DistribuTECH and Department of Commerce Partnership Allows Exhibitors to Expand Global Reach

Jul 22, 2013, 10:19 ET from PennWell Corp.

TULSA, Okla., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition is one of 26 trade events chosen to participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce's 2014 International Buyer Program (IBP). Through its participation in this program, DistribuTECH will gain opportunities to grow its international attendance base resulting in additional opportunities for its exhibiting companies to expand their global sales.

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"DistribuTECH's inclusion in this program is a huge achievement for the event and reflects its reputation for delivering top-notch education and comprehensive business solutions to the global marketplace," said MaryBeth DeWitt, vice president, transmission and distribution events at PennWell Corp. "We are pleased to offer DistribuTECH 2014 attendees and exhibiting companies an even greater value through this program and all the benefits it provides."

As a participating trade event, DistribuTECH 2014 will feature an International Trade Center on-site where foreign buyers can meet and negotiate with sellers, obtain assistance identifying potential business partners, and efficiently navigate the exhibition floor. The program will also offer translation services and face-to-face export counseling from overseas U.S. Commercial Service representatives accompanying visiting delegations from countries worldwide. 

"The IBP is working closely with DistribuTECH to craft business matchmaking opportunities on-site to connect international buyer delegations with U.S. companies attending or exhibiting at the show," said Antwaun Griffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Domestic Operations, U.S. Commercial Service.

Celebrating its 24th year in 2014, DistribuTECH will be held Jan. 28-30, 2014, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The world's largest and most comprehensive annual transmission and distribution event, DistribuTECH includes pre-conference Utility University® workshops, networking events, a conference program with more than 300 speakers and an exhibition showcasing cutting-edge products and services from more than 400 companies. To learn more about DistribuTECH's participation in the International Buyer Program please visit the dedicated event webpage at http://distributech.com/index/international-buyer-program.html.

For more information about the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition and its sister events, DistribuTECH Africa, DistribuTECH India and DistribuTECH Brazil, visit http://distributech.com.

About PennWell
PennWell Corp. is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: electric power, water and wastewater, oil and gas, renewable, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, converting, nanotechnology, fire, emergency services and dental. Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes over 100 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China. In 2010, PennWell celebrated 100 years in business.

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