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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR EDITORS-IN-CHIEF: Presentation of ANCE Report 2013 (Farnesina, 1 October 2013)

The ANCE Report for 2013 will be presented at 11.30 on Tuesday 1 October 2013 in the International Conference Hall at the Farnesina. This year’s report will focus on the presence of Italian construction firms worldwide.

Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the National Association of Construction Businesses (ANCE), the event will be opened by the Secretary General of the Ministry, Ambassador Michele Valensise, and by the chair of the Association, Paolo Buzzetti. Their presentations will be followed by those of the Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Carlo Calenda, and the Vice President, and Chair of ANCE’s Committee for Works Abroad, Giandomenico Ghella. Mr. Ghella will illustrate, in detail, the positioning of Italian construction companies in the principal international markets. The Under-Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Rocco Girlanda, and the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marta Dassù, will close the proceedings.

The annual event to present the ANCE report should be set against the background of the Farnesina’s enhanced collaboration with major business organisations with a strong international outlook. Representatives of the construction sector, the institutions, businesses associations, and the foreign diplomatic corps in Italy are expected to attend.

Online accreditation system. Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should:

− Complete and submit the interactive form available at

− attach all required documentation (if not already submitted) to the form, in digital format.

If you are unable to complete the online accreditation procedure, please send your application by fax to the Foreign Ministry’s Press and Institutional Communication Service (tel.: – 06/3691.2122 7293, fax: – 06/3691.2122)

Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews should report directly to the Farnesina, from 10.45 onwards on Tuesday 1 October 2013.

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