Appointment Scheduling will now close at 11:59 p.m. EST, on Wednesday, February 26. Click on the Appointments drop down menu above for links to information, video tutorials, and the appointment scheduling system.
Numerous international partners provide advice and in-country expertise during the IPW planning process, and several attend the trade show in a non-buyer role and make regional presentations during the Market Update Educational Session.
This category includes the following registration types:
- International Advisory Committee Chairperson and representatives
- Visit USA Committee Chairperson and representatives
- Commercial Service representatives
- International Airline Representatives
Please click on the appropriate link below to view the criteria specific to each category.
The International Advisory Committee (IAC) is responsible for inviting, approving and registering qualified buyers and journalists from their country to attend IPW.
The IAC Chair of the committee receives one complimentary registration and U.S. Travel provides hotel accommodations for up to five nights (room and tax only).
Committee members may attend by registering as an IAC Additional Representative; however, there is a registration fee and housing is not provided.
The Visit USA Committee collaborates with the International Advisory Committee in identifying qualified buyers and journalists from their country to attend IPW.
The Visit USA Committee Chair receives one complimentary registration and U.S. Travel provides hotel accommodations for up to five nights (room and tax only).
Visit USA Committee members may attend by registering as a Visit USA Additional Representative; however, there is a registration fee and housing is not provided.
The U.S. Commercial Service collaborates with the International Advisory Committee in identifying qualified buyers and journalists from their country to attend IPW.
There is a fee to attend and complimentary housing is provided to one approved representative per country.
This registration is available to representatives from international airlines that have agreed to offer airfare discounts to IPW delegates; this arrangement is available to all international delegates. Contact your in-country International Advisory Committee Chair to see if your international airline qualifies to attend. The following conditions also apply.
- Said Carrier must be approved by the International Advisory Committee Chair.
- Delegate must reside and work outside of the United States.
There is a registration fee to attend and housing is not provided for International Airline Representatives.
The Chairs of the International Advisory Committees and the Visit USA Committees receive a complimentary registration. These committees are permitted to register additional representatives at the Buyer rate. Commercial Service representatives and International Airline Representatives are also subject to the Buyer rate.
Online registration is password protected and requires login codes. If you attended as an international non-buyer in 2013, and still qualify for this category, we will email you your login codes to submit your 2014 registration online.
Have your login codes? Register Now.
If you need login codes, please submit email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: requests received by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, December 12, will be granted the Early registration rate regardless of when we are able to process the request (delays likely due to holiday closings); for requests received after 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, December 12, the Standard registration rate will apply.
Your registration fee includes:
- The possibility of up to 25 pre-scheduled appointments with U.S. suppliers/exhibitors (applies to Visit USA and Commercial Service Representatives only )
- Round-trip airport/hotel/ground transfers in Chciago and between function sites
- All meals and related functions which are an official part of IPW
- Chicago sightseeing tours
- Year-long organization listing on ipw.com and online access to all registered U.S. suppliers
Note: there is no spouse or family program, and no partial registration will be given for attendance at IPW social events.
Note to all participants: IPW participants MAY NOT organize, sponsor, or participate in any activities that conflict with the official IPW program or sponsored event during official conference hours. Violation of these terms may render the participant ineligible for future participation in IPW.
Registration additions, substitutions and changes may be made online at ipw.com.
Payment must be included for each additional registration; however, there is no charge for name changes/substitutions.
Please note additional registrations must be approved by the International Advisory Committee (IAC). A refund will be issued for all registrations not approved.
Note: You must contact U.S. Travel at email@example.com to cancel any item from your previous purchases. This cannot be done through the online registration system.
You will only be able to cancel items from your previous purchases by contacting U.S. Travel via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event of a paid delegate cancellation, the registration fee will be refunded in full if written cancellation notice is received by U.S. Travel on or before December 13, 2013 (midnight, Eastern Standard Time). Notices received between December 14, 2013 - January 13, 2014 (midnight, Eastern Standard Time) will receive a 50 percent refund. No refunds will be granted for registration cancellations received after January 13, 2014.
Note: Refunds due from credit card payments will be credited back to that credit card account. Refunds due from check payments will be refunded by check sent by mail. If you require the refund check to be sent by express mail, a $25 processing fee will be deducted from your amount due.
The U.S. Travel Association cannot be held liable for any financial responsibilities incurred on the part of individual delegates or organizations.
U.S. Travel provides International Advisory Committee Chairs, Visit USA Committee Chairs, and Commercial Service Representatives with complimentary lodging for five nights, April 5-9, 2014 (with check-out on April 10, room & tax only) at a pre-assigned Host Hotel with their country delegation.
International Advisory and Visit USA Committees are permitted to register additional representatives; however, lodging arrangements for these additional representatives as well as for International Airline Representatives, are at their own expense and should be made through the Supplier/U.S. Press Housing Bureau to obtain the best negotiated rates for the conference.
Take a few moments to review the upcoming International Non-Buyer Key Dates and Deadlines.
Hotels, airlines and car rental companies are offering special rates for this year. Learn more.
Appointment Scheduling is now open! Click on the Appointments drop down menu at the top of the page for links to information, video tutorials, and the appointment scheduling system.
Visit USA Committee delegates and Commercial Service representatives may submit via ipw.com up to 25 requests for appointments with those exhibitors who have not opted out of the Visit USA Committee or Commercial Service Appointments options.
Once the Online Appointment Scheduling period closes, the appointments will be computer-generated according to a priority matching order.
You will receive your appointment schedule list a few weeks before IPW.
Manual Scheduling opens after the computer-generated appointment schedules are distributed. Through the manual scheduling system, you can view and print your appointment schedule; request additional appointments with buyers who have similar open appointments; request cancellations; and accept or decline any requests made to you. Please respond promptly to all appointment requests you receive through the manual scheduling system so that your fellow participants can make the most of their schedule.
Over the course of the three show days, there is the potential for a total of 25 appointments during the official Business Appointments Sessions; however, it is possible that a Visit USA Committee delegate or a Commercial Service representative might not receive 25 pre-scheduled appointments through the computer-generated matching process. The Manual Scheduling process offers an opportunity to request additional appointments to fill open slots.
Please keep in mind that if you have not paid your 2014 registration in full, you will not have access to request appointments, and U.S. suppliers will not be able to request an appointment with you via ipw.com. To determine if you have an outstanding balance, select Pay Invoices from the Registration drop down menu.
For more information on Appointment Scheduling, follow the links below.