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BFA Going Global Webinar Series: Portugal

- 13 May 2021

News BFA Going Global Webinar Series: Portugal

BFA Going Global Webinar Series: Portugal May 19, 2021, Digital Event

Understanding international opportunities for your footwear business
The BFA  are pleased to launch a new monthly webinar series, ‘BFA Going Global’, which aims to equip members with the information they need when considering new international markets for their footwear business.  Each month we will explore a new region and highlight the opportunities (and potential challenges) that footwear businesses should consider when "Going Global”.
What can you expect:
•    Gain a view of potential market(s) for wholesale/distribution
•    Understand manufacturing opportunities and footwear specialities of that region
•    Connect with local advisors
•    Understand opportunities and challenges of the culture

We’re pleased to kick-off the series with an overview of the footwear market in Portugal on 19th May 2021. 

Make your registration here

Programme
Moderated by: Lucy Reece-Raybould, Chief Executive Officer, British Footwear Association (BFA)

Programme
11.00: Introducing the Going Global Webinar Series
Lucy Reece-Raybould, Chief Executive Officer, British Footwear Association (BFA)

11.05: Welcome Address
Manuel Lobo Antunes, Portuguese Ambassador to the United Kingdom

11.10: The Portuguese Footwear Market
João Maia, General Manager, Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association (APICCAPS)
•    Overview of the market (retail and manufacturing)
•    Opportunities and challenges
•    Why Portugal?

11.30: Portuguese Shoes Website Showcase
Cláudia Pinto, Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association (APICCAPS)
The new Portuguese Shoes portal has been online since September. This APICCAPS project brings together the best of the Portuguese industry, both at the brand and manufacturing levels. "We’re living an exceptional time, with serious limitations to flights and also in attending promotional events abroad”, assures Luís Onofre. According to APICCAPS’ President, "For that reason, in the past few months, APICCAPS has worked on providing international clients with all the information they need about Portuguese footwear, accessories and leather goods companies”.

11.35: Support for your business in the Portuguese Market
Manuela Diniz, Trade and Investment Manager, Department of International Trade (DIT), British Embassy in Lisbon

11.45: Q&A

Registration here