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Upcoming Events In India

Nov
3
Fri
11:12 am World Food India 2017
World Food India 2017
Nov 3 @ 11:12 am – Nov 5 @ 12:12 pm
World Food India 2017
World food India is shaping up to be one of the premier food exhibitions for the food processing industry in India. An initiative of the Indian government, this year’s edition is set to feature 400+[...]
Nov
14
Tue
12:00 am Crossroads 2017@ New Delhi
Crossroads 2017@ New Delhi
Nov 14 @ 12:00 am – Nov 17 @ 12:00 am
Crossroads 2017@ New Delhi
The 18th edition of CROSSROADS 14–17 November 2017 at New Delhi- The International Road Federation World Road Meeting this time on “Safe Roads and Smart Mobility: The Engines of Economic Growth.”  CROSSROADS is a global platform[...]

Upcoming Events In Italy

Sep
11
Mon
12:00 am Drinktec 2017
Drinktec 2017
Sep 11 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Drinktec 2017
SIMEI@drinktec—Exhibition area for the wine industry World’s Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry
Sep
23
Sat
9:13 am VICENZAORO 2017
VICENZAORO 2017
Sep 23 @ 9:13 am – Sep 27 @ 10:13 am
VICENZAORO 2017
VICENZAORO SEPTEMBER The international Show of reference for the gold and jewellery industry which gives voice to the most significant trends in the world of precious stones and metals. Over 1,300 brands from 35 different[...]
Oct
20
Fri
9:09 am HOST Milano 2017
HOST Milano 2017
Oct 20 @ 9:09 am – Oct 24 @ 10:09 am
HOST Milano 2017
Now in its 40th edition, the show has established itself as the leader in the Ho.Re.Ca, food service, retail, mass distribution channel and hotel industries. This is the favourite destination of top players for offering[...]
Oct
25
Wed
12:00 am Bovino Da Latte @ Cremona, Italy
Bovino Da Latte @ Cremona, Italy
Oct 25 @ 12:00 am – Oct 29 @ 12:00 am
Bovino Da Latte @ Cremona, Italy
The upcoming edition of the fair ‘BOVINO DA LATTE’ dedicated to the dairy, agricultural and livestock sector, will take place in Cremona from October 25-28, 2017. In this regard, our office along-with CremonaFiere S.p.A is[...]
Nov
15
Wed
8:10 am Sicurezza @ Milano
Sicurezza @ Milano
Nov 15 @ 8:10 am – Nov 17 @ 9:10 am
Sicurezza @ Milano
Sicurezza which takes place in November at Fiera Milano is a major international expo on security and fire. It  includes major players from every step of the supply chain from manufacturers to distribution to buying[...]

World Food India 2017

World food India is shaping up to be one of the premier food exhibitions for the food processing industry in India. An initiative of the Indian government, this year’s edition is set to feature 400+ exhibitors both local and international over 22000 sq meters of prime exhibition space along the sides of Delhi’s historic Rajpath road. Italy due to its excellence in all aspects of the food processing chain will be a focus country.

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Crossroads November 2017

The 18th edition of CROSSROADS 14–17 November 2017 at New Delhi- The International Road Federation World Road Meeting this time on “Safe Roads and Smart Mobility: The Engines of Economic Growth.”  CROSSROADS is a global platform to facilitate the cross-pollination of ideas amongst pioneers, businesses, governments, and organizations. An event that takes place once every four years and now with a 60 year legacy- it is a must attend for the sector.

Contact: Executive Director Susanna Zammataro I International Road Federation I 2 chemin de Blandonnet  I 1214 Geneva Switzerland

Tel. +41 22 306 02 60 I Fax. +41 22 306 02 70 I Email: szammataro@irfnet.ch

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Vicenzaoro September 2017 

The international Show of reference for the gold and jewellery industry which gives voice to the most significant trends in the world of precious stones and metals. Over 1,300 brands from 35 different countries, 600 buyers, 35 journalists, opinion leaders and trendsetters from every corner of the world and visitors from 120 nations.

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Green Materials for Sustainable Building Solutions: New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai July 10-11-12

Green Materials for Sustainable Building Solutions workshop: A green wave is flooding over India:Green Buildings and due to its vast experience Italy can be the right partner, this looks to be a promising area of collaboration requiring experts from the green building sector to move towards a sustainable future. Thus, the Italian Trade Agency is organizing a Green Buildings workshop. For Registrations, Please click on the Read More link below

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ITALY INDIA COLLABORATIVE INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

JUNE 2017- The Italian Trade Agency is proud to reveal the Italy India collaborative industrial research and development program.

This is a joint research grant program for industry lead research in the fields of advanced materials, smart manufacturing, technologies for cultural heritage and water technologies funded by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, of the Italian Republic, in partnership with the Department of Science & Technology (DST) Government of India (the Indian side of the project is managed by GITA- Global Innovation and Technology Alliance).

