IBS Trading, the subsidiary of IBS North America that handles import operations, will be exhibiting at Summer Fancy Food Show three companies with the common mission of promoting the best food products Made in Italy in the US market.
Caroli USA, Eattiamo and Magnifico Food will benefit this high visibility event thanks to its large numbers: 23.000 qualified buyers, more than 2.550 exhibitors, producers from 55 countries, more than 200.000 specialty food products and 30.000 sq. mt. of exhibition area.
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Caroli USA was born to offer consumers healthy and natural food at a fair price. Our company imports and distributes Evoo and Specialty Food products from 12 regional Italian companies including our estate in the South of Italy. Caroli USA imports and distributes these products in USA and Canada and its committed in the highest standard and technology utilization.
Eattiamo is an exciting and innovative culinary project created by authentic and passionate Italian Food lovers aiming to promote the Italian traditional delicacies and recipes in the USA. How? Thanks to the subscription to monthly program, the American families will enjoy premium quality and tasty products from all Italian regions, all in a box!
Magnifico, the Italian word for Magnificent, is an online store that offers a wide range of Made in Italy food products to the New York City area. All products are carefully selected according to their great territorial soul, creative and charming packaging and authenticity! Magnifico Food is an informative (food) hub as well: thanks to a daily routine of funny and entertaining details about products, their origin and their application in the kitchen, the user can enrich its buying experience.
from 23th to 25th June, IBS Trading will be exhibiting at the Summer Fancy Food Show for the fourth time. Come and see us at the Javits Center in New York City (booth #2248, third level).
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For the third year IBS Trading will exhibit at the Summer Fancy Food in New York (June 30 – July 2, Javits Center). Discover all our authentic and delicious products at the next Summer Fancy Food Show: 3rd level, Booth #1480!
We are proud importer of Caffè Aiello, the unique aroma of an Italian coffee with an extraordinary taste, ambassador of the art and philosophy of real Italian espresso worldwide. Top quality coffee beans are used to create an incredible experience that tantalises the senses and delights the palates of coffee lovers all over the world, every single day.
Half a century on, the dream of Gaetano Aiello has now become reality and continues to take pride of place in Italian homes, offices, hotels, bars, restaurants and any other place reached by the unique taste of Gaetano Aiello’s blends.
IBS Trading is also proud to present the broad range of Valgri authentic Italian tasty and all natural products, including canned tomatoes, pulses and other typical Campania’s specialties and PDO excellences, such as San Marzano peeled tomatoes and Vesuvius Piennolo cherry tomatoes.
Since 1992, the well-known brand Valgri has been synonymous with quality and authenticity, as a result of the Coppola family’s passion for the lands of Vesuvius slopes, handed down for four generations.
Following the Campania vibes, IBS Trading presents Biscottificio Mascolo and its range of healthy and tasteful baked products, made accordingly to artisanal neapolitan methods of productions, using only simple and carefully selected ingredients.
Moreover Colavolpe will be exhibiting with its distinctive line of stuffed figs and chocolate based products that all share the ancient recipes of Colavolpe family, dating back to 1910.
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Italy will exhibit for the second year at the International Franchise Expo! IBS North America is the exlusive agent for the country of Italy (May 31 - June 2, Javits Center). The Italian Pavilion is also supported by the Italian Trade Agency, Assofranchising, Confimprese and Federefranchising.
Join us for the seminar “Made in Italy: Retail Franchise Opportunities” on June 1st at 11:30am in the room 1B03 of Javits Center!
Free admission HERE.
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Moderator – Alessio Gambino, IBS North America
Maurizio Forte – Italian Trade Agency
Italo Bussoli – Assofranchising
Mario Resca - Confimprese
Exhibitors’ presentations 11:45
NATUZZI AMERICAS INC.
QUEEN’S CHIPS AMSTERDAM
Anthony Mannara – Invest in Italy Desk 12:40
Light lunch and networking 13:00
Sponsored by IBS NORTH AMERICA
IBS North America will lead the Italian franchisors to the International Franchise Expo scheduled in New York from May 31st to June 2nd at the Jacob Javits Center.
IFE is the largest franchise expo in United States and represents a great opportunity to deal with hundreds of international formats and meet thousands of investors from all over the world.
Italy will exhibit for the second year at the International Franchise Expo. The franchise industry is growing very fast in Italy and many franchisors are looking to invest in the U.S. market through strategic partners. Discover the Made in Italy Retail Franchise Opportunities!
