WFTO members who participated in the recent Ambiente 2015 Fair went home with good potential business deals after meeting several prospective buyers during the event. WFTO President Rudi Dalvai, who was present at the fair, said it was an experience that should be repeated with more WFTO members participating.
‘I was very satisfied after the three days I spent at the fair in Frankfurt,’ said Rudi. ‘It was a pleasure to meet our members. It gave us the chance to talk about our Guarantee System and to extend our network.”
Natália Leal, Chief Executive of WFTO Global Office, encouraged members to give priority to this kind of events in order to increase their market access. In addition, “we are happy to inform members that the organisers of Ambiente have invited WFTO again for the next fair in 2016. I would like other members who have not participated to take this opportunity, too,” said Natália.
Ambiente 2015 took place from 13 to 17 February 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. It the largest trade fair in Germany, participated by exhibitors from different corners of the globe. This year, the fair received 4,700 exhibitors from 89 countries, and 19 WFTO members were among those exhibitors.
WFTO members who participated in Ambiente 2015: Allpa (Peru), Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisans (Palestine), BRAC-Aroong (Bangladesh), Calypso Chile Glass Fusing (Chile), CORR - The Jute Works (Bangladesh), Craft Link (Vietnam), Dhaka Handicrafts Ltd. (Bangladesh), Kisimu Innovation Centre Kenya (KICK) (Kenya), Raymisa (Peru), Royal Knit (Peru), Selyn Exporters (Ltd) (Sri Lanka), Undugu Fair Trade Limited (Kenya), Villageworks Songkhem Co. Ltd. (Cambodia), WomenCraft (Tanzania), Mahaguthi (Nepal), Craftbeauty (Vietnam), Tarango (Bangladesh), Uganda Crafts 2000 (Uganda), and Kwanza Collection (Tanzania).
WFTO would like to thank Tim Straight, designer for Sri Lankan WFTO member Selyn, for organising the participation of WFTO members.
To learn more about the Ambiente Fair, visit their website here.