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Alcantara Champions Design And Fashion In Milan

Alcantara Champions Design And Fashion In Milan

MILAN, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Alcantara, headquartered in the city of Milan, has enjoyed a strong presence at Expo Milano 2015 and Milan Design Week 2015.

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At Expo Milano 2015, “Alcantara, Technology of Dreams” is the theme for the company’s exhibition arranged with the Municipality of Milan’s Department of Culture, and the Palazzo Reale.

The annual Milan Design Week festival, called Fuorisalone, took place in April, but its positive impact on the city’s residents and visitors goes on for months with new enterprises such as the Alcantara Concept Store in Milan’s fashion district at Via Pietro Verri 8 at San Pietro all’Orto open to the public through September.

Alcantara’s exhibit at Expo Milano is located in the rooms of the former Prince of Milan’s apartment in the Royal Palace. The exhibit was developed by six designers who are leaders in areas of fashion, lighting, interior design and exhibition design. The designers were asked to interpret the concepts of beauty, flexibility, touch and feel, envelopment and transformability — all characteristics of the Alcantara stylistics.

“Sponsoring an exhibition that takes Alcantara into the Royal Palace, a place of immense historical and cultural significance, to interpret the close ties existing among technology, art, industry and innovation is gratifying for all of our Alcantara employees,” said Andrea Boragno, CEO and chairman of Alcantara.

The curators of the Expo Milano exhibit are Giulio Cappelini and Domitilla Dardi. Cappelini was recently selected by Time Magazine as one of the 10 global trendsetters in fashion and design. Darda has a Ph.D in the History of Architecture. Since 2010, she has served as the editor of Flash Art Design Magazine.

The Alcantara exhibit is available to the public through May 31, 2015.

The Alcantara Concept Store which opened during Milan Design Week, features the company’s Metamorphosis collection, including creations by stylist and designer Rebecca Moses who has designed hand bags and covers for iPhones and iPads, as well as other accessories.

The store also is featuring capsule collections by creative artists Alessandro dell’Acqua, MSGM, Giannico, Superduper Hats and Paula Cademartori. These designers were selected by Vogue Italia to create one-off pieces using Alcantara material. The Alcantara Concept store is open to the public until September 30, 2015.

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About Alcantara(®) material

Multiple souls, countless applications, unique sensations, sustainability and distinctive Italian style in a unique material: Alcantara. Beautiful, elegant, as soft as silk and versatile as wax, Alcantara is delicate, but only apparently. As certified by extensive laboratory testing, the material, in fact, is characterized by unrivalled strength and durability. This unprecedented combination of sensoriality, aesthetics and functionality makes Alcantara the preferred choice of all those who want to fully enjoy the products they use on a daily basis, with total respect for the environment. Alcantara has been certified Carbon Neutral since 2009.

Alcantara partners with top and high-end brands in various fields. Whether it is an outfit, a hand bag, a sofa, the seat of a car or a tablet cover, it turns everything it touches into something unique and unrepeatable. Alcantara has an impressive technological know-how that allows it to satisfy both technical and style-related needs. Thanks to its Applications Development Centre, Alcantara can develop colours and products upon request, following the most complex briefs. It is an extraordinary achievement, made possible by the continuous merge between Italian craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation.

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Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents a prime example of Italian-produced quality. As registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. and result of a unique and proprietary technology, Alcantara(®) is a highly innovative material, offering an unrivalled combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional qualities. Thanks to its extraordinary versatility, Alcantara is the choice of leading brands in a number of application fields: fashion and accessories, automotive, interior design and home decor, consumer-electronics. These features, together with a serious and certified commitment in terms of sustainability, make Alcantara a true icon of contemporary lifestyle: the lifestyle of those who want to fully enjoy their everyday life, respecting the environment.

Since 2009 Alcantara is certified “Carbon Neutral”, having defined, reduced and offset all the CO(2) emissions derived from its activity. In 2011 the analysis was extended to the whole product lifecycle, including also use and disposal phases (“from cradle to grave”). To mark out the path of the company in such a field, every year Alcantara draws up and publishes its own Sustainability Report, certified by TUV SUD international authority and available also on the corporate website.

Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara production site and R&D department are located in Nera Montoro, in the heart of Umbria Region (Terni).

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ARCA Announces Technology Partnership With Eataly at EXPO 2015

ARCA Announces Technology Partnership With Eataly at EXPO 2015

IVREA, Italy, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Eataly Open-innovation Strategy Integrates ARCA / CTS Technology Improving

Back Office Cash Management

ARCA, a worldwide leader in cash and payment automation, announced today that its
Italian subsidiary, CTS Solutions, is collaborating with Eataly, a high-end Italian food
market-restaurant chain, in optimizing its back office cash handling operations at the Eataly EXPO area in Milan.

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From May 1 to October 31, Milan will become a global showcase for more than 140
nations participating at this event. Eataly’s 172,000-square-feet area provides a
gastronomic journey through Italy’s highest quality food and wine selection. Over a
six-month period, thousands of customers will stop by at the Eataly EXPO area for lunch,
dinner or just a snack. By optimizing its back office cash processes, Eataly will be
managing incoming cash easily, efficiently and securely thus concentrating on providing better customer service.

“We have been working closely with Eataly to analyse the cashflow process in their
Italian restaurants while defining and implementing solutions to improve efficiency and
security,” said Roberto Berti, Head of Sales at CTS Solutions. “The EXPO has been a great
opportunity to enforce the existing relationship with Eataly and we are proud to assist them during this six-month universal exhibition.”

The Eataly area is equipped with two retail cash management workstations, each composed of a banknote recycler CM18b, a coin recycler CSD8 and the BOS software
application to provide an end-to-end solution for eliminating cash counting labour and
reconciliation routines. This configuration ensures full back office cash automation by
providing till float preparation (beginning of shift & end of shift), POS balancing to the back room, and deposit preparation.

“This partnership is a perfect fit for Eataly because we believe that technological
companies can help our society move into the future,” said Francesco Farinetti, CEO of
Eataly. “They have assisted us in smoothly and effortlessly creating back office cash
automation for our business. ARCA / CTS technology has made it possible to eliminate
routine operations, improve efficiency and increase security. This has been successful and now we can concentrate more and more on our core business.”

ABOUT ARCA

Since 1998, ARCA has been helping people find better ways to automate financial
transactions in bank branches, retail stores and self-service kiosks. In late 2014, ARCA
acquired the CTS Group, a global manufacturer of cash, cheque and card automation
technologies. The acquisition combines CTS’s proven engineering and R&D capabilities with
ARCA’s strong commitment to the customer. The purchase ensures ARCA will continue to grow
worldwide by providing technology and services to make transactions simpler, efficient,
and more secure. To learn more about ARCA’s innovative culture and commitment to our customers, please visit http://www.arca.com.

ABOUT CTS SOLUTIONS

CTS Solutions, an ARCA company, is a major player on the Italian market for
cash-handling solutions. The company is a notable presence in various sectors such as
Financial Institutions, Large-scale Retailers, Retail Trade and Transport. In recent
years, food and non-food retail markets also became target sectors and CTS Solutions has
gained significant experience developing a range of specific applications for cash deposit/recycling and management. For more information, please visit http://www.ctssolutions.it.

ABOUT EATALY

Eataly opened its first store in Italy, Turin, in January 2007, aiming to create a
multi-purpose gastronomic centre for the distribution of high quality food products. The
mantra of the company is an eco-friendly approach, responsibility and a sharing of
knowledge. Our intention is to offer a wide range of quality food at a reasonable price to
as many people as possible, whilst conveying production methods and teaching behind the
scene stories of the best gastronomic producers in Italy. With several outlets in Italy,
USA, Japan, Turkey and UAE, Eataly aims to disprove the commonplace cliche that quality
goods are only for the rich, because of price and availability. The original Eataly format
includes product distribution, restaurants and teaching composed of cooking courses,
tastings and interaction with major chefs, with large wineries and craftsmen, free lessons
for children and the elderly. This is the true authenticity of each Eataly store, and is
the starting point for creating a good perception of quality while reinforcing the concept that “eating well makes your life better”.

