Strengthening Business Ties: CDP Business Matching and ICCI Foster Collaboration in Textile Machinery Sector

Milan, May 30th 2023 – In a bid to bolster business ties between Indian and Italian companies in the textile machinery sector, two prominent entities, CDP Business Matching and the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Italy (ICCI), have joined forces. Their collaborative efforts were recently showcased through an introductory webinar and a series of virtual B2B meetings held from May 29th to June 1st, 2023. This exciting initiative, conducted under the patronage of esteemed organizations like the Embassy of Italy in India, the Embassy of India in Italy, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA – New Delhi), the Italian Textile Machinery Association (ACIMIT), Invest India, Confindustria, CNA, and the Access India Initiative project, marks a significant step in strengthening bilateral trade relations between the two nations.

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Digital Facilitation of Business Connections

At the heart of this initiative is the innovative Business Matching Platform, a digital tool created by CDP in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. This platform, designed to enhance business collaborations between Italian and Indian companies, utilizes advanced algorithms to automatically match enterprises based on their business strategies. The power of technology is harnessed to bring together companies with complementary strengths and goals, paving the way for mutually beneficial partnerships.

The Preliminary Webinar and B2B Meetings

The introductory webinar, which served as a curtain-raiser to the collaborative effort, was a platform for both Italian and Indian companies to gain insights into each other’s strengths, capabilities, and opportunities. It provided a comprehensive overview of the potential for growth and synergy in the textile machinery sector. Industry leaders, experts, and representatives from both nations shared their perspectives, fostering a deeper understanding of the possibilities.

Following the informative webinar, the virtual B2B meetings took center stage. These meetings were the embodiment of collaboration in action, as Italian and Indian companies engaged in one-on-one discussions to explore potential partnerships and avenues for growth. These interactions allowed businesses to delve deeper into specific opportunities, share their expertise, and chart the course for future collaborations.

ITMA Fair: A Grand Culmination

The timing of this collaborative effort couldn’t be more perfect, as it serves as a prelude to the upcoming ITMA fair scheduled to be held in Milan from June 8th to June 14th, 2023. The ITMA fair, a renowned global textile machinery exhibition, provides an ideal platform for industry players to showcase their innovations and forge international partnerships. Building on the connections made during the introductory webinar and B2B meetings, participating companies from both India and Italy are poised to make the most of this significant event.

The ITMA fair will serve as a stage for the unveiling of cutting-edge textile machinery solutions, fostering cross-border collaboration and knowledge exchange. Italian and Indian companies will have the opportunity to exhibit their products, explore joint ventures, and further strengthen their business ties.


The collaborative effort between CDP Business Matching and ICCI, supported by a host of prominent organizations and facilitated through the innovative Business Matching Platform, exemplifies the spirit of international cooperation and economic diplomacy. By bringing together Italian and Indian companies in the textile machinery sector, this initiative opens doors to new opportunities, enhances knowledge sharing, and sets the stage for fruitful collaborations.

As the ITMA fair in Milan approaches, the connections established during the introductory webinar and virtual B2B meetings will undoubtedly bear fruit. These efforts contribute to the broader goal of fostering economic growth, promoting innovation, and strengthening the bonds of friendship and partnership between Italy and India in the textile machinery sector.