2018 Exhibitors: 101CAFFÈ, Bacio Nero, Dreamfood, Filicori Zecchini, Gruppo Europa, JU’STO, Natuzzi Italia, Phonup, Primadonna Collection, Queen’s Chips Amsterdam.
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The Italian magazine Panorama together with the Italian Business & Investment Initiative organize from October 31st to November 2nd a three-days event dedicated to the excellence of Made in Italy. Wine and food, business, fashion, energy, services, art, culture, sustainability: these are the keywords to connect the Italian business leaders and institutions with the potential American investors. “This is Italy” will host, in different locations in New York City, professionals and celebrities from Italy including the tenor Vittorio Grigolo, chef Vito Mollica, Andrea Pirlo, Pietro Salini (CEO Salini-Impregilo), Umberto Tossini (CHCOC Lamborghini), Claudio Domenicali (CEO Ducati), Gianmario Verona (Rector, Bocconi University), Tommaso Dragotto (President, Sicily by car), Corrado Castrovillari (Councilman city, Spoleto), Valentina Aprea (Minister for education and work, Regione Lombardia), Catiuscia Marini (President, Regione Umbria), Stefano Bonaccini (President, Regione Emilia Romagna), Roberto Maroni (President, Regione Lombardia), Berardo Paradiso (President, IACE) and Domenico Arcuri (CEO Invitalia).
Also on Wednesday November 1st at Eataly Downtown will be officially presented Gustoso, a project that involves IBS Italia as strategic partner to approach the U.S. market.
Tuesday, October 31
1 pm & 5 pm, TASTE OF ITALY: Showcooking with chef Vito Mollica at Eataly Downtown
8:30 pm, TASTE OF ITALY: Gala Dinner prepared by chefs Vito Mollica and Frank Orofino at Eataly Downtown
Wednesday, November 1
8:30 am, THINK OF ITALY: Workshop dedicated to Manufacturing Services and R&D in collaboration with IB&II at the Down Town Association
11 am, THINK OF ITALY: Workshop dedicated to Food in collaboration with IB&II, at the Down Town Association. Followed by product tasting from Gustoso.
1 pm, PARTY OF ITALY: Special wedding Food & Fashion, in love with Isaia at the Urbani Truffles Academy.
6.30 pm, TASTE OF ITALY: Cooking class by chef Vito Mollica at Eataly Flatiron.
7 pm TASTE OF ITALY: Gala dinner at the Harvard Club of New York, with awards ceremony to recognize excellence in Italian and American companies and with the participation of Vittorio Grigolo, Andrea Pirlo and Vito Mollica.
Thursday, November 2
8:30 am, THINK OF ITALY: Workshop dedicated to Luxury & Fashion organized in collaboration with IB&II at the Down Town Association
11 am, THINK OF ITALY: Workshop dedicated to Sustainability & Good Institutions, organized in collaboration with IB&II at the Down Town Association
1 pm, TASTE OF ITALY: Cooking demo by chef Vito Mollica at the Urbani Truffles Academy, followed by a food experience.
4:30 pm, ART & SONG OF ITALY: Celebration concert by Cameristi della Scala and the great italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo in honour of Arturo Toscanini at the Guggenheim Museum Auditorium
6 pm, SONG OF ITALY: Encounter with Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo at the Guggenheim Museum Auditorium.
7:30 pm TASTE…OF ITALY: Gala Charity Dinner, dedicated to Umbria at the Guggenheim Museum
Thursday 12th October, during the “32th Salone Franchising Milano” in Italy, will be held the convention “Franchise in USA: opportunities and strategies”, with a particular focus on the franchising industry in United States.
Last year, for the first time, Italy showed their format in an International Pavilion at the International Franchise Expo in New York. Next year the appointment with “The Made in Italy Retail” is at Javits Center from May 31th to June 2th, 2018.
The convention’s supervisor will be Alessio Gambino, CEO of IBS North America.
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Although California may be the 3rd largest state regarding geographic size in the United States, their economy takes 1st place as the largest totaling to approximately 2.46 trillion dollars. This 2.46 trillion figure not only makes them the biggest economy within the U.S., but it also ranks this state as the 6th largest economy in the entire world.
However, this is not California’s only contribution on a global scale. With their numerous esteemed ports, California is also regarded by many foreign countries as a noteworthy trading hub. In particular, California has historically shown a strong exporting and trade relationship with Italy.
