The participation of Pool-net is part of their project Highspot which is meant to promote international markets.
France is the second largest customer of Portuguese goods, accounting for 12.5% of Portuguese exports in 2017. Regarding the mold industry, France ranks 3rd in the export ranking, accounting for 12% of the molds exported in 2017.
Given the importance of the French market for Engineering & Tooling from Portugal, Pool-Net: Portuguese Tooling & Plastics Network is organizing a participation in the fair Midest – the Global Show for all Industrial Subcontracting Know-how. Midest will take place from 5th to 8th march in Lyon. This fair counts about 1.100 exhibitors, 30.000 m2 of exhibition, expecting more than 22000 visitors.
The participation of Pool-Net: Portuguese Tooling & Plastics Network has the main objective of promoting the Engineering & Tooling from Portugal brand and the skills of the Portuguese industry of molds, special tools and plastics, namely the know-how, quality, technology and innovation, social sustainability, networking and reliability.
This participation is part of the project Highspot, promoted by Pool-Net, which aims to promote at the international markets the collective brand "Enginnering & Tooling from Portugal", contributing to the reinforcement of the positioning of the Portuguese companies of the Engineering & Tooling cluster in supply & strategic markets. The Highspot project is funded by Portugal 2020, under the Operational Competitiveness and Internationalization Program, in the amount of 411,116 € from Feder (European Regional Development Fund).