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EU SME Centre for Business Beyond Borders: Opportunities for Textile and Fashion SMEs in the Chinese Market

By EUSME Centre | Press Article      30.09.2017     Tags:

The recent Business Beyond Borders (BBB) event at Texworld Paris was declared “a roaring success” by Dirk Vantyghem, Director of Operations at Eurochambres, with “some great deals being done”.

The third BBB event, which took place on 18-20th September in Paris, France, set the tone for future business partnerships between European and international (particularly Asian) small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and Clusters in the textile and clothing sector.

Over the course of Texworld’s three days, BBB facilitated over 200 matchmaking meetings between more than 258 companies representing 42 countries.

The EU SME Centre as co-organizer of the B2B meetings, which were also part of Enterprise Europe Network EEN, not only promoted the event through its channels but also informed the participants on the spot about the existing opportunities Chinese market offers to the European small and medium-sized enterprises SMEs in the textile and fashion industry.

The EU SME Centre is actively involved in this sector, organising initiatives covering this topic. In Biella, Italy, the Centre organised a full day seminar for European businesses on how to sell textile products online in China.

Another success story was created when the Centre helped Just Champagne, a family-run business based in France, designing and making 100% hand-made leather bags and accessories. After being introduced to the Centre and receiving advice on the Chinese fashion industry, Just Champagne very quickly got valuable information on how to get started.

The EU SME Centre and Business Beyond Borders will continue working together in co-organizing B2B activities. This year, the EU SME Centre will be part of HOST in Milan in October and TRUSTECH in Cannes in November.

Click here for our events calendar.

Visit the Business Beyond Borders Website for more information here.

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