The DIT (Department of Industry and Trade) supports UK business to take full advantage of trade opportunities, including those arising from delivering free trade agreements.
If your company exports products from the UK, then the UK Tradeshow Programme may be a valuable source of information and possibly financial grants to help offset some of your costs.
The UK Tradeshow Programme supports both exhibitors and visitors to international trade shows. The programme operates across several different business sectors and currently Cosmoprof Bologna is on the 2022 schedule (check the UK Tradeshow Programme site later this year for the 2023 schedule).
The UK Tradeshow Programme provides all successful applicants with training, both about tradeshows in general and also specifically about the event that they applied for. Applications for grants are assessed and may result in financial support to help with exhibiting at the show.
The final selection of businesses, and the support they receive, will be made by trade experts and by DIT staff with relevant knowledge of the sector and tradeshow. If a grant is offered, it will be £2,000 or £4,000, inclusive of irreclaimable VAT, and paid in arrears after exhibiting at the show and according to the terms and conditions in the UK Tradeshow Programme Grant Funding Agreement.
The UK Tradeshow Programme is seeking to support UK-based SMEs (less than 250 employees) with an annual turnover of £250,000 to £5m and that are capable of exporting for the first time or wish to venture into new markets. In their applications businesses must be able to demonstrate that they have the capabilities to export and have a strategy to do so. Please note that businesses that have already booked to attend this event are not eligible to apply.
Catriona Graham, British Consul General and DIT Country Director for Italy
Cosmoprof Bologna 28 April – 2nd May 2022 is the leading global trade show for the beauty sector.
The event, exclusively aimed at beauty professionals, is a large exhibition combining both business and education. The show offers a unique opportunity to broaden your network and discover in advance the latest trends on the market.
Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna is a 3-shows-event with a unique trade fair concept. The exhibition space covers the entire Bologna Fiere exhibition centre (a gross area of 200,000 sqm) and is dedicated to all the various sectors of the beauty industry. Different opening and closing dates for different sectors make everyone’s planner easy and maximize business and networking opportunities.
Cosmoprof Bologna Pre-Show Webinar Recording