Setting up the booth

Arranging your booth

Exhibitors would be able to arrange their booths on 25 September (10:00-17:00) and close them (remove materials, equipment, etc.) on 27 September after the Fair is over (18:00-20:00). Booths will be dissembled by the venue arrangement company after this time.

Blow-Up is the company in charge for designing NEXPO 2013 booths. If you need any additional items for your booth, please contact Ms. Selma Delic at:

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Tel: +387 33 261 055
Fax: + 387 33 261 056

For a standard booth, the dimensions of the wall pannels are 1x2,5m (branding space is 0,96x2,37m)

The dimension of the info desk is 1x1m (branding space on the front side of the info desk is 0,95x0,87m)



All exhibitors' shipping should be sent to:

Rijeka sport d.o.o. (Centar Zamet), Trg riječkih olimpijaca 1, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia

Please mark the package: for NEXPO 2013

To ensure appropriate storage, all deliveries should be scheduled to arrive to Zamet Centre after 23 September 2013.


Zamet Centre Reception Desk: + 385 51 6666 71.

NEXPO Contact Person Marko Ercegovic, Association of Cities +385 91 4668 006.



NEXPO exhibitors from non-EU countries should make an ATA carnet for the temporary import of goods for NEXPO at their country's authorised bodies.

ATA carnet is an international customs document issued in accordance with the terms of ATA Convention and Istanbul Convention and includes an internationally recognized guarantee to cover customs duties and taxes, and can be applied instead of the national customs document for temporary import of goods and, when accepted by the contractual parties, for the transit of goods . It can be used for control of the temporary export and re-import of the goods.

For inquires regarding customs call the Customs office in Rijeka: tel. +385 51 525 120; fax. +385 51 525 101

For shipping services contact some of the following authorised shipping companies:

InterEuropa (Tel: +385 51 666 923, mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Transadria (Tel: +385 51 212 111, mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Tranšped (Tel: +385 51 211 343, mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Tomić špedicija (Tel: +385 1 6055148, mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Zagrebšped (Tel: +385 51 330-409, mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Express-Interfracht-Croatia (Tel. +385 1 2480 068, mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Temporary import of goods for sale or exhibition purposes

Temporary import of products for display or use at exhibitions, fairs, meetings or similar events is regulated by Article 283 Regulation and Annex B.1 Convention. These provisions include the goods will be exhibited at such events, as well as goods that are intended for use in connection with the display of goods, although alone will not be exposed.

Annex B.1 regulates the goods that will not be re-exported since they will be consumed at the venue of the event, and for them the obligation to pay import duties does not apply. This however, does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and fuel.

Temporary import with total relief of customs fees shall not be granted in the case of goods which are intended for exhibitions organized for private purposes in shops or business premises for sale of foreign goods.

The period of re-exports is determined in such a way that it can not be less than six months, unless a shorter period is required by a person who is applying for temporary import.


Professional equipment

Temporary import with total relief from import duties shall be granted for professional equipment needed to perform a specific job to the person who visits the country of temporary importation under its occupation, trade or profession. This includes printing equipment, sound or television broadcasting, cinematographic equipment for filming or any other equipment, and auxiliary equipment and components for repair and equipment.

However, this does not include equipment used in industrial production or packaging of goods or for the exploitation of natural resources, for the construction, repair or maintenance of buildings, earth works or similar activities.


Containers, pallets, packaging, samples

Temporary importation of containers, pallets, packaging and samples can be granted provided that they are imported in connection with a commercial operation, where import itself is not commercial operation and the goods are not subject to purchase or sell. This includes samples and advertising films that are owned by individuals and which are imported exclusively for display or presentation without selling or leasing, and goods imported for demonstration.


Materials for touristic promotion

Temporary importation of materials for touristic promotion include all goods which encourage other countries' promotion such as cultural, religious, sport and other events, provided that they are owned by legal persons and that they are imported in reasonable quantities.


Importing goods for sale

To import goods for sale at the NEXPO fair interested exhibitors should contact authorised shipping companies in Croatia for more details on the procedure.


Profiles and Matchmaking tool

Click HERE to access the online matchmaking tool, where you will be able to create your municipality, company or development agency profile, that will be used for the NEXPO 2013 exhibitors catalogue.

At a later stage you will be using this tool to identify potential partners to schedule bilateral meetings with in one of the eight NEXPO matchmaking offices or at your exhibitor's booth.

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NEXPO 2013

NEXPO 2013 was organized under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, His Excellency Ivo Josipovic.


NEXPO 2013 Declaration



NEXPO 2013 Newsletter

Learn more about what happened during NEXPO 2013


NEXPO 2013 Integrated Programme Publication



“The important thing is that with NEXPO 2011 we put a landmark of friendship and cooperation between all municipalities in theregion”

Vladimir Moskov,
President of NALAS  during NEXPO 2011

“I personally think and hope that this event contributed to Europe’s true understanding of the situation on the Balkans when the local level is in question”

Vesna Travljanin,
Executive Director,

“The Hague Academy was impressed with the organisation and was honoured to meet different representatives of local governance in South Eastern Europe. We are delighted that new connections were made, and look forward to fruitful cooperation in the future.”

The Hague Academy for Local Governance

“One of the things I learned from the NEXPO conferences was on the issue of energy efficiency and local governance. Municipalities are committing themselves to become energy efficient...I have seen that there are different ways in which a municipality can be active in energy efficiency issues using local resources.”

Aurelia Ciornei,
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

„It is very important to communicate, to find the joint interests and to find the joint opportunities so we can become that real modern and efficient service to our citizens”

Mayor of Cazin,
Mr. Ogreševic
for an interview for Sarajevo television

“In an atmosphere full of humanity and enthusiasm... 21 new cities of the area committed themselves and 10 associations of local authorities became Supporters of the Covenant of Mayors.”

Floriane Bernardot,
Energy Cities

“I have learned that we can apply in Burkina [Faso] a similar approaches NALAS in the organization of such an event. It was important for me to come, to share and talk about issues like e-governance, where I learned was that it is important to build capacities of authorities at local levels before we ask the national level to support them. Additionally, before we transform our local governments into e-governments, there is a need for working first on issues like education, internet access and also access to electricity.”

Nathalie Nikiema,
SDC Burkina Faso

“Municipality of Bratunac is famous as the most important place of raspberry production in Bosnia and Herzegovina and through this fair we aim to promote the production of the raspberries, but also the agricultural production in general in our municipality.”

Mr. Vjekoslav Stevanovic,
Municipality of Bratunac, BiH




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