BE2C2 Report — A member of the US Foreign Commercial Service joined a delegation of Pakistani companies from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Multan at Waste Expo 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The expo is the largest annual recycling and waste management trade show in the United States, and runs from May 8-11.
More than 600 exhibitors are displaying their newest innovations and products, including leading companies in the sector, such as Casella Waste Systems, Labrie, Waste Management, Caterpillar, Liebherr, Cummins, and Green Machine.
One of the takeaways at the show is the ‘Zero Waste Lunch’. Industry experts enjoy salad, Abita Amber BBQ shrimp and bananas foster bread pudding, all of which feature salvaged ingredients.
According to the embassy, Pakistani companies will have the opportunity at the expo to negotiate business deals with American firms, improving their operational capabilities and technological know-how in the area of recycling and waste management.
FCS will support the Pakistani companies in attendance with business to business matchmaking, trade counseling, and official site visits for product demonstrations.
Highlighting the importance of the delegation, American Commercial Attache Steve Knode noted, “Events like Waste Expo provide an opportunity
to learn about industry best practices and innovative solutions. We are delighted to showcase to Pakistani companies the very best, cutting
edge recycling and waste management technology. With new methods and machinery, Pakistan’s cities and towns will be cleaner and greener.”
The United States is Pakistan’s largest trading partner, and in 2016, more than 200 Pakistani business people traveled to 15 states to build trade ties between the United States and Pakistan with support from the US FCS.
These trade promotion tours focused on increasing bilateral trade between the two nations, in everything from dairy products to solar power technology.
The US Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. US Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 US cities and in more than 75 countries help US companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.