NEWSLETTER #12
 
ITALIAN TRADE COMMISSION LAUNCHES NEW PORTAL 'ITALIA INDIA.com'
Business opportunities, Events, News, Jobs opportunities and much more
 
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INDIA & ITALY TO DOUBLE TRADE IN 5 YEARS   TORINO: 200 ITALIAN COMPANIES ATTENDED THE “PIEMONTE  – INDIA, DIRECT LINK
# India and Italy will work towards doubling bilateral trade to $17.5 billion in the next five years, India's Minister for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma said in a statement. In a bilateral meeting with Franco Frattini, Italy's Foreign Minister, Sharma said that the volume of India-Italian trade has registered a healthy rebound, growing at over 25% during the first three quarters of 2010. After contracting in 2009 following the global financial crisis, Indo-Italian trade has rebounded during January-November 2010, growing to $7.36 billion from $6.75 billion in the same period of 2009. The foreign minister of Italy assured Sharma that major simplification will be made in the viza regime for business, students & researchers and official/diplomatic pasport holders.

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# The Italian Trade Commission in collaboration with the Center for Internationalization of the Piedmont region organized the event "Piemonte – India, A Direct Link'. 200 Italian companies attended the event. The Italian Trade Commissioner of India – Ms. Erica Di Giovancarlo highlighted on various emerging sectors in the Indian market like transportation, food and mechatronics. This gave a good understanding to the Italian companies  present for the event about the emerging Indian market. The event was of a great success and there will be a follow up in India soon.

For more information please contact at torino@ice.it
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS IN ITALY
 
15 – 17 FEB MILAN: INDIAN DELIGATION TO MILANO UNICA 2011
 
# Milano Unica is an international textile fair organized in Italy, it has been created through the vast experience, fine quality, and tradition of four prestigious Italian exhibitions – Ideabiella, Ideacomo, Moda In and Shirt Avenue. This unique, composite project is held twice a year (February & September) presenting the finest quality products from both Italian and European textile manufacturers. To promote the event, Italian Trade Commission is organizing a delegation of buyers from India for Milano Unica. For further details about the fair please click here
 
25 – 27 FEBMILAN: TOUCH! NEOZONE & CLOUDNINE - WOMEN'S WEAR ACCESSORIES COLLECTIONS
 
# Pitti Immagine organizes some of the world’s most important fashion events, international quality clothing and textile fairs, communication happenings and  cultural and research initiatives for the fashion system and fashion as the aesthetic  expression and global evolution of taste. This year also Pitti Immagine is organizing Touch! Neozone & Cloudnine - Women’s wear Accessories Collections in Milan. The last edition in 2010 had a participation total of 7,022  buyers coming from more than 50 foreign countries amounting a 14% increase in comparison to the 2009 edition. For more information on the event please click here
 
4 – 6 MAR   MILAN: INDIAN COMPANIES TO PARTICIPATE AT MIDO 2011 - AN EYEWEAR EXHIBITION
 
# Mido 2011, the International Optics, Optometry e Ophthalmology Exhibition attracts people from all over the world, as it groups all major companies of the international eyewear industry. MIDO 2011 will open its doors with the other fashion exhibitions in Milan and it will present the world premiere of the latest trends in eyewear fashion. The three days exhibit is designed for full-immersion in the world of eyewear: from frames to lenses, with lots of machinery along the way. For more information please click here
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS IN INDIA
 
2 FEB          NEW DELHI: DELHI SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2011
 
# The Italian Trade Commission, the Embassy of Italy in New Delhi and the Italian Ministry of Environment, came together in a joint collaboration to participate in one of the most important forums on global sustainability in the world: The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2011. As part of the Summit, Italian Experts gave a seminar on Green Buildings: Policy and Practice within the European Union and India. Italian companies working in renewable energies, sustainable engineering & infrastructure, construction and automotive engineering met Indian companies and visitors at the International Climate Change Exhibition (ICCX) 2011 at Taj Palace, New Delhi. For more information please contact at newdelhi@ice.it
 
2 - 4 FEB               NEW DELHI: TRAFFIC INFRA TECH EXPO 2011
 
# Italian companies Afidamp Servizi s.r.l & Fierabolzano along with Indian company Virtual Info Systems Pvt. Ltd. organized India’s first international exhibit called TrafficInfraTech Expo 2011, dedicated to the construction, operation and maintenance of road infrastructure and transport. It was held at the NSIC Exhibition Complex, New Delhi. The Italian Trade Commission is promoted the event in India. TrafficInfraTech offered a range of services thatl guaranteed the participating company optimum presence during and after the show. For more information please click here
 
