PennWell's Brazil Events are Endorsed by U.S. Department of Commerce

Jul 30, 2013, 11:02 ET from PennWell Corporation

LONDON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

PennWell's Brasil-based co-located power events, POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil, are receiving backing from the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). This official vetting by the USDOC solidifies the reputability of these events to the Brazilian Government and local industry leaders, specifically indicating that business objectives can be met and growth can be achieved while attending. This valuable support is expected to increase interest and participation from both regional and international exhibitors and delegates.

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Being selected as part of U.S. Department of Commerce's Trade Fair Certification program represents a cooperative partnership between the events' organizer, PennWell, and the U.S. government providing which will provide a groundswell of support, opening up new markets and export channels for U.S. products and services in Brazil.

In addition to the prestige associated with this endorsement, the Certification program provides invaluable assistance with trade show-related services such as coordination of event services and promotional support as well exhibitor marketing facilitation. The certification also serves as a vital entree for U.S. firms to enter and expand foreign markets and ensures a high-quality, multi-faceted opportunity for American companies to successfully market overseas.

PennWell do Brasil, PennWell's newly established Brasil-based and operated subsidiary, proudly presents POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil as an unprecedented platform for 2013 - one that showcases what's New, Now, and Next for all facets of the region's power generation, transmission and distribution markets.

For U.S. attendees of POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil, the benefits of the joint venture with the U.S. Department of Commerce are abundant - most notably is the opportunity to consult with U.S. Commercial Service staff, including trade specialists, about generating leads, trade counseling and market research to enhance their profile.

PennWell's video webcast "How to Break Into the Brazilian Market" provides an additional resource for great insights and understanding about how to effectively set up a presence in Brazil. This features on-the-ground expert Igly Serafim, Senior Business Development Specialist, International Trade Administration, at the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Registration for the webcast video is complimentary and can be viewed at

PennWell is renowned for commitment to excellence and close cooperation with the international business community with a 25-year history of running international conferences and exhibitions that now total more than 60 events across 6 continents worldwide. Its tri-located Brazil trade show, POWER-GEN Brasil. HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil provide the perfect gateway for companies to enter the local market and meet one-on-one with potential partners as highly advocated by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

From 24-26 September, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, thousands of electric power professionals from throughout the world will join together for PennWell's trio of leading industry events -- POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil, and DistribuTECH Brasil. The event provides total access to the top experts and service and product providers in the power generation and delivery markets … All Under One Roof! To register or for more information about how to participate in one of the most dynamic, exciting gatherings of the year which is expect to bring together a worldwide audience of 2 000 + attendees and more than 100 exhibitors spanning over 20 countries from the electric power generation, transmission and distribution markets in Brazil and the Latin American region, visit

About PennWell Corporation:

Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the electric power generation and delivery and hydropower sectors plus other diverse markets. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services.  In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, UK; Houston, Texas; San Diego and Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China.

About PennWell do Brasil:

PennWell do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro was officially launched on 8 April 2013. The opening of this local office signifies an important milestone in the continued growth of POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil.

The momentum seen by these events thus far underscores the importance of such a platform to the industry and the acute international interest in the Brazilian market. Having a local Brazilian office enables optimal support for the energy industry in Brazil with local currency registration, logistical and invoicing capabilities.

Joining PennWell's major offices located around the world in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China, PennWell do Brasil furthers the company's strategic expansion in the global media marketplace and supports PennWell's rapidly expanding energy businesses in Brazil

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