According to Kallman Worldwide, a global marketing, media and exhibitor services provider, the long-standing and growing partnership between the U.S. and Chile is proof that when it comes to bilateral trade, cooperation pays off for both parties, particularly in the mining industry.

Well into the second decade of the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries, the U.S. has solidified its position as the top supplier of equipment, products and services to the mining industry in Chile, enabling business partners there to maintain their leadership position among the world’s top mineral producers and exporters.

At ExpoNor 2017, the biennial Global Technology and Innovation Exhibition for the Mining Industry, that mutual success will be on display. Despite the ups and downs of global markets, and an increasingly dynamic and competitive global mining economy, the strength and momentum of the U.S. and Chile relationship will certainly influence discussions and impact deals during the show. Exponor, held every two years, will take place May 15-19 in Antofagasta, Chile.

More than 60 American companies will be exhibiting in Antofagasta, the majority located in the new USA Partnership Pavilion organized by Kallman Worldwide for the second time in the show’s Silver Pavilion hall.

U.S. exhibitors at ExpoNor will represent a wide scope of innovative exploration, extraction and processing solutions. ExpoNor’s designation of the U.S. as the show’s official “guest nation” promises to further heighten awareness of U.S. commitment to the region’s operators and their operating communities.

Whether they are publicly traded majors or small- and medium-sized enterprises, U.S. exhibitors are looking to initiate or strengthen business relationships in Chile, either as prime contractors or subcontractors in support of in-country operators, service partners and their end-user customers. Many, such as DuPont, Flexco and Soltex already have an operational presence and equity stake in Chile.