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THE INDO-ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY - EASTERN REGION


Background

The Eastern Regional Office was first established in 1966 and relaunched in 2004 with a full-fledged office in Kolkata and the creation of the Single Window (Sportello Unico), in the premises of the Consulate General in February 2005.

Important activities

The awareness by Italian businessmen of the commercial potential of Eastern India, brought about by the visit of the Chief Minister of West Bengal to Italy in 2003, has, over the last few years, developed into a steadily growing trade collaboration between Italy and West Bengal. The Chamber has been playing a significant role in strengthening these relations, taking two important Government delegations viz. the West Bengal Minister-in-Charge for Commerce & Industries Sri Nirupam Sen along with a business delegation to Milan during Namaste India in 2004 (West Bengal was the partner State) and West Bengal Food Processing and Horticulture Minister-in-Charge Sri Sailen Sarkar with other important government officials to Forli-Cesena Chamber in Italy in 2005.

In 2005, during Festa Italiana, the famous AC Milan U-18 team visited Kolkata. Accompanying the team was the legendary Brazilian soccer player, Leonardo, a former AC Milan player. The football match between AC Milan U-18 and Bengal U-21 at Yubabharati Krirangan was inaugurated by Honourable Sports Minister of West Bengal, Sri Subhash Chakraborty.

The Kolkata Chapter felicitated the award winners of ‘Stella della Solidarieta Italiana 2006’, as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations. The Government of Italy had honoured some prominent Indian and Italian personalities with the decoration of ‘Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity’ in recognition of their significant contribution towards strengthening relations with Italy in the cultural, social and economic spheres.

The visit of H. E Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi in February 2007 to Kolkata has resulted in an increase of interest among businessmen towards business opportunites with Italy.

In 2009, the Chamber had organised a tourism seminar named “Bella Italia” in Guwahati to create awareness amongst the tour operators and corporate majors in North Eastern India of Italy as a prime tourist destination. In 2010, a photographic exhibition “Italy through the Kolkata Lens” was organised as an attempt to show Italy through the eyes of the visitor from Kolkata.


Focus sectors

The Eastern Regional Office, in line with the Chamber’s strategy, is focussing it’s activities on selected priority sectors viz.

• INFRASTRUCTURE & BUILDING
• ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
• AGRI-FOOD PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY
• MACHINE TOOLS & AUTOMATION

Services offered

The Chamber offers the following services to it’s members in Eastern India :

• Business assistance
• Italian language courses (Basic Level; Intermediate Level & Advanced Level)
• Interpretation & translation services
• Promotional activities viz. seminars & conferences; business delegations; networking events, participation in fairs & exhibitions, etc
• Dissemination of periodic publications viz. monthly e-newsletter, Italian Links magazine, etc.
You can also visit our website www.indiaitaly.com 

For further information related to business queries or membership please contact :

Ms Jyoti Saha
Regional Manager
The Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Eastern Region
C/O The Italian Consulate
3 Raja Santosh Road
Alipore
Kolkata – 700 027
West Bengal (India)
Tel : +91 33 3294 4677
Telefax : +91 33 2449 0070
Email : j.saha@indiaitaly.com     iicci.cal@indiaitaly.com
Website : www.indiaitaly.com
 

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