The U.S. Department of Commerce is holding its flagship event, Discover Global Markets, in Providence, RI from September 20-22, 2022. The topic is The Blue Economy: A New Age in Ocean Technology, Sustainability and Logistics.

The three-day event brings together bring international buyers, foreign ministries, and U.S. commercial diplomats with local companies interested in market opportunities, the project pipeline and how to operationalize a strategy to bring increased export business. Topics include in marine renewables, commercial marine, port technology & services, maritime security & defense, ocean sciences, and other related industries.

In-country market experts, including foreign buyers, distributors, representatives, government officials, and key decision-makers are available for pre-scheduled meetings with attendees.

Industry experts based at U.S. Embassies around the world are attending, from Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pacific Islands, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

These countries have outlined their market landscapes including identifying trends, opportunities, best prospects and barriers to entry.Here is a list of international delegates.

Known as The “Ocean” state, Rhode Island is home to a wide range of maritime industries, including boat building and servicing; advanced materials and component boat/ship systems development; undersea technologies with defense and commercial applications (dual-use); ocean sciences and engineering; marine tourism; and coastal community and environment preservation.