Global Center

Where the World of Water Meets

 WEF Plaza | Hall G | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

About Global Programming

US Commercial Service Logo (1).jpgExplore the Global Center at WEFTEC for valuable resources connecting international trade delegates and U.S. exhibitors to the global market. Make key contacts and enhance your knowledge by engaging with top manufacturers and representatives in the water and wastewater industry. Benefit from multi-language translation, global presentations, an international reception, and the Trade Delegations/Trade Event Partnership Program (TEPP). It's your hub for global business programming and networking opportunities.

Opening Hours

Sunday, October 6 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 7 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9 | 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.



Global Center Services

Trade Event Partnership Program (TEPP)

WEFTEC 2024 is the only water event selected to be a part of the International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Event Partnership Program (TEPP). U.S. Commercial Service representatives around the world recruit trade delegations with interest in the water sector to attend WEFTEC.  Trade delegates will actively engage with U.S. trade agencies, U.S. exhibitors and fellow attendees to explore new markets, establish new business contacts and conduct B2B engagements on the show floor. ITA Staff will be onsite at the WEFTEC Global Center to assist U.S. exhibiting companies.

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Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Egypt, El Salvador, France, Ghana, Greece, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay and Vietnam.

Global Center Program

Join us at the Global Center for two-and-a-half days of programming including panel and single presentations.  Topics include, but are not limited to PFAS, smart water management, water security, utility management, innovation and business opportunities in countries outside of the U.S. The schedule also includes a networking reception on Monday, October 6.

Global Center Program Schedule

Join Us To Create A Life Free of Water Challenges

Global Center Testimonials

The U.S. Commercial Service Team - Brazil were key to help us develop contacts and new suppliers during WEFTEC in Chicago. We had their support from travel facilitation, through communication with participants and by organizing high-quality meetings at the show.

Davi Lamas
Head of Situation Room
SANASA – Water Utility for the City of Campinas, SP
Campinas, SP Brazil


Global Center Testimonials

WEFTEC has allowed me to interact with companies and agents that seek a common objective to improve the control and management processes in the sustainable use of our most precious resource, water. The importance of participating in this event is to learn about new technologies that the world offers and that allow us to manage the integral water cycle.

Lucierne Obonaga
Potable Water Deputy Manager
Empresas Municipales de Cali – EMCALI
Cali, Colombia


Global Center Testimonials

We were very impressed with the work and dedication of the U.S. Commercial Service before and during WEFTEC 2023. The activities prepared for the Brazilian delegation were very relevant for our company, especially the meeting with directors from WEF and the workshop “Design and Implementation of Membrane Bioreactors in Water Recycling.

Nataska Schincariol
Engineering Director
General Water
Sao Paulo, Brazil


WEF gratefully acknowledges our Global Center sponsor

Code of Conduct

WEF is committed to providing a professional, safe, and welcoming environment during its in-person and virtual events for all water professionals and their guests. WEF expects all attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, media, and other participants to uphold our commitment to diversity and inclusion by helping us provide a positive conference environment for everyone.

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