EXPO 2015 – Events and Delegations are going to get ready. Introducing Nagoya

As italians we are well informed about agenda of activities that every day are going to make the schedule for next Milan EXPO  2015 full of participations. Usually we are more into updates that regard italian pavilion and public administration involved in dynamics of management and general organization for the most important event of the year than news concerning business opportunities linked with EXPO scenario.

But we well know that big expectations from companies and professional operators are in particular towards international opportunities that such event could represent as pole of attraction for dozens of millions of participants (more than 20.000.000 of visitors are expected in 6 months )

Beyond institutional participation and delegation that usually follow specific schedules according with standards of interest not always addicted to market – segments or operative business needs,  I already collected some requests from specific associations and consulting firms as well as group of promoters for investment’s solutions and similar operators that are really up to introduce specific contents and develop mutual potential cooperation on commercial front with counterparts from different markets.

bg_event‘Cause I’m specialized advisor with strong competence on eastern asia markets, and thanking knowledge on japanese and chinese languages, following such needs, as consulting studio, we are already getting busy on specific researches about participation of prefectures and regional delegation from East Asia.

The purpose of such activity is for sure to identify concrete events that can represent good point of start for boosting services, involvement of volunteers, business matching for well framed operators as long as setting up nice framework to plan twinning perspectives for territorial administrations from both sides.

Today we have completed our first selection of special contents / participations about Japan Pavillon and we are preparing official analysis about the presentation of Aichi Prefecture for contents and operators from this prefecture during 5 days in August 2015, when the events square of Japan Pavilion will host performances and contents from Aichi end in particular from the main city of Nagoya.

At the moment the organizers are expecting to introduce around 40 organizations from Aichi and the new has just been introduced as official announcement from website of the prefecture recently.

Honestly we didn’t find more details on websites and official channels managed by organizers of Milan EXPO 2015 (Italian and english version) about such micro – attendance in August and due of the intense planning it would be for sure difficult monitoring so many contents but as japanese side is already collecting participations and interests to finalize delegations profiles, I think it is really important getting ready to select functional opportunities on time.

Thanking our network of partnered consulting firms and official relations with local institutions in Japan we have prepared letter of proposal as supporting studio for what it may concern matching of operators, official introduction and services providing. About services could be interesting for such delegations or events we are including some elements that should be useful on bilateral dynamics of involvement like

– accommodations with transfer service included

– interpreters and volunteers (japanese speakers) in cooperation with Asian Studies Group Italia© already involved on official selection for volunteers and professional profiles for Japanese Pavilion

– communication agency to develop specific contents on international dimension in cooperation with japanese PRs

– business tours in Italy according with shared schedule after selection about specific fields of interest

– B2b corner in Milan with participation of specific event during Fuori EXPO (list of events that will take place in the city with involvement of private operators)

– Training opportunities or joining specific seminars on well framed series of contents according with purpose of analysis

– General Assistance

We are going to introduce more well detailed info about those delegations from East Asia that we consider interesting to approach and meet with direct cooperation ‘s opportunity during the Universal Exposition of Milan 2015 as we invite you to send us comments or introduce your profile (as organization or company) if you want to get in touch with my studio and network of structures involved in these dynamics in Milan.

Our main office is in the centre of Milan and we are really focusing on such business agenda for preparation of internationalization’s tools during Milan EXPO 2015

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