the-ground Support, by bridging financing gaps and working beyond the grid.




Dates:       November 19-21, 2019
Time:        Pre-scheduled meetings through Eventtia
Location:  U.S. Exhibitor's booth
Cost:        Complimentary (free)



African Energy Insights Briefing
Date: Wednesday, November 20 | Time: 2:00-4:00 pm | Location: Initiate Hub – Booth 800

Learn about the trends, opportunities and challenges in sub-Saharan Africa from local stakeholders and U.S. government trade specialists working throughout the continent to identify prospects and facilitate U.S. company entry and growth into these fast growing economies. Connect with buying delegations from Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, and Tanzania. Program Flyer.


Meet with Algerian Power Utility Senior Executives (SONELGAZ)
Date: Thursday, November 21 | Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Location: Initiate Hub – Booth 800

Distinguished presenters include Mr. Nabil KAFI, General Supervisor of Energy Industries with Sonelgaz, the Algerian Power Utility – Sonelgaz Delegation Chief; Mr. Sabri LEZHARI, CEO of the Algerian National Power Generation Company (SPE); Mr. Mohamed ALI CHIKOUCHE, CEO of the Algerian National Renewable Energies Company (SKTM); Mr. Akli BRIHI, CEO of KBB Partners; Mr. Slimane HAYOUN, CEO of the National Electricity & Gaz Eng. Company (CEEG). Program Flyer.


BE ON THE LOOKOUT for U.S. Embassy delegates from over 50 countries at POWERGEN!

Delegates will be wearing a special badge identifying themselves as a “U.S. Embassy Invited Buyer” pictured here. If you see this badge, know that they have been recruited by the U.S. Embassy in their country and are at the show to do business with U.S. companies like yours. Our USDOC team will be at the U.S. Export Pavilion, Booth 4513 if you would like to learn more about these delegates and how to do business globally!







For questions about the Executive Market Counseling Meetings or programs listed above, contact Cathy.Gibbons@trade.gov or Danielle.Caltabiano@trade.gov or visit us at the show in booth 4513.

From the 19th to the 21st of November 2019

Ernest Morial Convention Center, Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA, USA


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