TRADE SHOW at the INTERIORLIFESTYLE -TOKIO fair (May 30 to June 1, 2018)

Within the framework of the European Inter-Tex project, which promotes the internationalization of SMEs in the textile-clothing sector of Southeast Europe (Catalonia, Valencia, Galicia, northern Portugal and the Midi-Pyrénées region of France) Ateval has organized a Trade Show to promote products from South-West Europe in Tokyo at the Interiorlifestyle fair. This fair has been held from May 30 to June 1, 2018.

The Interreg Sudoe Program is part of the European objective of territorial cooperation known as “Interreg”, financed through one of the funds of the European regional policy: the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Ten companies belonging to the home textile, decoration, fashion and accessories sector participated.

 

The brands MASSANA, PUNTO BLANCO, BASSOLS, BELMARTI, JOVER, BARBER EMBROIDERY, VALENZATEX, ALTRAN SOLUTIONS, JEAN VIER and MISSENGLE have presented their products at the stand in order to boost their internationalization in Japan and Southeast Asia.

The stand was well located, in the Global zone along with other European pavilions of Italian, German and Portuguese companies. The stand has been very busy and has favored that our companies have made interesting contacts with potential buyers from both Japan and other Asian markets that have visited the event.

The results of these contacts will be specified in the medium / long term. Japan is a demanding market and requires a special follow-up to build customer loyalty.

It should be noted that, as the project indicates, an exploration of the Japanese market for most of the companies and our participation shows that those companies that have had the opportunity to exhibit with their local distributor have had many more business opportunities.

The fair has been of great interest to the participating companies. The stand has been very busy. Many of the companies in the textile-home sector have local agents and this has facilitated their contact with Japanese and Southeast Asian companies.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERTEX- B2B European Brand Network held in MIAMI

 

Within the framework of the European Inter-Tex project, which promotes the internationalization of SMEs in the textile-clothing sector of Southeast Europe (Catalonia, Valencia, Galicia, northern Portugal and the Midi-Pyrénées region of France) ACCIÓ collaboration with the Catalan Fashion Cluster (MODACC) and the support of the Generalitat de Catalunya has organized a commercial mission in Miami.

The Interreg Sudoe Program is part of the European objective of territorial cooperation known as  “Interreg“, financed through one of the funds of the European regional policy: the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

A delegation of Catalan, French and Valencian companies from the fashion sector have marched this week to a hundred Miami influencers and stores to publicize their collections and boost their internationalization in the United States. After the parade, participating brands have been able to hold individual meetings with attendees, from representatives of small shops or shopping malls to fashion journalists or prescribers on social networks.

The brands TUTTO PICCOLO, CDR KIDS/CECILIA DE RAFAEL , ATALAYE, SOWE, KATXI KLOTHING , HOPAAL, PURO ARTE, SEVENTEES, ETXART & PANNO, KARNIT AHARONI, PILAR DEL CAMPO, ATELIER D’OCON  are the ones that have presented their collections this week to boost their internationalization in the United States.

est strategies to export to it through presentations by experts from entities such as The Cocot Showroom or the Istituto Marangoni Miami . The companies have also been able to visit the most important commercial spaces in Miami, meet with representatives, distributors, buyers and potential clients and participate in networking activities with the main agents of the sector to connect with local partners.

According to the director of the Foreign Trade and Investment Office of Catalonia in Miami, Conchita Muñoz, “The United States is a market that is used to import textile products, a trend that in the future is expected to increase even further with annual growth of 2, 5% until 2020. ”

In addition, Muñoz emphasizes that “Miami is also a port of entry to other countries of the Caribbean, Central America and Latin America.”

 

It is a market that presents great opportunities for companies that already have experience in the field of textiles and offer a seal of quality design.

PROMOTIONAL NETWORKING IN TOKYO

 

In the framework of the Inter-tex project of the Interreg Sudoe program, Ateval has organized a trade show to promote products from South-West Europe in Tokyo. The fair in which a collective stand has been organized is Interiorlifestyle. The fair will be held from May 30 to June 1, 2018 in Tokyo.

The aim of the Inter-tex project is to promote the internationalization of SMEs in the textile-clothing sector in south-western Europe through public and private cooperation and the development of joint transnational strategies.

