At PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will be standing ready to help PACK EXPO exhibitors connect with international buyers through programs and services like the International Buyer Program(IBP). Specialists from the United States and around the world will be available to counsel, discuss markets, direct research, and assist with introductions to international buyers on site. A summary of the services is below, but the best place to experience their benefits is on site, in the International Business Center (IBC) (Room S-225).
International Buyer Program Returns to PACK EXPO
2011 marks the DOC’s 18th partnership with PACK EXPO, working with U.S. embassies and consulates around the world to recruit pre-screened foreign buyer delegations to visit the PACK EXPO from more than 25 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, China, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Tunisia and Thailand. IBP personnel are helping these buyers organize their business plans at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and connecting them with exhibitors on the show floor through matchmaking efforts and guidance on the show floor. Exhibitors can also take advantage of the IBPs free, pre-show matchmaking service by filling out the online form at export.gov by September 14.
Exhibitors can learn more about, and connect with, delegations at the IBC, the hub for international business at the PACK EXPO. International buyers are welcome to use the facility to negotiate deals, get advice on matches, and organize their days. The IBC also provides a valuable selling resource. Trade specialists will be on hand to provide export counseling, matchmaking assistance, and market research to help U.S. companies expand their business globally.
With the help of the DOC’s Agri-business team, the Showtime program creates an opportunity for exhibitors to speak with delegation leaders from the Department of Commerce’s international network, allowing them to acquire information and advice on exporting opportunities and the latest information on prospective markets in countries of interest. Agri-business team members can also make introductions and appointments with international delegates that are interested in sourcing exhibitors’ products. Showtime is also based in the IBC.
U.S. Export Pavilion
Looking for new customers? The U.S. Export Pavilion (Booth 671), offers the latest information about U.S. government export services and is the center of resources your international clients need. From market research to financing for international buyers, the U.S. Export Pavilion’s agencies give American businesses all the resources they need to succeed in the global marketplace. Stop by to discuss trade opportunities with representatives from the DOC’s U.S. Commercial Service, the Census Bureau Foreign Trade Division, the Export-Import Bank, the Bureau of Industry and Security, and the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association.
About the U.S. Commercial Service
U.S. Commercial Service has 108 offices across the United States, and locations in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nearly 80 countries, and uses its global presence and international marketing expertise to connect U.S. companies with international buyers to expand sales. Services provided by the U.S. Commercial Service include export counseling, market research, matchmaking, pre-arranged business appointments abroad, advocacy, international partner searches and trade events. Learn more at www.trade.gov/cs or 800.USA.TRADE.