California is the largest exporting state within the U.S. regarding goods sent to Italy, totaling around two billion dollars in value in the year 2016. In fact, Italy represented 1.2% out of 88.7% of the top 25 countries California exports to in 2016. Initially, this percentage seems relatively small in comparison to the total. However, it places Italy as the 19th country receiving the largest amount of California’s internationally destined exports.
The main export California delivers to Italy is chemicals, which accounts for approximately 29.8% of California exports to Italy. Other key industries of California goods to Italy include agricultural products, in addition to computer and electronic commodities.
While exporting goods to Italy is an important part of the Californian economy, the imports received from this nation are also integral to California’s overall economic performance. In 2016 alone California imported approximately four billion dollars of Italian goods.
The majority of these imports came from various industries including chemicals, transportation equipment, beverages and tobacco products, in addition to nonelectrical machinery. After New York and New Jersey, California is ranked third in regards to which U.S. state receives the most Italian imports.
Many California consumers associate “Made in Italy” products with a high-quality image, offering several opportunities for Italian businesses within luxury industries in this state. In particular food products such as balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil can charge a price premium with “Made in Italy” branding featured upon them.
However, in regards to their beverage market, the California wine generates $57.6 billion in annual economic activity for this state; therefore Italian wine products may experience a substantial amount of competition within this marketplace. In addition to the food and beverage industry, Italian craftsmanship is an industry that is highly regarded and expanding within California.
Recently the Italian company Italy Bellissima and their architect Andrea Capellino have been noted as saying “California is ready to welcome Italian style. Americans love the craftsmanship and the handmade piece” speaking in regards to California’s perceptions concerning Italian design.
Although imports and exports are crucial factors to analyzing California’s robust economy, tourism is another element that plays a critical role in this state’s economic performance. With destinations such as San Francisco and Los Angeles attracting tourists from all over the world, this industry has contributed to California’s attainment of the largest economy in the United States. Italy has played a role regarding the success California’s attains regarding their tourism.
In 2016 there were approximately 177,000 Italian visitors to California; a figure that has been estimated to increase to 187,000 by the year 2021. This statistic shows the economic relationship between California and Italy extends beyond their imports and exports.
It is evident that California and Italy have much more in common than their breathtaking landscapes and critically acclaimed vineyards. The value of the exports and imports between these two, in addition to the tourism industry, are compelling evidence of the important relationship existing between these two entities.
Fonte: a cura di Exportiamo, di Morgan Caldarera, email@example.com
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The recent United States presidential election left Mexico-U.S. relations a somewhat controversial topic. With NAFTA brought into question and the declaration that walls would soon be built to separate these two nations, the sour sentiment between these countries appears almost beyond help.
However, with U.S. exports to Mexico totaling 229,701.7 million USD in 2016, an attempt to entirely end the existing economic relationship between these two countries would be complicated, to say the least. Despite such a high value of U.S. exports to Mexico, U.S. imports from Mexico was even greater totaling 294,055.9 million USD in 2016.
This imbalance between exports and imports resulted in a trade deficit for the United States totaling 64,354.1 million USD for the year 2016. From this statistic alone it may initially appear the U.S. would, in fact, be better off without a trade agreement such as NAFTA. Such a negotiated deal encourages more trade with Mexico, perhaps enlarging this current deficit further. However, international trade agreements have many implications outside of exports and imports alone.
One additional impact trade agreements have outside of trade itself is the association such arrangements have in regards to global cooperation. Economic stability tends to correspond with political stability; therefore when two nations’ economies are closely linked together the likelihood of these countries going to war significantly decreases.
Additionally, members of trade agreements have economic relationships with other nations outside of the arrangement. Actions that affect the countries within the trade deal will ultimately have a ripple effect spilling over to other nations who share existing economic ties with those in the agreement. Taking this into consideration, it becomes easy to see how the U.S. withdrawing from the NAFTA agreement could lead to unintended effects on political relationships outside of just Mexico and Canada.
In addition to global cooperation, another potential effect of trade agreements concerns global leadership. Top nations are frequently part of several trade agreements, which ensures they have a voice in various decisions affecting world trade. For example, with the recent talk of U.S. leaving the NAFTA agreement there have been whispers of a Chinese Mexico trade deal to take its place.
Although it has not been made clear yet how serious these discussions are (Mexico’s economic secretary, Ildefonso Guajardo, will not visit China until this upcoming September) such a deal would shift society’s perceptions regarding global leadership.
