2017 China Programming      

October 2nd, Chicago, Illinois


October 2nd, 2017  |  11:00 - 12:00 | Main Hall, Global Center

China Market Opportunities Panel

WEFTEC, the U.S. Government Department of Commerce, and water industry consultant, Mandarin Environment, warmly welcome you to attend the 2017 China Market Opportunities Panel for companies interested in learning more about the China market.

Moderated by China water industry specialist, John Robinson, the 5 person panel will include experts in China’s water and wastewater markets. Topics of discussion will include: regulations, competition, industry trends, strategies, risks, emerging opportunities and practical advice for companies looking to capture market opportunities in China. This year we are again adding some discussion points about connecting with Chinese investors who are seeking to invest in US water/wastewater technologies.

Attend this panel discussion if your company is interested in learning about China opportunities and risks.  Informal networking in the Global Center will follow the panel.  Open to all, email Mr Robinson if you have special requests. 

Panelists names will be confirmed in July 2017. 


October 2nd, 2017  |  13:00 - 1900 | Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Technology Presentations

The U.S. Department of Commerce, North America’s largest water industry expo, WEFTEC, and water industry consultant, Mandarin Environment, warmly welcome you to attend the 2017 Water / Wastewater Technology Presentations from U.S. companies interested in finding Chinese partners.

All the presenting companies meet the following criteria: 1) U.S. companies with technologies that have applications in municipal and industrial water and wastewater, 2) they are not start-ups, but their technologies are proven and China-ready, and 3) they are interested in finding Chinese partners, including sales, licensing, R&D or investment.  Last year’s companies included: Aeration Industries, Algal Scientific, ANDalyze, Dais Analytic, Microbe Detectives, Duraflow, Element Six, and Pave Drain.

Invite-only Chinese attendees that attend this program will have an opportunity to hear each company introduce the company background, technology, and specific interests in China. Each U.S. company is offered 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A and networking with Chinese audience. There will be Chinese language interpreters.   Two networking breaks scheduled.

This is an invite-only program for a select number of US technology presenters and Chinese attendees of WEFTEC.  Email Mr Robinson if you have special requests. 

Presenting technology companies will be confirmed in July 2017.