Trade Events

Trade Events

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:

  • Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Where: Salt Lake City, UT

When: August 3-6

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is committed to delivering the widest and most comprehensive outdoor buyer demographic that has open-to-buy and a passion for the outdoors. Summer Market is the largest outdoor sports show of its kind, and caters to a specialty audience. Not just technical innovations and outdoor sports apparel, Outdoor Retailer Summer Market takes pride in the outdoor conference offerings – providing education to retailers, reps and manufacturers to improve business.

More Information/Register here

  • International Woodworking Fair

Where: Atlanta, GA

When: August 24-27

The International National Woodworking Fair 2016 will be one of the top woodworking trade shows in the world for the furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking industries.

More Information/Register here

  • Farm Progress Show

Where: Boone, IA

When: August 31-September 27

The Farm Progress Show is the ‘World’s Fair Agriculture’ with its huge exhibit field and product demonstrations.

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  • Solar Power International

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: September 12-15

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. SPI has also been among the Gold 100 for seven years running and named "Stickiest Show Floor" by Trade Show Executive for the innovative ways in which attendees stay engaged.  With its breadth of industry experts sharing their knowledge and exhibitions from the industry's pacemakers, SPI is the leader among solar trade show.

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  • Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference

Where: New Orleans, LA

When: September 24-28

WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today.

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  • MINExpo International 2016

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 .

More Information/Register here

  • International Baking Industry Exposition

Where: Las Vegas, NV

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.

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  • Greater New York Dental Meeting 2016

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. 

More Information/Register here




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