on the morning of june 13 local time in italy, a delegation from xuhui district government of shanghai visited the shanghai & florence-sino italian design exchange center built by dobe. the delegation’s members included xuhui district party committee’s standing committee member and deputy head wang hongwei, xuhui district development and reform commission’s director shi fang, xuhui district commission of commerce’s deputy director dai suoyun, other leaders from xuhui district and shanghai promotion center for city of design’s secretary general luo zhiwei. dobe group’s board chairman jia bo accompanied the visitors throughout the tour. the two sides had in-depth exchanges and discussions, talked about our cultural and creative industries’ overseas development in the future.
dobe group’s board chairman jia bo accompanied mr. wang and other visitors, introduced shanghai & florence-sino italian design exchange center’s course of development and reported the park’s remarkable achievements over the past 5 years to them. after learning the local handicraft industry’s course of development and competitive areas, the visitors showed great interest in florence’s small family enterprises and traditional handicraft industry. after that, the two sides put forward new ideas and hopes for information exchanges and event planning in the future, explored the orientations of xuhui district’s cultural and creative industries’ overseas development in the future.
cultural and creative industries are important products generated in developed countries’ economic transformation and commanding heights of soft-power competition in the new era. developing cultural and creative industries has become a new trend in today’s world economic development and many countries’ strategic choice. according to statistics, in italy, cultural and creative industries account for 4.9% of the country’s gdp, create a gross output value of 68 billion euro, provide 5.7% of the country’s jobs. the huge role of innovation in driving economic development has gradually become an international consensus.
as the “belt and road” initiative deepens, dobe group’s shanghai & florence-sino italian design exchange center (florence base) will carry out b2b cooperation projects with clearer purposes, build an international platform for cultural exchanges between china and italy, help italian cultural and creative smes enter china, providing outstanding chinese cultural, creative, sci-tech and innovative enterprises with new opportunities for overseas development, gradually build closer connections between the two cities.
dobe is willing to share development experience, successful cases and development patterns with entrepreneurs and startups from in various countries around the world, create new cooperation patterns for win-win results, build a big family for harmonious coexistence.