The aim is to provide the best possible support for the marketing of innovative products in other countries. With 57 per cent international visitors, glasstec offers an ideal platform.
The sponsorship scheme of the German Ministry reimburses up to 80 per cent 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.