Finally, trade agreements can also have a bearing upon immigration. In the case of NAFTA, Mexico has experienced positive effects regarding its economy. This increasing wealth has decreased immigration of Mexican citizens to the United States. In fact, in a study conducting by Pew Research, the past decade of immigration statistics show immigration from Mexico has sharply declined.
The majority (61%) of those who left cited family reunification as the main reason for their return as opposed to those who left due to deportation (14%). After reviewing evidence such as this, it would appear that helping Mexico maintain economic prosperity may be the best method in ensuring illegal immigration to the U.S. remains low, as opposed to other options such as building walls to separate these two nations.
Trade agreements have several implications outside of their resulting import and export data. Global cooperation, world leadership, and immigration are just a few of the effects such arrangements may impact. Moreover, trade deals help facilitate global interconnectedness which is becoming essential for our increasingly globalized society.
Deciding to turn to isolation policies as a means to combat excessively large trade deficits may work in the short term but will not be a successful way to create long term success for a nation or its consumers. Trade facilitates competition, promoting innovation and ultimately aiding in the creation of a better tomorrow.
Fonte: a cura di Exportiamo, di Morgan Caldarera, firstname.lastname@example.org
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If someone were to ask what Texas contributes to the United States, one might hear cowboys or barbecue as typical responses. However, apart from these classic stereotypes Texas also performs an integral role in the U.S. economy.
In 2016, Texas was ranked as the second largest state economy in the U.S., attributed to their fast economic and job growth. In fact, in 2015 Texas produced $1.59 trillion regarding their economic output, making them the 10th largest economy in the world.
In addition to this, the approximant disposable personal income of Texans was around $42.724 in 2016, slightly higher than the average for the 2016 disposable personal income of the U.S. as a whole; approximately $39.171.
Taking into account statistics such as this, it is evident that Texas is both a critical contributor to the U.S. and the global economy, in addition to being a desirable destination for exports and investments.
Texas and Italy relations
One economic relation of particular importance to Texas is the one shared between this state and Italy.
In 2016 Texas received imports totaling $2.968 million dollars directly from Italy. This figure accounted for approximately 1.3% of their total imports in 2016. Furthermore, Italy is ranked 14th in regards to foreign countries Texas receives most imports. There is also an organization known as Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas (IACC), established in Houston in 1992.
Some of the sectors within the Texas marketplace that have potential to expand in regards to Made in Italy products include food & wine, mechanics, fashion, and high-end furniture. There is frequently an association between products with this Made in Italy branding and a perception of luxury. Taking this high-quality view of Italian products into consideration and the recent increase in Texans disposable income, an opportunity gap becomes apparent for Italian products to experience success within the luxury markets of Texas.
In addition to high quality, Italy is also well-known for their rich culture, particularly in regards to their delicious food, passionate communication style, and their overall family oriented welcoming way of life. This positive perception of Italian culture heightens the demand for Italian products linked to their unique lifestyle.
Therefore, products found within both the food & wine and fashion sectors have a significant appeal to Texan consumers due to their perceived cultural association. While Texas may experience stereotypes such as having cowboys and barbecue in abundance, Italy has stereotypes of its own centered upon their vibrant and beautiful culture.
Products with the statement Made in Italy have a certain allure about them; consumption of these items providing a means for foreigners to consume this captivating culture. With the Texas economy currently so robust and the high level of disposable income recognized within this state, Italian businesses should take into consideration the benefits associated with expanding their products and capturing the potential profits found within this market segment.
Fonte: a cura di Exportiamo, di Morgan Caldarera, email@example.com
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IBS North America is the exclusive organizer of the Italian Pavilion at the International Franchise Expo scheduled in New York at the Jacobs Javits Center from 15th to 17th June 2017.
IFE is the largest franchise expo in the world and represents a great opportunity to deal with hundreds of international formats and meet thousands of investors from all over the world.
Meet the “Made in Italy Retail” in New York: Illy Caffè, Doppio Malto, Jaked, Carpisa, Yamamay and Amorino are glad to exhibit for the first time at the International Franchise Expo!
Cibo Italia operates as a bridge between the US and Europe. Birthed from a lifetime of experience and strong product knowledge which is constantly evolving. Cibo Italia distinctiveness lies is the ability to organize and manage a professional sales network which responds to individual client needs all the while respecting each producer’s philosophy. Visiting the booth #1558 you can be delighted by authentic italian products such as:
- Prosciutto Italiano
- Prosciutto di Parma
- Prosciutto San Daniele
- Prosciutto Cotto
- Balsamic Nera Crema
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Calabrian Whole Hot Peppers
- Calabrian Crushed Peppers
The real Made in Italy from Cibo Italia is waiting for you!
