For various reasons I’m looking to relocate in Italy. Including, I like Italy a lot and Italy has a strong heritage and skilled workforce with many companies and sub contractors in the footwear and clothing manufacturing sector. Therefore I’d like to establish a start-up small/medium enterprise business in Italy to take advantage of an undeveloped gap in the sports footwear, clothing and accessories market. However I realise I can’t do it all on my own and I am therefore looking for an Italian partner. Either an existing sports goods company, investment company or entrepreneurial individuals. I’ve tried contacting initially via e-mail various specific trade organisations and bodies such as Assosport, Italian Trade Commission, local chambers of commerce etc, seeking assistance and I’ve had no reply. Am I going about it the wrong way? What is the best way to find a prospective Italian business partner? Can anybody help me out with information, have sport industry contacts, put me in the right direction with suggestions or assist me.