- A deep understanding of local customs is the key
to transforming a trip abroad into an unforgettable cultural experience and professional success
IMY provides solutions for professionals in terms of business, culture, logistics (including accommodation and transport). A specialist who speaks English, French and Spanish conducts the visits. CSCS can provide interpreters in Portuguese, Danish, Romanian, Hungarian and German if required. We can also provide external translators for other languages.
Participants are assisted throughout the visits, in order to combine the business experience with the discovery of local secret treasures, including cultural and culinary traditions. CSCS is convinced that a deep understanding of local customs is the key to transforming a trip abroad into an unforgettable cultural experience and professional and business success.
The standard contents and activities for an IMY Study Visit include: business contacts and meetings; meetings with stakeholders including policy makers, sector experts and professionals, companies. The programme may include cultural and tourist guided visits, excursions, meals in selected restaurants and other ad hoc activities that may be requested. All study visits can be enriched with special excursions, such as wine, cheese or olive oil tastings.
The Design of Study Visits
The design of the visit consists in identifying the needs of the participants and subsequently combining them with the resources, while making an extensive and viable work plan. The IMY Study Visit design process is realized through interacting directly with the client and with the stakeholders, anticipating effects of each meeting, interviewing the client, proposing solutions and revising them within a continuous quality management process.
The cost for the design depends on the number of stakeholders and the number of days included in the programme of the IMY Study Visit.
Scientific tutoring for IMY Study Visits
A senior professional with expertise in the study field, guides the visits acting as a cultural mediator. The role of the CSCS is to divide the group into selected environments. An ad hoc programme, interpreting the needs of the visitor, is agreed upon well before arrival. CSCS experts introduce the group to the area, to organisational and political issues, administrative rules, and so on. The science tutor supports local stakeholders to share the right information with the visitor and to create a framework of real perspectives from local life in terms of business, job markets, education, culture and lifestyle.
The science tutor accompanies the participants for the whole period, including restaurant visits and social events, helping the participants to understand for example the gastronomic traditions and the Italian people. CSCS cultural support is present not only in the business sector, but even in discussions on food, history and local habits.
Accommodation for Study Visits
Tuscany has a lot to offer and IMY is pleased to suggest a wide selection of accommodation solutions. Depending on the focus of the Study Visit and on the season, you might choose between fully furnished apartments in buildings from the Middle Ages, rural villas, upmarket modern hotels or beach resorts.
Contact IMY staff for a quotation for your desired accommodation solution.
- IMY provides assistance in all the aspects of the study visits
Food and wines discovery is indeed an essential element of your experience in Italy.
According to the locations of the Study Visit, the timetable and your dietary requirement, if any, IMY selects a variety of restaurants enabling you to appreciate old authentic recipes as well as stylish and modern cuisine, always with the highest quality ingredients, in line with the best Italian tradition.
The intense programme of IMY Study Visits generally requires dedicated transport services, which can be provided with luxury minibuses (seven or eight seats plus driver).
Reservations must be placed with a minimum of 45 days prior notice in order for IMY to contact stakeholders, draft the programme and receive approval from the client.
We require 50% of the total sum at the offer approval stage and the remaining 50% before the conclusion of the Study Visit. Clients are to provide IMY with all necessary information prior to arrival, such as arrival dates and departures, identification documents, VISA information if needed, and special needs of individual participants. Detailed preparation and exchange of information is essential to ensure a successful service.
Fees can be paid by cash, bank transfer or by credit card (an extra charge of 3% is applied).