Within the scope of the “Master Export” project, of which the Águeda Business Association (AEA) is promoting in partnership with the Cambra and Arouca Business Association (AECA), within the scope of Portugal 2020, specifically, the Support System for Collective Actions (SIAC) – Qualification, and included in thematic objective nº 3 – “Reinforce the Competitiveness of SMEs” of the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program, supported by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF), took place, on March 17, at the Sheraton hotel in Porto, an Inverse Business Mission where buyers from France met with companies associated with the AEA and AECA, in the various sectors, and this Inverse Mission was part of the event “Sourcing Exchange with French buyers”, organized by the Chamber of Luso-French Commerce and Industry.
This Mission aimed to promote the products and companies of our region across borders. This is a way for the Associations to help companies to do business, promoting direct interaction between potential European buyers and national companies, obtaining commercial results, in the different lines of production. Direct contact was privileged, so those responsible for the companies had the opportunity to meet in private with potential buyers.
With this initiative, the scope of the project’s central objective is reinforced: “to reinforce the internationalization of SMEs in the Metalworking and Habitat sector, creating new export channels for countries with high potential and geographically close”.
The Business Association of Águeda next to the companies.