I’m really proud to announce that finally we’ve done it – We’ve created a new platform which we wanna boost new opportunities to make contemporary societies and young artists into mutual comparison to create something of absolutely useful for common contents we’re going to analyze and also really creative about cultural perspectives we want to promote with specific agenda of activities.
That’s the aim of Switch on Your Creativity – the cross cultural laboratory presented and sustained by Asian Studies Group, the organization which I manage in Italy, focused on didactic and orientation’s services for professionals and careers toward east Asia.
As first edition with patronage of Milano Expo 2015 and support of Punto Enel Milano, where the event will be opened on 19 of february 2014, we decided to create contest about sustainable development in Milan, the city of the next international EXPO, and on introducing that we made european and asian young artists as part of real artistic dialogue about such topic.
With this contest we would to introduce also the first edition of specific exhibition named with “Award for International Dialogue of Cultures” – many young students from Europe and Asia joined our contest and we think it represents a great occasion to start feeling of being part of the same world, a place where everybody can interact with own vision (and the vision of own group / nation) without forgetting how important it is today to build common structures of communications and relations.
I think that such start could offer for future occasions a really good reference that it’ll be useful on remind us what kind of project we have managed before, helping us on preparing always attractive solutions.
During this first edition we have guided young artists between 18 – 28 years old into personal research about the meaning of sustainable development: we got really optimistic visions about perspectives of future and global society like something of bright and able to sustain new dimension of common good for everybody as we got some works full of criticism about environmental pollution or high energy’s consumption like something that we don’t to get but we absolutely need to feed world’s machine –
It has been really interesting see how for example european vision always put the individual-action in the center of dimension of development (good or bad it could be) whereas asian vision focused the aesthetic research more into role that societies should take on about human – world / cities – environment relations.
As I said many times it’ s fundamental to understand how such different perception of the role of individual marks out the social charisma of specific nation / society; from such perception we should start to discuss about important topics introduced by global events like next EXPO’s edition will take place in Milan in 2015.
Cross cultural dynamics are always our mission.
See you on 19 of february in via broletto 44 at Punto ENEL.
Small group of italian people speaking korean… it’s not only cool and really exciting for those aspects may concern cross culture and linguistic vision, but I think it could be considered a new point of start for that we can call “perception of post modern melting pot in Milan”.
It was really nice today to introduce to our members, smart people who really love our “way of melting cultures”, Mr Koh General Consul of Republic of Korea in Milan, during diploma ceremony for our students whom are taking part to Korean classes in Asian Studies Group.
The occasion was really important on creating new perspective of cooperation for cultures and societies between Italy and Korea.
It would be a periodic appointment really useful for the organization I’m running as president and director of studies, on make our students more involved in international dynamics embracing eastern Asia cultures.
As they showed us today they’re really studying hard ‘cause they want to face with Korean market and local players with competence and concrete knowledge about communications strategies and charismatic approach.
Language is for sure one of most high-value ways to get more familiar with so different cultures.
We’re supporting as much as we can the Korean Boom in Italy and official courses for this language are already started in Milan, Rome, Padova and Turin and we’re busy on managing well framed contents and diversified levels, in particular taking care of specific needs for whom desire to study for specific purposes of certifications.
The next step for me will consist about planning of business tour in Korea focused on meetings that will help my organization to provide tailor made services for university students, research centers, young professionals looking for opportunities of relocation for their career, associations that operate on international projects and exchanges: Korea is really looking towards Europe and Milan will host one of most important events of the century for that may concern sustainability and development of productive processes.
Market is ready for sure to boost international opportunities of dialogue, but we have to think also about people: business needs always patience, passion and of course people.
I always use the rule of 3 P during my training programs for corporates, cause I think that the human element represent a fundamental to plan winner strategy on approaching external markets. As advisor for internationalization of companies on eastern asia markets I feel really comfortable with commercial issues but european corporates need more time to consider that economic systems are first of all different for that may concern people… and starting with education, investing on people time and resources will be for sure the right step for successful approach.
I’m really happy to start new year introducing something of very important for professional and personal commitment in Italy on cultures and languages from East Asia: after 1 year we’re really proud to announce the official calendar of introductory classes for chinese, japanese and korean languages in Turin.
