U.S. Companies Invited by Duquesne Business Program to Participate in Chile Mining Show

A special program of Duquesne University's Small Business Development Center, the IMPACT Project, still has spaces available for companies nationwide to join its exhibit at EXPOMIN, Chile, the largest mining show in Latin America.

Chile and Latin America offer excellent opportunities to U.S. manufacturers with innovative products in industries such as construction, mining, oil and gas, energy, safety equipment, transportation, water treatment and telecommunications industries, said Brent Rondon, manager of the SBDC's Global Business Program.

"Since 1990, EXPOMIN Chile has established itself as the largest mining and infrastructure event in Latin America, presenting an exceptional range of innovative technologies and solutions," Rondon said. "Over 80,000 visitors and 1,600 exhibitors from 25 countries are expected to participate at the 2016 show on April 25-29. The IMPACT project at Duquesne SBDC is inviting U.S. companies to exhibit in our shared-booth space at a low cost."

This opportunity is made possible through partial funding from the Market Development Cooperator Program award from the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. IMPACT exhibitors will receive space to exhibit, create a customized display exhibit in Spanish, access a lounge area with Internet, interpreters, meeting rooms, catering and matchmaking opportunities with Latin American buyers. Many states offer travel reimbursement for participation in foreign trade events through the U.S. Small Business Administration STEP grant.

EXPOMIN 2016 is organized by FISA S.A. with the support of the Chilean government through the Ministry of Mining, the National Society of Mining, the Chilean Institute of Mining Engineers and the Mining Council. EXPOMIN 2016 offers numerous advantages to establish new business opportunities because of the expanding infrastructure sector in Latin America, the U.S. Free Trade Agreement with Chile, the country's political and economic stability and the fact that Chile leads all Latin American countries in mining production.

For more information about the booth and catalogue space, contact Brent Rondon at rondon@duq.edu or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/impact.

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