"Finding good business partners abroad is like looking for a needle in a haystack," says Sandra Weingart of Handwerk International Baden-Württemberg. The foreign trade consultant is in regular contact with small and medium-sized companies looking to break into new markets. Cooperation partners are often a door opener to a particular country. "Trade fairs are the ideal place to make business contacts – that much is clear," she explains. That's why very few entrepreneurs miss out on major international industry events such as EMO Hannover – either as exhibitors or visitors. "But any effort invested should be rewarded!" emphasises the consultant. Company owners get to meet suitable partners from all over the world at the international b2b meetings of Handwerk International Baden-Württemberg and the Enterprise Europe Network. "All participants present their company profiles on our online platform in the run-up to the fair. This makes it easier to find the relevant companies," explains Weingart. "Business-owners can then arrange appointments and make effective use of their time at the fair by creating their own individual timetable." 298 participants from 25 countries took part in the 2017 event and emerged with a positive impression. These included Arjun Shidhaye from GenauEngineers: "The online profiles helped us find the right people to talk to." Martin Wolf and Markus Lichtl from Wolf Maschinenbau AG in Brackenheim also report: "We forged a promising contact with a Czech company in the cooperation exchange".
"We have many years of experience with matchmaking events and know how effective such targeted initiation is," reports foreign trade consultant Sandra Weingart. "Numerous successful business partnerships have emerged from this in recent years and have made EMO Hannover a genuine success for our companies
All exhibitors can use the cooperation exchange as part of their trade fair package. Trade fair visitors are given a free ticket upon registration.
All information and registration forms for the International b2b Meetings at EMO Hannover from 16-21 September 2019 can be found at www.handwerk-international.de/emo2019 .
Contact person: Sandra Weingart, Foreign Trade Consultant, Handwerk International Baden-Württemberg, Tel. +49 (0)711 1657-279, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest network aimed at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises with international goals.
Handwerk International Baden-Württemberg cooperates with 600 business-related organisations from all over Europe and beyond and thus has an outstanding range of contacts in numerous countries.