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Government funding available for Eisenwarenmesse 2021


International Hardware Fair

We are pleased to announce that BHETA has secured a number of Exhibitor Grants from the Department for International Trade which help with £1500 towards the cost of exhibiting at the Eisenwarenmesse International Hardware Fair in Cologne taking place from 21st to 24th February 2021.

The show is the world’s number 1 in the international hardware sector attracting 2,670 exhibitors from 55 countries and approximately 44,000 trade visitors from nearly 130 countries.

Eisenwarenmesse is THE meeting place for all manufacturers, distributors, purchasers and decision-makers of the hardware industry.

For more information about the show, please visit their website

There are some rules and regulations regarding eligibility for the grant scheme so it is imperative that you read the terms and conditions before applying.

Some examples of these are

  • A participant must be a SME which is defined as a small and medium sized enterprise which has less than 250 employees and has an annual turnover not exceeding €50m or an annual balance sheet not totalling €43m.
  • Participants will be ineligible if they do not own the brand they are selling and the brand owner either already exports to the market concerned or withholds permission to export to that market.
  • Grant recipients are required to display GREAT branding on their stands, which is provided by the Trade Challenge Partner (TCP).
  • Grant recipients are required to report export wins to the TCP for a 12-month period following the exhibition.

If you would like to apply for an Exhibitor Grant, please click the following links to download the Application Form and the  Exhibitor Agreement & Terms and Conditions.

Both of these forms need to be completed and returned to Nicola Adams-Brown to complete your application. 

The grants are limited in number, so we will be allocating them on a first come first served basis.

Application Form
Please fully complete the application from Section 1 through to Section 9 –  please print and sign section 9 of the application form as an electronic signature is not acceptable: 
TAP Exhibitor Application Form

Terms and Conditions 
Please complete the sections highlighted in yellow on page 1 (front cover) and page 2, (section 2) of the Terms and Conditions this needs to be electronically completed : 
TAP Exhibitor Agreement and T&C’s 

Once you have completed the Application Form and pages 1 & 2 of the Exhibitor Agreement & T&C’s, please return the documentation by email to Nicola on or if you would like any further information please email Nicola or telephone on 07946 078566

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