The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting a delegation of key Turkish decision-makers responsible for an upcoming ITS tender worth more than $100 million in Izmir, Turkey. U.S. providers of ITS technologies and services should not miss the opportunity to connect with senior Turkish officials as the City of Izmir moves forward with ambitious plans for infrastructure modernization. The delegation will visit Washington, DC and Houston, Texas from January 29 to February 4, 2012.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency supports the National Export Initiative (NEI) by assisting companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and recerse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.
The objective of this ITS Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) is to introduce the Izmir delegation with U.S. technologies and best practices in intelligent transportation systems for an upcoming ITS project worth more than $100 million in Izmir. The schedule includes meetings with U.S. industry, financial institutions, and U.S. government agencies to exchange information with regard to the commercial, technological, regulatory, and financial aspects associated with intelligent transportation systems. USTDA invites U.S. firms to participate in one-on-one meetings during a Business Briefing on Wednesday February 1, 2012.
Turkey has set ambitious goals to become the 10th largest economy by 2023, when the country celebrates its centennial. In order to reach that goal, Turkey is investing heavily in infrastructure development and transportation systems, making it an attractive place for U.S. companies to explore opportunities for trade. The World Bank’s Doing Business Report of 2012 also ranks Turkey in the top one-third of 183 countries.
The Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is planning to release a multi-million dollar tender for Intelligent Transportation Systems. The tender will offer opportunities for U.S. companies to bid on the following technologies:
- traffic signal controllers
- variable message signs
- vehicle access control equipment
- electronic fare collection systems
- parking guidance and reservation systems
- speed and parking enforcement systems
- traffic management methods
- central control and management systems
Why Should I attend?
The Turkish delegation has expressed specific interest in meeting with U.S. companies before the ITS tender is released later this year. U.S. companies have the advantages of a national ITS architecture based on U.S. standards and the adoption of the National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol. USTDA invites you to participate in a Business Briefing on Wednesday February 1, 2012, to learn about Izmir’s plans for infrastructure modernization and meet one-on-one with the delegates to discuss your company’s ITS technologies and services. There has never been a better time for U.S. firms to explore the rewards of the Turkish ITS market!
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