Consul General opens record-setting U.S. pavilion at Calgary’s Global Petroleum Show
12 June 2012
Consul General Laura Lochman and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin cut the ribbon to officially open the U.S. pavilion at the Global Petroleum Show (GPS) on June 12. The pavilion features the largest contingent of U.S. companies ever assembled at a Canadian trade show. Seventy-Five companies have booths set up in the pavilion, organized through the U.S. Commercial Service, and more than 300 U.S. companies plan to showcase their businesses during the three-day event.
While the majority of booths are for individual companies, a number of U.S. states have also sent delegations. Pennsylvania, Missouri and Oklahoma, led by the governor, are all represented.
The GPS is an opportunity for businesses in the energy and petroleum-related industry from around the world to promote their goods and services, build partnerships and establish contacts in their field.
“The GPS has become one of the premier venues in the world for the energy industry to unite. Our U.S. exhibitors will be standing shoulder to shoulder with exhibitors from literally all across the globe,” said Consul General Lochman.
The U.S. Commercial Service is helping U.S. companies in the pavilion to connect to Canadian companies looking for suppliers.
The show is an excellent opportunity to promote U.S. businesses and international economic co-operation, a priority of the U.S. State Department.
Following the announcement, CG Lochman toured some of the booths, spoke to some of the exhibitors and learned about their companies.
This year the bi-annual show, being held at the Calgary Stampede grounds, boasts 2,000 exhibitors from around the world and is expecting nearly 60,000 visitors. For more information on the U.S. Commerical Service and resources available to help American and Canadian companies do business together, visit: http://export.gov/canada/