Ceramic tile manufacturers from Brazil had a great time at Coverings. Although the currency exchange rate is not fair, business within the United States showed a lot of improvement.
According to Antonio Carlos Kieling, CEO from Anfacer, the Brazilian pavilion was a success, attracting a great number of buyers.
Anfacer brought 30 companies to Coverings: Embramaco, Angelgres, Antigua, Arbe, Bellagres, Bozan, Buschinelli, Casagrande, Cecafi, Cecrisa, Chiarelli, Elizabeth, Cerâmica Sumaré, Ceusa, Eliane, Formigres, Gabriela, Gyotoku, Incefra, Itagres, L`Opera, Lanzi, Lef, Lepri, Moliza, Nardini, Pisoforte, Porto Ferreira, Portobello and Villagres.
Kieling states that the move to Chicago alters the interest of buyers from Florida, Central America and Caribe that might go directly to the Brazilian fair Revestir from 13-16 March 2007.
And the fair at Chicago will attract buyers looking for high-end products, which will mean a growth in porcelain tile products.
The promotion of the Brazilian products was coordinated by Anfacer (Ceramic Tile Association), Abirochas (Stone Association) and Apex Brasil (Government Agency for Promotion).