11.09.17 – Business Beyond Borders

Asia comes to Paris and is Ready to Buy

The next Business Beyond Borders matchmaking event will take place in Paris at Texworld, September 2017.

After two successful matchmaking sessions at Genera (Madrid) and African Utility Week (Cape Town), the next Business Beyond Borders (BBB) matchmaking event turns its attention to one of the most renowned European trade fairs – Texworld - the leading textile, clothing and apparel trade fair. Twice a year Texworld Paris welcomes exhibitors and professional buyers from all over the world a rich variety of products from basic textiles to creative high-end fabrics of excellent quality. Hosting thousands of visitors, Texworld Paris is famous as the must-attend market for textile companies, especially from the EU and Asian side.

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Clusters

Business Beyond Borders supports businesses, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Clusters, to operate internationally. During the fair, BBB facilitates the participation and meetings between relevant potential trading partners from Europe and abroad with the aim of assisting them in the conclusion of business deals.

Welcoming the upcoming BBB event, Arnaldo Abruzzini, CEO of Eurochambers, says “with over 80% international exhibitors, Texworld is the perfect marketplace for EU textile SMEs keen to do business internationally”. Taking into account the Free Trade Agreements which have been concluded by the EU in the last five years and those that are currently under negotiation, the EU is making several progresses in facilitating international trade as well as on the simplification of the Rules of Origin. “The BBB matchmaking at Texworld present itself an opportunity to increase the export rate of textile and clothing products to non-EU markets, which currently stands at 20%.”

Supported by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

The event will also be supported by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. “With over 15 EEN partners co-organising the event – says Federica Leonetti, Chair of the Textile & Fashion EEN Sector Group – the companies taking part in the BBB matching event at Texworld will receive personalised support to be successful in their goals.”

Companies attending the BBB Matchmaking will be able to benefit from:

Free access to Texworld and to the connected shows: Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Shawls and Scarves;

 Business meetings perfectly matching each BBB delegate needs and preferences taking place in a convenient matchmaking area at the heart of the trade fair;

 Access to technical sessions in the strategic conference on IPR, Market Access and the Circular Economy in the textile and clothing sector;

 Access to an international and well placed worldwide network, including several EU-funded support schemes;

 Participation in the BBB Social Media Competition for a chance to further promote your business online;

 Professional assistance on the spot and after the event to make the participation tailored to the needs of each BBB delegate;

The registration is now open! More than 200 companies are expected to attend the B2B Meetings in the dedicated BBB area.