NEWSLETTER #2
 
ITC MUMBAI LAUNCHES ITALIAN JOB CENTER
 
 
#Our offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai have unified their database of Italian professionals CVs. We have now numerous CVs of Italians residing in India and Indian professionals yearning to work here for Italian companies. If you are interested and looking forward for new job opportunities, please make use of our Italian job center resources. Particular attentions for Italian chefs willing to come to India, more than 60 CVs were collected in February 2010. Send us your CV and we'll be pleased to add it to our database.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Augusto Di Giacinto
Italian Trade Commissioner in Mumbai
 
 
 
ITALIAN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS  
# The Italian Trade Commission, with the support of the prestigious Business School of the Polytechnic of Milan, has organized in cooperation with Federmacchine an innovative educational project: the "Italian Technology Awards", to promote and spread knowledge about Italian technology in the world of technical education and universities. With 10 Italian Technology Awards currently taking place on an annual basis, each year about 70 foreign students arrive in Italy from many countries (USA, Canada, India, Mexico, Brazil, Russia and China) and new Italian Technology Awards will be launched soon in other sectors and markets. Each edition of ITA may be relevant to a university or a particular country, or a group of universities and countries, focusing in turn on specific topics. Major international universities from the following countries: USA, Russia, China, Mexico, India, and Brazil are already partners in this program. The fields of reference of Italian instrumental mechanics are innumerable, all linked to the highest expressions of Italian technology and machinery. In particular, the Italian Technology Awards project focuses on the following areas: - Machines for processing of ceramics; - Machine tools; - Textile machines; - Woodworking machines; - Packaging machines; - Graphics and paper machines. Each area conquered by the Italian engineering technology for the ITA project represents a heritage to be valued and to be made known. For more information please click here

 
UPCOMING EVENTS IN ITALY
 
29 MAR – 2 APRIL VERONA: CONCORSO ENOLOGICO INTERNAZIONALE
 
# The 18th edition of the International Wine Competition will be held from the 29th to the 2nd April 2010. The Italian Trade Commission is sending a journalist to experience this high profile event. Organized by Verona Fiere, brings together twenty-one committees composed of the most influential international journalists and skilled winemakers, for a total of 105 experts, called to assess the Samples from 32 countries. The added value of the already prestigious prize, which is comparable to a sort of world cup of wine competitions, is the development of targeted marketing efforts in Italy and around the world, through Vinitaly World Tour. This year, in addition to special awards "Vinitaly Nation 2010" and "Gran Vinitaly 2010", the producer of each Italian region that has the best calculated by the sum of the highest scores for the three best wines that have achieved the Grand Mention is awarded the Special Prize "Vinitaly Region 2010".
 
20 - 25 APRIL ANCONA: INDIAN DELAGATION OF JOURNALIST TO REGIONE MARCHE
 
# The Italian Trade Commission, Mumbai is organizing a fully sponsored delegation for selected Indian journalists to Ancona, Italy from the 20th to 25th April 2010. We will be visiting few important Italian boating companies. The delegations will also visit the Fano Yacht Festival, the Adriatic Boat Show, now in its 6th edition, which has become an eagerly awaited event by many enthusiasts, confirming itself as the most important boating event on the Adriatic Coast. The event represents an interesting opportunity for all professionals wishing to explore or consolidate its presence in international markets
 
14 – 20 APRIL BRESCIA: METEF & FOUNDEQ METAL EXPO
 
# The Italian Trade Commission is organizing a fully sponsored delegation of 7 Indian companies to the no.1 international trade fair in Metal & Foundry industry: METEF & FOUNDEQ. The fair will be held at Garda Exhibition Center in Brescia, Italy from the 14th to the 17th April. The Indian delegation comprises representatives from top Indian metal and foundry companies like Tata Motors, Larsen & Toubro, etc. Metef is the International Aluminum exhibition & Foundeq is the international foundry exhibition. The 8th edition of both the trade fairs provides a unique opportunity to seize the recovery of the market, to get together and do business. For more information and the schedule for the conference please click here
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS IN INDIA
 
5 APRIL         MUMBAI: OPENING POLTRONA FRAU GROUP DESIGN CENTER
 
# Poltrona Frau Group flagship store will be open to the public from April 5th 2010.It will be identified as "POLTRONA FRAU GROUP Design Center" and will showcase all the group's highly reputed brands, i.e. Poltrona Frau, Cassina, Cappellini, Thonet Vienna and Nemo & Gufram. The showroom address is the follow: Poltrona Frau Group Design Center ITTS House, 28 K Dubash marg, Kalaghoda, Mumbai 400001. Tel: +91 9029006606
 
