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2018 World of Concrete

International Buyer Program
January 23-26, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

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Meet with Commercial and Industry Experts from
over 40 U.S. Embassies and Consulates at the 2018 World of Concrete Show

World of Concrete is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries featuring 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. There will be more than 55,000 registrants, occupying over more than 700,000 net square feet of exhibit space for more than 1,500 exhibiting companies.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP), in partnership with INFORMA PLC, is excited to offer U.S. exhibitors at the 2018 World of Concrete the opportunity to connect with Commercial Specialists and buyer delegations to increase your export opportunities in the following markets:

Africa

Ethiopia

Ghana

Guinea

Nigeria

South Africa

Tanzania

Tunisia

The Americas

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Guatemala

Honduras

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Trinidad & Tobago

Venezuela

Asia & Oceania

Australia

Bangladesh

China

India

Indonesia

S. Korea

Malaysia

New Zealand

Philippines

Europe

Hungary

Russia

The Netherlands

Ukraine

North Africa & Middle East

Algeria

Egypt

Iraq

Kuwait

Morocco

Qatar

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

*Please check back for updates as the list of countries is likely to change

The 2018 World of Concrete Show is a proud participant in the International Buyer Program (IBP) at the U.S. Department of Commerce: https://worldofconcrete.com/Attendee/Home/International/INTERNATIONALBUYERPROGRAM

There are two FREE value-add services, offered by the International Buyer Program at 2018 World of Concrete:

SHOWTIME PROGRAM

Meet 1-on-1 with Commercial Specialists from several U.S. Embassies and Consulates experts in the commercial concrete and masonry construction sectors in their respective countries. During your Showtime appointment, you will be briefed on market opportunities and challenges related to your product in that market. All Showtime appointments will last 20 minutes.

Showtime appointments can take place, either at your booth or at the International Business Center located in Central Hall. There is no fee to participate. All products and services must contain at least 51% U.S. content.

* You may also request meetings covering Export Finance and U.S. Construction Industry Developments:

1- SBA: Learn about their financing programs to support U.S. exporters: “Export Express Loan”, “Export Working Capital”, “International Trade Loan”

2 - Ex-Im Bank: Learn to maximize your export potential through competitive credit terms, leveraging your capital base and protecting against non-payment.

3 – U.S. Construction Industry Developments: Department of Commerce Industry Specialist: Obtain the latest insights on trends and issues affecting the US construction materials and construction machinery industries:

  • Brian Ledgerwood, Industry Analyst, Construction Materials
  • Kit Rudd, Industry Analyst, Construction Machinery

B2B MATCHMAKING PROGRAM

Meet qualified international buyers before and after the show through our B2B Matchmaking Program. While registering below, be sure to “opt-in” to B2B and your company profile will be shared with pre-screened international buyers and distributors by our U.S. Embassy and Consulates in 45 countries. Some of these leads may result in meetings for you at the show. You will be notified immediately once an international buyer or partner expresses interest in your company so you may follow-up directly to arrange a meeting.

Questions?

Showtime: Oscar.Magana@trade.gov B2B matchmaking: Jasmine.Braswell@trade.gov

Deadline to register is Wednesday, January 10, 2018. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Oscar Magana (Oscar.Magana@trade.gov, 210-472-4020) or Jasmine Braswell (Jasmine.Braswell@trade.gov, 949-660-1424) with any questions. Final appointment schedules will be emailed to registrants on Monday, January 15, 2018.

For Showtime and B2B Matchmaking, please complete your registration below:

*Note: If you are also interested in registering for the B2B Matchmaking, remember to check the B2B Opt-in circle in the form below. The same data will be used.  Both services are at no cost to U.S. exhibitors.

Fields marked with * are required.
OMB Control No.: 0625-0237
Expiration Date: 1/1/20
     
Contact Information:    
Company Name:*  
Salutation
(Mr./Ms./Dr.):*
 
First Name:*  
Last Name:*

 
Title:*  
Address:  
City:*  
State:*  
Zip Code:  
Email Address:*  
Mobile Number at Show:  
Confirm Email Address:*  
Web Site:  
If you are an exhibitor, please list your Hall and booth number?  
     
Company Profile:    
     
Year Organization Was Established:  
Company Type:
 
 

 

 
Number of employees in Company:*  
     
Please describe your products or service in 100 words or less (if you opt-in to B2B, we will use this description on your profile):


 
 
List the most important end-users for this product (if you opt-in to B2B, we will use this end-user list on your profile):

 
 
Does U.S. content represent at least 51% of the value of the finished product?   Yes  No
     
Have you exported before?   Yes  No
     
Showtime Appointment Request & Country Selection
 

What dates and times are you NOT available for meetings during January 23-26, 2018?

     
Meeting Location:    

Your Booth
International Business Center

 
 
Country Selection for Showtime:
     
Please select the international markets for which you would like to meet with our industry specialist. The average duration of each appointment is 20-30 minutes. Due to limited appointment slots, we ask that you select only 8 countries (in order of priority). We will do our best to accommodate your requests.

1.          5.   

2.          6.   

3.          7.   

4.          8.   
     
BONUS: The below appointments will be scheduled with the following offices once their presence at the show is confirmed (will not count towards you selection of 8 above):
SBA (Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade)  
Ex-Im Bank
Brian Ledgerwood, Industry Analyst, Construction Materials
Kit Rudd, Industry Analyst, Construction Machinery
     
Please specify the specific questions you might have for the Specialists with whom you've just requested an appointment:
     
   
     
     
Select the categories you provide products/services for:
 
Concrete Production   Decorative Concrete Products Foundations/Ground Prep Heavy Equipment
Landscape/Hardscape Masonry Material Handling Precast/Concrete Masonry
Repair & Demolition Safety Equipment Technology/Software/Hardware  
     
* B2B Matchmating Opt-in (no cost) (same date from above will be used):
     
Are you interested in opting into our B2B Matchmaking program and having your profile shared with international buyers, distributors, agents, end-users, foreign gov't buyers, etc.?
Yes  No    
     
What kind of business relationship are you seeking in international markets?
     
Distributor/Representative/Agent Joint Venture Other
Direct Sales Licensing  
     
Your Local U.S. Department of Commerce Office (U.S. Commercial Service)
     

Are you currently working with a United States Export Assistance Center?
(a.k.a., International Trade Administration, U.S. Commercial Service, Department of Commerce)

Yes  No  

If yes, please provide the name of the office or International Trade Specialist so that we may include him/her on future communications:
After you click "Submit", a confirmation form will be presented. Thank you!

  

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