Following the successful participation in the popular crafts fair L’Artigiano in Fiera in 2015 and 2016, the Commerce Department together with Malta Enterprise intend to participate again in this year’s edition of the fair, which is planned to be held in Milan between Saturday 2nd and Sunday 10th December, 2017.
Details about L’Artigiano in Fiera, which is considered to be the biggest crafts fair in Europe, may be viewed on the event's website: www.artigianoinfiera.it.
The Malta Pavilion will be set up in a hall which will also host a number of other exhibitors from all over Europe. There will also be other halls with crafts products coming from the continents of Africa, America and Asia. It is expected that there will once again be more than 3,000 exhibitors coming from around 100 different countries. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to visit the fair. Apart from the big opportunity to make good sales, this fair also offers a good opportunity to establish important business contacts and also to do business-to-business deals. There will also be a good opportunity to network with other companies, where participants will be able to share their experiences and their expertise. This could lead the crafts person to establish contacts with regards to export, importation of raw materials and knowledge of new crafts, etc.
The Commerce Department and Malta Enterprise will be funding in part the participation of local crafts persons. The amount of funding for each crafts person is still being considered and this will depend also on the number of crafts persons who will actually show interest to participate. However, subsidy will be given in respect of the renting of exhibition space, travel, accommodation, food as well as freight charges. Subsidy, in the form of a cheque, will be given to participants after the Fair against the presentation of receipts and/or invoices.
Those crafts persons who are interested to participate in L’Artigiano in Fiera 2017 are requested to send an email on firstname.lastname@example.org by not later than Friday 28 April 2017. The request to participate is not be considered as an automatic confirmation of participation. If there are more interested crafts persons than available stalls, lots will be drawn in the presence of all those interested.
For more information, one can send an email to email@example.com or call on 25690310 or 25690350.