The Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC) is the international mediation service of the Florence Chamber of Commerce. With the development of the means of communication, commercial dealings and interpersonal relations have in-tern developed new global dimensions.
The chamber of Commerce has decided to offer its decades of experience in mediation and dispute resolution to individuals and companies that find themselves operating in an increasingly global market and wish to choose Florence as the site for the resolution of all current and future disputes.
Mediation is the simplest among dispute resolution tools. There are no binding procedures. The only goal is finding a satisfying agreement for all parties. In comparison with trial and other structured systems, the advantages of mediation in terms of readiness and cost are immense. The parties involved create their own solution for their dispute, however they cannot do this alone. They require the assistance of a third, neutral and impartial party, who must be appropriately experienced and prepared.
In order to promote the growth of mediation and bring awareness to companies of its value, the Chamber of Commerce offers a list of highly experience and successful international mediators. According to FIMC rules all chartered mediators on this list must be certified by institutions in the field of mediation who apply assessment programs and evaluation criteria whose standards are equivalent or superior to those provided by the International Mediation Institute (IMI). IMI is a non-profit public interest initiative that brings transparency and high competency standards into mediation practices across all fields, worldwide.
For its services FIMC guarantees fixed costs, as well as the use of Chamber of Commerce conference rooms for no cost.
Fakes and copies of high quality products can be found on every street in today’s society. With the increase in the number of people involved in this illicit market, the stamp “made in Italy” loses it’s powerful significance. This is why the Florence Chamber of Commerce organized a project involving the young bright minds of Tuscany to highlight the negative effects that this market is having on the Italian economy, as well as how it negatively effects it’s culture and status. To learn more about the initiative read the article bellow.
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