Companies throughout Europe from the advanced engineering and metal industries are being offered the opportunity to make business contacts and seal deals at Elmia Subcontractor in Sweden, the leading trade fair in Scandinavia for the sector.
The Euro Info Centre in Inverness invites companies from Scotland to make the most of their visit to the trade fair by participating in the match-making event B2FAIR (businesses to fairs), a project sponsored by the European Commission. B2FAIR provides visitors to the fair with a unique opportunity to meet with all the companies that participate in the match-making, both exhibitors and visitors from many European countries. Busy export sales and marketing managers can include pre-arranged face-to-face meetings in organised meeting rooms with interpreters to really take advantage of this ideal arena for creating business contacts.
The Elmia Subcontractor Fair, held from the 8-11 November, is expected to attract around 1200 exhibitors from 25 countries and among the 16,000 visitors there will be decision makers from the most successful companies in Northern Europe.
The Euro Info Centre in Inverness is one of over 300 in Europe which will bring around 250 visitors and exhibitors to the fair, giving companies from the advanced Engineering and metal sectors the opportunity to have pre- booked meetings with all these registered companies. British companies that sign up for B2FAIR will be supported by the Euro Info Centre and will benefit from a package including a needs analysis, publishing of company information in the catalogue, automatic searching for partners and matching against company details on the B2FAIR database.
Guenter Verheugen, Vice-President of The European Commission responsible for enterprise and industry shows his support for the project. He said: "I welcome B2FAIR as an occasion for participating companies to establish new and potentially advantageous business contacts, strategic alliances and future partnerships that are imperative to become or remain competitive and successful on markets worldwide."
Jonas Ekeroth and the rest of the project management for Elmia Subcontractor are looking forward to many productive contacts between companies from old and new EU countries alike. He said: "We have always endeavored to create an arena for the entire industry’s development, and part of this has been to constantly seek out new ways for exhibitors and visitors to meet. That’s why we’re so pleased to be working with Euro Info Centre in connection with B2FAIR".
By registering with the B2FAIR matchmaking service, companies can take advantage of a whole range of services to make their visit to the trade fair successful. Registration for B2FAIR costs only 75 euro. Companies will need to arrange their own travel and accommodation.
For further information about Elmia Subcontractor please visit www.elmia.se/subcontractor. For further details check out the webpage of the project www.b2fair.com click Elmia Subcontractor or contact Kirstin Hagan, Euro Info Centre, Highland Opportunity, Inverness. Tel: 01463 715 400. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This service is also available at the HI Industry trade fair in Denmark, Scandinavia’s biggest industrial fair bringing together suppliers from the whole spectrum. From raw materials and machines to automation, technical solutions, logistics and know how at one single fair – at one single time. Further information can be found at www.hiindustrimessen.dk