Showtime One-on-One Appointments with Country Specialists

We are pleased to announce the Showtime program, conducted at IWF Atlanta 2014 by the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Woodworking Machinery Specialists from U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world will be at the show and available for one-on-one meetings with U.S. companies exhibiting at and attending the show.

These Commercial Specialists are your U.S. representatives and business advocates in their host countries. They can discuss the current market situation, export issues important to your firm, and export opportunities in their respective markets. If you are already exporting, they are also available to work with you to find additional partners, new markets and/or increase your market share.

Countries participating in 2014*:



Central America






*Please note Showtime appointments are now closed for Brazil, Central America, Colombia, China, and Mexico

Interviews will be in your booth or the International Business Center located in Building B, Room 401.

Advance registration required: These appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis and the schedule fills up quickly. Companies that wish to participate must register in advance through the U.S. Department of Commerce ShowTime Program. There is no fee for this service. The deadline to register is August 12th, 2014.

To participate in these one-on-one meetings with in-country expertise, please complete the form below. We will then forward your completed company profile to our country/industry Commercial Specialists from the countries you select. Meetings are available on August 20 and August 21, 2014.

If you cannot personally attend, please make sure your export and/or international department(s) is aware of this value-added service.

For further information regarding Showtime appointments, please contact:
Stephanie Heckel at, phone: (336) 333-5345 or Juanita Harthun at, phone: (704) 333-4886.

Fields marked with * are required.
OMB Control No.: 0625-0237
Expiration Date: 7/31/18
Contact First Name:*  
Contact Last Name:*  
Title within Organization:*  
Email Address:*  
Daytime Phone Number:  
Fax Number:  
Mobile Number:  
Organization Type:


Organization Name:*  
Organization Web Site:  
Organization Address 1:*  
Organization Address 2:  
Organization City:*  
Organization State:  
Organization Country:*  
Organization Zip Code:  
Number of employees in Business:*  
Estimated Annual Sales:*  

Organization/Product/Service Description:

Does U.S. content represent at least 51% of the value of the finished product?   Yes  No
Are you currently exporting?                              
Yes  No
If not currently exporting, have you exported before? 
Yes  No
Countries you exported to (please provide the names of the countries to which you exported and the approximate dollar value of the organization's worldwide exports for the last two calendar years):
What is your international sales model?

If not the manufacturer, does your firm have documented sales or distribution authorization for the product?

Yes  No  Not Applicable

Do you have an export promotional budget?
Yes  No
Have you participated in any of the following CS services in the last two years?

Product/Service Name:

Select the most important end-user industries for this product:

Product/Service Description:

List the most important end-users for this product:

Please select the international markets for which you would like to meet with our industry specialist. The average duration of each appointment is 20-30 minutes.
How will you participate in the event?  

Visitor Exhibitor

If you are an exhibitor, which is your booth number?  
Available to meet on specified date?  

Yes  No  

Preferred Time of Meeting?  
Any dates or times you are not available for meetings?  

Are you currently working with a United States Export Assistance Center?
(a.k.a., International Trade Administration, U.S. Commercial Service, Department of Commerce)

Yes  No  

If yes, please provide the name of the International Trade Specialist:
In the last 24 months, have you or your company used any market research reports or trade promotion programs, or received counseling from a U.S. Export Assistance Center, Department of Commerce, U.S. Embassy or other government organization?

Yes  No  

If yes, has the program or information provided assisted you in completing your export sales?

Yes  No  

If time allows, could you please explain?



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