Printsource New York recently created a powerful way to connect buyers and surface pattern design professionals from around the world: the Global Design Database. Designers, studios, trend experts, and other industry professionals can be discovered through various search options in the database, including country, industry role, or product category. Any surface pattern design professional can join the database, which has three different types of listings. You can start with just your company's information and a web link at $50 (US) per year or move all the way up to their "Top Tier Listing" which includes a portfolio page and top rankings in search results for $125 (US) per year.
If you are serious about going global in the surface pattern design industry, this database seems like a great way to start!