Business Beyond Borders is a European Commission (EC)-funded initiative which helps businesses, in particular Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Clusters, to operate internationally, with the ultimate goal of increasing economic growth within and outside Europe.

Additional support is provided to companies participating at international fairs by establishing a series of Business to Business (B2B), Cluster to Cluster (C2C), and Business to Cluster (B2C) matchmaking events; and by supporting the development of the companies’ activities in target markets (Australia, South Africa, India, Chile, Iran, among others).

The Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry represents over 20 million businesses in Europe – 98% of which are SMEs – through its members in 43 countries and a network of 1700 regional and local Chambers.


The European Major Exhibition Centres Association unites 22 leading exhibition venues in Europe. They provide businesses with an excellent infrastructure and outstanding information networks. The 22 EMECA Members organise and host 1,769 exhibitions a year, both in Europe and all over the globe, with more than 350,000 exhibitors and over 41,5 million visitors. 

UFI is the leading global association of the world’s tradeshow organisers and exhibition centre operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations. UFI represents 700 member organisations in 83 countries around the world. Over 900 international trade fairs bear the UFI quality label.

LOW is a strategic communications consultancy based in Brussels, with a network of associates across Europe. We specialise in designing and running policy-rich events; managing content for PR & all types of marketing communications, such as social media; analysing and understanding EU-related policy, especially in the fields of entrepreneurship and environment.

Business Beyond Borders is an initiative funded by the European Commission and coordinated by EUROCHAMBRES

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