The Romanian companies participated on the same occasion in the "International Home and Housewares Show", one of the world's largest events featuring home goods.
The Romanian companies met also with representatives of 30 local companies at the economic forum 'Business opportunities in Romania, as a new EU entrant state,' as well as with representatives of local companies from the sectors of constructions, homewares, furniture, finance-banks, investments.
The meetings were aimed at promoting bilateral trade and attracting American investments in the Romanian real estate-residential sector, commerce, industry, tourism and environment protection.
On the occasion of this economic mission, UGIR 1903 and the International Trade Club of Chicago signed a Partnership Agreement under which the two sides pledged to join forces for the organization of economic missions, seminars, conferences, the participation in fairs and exhibitions held in the two countries.
The participants in the economic mission in Chicago also identified business opportunities, like for instance a major American company interested in the project for the upgrading of the local airport in Tulcea (eastern Romania), a potential partnership for the manufacturing in Romania of lightweight eco-friendly walls, investments in real estate and the promotion of the Romanian tourism offer in the USA.