Looking to Export? U.S. Commercial Service helps POWER-GEN 2011 exhibitors go global

At the POWER-GEN International 2011 Show, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is ready and willing to assist in your export and partnering efforts.

Ninety-five percent of the world’s potential consumers live outside of the United States, and as a result, more U.S. companies are looking to increase their sales with help from the Commerce Department and other federal agencies, the government says.

Through the U.S. Commercial Service’s International Buyer Program, a number of services are offered to help international attendees and U.S. exhibitors make the most of their experiences at PowerGen 2011:

International Buyer Program (IBP)

Ø  U.S. Commercial Service overseas staffs, located at U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, work to recruit and bring to the show foreign buyer delegations, and help organize their plans for doing business at the show. Several official DOC delegations from all over the world have been recruited to attend PowerGen 2011, including Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, India, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vietnam.

Ø  Trade specialists from the U.S. Commercial Service will be managing the International Business Center (IBC) located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N219.  The IBC is an area where international buyers may negotiate with sellers, obtain advice on appropriate matches and use the facility as a launching pad for “walking the show floor.”  Exhibitors may visit the IBC for export counseling from the Commercial Service and meeting with international buyers off the show floor.  The IBC will be open on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

International Seminars

Ø  Visiting International Buyers will be given an opportunity to make presentations to U.S. energy firms.  All presenters will be asked to provide detailed insight into their specific procurement opportunities and how best to match U.S. supplier with opportunities in their respective markets. All interested exhibiting U.S. suppliers are invited to attend.  International Seminars will take place Tuesday, December 13, 2011, Wednesday, December 14, 2011, and Thursday, December 15, 2011.

For further information on the International Seminars please contact Cynthia Torres at 310-882-1043 (Cynthia.Torres@trade.gov) or Ryan Hollowell 212-809-2678 (Ryan.Hollowell@trade.gov)

Showtime Program

Ø  The U.S. Commercial Service’s Showtime program offers U.S. exhibitors an opportunity to meet with Commercial Specialists from around the world for country specific market advice.  Showtime will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM; and Wednesday December 15, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

For further information on the Showtime program, please visit http://export.gov/california/irvine/events/pgi/index.asp or contact Mr. Jason Sproule at 949-660-7105 or Jason.Sproule@trade.gov.

U.S. Export Pavilion

Ø  Looking for new customers?  The U.S. Export Pavilion offers the latest information about U.S. government export services.  From market research to financing international buyers, the Pavilion's agencies give American businesses the information and assistance they need to succeed in the global marketplace.  Stop by booth number 9224 in the North Hall, and speak to trade specialists from the U.S. Commercial Service, Census Bureau, U.S. Export-Import Bank and other groups.

About the U.S. Commercial Service

With its network of offices in 108 U.S. cities and U.S. Embassies and Consulates in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service connects U.S. companies with international buyers.  This assistance includes export counseling, market research, matchmaking, pre-arranged business appointments abroad through its Gold Key Service, advocacy, videoconferencing, international partner searches, trade events, and more.  For more information please visit www.trade.gov/cs .

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