U.S. Commercial Railroad & Infrastructure Trade Delegation to Visit U.A.E. in June

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Joint U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council-Association of American Railroads delegation to explore opportunities for U.S. companies in U.A.E.’s growing rail & Infrastructure sector

The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) will lead a “U.S. Commercial Railroad and Infrastructure Mission to the United Arab Emirates” from June 20th-24th, 2010. The trade mission will allow U.S. companies in the railway technology, services, operator, and infrastructure supply sectors to develop a bi-lateral railroad and trade relationship between the U.S. and the U.A.E.

The development of the 1,500-kilometer Union Railway in the U.A.E. is in the beginning stages of what will be a long-term investment to build state-of-the-art rail networks across the nation and the region. This delegation will give American businesses the opportunity to compete in the fast-moving Union Railway project from an early stage. It is critical that U.S. companies move quickly as key sourcing decisions will be made in the coming weeks and months.

In announcing the trade mission, U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council President Danny Sebright said, “U.S. participation in the competition for the multi-billion dollar Union Railway project will further advance the bi-lateral trade relationship and may assist in creating and sustaining long-term American job growth.”

“The Association of American Railroads is excited to offer this tremendous opportunity to its membership as the U.A.E. builds a world class freight and passenger railway network,” said Edward R. Hamberger, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads..

The Mission will include an industry briefing hosted by the U.A.E.'s Union Railway executives. There also will be an independent emphasis placed on the cultivation of relationships between U.S. industry representatives and potential counterparts in U.A.E. industry.

Trade delegation participants also will conduct site visits to major inland and naval port facilities as well as other locations in the U.A.E. related to the Infrastructure.

The mission is certified by the Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is supported by the U.A.E. Embassy Trade and Commercial Office in Washington, D.C.

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