WEDC’s Canada Trade Venture is back!

The WEDC’s 2023 Canada Trade Venture is just weeks away. The Venture runs March 19-24 with stops in Toronto and Montreal, and we’re particularly excited for this year’s event – it’s the first in-person Wisconsin Venture since the pandemic began and we’re looking forward to meeting our client companies face-to-face!

Our team is diligently working to prepare the participating Wisconsin companies for the connections they’ll make in the Canadian market. And it feels like a good time to introduce these companies; contact us if you would like to learn more about – and schedule a meeting with – any of the participants.

FloClaire Group formulates and manufactures premium, high-performance Moroccan argan oil-infused beauty products that deliver a healthy scalp and beautiful hair. These products are professional grade and are marketed to salons and high-end retail beauty stores. FloClaire representatives would like to build relationships with Canadian distributors who have relationships with professional salons (in Toronto and Montreal), and find distributors that sell to high-end beauty retail chains.

G.D. Roberts & Co. (a fifth-generation manufacturing facility in Columbus, Wisconsin) was established in the 1800s and owns PowerGistics, a company that offers unique device charging stations that save both space and time in a range of environments. PowerGistics’ vertical device charging stations are well-suited for classrooms and businesses that use Chromebooks, laptops and tablets. PowerGistics’ representatives would like to connect with schools and school boards in Toronto and Montreal that serve the K-6 sectors, and with resellers who can distribute their products to the education market.

Sugar River Trading Company manufactures and sells personal and home products including baking extracts, cleaning products, and personal care products (rubs, lotions, and supplements). The McNess brand has been around since 1908 and is Sugar River’s main product line (although for the Canada Trade Venture, the focus is solely on food products). Sugar River representatives would like to connect with Canadian food distributors, brokers, and brand builders, as well as food service companies that may use their extracts and/or compounds.


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