A press conference is scheduled for 13:30 on Friday 10 January 2014 at the ministry of foreign affairs in Rome at the end of the IBAC Italy 2014 meeting, whose participants are to include Premier Enrico Letta, Minister for Foreign Affairs Emma Bonino and Chairman of IBAC(International Business Advisory Council) Sir Martin Sorrell.
Set up 20 years ago in Shanghai, IBAC members include executives of the world’s most important multinational corporations, and its aim is to suggest best practices for attracting investments, improving the quality of life, and developing the technologies and infrastructures that foster international competition. The decision to host the meeting for the first time at the foreign ministry in Rome is part of the Destinazione Italia Plan and is expressly cited under the heading of “Promotion”.
The event at the foreign ministry will seat together the top executives of over 50 multinationals and investment funds from around the world, including emerging nations such as China, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, to discuss how to make Italy more attractive to foreign investors, not least in view of the 3 major opportunities of the coming years: the 2015 EXPO, development of the Digital Agenda and possible candidacy for host of the 2024 Olympic Games.
In addition to the press conference, the event will include press moments for photographers and TV crews as follows:
– 9:00 coverage of opening speeches (Minister Bonino and Sir Sorrell, introduced by Secretary General Ambassador Michele Valensise) in English;
– 11:30 group photo (Minister Bonino, Sir Sorrell, meeting participants)
Journalists and camera operators interested in covering the event are asked to apply for accreditation by completing the interactive form available at the link http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp to which all required documentation can be attached in digital format.
If in exceptional cases it is not possible to complete the online accreditation procedure, applications in writing on company letterhead and signed by the director of the organisation concerned—indicating name, surname, date and place of birth, number of a valid ID document and qualification—should be sent by fax or e-mail to the Press Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 06/3691.7193 – tel. 06/3691.3432).
Accredited members of the press will be admitted at the rear entrance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Via Macchia della Farnesina – according to the following timetable:
From 8:00 to 8:30:
– opening speeches (Minister Bonino, Sir Sorrell) in English (photographers and TV crews only)
From 10:30 to 11:00:
– group photo (photographers and TV crews only)
From 12:15 to 13:00:
– Press conference iwth Premier Letta, Minister Bonino and Sir Sorrell (journalists, photographers and TV crews)