SIPPO: export promotion program for technical wood

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme SIPPO of Switzerland-Global Enterprise supports private small- and medium-sized enterprises from countries in transition that endeavour to access the Swiss and the EU markets.
Under the patronage of SECO, the State Secretariat for the Economy of the Swiss government, the programme offers
- Branch-related market information,
- Technical assistance for product design and marketing,
- Promotion in Switzerland and in the EU as well as
- Assistance at selected leading international trade fairs. 

Ukrainian companies have the possibility to be promoted and supported by SIPPO and -if selected- to participate in trade fairs in the European Union, to get to know the European market and to make valuable contacts with EU and Swiss importers.

In Ukraine, through collaboration between SIPPO and NGO FORZA, 18 wood processing and furniture companies took advantage of SIPPO support and participated in 12 leading European trade fairs (Wooden Toys 2007, 2008; Hausbau & Energie 2010; Swissbau 2009,2012;  IMM 2011; Interzum 2011, 2013; Domotex 2014; ZOW 2014, Interzum 2015, ZOW 2016). 

SIPPO proposes to support Ukrainian woodprocessing companies in their participation in Interzum 2015. The interested company’s registration fee for SIPPO services is Euro 1500 for the first time participation. In general, SIPPO proposes a three year program of participation. The registration fee includes:
·           Stand rental within the SIPPO collective stand (7-10 m2). The stand is in the very center of the pavilion, with internet, cleaning, office and kitchen facilities where one can welcome and treat a potential customer.
·           One poster with the company logo and a banner with photo of key product.
·           SIPPO enters the company’s profile in the SIPPO exhibitor brochure and to the official trade fair catalogue. SIPPO dispatches the paper version of the exhibitors’ brochure to several hundred selected importers in Switzerland and the EU, the electronic exhibitors’ brochure to over 2000 importers from the SIPPO database
·           SIPPO provides ongoing coaching by experts during preparation to the fair
·           SIPPO provides hotel accommodation for two company’s representatives (6 nights).

In other words, the company pays only for transportation of company staff and samples, for making the English version of the web-site and for promo materials. What is offered by SIPPO indeed pays, since individual participation in Interzum costs about Euro 10.000.

For more info on SIPPO collective stands and their participants at previous trade fairs, please check SIPPO exhibitor booklets

For details on how to participate in the SIPPO program please contact Radmila Ustych. 


ZOW 2016 fair is over, and the companies are back home with 316 contacts!
Visit us at the collective stand of Ukrainian companies at ZOW 2016 - leading fair for furniture components.
Wood processing companies gear up for ZOW 2016  
FORZA NGO and SIPPO program invite you to participate in the training!
Present your wood products at the trade fair where furniture professionals meet! 
Invited by Ukrainian Association of wood working companies, Agency FORZA expert Radmila Ustych presented SIPPO program at first international WoodI
Only 6 months left until one of the biggest international fair for suppliers to the furniture and interior design industries ZOW
In the process of selecting new companies for participation in SIPPO program we have visited three wood processing companies in Vinnitsya region.
This year more than 57,500 wood industry professionals from 143 countries flocked to Interzum (Koln, Germany) to view trends and innovations for the manufacture of furniture, which are then picked
Ukrainian woodworkers are looking for opportunities to have their products exported abroad.
DOMOTEX 2014: the world's leading fair in flooring is not only a key platform for business, but also an inspiration in all trends gathered under one roof.
Not long ago representatives of six woodprocessing companies of Ukraine returned back from regular specialized international fair of furniture suppliers - Interzum 2013, which took place from May 1
On April 5, 2013 in the picturesque area of Zakarpattya - Zhdeiyevo village training workshop for wood-processing companies of the Western Ukraine had been conducted.
We have repeatedly informed you about the support provided by SIPPO (Swiss import promotion program) with the help of FORZA NGO to the Carpathian wood processing and furniture companies.
Toanis, Svitanok, Kuchmajda Atelier, Romkar, Buk-Holding, Styl Zhyttya (Lviv region), ENRAN-ZLK, Nika, Elite-Wood, Perspektyva  (Zakarpattya region), Krasnoilsky DOK, Bukovyna Timber, Techno-P
Another, third mission of SIPPO took place in June 2011, to select wood processing companies for major industry fairs.
Five wood processing and furniture companies from Transcarpathia and Lviv oblasts participated in the six biggest trade fairs in Germany (IMM, Toys Fair) and Switzerland (Swissbau, Hausbau