Italian Trade Commissioner Lauds 'Make In India' Initiative

Italian Trade Commissioner Lauds ‘Make In India’ Initiative

Trade commissioner at the embassy of Italy and coordinator for Italian Trade Commission offices in India, Francesco Pensabene feels Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative can strengthen business ties between the two countries.

Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), Italian Trade Commission in New Delhi, ASSOCALZATURIFICI (Italian footwear manufacturer’s association), and AIMPES (Italian leather goods manufacturer’s association) on Friday organised a round-table discussion on forecast trends in Italian fashion for shoes and bags at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2017. Pensabene expressed his views post the discussion on the third day of the five-day fashion gala here.

“The trade exchange between Italy and India has amounted to 7.3 billion euros in 2015. Make in India is a fantastic chance to improve our investments into the country from fashion to furniture to automotive. We can do a wonderful job and I think there is a long-lasting and fruitful combination,” Pensabene said.

“Through this platform we have the chance to make Italian companies better known to Indian designers and companies and it is also a chance for Indian designers to get connected with Italian companies,” he also added.

The panelists included Salina Ferreti (Vice President of ASSOCALZATURIFICI), Riccardo Braccialini (President AIMPES), Italian designers Orietta Pelizzari, Maria Soriano and Dario Pavon with Indian designers Rajesh Pratap Singh and Sanchita Ajjampur.

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