Success of the “French Homeware and Giftware Trade Meeting”

Christel Roche - 03/06/10

On Tuesday the 1st of June, the French Trade Commission in Ireland was pleased to organise “The French Homeware and Giftware Trade Meeting” in the Résidence of France inviting a selection of home decoration and gift buyers to discover 6 major French companies: SDE, Arguel, La Rochère, Poyet Motte, Laurette and Déglingos.

The day began by a presentation of the decoration and gift market in Ireland by Fintan Smyth, owner of the original boutique Paradise Lane with a unique concept situated on South William Street. This exchange of information enabled the French exhibitors to have a better understanding of the Irish market before meeting with the buyers. 

Among our 62 visiting companies, we were honoured to welcome renowned retailers such as Clerys and The Bottom Drawer of Brown Thomas, as well as key interior decorators such as Kitt Interiors and Mc Cabe Design partnership. Enchanted by the French “je ne sais quoi” and the uniqueness of the products, some discussions led to orders.

The event was a real success in terms of the quality of exhibitors and visitors. It has proven to be of real interest to our participants and a valuable first approach to the Irish market.

Feel free to visit the gallery for pictures of the event.

For further information about the event please contact Vimla BHEEMUCK ( or Christel ROCHE (


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The Consumer Goods and Life Sciences Department The role of the Consumer Goods & Life Sciences Department of Business France is to act as a link between French Ready-to-Wear, Cosmetics, Home interiors and Life Sciences suppliers, and existing and potential customers. We have an extensive knowledge of the French industry, which we are happy to share. We can also act as a bridge by putting you in contact with companies in your areas of interest. In order to enable Irish companies to meet with French suppliers, we organise Trade Missions all year round in Ireland.  In 2015, Business France Ireland will organise a symposium related to Telehealth. Our event in 2014 - October 1st and 2nd, 2014: Medical Devices Meetings on MEDTECH Ireland, Galway Our events in 2013 - February 13th-14th, 2013: Exclusive partnership with a major department store, Dublin - February 17th-18th, 2013: French Corner on the Hardware/DIY Home Garden Show, Dublin - April 29th, 2013: Ex


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