I am planning to export this year. Has anyone showcased at Maison d Objet in September or January or ICFF in New York or even the UAE? I would love to hear you experiences and your ROI?
UK Trade & Investment in Paris recently ran a webinar on making the most of Maison & Objet. I would be happy to send the presentation to you if that would be useful. If so, please send me your email address.
Have you visited M+O? It’s a very large show and worth do a recce visit before exhibiting so that you have your bearings and can prepare properly.
You may also want to find out if you are eligible for UKTI’s TAP (tradefair access programme) a scheme to fund companies’ exhibition at international trade fairs. More info on that on http://www.ukti.gov.uk/pt_pt/uktihome/item/367406.html?null or contact the British European Design Group (BEDG) who are the accreditted trade organisation (ATO) that cover M+O.
For the first time at M+O this January, BEDG and UKTI had a joint stand – to give companies and visitors a space to network and get information about the market. We showcased a number of designers that were not able to exhibit. It was a great success, and we’re looking into potentially doing this again in the future.
I understand you are already trading in France via The Collection in the Marais in Paris. If you need further help growing your business here in France do get in touch directly, and as I said, drop me a line if you would like the "Making the Most of M+O" presentation.
UKTI Creative & Consumer team, British Embassy Paris