Grants and support available for overseas fashion and textile trade shows

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UK businesses can apply for government support (including financial grants) to exhibit or visit selected overseas fashion and textile tradeshows via the UK Tradeshow Programme from The Department for International Trade (DIT). These include Paris Fashion Week, Heimtextil, Première Vision and Pitti Uomo.

Open to UK SMEs with little or no experience of trade shows, applicants will receive specialised training, with some also receiving grants to cover costs. Companies require an annual turnover of between £250,000 to £5m to apply.

Grants and support are available to eligible companies to exhibit at the following events:

Paris Fashion Week   

Running from 26/09/2022 to 04/10/2022

Application deadline: 08/07/2022

Heimtextil (Interior Textiles)      

Running from/01/2023 to 13/01/2023

Application deadline: 20/10/2022

Pitti Uomo (Men’s Apparel)      

Running from 10/01/2023 to 13/01/2023

Application deadline: 20/10/2022

Paris Fashion Week – Men’s, Pre-collections and Swim

Running from 17/01/2023 to 22/01/2023

Application form: 27/10/2022

Première Vision 

Running from 01/02/2023 to 01/02/2023

Application deadline: 13/11/2022

Paris Fashion Week – Women’s (Spring) 2023       

Running from 27/02/2023 to 03/03/2023

Application deadline: 07/12/2022

Grants and support are available to eligible companies to exhibit at the following events:

Paris Fashion Week        

Running from 26/09/2022 to 04/10/2022

Application deadline: 27/07/2022

Heimtextil (Interior Textiles)      

Running from/01/2023 to 13/01/2023

Application deadline: 08/11/2022

Pitti Uomo (Men’s Apparel)        

Running from 10/01/2023 to 13/01/2023

Application deadline: 08/11/2022

Paris Fashion Week – Men’s, Pre-collections and Swim

Running from 17/01/2023 to 22/01/2023

Application form: 15/11/2022

Première Vision        

Running from 01/02/2023 to 01/02/2023

Application deadline: 30/11/2022

Paris Fashion Week – Women’s (Spring) 2023     

Running from 27/02/2023 to 03/03/2023

Application deadline: 28/12/2022

To find out more, check eligibility and make an application, please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-tradeshow-programme.

A list of supported events can be found online by visiting www.events.great.gov.uk/website/5935/

If you are interested in applying and want help with the application process, please contact: noleen.willis@ukft.org

For further enquiries, the DIT trade show team can be contacted via: enquiries.uktradeshowprogramme@trade.gov.uk.