The Dutch furniture and design industry again recorded steady growth. So the furniture industry sales in 2007 to four percent, the design industry achieved even a growth of 8.4 percent in the year 2006. As a result, Designers are missing. North Rhine-Westphalia has long been an important region for fashion and design in Germany. In the Rhineland, around the cities of Krefeld, Monchengladbach, Neuss and Dusseldorf, one remembers in recent years more and more on this strength. Moreover, North Rhine-Westphalia is known as a centre of the German furniture industry.
The design industry is increasingly becoming an own sector of the economy in both countries. Reason enough, bringing together experts from both countries and to build a regional network together. The initiators of the portal project would accomplish that with an event for the design and furnishing industry on March 10 in Neuss, Germany. From the product designer to the furniture manufacturer all are invited, involved in the design industry and the step on the Dutch market be interested in. In the Euromoda, Neuss, the participants first be informed where the Dutch industry focus, what developments there are on the market in progress, and where are the opportunities for German companies. Also possible risks should be ignored.
The Dutch entrepreneur will receive at the same time appropriate info on the German market. Following, participants from both countries together and in a relaxed atmosphere can make contacts and exchanging experiences. Participation in the event is free, it is invited to register at. The portal project that wants to portal project facilitate the step on the market of the neighbouring country small and medium-sized enterprises in the border region. This also individual support is offered in addition to various free information events. “Companies in the Euregio Rhine-Waal, the the step across the border” want to venture up to 70 percent of the costs for legal or tax advice can and Refunded marketing questions and preparatory activities such as translations of brochures and Web pages. Pro applicants are available for up to 5,000 euros. The portal project is an initiative of the Kamer van Koophandel Centraal Gelderland, the industry and lower Rhine in Duisburg, as well as the Handwerkskammer Dusseldorf Chamber of Commerce. The project is co-financed by the EU program INTERREG IIIA of the Euregio Rhine-Waal, the ministries of economy of the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia and the province of Gelderland. Contact for the media: Mediamixx Frank Wobbeking and Maike Gustorf Tiergarten road 64 47533 Kleve Tel: 02821 711 56 10 fax: 02821 711 56 39 E-Mail: part-financed by the EU program INTERREG IIIA of the Euregio Rhine-Waal, the ministries of economy of the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia and the province of Gelderland.