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Showtime Program and B2B Matchmaking Program

*** Showtime and B2B registration are now closed***

For further questions or assistance, please go to the CIT Room in NRG Arena, Second Floor, Room 2

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for professionals who sell products related to the offshore oil and gas industries. The conference attracts delegations from more than 100 countries.

The U.S. Department of Commerce is excited to offer U.S. exhibitors at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) services to assist in entering or increasing their presence in international markets!

There are two primary value-added services through the International Buyer Program (IBP) at OTC 2017: Showtime and B2B Matchmaking.

Showtime Program
Showtime offers you a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with our Commercial Specialists from U.S. Embassies and Consulates who have recruited delegations of vetted, legitimate buyers from their markets to attend OTC 2017. You will be briefed on individual market opportunities and challenges related to the offshore oil and gas industries sectors and market potential for your products & services. All meetings will last 30 minutes.

Eastern Europe
Azerbaijan
Montenegro
Ukraine

Middle East
Kuwait
Qatar
UAE

Middle East
Saudi Arabia

Middle East
Iraq

ME North Africa
Egypt
Libya

Near East Asia
India

North America
Canada

North America
Mexico

South America
Brazil

South America
Trinidad & Tobago

South America
Argentina

Southern Africa
Mozambique
Tanzania

West Africa
Ghana
Nigeria
Senegal

Western Europe
Iceland
Norway

United States
The Export-Import Bank of the United States

United States
U.S. Department of Commerce - Industry & Analysis

United States
Small Business Administration

     

Additionally, representatives from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (ExIm) and Industry and Analysis (I&A) will be available for meetings.

  • SBA provides a number of financial assistance programs for small businesses that have been specifically designed to meet key financing needs, including debt financing, surety bonds, and equity financing.
  • EXIM fills in the gap for American businesses by equipping them with the financing tools necessary to compete for global sales when private sector lenders are unable or unwilling to provide financing.
  • I&A will offer market intelligence to U.S. companies attending OTC 2017. The OEEI analyst will provide a briefing on the 2017 Upstream Oil and Gas Equipment Top Markets Report produced by ITA, which looks at priority markets and evaluates the market potential for 151 countries. In addition, the OEEI analyst will be available to discuss market prospects in countries not highlighted in the 2017 Upstream Oil and Gas Equipment Top Markets Report, as well as other tools and resources offered by I&A to U.S. exporters in the oil and gas industry.

Showtime appointments will take place at the NRG ARENA, Second Level, Room 3 from 9-5 pm Tuesday, May 2 and 9-1 pm Thursday, May 4. Meetings will last 30 minutes. There is no fee to participate. All products and service must be at least 51% U.S. content.

B2B Matchmaking Program
Let us help you, the U.S. supplier, connect with international buyers before, during, and after the show, with our exclusive business-to-business matchmaking program. Register for this service and your company profile will be shared with pre-screened international buyers attending the 2017 OTC. In addition to the countries listed above, we are also expecting unescorted buyer delegations from the following countries:

Far East Asia
Malaysia

Middle East
Jordon
Oman

Middle East
Jordon
Oman

Southern Africa
Angola
Congo
Kenya

South America
Colombia

South Pacific
Australia

Eastern Europe
Kazakhstan

     

B2B meetings are scheduled to take place during the entire OTC17 show, from May 1-4, 2017.

Questions
B2B - Peter Tataris at Peter.Tataris@trade.gov
Showtime - Crystal Mills at Crystal.Mills@trade.gov and Bernadette Rojas at Bernadette.Rojas@trade.gov



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