In tight cooperation with Yoshin Ryu, our main partner for cultural and scientific activities in Piemonte Region, we’re going to offer to the territory high quality’s services about trainings, studies exchanges, internship opportunities and consulting for international cooperation between Europe, in particular Italy, and East Asia (Japan, China and Korea first of all).
Strategically the partnership in Turin between Asian Studies Group and Yoshin Ryu means to create common environment to boost mutual activities connecting two important poles for our centre (Milan and Turin) for that concerns projects about EXPO 2015 which we’re already hard working about.
We would really to intensify opportunities for a well structured platform that, from Turin and Milan, will involve professionals, university students, institutions and foundations to cooperate on international projects that could start to be concrete dimension for mutual co-working ventures.
EXPO 2015 will be for sure a incredible occasion to facilitate international dialogue’s opportunities and our mission will consist on reinforce cultural and social perception about the meaning of such dialogue and what kind of professional involvement it could bring for future generations.
On doing that we’re going to involve C.U.P.I. the Centre for Union of International Perspectives that is going to manage and focus with high attention on social / cultural / business involvement about international opportunities for development’s opportunities on the international scene. CUPI starts from Lombardia Region due its direct involvement in some territorial projects connected to EXPO that will take place on 2015 in Milan but represents already a concrete incitement for networking’s promotion and cross-level’s cooperation among commercial players, institutions and key operators.
When we talk about networking’s opportunities we always involve our partners from Asia and in particular that is real good way to boost also the activity of EU Networking Centre in Kobe, representative office of Asian Studies Group Italia that offers parallel solutions to university students, professionals and organizations in Japan to create
As Studies Centre, first of all we want to be sustainable! that’s why we’re going to start with free of charge introductory classes for japanese, chinese and languages.
Regular courses will start until the end of january and will continue for 2 quarterly sessions till summer when as usual we’ll introduce summer intensive classes and summer study travels in Japan China and Korea.
As Asian Studies Group is doing from 2006 in other branches (like Milan, Rome, Padova) our courses in Turin will train students to pass international proficiency’s tests about japanese, chinese and korean languages (JLPT – HSK – TOPIK) exactly as universities and academic courses are used to do.
We want to offer concrete tools following sustainable prices with well trained mother tongue staff and programs arranged with exclusive contents and materials by our Centre. For korean language for example, ASG started to edit one year ago special edition of textbook in italian language with grammar section and exercises and at the moment we’re first centre in Italy specialized on management of structured didactic levels for korean languages according with specific contents edited by internal scientific group.
We are ready for this new and important venture in Turin – For further info email@example.com
Sono davvero felice di iniziare l’anno introducendo qualcosa di davvero importante per me che opero con dedizione personale e quotidiana nella promozione delle lingue e delle attività interculturali a tema Asia orientale sul territorio italiano: l’inaugurazione di corsi introduttivi di lingue orientali nella città di Torino.
In stretta collaborazione con l’Associazione Yoshin Ryu, nostro partner principale per quanto concerne attività culturali e di spessore scientifico su tematiche di orientalistica per la Regione Piemonte, andiamo a presentare servizi di alto livello per tutto ciò che concerne formazione linguistica e culturale, opportunità di scambio e di viaggi studio, consulenza per rilocalizzazione professionale fra Europa e in particolari modo Italia e Asia orientale (Cina Giappone e Korea)
Strategicamente la collaborazione fra Yoshin Ryu e la nostra Asian Studies Group mira a creare un hub comune e ben strutturato per progetti che uniscano in ottica EXPO 2015 due poli di principale importanza quali Torino e Milano.
L’obiettivo è davvero di creare una base di collaborazione concreta che miri a coinvolgere studenti, professionisti, istituzioni e organizzazioni su temi di cooperazione internazionale che divengano poi occasioni reali di sviluppo per generazioni future nel dialogo comune che avvicini operatori e mercati. EXPO 2015 rappresenta una frontiera concreta di sviluppo di parametri di confronto e di relazione anche con interlocutori apparentemente e geograficamente distanti, avvicinati nell’occasione dell’esposizione internazionale da una contingenza di ricerca e di condivisione di contenuti.
