Welcome International Buyers

POWERGEN International is a proud to work with the USDOC.

The U.S. Department of Commerce and Clarion Events welcome international buyer delegations to POWERGEN International. This U.S. government-industry joint effort is designed to stimulate U.S. exports by promoting major U.S. industry exhibitions to international markets. POWERGEN International is supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, further emphasizing POWERGEN International’s importance to the global power industry.

Exclusive International Buyer Discounts

FREE exhibit hall pass!


POWERGEN International provides a world stage for the innovations, ideas and solutions that have formed our industry for over three decades. POWERGEN International has evolved into the largest, most respected power generation event in the world. As an official International Buyer Delegate, you’ll expand your global reach by establishing critical new contacts in the international power market while learning new tips and best practices for improving the way you do business.

International Buyer Delegate participants receive the following price option:

Exhibit Hall Access ONLY—This option is zero cost and only comes with access to the exhibition hall all three days, including exhibit hall reception and giveaways, all 6 Knowledge Hubs on the floor, and booth keynote speakers. No conference sessions are included. Ticket to the Tuesday Night Party must be purchased.

Full Summit Delegate—This option gives you access to the great conference sessions. Take your trip to the next level and learn from industry leaders. Ticket to the Tuesday Night Party included.

Cost: US$500


  • Access to all Conference Sessions (8 PDH Credits)
  • Access to the exhibition hall, including exhibit hall reception and giveaways
  • Thursday Evening Networking Lunch
  • Delegate lunches (Tues. & Wed.)
  • Online Access to Conference Papers & Presentations
  • Keynotes
  • Megasessions

To receive these benefits and join an International Buyer delegation, contact:

Danielle Caltabiano
CS, Global Energy Team Leader
U.S. Commerical Service – Houston
+1 281 228-5655

Networking Events

Lunch for Better Balance (Formerly Women in Power Luncheon)

Tuesday, November 19 | 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM

$60 (before Nov 17)
$75 (after Nov 17)

The Lunch for Better Balance [formerly the Women in Power Luncheon] at POWERGEN International seeks to inspire men and women to continue to work toward a better-balanced industry. The lunch offers a place for networking, discussion and celebration of accomplishments. View More Details.

Networking on Tap receptions 

Tuesday, November 19 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 20 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

On the Exhibit Floor (no cost)

Join your colleagues for a drink on the exhibit floor! Thanks to our sponsors there will be bars available throughout the exhibit hall located at each sponsor's booth. Don't miss this perfect opportunity to network with industry colleagues and visit with exhibitors in a relaxed atmosphere.


Networking Party - Mardi Gras World

Tuesday, November 19 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$40 (Before Sep 20)
$50 (Sep 21-Nov 17)
$50 (After Nov 17)


Breakfast roundtables

Wednesday, November 20| 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday, November 21 | 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

$60 for each breakfast 
($65 after Nov 17).

Network with industry experts and peers as you discuss the industry’s hot topics over breakfast. These informal, give-and-take roundtable discussions provide an ideal way to ask questions and gain new information about trends, current issues or specific challenges. Tickets are required to attend. View All Topics.


A Global View: Who Was Represented at POWERGEN International 2018

Visa Information and Letter of Invitation 

Some POWERGEN International attendees from outside the U.S. will need to apply for a visa at the American Embassy, consulate, or other visa issuing office in their country of origin. To obtain a visa, you will need a letter of invitation, a valid passport, a photo ID and Form DS 156 (nonimmigrant visa application form). A visa is not required for visitors from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program. For information on requirements for entering the United States, please visit

Important information: when you register, you will be able to request an official visa letter of invitation. After your registration is completed and paid in full you will receive an email confirmation with a link to access your registration dashboard and retrieve your official invitation letter. It will not be sent to you automatically.