Get ready to do business in the Black Sea Region
Virtual Connections: Southeast Europe is a unique B2B matchmaking program designed to introduce U.S. agribusiness and water technology companies to business opportunities in Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania. Eligible U.S. companies are water solution providers and companies involved in irrigation, water conservation, filtration, purification, de-salination, software, sensors, localized energy sources to run irrigation, and related sectors. This two-part program is designed to give you the information and introductions to decision makers and buyers to start doing business in the region.
Information Session: Get ready to do business in the Black Sea Region
This session will provide market overviews on water solution and irrigation opportunities for U.S. firms in Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania:
- Bulgaria is a leading agricultural crop exporter. Upgrade and investment of irrigation systems to help local farmers is a key priority for the Bulgarian government to help farmers compete abroad. $8 billion U.S. dollars are available for eligible farmers to modernize agricultural enterprises related to water and irrigation infrastructure through EU financial mechanisms.
- Moldova with productive black fertile soils has been shifting to higher-value crops requiring climate-smart rainfed agricultural as the country emerges from severe drought. The government has drafted a National Irrigation Strategy to mobilize and foster partnerships and investment. Recent investments have targeted water management solutions for orchards and vineyards
- Romania is a top E.U. agricultural producer. Only 10% of the country’s 22 million acres of arable land are irrigated. There is strong demand for smart irrigation with green energy and agricultural financing.
- Major opportunities for U.S. suppliers exist in these markets with innovative and efficient irrigation solutions; water management, storage and distribution systems (rainfall harvesting), pumps and appliances; irrigation components (including small-scale, drip and sprinklers; smart/IT technologies for water monitoring and usage.
Connect with buying opportunities in the Black Sea Region
Companies interested in connecting directly can sign up for additional curated matchmaking sessions to meet buyers and government officials.
The link to apply for virtual introductions will be sent out immediately following the information session. The application is free, and companies will be vetted for market suitability. After vetting, the first eight to sign up will meet virtually with our in-country specialists to discuss their specific products/services and the opportunities for such. Once both sides agree to move forward, they will receive a participation agreement (PA) for the virtual connection, which will take place roughly 3 weeks following the signing of the PA.
Between one and three virtual introduction(s) will be organized per market by local U.S. trade specialists who will guide you through the next steps so you can make the sale.
Information Session Details
October 21st @ 12PM EST
Registration required by October 20th, 2021