Trade Show Organizers

Benefits of participating in the International Buyer Program (IBP) include:

  • Worldwide promotion of your trade show executed through a global network of trade professionals in more than 75 countries and across the United States.
  • Recruitment of qualified international buyers, representatives, and distributors to your show.
  • Dedicated pre-show and at-show support from a project officer to optimize global show promotion, recruitment, logistics, and on-site IBP activities.

The 2015 International Buyer Program Application Period is Now Closed.

Application Process documents:

1. 2015 International Buyer Program Application

2. Sample 2015 IBP MOA

3. FAQs – Annual IBP Application Period

Participation Fees

IBP Track Record of Success

In fiscal year 2013, the International Buyer Program (IBP) recruited over 11,500 prospective buyers from 105 international markets to come to participating U.S. trade events to meet U.S. exporters. Four out of five show organizers in FY2013 were “highly satisfied” with the International Buyer Program and eighty percent of International Buyer Program applicants for 2014 trade events were repeat customers.

The comparative advantage of the IBP versus other B2B matchmaking service offerings is it enables U.S. companies to meet a breadth of prospective buyers from around the world all in one domestic venue. Given this, there is significant demand from U.S. trade show organizers to participate in the IBP.  Between 2010 and 2012, the percentage of repeat IBP applicants exceeded 60 percent, indicating strong customer satisfaction among our trade show organizer clients.

Find out about the IBP Select Program.