Media Contacts

ARCA Europe
Luca Spina
Marketing & Communications Manager
Corso Vercelli 332,
10015 Ivrea (TO), ITALY
Tel. (+39)0125-235611
l.spina@arca.com

ARCA Americas
Matthew Besch
Marketing Manager
1151 Holmes Rd.
Mebane, NC 27302
Tel. +1-(919) 442-5351
m.besch@arca.com

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“Alcantara City” In Shanghai Shows Company’s Reach Across Industries

“Alcantara City” In Shanghai Shows Company’s Reach Across Industries

MILAN, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Alcantara, the Italian company that outfits the interiors of the world’s most prestigious cars, recently teamed up with some of its leading brand partners at the Shanghai Auto Show to create “Alcantara City,” a creative art show celebrating the beauty of Alcantara materials.

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With support from luxury auto manufacturer Maserati, the high-end home furnishing brand Molteni, Sennheiser headphones and fashion designers Ricostru and Plore, Alcantara demonstrated the design potential of its materials to designers, fashion experts and representatives of the global auto industry.

This was the second consecutive year that Alcantara has held a brand event at the Shanghai Auto Show, underscoring its special relationship with the global auto industry.

“In Shanghai, we revealed the magic of Alcantara and there is nothing better than art to express the emotional beauty of our material,” said Andrea Boragno, CEO and chairman of Alcantara. “Our unique material can be applied to a wide range of industries: from automotive to fashion, from home décor and interior design to consumer electronics.”

The entire exhibit was designed in Alcantara material which was die-cut into tree and building shapes to create a modern “Alcantara skyline.” Onstage, a stunning Maserati GranCabrio MC with Alcantara interiors told the automotive story alongside an Alcantara-covered Molteni couch illustrating home decor applications for the material.

Actors were dressed in Alcantara-made clothing while using hi-tech accessories with soft Alcantara finishes on smart phones, tablet covers and Sennheiser Momentum on-ear headphones.

“Designer efforts to enhance the customization of our material have allowed us to consolidate our presence in traditional market segments like the auto industry and enter and grow in new ones like consumer electronics,” Boragno noted. “By combining aesthetic, sensory and functional properties – all with full respect to the environment – Alcantara has the unique ability to make people’s everyday lives more pleasant which, in turn, contributes to their quality of life.”

Alcantara material is well-known for its versatility, high quality, creative style and advanced technology. It is favored by many leading global brands.

The cooperation with Maserati is an example of Alcantara’s importance in the automotive industry, where the “Made in Italy” material is appreciated for its unmatched technical performance and described with characteristics such as lightweight, breathability, resistance, comfort and grip.

The collaboration with Molteni demonstrates Alcantara’s leading role in high-end furniture design, confirmed also by other collaborations with leading designers and artists, as well as the numerous design and art initiatives carried out by Alcantara throughout the world.

Alcantara’s “Technology of Dreams,” for example, just opened in Milan as part of Expo Milano 2015. In late March, an Alcantara-commissioned exhibit on the design aspects of daily life opened at the MAXXI Museum in Rome.

The company’s partnership with Sennheiser is an example of Alcantara’s presence in the consumer-electronics industry, which is paying close attention to the aesthetic comfort of end users.

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About Alcantara(®) material

Multiple souls, countless applications, unique sensations, sustainability and distinctive Italian style in a unique material: Alcantara. Beautiful, elegant, as soft as silk and versatile as wax, Alcantara is delicate, but only apparently. As certified by extensive laboratory testing, the material, in fact, is characterized by unrivalled strength and durability. This unprecedented combination of sensoriality, aesthetics and functionality makes Alcantara the preferred choice of all those who want to fully enjoy the products they use on a daily basis, with total respect for the environment. Alcantara has been certified Carbon Neutral since 2009.