7 - 14 FEB             MUMBAI, NASHIK, DELHI: THE ITALIAN VINE & VINEYARD ACADEMY CAME TO INDIA
 
# The Italian Vine and Vineyard Academy had its annual meeting in India with seminars organized in Mumbai, Nashik and New Delhi. This alowed both to acquire new information, technical knowledge and practical, to see some of the most fascinating and rich history that this real sub-continent has to offer. The Italian Deputy Trade Commissioner opened the seminar in Mumbai at the Enigma Lounge of the JW Marriot in Juhu. For more information on the programme please click here
 
8 – 11 FEB  MUMBAI: 30 ITALIAN COMPANIES AT BC EXPO INDIA 2011
 
# India witnessed a great participation at a trade fair, focusing on construction, in Mumbai titled 'BC India 2011: A Bauma Conexpo Show', Over 460 participants, nearly two-thirds of them from abroad, participated in the country's leading quality construction machinery show. The trade fair established itself for, building construction machinery material machinery, mining machineries, commercial vehicles and allied industries. The visitors got to see and compare latest technologies and innovations from manufacturers from all over the world. 30 Italian companies participated at this trade fair. For more information please click here
 
9 FEB          MUMBAI: INVEST IN ITALY CONFERENCE
 
# In recent times, India and Italy witnessed a new awakening with their bi-lateral relationships evolving and leading to mutual benefits and enhanced economic performance. Focusing on the invest opportunities Deloitte and Invitalia - the Italian government agncy for inward investment promotion, in association with Milan Chamber of Commerce had a Conference called ‘Invest in Italy Advantages in the center of the Mediterranean Area’ at the Trident in Mumbai. For more information please click here
 
11 - 13 FEBCHANDIGAR: ITALIAN PAVILION AT IFEX 2011
 
# Italian Trade Commission Mumbai organized an Italian pavilion at IFEX 2011, the 7th International Exhibition on Foundry Technology, Equipment and Supplies. 8 Italian companies are participated through the Italian pavilion. This proved to be an excellent platform for the Indian as well as global companies to showcase their state-of-the-art technologies and services being offered to this vibrant industry to get exposed to new business opportunities. For more information please contact at mumbai@ice.it
 
17 – 20 FEBNEW DELHI: ITALIAN PAVILION AT DELHIWOOD 2011
 
#The Italian Trade Commission Mumbai is organizing the Italian country pavilion at the forthcoming DELHIWOOD 2011 trade fair to be held at Pragati Maidan hall no. 14 & 18 in New Delhi. Italian pavilion having an area of 180 sq.mtrs. is going to be in hall no. 18, lower level. Given the geographical size of India & the unprecedented growth in the country, there was a latent need for a comprehensive exhibit to address the needs of the north Indian, north east Indian & central Indian markets. The product profile of the exhibitors is woodworking machinery, tools, fittings, accessories, raw materials & products. For more information please contact at mumbai@ice.it or click here
 
23 – 26 FEBMUMBAI: CHEMTECH WORLD EXPO 2011
 
#Chemtech Foundation will, for the 25th time, bring together the entire cross-section of India’s Chemical and Process Industry from Suppliers to Sellers to Manufacturers across Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Fertilizers and other Process Industries at the Chemtech World Expo 2011 to be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. Attend and experience world-class conferences, great networking opportunities, and state-of-the-art technology exhibits from national and international players. For more information please click here
 
24 – 26 FEBNEW DELHI: ACREX INDIA 2011
 
# ACREX India is the largest biennial International Exhibition and Conference catering to the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Ventilation and Building Services Industries. ACREX India 2011 will be held at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. It is being organized by India Societe of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE). ACREX India has steadily grown since its inception and convinced everyone with its brilliant performance in 2010 with more than 300 exhibitors and over 20,000 trade visitors. In its 12th edition, ACREX India 2011 returns to New Delhi with a promise to offer a perfect stage for industry get-together with a focus on future trends. For more information and to download the participation form please click here
 
 
NEWS
 
LOSMA S.P.A ITALY SETS UP FULLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY IN PUNE
 
# LOSMA S.p.A Italy, a coolant and air filtration company launched its fully owned subsidiary in Pune to assemble, distribute and service it's oil and air filtration systems in India. LOSMA India Pvt. Ltd. has 10 employees now and the plant would assemble filtration systems with 100 % imported parts initially. The plans are to indigenize about 70 % of the parts progressively. The current Indian market for coolant and air filters is pegged at Rs.100 Crores. Local presence, newly patented technologies and capacity to supply highly customized solutions are expected to get Losma a business of one million Euro in the first year. For more information please click here
 
