British Water International Programme sponsors
We encourage all British Water members to attend our International Forum Main Meetings and SMEs to take advantage of our SME International Group meetings. At last week's IF meeting we had presentations on UKTI High Value Opportunities (HVO) projects in Saudi Arabia; South Africa (mining and AMD); Qatar (Food Security Programme) and Thailand (flood management), each worth over £250m. We also learned about the critical infrastructure demands in Haiti and the challenges of managing the underspent $20m disaster fund. Lila Thompson also reported back to the group on the recent trade mission to Libya and her fact-finding visit to Finland on the mining industry.
British Water is forming a new mining sub-group to help members gain access to the water-related aspects of mining operations in the UK and overseas. The first meeting will be hosted by Mott MacDonald in Cambridge on Tuesday 9th July. If you wish to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Finally, the photos from the Global Water Conference - Catching the Tide are now available to view on the British Water Flickr page .
BRITISH WATER INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
17-20 June 2013 - British Water trade visit to Turkey - BOOK NOW
Places are still available on this British Water visit. The programme will include meetings in Istanbul and the industrial centres of Bursa and Kocaeli in the Istanbul region. You will meet municipal water authorities and major Turkish contractors in the water industry. These contractors are also very influential in the Middle East, Central Europe, North Africa and elsewhere. Don't miss this opportunity to make contacts in this rapidly developing market. Click here for the updated programme . Click here for the flier. For further information contact Bridget Orr , 0207957 4597. Deadline extended to Friday 31 May.
16 July 2013 – SME International Group Meeting
The next meeting will be hosted by Syrinix in Norwich and will be designed to allow members to present their expertise with a view t collaboration in overseas projects. For the agenda click here and for further details email email@example.com .
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23-26 September 2013 - Trade Visit to Paris and Lyon
British Water is returning to Paris to meet water utilities interested in partnering with UK companies. Details will be issued shortly and if you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org ..
6-11 October 2013 - WEFTEC, USA
UKTI is organising a sponsored visit to WEFTEC, Chicago the Water Quality Event. Details will be issued shortly and if you have any questions please email email@example.com .
3-5 July 2013 - Exhibit at Indo Water 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia
NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE - £2500 for eligible SMEs new to Indo Water . UKTI grants are still available to exhibit in the UK Pavilion at Indo Water, Indonesia's largest water industry event.. Click here for the flier. Click here for the UKTI grant application for . Click here for the grant terms and conditions.
6-8 August 2013 - FENASAN, Brazil
8 UKTI grants of £2000 available.
Click here for the flier and registration form to participate in this important trade fair in a high growth market. See above for links to the grant application form and UKTI terns and conditions.
INDUSTRY INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
30 May 201 3 - MEA & BE construction series, Maghreb
At 10 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0DH. British Expertise and the Middle East Association event will highlight opportunities in infrastructure and construction specifically in North Africa (Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania). The registration fee is £75 + VAT for members of the MEA, British Expertise and British Water and £150 + VAT for non-members. To register for this event, please visit the British Expertise website, or return a registration form to Sue Davie at British Expertise.
13 June - Meet NEPSUS Waste Water Treatment technology
Steve Brassington, Director of Advanced Water Group Pty Ltd, a company with offices in Australia and the USA, is keen to identify UK companies that might be interested in exploiting the patented NEPSUS waste water treatment technology . This could be done through IP licensing for Europe and / or joint venture projects in the Australian or Asian markets. He is visiting the UK and will be holding a meeting at British Expertise to meet potential business partners. If you are interested in this technology and would like to attend the meeting, you will be able to benefit from a preferential rate secured for British Water members of £35 plus VAT. To register to attend this meeting, please email Richard Pelly direct (0207 824 1922) and for further details on the meeting click here .
25-26 June 2013 - Mining On Top : Africa – London Summit
Bringing together key government officials, senior representatives of mining companies, investors and service providers, the Mining On Top: Africa – London Summit will create a greater understanding among stakeholders. In addition, the summit will identify areas where mining companies can do more to improve the social, environmental and economic outcomes of their activities. Good infrastructure, including availability of water and power, is essential to mining and economic development in the continent and will be the subject of a discussion chaired by Pinsent Mason’s Sarah Thomas. The Summit is a must for anyone operating in African mining. For further details contact Ros Lund , Senior Manager - New Events, IntierraRMG. Mobile: +44 (0) 778 623 3536. Direct: +44 (0) 207 780 7472. British Water members benefit from a 10% discount on registration.
15 July 2013 - UKTI Investor trip: three US States in five days
If you are thinking about locating your business, establishing a manufacturing facility, finding the right place for your sales staff or looking for a good investment opportunity in the US, this is the most efficient way to make it happen. This investment trip to South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia aims to provide companies with all the information they need to make reliable and knowledge-based investment decisions. Click here for the flier.
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Benefit from a discounted subscription rate for the Libya Report
The Libya Report is the leading source of economic, business and financial information on Libya, whose water and wastewater market is expected to be among the fastest-growing in the region over the coming years. Click here for further information and to benefit from the British Water discount.
UKTI funding for the following international exhibitions.
Indo Water 2013, Jakarta: 3-5 July 2013
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FENASAN, Brazil: 6-8 August 2013
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UKTI - Open to Export - www.opentoexport.com
Open to Export is a free online service designed to provide a single source of advice, information and intelligence for UK exporters seeking help. It enables you to get feedback directly from government organisations and the business community, including existing exporters and service providers.
UKTI services for SMEs
UK Export Finance
Passport to Export
UKTI report - UKTI Water and Wastewater
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Pick of the international opportunities
France – Exploitation, management and delivery of potable public water services
A public tender has been issued by a group of municipalities in the Parisian region. The tender is a 12-year contract and services include customer-management; buying, filtering and distributing drinking water; management, maintenance and upkeep of installations. Click here for further information.
India: Orange City, Nagpur -waste management design services tender
Design, rehabilitation and commissioning of Water Treatment Plant at Gorewada Pench 2 rehabilitated with augmented from 145 MLD to output capacity 175 MLD as defined in the bidding documents. Contact Revanti.Wadhwa@fco.gov.uk .
Review of UK and EU balance of competences
Call for evidence on trade and investment
This review is taking place over two years, divided into four semesters, and involves seeking the views of the public on the issues. In the recently published Call for Evidence one of the topics is Trade and Investment.Please respond to this call by clicking here . The deadline for submissions is 6 August 2013 .