U.S. community and business delegates participating in the joint U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)/International Trade Administration (ITA) Clean Technology Trade & Investment Mission moved on to Brussels, Belgium on Thursday after spending three very productive days exploring opportunities to increase exports and attract foreign direct investment in the United States while in Lyon, France at Pollutec, a tradeshow that featured the world's leading international exhibit for the environment and sustainable development markets.
arriving in Brussels, the delegation participated in a reception hosted by U.S.
Ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman at the Ambassadorâ€™s residence. The
event, hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce Brussels (AmCham) and Xerox
gave the delegates an opportunity to make important international connections
with companies involved in the clean technology sector.
Ambassador Gutman; AmCham President Scot Beardsley; EDA Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Brian McGowan; and Xerox Director of Global Services Phillipe Janssens addressed the delegation during the function.