The Italian Industry & Commerce Office in the UAE – IICUAE (Camera di Commercio Italiana negli EAU) is a non-profit organization that offers consistent assistance to Italian enterprises in their survey and approach to the bustling UAE market, as well as to the Emirati operators who are interested in the Italian market. The mission of the Chamber is to enhance the socio economical relations between Italy and the UAE. During the course of these years, about 3000 selected local operators were put in contact with Italian companies, proving networking to be the core of IICUAE’s business.
Some of the Chamber’s most remarkable initiatives are the conception of the ‘Italian Lifestyle in the Emirates‘, the only Italian trade fair in the entire Gulf (Sharjah, 2004-2007) and the Italian Festival Weeks in the UAE, a calendar of cultural and business activities held in the three main Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. Conceived in 2007 with the aim of reinforcing the cultural and commercial bond between Italy and the UAE, the festival enjoys the Patronage of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the Italian Embassy to the United Arab Emirates and ENIT.
Every year, during the Italian Festival Weeks, the Chamber has the honor of bestowing an award from the President of the Italian Republic to the best performing Italian company in the UAE. The Italian Festival Week is the first initiative of this kind in the whole Gulf region and has become an important yearly appointment in the UAE’s calendar of events.
At the closing event of the Italian Festival week 2013 the most successful Italian entrepreneur and Emirati personality of the year 2013 will be awarded with a prize from the Presidency of the Italian Republic. Introduced by H.E. Giorgio Starace, Italian Ambassador in the UAE, in the presence of the Guest of Honor, H.E. Sultan Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy. Our Chamber will also announce the Italian Restaurants certified with ‘Ospitalita’ Italiana’ during the year 2013. Italian Tourism Office – ENIT Dubai / مجلس الدولة الإيطالية للسياحة, hosted by the Italian Industry & Commerce Office in the UAE will promote Italy through an info-point, the distribution of promotional material and the display of videos.
When: December 7th @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai
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Limited seats, 300 AED
It is primarily due to these activities that IICUAE has developed all over the years strong ties within UAE and in Italy, mainly with sectorial associations, public and governmental bodies and well known figures within the industrial and local media sectors.
IICUAE plays an active role in organizing trade and institutional missions (incoming and outgoing), B2B meetings, market researches, recruiting and management of commercial agents, legal and fiscal consultancy, workshops, seminars and several types of events such as brands launching, promotional campaigns, fashion show, networking events, etc.
The local partners of IICUAE, who would like to develop relations with Italy, have at their disposal the Italian entrepreneurship system thanks to the strong relationships that IICUAE has cultivated over the years with C.N.A., Confartigianato, Regional Italian Institutions, Chambers of Commerce, etc.
The outcome of several such initiatives has led to a reinforced image of the Italian companies in UAE amongst the local institutions and enterprises.