Global Gateway Export Program Visits Brazil in Fall


The Business Network for Offshore Wind will bring its Global Gateway export program to South America for the first time this fall. The Network will lead a U.S. delegation to Brazil from September 10-15, 2023. The goal is for U.S. companies to understand the country’s emerging offshore wind market and meet with key players in the region, forming business connections that will enable them to export their products and services abroad.

The Global Gateway export program, established in 2021, directly connects U.S.-based companies to the international offshore wind marketplace and supply chain through organized delegation trips to key markets in Europe – and now South America.

Over the past two years, the Network has led four delegation trips to Europe. To date, the Network has tracked more than $30 million in exports through the Global Gateway program. With the expansion into a new market, the Network expects to see a large uptick in global exports for U.S. businesses.

“We look forward to helping U.S. companies tap into Brazil’s fast-growing offshore wind market,” says Liz Burdock, president and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. “Through Global Gateway, we can foster connections that not only benefit U.S. businesses but also accelerate the adoption of offshore wind both domestically and abroad.”

During the Brazil trip delegates will attend key meetings with local suppliers, developers and government officials, including Servtec Energia, State of Ceará Government Officials and Petrobras. Additionally, participants will attend the Brazil Windpower Show, where they will exhibit their businesses within the U.S. Offshore Wind Pavilion and take B2B meetings facilitated by the Network with ABBEólica, EPE, MME, ANEEL and more. View the full itinerary here.

Registration for the Brazil trip closes August 4 and is open to anyone interested in establishing their business in Brazil’s emerging offshore wind market.

Participants can receive funding for a Global Gateway delegation trip through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) from the U.S. Small Business Association, which assists small U.S. businesses with the large up-front costs associated with expansion into international markets. A full list of states that participate in this program and what is included can be found online.

The Global Gateway export program is made possible through the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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