Format

Italian companies will meet the international buyers selected by IMM in collaboration with Italian Trade Agency and the support of International Chambers of Commerce. Supported by the team of Uplink Web Agency, experts in match-making softwares, IMM will create a meeting agenda for each participant (planned before the event), allowing the perfect match between demand and supply. A dedicated Help Desk service, made available by  Uplink Web Agency staff upon IMM coordination, will assist the companies from the profiling session, to the so-called Like Session (for the expression of preferences over the meetings) up to the matching phase with the desired professionals.

From Monday 4 to Friday 8 June, the mornings will be dedicated to B2B meetings and technical seminars. In the afternoon, buyers will visit the companies’ headquarters thanks to targeted factories tours, divided in small groups of 4-8 buyers each, to consolidate business relationships with local companies and directly discover the company offer. In the evening, Italian companies can choose their favorite buyers and become their business tutors , inviting them to dinner in town to conclude agreements in a more relaxed atmosphere.

When

The business programme of White Carrara Downtown 2018 will take place from June 4 to 9.

  • B2B meetings & technical seminars

    9:00 am – 1.00 pm. Business-to-business meetings + training sessions at IMM headquarters

  • Carrara factories tour

    1.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Carrara companies open their headquarters to buyers

  • Companies become business tutors

    7.00 om – onward. Business goes on for dinner as Carrara entrepreneurs take their favourite buyers to dinner

Auction of blocks and slabs

The auction will take place on Friday 8 June 2018 in the outdoor area of IMM headquarters.
The auction if blocks from both stone companies in the Apuan-Versilia area and from stone companies operating in other districts. The auction will be commercial and will assist companies and buyers invited in the framework of the incoming project by IMM.
The blocks and slabs will be exhibited starting from 4 June 2018 at the external square of IMM – Fiera Carrara. The costs of transferring the material are to be considered charged to the company.
Each block will be displayed accompanied by the relevant specifications (company name, block characteristics, type of marble, lot number, etc.) and will be included in the auction catalog produced by IMM.
To better promote the event and the auctioned lots, the photos of the blocks accompanied by all the specifications must be sent to the IMM offices by April 27, 2018.
IMM will proceed to draft a preview of the catalog, which will be sent to Italian and international companies and operators during the month of May.