Participate in the International Franchise Expo with IBS North America
IBS North America will lead the Italian operators to the International Franchise Expo scheduled in New York from 15th to 17th June 2017 at the Jacob Javits Center.
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.
IBS North America will be the exclusive organizer of the Italian pavilion.
Exportiamo, the first Italian portal entirely focused on issues about internationalization, will be media partner of the event, documenting the three-days event with reportage, streaming and interviews.
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"Franchising and Made in Italy: a perfect combination to enter in the U.S. market"
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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"Professionals and enterprises towards new markets"
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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New: Employment's data in the US
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.
Exploring the USA - NEW HAMPSHIRE
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.
IBS at the Summer Fancy Food 2016, New York
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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Exploring The USA - IOWA
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.
Taste of Italy 2016 - Texas - Houston
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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The 'Made in Italy' as a lifestyle
Food, family, God, so Italy has won the race for beauty.
The site of CNN dedicated a series of articles in the past design, present and future of our country: ‘Italian Style’. In the first article, the space is dedicated to Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini and the meaning of ‘Made in Italy.
The “Made in Italy” brand itself initially developed organically, as companies manufacturing their goods in Italy began to see a business advantage in the tag.
IV Summit Italy Meets the United States of America
IBS North America participates to IV Summit Italy Meets the United States of America organized by Amcham Italy in collaboration with Ernst & Young and Italian Business & Investment Initiative
The fourth edition of a one-of-a-kind summit is aimed at discussing what is changing in Italy and the opportunities Italy presents for American corporates and investors, as well as to discover how the American market can be better explored by Italian companies.
The agenda will cover four primary content areas:
1. Why Italy?
Geopolitically, in a very critical junction of world affairs (especially in the Middle East), Italy’s strategic geographical position and knowledge of this area are critical in addressing the wave of instability that could potentially harm economic growth.
From a regulatory perspective, Italy is implementing far-reaching reforms in sectors critical to business (such as labor law, justice, tax reduction, public administration, schools) and becoming an increasingly business-friendly country.
3. Italy’s competitiveness and unknown excellences
Italy can boast being recognized as excelling in strategic high tech sectors (robotics, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, high tech)together with other traditional sectors such as food and fashion.
These equally attractive industries and companies are not as well-known abroad but still can be appealing for US investors and on the other side can take advantage of expanding internationally.
4. Large Corporations and their role to strengthen Italy’s positioning in the US
The complexity of global business today requires artful collaboration toward a common goal. Italy proposes a systemic approach led by progressive Italian CEOs, who will take part in the panels and whose stories can open the way to cross-border opportunities.
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Ferrari jumps on the Stock Exchange with the entry of Soros
In Milan, the brand of Cavallino jumped upwards up to 33,68 Euros (+ 7.9%), after the spread of the news of the input financier George Soros in the capital of the company.
According to reports, Soros would already joined Ferrari with 850,000 shares, representing 0.45% of total capital.
The stake, worth around 28 million euros ($31.2 million), is a sign of support for Ferrari, which is controlled by the Agnelli family and Piero Ferrari, the son of founder Enzo. The carmaker has battled analyst skepticism about its prospects as a stand-alone company following the full spinoff from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NVat the beginning of 2016.
US-ASEAN Summit in California
Today and tomorrow the US president Barack Obama will meet in California the 10 leaders of the countries of ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian Nations) for the Us-ASEAN summit.
The summit is set to discuss a broad range of issues, from maritime security cooperation to technological entrepreneurship
The White House decision to host ASEAN leaders at the same venue where U.S. President Barack Obama previously received Chinese president Xi Jinping symbolized the increasingly pivotal role the U.S. was according ASEAN as an institution.
The TPP gets signed
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has just been signed over in New Zealand and it represents the world’s largest trade deal.
The 12 ministers in Auckland yesterday for the signing were relentlessly positive about its likely benefits to their economies and to the ease of trade in goods and services.
The TPP has two years to be ratified but will not come into force unless the US and Japan ratify it.
A new deal about Eu-Us Privacy
Yesterday Europe and the US have reached an agreement for the transfer of personal data of users.
In October, a ruling by the European Court of Justice had made void the deal that regulated the issue, the so-called Safe Harbor.
