The Cartwright Companies recently attended Futurallia 2011, an annual international event that brings together businesses and business leaders for one-on-one meetings.  Futurallia is held every year in a different international location, and this year Kansas City was selected as the first U.S. site in the 20-year history of the event.

“Think International Business Speed Dating, where CEOs and business leaders from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas gather for a carefully crafted expo and face-to-face meetings in a results-driven global business environment,” said Futurallia Kansas City Executive Director Jody Edgerton.

Attendees of Futurallia pre-selected the businesses that interested them from an online catalog of key decision makers who were scheduled to attend.  The purpose of attending was to establish new national and international business relationships as well as strengthen existing relationships with customers.  The outcome exceeded expectations.

“Futurallia has a 20-year history of successfully connecting business owners with global growth opportunities,” said the Cartwright Companies President Andy Cartwright.  “We were pleased Futurallia chose our hometown for its first gathering in the U.S.  This opportunity was one we could not pass up.”

Gene Carpenter, Regional Director of Sales for the Cartwright Companies, attended the event.

This year 27 countries were represented with over 650 businesspeople attending.  In total, the United States had the largest delegation with 200 companies, with approximately 100 coming from the Kansas City area.

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