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2018 Sponsors

Machines Italia was designed by the Italian Trade Commission to promote Italian-made machinery and technology to manufacturers in North America. In partnership with 15 leading Italian machinery manufacturers’ associations, Machines Italia supports numerous activities in North American overseen by the ITC’s Chicago Office, ranging from programs with academic institutions to business development for multiple machinery sectors.

Machines Italia’s 15 member associations represent more than 10,000 companies. Participating industry sectors include companies involved in the production of equipment for agricultural/farm machinery, ceramics, earthmoving machinery, fluid power equipment and components, food processing, glass, foundry and metallurgical, footwear Leathergoods and tannery, marble and stone, metalworking, packaging, plastics and rubber, printing, graphic and converting, textiles and wood.

Italy’s industrial machinery, equipment and parts industry represents a fifth of all Italian global exports, 20% of which is sent to U.S. companies and consumers annually. Many Fortune 100 companies use Italian machinery and technology ranging from agricultural to aeronautics companies. For more information visit


Export Development Canada: Helping Canadian companies go, grow and succeed internationally.
Despite what some predicted to be a global slowdown in trade these past few years, Canadian exporters have continued to engage in trade and make investments outside Canada. Many have used EDC’s unique financial, risk and trade expertise to boldly pursue new opportunities in a volatile world. For example, in 2016 we provided $550 million in direct financing and more than $1billion in bank guarantees to smaller exporters so that they could develop new markets, fund work in progress and make international investments.
We also connect Canadian companies to international business opportunities by using our deep relationships with leading international decision-makers, in-market representatives and our understanding of the domestic export community. We create these connections through various activities such as one-on-one meetings between Canadian companies and international companies, as well as events in Canada and abroad.
Our ultimate goal is to help every Canadian company go, grow and succeed—a bold aspiration rooted in the success of the Canadian exporters that have led the way.
For more information about who we are and what we do, visit


Whether you’re riding out seasonal sales fluctuations, expanding into overseas markets, looking to acquire new equipment or improve working capital performance, we can help. Wells Fargo goes far beyond lending money at competitive rates. We take the time to listen and learn about your business — growth opportunities, challenges, and operations.  Our aim is to be a valued resource no matter where you are in your business cycle, and forge a relationship that will last. With our in-depth industry and financing expertise and insights, as well as our broad spectrum of services, we can support your day-to-day operations while also helping you strategically position your business for the future. To learn more visit Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Manufacturing Ontario