Alcantara partners with top and high-end brands in various fields. Whether it is an outfit, a hand bag, a sofa, the seat of a car or a tablet cover, it turns everything it touches into something unique and unrepeatable. Alcantara has an impressive technological know-how that allows it to satisfy both technical and style-related needs. Thanks to its Applications Development Centre, Alcantara can develop colours and products upon request, following the most complex briefs. It is an extraordinary achievement, made possible by the continuous merge between Italian craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation.

Alcantara S.p.A. – www.alcantara.com

Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents a prime example of Italian-produced quality. As registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. and result of a unique and proprietary technology, Alcantara(®) is a highly innovative material, offering an unrivalled combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional qualities. Thanks to its extraordinary versatility, Alcantara is the choice of leading brands in a number of application fields: fashion and accessories, automotive, interior design and home decor, consumer-electronics. These features, together with a serious and certified commitment in terms of sustainability, make Alcantara a true icon of contemporary lifestyle: the lifestyle of those who want to fully enjoy their everyday life, respecting the environment.

Since 2009 Alcantara is certified “Carbon Neutral”, having defined, reduced and offset all the CO(2) emissions derived from its activity. In 2011 the analysis was extended to the whole product lifecycle, including also use and disposal phases (“from cradle to grave”). To mark out the path of the company in such a field, every year Alcantara draws up and publishes its own Sustainability Report, certified by TÜV SÜD international authority and available also on the corporate website.

Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara production site and R&D department are located in Nera Montoro, in the heart of Umbria Region (Terni).

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CONTACT: Alcantara Company contact: Alcantara S.p.A., press@alcantara.com; Media Contacts for Alcantara: Jack Ferry or Merle Lueckens, AutoCom Associates, +1.248.647.8621, jferry@usautocom.com or mlueckens@usautocom.com

Web Site: http://www.alcantara.com

Fidenza Village Presents ‘The Embassy of Made in Italy’ for Expo Milano 2015

Fidenza Village Presents ‘The Embassy of Made in Italy’ for Expo Milano 2015

MILAN, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Fidenza Village will host exclusive events across fashion, art, design,
cuisine and music giving guests a true Italian experience; high-profile ambassadors and

partners to take part

At the new Terrazza Triennale of the Contemporary Museum in Milan, Fidenza Village
unveiled the exclusive programme of events it will hold over the next six months to
accompany Expo 2015. Fidenza Village, one of the Collection of Villages by Value Retail,
is located just 60 minutes from both Milan and Bologna, and offers Italy’s leading luxury outlet shopping experience.

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During Expo, the Village will showcase of the best of Made in Italy across art, food,
fashion, design and music. The events, created especially for Fidenza Village and starting
on 1 May, were presented by Desiree Bollier – Chief Executive, Value Retail Management – to ambassadors and partners.

Over the next six months, Fidenza Village will become a grand theatre for events
inspired by three themes centred on the cornerstones of Italian culture: Romantic Opera, La Dolce Vita and Italian Passion.

– From 1 May to 30 June Fidenza Village is celebrating Romantic Opera. With
superb direction, set designs and costumes, Fidenza Village will present the quintessential style of Italian romanticism.
– In July and August the focus will be on La Dolce Vita and the Italian lifestyle that is envied around the world.
– Finally, the last few months will be dedicated to Italian Passion. Guests will
be able to enjoy unforgettable multisensory experiences encompassing everything that is Made in Italy.

“It is an honour to present this project that Fidenza Village will feature during Expo
in such a beautiful setting. The whole essence of the initiative ‘The Embassy of Made in
Italy’ is to celebrate the patrimony characterizing the surrounding territory of Fidenza
Village, the bedrock of the best of ‘Made in Italy’,” said Desiree Bollier, CEO of Value
Retail. “Value Retail prides itself in promoting its surrounding communities, embracing
the territories’ heritage and elevating it to the international consumer through creative collaborations. Expo is the perfect platform for such an opportunity.”

