How can exporters manage to stay connected to global markets despite the massive restrictions caused by the Covid 19 pandemic? What can be done to ensure that trade chains become more resilient and remain viable in times of crisis? "Creating long-term partnerships based on trust" was the repeated response at the 4th SIPPO Import Promotion Forum, broadcast live from Basel/Switzerland.
Covid-19 has a massive impact on the economy. The pandemic is forcing us to reinvent matchmaking with customers and suppliers. Over the past year, SIPPO countries in cooperation with our BSO partners have made remarkable strides in this regard. Get excited by these awesome insights from a few success stories:
What does the future hold for established textile fairs and communication in the fashion and textile industry? How are contacts developing in the B2B sector? It remains the aim of the most important trade fairs for the textile sector to provide the most direct, personal encounters possible. But of course hybrid events are also being prepared to still allow profitable encounters.
For Switzerland, cross-border trade flows are vital to its survival. Imports are just as crucial as the export which is mentioned more often. The majority of exported products are preceded by the import of resources needed for production. In a representative survey of over 200 trading companies, “Handel Schweiz” and SIPPO have identified important import parameters.
Beginning of October, SIPPO launched its brand-new Trade Promotion Academy. This is an exciting e-learning platform that allows to continuously acquire core export promotion and market access knowledge and to consolidate existing knowledge through the exchange with peers. It was developed by top experts in the field and currently features four modules on key topics of trade promotion. In addition, it contains a rich resource library and provides excellent networking opportunities.
PROMPERU supported by the Swiss Import Promotion Program (SIPPO), a program sponsored by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), has published the presentation of the webinar about the sustainable tourism sector in the context of COVID and the considerations for the post COVID-19 scenario, to tour operators and the general public interested in the sector. This presentation was executed in August 2020.
A market study on three export products of the Philippines (Processed Food, Natural Ingredients and Natural Fiber&Textiles) aims at strengthening the Philippine trade with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The study is carried out in close cooperation between SIPPO, the Export Marketing Bureau of the Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of the Philippines (DTI-EMB) and the Embassy of Switzerland in the Philippines. It is expected to be disseminated in the Philippines by December 2020.
What is the profile of the sustainable tourist in the future? And what are post-COVID19-trend in Europe for the sustainable tourist sector? In a Webinar with 280 participants, organised by the Commission for the Promotion of Peruvian Exports and Tourism (PROMPERÚ), with the support of the Swiss Import Promotion Program (SIPPO), these crucial factors were discussed.
The Commission for the Promotion of Peruvian Exports and Tourism (PROMPERÚ) with the support of the Swiss Import Promotion Program (SIPPO) funded by the Swiss Cooperation-SECO, carried out the webinar "Profile of the Sustainable Tourist and Post COVID trend" including the results of the research on sustainable tourism trends in Germany, France and Switzerland, important international source markets for tourists with a vision of sustainable development. The webinar had more than 280 attendees.
This year’s SIPPO Import Promotion Forum, held at the Fossil Europe Group Headquarters in Basel on 14th of November 2019, dealt with the questions surrounding Sourcing 4.0: how does digitalization affect supply chains and export markets in developing countries?
The many speakers delved into the different dimensions affecting the topic: from political, to technical to societal dimensions, with cases from entrepreneurs developing supply chains and sourcing from developing countries.
The Salon International de l’Alimentation (SIAL) food fair, which took place at Paris Nord Villepinte from 21 to 25 October 2018, delivered on being the food event of the year and meeting place for the entire industry with more than 7200 exhibitors from 119 countries, attracting 300.000 stakeholders to the fair. SIPPO supported country pavilions of Indonesia, Peru, South Africa and Tunisia who delivered a strong performance contributing to this year’s innovations.
The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of The Republic of Indonesia (MMAF) supported by the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) presents 15 carefully selected Indonesian fish & seafood producers.
The publication "Indonesia, beyond the land of cottonii and gracilaria" serves as an initial reading to understand the basics about seaweed production and processing in Indonesia. It gives purchasers and importers of carrageenan and agar an overview of main stakeholders and suppliers.