The International Buyer Program

Bringing International Buyers to U.S. Trade Shows

What’s New

2016 International Buyer Program Select Application Period Now Open!

The International Buyer Program (IBP) is accepting applications for its 2016 IBP Select service offering.  Like the regular IBP service, the core value proposition of IBP Select is that our global network recruits pre-screened international buyers to U.S. trade shows to meet with U.S suppliers exhibiting at those shows. The main difference between IBP and IBP Select is that IBP offers worldwide promotion and recruitment whereas Select focuses on promotion and recruitment in up to five international markets.  The IBP Select service is a great value for smaller shows (under 1,350 exhibitors), shows that are ready to make the strategic shift and focus on international attendance, and shows that are in niche/specialty sectors.  Please see application materials below:

2016 International Buyer Program Select Application

2016 International Buyer Program Select Sample Memorandum of Agreement

2016 International Buyer Program Select Federal Register Notice and Call for Applications

The deadline to submit applications for 2016 IBP Select consideration is Monday, June 22, 2015.  Interested parties should submit their applications via FedEx/UPS to:

Vidya Desai, International Buyer Program
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Mezzanine Level, Suite 800 (USA Trade Center)
Washington, DC 20004

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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.

Whether you are a show organizer, U.S. exhibitor, or international buyer, we can help you grow your business.

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International Buyer Program Trade Show Video Series

International Buyer Program Twitter Account

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