The German Ministry of Economics and Technology has set up a scheme whereby it will sponsor young and innovative companies wanting to exhibit at glasstec 2012, reimbursing up to 80% of costs for stand rental, stand construction, electric power and waste disposal expenses.
The German Ministry of Economics and Technology sponsors young and innovative companies wanting to exhibit at glasstec 2012 (23-26 October 2012), the most important international trade fair in the glass industry. The aim is to provide the best possible support for the marketing of innovative products in other countries. With 57% of international visitors, glasstec offers an ideal platform.
The sponsorship scheme of the German Ministry reimburses up to 80% of costs for stand rental, stand construction, electric power and waste disposal expenses, with an upper limit of EUR 7,500. To qualify for funding under this programme, a firm must be a small or medium-sized company and must operate and be based in Germany. It must also be less than 10 years old, have an annual turnover of no more than EUR 10 million and employ a workforce of less than 50. Moreover, it must exhibit newly developed products or processes at the trade fair.
Messe Düsseldorf will have a joint stand with the German Ministry of Economics and Technology at glasstec 2012, presenting all the companies that have been admitted to the sponsorship programme. Registrations are now accepted by Messe Düsseldorf via www.glasstec.de. At the same time a sponsorship application must be submitted to the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA). Registration becomes effective as soon as sponsorship has been confirmed.