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Successful Economic Delegation of Furniture Manufacturers at NeoCon Chicago Fair, USA

June 12 @ 08:00 June 16 @ 17:00

Between June 12 and 16, 2022, a delegation of representatives of furniture companies was in Chicago United States. It is a further construction and consolidation of business contacts in the US after delegations in 2017 (New York), 2018 (New York, Cleveland, Pittsburgh) and 2019 (Chicago).

The delegation were hybridly attended by the companies; Murales d.d., Donar d.o.o., Vudex d.o.o., L.ask doo, Potočnik Furniture, Aleš Potočnik s.p. and Wood Industry Cluster. These are profiled providers, most with US export experience that address the US market with niche, high-end and contract products and services. You can find a presentation brochure of the delegation HERE.

In Chicago, we took a look at a very well -attended fair of industrial design of furniture and equipment for office and work spaces NeoCon and met with potential American partners. In addition, an online event was organized in combination with the international project “Furniture Go International“, where we have obtained a lot of useful information about the US business environment and four hot spots in the field of furniture; New York, High Point, Chicago and Las Vegas. A meeting with the Slovenian community at the Slovenian Cultural Center in Lemont was also organized.

We can conclude that the delegation was very successful, both from business and from the point of view into trends in the field of furniture for office and workplaces. The potential for exporting furniture in the US is very high, and it is necessary to continue to strengthen cooperation with existing and find new partners and intermediaries, as well as to establish logistics.

The event was organized by Spirit Slovenia, a public agency, with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology – the Directorate for Woodworking, and was coordinated by the Wood Industry Cluster in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. The Slovenian-American Business Club from Cleveland participated in the event.