International Business Development Programs

Under the Trade Event Partnership Program (TEPP), the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (USDOC) U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) has identified the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) as an excellent opportunity for U.S. companies to expand their international business in the offshore oil and gas industry.

In support of the TEPP program, the USCS is recruiting public and private sector international buyers from:

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Tanzania
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Ukraine

More countries are added each week so check back periodically for an updated list.

International Sales Opportunities for U.S. Exhibitors at OTC 2023

Business-to-Business Matchmaking (B2B) Meetings

In support of the TEPP program, the USCS is currently international buying delegations from the countries listed above to meet with U.S. companies at the show. These B2B meetings will connect overseas buyers, recruited and vetted by U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide, with U.S. exhibitors at the show. Meetings can take place at your booth or the International Trade Center (ITC), Room 700, at NRG Center.

International Market Counseling (IMC) Meetings

Through the IMC Meetings program, U.S. Embassy and Consulate Energy Specialists will be on site for one-on-one meetings with U.S. companies to discuss market opportunities and challenges; trade barriers; export finance options; U.S. government advocacy; provide introductions to their buyer delegates, and more! Connect with energy experts in your countries of interest at your booth or the International Trade Center (ITC), Room 700, at NRG Center.

U.S. Exhibitor Directory for International Buyers

List your company in the USCS U.S. Exhibitor Directory for International Buyers at OTC 2023. This directory is provided to U.S. Embassy and Consulate recruited international buyers looking to connect with U.S. companies at the show. U.S. company overview, countries and regions of interest, OTC industry categories, U.S. company contact at the OTC, and more are in included in the directory. This is a targeted approach to bringing international sales opportunities by country directly to your booth at OTC!

Visit the USCS International Trade Center (ITC) at NRG Center, Second Level, Room 700

The ITC is where U.S. companies will find information on international opportunities, schedule business-to-business (b2b) matchmaking meetings with delegates, meet with U.S. Embassy and Consulate energy specialists leading buyer delegations, and more onsite.

The international business development programs listed above are complimentary to U.S. exhibitors at OTC, defined as a U.S. entity exporting products or services produced in the U.S.


Join a U.S. Embassy or Consulate Delegation to OTC 2023

  • Organizations based outside of the U.S. interested in joining a U.S. Embassy or Consulate delegation to OTC 2023, please contact Jessica Cheeks-Thompson at