Mazara del Vallo, 8 May 2021 – A collaboration agreement to help small and medium-sized enterprises to grow, innovate and internationalize. To sign it, the District Competence Center and Sicindustria, partner of Enterprise Europe Network, the most important European network created precisely to support SMEs in the internationalization process and which operates through over 600 organizations active in 60 European and non-European countries. The District Competence Center is the operational arm of the Fishing Production District, a service counter that provides companies with tools and knowledge elements to make innovative managerial and organizational choices, with the aim of rationalizing the efficiency of the sea and food, through the application of the principles of the Blue Economy. The aim of the agreement is to offer an integrated system of services to help companies identify new commercial, production and technological partners abroad and bring companies closer to the European Union, through a widespread information service on EU issues. on programs, financial instruments and policies, through meetings, training activities, seminars and workshops, missions incoming ed outgoing, B2B events.

For years Sicindustria – says the delegate for internationalization Nino Salerno – it supports companies in internationalization processes, with the awareness that it is no longer possible to look at the market in watertight compartments. This means being even more prepared and even more competitive to carve out the space that our companies can and must occupy“.

Sicindustria will also collaborate with the District Competence Center to create B2Bs within the Blue Sea Land 2021 event and will have an exhibition space on Global Community & Expo, the brand new digital collaborative platform (www.globalcommunityexpo.com) on the world of fishing, agri-food and other important production sectors. The next edition of Blue Sea Land, Expo of Clusters of the Mediterranean, Africa and the Middle East will take place from 27 to 30 October 2021 online and / or in person.

Objective no. 17 of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda states that to be successful, it is necessary to require partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive collaborations, built on principles and values, on a common vision and on shared goals, which put people at the center, are needed at the global, regional, national and local levels. This will be our leitmotif”, Says Giovanni Basciano, president of the District Competence Center.

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