NRW.International GmbH (NRW.International) has been coordinating the operational tasks of foreign trade promotion in North Rhine-Westphalia since April 2007. As a public-private partnership, we support small and medium-sized enterprises in the development of important growth markets worldwide in partnership with the North Rhine-Westphalian government. Our goal is to align the instruments and activities of foreign trade promotion to the needs of the economy. The company is funded in three equal parts by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in North Rhine-Westphalia, the state's Chambers of Crafts and NRW.BANK. In close coordination with our partners in chambers of commerce and industry, chambers of crafts, economic development agencies, associations, clusters and state initiatives we offer various measures tailored to the needs of the enterprises:
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Participation in trade fairs abroad
As part of corporate pavilions, information service centers or small groups, companies can showcase their products and services to a broad professional audience.
Delegation and entrepreneur trips
Together with our partners we organize and coordinate delegation and entrepreneur trips. In keeping with the development and growth potential in the respective target markets, these activities are accompanied politically by the state government.
Industry information and cooperation events at trade shows or delegation trips are also available from NRW.International. Numerous consultations and information events provided by the partners offer companies additional assistance in establishing and expanding their international business.
NRW.International in NRW.Europa network
North Rhine-Westphalian companies looking for partners at an international level receive support, also in the context of our trade fair and delegation scouting. during their visits to NRW, foreign entrepreneur delegations are brought together specifically with domestic companies. NRW.International organizes a tailored professional program for delegations – depending on the requirements of the participants this can be a visit to a company, a factory tour or support in finding suitable partners for bilateral talks.
We conduct trade fair and delegation scouting as a partner in the NRW.Europa network, which also includes ZENIT GmbH and NRW.BANK. NRW.Europa is part of the international Enterprise Europe Network, composed of more than 600 organizations in over 60 countries. It provides comprehensive advice on internationalization and innovation projects, in the mediation of national and international partners as well as the search for and utilization of funds.