iAdvisory Seminar: Doing business in Italy

Wed, 23 Nov, 2016, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (GMT+8)
IE Singapore Office - Board Room 230 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction Office Tower Level 10, Singapore 188024
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The Italian economy remains the 3rd largest in the Eurozone and 8th largest globally despite the challenges it has been facing. The Italian economy grew 0.8% in 2015, after enduring a triple-dip recession. Italy is forecasted to grow by 0.8% in 2016, driven primarily by domestic consumption.

Italy has strengths in key sectors which represent collaboration opportunities for Singapore companies.

Traditionally family-owned Italian's fashion and accessories brands are actively looking at expanding in Asia due to stagnant growth in their home market and the rising pool of middle-class consumers in Asia.
In addition, Italy is the second largest manufacturing engine in Europe (after Germany). It hosts many high-tech clusters, some of which are well aligned with the interests of Singapore, like Aerospace, CleanTech, Life Science and Advanced Manufacturing.

Join us to be updated on the latest developments and key sectorial opportunities in Italy.

Find out more about business collaborations and opportunities in Italy and hear it first hand from industry experts on:
  1. Italy’s economy
  2. Tax matters
  3. Business opportunities in Italy
  4. Business culture and how to conduct business with Italian companies

subject to change without prior notice
9.30amOpening Address by IE Singapore
9.35amRemarks by Italian Trade Agency
9.40amItaly’s Macro-economic Overview
Mr Meghraj Shah, General Manager, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A Singapore Branch
10.05amLegal and Tax Matters
Ms Wei Lin Tan, Tax Manager, PwC
10.55amBusiness Opportunities in Italy
Ms Annette Kingden, Business Development Manager, North America & Europe Group, IE Singapore
11.20amBusiness culture and how to conduct business with Italian companies
Mr Federico Donato, President, ICCS
11.40amPanel with Singapore companies
Mr Wu Hongyi, Centre Director, North America & Europe Group, IE Singapore

Singapore companies:
Mr Vaibhav Dabhade, Co-Founder & CEO, Anchanto Pte Ltd
Mr Ernie Koh, Executive Director, Sales & Marketing, KODA Ltd
Italy companies:
Mr Luciano Pezzotta, Co-Founder, Digitaltech International
Mrs Gabriella Funaro, Architect Researcher, ENEA

Who Should Attend: 
CXOs, Business Owners of SMEs and key decision makers with interest in the Italian market from the following sectors:

Consumer – companies sourcing design capabilities from Italy; including fashion retail and furniture.
Logistics – e-fulfillment services for Italian brands venturing into Asia.
Technology – companies in the areas of Aerospace, CleanTech, Life Science and Advanced Manufacturing keen on exploring technology partnerships.   


iAdvisory Seminar: Doing business in Italy

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