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IDC Trade Missions are making a come back this year following the easing of travel restrictions impacted by the global pandemic.

IDC trade missions are funded by international trade agencies and often sponsored in part by manufacturers and suppliers in host countries. In most cases, all or most of the expenses are covered for participating IDC members of the association.

Once applications are open, submit yours early for opportunities to explore business ventures and forge new partnerships with interior designers and manufacturers across the globe.


SALONE DEL MOBILE Milan, Italy | April 18 – 23, 2023

Launched in Milan in 1961 as a vehicle for promoting Italian exports of furnishing and accessories, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is the global benchmark event for the furnishing and design sector.

Over 400,000 professional visitors attend the fair each year, from 188 other countries, along with more than 5,000 national and international journalists and around 27,500 members of the public, making the Salone del Mobile Milano the unmissable event for interior designers.

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IDC will not be accepting applications for this trade mission.


HOST Milano, Italy | Oct. 13 – 17, 2023

HostMilano is the world exhibition dedicated to the catering and hospitality sector; an international hub active all year round that brings professionals together, constantly monitors all the sector’s supply chains and consumer styles, presents in-depth analysis of current issues, best practices, international scenarios, produces news and global observatories, organises webinars and events all over the world.

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Applications open in summer.


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