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                                                        e-newsletter n. 1/2010 – 15th January 2010

    OF BRIDGING RELATIONS – bilateral trade
                                       just gets better.

President‟s Message

                        REFLECT. REVIEW. REVIVE.

Dear Members,

In wishing you a successful 2010, I would like to thank you again for the support extended to the
Chamber in 2009, indeed a challenging and difficult year for all of us.

But as the saying goes, "every crisis is also an opportunity". The Chamber in 2009 has grown and
strengthened. While the membership has remained stable, turn-over has grown by 30%, and activities
increased, with five business delegations from Italy, eight networking events, several workshops in
Singapore and Country presentations in Italy with our partners there. Furthermore, the web-site has
been revamped, members' privileges have been improved thanks to the issuance of a membership
card and Business Awards have been bestowed for the first time at a Gala Dinner in December to
Italian and Singaporean entities.

The Chamber has also strengthened, thanks to the addition of a new person in the team, but also to
the change of office, now located in the prestigious CBD. The various important changes made to the
Constitution have also paved the way for a stronger, more transparent Association, ready to take on
numerous challenges ahead. We are therefore ready to face yet another eventful year. 2010 will see
the Chamber organize more business delegations and engage our members in different enriching
activities. A Banking Committee has already been established, while Food & Wine and Oil & Gas
Committees are in the pipeline and their creation will be announced shortly.

All this would not be possible without the hard work of the Chamber's team, the commitment of the
Board, as well the help from the Italian Institutions, notably the Embassy, and the support of the
various Singapore agencies we are constantly in touch with, such as Spring, EDB, IE to name a few.

As you may know, Ambassador Folco de Luca Gabrielli is about to leave Singapore, and I would like
to thank him, on behalf of the Chamber and its members, for all the support and help extended to us
over the last five years of his tenure in Singapore.

Best Regards,
Andrea Bonardi

                                                               Secretary General‟s Message

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year from the Chamber!

After a very challenging and busy 2009, our Chamber is now ready to start the
Year of the Tiger ahead with confidence and enthusiasm, in our brand new
venue at Anson Road, one more person on board and lots of projects and
activities planned. Our vision to make our Chamber stronger and healthier in
Singapore, working with Singapore and promoting Singapore in Italy, is
becoming a reality. We will not been able to achieve any of that without the
support and encouragement from all of you: thank you for sustaining our
activities with your participation.

In our interest of growing, your participation is much appreciated and important
to us, therefore we open the Chamber every Friday, from 22nd of January
onwards from 4 to 6 pm for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine: we will be glad to
show you ICCS new office and share with you our ideas & projects. In this
regard, I look forward in receiving your feedback, proposal and opinions.
Please register with Gina so that we can accommodate each Friday a group of
25 – 30 members to visit us!

Help us to achieve our common objective of promoting our beautiful Country,
giving back to Italy and its unique products, lifestyle and culture the place we
deserve in Singapore. By reaching to be the best that we can, we should work
hand in hand.

All my best wishes for 2010 . May we achieve greater heights!.

Best Wishes,
Raffaella Orsini


       ABOUT                 DATE           TIME             VENUE                         COST
    NETWORKING            20.01.2010       6.30pm      The Lighthouse,         Member: SGD15
      SESSION                              onwards     The Fullerton Hotel     Non-Member: SGD 25

A first networking event of 2010 organized by the Chamber will be a timely opportunity for members
and non-members to reconnect and establish new relations. Food prepared by Chef de Cuisine
Diego Martinelli of The Lighthouse and cheese & wine courtesy of Castello Ducale is served
throughout the evening.
        ABOUT                 DATE         COMPANY           FIELD                 INTERESTS
      INDIVIDUAL            22.01.2010     Borgoverde     Fine Italian      Local wine importers/
    TRADE MISSION                                            wines           distributor
                                                                            Operators from F&B sector

The Chamber is organizing a 1 day Trade Mission for an Italian winery from the Veneto region, Italy.
The Representatives of Cantina Borgoverde will meet up with local wine distributors and importer as
well as operators from the F&B sector.
    ABOUT            DATE           PARTNER                   TOPIC                        SPEAKER

  SEMINAR/ 29.01.2010 Cajola & Associati                   “Made in Italy”        Mr. Riccardo G. Cajola

The Chamber is organizing a seminar/workshop in partnership with Cajola & Associati which is one
of the leading legal firms in Italy in areas of Corporate, M&A and Intellectual Property Law.

