AWWA and ITA to co-host United States pavilion at WETEX in April 2015


DENVER -- The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) announced today an agreement to co-host a United States pavilion at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) April 21-23, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. WETEX is an international show focusing on the areas of water conservation, saving natural resources and building a sustainable environment.

AWWA, the world’s oldest and largest water association, and ITA have contracted with Kallman Worldwide Inc. to manage the United States pavilion at WETEX for U.S.-based exhibitors looking to expand their businesses in the international water sector. Kallman Worldwide Inc. is an international tradeshow organizing company that represents and promotes the world’s leading events.

To assist in covering the cost for exhibitors in the pavilion, AWWA will use award funds received from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Market Development Cooperator Program. The Department of Commerce recently presented AWWA with the award to support projects aimed at increasing U.S. exports, creating jobs and strengthening America’s global competitiveness.

“Both AWWA and ITA are eagerly anticipating a presence at 2015’s WETEX in a co-hosted United States pavilion,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. “We are striving to reach the international water sector, and this partnership with ITA and the award funds provided to us by the U.S. Department of Commerce are helping us to accomplish that goal.”

Interested Exhibitors: Exhibitors interested in attending WETEX as part of the U.S. pavilion can contact Danny Maksad at Kallman Worldwide.

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements. ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad.

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