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We exhibited in Cuba!

The 35th annual edition of the FIHAV 2017 trade fair was held in Havana, Cuba from October 30 to November 3, 2017. The breadth of the trade fair, covering all sectors of the economy, makes it the largest and most important such event of its kind in Latin America. ELMAX ŽILINA with seven other companies presented its products and services within Slovakia’s joint exhibition, which was organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic in close collaboration with the Slovak Embassy in Havana and with the support of the Slovak Agency for the Development of Investment and Trade (SARIO).

The Slovak stand was formally presented under the unified slogan of “Good Idea Slovakia.” It was inaugurated on November 1, 2017 with Slovak and Cuban entrepreneurs, state officials, national media and many members of the public. The visibility of the entire trade fair was enhanced by the visit of the State Secretary at the Ministry of Economy Mr. Vojtech Ferencz to commemorate Slovakia Day and who was welcomed by his counterpart, the First Vice-Ministry for Foreign Trade and Investment of Cuba, Mr. Antonio Carricarte Corona. The folk music and folk dance of the Kumšt dance group enhanced the Slovak atmosphere in the pavilion in a pleasant and attractive manner.

ELMAX ŽILINA took part in the trade mission for the purposes of taking advantage of this opportunity to reach out to potential partners, especially in the fields of pharmacology, biochemistry and biotechnology, which are the traditional pillars of Cuban industry. Interest among Cuban partners in products from the youngest part of the ELMAX ŽILINA portfolio of products, laminar flow cabinets in various categories, confirmed the correctness of this step and created the motivation to identify future steps moving forward to bring the company’s products to this promising market. The opportunity for ELMAX ŽILINA to join in a program of cooperation at the intergovernmental level, which has already kicked off in the pharmaceutical industry and within which Slovakia is collaborating with Cuba on the introduction of specialized treatment for diabetes, is another significant positive. The expansion of this cooperation to include the potential delivery of equipment to biotechnology and pharmaceutical laboratories has tremendous potential to assist this project even more and further strengthen bilateral collaboration.


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