Nel fare ciò non mancheremo di coinvolgere l’attività del CUPI, il Centro per l’Unione delle Prospettive Internazionali del territorio che ha iniziato di recente a raccogliere proposte di sviluppo e di confronto sul tema EXPO principalmente in Regione Lombardia avvicinando operatori diversificati e valorizzandone apporti eterogenei con finalità di networking e sviluppo relazionale.
Inoltre nell’inaugurare l’attività di ASG Torino, Centro Studi Orientali del Piemonte in collaborazione con Yoshin Ryu non mancheremo di coinvolgere direttamente interlocutori dall’Asia orientale già attivi nella collaborazione con Asian Studies Group Italia, come per il caso dell’EU Networking Centre di Kobe, ufficio di rappresentanza che viceversa dirige prospettive di scambio internazionale, rilocalizzazione professionale, studio e ricerca su Europa nei confronti di utenti giapponesi.
Anche nell’attività di centro studi però vogliamo per prima cosa offrire percorsi di studio che siano sostenibili! Ecco da qui l’avvio di corsi introduttivi gratuiti per la lingua cinese, giapponese e coreana che siano di preludio all’avvio dei due trimestri didattici regolari finalizzati all’acquisizione delle certificazioni internazionali di lingua (JLPT – HSK – TOPIK, obiettivi che Asian Studies Group persegue da anni sulle altre sedi di Milano, Roma e Padova) come già proprio di molteplici corsi universitari.
Offrire strumenti concreti per un apprendimento di alto livello ad un costo sostenibile, ecco la sfida principale del nostro centro che senza minimizzare l’attenzione ai contenuti didattici si interessa di editare direttamente da diversi anni moltissimi dei libri di testo attraverso un comitato scientifico interno. Libri che offrono così testimonianza di un percorso didattico ben strutturato e funzionale a proporre un valore aggiunto e di assistenza continuativa al miglioramento delle capacità linguistiche esercitate. Per la lingua coreana, per esempio, siamo attualmente il primo centro in Italia di profilo extra-accademico ad editare direttamente libri di testo in italiano che prevedano sezioni di grammatica ed esercizi funzionali alla suddivisione in trimestri studio secondo metodo Asian Studies Group.
Siamo ormai davvero pronti per questa importante e nuova avventura a Torino. Per info e iscrizioni firstname.lastname@example.org
As advisor for companies that are really looking towards international dimension to relaunch their businesses I’m pretty familiar with the importance that such dynamics on operating as international player can represent for development and production of SME.
Then, if we’re talking about italian contingent situation, in particular if we consider the perspective that actually productive policies and central executive government and local administration are providing for the common good of our national economic players, I think that immediately you’ll agree with me about the high value’s content that it could be represented by introducing free and inter structured platform among sector-operators and professionals to boost international effects into national markets, always looking forward to provide cross-social education and training about the meaning of such involvement for well framed comparison managed on international scenario.
No lobbies or real-politic’s games. Just concrete needs to build up network of efficient players that will make on sharing tools, vision and cooperation to develop diversified projects that will concern the relaunch of sectors, territories and marketing strategies on international dimension: welcome to C.U.P.I – Centre for Union of International Perspectives.
Let’s check together the presentation of CUPI following some important aspects:
What is C.U.P.I.?
Working board aimed to operate with well framed dialogue about the topic of internationalization’s of economic subjects from specific territories. First of all structured with joint cooperation of associations, sector-workers, professionals, representatives of categories, common citizens associated by interest on valorizing high profile’s dynamics for that concerns perspectives of international promotion of their activity; everybody joins the board with deep awareness about the importance of sharing results and aims to make mutual perspectives more concrete and functional into sustainable development’s frame.
To guide the territory towards concrete proposals for the relaunch of working opportunities, education and research’s development for an high value’s emancipation about international dialogue, reinforced by exchange experiences and professional comparisons collected in co-working atmosphere with well framed social cooperation’s activities. These operations will be also useful to create common consideration about the topic of international dynamics and international events that could bring more opportunities for the benefit of territory and players.
