Founder, President, Managing Director
Italian, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Eng. Fabio Manenti was born in Bergamo and graduated with honors in Management Engineering at the University of Bergamo. He achieved excellent results in the numerous specialization and postgraduate courses in the International Business & Management field, attending prestigious Universities and International Institutes including the Diploma in “Ingenieria Informatica de gestiόn” at the Universidad de La Laguna in Spain, the Master in International Business in addition to the TOEIC and TOEFL Diplomas at UC Berkeley and the Professional Master in Business Management at UC San Diego in California (USA) , the DELF 1er and 2eme degré diplomas at the Université de Montpellier III, the Université de Provence Aix-Marseille I and the Université de Perpignan in France and DAPLE at the Universidade de Lisboa in Portugal. He also obtained a Master’s degree in Eurodesign at the University of Bologna organized by the “Eurogiovani Research and European Studies Centre”, with the aim of designing Community calls and supporting approved projects both in the coordination phase and in the dissemination phase. Known languages: Italian, Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.
Eng. Fabio Manenti is an established professional in the field of International Marketing, Foreign Trade, Product & Project Management and Business Internationalization, initially raised in the fashion and design sector at Gabrielle and Mabo Group Spa, family companies, and later in the automotive sector at prestigious companies such as the Guido Glisenti Foundries Spa and the Brembo Spa Group, in the plant engineering sector at Matest srl and Argal srl and in the international consulting field working with Catalyst Marketing Inc. (USA) and Xtenzo Sales & Marketing B.V. (Netherlands). He has also collaborated for at least 20 years as a manager and management consultant at important international companies, organizations and clusters in various product sectors.
Fabio is the founder of Demix International Consulting, Demix Innovation Lab, Demix International Business Academy, Demix International Professional Club and Demix Group and co-founder of the Ecomo International agricultural cooperative (Africa), multicultural associations Carica! and I Due Mondi (Latin America), the associated professional studio WIC Group, the innovative projects InnoWatch (Italy and China), AireaTech (Italy and Albania) and CORB (France and Israel), the web platforms GogoTravel, AlpsPlatform, InnoShop, Demic, Demix Pro and Delizie dal Mondo, clusters Riqualifica, Hybridvan, MEDCO (Middle East) and IMC (Far East) and the international academic project I-THEN.
I deal with the support and development of innovative start-ups and SMEs, business networks for internationalization and non-profit organizations, and I am accredited as an expert consultant of internationalization and as a provider of support services to the start-up and relaunch paths of companies in the Lombardy Region (FRIM Line 8 Projects “Start up and Re Start”, Start-up for the Expo, Network Manager , Lombardy Net Generation 2, Export Business Manager and Open Innovation), Unioncamere Lombardia and Promos Italia (LET Projects – Lombardy Export Trade, Internationalization Call, Export Passport, Internationalization Expert for the five-year period 2018-2023, SIT – Business in Transformation Desk, Specialist assistance services to start-ups and innovative SMEs, business networks and companies in the Tourism Sector, as well as vouchers for internationalization and business development) , Finlombarda SpA (GATE Projects – Give Ability to Export, RAID – Network for Support to Companies in Difficulty and Expert in evaluation of technical investigations and technical evaluation of projects), ConfCommercio Union (Manager expert in internationalization processes) and Confindustria Servizi (Expert Consultant in Business Development and Internationalization).
In addition, I am a Tutor in auxiliary assistance and monitoring services for microcredit of the National Microcredit Institution and bank of Italy in Rome, a Senior Innovation Manager at the Ministry of Economic Development and a Europrogettist accredited to the EUPF (European Register of Euro-projects Designers and Managers) in Brussels and Amsterdam. For years I have been project manager in the development of international projects and activities in various countries of the world: from Europe to the Americas, from Africa to Asia, in some cases co-financed by public and/or private funds.
Educational and formative field
Occasionally I collaborate as a teacher and coach, as well as coordinator of company internships, with universities and training companies including the Specialist Assistance Desks and NIBI (New Institute of International Business) of the CCIAA of Milan, Bergamo Sviluppo and the CCIAA of Bergamo, Eupolis Lombardia (Higher Institute for Research, Statistics and Training) of the Lombardy Region, ALCE Impresa (University of Genoa), Custody, Maximus and the ITS JobsAcademy Foundation, where I was also Manager of the academic courses of International Marketing Management and Marketing, Sales and Export Management. I am co-founder and director of the I-THEN (International Technical Higher Education Network) project, a project that has as its main objective the cooperation between European and non-EU universities and professional institutes, public and private international organizations for the creation of a network for the joint development of international school and work alternation programs and activities, funded by the Community Erasmus+ programme. They are partners of the Be-Readi Alps (Business Economic Renewal to Enhance strAtegic Development and Innovation in Alpine Space) project, which aims to contribute to the enhancement of the innovative and digital fabric of the Alpine space, designing and experimenting initiatives to develop an Alpine living lab that stimulates traditional SMEs to launch a “second life”, through the creation of value chains extended at inter-regional level , and was funded under the Community’s Interreg Alpine Space programme. I am also recently developing DIBA (Demix International Business Academy), an online academy that wants to promote professional training and coaching in the marketing and commercial field aimed at companies, bodies, VAT numbers, managers and professionals of both B2B and B2C.