International Buyer Program
DistribuTECH Conference
January 28-30, 2014 in San Antonio

The DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition is the premier trade show and business networking forum for electric utilities, transmission & distribution vendors, and a wide range of technology companies providing solutions for the smart grid. Industry leaders will gather in San Antonio to advance international business opportunities and partnerships to deliver smart grid solutions to grid reliability, efficiency, and security challenges facing utilities and governments around the world.

The U.S. Commercial Service will offer the following international programs to expand the opportunities for international business partnerships at DistribuTECH.

Show Time Counseling Meetings with Foreign Commercial Service Representatives
Tuesday, January 28 & Wednesday, January 29, Room 103B
Electricity Market and Energy Specialists from the following countries will be attending DistribuTECH (with their international buyer delegations) to meet with U.S. companies to discuss international business strategies and assess potential sales overseas:
Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden/Nordic Region, Turkey, United Kingdom, U.S. Export-Import Bank, U.S. TDA

Please register soon as space is limited for the Showtime Meetings: http://export.gov/california/irvine/events/distributech2014/index.asp
For questions on Show Time, please contact Jason.Sproule@trade.gov

B2B Matchmaking with International Buyers
Tuesday, January 28 & Wednesday, January 29, Room 103B
International delegation members will be on hand to meet with U.S. company representatives to discuss overseas business opportunities.
For questions on B2B Matchmaking, please contact Karl.Kailing@trade.gov

To take part in the B2B Matchmaking program, U.S. companies should register at: https://ibp.expoplanner.com/?do=exhibCenter.login&event_id=89

Country Briefings: Smart Grid Business Opportunities Overseas
Wednesday, January 29, 3:00-5:00pm, Room 102A/B
Electricity Market and Energy Specialists from Europe, Western Hemisphere, and Asia will provide overviews on specific policy developments and business opportunities abroad. U.S. companies aiming to expand business in overseas markets are encouraged to attend.
For questions on Country Briefings, please contact Shannon.Fraser@trade.gov

Government Roundtable: Smart Grid Policy and Regulatory Challenges
Thursday, January 30, 10:00am-12:00pm, Room 102A/B
U.S. Government representatives will highlight recent developments on smart grid and energy efficiency projects, including policy developments and government efforts to support smart grid development, with an emphasis on regulatory issues, standards and interoperability, and common smart grid challenges facing governments around the world.
For questions on the Government Roundtable, please contact Andrew.Bennett@trade.gov

The U.S. Commercial Service Energy Team
coordinates international business development
programs, thereby advancing U.S. exports of
energy-related products and services to overseas markets.