Looking for new business opportunities on shopping online in Asia? Get a chance on Vietnam

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There is a real Vietnam’s booming for new perspectives on business development’ opportunities.  It’s time to consider that if relocation of production and supply chain is already growing a lot,  on doing that we are introducing society and workers into new era of consumptions:  the on line sales. Even if we cannot compare the consumers from Vietnam to chinese users for that it could concern skills and experience about do shopping online or access to credi card’s payment methods   (about 35% of population now got complete access to the web and approximately 32 millions of people represent potential market for online sales) we have to admit that the potential of this growing market is really big; in fact big operators from Asia like Rakuten is already investing on promoting their online selling platforms on vietnamese web scenario.

According with Dezan Shira’s research, VECITA ( Vietnam’s E-commerce and Information Technology Agency ) affirms that by 2015, 40-50 percent of the country’s population will be online and will spend around US$150 per capita on e-commerce purchases.

Cause the 73% of users are under 35 years old marketing online is basically focused on specific communication’s strategy that  involves and make young users really interested on promotional campaigns and brand-stories introduced on social networks.

Clothes, shoes and cosmetics represents more than 60 % as most popular categories bought online, followed by technology and electronic products that represent 30% of the whole online sales. About business opportunities for operators on this field for sure we should consider IT companies specialized on online secure – payment’s methods as web developers with particular skills and experiences about creation and management of online stores.

Cause the country seems to lack of skilled labors with experience on such contents the government is investing on internship programs to introduce students in international projects developed in cooperation with big private groups (like Intel for example) with specific purpose to create skilled environment to start boosting these resources in behalf of the e-commerce.

As advisor for business development’s opportunities on eastern asia markets i firmly suggest to operators and investors related with this field to consider approaching Vietnam like market should be discovered as soon as possible to get into fundamentals positions for that will be in the near future new important market for online sales.

That’s why we are intensifying our network of professional cooperations in Vietnam with consulting companies and business mediators that can assist our clients and direct investments during entry market’s crucial step.I think that we should consider that population is already over 90 millions and there’s fast growing middle class there that makes Vietnam an attractive location for businesses.  As we can see in the following graph (cfr research published on Dezan Shira & Associates newsletter about Vietnam) the payment’s method commonly used is still cash after delivery! That really helps us to understand that also the bank system will have crucial role in this revolution for  “modernization of the country” about online shopping and the most important thing is the society is just still starting to think about new perspectives to save money and then to use them for expenditures. Most of the people never thought about the meaning of bank accounts, credit card etc.

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It’s time for operators involved on these key sectors (online marketing, social media communication and strategy, online payments, web developers) to consider Vietnam as new frontier to introduce services for local investors and distributors; the awareness of the importance to build network of cooperation to build up new structure of business is going to become deeper day by day. In Italy i followed personally some training programs for start up companies focused on IT and online sales that were approaching chinese market.

In China as well the revolution has been already boosted from several different frontiers of operative businesses and european’s Know how still represents very important resource for chinese investors, but i think that normative conditions that vietnames government is offering to develop some key sectors are really attractive and should get considered as parallel opportunity beyond chinese dream.

For further info or to introduce your business proposal contact me, we’ll be glad to support you with our partnered team of professionals in Hanoi

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Regional network in Lombardia for international cooperation and development

When cross culture reaches successful goals about contents mediated with events, researches and creativity it’s time to consolidate these visions and interests on mutual and concrete base. That’s exactly the way we’re approaching this aim with our international contest called Switch on Your creativity: with official patronage of Milano Expo 2015 and technical support of partnered companies and sponsors we launched the special award called “International Dialogue among Cultures 2013 – 2014”. We involved young artists from Japan, Korea, China, Italy and other european countries, making them protagonists of our event introducing personal artistic vision on topic of sustainable development  in the city of Expo.

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Thanking this edition of the contest we’ve made tight cooperation among well framed institutions, companies and organizations: our purpose basically consist of  relaunch of international perspectives for economic operators and cross cultural cooperation among key players from diversified fields.

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Even if we guaranteed scholarships for winners of the first edition of the contest, now we’re getting busy on promotion of their artworks on regional scene, aware that through culture and arts is possible to accomunate mutual projects and skills to consolidate new operative sphere for the territory. As follows some projects announced briefly during last vernissage of our exhibition held in Lodi at Punto Enel: main partner of our promotional agenda developed for topics about Expo and International Dialogue.