PIAGGIO’S SET TO LAUNCH THE PREMIUM MOTORCYCLE APRILIA RSV4 IN INDIA
 
# Piaggio is all set to launch the premium motorcycle, Aprilia RSV4 and the iconic Vespa LX 125 in India. Bookings of the Aprilia RSV4 have already commenced with an estimated price tag of Rs.15-21lakh, depending on the variants. The superbike will be put on display at Piaggio showrooms in selected cities, with deliveries starting within 2011. Next in line is the Vespa LX 125 that Piaggio is planning to re-launch in India. Piaggio is planning to manufacture at its Baramati plant with an annual capacity of 150,000 units per year. This will be the third plant where the scooter will be manufactured after Italy and Vietnam. For more information please click here
 
LAVAZZA TO BUILT A NEW PRODUCTION PLANT IN INDIA
 
Italy's leading coffee roaster, Lavazza, has laid the foundation stone for its new production plant in India at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The complex will permit modular coverage of the growing demand for coffee on the Indian market and in the Asia-Pacific region. Building a new hi-tech, high-capacity production facility in India will help to get excellent standards of quality means committing to continue the concrete efforts made in this country for the last four years. The intention and dream is to make India the second largest market of reference following Italy. For more information please click here
 
MAHINDRA TO BE FIRST INDIAN COMPANY TO ENTER MOTO GP
 
The 2011 will see the Mahindra Group become the first Indian manufacturer to enter in grand prix motorcycle road racing (MotoGP). Mahindra’s entry to the MotoGP Championship follows its aquisition of Engines Engineering of Italy, a company that has been constructing superbikes and providing specialised components and technical support for tems in Motorcycle Grand Prix since 2003. The Mahindra 125GP motorcycle has been designed and developed by the Italian two-wheel specialist. Briton Danny Webb and German Marcel Schrötter, both with prior GP experience, will ride for Mahindra Racing - and the company introduced its riders to the Indian media at the Mahindra headquarters in Mumbai. For more information please click here
 
S KUMARS SET TO LAUNCH SPOTSWEAR BRAND ELLESSE IN INDIA
 
Sports apparel brand Ellesse Italia will join the march of global lifestyle brands into the Indian market this year. Apparel maker S Kumars is close to signing a five-year licensing deal with the 52-year-old brand Ellesse Italia. Ellesse is likely to be launched in India in four months with S Kumars Nationwide setting up at least five stores next fiscal. India is emerging a hot market for international brands along with China as consumer demand has stagnated in most western markets. Several international sports lifestyle wear brands have entered India in recent years to woo India's growing young consumers who love sports-inspired design. For more information please click here
 
GITANJALI AIMS AT SALES OF $2 BILLION BY 2011
 
Gitanjali, the renowned jewellery retailer anticipated the sales to go up to $ 2 billion this year as compared to $1.55 billion in 2010. It aims at expanding its market in Italy and also to make its mark as the largest integrated brand in jewellery retail business. With the growing demand for Italian designs, the company is planning to acquire more Italian brands in the next month, after its recent aquisition of Valente Milano, an Italian brand. The Indian group aims to add between $100 million and $150 million to its revenue in 2013 from its Italian assets, which also include the Giantti brand.
 
 
MIRC - The Made in Italy Resource Center
 
The Book is available at the Italian Trade Commission office in Mumbai for consultation. This month we have on display the following publication:
   
DESIGN IN ITALIA – L’ESPERIENZA DEL QUOTIDIANO
By Porzia Bergamasco & Valentina Croci
 
Ottagono and Giunti new design book, Design in Italia: L’esperienza del Quotidiano, written by Porzia Bergamasco and Valentina Croci, is a sprawling design in the Bel Paese. The particularly salient nature of Italian design’s creations and contributions are clear on a walk down any of the world’s high streets, or in a passing glance at any would-be sports car unable to ape the lines and proportions of a Ferrari. And while its more iconic objects have been disseminated far and wide, this book is, in any case, squarely focused on the more narrow sociological context of design as a primary shaper of Italian life, Italian habits and Italian identity. Now available for borrowing at the Italian Trade Commission in Mumbai. For more information please contact at mumbai@ice.it
 
 
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
 
MIXWELL INTERNATIONAL LOOKING TO IMPORT RAW SHEEP WOOL FROM ITALY
 
Mixwell International are one of the well known exporters of India for quality yarns like Cotton, Linen, Polyester etc. They have created a sound relationship with various vendors as importers of raw sheep and scoured sheep wools from different countries. Since, Italy is also a producer of good quality raw sheep wools, they are interested to import 50 tons per month of raw sheep and scoured sheep wools in microns ranging from 32.0 upto 36.0 microns in white colour and 50 tons per month of raw sheep and scoured sheep wools in microns ranging from 21.0 upto 24.0 microns in white colour. They are looking for offers in USD per kg C.I.F Nhava Sheva basis. For more information please contact at dbk@vsnl.net or click here  
 
