Tejari and Milan Chamber of Commerce Sign a Strategic Cooperation Agreement

    DUBAI, March 19 /CNW/ - Tejari, the leading online B2B marketplace for
emerging markets, announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Milan
Chamber of Commerce, to boost trade for Milanese and Lombardian companies with
the UAE and the region. In 2007 trade between Italy and UAE topped to AED 10
billion. As part of this cooperation Tejari will build a dedicated online
trading community portal for the companies affiliated to the Chamber of
Commerce through which they will be able to trade online with the largest
buyer network in the Middle East.
    This pioneering venture has opened a window for Italian companies to
access emerging markets' buyers and sellers and conversely, for companies in
the region to have access to high-end "Made in Italy" products in key segments
such as fashion, furniture, engineering services and interior design, amongst
    Omar Hijazi, CEO of Tejari said: "Expanding our services to Italy is
extremely significant as it validates the growing strength and momentum of
Tejari and it underlines the growing strategic value of emerging markets for
G7 countries. This alliance has created a powerful platform that will easily
connect Milanese and Lombardian businesses with the Middle Eastern region. It
also marks another milestone for Tejari's overall strategy and vision to
become a truly global online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers across
the world."
    The portal will initially target approximately (7,000) seven thousand
members selected by the Milan Chamber of Commerce.
    Bruno Ermolli, President of Promos, the Special Agency for International
Activities of the Milan Chamber of Commerce said, "This Cooperation Agreement
is of strategic importance as it will allow Milanese and Lombardian businesses
to directly connect and trade with Middle Eastern companies."
    "Once the website is activated, we will launch an e-volunteer program in
Milan whereby interns will be dedicated to taking Milanese businesses through
the process of registering with the portal, activating them, and deploying B2B
matchmaking services to increase the e-Readiness level of Milanese and
Lombardian region," Hijazi added.
    The e-volunteer program is a unique initiative where interns approach
small, medium and large scale private and public sector enterprises,
demonstrate the advantages and benefits of e-Commerce, provides skills
training, and give practical advice on how to succeed in the global
knowledge-based economy.

For further information:

For further information: Tejari, Howaida Rabee, Events & Public
Relations Manager, Tel: +971-4-391-3777, e-mail: howaida.rabee@tejari.com

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