On 2-3 June, Barcelona hosted the first cycle in the city of the First Export Program, organised by the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation. The main goal of the Program (launched in Argentina in 2001) is to provide free, specialized advice on foreign trade to SMEs that wish to start to internationalize their products or services, whatever the sector.
At the meeting, information about proper planning of this important step was given by exportation experts, who discussed topics such as key factors, common mistakes, and legal aspects.
In addition, some SMEs presented their experiences in the early stages of export. Minuartia explained that its strong expertise in biodiversity, the field in which its services are focused, as well as its innovation and cooperation with other organisations were key elements in its participation on international projects. Minuartia’s presentation was given with ACCIÓ – the Catalan Government’s agency for the competitiveness of enterprises – who supported the internationalisation of the company’s services.