Greenbuild Joins U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer Program

Greenbuild Joins U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer Program

The Greenbuild International Conference and Exposition, an annual conference organized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has been accepted into the U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) International Buyer Program.

The IBP brings together international buyers and U.S. firms by promoting leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential. The DOC chooses fewer than 40 trade shows each year for participation in this elite program. The IBP benefits U.S. firms exhibiting at these select events and provides practical, hands-on assistance through export counseling and market analysis to U.S. companies interested in exporting.

"This is a new and exciting opportunity for our exhibitors to connect with a global audience," said Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC President, CEO and founding chair. "Greenbuild's participation in the International Buyer Program solidifies green building as an important international agenda item, and the USGBC as a leading international proponent of green building."

The Greenbuild conference, in particular the exhibit hall, will be promoted via U.S. embassies, consulates and Commercial Service Posts worldwide, providing Greenbuild exhibitors with an unparalleled international marketing venue. The IBP will also survey Greenbuild exhibitors and international delegates regarding their purchasing and selling interests in order to match exhibitors with prospective buyers.