Through organizing educational seminars and trade missions; providing matching or export counseling services at trade shows; and recruiting buyer delegations to U.S. trade shows, the U.S. Commercial Service in Pittsburgh helps local exporters expand globally. We regularly conduct seminars, conferences, and events to educate U.S. companies and promote U.S. exports.
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The International Buyer Program
Bringing International Buyers to U.S. Trade Shows
About the International Buyer Program
The IBP is a joint government-industry effort that brings thousands of international buyers to the United States for business-to-business matchmaking with U.S. firms exhibiting at major industry trade shows. Every year, the IBP results in approximately a billion dollars in new business for U.S. companies, and increased international attendance for participating U.S. trade show organizers.
Upcoming IBP Shows are listed below:
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: September 26-28
Imaginative new products and services, innovative technologies and learning from the expertise of others are why leaders, managers and decision makers from the mining industry come to MINExpo®. Purchase the innovative mining products and equipment, discover new mining techniques, attend 20 education sessions and connect with peers .
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When: October 8-11
Every three years, Baking Expo™ show gives all segments of the market a platform for showcasing the latest baking technology and exploring complete equipment, ingredient, supply and business solutions. The Baking Expo™ brings it all together, connecting a record number of industry buyers and sellers with the technology, resources and opportunities they need to maximize their success.
Where: New York, NY
When: November 25-30
The Greater New York Dental Meeting has again planned an unparalleled educational program for 2016, featuring some of the most highly regarded educators in the field of Dentistry. There is a choice of full-day seminars, half-day seminars, essays, hands-on workshops, glass-enclosed workshops on the exhibit floor, and a Live Patient Demonstration Area that is sure to fascinate even the most discriminating dentist and staff.
When: January 5-8
The International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It's where business gets done: on the show floor, in and around our conference program, in impromptu connections and in planned Shows and special events. Featuring the innovative power behind the industry’s emerging technology, CES encompasses revolutions in fitness and health, the Internet of things, smart home and other high-growth technologies changing the way we live, work and play. Experience the mind-blowing technology and awe-inducing innovations at CES 2017.
When: January 17-20
World of Concrete is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries showcasing leading industry suppliers featuring innovative products, construction machinery, construction equipment, safety training courses, new technologies and unlimited networking opportunities to give you new ways to sustain and grow your business.
For more than 30 years, the SHOT Show has been the largest and most comprehensive tradeshow resource for retail businesses and range operations. With extensive networking possibilities, non-stop education seminars, and more than 1,600 exhibitors showcasing the newest and hottest products in firearms, ammunition and shooting and hunting accessories, the SHOT Show is a must-attend event.
Where: San Diego, CA
When: January 31 – February 2
DistribuTECH is the leading annual electric power transmission and distribution conference & exhibition event that addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through the transmission and distribution systems to the meter and inside the home. Bringing together 11,300+ individuals from 78 countries, DistribuTECH offers industry professionals from electric utilities, water utilities and other municipal utilities more information and networking opportunities than any other annual T&D event.
Where: Atlanta, GA
The 2017 International Production & Processing Expo will bring together more than 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors in Atlanta, Ga. USA from Jan. 31- Feb. 2, 2017. Hailed as the largest annual trade show for the poultry, meat and feed industries, the show focuses on Innovation - bringing together buyers and sellers of the latest technology of products and services to make your business successful, Education - learning from the experts in free- and fee-based world-class programs beginning Mon., Jan. 30, on topics that cross industry interests, Global Reach - attracting more than 7,200 International visitors from 140 countries, and Networking - meeting new and rekindling old relationships with leaders across the industries.
When: March 7-11
CONEXPO-CON/AGG, where every major construction industry is represented amongst 2,500+ exhibitors over 2,500,000 square feet and more than 140 education sessions including asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more. From contractors to dealers & distributors, service providers, engineers and producers, CONEXPO-CON/AGG brings construction professionals from across all disciplines.
Where: Anaheim, CA
When: March 8-12
Engredea & Natural Products Expo West continue to be the leading trade shows in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 70,000 industry professionals and 3,000 exhibits to the Anaheim Convention Center. Rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the US by Tradeshow Week, Engredea & Natural Products Expo West continue to help attendees reach their business goals.
When: April 24-27
The once distinct fields of media, entertainment and technology are converging and becoming something far greater than the sum of their parts. That’s The M.E.T. Effect — and it’s redesigning the very nature of how we live, work and play. This cultural phenomenon is fueled by internet connectivity and integrated systems, opening up limitless opportunities. Behavior and business have merged to redefine workflows and revenue streams. Corporate alliances are forming and development teams are working vigorously to fill consumer demand for more digital content and immersive experiences. NAB Show® is where global visionaries convene and where this phenomenon comes to life.
Where: Houston, TX
When: May 1-4
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC ranks among the largest 200 tradeshows held annually in the United States and is among the 10 largest meetings in terms of attendance.
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Where: New Orleans, LA
When: May 9-11
Whether you are from the private sector, a small, medium or large public sector waste management company, or a manufacturer or supplier from the U.S. or abroad, count on WasteExpo to bring the entire industry together under one roof.
Where: Chicago, IL
When: May 20-23
Whether you're a chain, an independent, a retailer or a non-commercial operator—from the U.S. or abroad—you have the same charge: develop and deliver a foodservice experience that customers will love at a cost you can sustain. NRA Show brought more than 40 segments of the industry together to find ways to do just that. If you're in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry, you belong here.
Where: Orlando, FL
When: June 14-16
InfoComm is the largest, most exciting event in the United States focused on the pro-AV industry, with nearly 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 40,000 attendees from 110+ countries. The InfoComm show is your once-a-year opportunity to see the latest audiovisual technology, learn the skills that will advance your career, and grow your professional network.
When: June 15-17
Join thousands of entrepreneurs and future business owners at the International Franchise Expo, the largest franchise expo in the country. Meet face-to-face with over 400 proven franchise opportunities. Every industry. Every investment level. Full-time and part-time.
When: June 25-27
The Summer Fancy Food Show 2016 was the largest ever since the show’s 1954 inception. More than 47,000 specialty food professionals filled the exhibit halls to see over 2,670 exhibitors from over 55 countries. Show highlights included Shelf Showdown, a specialty food pitch competition where four first-time exhibitors presented their products to a panel of seasoned specialty food buyers.
Where: Salt Lake City, UT
When: July 26-29
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market has proven to be the leading growth vehicle for retailers and brands of outdoor gear interested in progressing and advancing into multiple channels of the outdoor products marketplace. Summer Market is the outdoor products show where orders are written, new accounts are found, connections are made and brands are launched. From small shops and regional chains, to the largest national and international retailers - Summer Market attracts thousands of buyers and senior level decision makers that are looking for outdoor products, services, brands, fresh ideas, apparel launches, and outdoor innovation. Summer Market is where the latest technical innovations of outdoor gear are found.
When: July 30 – August 3
At the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, you’ll have the opportunity to: connect with global leaders in clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking science in laboratory medicine; Learn about cutting edge technology; and hear vital research and learn about important changes in the field. With more than 200 educational opportunities in the form of lectures, plenary sessions, symposia, short courses, and roundtable sessions, you can design an educational experience that meets your need to stay ahead of changes in the field.
When: September 10-13
Solar Power International (SPI) generates success for solar energy professionals and the global solar industry. SPI sets the standard for solar events as the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America as recognized by Trade Show Executive and Trade Show News Network. With its breadth of industry experts sharing their knowledge and exhibitions from the industry's pacemakers, SPI is the leader among solar trade shows.
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