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PACK EXPO Named To International Buyer Program

Department of Commerce to help exhibitors & international buyers connect

PACK EXPO International has again been named to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) International Buyer Program (IBP), bringing global business to the show floor.

“PACK EXPO is truly an international event, and the Department of Commerce’s IBP is a big part of that,” said Jorge Izquierdo, vice president of market development, PMMI. “We have more than 30 delegations coming to this year’s show, and the DOC is on hand to help exhibitors and buyers make the most of their time on the show floor.”

As part of the IBP, PACK EXPO International 2010 will welcome delegations from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Central America, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, India, Iraq, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, Venezuela and more.

The DOC will also provide guidance at the PACK EXPO International Business Center (Room N427). Staffed with trade specialists as well as staff from PMMI’s China and Latin America offices, this location will be a hub for international activity. Services will include international attendee registration, aid in sales negotiations, matchmaking advice and other resources that can connect exhibitors and buyers from around the world on the show floor. The International Business Center also provides interpreter services and export counseling for exhibitors.

Throughout the year, the U.S. Commercial Service uses its 109 offices across the U.S. and U.S. Embassies and Consulates in more than 77 countries, to connect international buyers with American companies that can meet their needs.

“The tools exhibitors and attendees find on the show floor are only extensions of the services we perform year-round to make American manufacturers successful,” said  Janet Bauermeister, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce. “PACK EXPO is a great place to get your foot in the door to trading on a global scale, but the Department of Commerce’s efforts go beyond the show floor.”

In addition to the resources available in the IBP and IBC, the U.S. Department of Commerce provides critical guidance and opportunity to increase international sales in the U.S. Export Pavilion (Booth N-4300). From market research to financing international buyers, agencies represented at the U.S. Export Pavilion give American businesses all the resources they need to succeed in the global marketplace. Representatives from the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Export Import Bank and other groups are available to discuss trade opportunities with exhibitors and attendees.

Visit www.packexpo.com to register for PACK EXPO International 2010.

About PMMI
PMMI is a trade association of 560-plus member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the United States or Canada; machinery components and packaging containers and materials. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members’ abilities to meet the needs of their customers.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: PACK EXPO International, Oct. 31–Nov. 3,2010, at Chicago’s McCormick Place;  EXPO PACK México at Mexico City’s Centro Banamex, June 21–24, 2011, and PACK EXPO Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 26–28, 2011.

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com