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Showtime One-on-One Appointments with Overseas Industry Specialists & Advanced Promotion to International Buyers

NPE 2012 is participating in the U.S. Commercial Service International Buyer Program (IBP). Through the IBP, the U.S. Commercial Service and State Department offices located in U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world promote and recruit qualified foreign buyers, agents, and distributors to attend NPE. In an effort to assist U.S. companies, we are pleased to announce the Showtime program at NPE 2012.

Delegation leaders 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 NPE 2012. Meetings will take place the afternoon of April 3rd and all day April 4th.

These delegation leaders 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.

Advanced Promotion to International Buyers: Once you sign up for Showtime appointments with delegation leaders of select countries, as an added-value service we will provide your company information for the delegation leaders to share with the buyer delegates that they will escort to the show. This could result in an increased number of targeted international sales leads for your company. Please be sure to provide detailed information on the registration form about your products/services.

Countries expected to participate at NPE 2012*:









Dominican Republic








*Please note the list of countries participating is subject to change.

Also, if you are interesting in learning about U.S. government export finance programs, consider requesting appointments with The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) by choosing the “Export Finance” option under the Appointment Request/Country Selection in the registration form.

Showtime appointments can take place at your exhibit booth or the International Business Center.

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. There is no fee for this service. This program is open to U.S. companies whose products are at least 51% U.S. content.

*To participate in Showtime one-on-one meetings with delegation leaders, please complete the online registration form here.

Deadline to register is Friday, March 2nd.

For further information regarding Showtime appointments, please contact:
Todd Hiser at, tel: 216-522-4756 or Harry Henson at, tel: 432-552-2490, or Debbie Dirr at tel: 513-684-2944.