In February 2020, it was announced that the PEX Meubles program, which reserved a specific budget envelope for companies in the furniture industry wishing to exhibit at various trade fairs, was not renewed as demand was down and the trade show industry is not as it once was, among other things due to the consolidation of furniture retailers.
However, companies in the furniture industry can apply for financial assistance under the PEX Entreprises and be funded according to budget availability and eligibility criteria. Exhibitions in a trade show outside Québec, prospecting missions and other trips outside Québec by company employees can be funded by the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation according to the rules and conditions of the program.
For you, the procedure does not change: you continue to go through the customer portal using your clicSÉQUR identifier. QFMA members’ requests will then be processed by their regional MEI office.
All eligible activities and expenses, as well as the criteria and conditions of the PEX Entreprises program, can be found on the MEI’s website.