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India-Italy Transport and Railways intelligence market-place launching soon

Mumbai: The Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is happy to announce a partnership with DITECFER, District for Rail Technologies, High Speed, Safety & Security, in collaboration with ArtValley which hosts projects and international forums for the Italian railway sector.

The partnership will be launched on Friday, 23rd June 2017 as “India-Italy Transport and Railways intelligence market-place” on the occasion of the International Conference “India-Italy. Industry and intellectual exchange” during the 11th METEF Fair in Verona, Italy.

The conference will see a host of participants from Italian and Indian institutions and global corporations. The partnership is meant to set-up a common platform promoting Italian technologies, know-how and solutions for the booming Indian Railways sector.

“Italian Railways provide world class solutions and cutting-edge technologies in rolling stock, rail safety and security, infrastructure and integrated projects, and subcomponents. The DITECFER consortium, which encompasses thirty-eight Italian MNCs and SMEs active in the entire railways value-chain, can be a partner of reference for the supply of products and services for the Indian railway sector,” says Mr. Daniele Matteini, President, DICTIFER and signatory to this cooperation.

“The aim of our agreement with DITECFER is to assist their members in establishing or developing their presence in the Indian market. We plan to do this by scouting for projects in the Indian railways industry where they can participate in and by identifying Indian operators looking at tie-ups with Italy for commercial or industrial collaborations. In fact, the timing of this partnership is spot-on, as the Indian Railways is looking at modernizing and expanding its infrastructure: this platform will provide a constant and daily update on the market opportunities for the Italian companies.” states Mr. Claudio Maffioletti, Secretary General, The Indo-Italian Chamber.

This cooperation comes at the backdrop of increased collaborations between the two countries that recently saw the visit of Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s Commerce Minister to Firema Trasporti SpA the railway coach factory in Caserta (south Italy) which has been acquired by the Kolkata based Titagarh Wagons and the signing of MoU between Gruppo FS Italiane – Italian Railways for providing increase of safety levels for the Indian Railways.

The activities and services of the platform will include:
• Scouting for projects in the Indian railways industry;
• Market intelligence and insights;
• Matchmaking between Italian and Indian companies;
• Promotion and marketing in major Indian cities to keep open communication with existing clients and prospects and Generate Business Leads;
• Showcase and explain the technological features of their machinery and equipment’s,
• Support to mediate with local clients and customers

Established in 2014 DICTIFER. is a consortium of 38 Enterprises active in the entire railways value chain, from engineering to signaling, solid state interlocking, electric sub-systems, rail ICT and remote monitoring, components, innovation to design.

In addition, three Research Bodies supports R&D collaboration at National and EU level; Technological Transfer and Innovation; Collaborative Internationalization as Supply Chain and Training on sensitive issues for the improvement of the Rail Transport. It is based in Tuscany, Italy.

The Indo Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IICCI) is an Association of Indian and Italian enterprises, professional and intermediate bodies. IICCI has a network of 1200 associated companies, 5 offices in India, and a workforce of 30+ professionals and acts as a common platform for Italian enterprises which need to make an entry in the Indian market or to develop the sales of their subsidiaries and joint-ventures in India. It also assists Indian importers, distributors, retailers and manufacturers interested in establishing a commercial or industrial collaboration with Italian counterparts. It also provides services such as promotion & branding, media & public relations, training and awareness programmes.

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