 
NEW PUBLICATIONS
 
ANIMATION AND GAMING INDUSTRY IN INDIA
Market Research 2009-2010
 
The Italian Trade Commission, Mumbai commissioned a Market study on the Indian Animation & Gaming Industry in 2009/10. The study enumerated opportunities for the Italian companies operating in the sector to understand the Indian market, which is growing consistently. Overall the Animation & VFX segment in 2009 has registered a growth of 13.6 percent over 2008. Indian animation industry largely relied on outsourced work and co-production deals that led to a growth rate of approximately 9 percent over 2008. While animation services registered a growth rate of 15 percent, product development saw a marginal 2 percent growth. However most studios froze capacity expansion and higher value was derived from existing infrastructure. Riding high on the growing demand of VFX both in domestic and international markets, this segment registered a 40 percent growth and is estimated to be at INR 3.2 billion. The industry is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 18.7 percent in the coming years to reach INR 46.6 billion by 2014. This growth is going to be triggered by the increased consumption of animated content, focus on IP creation and growth of 3D formats. Gaming is expected to be the fastest growing sector in the media and entertainment (M&E) industry. While the sector has shown a 22 percent growth in 2009, it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 32 percent in the next 5 years to reach INR 32 billion by 2014. To get a copy of this publication please contact Ms. Jocelyn Fernandes at mumbai@ice.it
 
UNDERGARMENTS SECTOR IN INDIA
Market Research 2009 - 2010
 
India's domestic market for undergarments is currently worth Euro 1,487 million in 2008-09. It has registered a steady compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 15% in the past three years. Volume wise, apparel market has grown from 0.9 billion units in 2006-07 to 1.05 billion units in 2008-09 at a CAGR of 7%. Indian undergarment market by volume had grown at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% in the last 3 years. However, the growth of the sector slowed down considerably during 2008-09, as compared to the high growth maintained during the previous years. This was due to the impact of the global economic crisis, during which Indian apparel industry was one of the worst affected. The future growth of the apparel industry is expected to remain slow at least for the year 2009-10, due to drop in demand from external markets like the US & EU, which resulted in contraction in exports by about 30% and anticipated fall in production by 20 to 30% since April, 2009. As per the available data, orders received in the third quarter of 2008 by leading exporters slumped to the tune of 15-20% on an average whereas the sales in domestic market also decreased by 10-15% on year-on-year basis. To get a copy of this publication please contact Ms. Jocelyn Fernandes at mumbai@ice.it
 
 
MIRC - The Made in Italy Resource Center
 
For this month the Italian Trade Commission is pleased to display & share the following products:
 
BOOK: VINI D'ITALIA 2010
Published by: Gambero Rosso
 
The latest edition of Gambero Rosso's Vini d'Italia is now available for the wine lovers at ICE Mumbai. Vini d'Italia is one of the best-regarded guides for Italian wine. It includes reviews of 2,253 winemakers and 18000 different wines. More than 60 wine tasters went around Italy for months trying all the different wines before preparing the statistics and charts for each product. It is a very useful and important guide for whoever wants to deeply know the Italian reality of wine. Every wine has been awarded with the famous system of number of "bicchieri", from 1 to a maximum of 3 bicchieri. This year 31 wines over 391 obtained the highest award. And 75 wines obtained three green "bicchieri" (glasses); these were given to those producers whom paid particular attention to the environment. The three first regions awarded are Piemonte, Tuscany and Veneto. Now available for consultation at the Italian Trade Commission office at the Gateway of India, Mumbai. For more info contact Ms. Jocelyn Fernandes: mumbai@ice.it
 
DVD: WINE TRAILS OF ITALY (4 DVD set)
Published by: Panorama International Production
 
Travel the Wine Trails of Italy and experience the history of the different Wine Regions. This collection focuses on the Basilicata and Puglia, Lombardia and Northern Italy and Marche Regions. The set includes 4 DVDs with 13 episodes of about half an hour each, shot and completed in High Definition. It presents vineyards, wineries and colorful personalities of Italy's wine regions, from the North to the deep South including the islands. It also includes a little history, folklore, and cuisine, but certainly a lot of wine as we visit the different regions. Now available for borrowing, one DVD at a time or all together (2 days free of cost) at the Italian Trade Commission office at the Gateway of India, Mumbai. For more info contact Ms. Jocelyn Fernandes at mumbai@ice.it
 
I-PHONE APPLICATIONS FOR ITALIAN WINES
All the Italian wines on your I-Phone - Gambero Rosso Wine
 
Gambero Rosso Wine application for your I-Phone will enable you to check easily from your iPhone over 17.000 wines chosen from Gambero Rosso experts in 2009 between red, white, rosè and sparkling. You can search them by wine name, region, color, vintage, number of "bicchieri" with which it has been awarded, producer and price. There are also available descriptions of all Italian appellations. When you fall in love with a wine, look it up on your Gambero Rosso application and add it to your favorites. You will be able to bring with you your favorite wines and find out the characteristics, get to know the producer and contact them. This application can be downloaded from iTune store for $9.99, available both in English and Italian. To download please Click Here
 
ITALIAN WINE FROM PIEDMONT
 
Along with Tuscany, Piedmont is a region in Italy, which can boast the widest range of fine wines produced, heirs of a thousand-year tradition, that endow Italian wine-growing sector with grandeur. Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti Spumante and many other worldwide renowned wines are produced on the lands of Piedmont. This guide contains all DOC and DOCG Piedmont wines, counting more than 150 types. Wines are presented in simplicity, so that anyone can appreciate and feel the quality of the wine they selected. The application allows you to browse through wines in 4 ways, which lead you to the presentation charts. You can search for a wine by type, consult a list of wines produced from a particular vine or make a query for wines that match a particular dish or food and view the presentation chart for the wine recommended. You can also query by the name of the wine, which will take you directly to its presentation chart. This application can be downloaded from iTune store for $1.99, available both in English and Italian. To download please Click Here
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