Alessandro De Blasi- President of Terranova Vini
I met Karine at Vinitaly 2013, thanks to common contacts. My company Terra Nova is engaged in import of wines and food in Brazil, Paraguay and the United States, when we met I was doing this job from at least 10 years and I was looking for a professional that could help me in Brazil with distribution in regions where I wasn’t present. My goal was to expand the deployment, open new shops and develop contacts with wine company of a certain level in Italy. At this important moment for my future, I met Karine. I immediately recognized in her a key partner for my company and from the beginning she made me realize to be very engaged and to be an expert in the field. Brazil has always represented a dream of conquest for me, I wanted to be everywhere, but alone it was impossible. The work of Karine was also fundamental in opening and start-up of Bottega De Wine, in Florianopolis, the first of our shop, which has really made a difference. After this first experience Karine has become a stable partner, we collaborate today. Today Terra Nova exports prestigious labels and it is present in the biggest supermarket franchising as well as in the most elegant restaurants in Rio, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte. Our buyers and manufacturers are happy: we guarantee a continuous exports in Brazil, with the customs, commercial and tax services by Karine team, working together with our Veronese and Brazilian teams. Now, after all that we did, I think if there had not been Karine this would have been impossible. Brazil is not just a country, it is rather slow and bureaucratic, it takes a professional in the field, on site, and preferably also in Italy for safety. I have recommended to several of my partners, and everyone was very happy. Her team in Brazil is professional and capable. Thus Brazil becomes "easy"!
Walter Barbieri- Administrator of Gruppo COFLE Spa
I got in touch with Karine about two years ago thanks to a well-respected professional that I work with for foreign finance operations. When I knew her, we had only a rough draft for assets in Brazil, thanks to her we were able to define it in detail and to implement it without problems. Brazil is one of the most important global player for one of our major product lines, and there are no local producers who can claim our skills and potential, also precisely because of this, the market demand for these products "localized" is very high. It was therefore an important opportunity for my company. If I could go back I would do again all the way with her, she was in fact essential to rely since the first drafts of the industrial project to a serious and competent professional. otherwise The risk is to have to review the business plan deeply because of the peculiarities of the Brazilian trade rules. Now we work a lot more and we are more and more convinced of the importance of Brazil project for my industry group.
Alan Maldini- General Manager of MAX BEACH TENNIS and HighPower
I got in touch with Karine when a potential Brazilian customer in the beach tennis field contacted her and she has thought about my company as a partner, about two years ago. We were already present in other countries, but we were not able to work in Brazil, which now do. I decided to take the route with Karine because I trust her and her professionalism, I knew that Brazil was an excellent opportunity for us and I had the need to open a new market for the company. I would do it again, all the way, her help was crucial, because Brazil is more complex than other countries, so first of all you need to contact experts in trade with Brazil, just like Karine. After having worked with her, we are working continuously in Brazil, which we were not able to do in the past.