New IBP Select Program
To support more U.S. trade shows, the U.S. Commercial Service is piloting a new service called IBP Select. Like -the regular IBP service, the core value proposition of IBP Select is that the U.S. Commercial Service 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 no more than five international markets.
What are the differences between IBP and IBP Select?
o Recruitment of foreign buyer delegations is limited to 5 delegations.
o CS staffing at the venue will be 2 Global Teams members versus 1 IBP Project Officer and 2 Global Teams members. (The IBP Office will still handle all administrative aspects of the IBP, e.g., MOA, cost recovery, etc.)
o The price is $5,000 versus $9,800.
o The show organizer must only provide 900 square feet for the International Business Center versus 1,600 square feet.
IBP Select shows in 2013
For the 2013 pilot IBP Select program, only shows that applied for the 2013 IBP program were selected. If you are interested in participating in the 2014 IBP Select Program, please apply to the 2014 IBP program by December 10, 2012 and clearly state in your narrative statement that you are applying for IBP Select. Read more about the 2014 application process.