CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 has been named to the U.S. government’s “International Buyer Program” (IBP) in recognition of the show’s global scope and reputation as a leading worldwide event.
The IBP works to increase international attendance at U.S.-based exhibitions and create global business opportunities for show exhibitors. A select number of U.S. trade shows each year receive the IBP designation from the U.S. Department of Commerce after a rigorous selection process.
“CONEXPO-CON/AGG is honored to have again attained this prestigious status that underscores our value and the continued importance of the construction industries in world trade, with 24 percent of attendees at the last show from outside the U.S.,” stated Rich Goldsbury, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 chair and president of Bobcat Company and Doosan.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 will be held March 7-11, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The co-located IFPE exhibition will also offer IBP services and benefits.
Under the IBP, the U.S. government will assist show promotion through its worldwide network of embassies and consulates as well as recruit official trade delegations to attend.
Exhibitors can take advantage of practical, hands-on business assistance from the IBP, including export counseling and market analysis. A “matchmaking” service will bring together international buyers with exhibitors interested in expanding their export business.
Show Services to Assist International Visitors
CONEXPO-CON/AGG show management encourages all international show participants who need visas to initiate the application process well in advance of the show to assure they will be able to attend.
Show Management also partners with industry groups and other organizations to bring delegations of industry professionals together from around the world to CONEXPO-CON/AGG.
Information on visa applications, participating in or organizing a delegation and related information to assist international attendees is online at www.conexpoconagg.com in the Visit/International section.
The show offers a variety of services to make it easier for international industry professionals to plan their visit and conduct business onsite, including an International Trade Center onsite and an official Export Opportunities Guide.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 will:
- Provide multi-language show informational materials (print and online), visa information and Official Letters of Invitation, and assistance to international delegations with travel, housing and registration detail;
- Operate a show International Trade Center (ITC) onsite in a convenient location with experienced DOC trade specialists and show management staff, with services to include multi-lingual interpreters, a message center and lounge area, high-speed internet and computers; and
- Produce a show Export Opportunities Guide (print and electronic) with information on exhibitors interested in doing business globally through export sales, agency relationships, distributor investment and joint ventures.
The ITC will also host a series of market-information updates during the show for key countries and world regions.