The balance is positive for the majority of the Portuguese companies that participated on the 4th and 5th of October in another edition of Performance Days in Munich. The fair – specialized in functional and sustainable textiles – was visited by buyers from various parts of the world. A. Sampaio, Bloomati, Comfysocks, Dehora, Inovafil, LMA, Lurdes Sampaio, Sidónios Seamless Tech, and TMR formed the “From Portugal” committee.
They were all in Germany to showcase quality, innovation, and functionality. Although the new pavilion opened by the organizers had less attendance than expected, the usual pavilions proved to be very satisfactory for the Portuguese companies present.
A. Sampaio, over the two days of the fair, was visited by dozens of buyers of various nationalities at a fast pace. Having participated with good results in Performance Days for over a decade, A. Sampaio argues that this event “has proven to be an important meeting point for the sporting and technical sector, fostering new contacts and supporting already established connections”, says Inês Sampaio.
With Europe as its main activity area, A. Sampaio presented “classic knits with noble mixtures and innovative finishes – namely dyeing with natural dyes”, and the Icons for Life concept with timeless icons and great acceptance.
With several meetings previously scheduled with Swiss, German, Italian, and Austrian clients, LMA is pleased with the quality of the fair where, claims Luís Dias, commercial director, “the best-prepared buyers in terms of functional textiles are also present”.
The participation of Portuguese SMEs in Performance Days is an initiative of Selectiva Moda and ATP – Portuguese Textile and Clothing Association, which aims to promote the internationalization of Portuguese companies in the textile sector. This fair is in the From Portugal project, within the scope of the application presented to the Portugal 2030 joint internationalization projects.