Support to promote exports for light industry producers on both banks: Participation at the GDS Duesseldorf international exhibition

Sector: Business

Implemented by: Association of Light Industry of Moldova (APIUS)

Budget: 8,412 EUR (contribution of the Programme, additionaly participating companies/ members of APIUS have contributed with approx. 5000 EUR)

Duration: July 2015 -july 2016

Beneficiaries: Direct – 5 SME participants from both banks and more than1,700 employees(including 1,200 women) working for those companies.

Short description: Assess the opportunities and services available for business communities on both banks of the Nistru River and analyse the needs of Business Associations related to their organisational development, capacities for B2B and cross-river cooperation, as well as their ability to network and share knowledge, experience and best practices.

Results: 5 companies got access to new tools to promote exports by participating at international exhibitions with a joint stand. They have established new contacts that will be useful for further business development.

  • 5 companies from both banks, including 2 from the Transnistria region (Tighina and Floare footwear factories) participated with a joint stand representing Moldova at the largest shoes and accessories fair in the world – GDS, in Duesseldorf, Germany;
  • 16 useful business contacts between the participants from both banks were established as a result of participation at the exhibition;
  • Oldcom JSK already delivered its first order to a Russian client found at Duesseldorf and plans to launch exports to Romania in 2016;
  • Contacts with new suppliers of raw materials have been established.