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New York City, April 2017 – From Monday, May 15th to Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, the very best of Florentine craftsmanship, food and wine comes to downtown New York City for three days of exhibitions, events and meetings. “Florence in New York” features prestigious Florentine and Tuscan brands interested in opening up to foreign markets, showcasing their unique products and services for the first time in the US. The threeday trade show will take place on the entire 29th floor of the 180 Maiden Lane skyscraper in the Financial District, and will feature a large range of unique products from Italian small and medium companies directly from Tuscany, Italy. NYC skyline view meets Florence ambiance. Amidst stunning New York City skyline views, the space is divided into several exhibitions areas and social spaces. Surrounded by delicious Italian food and wine that features what’s special from Tuscany, beautiful handcrafted products and a unique setting deliver a Tuscan mood. For a moment, it’s like you’re in Tuscany, appreciating the excellence of our artisans.
Opening night Monday, May 15th is an exclusive inviteonly affair. The evening will open with a unique performance by the flag bearers of the historic Florentine parade, showing their amazing skills for the very first time in the US. Following a dinner of traditional, exceptional Tuscan products paired with Chianti Classico wine tasting, orchestrated by chef Massimo Tanini of La Cantinetta di Bolgheri. After dinner, there will be a charity auction of artisan products of Tuscan excellence (a portion of proceeds will benefit Food Bank For New York City) and a concert with baritone Devid Cecconi and soprano Georgina Stelbow accompanied on the piano by maestro Massimo Barsotti. During the event, master craftsmen will show the American public their skills by creating unique handcrafted pieces ”live”. Guest of honor on opening night is Chef Gabriele Corcos, Florentine Chef‐Entrepreneur, Star of Cooking Channel’s Extra Virgin, The New York Times Best Selling Author and James Beard Award Recipient. Ticket price of opening night is $180.00 per guest ‐ a percentage of proceeds will benefit Food Bank For New York City, the city’s major hunger‐relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Tickets can be bought online at: florenceinnewyork.com
Tuesday, May 16th and Wednesday, May 17thwill feature two full days of trade show events, seminars, meetandgreets, and business connection workshops. Through this event, Consorzio Vasari provides an opportunity for North American professionals to meet new suppliers, conduct business meetings, network with others in retail and discover new products. You can register for free at: florenceinnewyork.com
Credits & Event Collaborators
This event is made possible by Consorzio Vasari, created to support small and medium Tuscan enterprises, with the patronage of the Italian Trade Agency, the Tuscany Region, the City of Florence, CNA Firenze, Confartigianato Firenze, Confindustria Firenze and ibridge. IBS North America is supporting Consorzio Vasari since the first approach to the american market with a long-term expansion objective. Each of these governmental and business entities build networks that drive real business. Vania Terzo, President of the Consorzio Vasari, explains, “We are proud to support small and medium‐sized companies of Florentine excellence, whose products and services are in great demand globally for their taste and style.” The Florence in New York Trade Show is the first of a series of initiatives that Consorzio Vasari has planned in the United States to establish long‐term business relationships. Their mission is to act as a bridge between Florentine expert craftsmen and US operators, establishing itself as guarantor of “Made in Tuscany” quality and excellence. Florence in NY for Food Bank For New York City Consorzio Vasari supports Food Bank For New York City and their mission to end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity.
To learn more, please visit: foodbanknyc.org
For more information and to register, please visit: florenceinnewyork.com
Facebook page: FlorenceinNewYork
Also this year IBS North America and IBS Trading will participate in the Summer Fancy Food 2017 with an own booth to guide the Italian companies that want to exhibit in the most important North American event concerning the Food&Beverage industry. We will support the companies on promotion and distribution of the authentic Italian products. The exhibition will take place on 25th to 27th June at the Javits Center in New York.
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Friday 4th November, during the “31° Salone del Franchising” in Milan, will be held the convention “Franchising and Made in Italy: a perfect combination to enter in the U.S. market”, with a particular focus about the franchising market in the United States.
The convention’s supervisor will be Alessio Gambino, CEO of IBS North America.
