USDOC’s International Buyer Program brought 1000+ delegates to SPI 2018, and on we are on target to exceed that number in 2019
The International Buyer Program (IBP) benefits U.S.-based exhibitors by bringing overseas delegations to meet with U.S. exhibitors to make connections that lead to export partnerships and export sales.
Solar Power International (SPI), Energy Storage International (ESI), and North America Smart Energy Week are participating in the IBP for a fourth year in a row; a complimentary export program which brings more than 1,000 international attendees to SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week to meet with U.S. exhibitors to increase export partnerships and export sales.
B2B Matchmaking Program
As a U.S. supplier, connect with international buyers before, during, and after the show, with this exclusive business-to-business matchmaking program. Register for this service and your company profile will be shared with pre-screened international buyers attending SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week in 2019. Meet with dozens of delegations onsite.
Meet one-on-one with Commercial Specialists from U.S. Embassies and Consulates who have recruited delegations of buyers from their markets to attend SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week! Get briefed on market potential for your products/solution/services as well as individual market opportunities.
U.S. Exhibitors: The U.S. Department of Commerce's (USDOC) IBP will offer a complimentary Showtime, B2B Matchmaking and U.S. Export Interest Directory programs for U.S. exhibitors that allows them to meet one-on-one with IBP delegation leaders from more than 50+ overseas markets and connect with over 1,000 IBP delegates at the show. Contact Brian Beams and Anthony Sargis if you are interested in participating in any of these export programs. There is no charge, however, you must register to be included.
U.S. Export Interest Directory
A PDF of the U.S. Export Interest Directory will be distributed electronically to all 1,000+ IBP delegates and hard copies of the Directory will be available to all international attendees at SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week through the IBP.
Participation in the three USDOC export programs are available only to U.S. exhibitors whose products represent U.S. content of at least 51%.
Map of IBP Delegations
View these maps of IBP delegations recruiting delegates/buyers to attend SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week 2019. U.S. exhibitors can contact IBP Project Officer Mark Wells (Mark.Wells@trade.gov) to learn more about meeting with these delegations and the export programs being implemented for U.S. exhibitors:
Larger planes represent larger size delegations (e.g., Benin, Brazil, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, India, Mali, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, etc.)