The Network’s Global Gateway export program directly connects U.S.-based companies to the international offshore wind marketplace and supply chain. Through organized delegation trips to key markets in Europe, Asia, and South America, Global Gateway provides your company international introductions and access to our in-depth offshore wind knowledge that will help accelerate the export of your products and services on a global scale.
Offshore wind markets globally do not have enough supplies and services to meet demand. As countries continue to increase their offshore renewable goals, the Network can help position your company to play a valuable part in the growing global offshore wind supply chain.
Global Gateway delegation trips are designed to help you gather market information and establish the connections you need to export to key international markets. Trips include tailored industry introductions for your business, a curated itinerary that features tours that represent various sectors of the industry, invite-only receptions and meetings, and a spot within the U.S. Offshore Wind Pavilion booth at renowned international offshore wind trade shows and conferences.
Participants will exhibit at the annual Brazil Windpower conference with the Business Network in the U.S. Offshore Wind Pavilion and participate in an Offshore Wind Education Tour where they will learn about Brazil’s emerging offshore win market, visit offshore wind facilities, and meet with government agencies, local suppliers, and port authorities.
Learn about floating offshore wind and build connections with international industry experts in Bilbao, Spain. Delegates will attend the annual WindEurope conference, exhibit with the Business Network for Offshore Wind in the U.S. Offshore Wind Pavilion, and participate in a Floating Offshore Wind Study Tour.
Visit the leading country in offshore wind!
Participants will attend and exhibit at RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind Conference and visit offshore wind facilities in the region, and exhibit with the Business Network for Offshore Wind Pavilion.
Join the Network to participate in one of the world’s largest wind energy conferences that only happens every two years: WindEnergy Hamburg.
Delegates will exhibit with the Business Network for Offshore Wind in the U.S. Offshore Wind Pavilion, and meet with businesses across industry sectors.
The Network directly connects Global Gateway participants to the international offshore wind marketplace and supply chain. Through valuable industry introductions and attendance at renowned international offshore wind tradeshows and conferences, participants gain market knowledge and make the essential connections needed to increase exports to grow their business.
Key Benefits to Your Business:
Did you know that you can fund your Global Gateway delegation trip through a grant from the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)? This program from the U.S. Small Business Association assists small U.S. businesses with the large up-front costs associated with expansion into international markets. STEP offers grants that may help fund your participation in the Global Gateway delegation trips. For a full list of states that participate in this program and what is included, click here. Interested in learning more? Contact Bettina Geissbuehler, Director of Business Development and Global Outreach.
The Global Gateway export program is made possible through the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) Grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce. MDCP is the U.S. government’s most successful export assistance program. The awards help nonprofit organizations pursue innovative projects that address trade barriers, enhance industry competitiveness, and generate exports that create or sustain U.S. jobs.
The MDCP grant established a partnership between the International Trade Administration and nonprofit industry groups like trade associations and standard-developing organizations, to pursue innovative projects that address trade barriers, enhance industry competitiveness, and generate exports that create or sustain thousands of U.S. jobs. The average MDCP project generates nearly $100 million in exports.