Eight boutique Italian companies targeting the UAE’s growing hospitality market will be supported by the Italian Trade Agency
The Italian Trade Agency has confirmed eight companies will be at their exclusive pavilion during the 19th edition of The Hotel Show Dubai later this month, offering a range of products from luxury, handmade furnishings and lighting to the latest innovations in sound and audio technology. Renowned for their bespoke offerings and high-quality products, all eight companies are looking to expand their footprint in the Middle East during the hospitality exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre between 16 and 18 September. Gianpaolo Bruno, Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE, Oman and Pakistan, said, ‘Dubai’s hospitality market is among the top performers globally and with the emirate set to host over 20 million visitors during Expo 2020 Dubai, hospitality providers are looking for new, different and luxury products, giving tremendous growth opportunities for established Italian brands to expand in the region. Many of our exhibiting companies are family-run businesses with a long heritage and they take pride in using the finest Italian materials, craftsman and innovators to produce unique creations.’ The eight Italian brands that will be at the Italian Trade Agency’s stand during the three-day event include: A family business with over 30 years in the industry, 3P Plast produces the finest Italian-designed and manufactured chairs for hotels, offices and waiting rooms. The company prides itself in offering quality products, producing the raw plastic material used in their chairs inside their factory in Padua, Northern Italy. 3P Plast’s latest product that will be on show at the exhibition include Keempat: an office chair with a backrest in mesh, and Linear: a contract chair ideal for hotels, waiting rooms and meeting rooms.
Ciulli Antonio e Figlio srl (Antonio Ciulli & Son) was established in the artisan quarter of Florence in 1902 by Antonio Ciulli as a craftsman workshop. Three generations of the Ciulli family have grown the company into two distinct brands, Ciulli 1902, offering interior lighting, home and complementary furnishings, and Calydia for bathroom accessories. All products are handcrafted in Italy to the highest standards allowing artistic invention, creation and art to show itself.
For the past 30 years, BF Light has been changing and evolving the landscape of the Italian lighting industry. Designing and producing LED lights, lamps for furniture, kitchens, cabinets and bathrooms, the company also prides itself on offering original and unique, customised lighting products to satisfy even the most demanding of clients.
ITC srl (Italian Technology Center) supplies audio and room management in residential and commercial buildings. Founded in 1985, the company continually invests in new technologies and is a leading company in the market of Sound Diffusion Systems and Hotel Room Automation Systems. Robust know-how, innovative technology and ‘under-the-same-roof’ production guarantees the best quality and performances of products, which are all made in Italy.
Gold Confort srl Company offers exclusive custom-made luxury interiors, handmade in Italy. Founded by Loriano Leporatti who has over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Loriano’s son Lorenzo and daughter Elena are now helping to grow their thriving family business with the company recently moving to a brand new factory. Innovation is at the heart of everything they do and their talented, skilled craftsmen are constantly updating collections, finishes and styles and finding innovative solutions to transform projects into beautiful pieces that are admired throughout the world.
Innovative custom-made 3D leather walls are just one of the products offers by Prodital Leathers, an Italian leather manufacturer offering the highest quality leather to luxury hospitality brands across the world. Founded in 1978 by the Arena family who supplied material to the furniture industry, the company has moved towards the interior design sector, working closely with architects, designers and innovators from the worlds of exclusive home furnishings, luxury hotels, yachts and furnishings par excellence.
Answering to the growing demand of dynamic and connected household appliances, LYM offers smart, adaptive and mobile lighting systems allowing consumers to interact with lighting, moving instantly, easily and safely any spotlight over a desired area. The company is renowned throughout the global architectural industry for offering new, innovative and patented interior lighting solutions. Now the world is firmly in the era of AI, LYM offers smart and connected lighting systems, which are able to learn, understand and elaborate their user’s habits.
Catherine Urban lives between Venice and Milan, after spending most of her life and career living in Europe, Asia and South America. She studied at the French Fashion Institute in Paris, and has worked for the world’s leading luxury brands Chanel and Luis Vuitton for over 12 years. Those years have granted Catherine a precious know-how linked to the culture of luxury, care and taste for details, an expectation of top quality, beauty and perfect finishes. Following her passion for glassmaking, she established Casarialto in 2008, producing hand blown, individually-finished glasses, jugs, candle holders, vases, lamps and decorative objects.
The Hotel Show Dubai, is the largest, longest-standing and most prestigious hospitality trade event in the Middle East and Africa. With over 600 global exhibitors showcasing products across interiors, lighting and design, technology, security, kitchen and laundry equipment, the exhibition provides a 360 degree view of the market. The exhibition attracts over 50,000 sector professionals.
Visit the Italian exhibitors at stand 6C269 in Hall 6.
Italian Trade Agency
The Italian Trade Agency is the Government agency which promotes the globalization of Italian firms, under the aegis of the Ministry of Economic Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ITA helps to develop, facilitate and promote Italian economic and trade relations with foreign countries, focusing on the needs of SMEs, their associations and partnerships. ITA sustains Italian firms in their internationalisation process, promoting the marketing of Italian goods and services as well as the image of “Made in Italy” products around the world, while facilitating outward Italian investments and encouraging FDI attraction into Italy. ITA provides information, support and consultancy services to Italian companies on foreign markets, in order to foster exports and economic cooperation in all sectors, with the objective of increasing the effectiveness of their presence on international markets. ITA works closely with the Italian Regions, the network of Italian Chambers of Commerce, business organisations and other public and private entities. ITA’s headquarters are based in Rome and it works through a large network of offices around the world which are acknowledged as “Trade Promotion Offices or Sections” of Italy’s Embassies or Consulates. www.ice.gov.it