English 4 Expo: special intensive training program for operators and professionals based on exercises for daily conversation during the year of the expo. We really trust that international vision useful to achieve concrete results on international markets or through international potential target can be improved only with high level’s skills on communication and listening comprehension. With mother tongue experts of communication we’re going to present 1 month intensive program 4 hours x week. The project is managed in cooperation with C.U.P.I. and Asian Studies Group Italia as twinned centre in charge of involvement of US trainers in cooperation with IES Abroad Foundation. The course will be offered for FREE! (only CUPI annual membership fee’s necessary)

Mission to Japan 2014: being there to improve connections on time for Expo, that’s our aim we would like to get by business tour in Kobe planned for winter 2014. B2b platform will be introduced on italian side by ADM-EA Consulting Firm from Milan in cooperation with C.U.P.I. and japanese organizations for international trade and business development’s opportunities for foreign investments. Asian Studies Group Italia will provide free mediation’s tools in italian / japanese languages and orientation – coaching services before departure. The program will be offer for FREE only flight ticket and hotel’s reservation needed. (must be members of CUPI Association).

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Cause we are going to make these programs as core – activities for Lodigiano Area (south Lombardy) about the operative projects of Lodi Verso Expo (Lodi towards Expo) we’re also introducing that like special networking cooperations’s opportunity for local institutions and specific association in representation of professionals, corporates and key sectors.

I trust for real that it’ll be absolutely useful for the territory to present well framed offers and participation to japanese counterpart, such mission it’ll be great occasion to introduce second step of the B2b dialogue between operators: discover business potential in the year of the EXPO being protagonists of negotiation and deals in our territory as well,  where we are already managing agenda of contents and investment’s proposals for 2015, when Milan it’ll be capital of the world.

For further info about English 4 EXPO and Mission Japan 1.0. by CUPI check the Association’s portal www.cupiproject.com (such projects will be featured from May 2014)

 

 

New JV for italian brand in Japan. Modena: when coffee can represent identity of territory

It’s time to join well framed marketing strategy for Cagliari S.p.A on japanese market. The occasion to take part new internationalization’s project has been introduced by japanese partners and the historical coffee-brand from Modena decided to make then this step ahead with those enthusiasm and passion that such cooperation needs to improve italian presence on japanese sales scenario

Personally involved into preliminary step for analysis about participation of specific shareholders and settlement of Kabushiki Gaisha in Japan, I’m proud of professional cooperation that has taken place with Apmi – CONFIMI Modena with mediation od Dr. Silvia Faith and general export management from Cagliari S.p.A, Mr. Cosimo Pintore.

Immediately we understood that such JV might create real opportunities to promote Coffee from Modena in Japan and at the same time it could represent concrete start to build up network of synergies that can involve also culture, local manufacturing excellencies and territorial promotion in one of most important markets in the world for italian exports.

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Such well framed vision of doing territorial marketing has been introduced by japanese distributors and investors who are managing some promotional events in Hiroshima area and in some other prefectures in Japan introducing the brand of Cagliari and Modena’s excellencies: イタリアの美食の街 The city of gastronomy (beauty as meal) in Italy, that’s the claim which the new Cagliari International Japan LTD is going to be boosted during several micro-exhibitions concerning Italy and territorial promotion for Modena’s area.

One of our partners is JTB Chugoku Shikoku, main local branch of biggest japanese tour operators that is investing on mutual strategy to promote Italy with its food and beauty and they’re improving strong communication to discover Modena as city of Ferrari, Pavarotti, Aceto Balsamico and more.

In this vision Coffee represents tradition, quality and taste. According with business strategy shared between board of directors we are going to set up promotional office / shop in Hyogo prefecture ion the city of Kobe that got long tradition about imports of european brands and well known for passion about coffee and pretty high standards of sales.

As consulting studio in Milan we are also managing new business missions towards Hyogo Prefecture for October 2014 as start’s point for B2b relations with japanese potential investors / partners. For sure such occasion that could be considered as useful platform to intensify more new joint – cooperations during next Milan Expo 2015. I think that Cagliari International Japan LTD will be able to be at the head position for new business projects that will need network of trustable players between Italy and Japan.