Not Seeing Us at CES 2017 Equals $0 of International Money

December 22, 2016

Derrick Small is a Communication Specialist for the International Trade Administration

No long reading, we’ll do you a favor and state the list of reasons upfront.

We are bringing buyers.

Businesses have gone global – 95 percent of the world’s consumers are outside of the United States. Our country specialist and industry representatives are available at the Consumer Electronics Show to help increase your company’s market entry opportunities.

Now in its 50th year, CES has reached a momentous milestone. To celebrate we are bringing over 375 professionals from over 35 countries. In addition to buyers, take a look at our other offerings at CES:

Are those not services worthy of praise?

Thomas Jefferson said “the care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.”

People are at least 80 percent likely to recommend our services, and we help establish at least 1.54 jobs per company we assist. We want to help make your business profitable in the global terrain. We’ve put numbers on the board. We are like ghost writers for celebrities. One more – I promise – we are the cool tips and tricks your coworkers hold secret so he/she may look better at performing the job than you. We even the playing field.

“We’ve found the International Trade Administration (U.S. Commercial Service) team a great help for our business over the last 2 years. They’ve been very helpful providing direct introductions to customers and suppliers, and put on a fantastic event (Discover Global Markets – Pacific Rim) which saw us sign up the largest retail chain in South Korea as a customer, and get some direct links with Rakuten resellers in Japan,” said Adam Brown, Founder of Protempo. “On top of that, they’ve provided a ready-made platform of assistance for our upcoming move to California, which we’re ready to utilize to kick-start 2017!”

With privacy concerns and a huge respect for our clients we rarely get to publicize our effort’s yield. In fact, bragging is discouraged. You’d quicker hear an official say “we should never pat ourselves on the back for a job well-done because it’s our duty, let the clients speak for us.” Well, with the exception of a few, most companies do not want you to know about the U.S. Commercial Service’s value to your business and on improving your competitive position.

“U.S. Commercial Service has provided us valuable feedback and guidance on our international expansion strategies. The information given by the team at CES was very informative and actionable, which has saved us a significant amount of time and cost in our business research,” said Angela Pan, Founder and CEO of Ashley Chloe Inc. “In addition, the team at CES has provided us various opportunities for international publicity. As a start-up, we greatly appreciated the services provided by CES which has helped jump start our international business.”

Your competitor’s edge over you is us.

  • Want to enter a new market? We are there (obviously we’re not everywhere, but 108 domestic offices and 75 countries is pretty good right?)
  • What market is your competitor in? Do you even know if your competitor is exporting?
  • How many markets are you in? (FYI, if you say none, you are losing the race.)
  • Have you even looked at our basic guide to exporting? (You Should)

Information on some of our services at CES 2017:

How the B2B Matchmaking Program Works?

  1. When you register, your company profile will be added to the CES 2017 Industry Focused Promotion (IFP) trade lead platform.
  2. S. Embassy & Consulate Information Technology Commercial Specialists worldwide will promote this site to qualified potential buyers in their respective markets.
  3. Once a buyer has requested a meeting with your company, the U.S. Commercial Service will evaluate and approve the request.
  4. After the buyer’s request is approved, you will receive a confirmation and information on the international buyer.

Global Markets Insight Program – Direct Feedback

The International Trade Administration’s International Buyer Program partners with CTA to recruit foreign buyers and agents to CES 2017. Through the U.S. Commercial Service’s GMIP or scheduled one-on-one sessions, you’ll have the unique opportunity to present your products and services to our international industry specialists from 20+ U.S. Embassies & Consulates who will provide valuable feedback on:

  • Individual market opportunities and challenges related to the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sectors
  • Market potential for your products & services
  • Finding an appropriate overseas partner
  • Best practices on exporting

International Matchmaking Reception

The reception will connect U.S. companies and their product or service table-top displays with hundreds of foreign buyers in a unique setting beyond the show floor. This is the perfect opportunity for expanding your business into new global markets.

By exhibiting, you will be able to:

  • Meet and prospect new customers
  • Network with foreign buyers and industry professionals
  • Entertain new contacts/partners/clients at a hospitable and professional event.

Foreign Buyers Representing the Following Countries:

Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Finland, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

We hope to see you at the Consumer Electronics Show!


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