WEFTEC 2017 will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago from Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, 2017. 


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Global Business Opportunities


Trade Delegations | Global Center Presentations

WEF Plaza 2016
Saturday – Monday, September 26 – 29 | 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, September 29 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, September 30 | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

WEFTEC continues to grow in international scope, attracting an ever-increasing number of exhibitors and visitors from every region of the world, and the Global Center provides the services to meet their unique meeting needs. 

Global Center Services

The Global Center at WEFTEC is full of resources committed to matching international trade delegates and exhibitors with an eye on the worldwide market.  Make important contacts and gain additional knowledge by interacting with the leading manufacturers and representatives in the water and wastewater profession.

International Buyer Program (IBP) at WEFTEC 

WEFTEC 2016 is a  part of the International Buyer Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. International Trade Specialists from the U.S. Department of Commerce are available in the Global Center to provide matchmaking assistance and export trade counseling to international attendees and exhibitors. Contact the Commercial Service Specialist at your local United States Embassy or Consulate to discuss participation.

WEFTEC's Global Center Services Include:

  • Multilanguage translation
  • International lounge for trade delegates and their hosts
  • Presentations of global interest
  • Trade delegate product interest information
  • Export interest directory
  • Interactive kiosks for scheduling delegate-exhibitor appointments
  • Rosters of WEFTEC registrants sorted by state/province and country
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

U.S. Visitor Visa Information 

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It is recommended that you apply for a U.S. Visitor Visa as soon as possible. At times the process can be lengthy.  If you require a visa letter you can download one as you are registering for WEFTEC 2016. 

For more information, or to register as a trade delegation, contact WEF at 1-703-684-2458 or by email at


WEF gratefully acknowledges Suez for their generous sponsorship of the Global Center.  

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