The Dubai Hub for Made in Italy opens its doors

The first Hub for Made in Italy in the United Arab Emirates is opening today, a bridge for Italian companies that want to expand in the Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia and in the UAE business ecosystem. The Hub is managed by Italiacamp, an organization founded in 2010 with the aim of creating value for Italy, a mission that has evolved over time and which now aims to promote the internationalization of Italian companies in expanding markets, where the Made in Italy still has great opportunities to seize.

The event was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Antonio Tajani and the Minister for Enterprise and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso. His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director of the Department of Economy and Member of the Dubai Executive Council took part in the ribbon cutting, together with the Italian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Lorenzo Fanara. The event was also attended by the Confindustria Vice President for internationalization Barbara Beltrame Giacomello and Giovanni Lo Storto, Luiss University General Manager.

The commercial exchange between Italy and the Emirates is growing significantly and continuously: in 2022 exports from Italy increased by 25.2% and our country is the main trading partner of the United Arab Emirates among those in the EU. UAE are now Italy’s top supplier and top outlet market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The Italiacamp Dubai Hub for Made in Italy offers commercial development services and it will be a showcase not only for Italian companies, but also for universities and training institutions looking to the Gulf to extend their academic proposal, educational skills and know-how sharing of Made in Italy.

In the UAE, the city of Dubai has increasingly become one of the world’s leading economic centers where businesses and investors converge, a gateway to the Gulf, the Middle East and North Africa and a window on India and Southeast Asia, all fast-growing countries.

The Italiacamp Hub for Made in Italy is located in the Dubai World Trade Center, a free zone dedicated to international trade. It offers consultancy services for the setup of international businesses, networking opportunities, business matching and professional and university education courses. The Hub of 2000 square meters is located inside the Convention Tower, one of the main exhibition centers in the world and a landmark for the MENA and Asian countries, with over 3 million visitors and 500 events a year.

The Hub is managed by Italiacamp, an organization founded in 2010 with the aim of creating value for Italy, a mission that has evolved over time up to promote internationalization of Italian companies in those markets where Made in Italy still has great opportunities to catch.

The goal is to extend the value of Italian know-how: the quality of manufacturing, fashion and furnishings, food, sporting tradition and Italian skills in mechanics and engineering, which are appreciated all over the world.

These opportunities do not only concern business activities. Skills and know-how of Made in Italy will be useful to develop more profitable commercial exchanges. At the same time, Italian companies will benefit from working with local professionals highly specialized with in-depth knowledge of Made in Italy.

 

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