Strengthening the capacity of SMEs from Moldova and its Transnistrian region to participate at international specialized fairs and exhibitions

Sector: Social

Implemented by: Moldovan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with Intereconom Service, Rybnita,Transnistrain region

Duration: October 2013 – February 2015

Budget: 472,296 €

Partners: “Bureau for Political Research Mediator” (Transnistrian Region, Moldova), Mr. Denis Matveev, International Partner

Short description: 75 companies, including 35 from the left bank with a total of 13,525 employees participated at 6 international fairs/exhibitions. The exhibitions took place in six EU countries and covered six sectors: industrial technologies; wine and alcoholic beverages production; shoes, leather and leather goods; fashion and textiles; agriculture; food industry.

Beneficiaries: direct – 106 participants at exhibitions, including 39 women; indirect – 13,525 companies’ employees

Results: 75 companies improved their skills and capacities to participate at international exhibitions more professionally. They’ve gained valuable experience and improved export promotion tools enabling them to use them in the future. 16 contracts and 24 protocols of intention will create additional jobs and improve livelihoods of current employees of the companies