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2018 Sponsors

Category Sponsor

Since 1944, Export Development Canada has helped thousands of Canadian businesses make smarter exporting decisions that enabled them to go, grow and succeed beyond our borders. With our market intelligence and economic insights, we can help you take on the world. Subscribe to our weekly TradeInsights newsletter for expert advice and analysis.


Founded in 1999, Invest Buffalo Niagara represents the eight counties of Western New York. They are the region’s nonprofit, privately funded economic development organization focused on job creation. Their mission is to attract new employers to the Buffalo Niagara region through outreach to growing companies around the world. To support business attraction, expansion and entrepreneurship, Invest Buffalo Niagara collaborates with local businesses, universities, nonprofit organizations and elected officials to deliver a unified response to regional economic development opportunities. Their team of professional economic development consultants provides free and confidential services to companies considering the Buffalo Niagara region, particularly for the first time. Since 1999, Invest Buffalo Niagara has attracted 100 Canadian business expansions to Western New York. The team provides a free downloadable Guide to U.S. Business Expansion for your preliminary research.

Supporting Sponsor

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


Global Reach Award Sponsor

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