The ambassadors of The Embassy of Made in Italy:

Fashion

The ambassador of the fashion world is Mario Boselli, the Honorary President of the Chamber of Italian Fashion, and a figurehead of the Italian fashion industry.

“I am pleased and honoured to take part in Value Retail’s great project to turn
Fidenza Village into ‘The Embassy of Made in Italy’ for Expo 2015, which will host a
variety of innovative events related to the different areas of Italian excellence,” said
Boselli. “As for fashion, it is with great pride that I can say again that the industry is
in excellent health, boasting some of the best production in the world, and it has recorded a net trade surplus of over EUR18 billion, with 570,000 employees in approximately 60,000 companies.”

Drawing inspiration from their own heritage, some of the most important brands in
Italian fashion will be in Fidenza Village during the six months of the Expo, breathing life into the three themes of Romantic Opera, La Dolce Vita and Italian Passion.

Food

From fashion to another pillar of Italian excellence: food. The Michelin-starred chef
and Ambassador of Expo 2015, Davide Oldani, will represent the best of Italian gastronomy.
During Expo, Oldani will be in the Village hosting events and presenting an entertaining
show with another Michelin-starred chef, Massimo Spigaroli. Massimo represents the best of local products through his restaurant Antica Corte Pallavicina.

“The development of the region has always guided my work. This is why I’ve accepted,
with great pleasure, Fidenza Village’s invitation to work together to create an original
experience which is a synergy of the best local and global elements,” said Davide Oldani.

Additional partners include the Academia Barilla, which will perform cooking
demonstrations spanning the three themes of Romantic Opera, La Dolce Vita and Italian
Passion for both adults and children. Vinitaly, the world’s top exhibition in the wine sector, will provide tastings of carefully selected wines.

Art

Patrick Tuttofuoco, one of the most interesting names on the Italian cultural scene
has collaborated with curator Davide Quadrio to create installations for the Village,
celebrating its role as The Embassy of Made in Italy and to explore the three themes.
Using the medium of sculpture, his installations complement Fidenza Village to create a
‘commentary’ that amplifies the theatrical quality of the Village and symbolises the ‘sensory’ experience in which guests will be invited to participate.

“I’m very happy to be part of this project. I share all the values of Fidenza Village
and its passion for the best of Made in Italy,” said the artist. “I’ve tried to translate
these concepts visually into bespoke works to celebrate and interpret the idea of Italian uniqueness.”

Music

Music is a cornerstone of Made in Italy and conveys, on an emotional level, the
culture and values of its heritage. Fidenza Village is in the land of the romantic
composer Verdi. The ambassador and partner, Fondazione Arena di Verona, will surprise
guests at Fidenza Village with performances that will be interpreted in a contemporary style, bringing guests even closer to the opera.

About Fidenza Village

Fidenza Village is one of the Collection of Villages in Europe and China created and
operated by Value Retail, which include the UK’s celebrated Bicester Village. Fidenza
Village is located just 60 minutes from both Milan and Bologna, and offers Italy’s leading
luxury outlet shopping experience. At Fidenza Village you can find the world finest luxury
boutiques of fashion and homewear all in one place with a unique selection of Italian and
international brands, offering savings of up to 70% on the recommended retail price, seven
days a week and all year round. Missoni, Class Roberto Cavalli and Vivienne Westwood are
just a few of the international brands present, as well as boutiques of Italian designers
including Furla, Simonetta and Diesel. Services offered by the Village include the
Shopping Express(R) coach service from Milan, a Tourist Information Centre, hands free
shopping, left luggage, luxury transfer and personal shopper on reservation. With a
selection of restaurants, delicatessen and cafe, the Village has become a destination for
visitors seeking a superior shopping experience and an enjoyable day out. To find out more, please visit FidenzaVillage.com

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CONTACT: For information: Edelman: Roberto Carnazza Tel. +39-0263-116-245, Cell. +39-349-7746017, roberto.carnazza@edelman.com / Giulia Oldani Tel. +39-0263-116-266 Cell. +39-347-6645-972 – giulia.oldani@edelman.com