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Tuesday 8 November 2016, in New York, will be held the workshop “Professionals and enterprises towards new markets” which will be attended by important institutions such as:
• Italian Consulate
• American Chamber of Commerce in Italy
• Italy-America Chamber of Commerce
• ICE New York
• Primary credit institutions
• Primary professional consultants
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After months of employment increasing, the American jobs machine cooled in April.
In according to the Labor Department there was an increase of 160,000 in payrolls during April, after the best two-year stretch for the job market since the tech-fueled boom of the late 1990s.
The unemployment rate, which is tied to a separate survey of households, stayed at 5 percent.
The New Hampshire has been - in 1776 - the first of American States to declare its independence from the English motherland and the first to adopt an autonomous constitution.
The state provides good level of infrastructure thanks to a well-developed road and motorway network of over 25,000 km and the availability of 4 airports.
The capital - Concord - is a small town of just 42,000 inhabitants and also the other two main cities of the state are small, Manchester and Nashua with respectively 110,000 and 86,000 inhabitants, but residents are considered quite lucky because - looking at the indicators - the quality of life in New Hampshire is great: the average per capita income of over 60 thousand dollars a year, unemployment is below the national average (standing at 4.9%) and, more generally, the environment is favorable to do business.
The tax system can be considered the flagship of the State as there is no consumption tax, income (dividends and interest rates are taxed at 5%), capital gains, machinery and equipment industrial, no tax on real estate as well as any registration fee can not be detected. Clearly this situation is offset, at least partially, from local taxes even if the New Hampshire remains one of the states with the lightest taxation within the Union.
The Summer Fancy Food, now in its 61st edition, is the most important international trade fair in the food sector by aggregating under the same roof the main producers of food specialties and international buyers from all over the world. There will be around 25,000 buyers and 2,500 exhibitors.
The summer edition will be held as usual in New York City, at the renovated Jacob Javits Center, on 26th June to 28th and will be an opportunity to showcase the best of Made in Italy products.
IBS North America LLC, a strategic consulting firm for the internationalization of companies in the American market, and IBS Trading INC, import food companies, will be the promoter for Italian companies of the Italian agri-food chain, representing, at the own private booth on the 1 floor of the convention center, some of the Italian excellences.
The IBS Group with its holding, also provides companies, convenient services to facilitate and maximize the experience of the Summer Fancy Food Show. The services offered, through direct presence on US territory, are concentrated in assistance for FDA authorization (Food and Drug Administration), advice on packaging and labeling standards, marketing consulting and communications through the preparation of brochures, web sites and company profile. The last but not least, the management of logistics concerning the importation of products and samples. The services also include the organization of B2B meetings before and after the fair and participation in workshops and training events.
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We want to present a brief summary of each state. We start from the first: IOWA
Iowa is a small Midwestern state of 3.1 million people - according to the latest data available in 2014 - land of farm, ranch and here there is the largest number of pigs farmers and wheat’s producers from across the United States.
In 2014, Iowa’s exports by value were to amount to 15.1 billion dollars, while the main destination markets were Canada (4.6 billion), Mexico (2.3 billion), China (943 million) and Brazil (502 million). The companies involved in international activities were approximately 3,500, of which almost all (83%) are SMEs with less than 500 employees.
Iowa is rich in mineral resources (limestone, sand, gravel, gypsum and coal) but the most significant item of the economy is agriculture, which accounts for 5% of the state GDP and cultivated (corn land , hay, oats, sugar beet, wheat and fruit) occupy 75% of the state’s surface and as mentioned the other important resource is the farming of pigs and cattle, while forestry - especially timber for construction and cabinet making - and fishing are less important.
Iowa is also innovative and it’s easy to do business as the lowest costs to businesses operating there, relying on a skilled workforce and a labor law and a dynamic and flexible business climate that encourages the installation of new production facilities.
In recent years thanks to a careful policy of incentives and investments, Iowa has established itself as a pioneer in the field of renewable energy and as the first state in the nation to wind generation and the development of the entire value chain related to the wind power generation, a further asset in addition to proven logistic and strategic advantages to be found in the efficient and widespread network of interstate highways, in the recent investments in railway infrastructure, which ensure competitive costs in terms of transportation choices and access to markets, as demonstrated by the choice of many companies that are installed precisely because of the significantly lower cost compared to other cities of the US.
It’s the second and last day of Taste of Italy in Houston, Texas.
IBS North America with Italy-America Chamber of commerce of Texas participate to the event and they represents italian Sme of food and beverage for US market.
Today there will be B2B networking with tasting of Italian products.
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