Past Event

2014 International Trade Showcase – Connecting the Dots to Bridge the Gaps
When: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 10:00 - Monday, January 13, 2014 - 16:00

AmCham Peel-Halton-Niagara Chapter, in conjunction with the Commercial Service of the United States Embassy in Canada, was pleased to hold the "2014 International Trade Showcase – Connecting the Dots to Bridge the Gaps",  at the SOFA Showrooms on Monday January 13th, during the 42nd Canadian Home Furnishings Market (TCHFM). 

This event was a great opportunity to network with industry leaders from furniture manufacturers, distributors, industry suppliers and international economic development officers who are all focused on increasing international business.

Photo caption (left to right): Mr. Roberto Lopez, AmCham Peel Halton Niagara (PHN) Chapter Chair (Gosunca Inc., President); Ms. Judi Smith, AmCham PHN Board Member (Aon Risk Solutions, Account Executive); Mr. Frank Carrico, Guest Speaker; Ms. Linda Kafka, Director of SOFA Marketing (AmCham PHN Member).

Guest Speakers 

  1. Frank Carrico
    Principal Commercial Officer and Consul for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy
    Mr. Carrico talked about the focus for his organization in 2014 and how it will impact the furniture industry.
  2. Pierre Richard
    President & CEO, The Canadian Home Furnishings Market
    Mr. Richard talked about the future of the Furniture show and changes that are going to happen in 2014 and beyond.

AmCham thanks all of the participants who joined us to connect with key players and scheduled the appointments to investigate opportunities and discovered simplified ways of doing cross border business all in one space!

The goal of the International Trade Showcase was to connect the dots between companies manufacturing furniture related products and bridge the gaps to facilitate new business relationships.

Click here for the PHOTO-GALLERY from the event.

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AmCham Peel-Halton-Niagara