Auto Care Association and U.S. Commercial Service to Host International Matchmaking Virtual Program

March 22, 2023
By Zoi' Holloway

BETHESDA, Md. – March 22, 2023 – The Auto Care Association, in partnership with the United States Commercial Service (USCS) is excited to offer U.S. companies a unique opportunity to participate in our International Matchmaking Virtual Program from June 27-29, 2023.  

The International Matchmaking Virtual Program is an effective tool for companies looking to explore or increase their presence in key export markets. Through the program, U.S. companies can connect with pre-screened overseas prospects, distributors, buyers, importers, partners and industry multipliers recruited by U.S. embassies and consulates throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia.  

Participants in the matchmaking program will have access to one-on-one virtual meetings through a platform managed by the Auto Care Association and the U.S. Commercial Service. Auto Care Association members can register for the program at no cost. 

To be eligible for this program, U.S. companies must promote exports of products and services with at least 51% U.S. content by value. The U.S. Commercial Service will review applications and notify companies of their acceptance into the matchmaking program. 

“Through our partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, we are proud to offer this opportunity for U.S. companies to strengthen their global network and explore new business possibilities,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “Past participants have seen significant success from the Auto Care Association’s export promotion programs and we are confident that this year’s virtual platform will provide even greater opportunities.” 

The International Matchmaking Virtual Program is part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support the automotive aftermarket industry increasing its exports. 

The deadline to register is Tuesday, June 6, 2023.  

For more information and to register visit or contact Carolina Arregoces at

The Auto Care Association has an ever-increasing presence in the international automotive community, identifying and promoting international business opportunities for our members. With the support of the U.S. Commercial Service, the association has hosted a series of trade missions to Latin America and an international matchmaking program at AAPEX since 2016 to help our members effectively explore and/or increase their presence in key export markets. More information on this year´s program at AAPEX will be announced soon.