CONEXPO-CON/AGG tapped for IBP
By Rock to Road
By Rock to Road
June 3, 2013 – CONEXPO-CON/AGG has earned
International Buyer Program status from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The IBP helps qualified international buyers and distributors attend the show and connect with exhibitors looking
to boost sales and establish connections.
is among a small group of U.S. based exhibitions chosen after passing a
rigorous selection process; the IBP recognizes shows that are top-notch events
serving industries with excellent export potential.
The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG
will be held March 4 to 8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las
Vegas, Nev. The co-located IFPE 2014 exposition will also offer its attendees
the IBP services and benefits.
Under the IBP, the
U.S. government promotes shows through its worldwide network of embassies and
consulates. It also recruits official trade delegations to attend and assists
delegations with travel, housing and registration.
The IBP also provides
exhibitors with practical, hands-on assistance such as export counseling,
market analysis and matchmaking services.
IFPE 2014 will produce a special show Export Opportunities Guide (print and
electronic) to help attendees locate exhibitors interested in doing business
globally through export sales, agency relationships, distributor investment and
joint ventures. The guide will be available at the shows and distributed to
U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) international posts.
International Trade Center (ITC), staffed by experienced DOC trade specialists
and show management staff, will operate during the run of the shows with
multi-lingual interpreters fluent in several world languages, a message center,
phone/fax/e-mail access and private meeting rooms.
international outreach creates more export opportunities
won recognition as the most global of all shows in North America, with
international attendance of 24 per cent in 2011, from more than 150 countries.
For 2014, show management will expand and refine its already-robust
international marketing outreach, especially to emerging markets.
Show management will
establish more matchmaking opportunities and country roundtables to bring
together buyers and sellers. Show management will also work closely with in-country
DOC commercial service officers and exhibitors' regional representatives to
pinpoint specific needs and actions to ensure optimum use of IBP services.