To achieve this goal, in this project, Ateval is the entity responsible for carrying out the organization and coordination of the commercial action Interiorlifestyle in Tokyo

The activities organized around this fair have been the following:

  • Insert a promotional banner on the fair’s website.
  •  Prepare a promotional brochure to distribute at the fair with participating entities and companies.. LEAFLET 
  •  Make a digital mailing to potential Japanese buyers announcing the participation of companies, sending them an e-invitation to visit the fair for free. ATEVAL INVITATION

The participating companies are located in the Sudoe, Catalonia, Valencian Community and France space.

 

  

 

 

 

B2B to MIAMI

COMPANY MISSION to Miami, United States

 From the 4th till the 7th of June of 2018

The textile sector of the United States has a huge number of importations regard the number of exportations, and is expected that this trend will increase, with an annual import growth of 2,5% until 2020, due that the local industry is disappearing. The potential market of the sector is 90 million of habitants, so the opportunities for the Catalan companies are very important.

In the framework of the European project INTERTEX for the impulse of the internationalization of the SME of the textile sector in the SUDOE space, and in collaboration with MODACC (fashion Catalan cluster), has been organicing  the B2B mission to Miami from the 4th till the 7th of June.

This mission will provide participants with a global vision of the performance of the textile sector in the United States, as well as an accurate knowledge of the ecosystem of the State of Florida, entry forms, local partners… We will organize a B2B event specially designed to attract the attention of sales representatives and potentials buyers. The mission is addressed to the textile fashion companies with their own brand. Specialized in summer fashion, resort, swimming suits, travel retail and athleisure.  SEE THE LEAFLET

 

 

Consortium next meeting in France 15-16 January 2018

The INTER-TEX consortium will meet on 15-16 January in Aussillon-France.

In this meeting, all the partners will analyze the actions carried out within the project and the Plan and Conceptrualization of future activities.

Topics will be discussed among others:

– Implementation of Internationalization Tools

– Organization of the 3 virtual fairs

– Commercial platform

– Project communication activities

UIT SUD organiced a Local workshop with SMEs

The 21th of November 2017  UIT SUD   organized  A WORKSHOP  to present:

  • Internationalisation of Textile – Clothing VSEs / SMEs : Accompanying guide by European programs 2016-2020
  • Internationalisation of Textile – Clothing VSEs / SMEs : Accompanying guide by regional and national programs
  • Joint Internationalization Groups (JIG) concept

To this workshop attended 7 companies.

ATEVAL presented “Guide of accompaniment for the European programs”

On  1st December  ATEVAL presented “Guide of accompaniment for European programs” develops within the project INTERTEX-SUDOE “Joint strategies to promote the Internationalization of SMEs”.

This guide, developed within the framework of the Interreg Sudoe V Program, axis “Competitiveness of SMEs” project INTER-TEX, has been conceived as a practical tool for all European stakeholders of the textile and clothing sector, interested in projects of internationalization that can benefit from financial assistance and / or European support in internationalization.

It aims to facilitate the identification and characteristics of the main funding and support programs of the EU.

The assistants belong to the textile sector and they were informed about the activities of the project and they were given a copy of the guide.

 

                  

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WORKSHOP at The MOMAD fair (1-3 August 2017)

WORKSHOP at The MOMAD fair (1-3 August 2017)

Taking advantage of the MOMAD Madrid Fair, the project partners will organize a WORKSHOP at the fair, in which the project will be made known to visitors and exhibiting companies.

There will be different activities: meetings with companies, surveys, presentations, distribution of brochures, …

The agenda will be:

10:00h arrival and meeting in MOMAD.

10:30h – 14:00h visit companies to explain INTERTEX

14:00h – 15:00h lunch and wrap-up

15:00h – 17:00h visit companies to explain INTERTEX

17:00h – 18:00h wrap-up and farewell.

If you are an exhibitor or visitor and are interested you can contact us through this website.

 

The 2nd transnational meeting of the INTER-TEX project took place in Valencia in March

The 2nd transnational meeting of the INTER-TEX project took place in Valencia in March

The consortium participated in the second transnational meeting of the INTER-TEX project held in Valencia on 8 and 9 March where the various tools and initiatives to be developed in the next six months have been defined, In favor of the internationalization of SMEs in the textile sector and the creation of the SUDOE space.

The Interreg project, approved by the Interreg SUDOE program, aims to promote the internationalization of SMEs in the textile and clothing sector of south-west Europe through public-private cooperation and the development of joint transnational strategies.

The project will cover the five areas in which the textile industry is concentrated in the SUDOE area: Galicia, Catalonia, Valencia, Northern Portugal and southern France (Mid-perineum).

For more information on the project: http://www.intertex-sudoe.eu