Board for operative dialogue about concrete projects of main importance under economic and institutional aspects (like EXPO 2015 and following editions, international fairs and seminars, EU funds and sustainable development’s opportunities for european SME, business tours and business missions, academical researches, feasibility studies applied to operative strategie for market entry’s dynamics)
Shared tools panel structured among supporters and members of C.U.P.I. with agreement to make more easy and sustainable the access to services form common goals and perspectives. comune.
Analysis and research activities to boost training opportunities and educational platform for social aims. Such activity represents concrete base to improve social participation and civil involvement into international dynamics
Where does it operate?
C.U.P.I. represents a long time highly “felt” and discussed project. As working board among professionals and organizations, it takes place in Milan and it embraces operators almost from the area Padano – Veneta, but it is already collecting energies and proposals from foreign partners and associations. In particular the Association that I manage as President and Director, Asian Studies Group well represents the cross cultural “soul” which we want to approach for example operators from East Asia – In tight connection we have already introduced the activity of EU Networking Centre in Japan from Kobe, and some consulting companies that operates on internationalization’s of SME on foreign markets, both EU and not EU markets. In particular in Bologna we are already working hard with Internazionalizza S.r.l. for that concerns some companies in that area and they are approaching Japan, China and Korea, and recently we’ve started to collect some contributions and proposals from GN Lex – legal firm with hq in Milan and operative branch in Shanghai. In Milan we well know the activity of CMEX China Milan Equity Exchange and Carone and Partners Legal firm which we’re used to consult frequently for some issues in behalf of our C.U.P.I.’s members. Recently we’re also cooperating with AITA – International Association for development of Advanced Technologies with hq in Rome with recent branch in Milan to assist some projects during Milan EXPO 2015.
In particular, concrete board for cooperation in behalf of key local sectors during Milan EXPO 2015 is one of our first high working points which we’ve introduced recently the activity of our group. ‘Cause in Milan operators, associations, professionals and companies are already working towards right and effective mood for the international event, we think that some borders- area like Province of Lodi, Province of Pavia and Brescia, Bergamo, Monza etc (and I’m not talking about local administration as politic entities..) should create more intense network of projects to boost the opportunity the Expo will bring us towards their local operators and territories. That’s why, for example, recently we’ve presented to Lodi Export (consortium for development of exporting opportunities for province or Lodi’s area) the proposal to join our discussion-group to focus on common aims for mutual benefit that international perspectives could bring to this area.
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During last training that I managed for companies and managers I put on focus this fundamental: talking about China needs to consider this country as well framed system and well built structure that really can be introduced as new business model for economic operators.
Recently I got opportunity to introduce macro economic elements, marketing strategy’s fundamentals, and geo-political issues about China during course issued in behalf of “Quadrifor” (special fund centered on didactic programs for managers) to 11 italian managers involved into diversified business missions on chinese markets; the first consideration that came to light is about the perception which most of companies (not only SME but multinationals as well) are used to have for internationalization of their businesses: re-locating on new market is almost considered doing export. Obviously on this way it’s really difficult to understand why it’s important to recognize into “Chinese System” elements that need holistic vision and deep awareness of its features to get approached correctly.
First of all, also on doing export, we need to consider that nowadays as chinese market we’re talking about several different “chinas”: some areas are getting more familiar with financial sector’s liberalization (Shanghai and Beijing for ex) and others are receiving benefits from “go west” policy facing with sustainment for development of infrastructures and key – sectors (Chongqing). We well know that we cannot also introduce national logistic net of services for our business in China and entry strategy must be fixed with local analysis, social involvement on expenditures that is different according with contingent local situations and sub cultures.
The new middle class as representation of urban revolution just now is going to express specific identity through expenditures and consumptions and some disastrous operations got in the past well clarified how we cannot consider easily urban population like mature middle class about way of approaching towards consumptions and goods.
The VAT pilot reform is direct expression of system that wants to be balanced and boosted by market and dynamics about development of political reforms could be understood more with vision of market’s socialism than communist rhetoric. Also the last third session of plenum of communist party specified how the next step for glorious health of chinese nation will be represented by circular movement towards urban revolution: where Mao started with countryside’s revolution, Xi Jinping will end it closing the circle with revolution that will involve countryside with urban development. Same class, same perspective, same salary, same conditions of being free with access to expenditures and consumptions. Giving back the land to the party the farmers will receive reimbursement to allow them to start new life in urban societies (the plenum recognized how it’ll be crucial point to reassure farmers with high amount for the land they will give back to the system) and soon the abrogation of “one child only law” will represent a new beginning with stimulus towards high population’s society with more needs but also with more power and efforts on building up strong system and consumptions.
