EU Innovators thank IEexpo2017 organisers and attendees

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After spending three productive business days at the IE expo, the EU-SME Instrument-funded companies said goodbye to Shanghai, hopeful that their new encounters will help them further develop their business in the region.

IE Expo was held in Shanghai from the 4th to the 6th of May 2017. This event is the leading environmental trade fair in Asia and therefore the best entry point and platform for professionals in the environmental industry seeking to do business in the region.

Some of the highlights of the mission were:

  • More than 300 business meetings involving EU-SME Instrument participants and local or international business counterparts as well as multiplier organisations;
  • Unparalleled opportunities such as the CEO Gala dinner organized by IE expo, and the EU Welcoming Reception, contributed to expand the SMEs’ local networks;
  • A pitching session was held on the European Pavilion to help the SMEs promote their business and services to local counterparts;
  • NER Ltd, presented its technology at the 3rd China Straw Industry Development Summit Forum, held on the first day of the fair. This conference welcomed a crowd of Chinese specialists within the straw and pulp sector, offering NER Ltd with a significant occasion to reach local business counterparts;
  • And many more enriching experiences!

As part of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, the Overseas Trade Fairs Programme organises the participation of SME Instrument funded companies in 15 international trade fairs outside the European Union, to help them follow their ambitious plans to scale-up on the global market.  


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