The 4th edition of the “Italian Business Oscars,” an annual event organized by the Tunisian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Italian Embassy, took place on October 16 in Tabarka, Tunisia.
The awards celebrate the Italian business community in Tunisia and the importance of collaboration between the two countries.
During the ceremony, the companies which distinguished themselves by contributing to strengthening trade, investment, and economic relations between Italy and Tunisia received an award. Fabrizio Saggio, Italian ambassador to Tunisia, also attended the event.
“I am convinced that Made in Italy represents a valuable tool of our foreign policy: your brands are just like a business card for our country,” Ambassador Saggio said in his opening remarks. The Ambassador also noted that “doing business means not only knowing how to seize the opportunities offered by the market but also making a conscious choice of mutual development, supporting the welfare of the communities in which an enterprise operates.”
The Oscar for “Best Large Enterprise” went to Effemme Biserta, the Oscar for “Best Small and Medium Enterprise” to Compagnie Manufacture Italienne, the Oscar for “Best Consolidated Investment” to Tunicotex, and the Oscar for “Best New Investment” to Gruppo Manifatture Italiane. Salotti Italia won the Oscar “for Resilience,” the Honor Award for Corporate Social Responsibility went to Chiesi and the Honor Award for “Best Tunisian Partner” to Société Bouzguenda Freres of the Polina Group.
The event represented an opportunity to bring together more than 80 Italian businesses and underlined the importance of the Tunisian market for Italy. “We are Tunisia’s leading trading partner: more than 900 Italian companies operate here,” the Italian Embassy in Tunis stressed.
The president of the Tunisian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mourad Fradi, pointed out that the “Italian Business Oscars” represent a high-level annual event aimed at consolidating bilateral cooperation relations between Tunisia and Italy on the economic and commercial level.