The new agreement will be called Eu-Us Privacy Shield
Milano Unica - New York - II^ Edition
IBS North America partecipated to Milano Unica II^ Edition in New York, the special appointment with Italian textiles and accessories.
A strategic move in an important, mature and fashion-conscious market. Made in Italy textiles have always been an international reference point for top-end clothing production.
MU New York features prestigious materials for men’s and women’s collections; avant-garde materials for the “fashion” market; traditional and novelty shirting fabrics; denim; accessories.
First US oil shipment arrives in Europe
The first US oil tanker arriving in France since Washington.
It’s a critical moment for an industry that is facing plummeting prices and oversupply.
Oil prices have plummeted by almost 75 percent over the past 18 months, as Saudi Arabia has been cutting prices to oust high-cost oil producers from the market.
Last year was marked by competition in the European oil market. Saudi Aramco actively reduced the price of its oil and began shipping to Poland, traditionally a Russian customer.
World Economic Forum's 46th annual meeting
The elite world find themselves today in Switzerland for the annual conference of the World Economic Forum.
There will be four key issues under discussion: the impact of technology on economic changes, emerging markets, the possibility of Brexit and slowing Chinese growth.
This year’s theme is “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
Havana Club in the USA, a new war between Cuba and Bacardi
The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted trademark registration for Havana Club rum, the most famous Cuban brand, to Cubaexport, Cuban public company, deleting the prohibition in force. The decision will reignite tensions between Cuban government and Bacardi, which sells Havana Club rum in the United States since 1994, after having acquired the rights for the sale in the country by the Arechabala, the founding family, who left Cuba - as did the Bacardi - in the ’60s, after the government had nationalized the brand. The Bacardi Havana Club is produced in Puerto Rico.
The revolutionary Rum, from a 1993 agreement, is distributed worldwide, excluding the US, the French multinational Pernod Ricard, which would pay for that exclusive to Fidel Castro more than fifty million dollars. The decision of the Patent and Trademark could reopen the battle for the US market of rum, allowing the Cuban government to sell Havana Club rum in the United States, for the first time in decades, after removing the embargo US.
Currently the main market for rum Havana Club is Europe, with Germany in the lead, and France, Italy and Spain to follow.
Great success for the export of Italian wine in the USA
Italy strengthens its leadership in the US market with $ 1.3 billion of wine exported in 2015 (more than 1.4 billion euro).
Under the US special plan funded by Mise and Ice for the promotion of wines and food products abroad, back in business Vinitaly International in the United States.
Next steps: San Francisco (January 17 to 19) at the Winter Fancy Food Show, in New York (7-9 February) and Miami (February 10). It will return to New York in May, after Canada and China in February and March, and then in June will be the turn of the FMI Connect Chicago (20-23 June) and again in New York with the participation at the Summer Fancy Food (26 -28 June).
Taste of Italy - Texas - Houston
IBS North America, in collaboration with Italian Chamber of Commerce in Texas, organizes the participation of Italian companies operating in the Food & Beverage at the promotional event “Taste of Italy” in Texas, Houston from 2 to 3 March 2016.
Who can participate?
Italian Food & Beverage’s producers or consortium
Its strategic location, infrastructure, incentive policies and tax relief. Texas is ranked number 12 among the largest economies in the world. It has 26 million inhabitants and is - by extension - second only to Alaska. Cost of living 10% lower than the US average and purchasing power 13% higher than the US average. Unemployment rate at 4.1%.
Houston is the largest city in growth among all major US cities. In the last three years the Houston area has grown by 6.7%, counting today about 6 million people. The cost of living is the lowest among major US cities with an average income that is around $ 75,000 per year. The food and beverage sector is a lead foot to the economy of Houston.
How to promote my business?
Each exhibitor met potential buyers in their field from the state of Texas and others 3-5 from other states.
Who will I meet?
• Buyers of large retail chains, restaurant chains and individual restaurants and restaurant’s association
• Distributors and importers who in turn serve dozens of clients in the chain Food & Beverage, both locally, by a single State or of more ‘States.
• Specialized and Food bloggers.
How to partecipate?
Each manufacturer will have a station and it can expose their product and make taste to the buyers.
Hilton Post Oak, 4 stars diamond in Galleria - Houston. The exhibitors will be accommodated in the Hotel hosting the event and will receive discounted rates.
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