BANGALORE, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Sviluppo Lazio, the industry association of the Lazio region (around Rome, Italy), today announced the creation of a Centre of Excellence Showroom at the Khoday's Commerce Centre in Bangalore. The centre will promote commercial and industrial partnership between Indian industry and Lazio economic systems with a focus on aerospace & defence, audiovisual & production, electro medical, furniture, ceramics & interior design.
A delegation comprising of about 30 companies, led by Dr. Mario Marotta, the Director General of the Lazio Ministry of Production and Waste Disposal and Enrica Bagnolini, Manager for Internationalization of Sviluppo Lazio, are in India for a weeklong roadshow to engage with Indian companies.
"The Centre of Excellence at Khoday's Commerce Center is a superb opportunity for us to showcase the Lazio region and tap into the tremendous business potential for Italian and Indian companies to collaborate. The Lazio region is well-known globally for its cutting-edge technology, research and innovation, aesthetic excellence and high quality. Over the next 12 months, supported by our facilitator, Khoday's Commerce Center, we hope to interact with companies in India and share knowledge equally across borders," said Dr. Mario Marotta, Director General of the Lazio Ministry of Production and Waste Disposal.
Starting with Bangalore, the delegation will meet with various companies in order to explore potential business opportunities. The delegation will replicate this activity in New Delhi and Mumbai.
"I met some very interesting companies here today and hope to work with some of them in the near future," Sandeep Mukherjee, Managing Director, Quetzel Designs India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
"KCC has done a great job in setting up industry meetings her in Bangalore. I have met with many Indian companies who are keenly interested in working with us and am delighted with the quality of interaction I have had with them," said Andrea Marinelli, HTT SRL, Rome Italy.
Ms. Enrica Bagnolini, Manager for Internationalization of Sviluppo Lazio said, "The Lazio region has several successful initiatives of this nature with other countries. We are glad to create a long-term presence at the Khoday's Commerce Center. We see the great economic potential that India has to offer and would like to replicate those initiatives through a collaborative effort of companies in India for our mutual benefit."
The Lazio Region ranks second in Italy for contribution to the national GDP. With 600 multinationals and the highest concentration of public and private universities and research centres in Italy, the Lazio Region represents a dynamic and innovation-oriented market. Given the proximity to relevant European markets and one of Italy's most developed logistics systems, the region is able to attract a highly specialized and skilled workforce.
Why is the Lazio region special?
Lazio is one of Italy's twenty regions and includes Rome, the region's main city and Italy's capital. Strategically located at the heart of the Mediterranean trading corridor, the socio-economic success of Lazio region is based on knowledge and innovation, on the relationship between businesses and universities, and on the professionalism of its workforce and entrepreneurial skills.
The Lazio production system is established worldwide as a high-quality model of an excellence production chain - spanning from the chemical-pharma sector to IT and telecom, from agro-business to fashion and luxury products, movies and audio visuals, from papermaking to construction, from scientific research and aerospace to the shipbuilding sector.
About Sviluppo Lazio
Sviluppo Lazio was created in 1999 as a tool to implement the economic and territorial programme of the Lazio region. Today, it is an indispensable operator in strengthening regional infrastructure and productive activities and creating jobs.
Sviluppo Lazio's commitment takes concrete shape through various forms of intervention: supporting business culture, supporting territorial development programmes, and taking part in infrastructure investment projects - including the promotion of partnerships between the public and private sectors. To provide real support to productive activities, Sviluppo Lazio works to acquire and make the most of European community, national, and private financial resources, while fostering the internationalization of the regional economic system and promoting overseas trade exchanges. www.sviluppo.lazio.it
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SOURCE Khoday's Commerce Centre