Italy’s “internationalisation” instruments include offering support to the local companies with sufficient potential to expand to foreign markets. This is the aim of the Roadshow for Internationalisation promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by the Ministry of Economic Development, the ICE-Foreign Trade Agency, SACE and SIMEST and being presented today in Palermo to Sicilian companies and institutions. The Palermo Roadshow, which was attended by Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, is the 42nd up to now and the 15th in 2016.
The event format includes an introductory session with official speakers, with contributions by the Vice President of the Sicilian Region, Maria Lo Bello, the mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, and Minister Gentiloni. This first part will be followed by a technical session with the presentation of the internationalisation support instruments by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, of the Ministry of Economic Development, of the ICE-Foreign Trade Agency, and of the SACE and SIMEST export credit organisations. The afternoon session will be devoted to meetings with companies to single out the most interesting markets for each one of them and the steps to take to expand abroad. Participating companies are 137 up to now.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation actively participates in this initiative, which was launched in 2014 with the aim of illustrating the public instruments to support companies that have the not entirely exploited their capacity to expand to foreign markets and guiding single companies in approaching international markets.
The last stop of the Roadshow in 2016 is scheduled in mid-December in Udine.