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CS Global Partnership Program at SPI, ESI, and Smart Energy Week


August 30, 2021 - September 23, 2021



CS Global Partnership Program at SPI, ESI, and Smart Energy Week

Global Partnership Program:  August 30 – September 15, 2021
Smart Energy Week:  September 20-23, 2021

Learn more or register HERE

The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS), the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is once again partnering with SPI, ESI, and Smart Energy Week (SEW) to offer this key program for a sixth year in a row.

In 2021, the USCS Global Partnership Program (formerly the IBP), will continue to help U.S. companies by recruiting overseas buyers interested in meeting with U.S. equipment and service exporters at SEW and virtually. This is a great opportunity to build partnerships and increase export sales. The Global Partnership Program offers one-on-one business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking, one-on-one business-to-government (B2G) counseling, and industry-specific international seminars. As an exhibitor, in-person attendee, or virtual attendee of Smart Energy Week, these programs are available and complimentary to you, courtesy of the U.S. Commercial Service – the trade promotion arm of the International Trade Administration!

Business-to-Government (B2G) International Market Consulting
Meet with U.S. Commercial Service Energy Specialists from the from 33 countries:

Algeria, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and Uruguay.

By participating in this complimentary program, U.S. exhibitors and attendees will receive the following, customized to their company’s business profile:

Briefing on potential market opportunities and sales prospects for your product or service
Connection point to other networking and foreign buyer opportunities
Analyze in-country business trends, best prospects and market intelligence
Develop follow-up plan to pursue new or additional partners in the market using the program’s global network.
Additional U.S. Government Export Experts available to meet from: The Advocacy Center, Export-Import Bank (EXIM), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. Trade Development Agency (USTDA), SelectUSA, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-Power Africa.

Business-to-Business (B2B) Matchmaking
USCS invites you to virtually meet with pre-screened foreign buyers, distributors, representatives, foreign corporations, and energy specialists from many of the 33 countries noted above including Albania, Italy, Maldives, and Sri Lanka. These contacts are seeking introductions with U.S. suppliers at Smart Energy Week.

International buyers, overseas government/procurement officials, and industry multipliers are being recruited by our U.S. Commercial Service colleagues at the U.S. embassies & consulates. U.S. companies can connect with these buyers before the show, with this exclusive business-to-business matchmaking program.

More Information on B2G and B2B:
All B2G and B2B one-on-one meetings will be virtual on MyBusinessMatches platform. One-on-one meetings will be held September 8-15, 2021 and allow for flexible scheduling before the Smart Energy Week exhibitions begin.

Participants can start scheduling meetings on August 1, 2021.

Still have questions? Please contact Crystal.Mills@trade.gov.

Virtual Seminars
We are custom-building seminars to showcase upcoming projects and needs of recruited international buyers. Exhibitors and attendees will also gain valuable insights into key markets through our seminar. When registering on MyBusinessMatches for B2B and B2G meetings, there will be an option to receive information to access these webinars.

Virtual Seminars will be held the week of August 30 – September 3, 2021.

Smart Energy Week exhibitors and attendees can take advantage of the show’s complimentary Global Partnership Program which includes Business to Government (B2G) consultations with diplomats and other U.S. Government resources to help with international export strategies and Business to Business (B2B) matchmaking with vetted, recruited international buyers, and market insights through virtual seminars all on one platform.

To be eligible for this program, the U.S. company’s products or service must be at least 51% U.S. content.

How do I register?

Make sure you are registered to attend Smart Energy Week 2021 in-person or digitally.
Register for the Global Partnership Program on MyBusinessMatches (MbM) platform here: https://itamatch.com/event/usdocsmartenergyweek.
Within 3 business days, you’ll receive a confirmation email to begin scheduling one-on-one B2B and B2G meetings with International Buyers and Trade Experts.

Smart Energy Week 2021