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ITALIAN BUSINESS DELEGATION TO INDIA: 27-28 APRIL 2017, NEW DELHI & MUMBAI

MAR 2017- A High-Level Business Delegation will be in India on 27 – 28 April 2017. The Business Delegation will be composed of companies dealing with Automotive, Infrastructure/Construction, Renewable Energy, Green Technologies/Waste Management, Machinery – Agriculture Machines, Food Processing, Woodworking Machines, Marble & Stone Machines, Ceramics Machines, Leather Machines, Textile Machines, Industrial Automation, ICT & Pharmaceutical Sectors. During this visit, a Business Forum and B2B Meetings will take place in New Delhi on 27th of April in collaboration with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers & Commerce Industry) and in Mumbai on 28th of April in collaboration with CII (Confederation of Indian Industry). For Registrations, Please click on the Read More link below

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MONTHLY ECONOMIC REPORT – AUGUST 2016

NOV 2016- As per the estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first quarter (April-June) 2016-17, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on August 31, 2016, the growth rate of GDP in Q1 of 2016-17 was 7.1 per cent as compared to the growth of 7.5 per cent in Q1 of 2015-16 and 7.9 per cent in Q4 of 2015-16.

Rules & Regulations

FSSAI ISSUES NEW RULES FOR ENSURING QUALITY IMPORTS

JAN 2016- India’s food regulator issued new rules for importing products, seeking to address concerns over the entry of sub-standard items and simplify the process by setting shelf-life norms and relaxing labelling guidelines. No food article will be allowed unless it has 60% of its shelf life remaining when it is cleared from customs, according to the new rules. Companies must register with the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and possess a valid import-export code, apart from an FBO licence to import food. The Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulations, 2016, will come into force when they are notified by publication in the Official Gazette.

REVIEW OF FDI POLICY ON CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

JUNE 2015- The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, approvesl for amending the existing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy on the ‘Construction Development Sector’ in line with the Budget announcement of the Government. The amendments in the relevant paragraphs of the extant FDI policy as contained in the Consolidated FDI Policy Circular 2014 are as follows

News

BUDGET PROPOSES NEW RS 8,000-CRORE DAIRY INDUSTRY FUND

FEB 2017- The dairy industry is awaiting the fine print of the proposed Rs 8,000-crore Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund to be set up under the NABARD. In his Budget speech, FM Arun Jaitley has said the fund, with an initial corpus of Rs 2,000 crore and to be quadrupled in three years, would be used to enable expansion of milk processing capacity in the country. But there are no further details, including in the expenditure budget statement of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries or even the Department of Financial Services.

INDIAN E-COMMERCE MARKET TO TOUCH $50-55 BILLION BY 2021

FEB 2017- E-Commerce market is expected to be at $50-55 billion by 2021 from the current $6-8 billion, according to a recent report. The report by Retailers Association of India and Boston Consulting Group revealed that on decoding the digital opportunity, sectors that could see maximum e-commerce penetration would be consumer electronics, apparel, homeware and furniture, luxury, health, FMCG and food, and grocery. By 2025, consumer electronics would see the maximum penetration of e-commerce between 38-42 per cent compared to 13-15 per cent currently, while food and grocery could see the least growth with one to three per cent of e-commerce penetration from the current under one per cent, the report noted.

Publications

E-COMMERCE IN INDIA – A GAME CHANGER FOR THE ECONOMY

SEPT 2016- e-Commerce has transformed the way business is done in India. With attractive and convenient shopping options at the core of the consumer facing business, the e-Commerce industry offers the power to create innovative, sustainable, consistent and seamless shopping experience across all channels. In the last 4 years, while the e-Commerce B2C segment has grown significantly leading to creation of many Unicorns, the focus of the Investors going forward seems to have shifted to profitable growth to achieve a stabilization of the economic model. This seems to be resulting in collaborations and partnerships across the value chain with the aim to optimize the costs. Simultaneously, the e-Commerce B2B segment is showing signs of rapid digital adoption which is likely to feed the significant rise of MSMEs and entrepreneurs from the Indian hinterland.

REPORT: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN INDIA

JULY 2016- The Indian Chemical Industry is an integral part of Indian economy . The industry has key linkages with several other downstream industries such as agriculture, infrastructure, textiles, food processing etc. This report on Indian Chemical and Petrochemical Industry is a part of FICCI and TATA Strategic Management Group (TSMG) Chemical Practice’s endeavor to highlight the utility of Chemicals in day-to-day life.

Business Opportunities

GOVT. PLANS NATIONAL INVESTMENT GRID TO MAP BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS COUNTRY

FEB 2016- The idea is that this may encourage private investment, which has been a laggard. The proposed grid will have details of upcoming projects as well as those that are underway besides land available with the Centre, states, their agencies and public sector undertakings. “Such a grid will place investment opportunities in terms of projects upfront and make it easier for investors to access and explore,” said an official of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), which is discussing the idea with states as part of the Invest India programme.

RAILWAYS WILL SOON INVITE BIDS FOR MORDERNISATION OF 400 STATIONS

JAN 2016- The railways will soon invite bids for modernisation of 400 stations, opening up more avenues for private investment in infrastructure. The government has also set up the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and is in touch with global sovereign and pension funds to become partners in facilitating greater private investment.

Jobs & Internships

HR SERVICES

JAN 2016- One of the most important factors of running a successful business is the acquisition of qualified local staff. However, finding the right employees is not an easy task.

The Italian Trade Agency has been in India for 44 years and has been working closely with Italian and Indian corporates and associations. With the knowledge and insight gained from this experience, we are ideally placed to mediate on behalf of companies to recruit suitable candidates. We can provide consultation and advice on the most effective recruitment, compensation and handling of your personnel by combining global strategy with local sensitivity.

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Made In Italy Resource Center

The Import Of Food Products Into India Is Controlled By The Food Safety And Standards Authority Of India (FSSAI).

APRIL 2016- The import of food products into India is controlled by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The FSSAI has published various regulations and notification, which have to be followed while importing food products.