                Captivate your senses with an exclusive 5-course Misha‟s Vineyard Wine Dinner
                shown here. Celebrating Chinese New Year? Usher the year of the Tiger with this
                auspicious menu selections. You can choose to cater for your whole family or opt for
                a dine-in buffet spread.

                Sip fine wines accompanied with mouth-watering Italian delicacies as Capricci
                presents to you St Hallet Wine Dinner. Take a look at their inviting menu and book
                your reservations now as seats are limited!

                DAWOOD EXPORTS
                Didn‟t have enough of panettone and pandoro during last Christmas? Fret not.
                Dawood Exports is slashing their prices of Tre Marie cakes as shown here! Delivery
                is on weekdays only and a min. order of $50 applies.

                ERGO : TRAVEL PTE LTD
                Visit the Campania region, Italy for this coming Easter. This 12Days/11Nights tour will
                bring you beyond Naples and the Amalfi coast. Download brochure or visit the
                website for more information.

                Receive a “Blind Side” movie pass & premium gift when you buy a bucket of Harry‟s
                Premium Lager @ $30nett or hold your corporate events and parties at all Harry‟s
                outlets! Contact the sales team with your proposal.

                J&M PARTNER’S
                J&M Partner's has just released it's first newsletter for the year 2010 which highlight
                interesting news from the media and the web about companies' internationalization
                and fiscal issues. Learn more from them in this issue.

                PROOF LIVING
                Comfy chairs are essential. Grab yours at Proof Living Ion Showroom for which you
                will enjoy great prices. Promotions will run from now till 13 Feb 2010. More info here!

                SENSO HOLDINGS
                Fresh seafood grilled to perfection awaits you at La Villa Bar & Grill! For only $36++,
                you wouldn‟t want to miss such a treat or you may want to bring your kids to The
                PlayGround at La Villa while enjoying your Sunday brunch which includes a total of 5
                choices at only $48++ ! Munch on the brunch here!!

                Huge Sunday brunch with freeflow of prosecco? Treat yourself to an array of
                gastronomic delights with Senso Ristorante & Bar latest offer! At Senso, you can also
                grab your lunch which includes a starter, main course, dessert and served with a
                choice of either coffee or tea at a very reasonable offer , $34++.

                Enhanced your evening with an opera production, Puccini‟s La Bohome which runs
                from 29 Jan - 3 Feb at Esplanade Theatre. Book your tickets at sistic now.

                From „Exquisitely Crafted Set Menus” to „Lunar New Year‟s Room Package‟, Sheraton
                Share will make your Chinese New Year even more special! Festive treats aside, take
                an afternoon break with a 1-for-1 English Afternoon Tea @ Lobby Bar. Promotion is
                till 28 Feb 2010 and available daily from 2pm-5pm.

Post-Gala: Grab your January issue of AMICA and upcoming February issue of The Peak &

Vinitaly is one of the world‟s largest wine exhibitions bringing together leading wine producers from
all corners of the globe. The Chamber is very to support Vinitaly Singapore 2010 will feature several
top wineries in Italy most of whom would be bringing their prestigious wines for the very first time to
south East Asia. Log on to www.felicitasglobal.com for more information.

The Centre of International Law (CIL) is organizing a global Conference on International Investment
Arbitration on Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010, at the Supreme Court of Singapore. This event is being
organized back-to-back with the Singapore International Arbitration Forum. Visit the website for
more details.

 SACE: Italy’s leading provider of credit insurance, investment protection and surety
SACE to strengthen its commitment in Russia : Agreement between SACE-VEB-Tecnimont for a
petrochemicals project. Nord Stream: € 500 million guarantee for Saipem. SACE's outlook for 2010-
11: Italian exports to Russia +6% .

Presentation of the SACE Report on Exports: Italian exports will grow by 3.4% in 2010 and by 7.4%
in 2011. The best opportunities for Italian exports in the next two years will be in Asia (+8.3%) and
Latin America (+7.3%). • Exports of capital goods will rise by 7.2% in the two-year period (+5.3% in
2010 and +9% in 2011), driven by transportation, machine tools and electrical equipment.







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