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The International Buyer Program (IBP) is a joint government-industry effort designed to increase U.S. export sales by promoting international attendance at major U.S. industry exhibitions. Through the IBP, the Department of Commerce recognizes leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential. Events are selected annually through a collegial selection process that results in a worldwide commitment by Commercial Service to support events selected for participation. IBP events provide a venue for U.S. firms to market their products and services to increased numbers of international buyers visiting IBP shows. Commercial Service overseas posts and State Department partner posts assist in promoting IBP events overseas to contacts in the local business and government community.
Your chances of finding the right international business partner greatly increases at a trade show that’s part of the IBP. You’ll not only meet more buyers, representatives and distributors, but your products and services can be listed in the Export Interest Directory and distributed to all international visitors.
You’ll also benefit from:
The Commercial Service project officer and trade show organizer contact can provide you with additional information on the International Buyer Program and other international sales and marketing initiatives at the show.
Exhibiting at an IBP trade show is easy. To register for a show:
If you have any questions regarding a particular show, the Commercial Service project officer and show contacts are available to assist you.