…partnerships, meetings, single country show, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, UKTI… five things to sum up our visit to Oman and clues about our beautiful experience in such an amazing country.
We took off on Friday night and after 8 hours on the plane, we were kindly welcomed by Mr.Zedjaly, the manager director of Al-Hadaf Group; and here we are!! 3 days characterized by a string of good news.
The first day, Saturday 27th May, we had a great meeting with Mr.Cranshaw, the Deputy Head of UK Trade & Investment, pleased to support our new exhibition. In the afternoon we went for a meeting with Al-Hadaf Group. There is just one word to describe it: successful!! We signed and welcomed a partnership with them and we made all the arrangements for the new 4-day exhibition that will take place in Oman from 5th – 8th May 2014.
Are you wondering what type of exhibition I’m talking about? Easy: British Products and Services Exhibition, a single country show exhibition, the first of its kind in Oman. Categories will include Education, Tourism, Property, Health, Retails, Heavy and Light Industry and both England and Oman will benefit from it.
Because of its uniqueness and its future ability to incentivise the creation of new international business, it has been really well-received also on the second day by Mr.Sulaiman, the general manger of the Oman International Exhibition Centre, the venue which will host our show.
And the cherry on the top was the meeting with Mr.Balushi, advisor at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on the third day. With our excitement, he was pleased to offer us any type of support, encourage our work and discuss a future partnership.
The final question is: could our visit be better than this?
The last week we were in Latvia for the Fashion and Textile Exhibition. How could I describe it? Worthwhile!!! New people, new business, new opportunities for the future. Data is extremely positive (27 and more potential exhibitors for the September edition of the London Garments Expo) and it means we are getting better.
However, the LGE tour around the world has just started and the next stage is in Oman, southwest Asia. For the time being I’m not allowed to give any more information, but as soon as everything is confirmed I’ll give you all the details of this expedition in the opposite site of the world.
Good news on the horizon…. Keep following us! It’s worth it!!
Good news for Indian Textile makers!!!
“The textile manufacturers of India have welcomed the Annual Supplement to Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2013-14 announced by the Union Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles Anand Sharma.”
Have a look at the article!!!! It’s really interested, not only for the Indian textile makers, but also for the international textile and manufacturing sector. Let me know what you think….
LGE is travelling abroad this week, to Latvia to be precise. What for? To publicize the September edition of the London Garments Expo at Fashion and Textile 2013, in Riga. LGE’s main goal in fact is to promote the London Garments Expo around the Baltic region in order to offer our visitors, press and buyers a wider background of exhibitors.
But that’s not all! We will be working to provide a first class service this year to Latvian and Baltic region exhibitors who wish to extend their business connections in the UK’s capital.
The two goals just mentioned are part of a triangle resulting with the future opportunity to create a long standing partnership with the Latvian British Chamber of Commerce. Together we hope to create interchangeable opportunities between UK and Baltic region businesses. So watch this space! The work is in progress…
Nowadays starting a new business is extremely difficult, especially in the clothing, fashion and textile industry. The international crisis has put everybody under pressure, and as a result, although consumers want to spend money on fashionable clothing, they have to deal with a lower budget.
This situation affects also retailers who are trying to cut back on their orders to manufacturers and to source their stock as cheaply as possible. The competition in this sector is huge, but if you are good and sometimes “lucky” enough you can make really good profits anyway. Just try to answer the following questions.
1. Will you be able to weather the economy downturn?
2. Will you be able to employ skillful designers?
3. Will you be able to produce clothing that people really want?
What else? Well, I sum it up in 2 phrases:
1. keep up to date with developments
2. go to TRADE SHOW!! AS LONDON GARMENTS EXPO!!!
LGE give you the chance to start and to increase your business!!!So if you are interested visit our website and you’ll find all the information you need!
How was your Easter holiday? Coming back to work is always hard!! However, we have really good news. More exhibitors!!!! It’s means more chance for you to increase your business. And there are just 5 months left! So make sure you don’t miss this good opportunity and visit our register page!!
Have a nice day!!