Mexico City – UTECH Las Americas opened its doors here today, with one of the organisers saying: ”It could not have come at a better time.”
“I’ve been in shows for many years and I’m very pleased,” with the three- day exhibition’s reception, Jose Navarro, managing director EJ Krause, Mexico told Urethanes Technology International,
“It’s not a surprise for us. From the time we launched to now we have seen very solid growth in pre-registration and exhibitors wishing to participate.”
According to Navarro, there were “more than 4500 pre-registrations,” 100 companies including the world’s top diisocyanates producers, are exhibiting at the Centro Banamex in North West Mexico City.
“The trade show business is very difficult,” he added. “Here we have satisfied the need of the Mexican polyurethane industries such as automotive, appliances, insulation and furniture. I think it was perfect timing.
Brennan Lafferty, vice president and group publisher of Crains’ global polymer group of which Urethanes Technology International is a part, said in an opening ceremony speech that he was “proud to say that this is Crain’s first trade show in Mexico.”
Paul St Amour, EJ Krause vice president Latin America, said it was important for UTECH Las Americas to be held in Mexico, “given the importance of polyurethane in the country.”