The PetQuip export association has been successful in the Government’s latest Tradeshow Access Programme bidding round in securing cash grants for three major international pet product trade exhibitions in 2018-19.
The funding is available to eligible SMEs under the DIT’s Tradeshow Access Programme and will enable British companies to exhibit their products at international exhibitions.
In addition to Global Pet Expo in Florida and Interzoo in Nuremberg, the Association has secured funding for the CIPS International Pet Show in Guangzhou, China.
The association had already secured funding for this year’s Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida (22-24 March 2018).
Funding of £2,000 is available to eligible SMEs. PetQuip has now secured cash grants for exhibitors at next year’s edition from 20-22 March 2019.
Commenting on the programme of export initiatives planned for 2018-19, Amanda Sizer Barrett, director general of PetQuip said: “I am delighted that all of the bids made by the Association in support of the UK pet product industry have been successful, including the inclusion of CIPS Guangzhou in China to help open up a whole new shop window for British suppliers.
“The cash grants available to eligible British suppliers will help pave the way for further expansion of exports to markets around the world.
“In addition to major international exhibition involvement, the Association’s schedule will encompass several of our highly successful ‘Meet the International Buyers’ events, export support at both PATS and Glee and a comprehensive range of other export services that are available on a day-to-day basis to our member companies.
“Our export support programme will help deliver exciting opportunities for British exporters of pet products and services.”
Full details on these initiatives and how to apply will issued during the year but in the meantime interested companies should contact PetQuip to register their initial interest.