e.g. social infrastructure, water resources, transport and energy.
Who We Are
ITARE has been set up in 2016 and is majority owned by the management. It offers business development, financial advisory services and technical assistance for project preparation and execution to individual clients and the set-up of value and supply chains.
ITARE operates in emerging markets with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East in three key areas: Infrastructure, Agribusiness and Smart Solutions.
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Buildexpo Kenya 2019: a meeting point between ITARE and the construction sector
Once again ITARE came back to Kenya in order to attend the Builexpo exhibition, thanks to Emilia-Romagna region support. The 2 team members Daniele Ascari, project manager of Concrete Solutions – ITARE's main business line in the building materials field - and Moses Mbitu, ITARE’s East Africa Representative, took part in the event. ITARE’s attendance at this kind of events is a major opportunity to increase its network. Thanks to B2B meetings, ITARE met up with those companies already known over the last years, in order to put forward the new solutions for accessing the credit aimed at the purchase of its Italian partner materials and machines. In the occasion of the exhibition, ITARE met new firms and dealers. More than 25 contacts were taken and during the days after the event some of them received several quotations for the Italian machines. It has been a pleasure for ITARE meeting many Italian firms with whom to exchange information and to explore the possibilities of doing business together in the country. So far, ITARE has been managing 14 deals, 2 of them will be closed by the end of this year. ITARE will come back to Kenya from September 14th to 22nd and from November 5th to 7th in the occasion of the Big 5 Costruct exposition. ITARE is willing to close the deals made over the last years and to identify new potential local partners. It is also considering founding a local company in order to support its Kenyan clients and to have a better control over the local market on behalf of its Italian partners.
Sencon 2019: Concrete Solutions meets Senegalese companies
The Sencon Exhibition 2019, held in Dakar from April 23rd to 26th, has been a contact point for ITARE and the Senegalese companies active in the building field. The two members of ITARE’s team, Daniele Ascari (project manager of Concrete Solutions – main ITARE’s business line in the building materials field – www.cs.itare.it) and Daouda Diouf (ITARE’s West Africa Representative) attended the event, sponsored by Emilia-Romagna region. The team has been able to consolidate its own brand, both by maintaining the relationships with the old clients and by creating new contacts. During the event, more than 40 contacts were taken. Among them, construction companies, especially the ones active in the concrete field, engineers, architects and developers. It was also possible to identify 2 potential distributors for ITARE’s partners. Different students, engineers and start-ups visited the stand in order to have further info about the financial tools used by ITARE in its activities carried out in Senegal, geographically considered as one of the most strategic West African countries. So far, ITARE has been carrying out 9 deals, 2 of them under negotiation, and it is willing to expand its presence by attending two key events – an onsite business trip from October 7th to 12th and a workshop to be held in 2020. ITARE is also considering founding a local company.
ITARE and Dashaco Group become partners to support Central African companies
Douala – ITARE signed a collaboration agreement with Dashaco Group, operating in more than 20 African countries. Dashaco Group works in the media field – communication, marketing, advertising and microfinance. In order to present their partnership to the Cameroonian business community, ITARE and Dashaco Group arranged an event in Douala, at Pullman Hotel. Italian and local companies, banks and institutions took part. ITARE’s top management seized the opportunity to underline the strategic nature of such a collaboration when it comes to fostering internationalisation and supporting the Cameroonian companies aiming to collaborate with the Italian ones. An effective lever for closing the potential deals is combing competitive financial solutions with the business offers proposed by the Italian companies, clients of ITARE. Dashaco Group premises will be the reference point for ITARE’s activities in Central Africa, and ITARE’s clients can consider them as the gateway to the local markets of Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazaville, Burkina Faso, Congo DR, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Gabon, Benin, Mali, Mauritania, Bissau Guinea, Niger, Togo. Thanks to this collaboration, ITARE will be able to offer the following services to its clients – logistical support for business trips planning, schedule drawing up, singling out business opportunities with public and private counterparties, managing business relations with the local counterparties, preliminary phase of the financial reliability of potential local clients. By creating and consolidating its international network, ITARE aims to be the ideal partner for those economic parties – Italian or not – which try to enter the African market but can’t find the appropriate financial solutions. The first step towards the market shares gain is the onsite presence. It is the best way to fulfil the needs of one of the most promising markets growing at sustained high rates. Thanks to ITARE, Africa is closer than you think!