Italian South African Chamber of Trade & Industries

The Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industry is a non-profit organization that supports the Italian-South African business community and assists with commercial ventures between the two countries.

The Chamber acts as a bridge between Italian and South African business. We provide vital knowledge, contacts and tailor-made assistance for Italian and South African companies to be able to navigate the prospects of bilateral trade between the two countries.

Founded in 1983 by a group of 15 prominent South African-Italian businessmen, the Italian Chamber has retained an extremely strong board of directors, consisting of some of the top Italian-South African business figures. The Chamber is thus given its mandate and guidance by a highly knowledgeable group of people who are extremely attuned to the relationship between Italy and South Africa. Every year, members of the Chamber elect an Executive Committee which works to adopt and revise strategies relevant to the annual context of the market.

We believe that there remain many opportunities in both the South African and Italian markets; and the different global economic positions of the two countries provide many opportunities for partnership between the two nations. Our team is able to tailor-make the most suitable solution for our clients. In addition to the wide range of services we offer to members and non-members, we support clients by means of personalized trade and investment solutions.

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Event Details

What are the best export opportunities in Vietnam? What do you need to know before you begin investing in China? What are the major market trends that you need to know about coming out of in India? Presentations by business Chambers with a local presence in several Asian and African markets will be able to tell us all we need to know about specific countries within two of the world's great emerging regions.

In collaboration with the Italian Embassy and the SA Capital Equipment Export Council, Italcham South Africa is using the unique opportunity of hosting a delegation of numerous Italian Chambers from around the world to expose our stakeholders to their knowledge. Attended by approximately ten bilateral business chambers representing the Asia/Africa region including Mozambique, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Japan this business breakfast will cover the theme of Doing Business in Asia.


March 2, 2020

Main Schedule

7:30 AM
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome Addresses
Paolo Cuculi (Ambassador of Italy to South Africa at ITALIAN EMBASSY PRETORIA)
Michele D'Ercole (President of Italian Chambers in Asia/Africa Region)
Sergio Galli (President at Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries)
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Regional Presentation - China
8:40 AM - 8:50 AM
Regional Presentation - Vietnam
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Regional Presentation - India
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Regional Presentation - South Korea
9:10 AM - 9:20 AM
Regional Presentation - Hong Kong
9:20 AM - 9:30 AM
Regional Presentation - Singapore
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Regional Presentation - Philippines
9:40 AM - 9:50 AM
Regional Presentation - Japan
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
Regional Presentation - Thailand
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Regional Presentation - Mozambique
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Q&A Session


Paolo Cuculi (Ambassador of Italy to South Africa at ITALIAN EMBASSY PRETORIA)

Paolo Cuculi

Ambassador of Italy to South Africa at ITALIAN EMBASSY PRETORIA

Michele D'Ercole (President of Italian Chambers in Asia/Africa Region)

Michele D'Ercole

President of Italian Chambers in Asia/Africa Region

Sergio Galli (President at Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries)

Sergio Galli

President at Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries

Sponsors and Partners

Standard Ticket

Public PriceR 350.-

Member Discount

For Members of the Italian Chamber of Trade and Industries

Member PriceR 200.-

SACEEC Members

Discounted ticket for SACEEC Memberse

Public PriceR 200.-



The Capital Melrose
Kernick Avenue
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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