December 15 - OIA Global has opened its first Italian branch office in Milan.

OIA Global says that it has traditionally had a strong base in the northern, western and central areas of Italy, and the opening of the Milan office represents the latest step in the company's growth strategy.

"Italy is an important market for some of our key verticals, particularly in the fashion, energy, healthcare and high-end automotive sectors. We have handled significant amounts of business here for many years, but there's nothing like doing it with your own people on the ground," said managing director David Ower.