The BPF, through UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is offering UK exporters a grant of up to £3,000 to exhibit at the Plastivision show.
The show, running from December 12 and 16, will feature a UK Pavilion from the BPF and the funding available is said to cover the cost of a stand in its entirety.
Plastivision is the largest plastics event in India attracting over 100,000 visitors. This triennial trade show covers over 60,000m2 with six halls and two hangars and this year 1,200 exhibitors from over 40 countries are expected to attend.
The increased funds are available to those companies who have not yet exhibited in one of the BRIC countries or developing markets.
However, the more experienced exhibitors, who have used up their six grant allowance from 1st April 2009, can now apply for an additional six grants of up to £2,500 as an incentive to exhibit at even more events.
With the financial help available to UK exhibitors, UKTI aims to encourage British firms to export and promote their business abroad.
The plastics industry’s calendar of foreign trade shows includes the following key events: Chinaplas (20 - 23 May 2013, Guangzhou, China), K 2013 (16 - 23 Oct 2013, Dusseldorf, Germany) and Plastivision (12 - 16 Dec 2013, Mumbai, India).
At all of the aforementioned events there are grants of up to £2,500 available, however the number of grants at each occasion is limited.