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Business delegation of woodworkers in Chicago, USA
09. Jun. 2019 - 13. Jun. 2019
Between 9 and 13 June 2019, a delegation of representatives of Slovenian furniture companies was in Chicago, USA. It is about building and consolidating business contacts in the US after delegations in 2017 (New York) and 2018 (New York, Cleveland, Pittsburgh). During the visit, the delegation also visited the NeoCon industrial design trade fair in Chicago.
The delegation attended companies MURALES d.d., DONAR d.o.o., C.E.T.A. d.o.o., L.ASK d.o.o., Mizarstvo FLORJANČIČ d.o.o., NOKI-A d. o. o. and Wood Industry Cluster. These are profiled providers, most of them having experience in exporting to the US market, who are addressing the US market with niche, high-end products and services. To this end, they visited a specialized NeoCon industrial design fair in Chicago and met with potential US partners. In addition, several business meetings and presentations of the business environment in Chicago and hotel hospitality trends were organized. A meeting with representatives of the Slovenian business community in Chicago and representatives of the Slovenian Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia was also organized. A part of the delegation also met with Gensler, one of the largest architectural bureaus in the United States.
The brochure of the business delegation you can find HERE.
We can say that the delegation was very successful, as several new contacts were established at the NeoCon fair and consolidated existing business contacts. The fair also provided a direct insight into the trends and characteristics of the market for furnishing office and hotel premises. The delegation members opinion was that it is necessary to continue with such delegations with the aim of re-strengthening the exports of furniture in the US, as the potentials are very high.
The business delegation to Chicago, was organized by the Wood Industry Cluster and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington and the Slovene-American Business Club from Cleveland actively participate in the event.