Institutions supporting citizens and businesses: experiences of collaboration between Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Chamber of Commerce Treviso – Belluno I Dolomites

The President of the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso - Belluno|Dolomites and Assocamerestero Mario Pozza's speech: I am confident that fostering solid synergies between institutions and businesses is a fundamental pillar for the economic prosperity of a territory, which is thus able to invest in young people.

Courses and conferences - published on 21 December 2023

Source: Selisi press office - Chamber of Commerce of Treviso - Belluno|Dolomiti press office

On 7 December 2023, at the Aula Magna of Palazzo San Leonardo in Treviso, the event “Institutions at the service of citizens and businesses: Experiences of collaboration between Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno I Dolomites“, an initiative jointly realised by the SELISI Centre of the Campus in Treviso and the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno I Dolomites , with the aim of publicising the results of the experiences that have characterised this fruitful collaboration over the last five years, and which particularly concerned the active didactic workshops for business internationalisation and international student mobility, intended as an opportunity for economies to meet.

During the morning there were testimonies from students and companies that participated in the workshops from 2019 to 2023 and the internship experiences carried out by 6 students in companies selected by the Chamber of Commerce thanks to the involvement of the Cámara de Comercio Italiana – Barcelona.

The event saw the holding of a round table attended, through their representatives, by the main trade associations and personalities from the university sphere, with the aim of jointly reflecting on the directions to be taken for the next activities, gathering ideas and suggestions to continue offering professionalising and academically significant experiences.

I am confident, – underlines Mario Pozza, the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno|Dolomites and Assocamerestero (the Association of the italian Chambers of Commerce abroad) , – that fostering solid synergies between institutions and businesses is a fundamental pillar for the economic prosperity of an area, capable of investing in young people, in the present economy, in current and necessary infrastructures, with an eye to planning for the common good. In a period of significant business change, even more so in times of high geopolitical and economic instability, we recognise the importance of adopting an innovative training approach to adequately prepare new generations. Innovation moves the world. We are aware of the need to keep up with the pace and to have a fresh outlook, so as to remain competitive and attractive to young people, with the hope that they will live the experience abroad, but will work in Italy. Internationalisation is in the DNA of our entrepreneurial fabric and having a network of Italian entrepreneurs in the world in structured and above all institutional locations, as the Italian Chambers of Commerce in the world are, is a strength that no other country has. The sharing of knowledge and values between universities, institutions, trade associations, businesses, and civil society contributes to strengthening the network of relations between the various players, nourishing the community’s sense of cohesion, and at the same time fostering effective support for the business world, with the ultimate goal of generating innovative business models and outlining a new development path that puts people at the centre, while also fostering the development of new professional skills that are useful in responding to the demands for sustainable economic, social, and environmental growth.

It was important, – comments Alberto Milani, the President of the Italy America Chamber of Commerce and Councillor of Assocamerestero, – to share with the export laboratories the need to preside over the foreign market through new innovative formulas such as Piazza Italia. We are an open space capable of generating resources on the basis of sustainable and innovative economic models. Always willing to welcome valuable young people.

The Director of the Campus in Treviso, Stefano Soriani further emphasises how – In the current scenario, business success also depends on the ability to adapt to the geopolitical context, making conscious use of available technologies. It therefore becomes essential to provide Export Managers with transversal knowledge and tools ranging from the definition of a commercial, communication and marketing strategy, to the evaluation of results, to skills in the use of digital technologies and logistics systems, to knowledge of customs regulations and procedures, to geopolitical awareness.

The meeting was an opportunity to network between local players, thus offering the chance to find new stimuli and possible partnerships with which to develop future projects on which Ca’ Foscari University Venice and the Treviso – Belluno | Dolomites Chamber of Commerce are already working in synergy, thanks to a new agreement for the three-year period 2024-2026, with major innovations concerning the training of qualified and competent resources with respect to market needs.

Also speaking were the Export Managers of the companies Manifatture Valcismon, Massimiliano Bodo, and Astoria Wines, Paolo Favero.

In addition, a number of students participating in previous editions of the ALL – EM Workshop took the floor, including Cecilia Flaccavento on her experience as a former participant in the 4th edition of the Active Learning Lab – ALL Export Manager “African Markets. New challenges for international trade” and her subsequent experience as tutor and facilitator at the 5th edition of the same workshop, entitled “Market diversification and consumer importation“.

Read the full news about the winning group of the last workshop ALL-Export Manager V Edition, the Team “Vinincalle“, that created an Export Plan in Mexico for the company Astoria Wines.


Translated by Cecilia Flaccavento
Intern at the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno|Dolomites

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