A Vitrine of Italian Shoes & Bags in Dubai

Chamber of Commerce of Milan invites four companies from the GCC to the event

Dubai, 20 May 2014. – ORIENS starts the promotion of A Vitrine of Italian Shoes & Bags in Dubai, the B2B event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Milan that will showcase important upcoming brands representing the traditional Italian excellency in design and manufacturing.

The event will take place on the 23rd of June from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Godolphin Ballroom 1. A selected group of leading companies from the GCC fashion industry are being invited by the organiser through ORIENS to attend the event in Dubai.

MOU Signed between UAE Society of Engineers and Sicily District of Mechatronics

The agreement marks the first collaborative effort of this nature between Sicily and the UAE

Dubai, 3 April 2014. – The UAE Society of Engineering signs an MOU with the Mechatronics District of Sicily as a basis for a long and fruitful collaboration in technology and know-how transfer as well business development. Several sectors have already been identified as offering a great potential for joint business projects, including sustainable design, innovative and eco-friendly construction materials, environmental technology research and renewable energy.

Launch of The Pacific Alliance in the UAE

The block represents 36% of Latin America’s GDP, 50% of its trade and attracts 41% of the direct foreign investment that flows to the region.

Dubai, 10 December 2013. – ORIENS complete successfully the promotion of the official launch of The Pacific Alliance in the UAE. The new economic and political integration initiative, whose member states are Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, constitutes as a whole the eighth largest economy and represents the seventh largest exporting entity worldwide.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, the block represents 36% of the GDP, concentrates 50% of the total trade and attracts 41% of the direct foreign investment that flows to the region. It offers huge possibilities of business and exchange in many different fields with the Middle East and particularly with the UAE.

The diplomatic representations of The Pacific Alliance in the UAE had entrusted ORIENS IBC with the promotion and logistics of the event, which was attended by leaders of international and local business groups as well as top representatives of the authorities of the UAE.

Sicily Partnership Project with UAE & Oman completed successfully

ORIENS IBC recognised for key contributions to the organisation of the project’s core activities.

Dubai, 30 April 2013. – After seven months of intense work the Sicily Partnership Project with the UAE and Oman has been completed successfully. Two Italian business missions to the Gulf and two incoming missions to Sicily, promoted and funded by the Department for Productive Activities of the Government of the Sicily Region, concluded with positive results, opening new possibilities of penetration of these two dynamic markets by Sicilian companies.

The sectors involved in the project included agriculture & food products, mechanics-mechatronics, tourism and stone & marble. More than fifty companies from the UAE and Oman participated in the two incoming missions to Sicily. For the food industry, oils and pasta were the focus of great interest and some Sicilian manufacturers negotiated proposals for exclusive representation in the target markets.

In the mechanics-mechatronics sector, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Sicilian District of Mechatronics and the American University of Dubai, the UAE Society of Engineers and the Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research.

The stone & marble industry also benefited during the incoming mission in March, when some Sicilian manufacturers open negotiations for projects with a total value close to €100,000. Other companies also received offers of exclusive representation and proposals to incorporate both processed and semi-finished Sicilian products in upcoming projects in the UAE and Oman.

These new business prospects were the conclusion of a plan of activities initiated with an exploratory technical mission to the UAE in September 2012 with representatives from Confindustria Sicily, CNA Sicily, District of Mechatronics, Coexport Consortium, Proexport Consortium and the Regional Department for Productive Activities. The success of this first approach was reflected in the great interest among the local counterparts in taking part in the incoming mission to Sicily.

Subsequently, in November, 13 Sicilian companies of the food sector participated in the international exhibition SIAL MIDDLE EAST Abu Dhabi, with excellent results in terms of PR, new contacts and business prospects. Thanks to this effort, the follow-up incoming mission to Sicily gathered 33 companies, selected in collaboration with the strategic partner Italian Arab Chamber of Commerce-ORIENS International Business Consulting.

As a whole, the Sicily Partnership Project with the UAE and Oman involved more than 100 companies and institutions from the target countries in various stages: first contact, selection, B2B meetings during trade missions in the region and in Sicily, and follow-up, which is still in execution. About 70 Sicilian companies from the eligible sectors took part in the program, each one of which met at least 10 relevant counterparts interested in their products, for a total of more than 700 individual meetings.


Middle East Buyers Delegation Visits Macef 2012 in Milan

ORIENS organizes high profile group of 30 buyers to visit the exhibition

Milan, 9 September 2012. – Yet again, ORIENS Consulting recruited and organized the participation of thirty top buyers from the Middle East at the Fall edition of Macef, the renowned exhibition for home décor, gifts, silver, tableware, jewelry & furniture that is amongst the top three in the world.

As official promoters of Fieramilano in the Middle East for Macef, this was the sixth time that ORIENS IBC brought a delegation of reputable regional companies to the exhibition.

Macef specialty lies it its ability to offer buyers the opportunity to meet not only prominent companies like Kenzo Maison B&B Italia, Fendi, Baxter but also medium sized Italian suppliers from different regions of Italy that do not exhibit elsewhere besides Macef. With the high demand for European made products in the Middle East region, this provides the chance to buyers to discover new suppliers with quality products and reasonable prices.

The 93rd edition of the show that closed on the 9th of September 2012 attracted over 1550 exhibitors and around 80,000 visitors and saw the launch of Opere D’arti, which displayed art works that are usually exhibited in art exhibitions only, and also Macef Plus, a new platform through which visitors will be able to visit the stands virtually if they were unable to physically visit every stand during their visit. This edition even introduced cash and carry in the Bijoux area to allow the trade buyers to purchase and have immediate delivery on minimum orders.

Lastly, Abita Mi, took place in conjunction with Macef for the second time and is a design & décor lab that showcases workshops and innovations in the world of design.

Fieramilano hosted a gala dinner for its special buyers & exhibitors during which Mr. Enrico Pazzali, CEO of Fieramilano Spa presented their efforts being taken towards the upcoming Expo 2015 in Milan. Also, the winners of the prestigious SBID – International Design Award 2012 that is judged by industry leaders and recognises designers, architects and manufacturers from around the world were announced. For 2012, the category was divided into two; Residential and Contract and the majority of the winners were from the UK.

On a final note, Macef is one of Italy’s oldest exhibitions and Fieramilano is constantly introducing innovative concepts to keep the exhibitors and visitors close to each other to retain Macef’s charm of offering quality products and exclusive suppliers.