The education of new generation on respect for tradition, common values, national stability and central power will confirm the prosecution of glorious chinese nation on boosting features that will characterize chinese model as major power nation on international economic scenario.
So, after 16 hours of intensive training about such perspective that is involving quickly chinese system, when I asked to some professionals joined my course, what do they recognize as new perception about China, some of them replied as follows
Marco Migliorini , Marketing Manager: as half italian – swedish I’m really sensitive to cross cultural elements and pretty curious about their influence on business dynamics and negotiation’s steps; that’s why I found this training very useful ‘cause it introduced technical matters and contents using cultural lens to explain features and tricky point of system that beyond business fundamentals consist of people
Marina Masci, Advisor: I confirmed my attendance to this program ‘cause it’s really important today focusing on concrete tools to understand better one of most important markets for contemporary economy; usually the common opinion look at China with “fear and suspect”, I think that’s usually it’ is cause we don’t have concrete vision to approach their culture and market. I found this opportunity of study and confrontation as useful and well structured and I’m sure now I’ll be able to face with China with better awareness.
Davide V., Export Manager: I’m thinking about professional relocation in China cause my company is dealing with this market and they needs my presence there. I think this course represented a concrete opportunity to understand more about chinese culture and society; in particular I think that we need to consider cross cultural and social aspects as fundamental key factors to approach chinese system on conscious way.
For me it was hard 2 days no stop teaching experience which I knew a lot about professionals who, even if with different projects and in different steps of their internationalization’s perspective, are getting involved with passion, respect and patience into chinese system. i’m pretty sure for them it’s gonna start a very crucial and important step in their professional life.. I wish to everybody all the best and good business in China! see you there!
It could sound strange when you receive an email with special invitation to introduce your activity and your network directly to the director of public diplomacy division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs… more interesting if we’re talking about of Ministry of Republic of Korea and the meeting has been hold at Korean General Consulate in Milan.
It means that something is changing at the same time with our perception of being in the middle of cross cultural dynamics that are influencing a lot social relations and economies all around the world. For me and for other groups that today represent something in connection with East Asia and Korea it was the clear demonstration about how Italy or other EU countries should improve skills on making own presence more familiar with international issues trying to involve also people, professionals and society in general; ‘cause the building of conscious inter nation community starts from the individual and that’s why the role of institutions are really important to facilitate such education.
By the way, the purpose of the meeting was to listen which projects are going to be managed about korean culture, korea language and also about general promotion of that it has been called “Korean Wave 한류 – 韓流” and refers to the frame is becoming famous mixing pop culture, music and cinema from South Korea. In particular through my speech I wanted to make the group of representatives of Ministry aware about the second step is going to follow the pop-culture’s boom: with such cultural – joint there will be also in Italy an improvement of image about Korea into more “organic vision”, I mean something like an holistic perception that will bring our “fan of Korea” more aware about new and different ways to approach and live a passion called Korea.
We must be ready to prepare structured services that can support such interest and make years of studies and researches about Korean system, language, economy, culture something orfreally concrete for careers and professions or for business communication among economic players between Asia and Europe.
I mean, even if K-pop music is very interesting cultural – social phenomenon and korean movies directors express very particular vision about esthetic and society in general that we are glad to appreciate for its features, I wanted to point out as Korea represents also a very special country that is going to introduce years of intense history built between two hard partners / fighters like China and Japan and that nowadays is going to embrace new vision of introducing productive and corporate system all around the world. It represents a place where now it s gonna be possible start dealing with, in particular if we got awareness of what South Korea represents, its booming economy and the characteristics of chaebol system.
Korea wants to meet Italy and it is becoming EU- lover for some issues, and after impressive action played by its corporates now wants to communicate who they are, what culture they have, which mutual opportunities could be shared and more… It was really nice to discuss with the director for international cooperation’s division, Mr Hong Jin -wook, introducing how our Asian Studies Group is going to promote in Italy and in Europe also with our partners in Malta where we are welcoming lot of korean students who are studying english there.
