At the end of February thirteen companies, including Cosco and Eastern Airlines, visited the international airport of Rome to sound out the new business center opportunities. The mission was promoted by Invest Shanghai, the local representation of the National Development and Reform Commission. The Leonardo Da Vinci could become the e-commerce hub.
07.03.2019 -- Class Editori. China looks at the development of the Fiumicino Business City. At the end of February, a delegation of 13 companies from China visited the Italian capital's airport, showing interest in the Business City project presented last May. The Chinese mission represents the natural continuation of that of the Rome Airports meeting in the People's Republic last November. It would be better to say the missions. In the second half of last year several missions followed, to keep the attention of Chinese investors towards the Leonardo Da Vinci, and now on the project of strategic real estate development that - on the model of what already happens in London, Zurich, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris - will build, close to the international hub terminals, a business city opened to companies, start-ups and professionals, both Italian and foreign.
The delegation promoted by Invest Shanghai, the local representation of the National Development and Reform Commission, China's main economic planning body, was composed of companies, mainly active in the e-commerce, technology and pharmaceutical sectors. Between these there is: the Cosco Air, controlled by the giant Cosco Shipping, the Greek port of Piraeus operator; the Shanghai Cross-Border E-Commerce Association; the Easter Airlines Logistic and Wuyao E-commerce, a company based in the free trade zone of the Chinese financial center.
In recent years, the subsidiary of the holding company led by Giovanni Castellucci is having a leading role in welcoming travelers from the People's Republic. There are 10 Chinese cities in total connected to Rome with direct flights. Moreover, Fiumicino is, together with London and Paris, the only airport in Europe that houses all four major Chinese carriers (Air China, China Southern, Hainan and China Eastern), reaching a frequency of 25 weekly flights.
The Business City now aims to attract the business world. The purpose is to transform the Business City into a reference center for conferences, served by 2 new hotels. The works will begin this year: the first 4 buildings in the district will be available between 2022 and 2023, while the remaining 3 will open in 2024.
"The visit of the Chinese delegation, led by the Shangai Cross Border E-commerce Association, confirms Adr's development strategy towards the Chinese market, not only in reference to the leisure world, but now, thanks to the management district project, also towards that business", explains Filippo-Maria Carbonari, Adr real estate executive manager, who last November led the roadshow between Beijing and Shanghai". The peculiarity of Adr as manager of the airport infrastructure and promoter of the real estate initiative, will allow to develop tailor-made solutions suitable for every need in a unique and unrepeatable way ".
The comments of the Chinese delegation seem to agree with the leaders of the company led by Ugo De Carolis: "We chose Fiumicino airport as the first stop on our official visit to Europe because we are very interested in enhancing the development initiatives that Adr is carrying out. The tailor-made services promoted by the future business center represent a great opportunity for Chinese companies. In addiction, collaboration potentialities are excellent to make Fiumicino the new European hub for the development of our main activities" highlighted Li Jiupeng, the Shangai Cross Border E-commerce Association chairman. For Alex Zho of Ubi Logistic, the Leonardo Da Vinci "becomes the opportunity both for a direct channel development and to study new possible scenarios for managing customs processes".
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