It's a great pleasure for me to welcome you all at our new office at Dhanraj Mahal a stone's throw from the Gateway of India.
# Located in the heart of Mumbai our new premises with larger floors pace and conference amenities offer a good and improved platform to facilitate Indo-Italian trade & business.

We have come back with our newsletter to inform you regularly about all the activities we have and would be undertaking in 2010. A special section of the newsletter will be dedicated to present and share with you our new publications and market research undertaken periodically with focus on various sectors.

Last but not least in the new office we have set up a "Made in Italy Resource Center - MIRC" which aims to provide free of charge information (books, DVD, publications) to all Indian business houses and students on brand Italy. The MIRC is mainly a collection of coffee table books and DVDs in English, otherwise unavailable anywhere in India. There are available both for on the spot consultation (mainly books) or for borrowing free of charge, with a nominal refundable deposit. Feel free to contact our office at any time.

The Italian Trade Commission is opened from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Augusto Di Giacinto
Italian Trade Commissioner in Mumbai

# The Italian Trade Commission will be curating the official Italian Pavillion at the 6th edition of Indiawood in Bangalore.Indiawood 2010 is an International Exhibition on Woodworking Machinery, Tools, Fittings, Accessories, Raw Materials and Products, organized by EUMABOIS and PDA Trade Fairs. It aims to present the latest woodworking technologies. This fair hosts numerous companies from all over the world and today it is identified as the most distinct woodworking industry trade fair in the Asia Continent. The seventeen Italian companies attending the fair are Angelo Cremona Spa with plywood mills including, Debarking/Peeling/Drying lines with dry veneer camera and grading systems; Camam Srl with woodworking machinery; MVM Srl with sharpening machines for straight and circular blades; NUOVA S.I.V.A.M. Spa with varnishes for wood, plastic, glass, metal; ICA - Industria Chimica Adriatica Spa with wood coatings; BIESSE Spa with machinery for the furniture and carpentry industry; Pozzo Spa with grinding & sharpening tools, router bits; IMAL Srl with woodworking machinery: MDF, particle board machinery; Balestrini Renzo Spa with tenoners, mortisers, copy shapers, milling and boring machines; Verinlegno Spa with Varnishes for wood; collanti Concorde Srl with glue and industrial adhesive products; CMA Robotics Spa with painting solutions & automation; Pal Srl with turn-key plants for the treatment and processing of fresh and recycled wood; Mario Zaffaroni & Figli Srl with special machines and plants for panel processing; Bigondry Srl with Timbers drying kilns vaporization plant for the wood, HT phytosanitary treatment plant; Tekla Consulting and Advanced Woodworking and Trainee Center. The Italian pavilion is located on the lower level, in the hall number 1. It takes place from the 4th to the 8th March 2010, in the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), 10th Mile Tumkur Road, Madavara Post Dasanapura Hobli, Bangalore - 562 123, Karnataka, India
# The Italian Trade Commission will be organizing the participation of Citta' dell'Animazione e dei Contenuti Digitali at the 11th edition of Ficci Frame in Mumbai. This event is a Global Convention on the Business of Entertainment. It takes place from the 16th to the 18th March 2010. Citta' dell'Animazione e dei Contenuti Digitali is a non-profit association which aims at promoting and coordinating a network of public and private bodies, contributing to the development of the animation industry. Emanuela Marocco, Chief Executive and Elizabeth Fairs, Board Member, will be participating at the event. Over 2000 Indian and 800 delegates from all over the world are expected to attend the event. During this occasion there will be Focused Sessions, Renowned Speakers, Structured One-on-One Business Interactions, Partnership & Branding Opportunities and Dedicated Exhibition Space, Entertainment Evenings, Networking lunches and dinners and Film Co-Productions. As well, BEST ANIMATED FRAMES (BAF) Awards and Living Legend Awards will be handed out. The sessions will cover the whole range of entertainment activities, from Films to TV and Radio Broadcast, Digital Entertainment, Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects. There will also be B2B meetings organized for the different businesses which will occur during the evening on the 16th and 17th March.
Market Research 2009-2010
The Italian Trade Commission is pleased to present an extensive Market Research on the Yachting Industry in India. Ace Global Private Limited has carried out the study for the Italian Commission by going through an all-embracing range of topics. This research gives a detailed description of the Yachting Industry in the country. It covers in detail the market segments of the business as well as the regulatory framework. It provides the reader with important information about the government policies and regulations and it also includes a description of the main associations linked to the yachting industry. The paper also features the SWOT analysis and the potential demand for this expanding luxury market. To get a copy of this document please Click Here
Market Research 2009 - 2010
An extensive research study on Textile Clothing and Apparels sector in India has been commissioned by Italian Trade Commission, Mumbai. The researcher performed a market analysis of the production and distribution of textiles for clothing and apparels in India for those Italian entrepreneurs interested to enter the market, since Italy has been one of the key countries from where fashion clothing and garment products and raw material are sourced in India. It also aims to identify possible industrial cooperation for both small/medium size and big size firms. In addition, the paper provides the reader with a comprehensive picture of the regulatory framework and legislations in commercial matters, by looking at the practical aspects of doing business in India, how to invest in existing Indian companies and the opportunities for Italian companies to enter the Indian market. It also includes the main features of competition and the taxes and tariffs that the Government applies. To get a copy of this publication please contact Ms. Jocelyn Fernandes at

MIRC - The Made In Italy Resource Center
For this month the Italian Trade Commission is pleased to display & share the following products:
Published by: Italian Trade Commission - Chicago
# "The Italian Edge: Technology for Excellence" is a publication with the objective of presenting the success of Italian technology, to make better known the breadth of the innovation and research applications that have contributed to the development of the Italian industrial system. Everyone knows how important manufacturing is in Italy, but not everyone has had the opportunity to appreciate the role of its machine tools and manufacturing, which are at the leaders in the world.
Some of the best known "Made in Italy" brands are taken as a point of departure to highlite how these successes are not only due to the creativity and ingenuity of italy's famous craftmanship, but also to the availability of advanced and flexible technologies. Now available for consultation at the Italian Trade Commission office at the Gateway of India, Mumbai. For more info contact: Jocelyn Fernandes at
Directed by Matt Tyrnauer
An intimate and engaging fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular world of one of Italy's most famous men. The film documents the colorful and dramatic closing act of Valentino's celebrated career, tells the story of his extraordinary life, and explores the larger themes affecting the fashion business today. A fascinating look behind the scenes at the man who always dreamed of beautiful things. The peek into the emotions and thoughts of Valentino was a rare treasure. Usually we just see the finished product, not the process. One thing that is clear in the process is the driven nature of Valentino. The Last Emperor, is produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer, Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine. In production from June 2005 to July 2007, the filmmakers shot over 250 hours of footage with exclusive, unprecedented access to Valentino and his entourage. Check out the trailer at Now available for borrowing (2 days free of cost) at the Italian Trade Commission office at the Gateway of India, Mumbai. For more info contact:
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