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Destination Design 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Sept. 26th - Oct. 3rd, 2015

FTDA – Foreign Trade Development Agency – in partnership with Verona Fiere and Astra Cucine, is organizing a mission to Abitare il Tempoand a VIP private visit of Astra Cucine - kitchen, bathroom and wardrobes companies, for developers, architects and designers who are interested in exploring Italy and its excellences.

If you wish to be part of this exciting programme, please contact us and request an application form.


Destination Design ’15 - Sept. 26th Oct.  3rd  

Sept. 26th – Departure from Canada
Sept. 27th - Arrive in Italy.
Transfer to Villa Foscarini – 5 star hotel located inside a Villa from the 1500. Check in at hotel. Free time in the afternoon and Dinner with representatives from Astra Cucine.
Sept. 28th – Astra, Alpe, Artesi
In the afternoon, visit to kitchen, bathroom and wardrobe companies.
Sept. 29th - Verona
Transfer to Mestre train station and train to Verona and check in at 4 star Hotel.
6:00 pm – Aperitivo reception at the Trade show (official opening) – Meet and greet with exhibitor, other delegations and industry professionals.
Sept. 30th  – Abitare il tempo – Trade Show
Morning – Transfer to the Pala Expo, pick up passes, B2B meetings with exhibitors as per pre-set schedule.
Lunch with the delegation and free time in the afternoon at the Trade Show.
4:00 pm – Factory visit at ATMA - a group that incorporates 29 companies in the interior design sector – in Treviso
Oct. 1st   – Abitare il tempo – Trade Show
10:00 am – Participation to Seminar presentation with ECIA European Council of Interior Architects
6:00 pm – Private event with the delegations at Maistri/Minotti Cucine – in Verona
Oct. 2nd  – Abitare il tempo – Trade Show
B2B meetings with exhibitors in the morning as per pre-set schedule, lunch with the delegation.
6:00 pm – Private evening reception at Villa Dionisi – sponsored by Morelato furniture.
Oct. 3rd   –  Return to Canada
Check out from Hotel.

Participation costs:

Participation fee will be CAD 2400 per participant (based on double room occupancy) and FTDA will cover up to 50% of cost for qualified participants (architects, designers, developers, buyers, journalists, agents) interested in attending B2B meetings at Abitare il Tempo 2014.
Single rooms available. A single room supplement of CAD 350 will be applied upon request (based on availability).

An additional discount of CAD 400 will be applied for early bird registration.
Early bird rates available until July 30th at 12:00 noon.

This fee includes:

  • 5/6 nights accommodation with breakfast in 4 and 5 star hotel
  • transfer from/to airport of arrival (suggested airport Venice)
  • 4 lunches with the delegation
  • 1 welcome reception
  • 3 private events with the delegation
  • Passes to access both Abitare il Tempo – Trade Show and Marmomacc
  • 24/7 assistance by FTDA bilingual representative on site
  • interpretation services (where needed) during B2B meetings at the Fair.

Flight to/from Italy is not included in the participation fee.

If you wish to join the Canadian Delegation, please check one of the following options based on which category best suits you:

  • Regular rate $ 2,500 + GST
  • Single room sponsored rate $ 1,150 + GST
  • Double room (includes 2 people) $1,600 + GST

For information and to receive your application form, please contact:

Giovanni Varano
Foreign Trade Development Agency