Opportunity! Upcoming Tool, Die and Mold Trade Mission to Brazil

Friday, February 14, 2020


The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation (WE EDC), in partnership with the Canadian Association of Moldmakers (CAMM), Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) and ABINFER (Brazilian toolmakers' industry association), is organizing a trade mission to Brazil in May 2020. As part of this trade mission, participants will attend ABINFER's 13th National Tooling Meeting - ENAFER 2020 on May 28 and 29 in Joinville. ENAFER is the largest national tooling event, bringing together up to 300 mold, tool and die manufacturers in a forum for presentations and critical discussions on current and future issues facing the sector.

The opportunity for Canadian mold, tool and die makers is to identify potential Brazilian partners who have OEM and Tier 1 customers but whose capabilities don't necessarily meet these customers' needs. ABINFER has sent two delegations to Windsor-Essex over the past 10 months, partly in the attempt to identify collaborative partners.

This trade mission will provide the following opportunities:

  • 1.5 to 2 hour time slot on the first day of the conference for a presentation from WE EDC/CAMM, which could include info on participating Canadian companies;
  • Pre-arranged B2B meetings on the second day of the conference with Brazilian companies looking for partners;
  • Site visits to companies in the largest tool, die and mold cluster in Brazil, likely to take place from May 25 through 27;
  • Translation services for the presentation and for meetings.

With support from the CTMA, CAMM has applied for government funding to support this trade mission. Should the funding be granted, it can be used to offset some of the travel costs of participating companies. Participants can also apply for CanExport funding. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is supporting this mission. To learn more about Joinville, view this video developed by the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information about the trade, contact Wendy Stark at 519-997-2396.

Wendy Stark, Ec.D.
Manager, Business Retention and Expansion
WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation
119 Chatham St. W., Unit 100
Windsor, ON  N9A 5M7
Office: 519-255-9200 ext. 2225
Direct: 519-997-2396
Toll Free: 1888 255 WEDC (9332)
Cell: 519-890-8991
E-mail: wstark@choosewindsoressex.com