Register for the next Business Beyond Borders event!

Friday 7 July 2017

Interested in meeting your new business partners at trade fairs around the world? Register for this Business Beyond Borders international matchmaking event in Paris, Milan or Cannes.

Business Beyond Borders (BBB), an EU funded initiative, seeks to create connections between Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Clusters from around the globe and foster opportunities for international collaborations.

The next BBB events will focus on maximising the matchmaking experience in three key sectors: fashion and textiles, food and hospitality, ICT and digital technologies. If you are an expert in one of these fields don’t miss the chance to join the free of charge B2B sessions!

18-21 September
Paris, France

TEXWORLD'S aim is to develop a new approach, a different way of exploring the aisles and discovering the trends, creating a true call to the senses. Indeed, the show looks to suffuse its visitors and exhibitors with the latest trends, to have them touch and feel the materials, for an ever-more-lively visit.

It is a must-visit event for manufacturers specialising in cotton, denim, embroidery and lace, knitted fabrics, fibres, functional fabrics, linen and hemp, prints, shirting, silk, silky aspects, trims and accessories, wool, wool blends and machinery.


20-24 October
Milan, Italy

HostMilano has established itself as the leader in the Ho.Re.Ca, food service, retail, mass distribution channel and hotel industries.

This is the favourite destination of top players seeking to offer a preview of technologies innovations in food equipment, food products (ingredients, semi-prepared items), the world of coffee as well as in terms of formats, design and lifestyle.

Host is a hub for the Ho.Re.Ca world, a must-attend for all professionals who work in the hospitality industry, and a privileged destination to learn about innovations from companies and for understanding the latest market trends.


28-30 November
Cannes, France

TRUSTECH - the largest international event dedicated to Trust-Based Technologies in Payment and Identification.

Created 30 years ago, the former Cartes Secure Connexions trade show that took place every year in Paris, is now held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes under the name TRUSTECH.

TRUSTECH is the world’s largest and not-to-be missed event for all key players in the field of payment and identification gathering 13,000+ attendees, 350+ exhibitors and 250+ leading international speakers.


BBB Matchmaking Events
Thanks to the large network of partners and supporting entities, BBB has developed a unique package available to businesses across the world wishing to take part in our events:
• B2B meetings which perfectly match your needs and preferences
• An interactive and international conference with key speakers providing the latest sectorial information, on technical as well as political aspects
• A convenient matchmaking area at the heart of the trade fair, with free access to the side conferences during the event
• Access to an international and well placed worldwide network, including several EU-funded support schemes
• Professional assistance on the spot to make the participation tailored to your needs
• Post event assistance and survey to support you even after the participation in your event.

The Business Matchmaking Platform enables exhibitors and conference attendees to register and create a company profile. Each business will be allowed to include their cooperation profile describing a technology/commercial offer or request. All profiles will be published on the event online catalogue, which is continuously updated and represents the basis for partner selection and bilateral meetings management.

For more information please contact or visit the BBB website.

Forthcoming Events

July 17 2019 5:00PM / 5.00-7.00pm
Summer Social & BBQ - Peterborough
July 18 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Cambridge
July 24 2019 6:00PM / 6.00-9.00pm
Fenland Quiz and Hog Roast
August 9 2019 2:00PM / 2.00 - 4.00pm
Summer Garden Party
September 2 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Huntingdon
September 4 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Stamford
September 9 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Ely