Our mission will start on providing well structured consulting services – system that has to offer information, support and tools to approach Korea starting as students during university age, but also as professionals or corporates that need to plan strategy for their approach or orientation’s service as scouting service as well. On doing that we’re going to keep always on mind like cross culture and mutual respect are the fundamentals which we need to take care about to plan the best communication and relation with korean partners.
We don’t want to be in competition with universities in Italy for oriental studies but we well know that universities cannot provide sometimes quick and effective services for whom needs to re-locate in Korea as post degree students or professionals.
So that’s why we’re more into cooperation’s projects that competition with entities that manage a different position in the educational system (and honestly i think that Universities should think more about other problems than looking to us as competitors).
If we wanna to prepare our national system to be good partner of eastern asia countries we should leave some lobby’s preferences and start thinking like part of same bodies that we need to make on moving fast and on harmonious way… Confucius said well and China.. Japan.. and also Korea.. can bring up their society on cooperative vision. Should we start do the same or not?
Usually when we think about Expo we immediately are used to refer our perception with companies, business development, research and technical discussions about progress in general, but most of the times we forget to consider how this event could be great opportunity for high value training programs and mutual networking for young professionals as well.
I joined my first post degree internship in Shanghai 2 years before Olimpic Games of 2008 and you should trust me when I say that 6 months of internship program was one of the most useful experiences I ever got in my life after my previous shocking experiences in Japan and China for studied purposes.
Now around 8 years later, I’m ready to offer something of similar to post degree students from Asia and I’m very excited on being part of such network.
There’re some personalities who well know how EXPO represents first of all great scenario to connect visions, enthusiasm and skills and as cross cultural mediator I really feel it also as best opportunity to share knowledges as advisor and professional.
That’s why I immediately agreed about the offer to include as professional studio in Milano some internship offers for university students and young professionals from East Asia and I’m very pleased to make on focus the activity of EU Networking Centre to boost these opportunities.
So as follows you’ll find some positions and benefits that EU Networking Centre in Japan is going to offer for some categories of university students and young professionals from China – Korea – Japan in Milan area, in cooperation with our studio as well.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4th of January 2014
INTERNSHIP PERIOD: 1st period 13 of January 2014 / 15 march 2014 2nd period 17 march / 17 of May 2014
CERTIFICATIONS: Certificate for completion of Internship (for university students) useful for academic curriculum
a) Consulting for cross cultural promotion and product marketing (2 positions)
b) Language Teacher and analyst for Intercultural process (3 positions)
c) Communication for NGO and Institutions for international students mobility (2 positions)
d) Business Communication for Corporates on international markets (1 position)
e) Promoter for international events and public relations / communication specialist (about design, contemporary art, fashion and young professional runner star up companies for international business development) (1 position)
the program also includes some intensive language training courses for italian and english (in Malta) and accommodation for special price of less than 2000 euros for 2 months of stay!
Due the special price fixed as no-profit offer and limited number of positions, the commission will keep on high consideration profiles introduced with well detailed cv, cross cultural experiences and first timers as interns in Italy.
Korea is driving fast, leaded by massive Chaebols through direct investments on international market, it is strengthening its role of well structured economy among eastern Asia players. Even if sometimes private industry boosted national image faster than political and institutional actions have done before, during last year, after nomination on February of new president of Republic of Korea, Park Geun-hye, more national leading has been observed in behalf of entrepreneurship.
We can consider the imminent event about water – business forum that is going to take place in Daegu City from 30 of october 2013 as relevant statement of such dimension of well framed cooperation. The aim of such team – play is clear: reinforce international position of South Korea as reliable market on doing business, promote national industry in particular about technical solution and R&D’s activity, focus on important topic like water that represent a substantial theme for economic and geo-political alliances among players of relevant position in the field.
This year’s expo and conference are co-organized by the Korea Water Forum, which is a Korean government agency and think tank in charge of its water-related policy, technological cooperation, and international partnership.
