European Commission "Business Beyond Borders" initiative: International matchmaking opportunities for EO companies!
Business Beyond Borders is a new initiative funded by the European Commission with the objective to help EU businesses, in particular Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Clusters, to operate internationally.
The ultimate goal of Business Beyond Borders is to increase economic growth within and outside Europe.
Among the services it offers, the initiative helps companies participating in international fairs and exhibitions in maximising the benefits of their participation, notably through the organisation of Business to Business (B2B) and Cluster to Custer (C2C) matchmaking events.
The proposed support covers “before the event” activities (e.g. selection of potential business contacts and arrangement of business meetings), “during the event” activities (e.g. personalised assistance on the spot) and “after the event” activities (e.g. further development of first business contacts).
The initiative is coordinated by EUROCHAMBRES, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, which represents over 20 million businesses in Europe – 98% of which are SMEs.
first opportunities in the year 2017 for EO companies:
28 Feb – 3 Mar Madrid Spain Energy, environment GENERA 16 May – 18 May Cape Town South Africa Power, water, waste utilities industries, in parallel with hydro, wind solar AUW 23 May- 25 May Sydney Australia ICT and digital services CEBIT Australia