 
JOBS OPPORTUNITIES
 
OIL GAS INDUSTRY EXPERT FOR ITALIAN COMPANY IN MUMBAI
 
The Italian company RINA S.p.A. (Registro Navale Italiano), active in the areas of ship classification, certification and advanced services to industry, is looking for an Oil&Gas Industry Expert to be located in their  office in Mumbai. The aplicant shall be max 35 years old, have a Degree in Engineering (preferably mechanical), minimum 5 years experience in the Oil & Gas stream, with experience in inspections, QA/QC, HSE and engineering services. If Interested please click here or send your cv to SU004SVF@rina.org
 
ITALIAN CONSULATE IN KOLKATA HIRING ONE PERSON FOR VIZA SECTION
 
The Consulate of Italy in Kolkata is hiring an officer for it's viza/consular section. The position is opened both for Indian and Italian citizens as long as they have been officially residing in India for at least 2 years. Interested aplicants please check the general requirements and send your cv's at consolatogenerale.calcutta@esteri.it before midnight of 16th March 2011. To view the detailed requirements please click here
 
THE ITALIAN CONSULATE IN MUMBAI HIRING ADMINISTRATIVE INTERPRETER FIGURE
 
The Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai is looking out for an enterprener for administrative assistance in interpretation from Italian to English and vise versa. Aplicant needs to be above 18 years of age, needs to have good language and communication skills in both Italian as well as English and needs to be the resident of India for at least two years. Aplicants need to apply with all the said requirements to the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai before midnight of 17th Feb, 2011. To view the notice in detail and to download the application form please click here
 
 
M A S A L A  – Art, Culture and more…
 
This section called "MASALA" -  which means mix in Hindi - has been created in response to the great number of requests we received asking us to include also news about other kind of events we knew about. This is a small selection of events happening both in India and Italy each month. Enjoy!
 
1DEC – 22 FEBNEW DELHI: ANISH KAPOOR EXHIBITION
 
The first-ever showcase of Anish Kapoor, one of the most influential sculptors of his generation will be presented at the National Galery of Modern Art, New Delhi. The showcase is presented by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and the National Galery of Modern Art, together with the British Council and Lisson Galery in association with Louis Vuitton. It will focus on a different strand of the artist's practice and together will form one of the largest and most ambitious showcases of the artist's work ever to be shown. It will feature a selection of sculptures and installations spanning the breadth of his career, from early pigment-based works of the 1980s, to his most recent wax installations. For more information on the event please click here and to book tickets or to register online please click here
 
4 - 18 FEB CALCUTTA:  DADUMPOP ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION
 
The Embassy of Italy in India is pleased to present Dadumpop, an exhibit of Italian Contemporary Art in Calcutta at the Rabindranath Tagore Centre 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani. The exhibit focuses on the relations between New Pop, Pop and Dada, in an attempt to outline their influences over contemporary art. The man who represents the fundamental break and turning point in the history of twentieth century art is none other than the Marcel Duchamp. It originates from a desire to understand what the Duchampian and Dadaistic legacies found in Italian neo-pop are, as well as the need to give a definition and historicization to this artistic reality. It will also be held in New Delhi.
 
8 – 24 FEB  NEW DELHI: THE FINMECCANICA PHOTO EXHIBITION
 
Finmeccanica Group in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Centre is organizing The Finmeccanica photo exhibition “A legacy for the future” at the Italian Cultural Institute in New Delhi. The exhibit is a fascinating itinerary throughout more than 60 years of industrial history. It displays the evolution of Finmeccanica, one of the international leaders of the high-tech industry. It witnesses its commitment to continuous innovation and development of talent. It is also a tribute to Finmeccanica’s women and men. Their competence is the company key heritage and the lifeblood of its future. For more information please click here
 
ITALY EYES CULTURE CONNECT WITH CALCUTTA CITY
 
Italy is ready to bring neo Dadaist art and maybe even pasta to Calcutta. The embassy of Italy has announced that it will focus on Bengal for its cultural programmes, starting this year. Until now, it has organized most of its cultural programmes in New Delhi or Mumbai. According to embassy officials, the initiative will lead to fusion of Italian and Indian muzic and art. More Indian films will find place in flm festivals in Rome and Florence and Indian artists will have their own pavilion at the Venice Biennale — an exhibition of art, dnce, cinima, architecture and history — this year, said the Italian ambassador to India, Giacomo Sanfelice di Monteforte. For more information please click here
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