The subsidiary events for this year’s Water Conference include the 6th Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE) Conference, the Membrane Society of Korea General Meeting and Autumn Scientific Meeting, the Water Management Symposium and the Water Industry Cluster Vision Forum and Policy Presentation.
The Water Expo Korea is the country’s first and foremost water business-to-business exhibition and conference, hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Daegu City, and the organizing committee for the World Water Forum 2015.
During the year of International EXPO in Milan, on april 2015 in Daegu will take place this import event that should be a “strategic link” with Europe and in particular with those fundamentals about research, sustainable development and social contents that will be discussed during the international event in Milan City. Already more than 500 water experts and high- l evel representatives, including about 150 international participants from 41 countries, participated in the 7th World Water Forum Welcoming Ceremony and the Kick-off Meeting in Seoul and Daegu this year in May.
Big firms in Korea are investing a lot into such ventures in particular for technical destination of water usage, discovering more connections between research, technical application energy’s production. In South Korea the corporate system is still well based on direct investments through share – participations by korean holding in interrelated fields, so that’s why during such forums it could be really interesting and useful get in relation with important players that could support with assisted partnership some scouting / b2b dynamics into the local corporate network.
My professional studio is focusing on specific analysis about players that will join on this session of Water Expo Korea, in particular is introducing to asian partners particular open- issues in behalf of european players that are starting on relocation of technical research, venture opportunities and market – entry dynamics towards Korea and east Asia in general. Water Expo Organizers and Korean Institutions and offices for internationalization’s of companies (KOTRA) are really working well to assist our clients according with specific needs.
Too many times we’ve heard about international exhibitions that are important on worldwide scene due their well named reference that offers us the opportunity to collect lot of contacts and being protagonist of direct introduction in the field under international perspective.
Most of the times we realized then that even if the event has been pretty useful to get perception of we were looking for about doing business internationally, usually we cannot make concretely a business dialogue with potential partners cause we’re not directly introduced or we got lost on matching with profiles that fit with our research and structure.
If we add also conjuncture’s elements like international crisis, cut-off about extra expenditures for research and development, less resources concerning staff and managers who could take care about specific issues of business development, you could agree with us when we said that some international exhibitions don’t provide the best useful way to start real B2b mission.
That’s why recently it could have more sense try to join new experience of meeting partners when we try to approach a well framed market with long tradition on development of business dynamics like Japan. My studio is always pretty sensitive about such tools that can support commercial needs on concrete perspective and recently we’re more into consulting and supporting for business tours than usual attendance to international exhibitions with booth and hostess.
Some good features for such kind of service concern for example the opportunity to get “complete tools” to start to introduce yourself: well advised matching of contacts and operators, business schedule well structured about meetings and inquiries collected by organizers, interpreter but also some elements that you cannot find during regular exhibition like factory visit, check about production and sample testing process, on site official introduction and discussion’s table with experts of the field as moderators (for example unlike the usual “booth – promotions”, during such briefing step we can resolve most of troubles that we are gonna face with during following business deal and that usually cannot being put of focus cause we’re not supported on local discussion with moderators contributions)
Then, the business tour really makes possible to contribute with effective strategy on company – awareness or event’s promotion using cross media and social network’s tools more than usual exhibition like streaming conferences with colleagues and managers who can follow directly the mission by web and inter-act directly during the negotiation or company’s visit, or for example arranging a survey with online campaign which we can directly test some opinions from clients or key leaders about some products or new series of services we’re going to import or analyze for new marketing strategy. I’ve been already more familiar with the perception o that business tours as real “direct dimensions” of planning business mission which comparing with usual attendance to common international exhibition make everything more concrete, quick and cheap for companies.
Beyond that I’ve found companies really satisfied for having reach the goal about learning more on players and productions or for feeling more involved in some business exchanges comparing with “booth – dynamics”, also such conditions introduced by the tours allow company to make cross media and social network’s effects more intensive for team leading on particular projects as long for marketing strategy and general promotion about their activity abroad.
Usually such ventures cost approximately 1000 of dollars or something so less than any basic attendance to 3 days exhibition!
