WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MERCADO 2017 -- comprising more than 30 gourmet, home décor, furniture design, and architectural companies leading the Portuguese renaissance -- will be open on Wednesday, September 6th and Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at the Lofts at Prince, 177 Prince Street (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets), 6th Floor Showroom and Rooftop, New York, NY 10012. Mercado 2017 is a program of Next Challenge USA, an initiative of the Associação Empresarial de Portugal (AEP).
Innovation and design are the driving and uniting forces of the Mercado 2017 companies. Highlights include Brabbu and Delightfull, furniture designers who created the furniture for "Fifty Shades of Grey"; Revigres, the ceramic tile company behind the black and white Estée Lauder showroom floors; and MoreTextileGroup, which recently launched "Dynamic Color" textiles that change color with heat sensitivity, bringing a whimsical aspect to bed linens.
Click here for details on the exhibiting Gourmet, Home Décor, and Architectural Design companies.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
4:00PM Showroom & Rooftop Networking Event (Trade & Media Only)
6:00-9:00PM Cocktail Reception
7:00PM Cooking Demonstration by Hélio Loureiro, acclaimed chef from Porto, Portugal
Thursday, September 7, 2017
9:00am – 4:00pm Showroom Open (Trade & Media Only)
Trade and media are invited to contact [email protected] to RSVP for the cocktail reception and schedule appointments; consumers can experience the best of Portuguese design by purchasing tickets here.
Fueled by innovation in its traditional sectors of foodstuffs, textiles, ceramics, and building materials, Portugal is undergoing an economic revival and has shown 15 quarters of consecutive growth through Q2 2017. This economic renaissance is reflected in growing tourism and business travel to the region: in 2016, Condé Nast Traveler declared Lisbon the most under-rated city in Europe, and in 2017, Global Peace rated Portugal the 3rd safest country in the world. Due to the combination of internal business growth and record foreign direct investment, the US increasingly views Portugal as a growing tourism, logistics, and innovation hub.
The AEP is the primary business association in Portugal working to reflect Portuguese competitiveness through establishing enterprises, business associations, and joint-ventures; facilitating the European incentive systems; supporting innovation; and providing mediation and legal support. This program is funded in part by the European Union.
High resolution photos for all products available upon request,
as are interviews with company representatives.
(202) 499 4262
SOURCE Associacao Empresarial de Portugal (AEP)