Welcome to the International Buyer Program

DistribuTECH is a proud member of the USDOC’s International Buyer Program

If you would like to register seperately as an international attendee and do not wish to be in a delegation, please proceed to register with these options.

Exclusive International Buyer Program Discounts!

DistribuTECH offers industry professionals more information and networking opportunities than any other annual transmission and distribution event. The conference and exhibition offer information, products and services related to electricity delivery automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, and power delivery. As a delegate, you’ll expand your global reach by establishing critical new contacts in the international T&D market – plus, learn important strategies for improving the way you do business.

IBP participants receive the following benefits:

Delegates will be able to attend a mega session of choice. Details available upon registration.

• More than 50% discount on full conference and exhibition registration, includes access to:

- All conference sessions
- DistribuTECH exhibition floor
- Delegate lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday
- Online access to conference proceedings

• Complimentary admission to the International Networking Reception

• Access to the International Business Center, including these amenities:
- Private meeting rooms
- Export counseling and matchmaking services
- Interpreter Services for language assistance in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish when requested by January 9, 2018. Interpreters will be located in the International Business Center.

A global view: our smart grid delegations

Power speaks all languages

Download a pdf of the International Buyer Program Brochure in the following languages:

中文 (pdf)






KOREAN (pdf)


Contact us

To receive these benefits and join an International Buyer Program delegation, contact:

Mark Wells
Project officer, International Buyer Program
U.S. Department of Commerce
+1 202 482-0904

Visa information

If you are traveling to DistribuTECH from outside the United States., we suggest you build in ample time before your planned travel date to obtain necessary documentation. For information on requirements for entering the United States, please visit:

Please note that residents of certain countries will need a non-immigrant B-1 visa to be authorized for a temporary business visit. Residents of countries for which the visa requirement is waived will need to obtain a travel authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. For more information, please visit:

Visa application tips
• If you are planning to attend DistribuTECH, apply for your visa as soon as possible.
• Attaching evidence of any previous visits to DistribuTECH may help shorten the application processing time.
• Attaching evidence of your intended trip home can shorten the application processing.

Invitation letter
To receive your invitation letter you must register and pay the registration fee in full for DistribuTECH. Letters of invitation can be requested by printing out the Letter of Invitation Application. Download the application now. The deadline for Letters of Invitation requests is November 4, 2017. Please complete the application in full and submit the form to the Registration Department as indicated on the form.