The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is offering linen rental and OPL laundry linen procurers the opportunity to visit Portuguese linen producers and forge new partnerships. In today’s world where consumers have a conscience about the source of the products they acquire, the relative proximity of Portugal to the UK market scores a big positive in a time of faltering supply chains.

Having benefited from generous EU subsidies, Portuguese manufacturers are equipped with the most modern technologies enabling them to compete with further flung countries. This is especially true in the textiles sector where generations of traditional skills and artistic flair now enjoy the efficiencies of innovation to ensure that Portuguese products have the best of both worlds – quality and cost. This has been evidenced by the recent surge of exports to savvy buyers throughout the continent.

As skyrocketing transport costs are often uppermost in the minds of importers and CP26 highlighted the importance of reducing distances from production to consumption, Portugal has proven to be an interesting option for carbon footprint conscious buyers.

“Acting as a coherent cluster, the textile sector embraces a multitude of sub-sectors including, soft furnishings, hotel textiles, design, and décor. In our capacity as the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce it is our role to match worthy buyers in the UK with compatible manufacturers in Portugal and we hereby invite you to consider joining us on our exploratory trade mission where carefully selected buyers such as yourself, will be given an opportunity to meet with potential suppliers in the north of Portugal between 12-14 October 2022,” says a spokesperson for the Mission.

Objectives of the Mission:

  • Gain an in-dept knowledge of the business environment and stability of the supply chain.
  • Attend individual one-two-one meetings with potential suppliers, in accordance with your profile and objectives.
  • Develop local contacts and increase your awareness of the full potential
  • • Factory visits, whenever possible.

Deadline for signing up: 15 July 2022

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To participate on this trade mission, please fill in this form and email it to the BPCC team.

You can consult the programme and conditions for this trade mission by clicking here.