Post Event | CICC MEWG Business Networking Event, July 21st , Suzhou

22 Luglio 2021

Dear Members and Friends,

The Manufacturing Engineering Working Group (MEWG) of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) together with the CICC Suzhou Chapter (SCH) is glad to let you know that the 4th Edition of CICC MEWG Business Networking Event was held on July 21st in Suzhou




Over 25 people in the manufacturing engineering sector participated in the informal dinner aimed at discussing the upcoming events of the MEWG group. At the end of the meeting, a significant input was made towards a clear program of the group’s future activities from July to December 2021.

The coordinator of the MEWG group, Mr. Roberto Saponaro came to greet and thank all the participants, emphasizing the significance of the CICC Suzhou Chapter (SCH) since many manufacture companies gather in Suzhou, also announcing in advance the MEWG Roadshow on September 22nd in Guangzhou. 




The discussion pointed out the importance of being part of the Italian Pavilion at China International Industry Fair 2021 (Sept. 14-18, Shanghai), in order to promote the understanding of “Made in Italy”, especially Italian mechanical engineering by the Chinese public, and to promote and spread Italy's technological image and outstanding influence in this industry. For further information about the fair do not hesitate to contact  

Furthermore, the discussion highlighted the launch of the series of Intercompany Network which provides the participants a visit to foreign companies in China, through this business visit, the participants will learn more about different business case histories and perspectives of companies in China. We are glad to let you know that the first edition will be held on 5th August at the headquarter office of the Würth Industry Service (China) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai. If you are interested in joining the event, please click on the following link for more information and for registration:

The CICC would like to express our special thanks to all the participants and Cosìcosì Restaurant & Bar for hosting the informal meeting.

The MEWG group will continue holding the Business Networking Events in order to offer all of you precious chances of business networking. 


About the MEWG Group:


Roberto Saponaro - General Manager, Eutron Kunshan Electronics Technology Co. Ltd


Carlo Nizia - Risk Management UFI FILTERS

Antonio Tagliati - Sales & Marketing Manager APAC, ISB Bearing China (SongJiang Shanghai) Co., Ltd


The MEWG represents the interest of all Italian companies in China working directly or indirectly in the sector on a national base.

MEWG objectives are:

  • coordinate and promote all Italian members’ needs which are active in many different industries of the Chinese mechanical engineering sector (machinery, automotive, component manufacturers, mechanical engineering …);
  • promote and raise awareness on the size and the importance of the Italian technology in the sector to all institutions in China and Italy that are our natural counterparts, in order to develop business opportunities;
  • coordinate and promote activities and events that boost the visibility and the image of “Technology Made in Italy”;
  • inform all members on the topic Made in China 2025, particularly with regard to risks and opportunities for Italian businesses;
  • become a reference for all mechanical engineering companies within the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC), lobbying private and public institutions active in the Chinese market.


About Suzhou Chapter (SCH):


Flavio Zaghini - General Manager, PIOVAN PLASTICS MACHINERY (SUZHOU) Co. Ltd.


Gunther Klein - General Manager, EDT Diecasting Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.


Founded in 2006, SCH is open to all manufacturing companies based in Suzhou’s industrial parks.
Internally, the SCH has established several "think-tanks" to discuss specific issues such as: human resource management, visas, cost control, procurement, legal issues, tax issues. On these various issues, in agreement with the CCIC, it has developed several seminars and promotional activities.

Other achievements and activities:

  • Appreciation Meeting with governmental institution of Suzhou 
  • Meeting with the Customs authorities, Jiangsu Province;
  • Networking events between Italian and Chinese entrepreneurs.
  • Suzhou Chapter meeting: Coordinator and Vice-Coordinator(s) elections

For more information about the MEWG group and the CICC Suzhou Chapter please contact the below email addresses:

MEWG Group: 

Suzhou Chapter:


Kind Regards,
The CICC Team

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