Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia

February 29, 2012

June 4-7, 2012

The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing an Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to Russia to be led by a senior government official next June.  The trade mission is targeting a broad range of technologies including: electricity transmission infrastructure, smart grids, energy storage, road construction materials and green building, environmental goods and services, especially water treatment and water efficiency, which reduce the environmental impact of industrial processes and energy generation.

The trade mission fee, including lodging for one person per company is $2,650 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (fewer than 500 employees) or $3,200 for large firms.  The fee for each additional representative is $500.

New legislation and national goals addressing energy inefficiency and climate change, and the need to improve environmental services to the general public are generating a demand for energy efficient  products and services and environmental technologies in Russia. Russia presents lucrative opportunities for U.S. firms in these sectors.

The mission will include one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meeting with national and regional government officials; and networking events in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Apply at: http://export.gov/trademissions/russiaenergy/.

For more information contact: Anne Novak at (202) 262-7764 or Anne.Novak@trade.gov.


  1. Interesting post. How is one chosen for the trip?

  2. I am interested to know what the results of the trade mission on energy efficiency produced as far as an increase in trade between our nations, and the impact of these topics on the Russian economy. Is there any data on the results?

    • The objective of the mission was to help U.S. firms gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to Russia. The increased exports that result from a trade mission often occur a significant time afterwards. However, several companies have already informed us that they have had success in these areas as a direct result of their participation in the trade mission. We do not measure the impact of these topics on the Russian economy.

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