ExpoCorma 2017

Date: November 05-10, 2017
Venue: Ruta 160 Km 18, Coronel
Location: Concepción, Chile
Sector: Forestry and Wood Products

ExpoCorma, organized by Corma (www.corma.cl), is Chile's largest forest industry trade association, enjoying the full support of the Chilean forest industry. This event is viewed as the industry’s prime opportunity to acquaint themselves with their clients' products and latest technologies available so as to meet their growing needs.  ExpoCorma 2017 is Chile’s largest and most innovative forest and pulp and paper industry event.

The Chilean forestry industry remains the second most important sector of the Chilean economy after mining. It has shown strong signs of recuperation and is expected to grow its worldwide forest products exports by 5% this year (surpassing the US$ 5.5 billion figure). The short and medium term outlook for the industry is optimistic as the major Chilean forestry companies (Arauco and CMPC) continue to materialize their projected investments into the rest of South America, particularly Brazil and Uruguay, and including Chile of course. Opportunities for Canadian suppliers exist in all facets of the forest industry including: forest operations - harvesting machinery (skidders, harvesters and attachments) and services (forest fire protection services, remote sensing, GIS mapping, engineering, environmental and forest inventory management); wood processing - sawmill and value-added equipment (conveyors, debarkers, chippers, grinders, lumber edgers); and pulp & paper processing equipment (process flow monitoring systems, energy optimization assessment). 

In the context of ExpoCorma, the Canadian Embassy in Santiago in conjunction with Export Development Corporation (EDC) is inviting Canadian manufacturers of forest harvesting and wood processing equipment, as well as pulp and paper related equipment and services, to participate in their Business Development Program during the week of ExpoCorma 2017. These activities will be defined based on the level of interest expressed by Canadian firms and budget availability.

Why your organization should participate:

  • Compare your product/service with international competitors
  • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
  • Gain insights and market intelligence
  • Increase visibility of your product or service
  • Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
  • Participate in networking events
  • Participate in pre-organized business to business meetings
  • Pitch your product /service to selected audiences
  • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

  • Business-to-business meetings
  • Networking event
  • Pavilion/exhibit
  • Product pitch to select audiences
  • Seminar
  • Site visits

The Trade Commissioner, Patricio Cañete, is specializing in the forestry sector for the Chilean market and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.

More information

For ExpoCorma booth space rental within the Canada Pavilion, please contact Robert Grison (cced@sympatico.ca) as soon as possible as space is limited.