The United States Invites Pakistani Businesses to U.S. Woodworking Trade Show

September 01, 2016

Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-208-2911, 051-208-1136)


Islamabad, September 01, 2016 – Representatives from Pakistani businesses traveled to the United States to participate in the 2016 International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Georgia.  The IWF is one of the world’s premier furniture manufacture, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking trade shows, and hosts more than 1,000 exhibitors specializing in all areas of woodworking supply and technology. 

“Through this trade delegation, Pakistani and American businesspeople had the opportunity to explore new markets and build connections between their businesses,” said Cheryl Dukelow, Commercial Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.  “This delegation had the opportunity to learn about the latest products and technologies in their fields, and will be able to improve their businesses as a result.”

Each year the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) recruits and leads 150 to 200 members of Pakistan’s private business sector to trade shows in the United States as part of the International Buyer’s Program.  Thus far this year the USCS has led delegations to trade shows focusing on consumer electronics, poultry and processing equipment, concrete natural homeopathic products, and smart grid and electricity transmission and distribution technology.  Upcoming programs will include the Farm Progress Show and Solar Power International. 

Delegation members pay a fee to join the official Pakistan delegation and their own expenses, and in return, receive specialized services and facilitation through the USCS, tailored according to their business objectives and interests.  For more information about the USCS and the International Buyer Program, please contact your local Chamber of Commerce, or visit: