Presentation on theme: "Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario"— Presentation transcript:
1Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario George VisintinPresidentItalian Chamber of Commerce of OntarioWednesday October 16, 2013
2Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO) Who we are:A non-profit, Ontario-based business organization.A consulting agent for a number of local and regional government agencies in Canada and Italy.An advisor and broker to companies wishing to participate in public tenders in Canada, Italy and around the world.An expert in planning trade delegations, researching industrial sectors and markets for investors.
3Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO) Who we are:A founding member of the Greater Toronto Business Alliance (Federation of Portuguese Business and Professionals, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario and Toronto Chinese Business Association).A co-founding member of the European Union Chambers of Commerce in Toronto (EUCOCIT).
4Why invest in Ontario? A solid and stable economy An integrated transportation system in North America and strong business relations with Asia and EuropeCompetitive business costsTalented and highly educated labour forceThriving R&D sector
5Ontario: an important business destination Canada is regarded as one of the best business destinationsVariables considered: Economic fundamentals Regulatory barriers Ease of doing business Regulatory quality Rule of lawSource: Milken Institute, March 2013
6Ontario: an important business destination Starting a business is easier in Canada…EASIESTRANKNew Zealand1Australia2CANADA3Singapore4Macedonia5Hong Kong6Georgia7Rwanda8Belarus9Ireland10Ranking is the average of the economy’s rankings on the procedures time cost paid-in minimum capital for starting a business.Source: Doing Business Database
7Corporate Law in Ontario Key points Ontario incorporated companies are required to have at least 25% of the Board composed of Canadian residents.Companies are required to have a minimum of one directorDirectors are subject to responsibilities under environmental, fiscal, health and safety, and labour regulationsCompanies can be opened in Ontario under the following form:ProprietorshipPartnershipIncorporation
8Labour LawCanadian federal and provincial labour regulations are among the most advanced in the worldLabour regulations include:Employment standardsLabour and Industrial relationsHuman rightsHealth and safety in the workplacePrivacyCompensation and benefits
11ICCO: A Launching Point In the last few years ICCO has worked with several Italian companies:Abrigo – food packagingElettronica Santerno (gruppo Carraro) – cleantechFerrero – foodGnutti Carlo S. p. A. – industrial machineryParmalat – foodPerego – consumer goodsSolgenia – ICT
12ICCO: A Launching Point Tre O – costumized kitchensArgol-Villanova – logisticsPlanners One – architectureFattoria Mazzalupo – foodSiel S. p. A. – cleantechQuotidia S. p. A. – cleantechReagiste Management – real estate
13Doing Business in Ontario ICCO ServicesRepresents several institutions and organizations (Desks): Bank of Sondrio, Unioncamere Veneto, CEIPiemonte, CCIAARomaConsultants for: City of Vaughan, City of Brampton, Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA), Invest Toronto, Province of Ontario, City of Toronto.
14Doing Business in Ontario ICCO ServicesOrganizes conferences in Toronto and in ItalyBreakfast seminarsEU – Canada Economic partnership eventsPresentation of Made in Italy in various sectorsCountry presentationsCoordinates business and trade events in Ontario for public institutions, Chambers of Commerce and other Italian organizations
15Doing Business in Ontario ICCO ServicesFacilitates business missions: Link between Canadian professionals and Italian trade shows (Marmomacc, Vinitaly, Tuttofood etc)Organizes local events: Piazza Italia, Business Excellence Awards, Pentola D’OroTrack record of successfully concluding trade missions which generated business deals on both sides of the Atlantic.
16Doing Business in Ontario ICCO ServicesResearching industrial sectors and markets for investors.Facilitating introductory contacts with representatives from government agencies and other business organization.Providing business contacts in Italy.Acting as an adviser and broker to companies wishing to participate in public tenders in Canada and Italy.Providing consulting services: opening a newbusiness, legal regulations and more.
17Doing Business in Ontario New opportunities for business in Ontario ICCO Virtual OfficeNew opportunities for business in OntarioTo set up quickly an office in TorontoTo have an office in downtown Toronto at affordable costsTo get access to the ICCO’s networkICCO staff assistance and support
18Vetrina ICCO A Promotional Display Display window for company’s productsPromotion and continued exposure of the products to ICCO members and office visitorsOrganization of promotional events every month in the Toronto community
20ICCO Calendar: Upcoming Events October Agrifood Delegation Emilia RomagnaOctober Promos Digital and ICTNovember Book Launch “Buon Appetito Toronto”November Giovani Confindustria CosenzaNovember GTMA in ItalyNovember Breakfast Seminar - EU-Canada trade relationsNovember Invest Toronto in MilanDecember ICCO Christmas Party
21Contacts Toronto Office Tel: 416-789-7169 email@example.com Milan Office:Tel:Rome OfficeTel: