International Delegations

Department of Commerce International Buyer Program - Connecting International Buyers with U.S. Suppliers

U.S. Commercial Service logoThe AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo participates in the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Buyer Program. The International Buyer Program brings together international customers and buyers with United States-based suppliers by promoting leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential. Participation in this program is beneficial for international attendees and exhibiting companies whose goal is to sell in the global marketplace.

The International Buyer Program and AACC survey exhibitors and international delegates regarding their purchasing and selling interests to help match AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo exhibitors with prospective buyers and to schedule pre-arranged business-to-business appointments. Through this program, U.S. embassies, consulates, and global commercial service posts also promote business opportunities at the 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

Benefits for International Buyer Program Delegates

All IBP delegates will receive:

  • A complimentary Expo Only pass (for non-International Buyer Program delegates, the early bird Expo Only pass is $40 and after June 11 the rate is $65.)
  • Complimentary access at McCormick Place to the International Trade Center, where participants can hold business-to-business meetings with U.S. exhibitors in private meeting rooms that include wi-fi.
  • The Export Interest Directory, a booklet of U.S. exhibitors who export or indicate an interest in exporting by country.

Connect With a Delegation Leader

The following is a list of the International Buyer Program delegations that are attending the 2020 AACC Clinical Lab Expo. (More delegations will be added as they are confirmed.)

To join a delegation, reach out to one of these delegation leaders:

Your local U.S. embassy or consulate can also tell you if a delegation from your country is being recruited to attend the AACC Clinical Lab Expo and provide you with assistance. View a complete list of U.S. embassies and consulates to find the one closest to you.

For more information about the International Buyer Program program, download the brochure or contact Sonia Hatfield, International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce, at Sonia.Hatfield@trade.gov.

New Dates for AACC 2020: Dec. 13-17

AACC is pleased to announce that--despite the COVID-19 pandemic--the organization will be able to preserve the complete 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo experience for its attendees by moving the meeting to December 13-17, 2020.