Today we have the opportunity to introduce the next business tour which we’re working about and it concerns very crucial field like Healthcare in Japan from 17 to 20 of March 2014
Core benefits you can experience in this tour :
1. A fully organized business tour in Japan for a much lower cost than done individually.
2. Discuss almost 60-to-80 products and possibilities of ‘Private brand’ Japan manufacturing and other forms of partnership with Japanese beauty healthcare product manufacturers.
3. Various forms of products and modern packaging such as : Drinks, Tablets, Gels, Creams, Powder, Granules, jelly sticks etc. available.
4. Sample dozens of products directly and discuss business on site.
5. Have factory managers (around 10 manufacturers), products and decision-makers in one place & time to allow smooth business flow.
6. All discussions in English with qualified interpreters.
7. Expand international networks and business possibilities by interacting with guests from other markets.
8. Enjoy Japanese culture and beautiful KOBE !
• The total tour package is US$1,250 per person including three nights hotel stay, airport transfers to and from Kansai Osaka Airport, Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Veg and Non-Veg), local transportation, interpreter service, factory visit, product samples, mini-sight-seeing.
Being pretty often abroad for business issues is something of very special for whom likes to make comparisons about cities, societies and cultures. When i’m not in Italy, the first thing I’m used to check, as personal interest as well, concerns the promotion of international study experiences developed by schools and academies. I really think that the first step for social common good of nation nowadays must be represented by “international attitude” which students, professionals and of course companies and public administration can interact mutually for concrete development of relations and businesses and such level of inter-action can be reached just only through education.
Well, as Italian I know that we’re nation of migrants.. and you’ll meet for sure some italians doing something wherever you are thinking about, but even if we were really born on this way (encouraged towards international ventures) we can thank our charisma more than our school-system. I was analyzing some details about international study exchange opportunities introduced in our country and some comparisons with other EU nations; immediately I understood why sometimes I feel like some conditions for boosting business on international scene don’t fit with our corporate – system.
It’s not for structural matters i think, but for team – ignorance of dynamics that involve international dialogues among people and professionals. Sometimes our perception of being the center of Europe could be accepted for historical and cultural influence but seems really funny comparing with the chinese vision of being central emperor of the world.. ‘cause they really are!
According with last report presented by “observatory for Interculture of school system and students mobility”, just only 53% of italian secondary schools introduce international opportunities for study experiences, bad data comparing with Germany 97% – Spain 89 % – Polonia 88 % – France 79% – Sweden 71% etc. The good consideration about national interest on such activities is the great participation: like Germany, italian schools can involve really large number of students in their didactic projects managed abroad with successful results about contents of the programs and didactic undertaking by students.
Even if common european framework for students international mobility offers some opportunities and information, according with students opinion, professors and school organization don’t seem interested to introduce scholastic exchange experiences with other countries and most of the times italian professors cannot manage fluently foreign language or show direct knowledge about other countries and cultures so they don’t involve with enthusiasm and “personal vision / experience” students and families to join such ventures.
Honestly we’ve also to indicate the difficulty to get access to credit resources which schools could try to support families for financial part some operative costs, issue that seems less difficult in other countries where public direct investments / partnerships and sponsorships make such occasions for high schools as concrete study opportunities. Once again it seems really hard to build the net of players that can inter-act for the development of our social system; of course we need to hire professors that can speak 2 or 3 languages as european standards requires as well, but i think that italian will be happy to pay more taxes if this will be support high level of education, well trained professors with international experience, and get money back from some national funds for education and development of international skills that could be introduced during mobility abroad through high school organizations.
As direction of centre for oriental studies with many branches in Italy and two desks abroad (in EU area and Japan) I’m pretty interested to create good conditions to improve information services cause according with the report, students complain the absolute lack of info about scholarships, study travels, internship , programs, study-work stays. Social networks and internet nowadays offer a new chance to approach world of international community on the web and discover didactic offers and check well detailed pages about universities aborad and more, but it’s not enough and it should be presented by school organizations and professional staff that can support students on making the right choice.
Be part of the world economy needs such awareness and public school must be protagonist on this step. As no profit association we’re going to join some exhibition about education in Italy and abroad, trying to be well referenced organization for promotion of international studies and careers.
SAVE THE DATE: our next attendance at ExpoScuola at Fiera di Padova 7 – 9 of November / Asian Studies Group Padova & Confservizi Veneto.