U.S. Exhibiting Companies Only -
INTERNATIONAL MATCHMAKING PLATFORM
Deadline: October 1, 2020, 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time
*For questions about the matchmaking platform, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]
WEFTEC Connect is part of the Trade Event Partnership Program (TEPP; formerly known as the International Buyer Program -IBP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA). U.S. Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to participate in this program to liaise with vetted international buyers visiting the show as part of a trade delegation.
The Trade Event Partnership Program provides global reach and uses U.S. Department of Commerce personnel in U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide to promote WEFTEC to local water professionals. Organized delegations from 20+ countries come to WEFTEC to learn about equipment, products and services offered by water technology manufacturers. Onsite at WEFTEC, ITA Staff will provide overseas market counseling for exhibiting U.S. exporters looking for opportunities in a specific market or region and set up B2B meeting for U.S. Exhibitors with potential trade delegation buyers.
The Online Matchmaking Platform is promoted specifically to international and trade delegate registrants to highlight U.S. companies with export interests to this growing audience. Data collected in the platform will be used by leaders of the U.S. Commercial Service Trade Delegations as well as the international buyers to match with goods and services provided by U.S. exhibiting companies.
This opportunity is only open to U.S. companies exhibiting at WEFTEC 2020. In accordance to U.S. Department of Commerce policy, products and services included in the Online Matchmaking Portal must meet either criteria:
- Produced or manufactured in the United States.
- If produced or manufactured outside the United States, must contain at least 51% U.S. content and must be marketed under the name of a U.S. firm.