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New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Broadway from March 27-29
March 2008 - The Italian Trade Commission announces Italy‚Äôs official participation at NECTFL 2008 with an Italian Pavilion showcasing books, catalogues and multimedia products from the following 7 publishers, 2 language schools and 1 university. The 55th edition will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Broadway from March 27-29. NECTFL is the most important regional convention in the Northeast of the United States for the teaching of foreign languages. 140 exhibitors will participate and over 2,500 foreign language professionals are expected to attend.
The Italian Pavilion, # 303, will include the Italian Trade Commission, the Consulate General of Italy in New York (Booth 300), the Italian Institute of Culture in New York (Booth 304), and ILICA (Booth 308). Visitors to the Italian Pavilion will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from Alma Edizioni, Bonacci editore, Cideb-Black Cat, Edizioni Edilingua, Guerra Edizioni, La Scuola, RAI, Accademia Italiana, Eduitalia, and Universit√† per Stranieri di Perugia. A total of 29 sessions about the Italian language and culture will be presented.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce (Bureau of Census), in 2007 Italy was among the major foreign suppliers of books, newspapers and other printed matter, exporting $111 million of products, in particular dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibles, newspapers and journals.
The Italian Trade Commission is the government agency entrusted with promoting trade, industrial and technological cooperation, and disseminating economic information regarding Italy abroad. The Chicago Office maintains and regularly updates its publishing website.
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