Promotional Trade and Media Tour in Rome, Lazio Region of Italy

In collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce in Rome and the Roman Institute for Entrepreneurial Training,  the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West is pleased to present an international business development project ECCELLENZE ROMANE PER L’EXPORT (ERE).

ERE is a multi-year project that aims at promoting the excellences of Roman arts and crafts by showcasing some of the best works and collections of 27 contemporary artisans from Rome operating in jewellery, fashion, fashion accessories and home décor sectors.

As a first step of the project we are inviting, together with our project partners in US and Brazil, qualified Canadian, American and Brazilian professionals – agents, reps, importers/distributors, retailers – doing business in the above mentioned sectors of interest, to participate in a sponsored trade mission to Rome, Italy, from December 10thto December 14th, 2015.

Succesful applicants will be offered the following incentives:

  • return economy flight to Rome;
  •  local transportation in Italy;
  • 4 or 5 nights’ hotel accommodation in Rome;
  • interpreting services;
  • visits to 27 artisan showrooms and ateliers
  • b2b meetings
  • post mission marketing and promotional support

Canadian and international business professionals participating in the project will be accompanied by local Chamber of Commerce representatives and the Italian media to visit selected showrooms and ateliers and will be asked to chose artisans and select products which in their professional opinion have best chances to succeed in Canadian as well as North and South American markets.

In a second stage of the project, all participating business professionals from Canada, US and Brazil will receive marketing and promotional support from the Chamber to further develop, in their respective markets, commercial opportunities for those selected Roman artisans and their high-end hand made in Italy products.

If you wish to participate in this initiative please fill out theattached application formand kindly send it back to our office by August 25th. In the selection process, preference will be given to applicants who will commit to the project and will prove their capacity and ability to further develop commercial opportunities in Canada such as distribution network or retail sales.

Feel free to contact us at or 604-682-1410 if you have any questions.

Disclaimer: There is no cost to participate in this mission for ICCC members. If selected applicants are not ICCC members, they will be either asked to join the ICCC in order to take part in this sponsored trip or to pay an administration fee of $250. Please visit our website at to find out more about the membership or follow the link below if you would like to join the Chamber: Application Form