International businesses are increasingly interested in investing in Italy, as emerged from the 5th edition of “IBAC-ITALY”, an event organised by the MIUR, MiSE and ICE-Agenzia to promote the attraction of investments in Italy.
Promoting the attraction of investments in Italy
The goal of the initiative, being held for the second time at the Farnesina, is to promote the attraction of investments in our country, particularly in in a context such as the IBAC (International business advisory council), an organization made up of the executives of some of the most important multinationals who suggest best practices in attracting investment, improving the quality of life, and developing technologies and infrastructures so as to make a country more competitive internationally.
Progress registered in both real economy and government actions
“This is the second edition of IBAC to be held in Rome”, explained Minister Antonio Bernardini, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “In contrast with the first, this has been marked by a demonstration of the progress made both in the real economy and also at government level. The first edition, the Deputy S-G recalled, “was the presentation of a programme with many expectations, but with as many interrogatives. This edition, on the other hand, has had a change in tone. The expectations remain, along with requests for the removal of some obstacles”, Bernardini concluded, “but there has also been clear acknowledgement of actions and reforms that have been enacted and that have been successful. It has been a positive session, consideration of our country at international level is growing”.
Participants in the 2-day event have been Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Paolo Gentiloni; Minister and Deputy Minister for Economic Development, respectively Federica Guidi and Carlo Calenda; Minister for Education Stefania Giannini, and President of IBAC Sir Martin Sorrell.