Signed the agreement between Icide and the partners of Sichuan
The work of Icide, the new service company of Furniture Cluster of Friuli Venezia Giulia, dedicated to the internationalization of Made in Italy companies, has begun. In Trieste, in the offices of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, during the Italy-China forum - meeting that consolidates the role of China as a strategic partner of Friuli Venezia Giulia in economic relations - the agreement was signed with the Chinese partners of the Sichuan area, province of 90 million inhabitants.
The objective is promoting the commercial exchanges through the International Center of Italian Design owned by the Furniture Cluster of Friuli Venezia Giulia, with the intention to establish a working relationship with the partners of the agreement (Chengdu Yiqidao Cultural Industry and Design Development and Sichuan ILO Design and Space Arts Cultural Diffusion LTD).
The agreement was signed by the Director of the Furniture Cluster of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the sole Directory of Icide, Mr. Carlo Piemonte, in the presence of President of Furniture Cluster of Friuli Venezia Giulia Mr. Franco di Fonzo and the Vice President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Mr. Sergio Bolzonello, who thanked the administrators of the Furniture Cluster of Friuli Venezia Giulia "for the extraordinary work done over these years, in particular in the last two years. If the Furniture Cluster of Friuli Venezia Giulia exists it is thanks to the determination of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, and in particular of the Companies and of the Furniture Cluster of Friuli Venezia Giulia itself, with results that give opportunities and go to strike deep into the economic dynamics of our Region ". "Why Italy chooses our area to invest? - said Xin Wang, President of the Italy-China Project Foundation and Director of the Sichuan Investment Promotion Agency in Italy and Switzerland -. Because in the next decade it will be the most strategic area in China and the most attentive to design and made in Italy. And we are ready to promote Italian Companies, which in the West of China will find about 600 million potential consumers. We want to be a bridge for an Italy-China exchange according to the "one belt one road" policy - said Jie Xue, co-founder of the Chendung Yiqidao Jie Xue Center -, we will take to our Chinese friends the magnificent Italian culture and its design" .
The agreement is a starting point, certainly not an arrival, for a long-term project in the medium and long term - said Mr. di Fonzo -. Collaborating with China means taking a path, not just a journey. We will work as Furniture Cluster of Friuli Venezia Giulia in order to promote international relations in favor of Friuli Venezia Giulia . Today is really a huge step ahead for creating concrete and long lasting relationships between the two countries". The goal of the project is to create an Experience Center in which Chinese users can experiment and live Made in Italy experiences. "Not just furniture, but the entire Italian" life-style "- adds Piemonte -, of which they will have a taste in the next days of meeting and work, dedicated to making known the beauty and potential of our territory to the province of Sichuan, which with its 90 million inhabitants it is becoming more and more an important center for the economy of China".