Last weekend the Maker Faire was a lot of fun! Lots of robots, drones and crazy shows. Such as the Coke & Mentos: see here the video. The best surprise for me was finding a group of Italian makers with their own space: "Makers Italia". The mission from Italy was organized by the Italian Trade Commission, which is the governmental agency aimed...

by Laura Cavestri   The Italian Ministry of Economic Development said its year-long series of "Roadshow for SMEs internationalization" proves that trade groups can work together to help small- and medium-sized companies increase their exports.   This year, 3113 businesses took part in the 12-meeting series of "roadshows" – the first s...

The Italian Trade Commission's Atlanta office was shuttered last year and the responsibility for Georgia brought back to the Miami office where it could be more efficiently operated, the nation's consul general told Global Atlanta.   But that by no means indicates a lack of interest in Georgia and the five states and numerous Caribbean terri...

di Riccardo Chioni   Gli investigatori sono stati chiamati sulla scena del crimine, ma a condurre le indagini non è il commissario Montalbano bensì l'autore Fred Plotkin, il quale ha messo assieme le prove che hanno portato a scoprire il falso olio extra vergine d'oliva italiano.Intitolata "Find the Fake!", l'inchiesta organizzata dall'Ice,...

by Riccardo Chioni Alla International Contemporary Furniture Fair che chiude oggi al Javits Center le 23 aziende italiane presenti, oltre a incassare un successo insperato, come collettiva di Ceramics of Italy portano a casa l'ambito "Editors Award" per l'originalità dei materiali assegnato dalla rivista specializzata "Metropolis". Il padiglione...

by Mauro Battocchi   As part of Italy's "Extraordinary Italian Taste" campaign, aimed to promote authentic Italian food in the US, Italy is the first-ever partner country at the Winter Fancy Food show which is under way at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. I had the the honor to open the show today together with Maurizio Forte (center in...

By Tom Bergeron Let's be clear: Maurizio Forte is the trade commissioner and executive director for the USA of the Italian Trade Agency.   But what he said in his opening remarks of a breakfast with a select audience of New Jersey business executives in Newark last week could easily be construed as an economic development pitch for the Gard...

by Mauro Battocchi   "If you want to play the game, you have the play by the rules." said Elisabetta Ghisini, from the accelerator M31 and one of the speakers at last Wednesday's event "How to take the first steps into Silicon Valley" held at the Italian Cultural Institute.   The event is part of the 4-day hi-tech business mission in...