The International Buyer Program

Bringing International Buyers to U.S. Trade Shows

What’s New

2015 International Buyer Program SELECT Now Accepting Applications!

The International Trade Administration is now accepting applications for the International Buyer Program SELECT service for trade events taking place between January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  Details regarding the application, eligibility, participation requirements, and selection process are provided in the Federal Register Notice below. The deadline for applying to the International Buyer Program SELECT for 2015 events is Monday, May 19, 2014.

To be considered for the 2015 IBP SELECT, applicants need only submit a completed application form (available through the link below) by May 19, 2014. There is no fee to apply. However, a participation fee will be required if accepted into the program.  Applications should be submitted via courier service (ie. FedEx, UPS) to the following address:

Gary Rand

Director, International Buyer Program

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Mezzanine Level, Suite 800

Washington, DC 20004

Should the applicant be accepted into the program, a signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) along with applicable program fee will be required within 30 days of the written notification of acceptance into the 2015 IBP SELECT. A sample MOA is provided through the link below for reference purposes only. The MOA outlines the terms of participation that accepted applicants must commit to if accepted into the program. The Federal Register Notice sets forth objectives, procedures and application review criteria associated with support for domestic trade shows by the IBP.

The IBP expects to issue the results of this process in July 2014.  Please contact us at should you have any questions regarding the application process.

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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