Offshore Technology Conference • 1-4 May 2017 • NRG Park • Houston, Texas, USA

International Visitors

Visa Information

Review our visa information when planning your travel to OTC. You can automatically generate an invitation letter to assist with your visa application. Please allow additional time upon arrival in Houston for any necessary passport control procedures.

US Commercial Service International Buyer Program

U.S. Dept of CommerceOTC is a proud participant of the US Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP). Through the US Commercial Service’s network of offices in US Embassies and Consulates worldwide, the IBP recruits pre-screened foreign buyer delegations and brings them to selected trade shows, connecting US companies with international buyers.
Commercial Service trade specialists located in your local Embassy or Consulate can assist you with show registration, help you locate the products you are looking to purchase at the show, and assist in setting up meetings with you and US businesses. Traveling to the show with an official International Buyer Program delegation allows you to take advantage of the following benefits:
  • Complimentary Show Registration (exhibition access)
  • Access to the International Lounge
  • Pre-arranged Business to Business matchmaking meetings
Learn more about joining an International Buyer Program delegation to OTC.

Center for International Trade

International trade specialists will be in the Center for International Trade to provide services such as export counseling, matchmaking services, and market analysis. Stop by the room in NRG Arena to learn about the many buyer delegations and pick up a free copy of the Export Resource Guide containing the Basic Guide to Exporting, Trade Finance Guide, Oil and Gas sector market research reports, and more.

Registration is required for these programs. Learn more.

On-Site International Lounge

During OTC, the International Lounge offers international visitors a place to meet and relax during OTC. Multilingual members of the National Oil Equipment Manufacturers and Delegates Society (NOMADS) and the members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast Section Auxiliary are available to provide assistance with information regarding Houston-area shopping, restaurants, museums, theatres, and emergency medical appointments. The lounge is located in NRG Center.

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