The Italian-Irish Chamber of commerce was launched in Dublin in the presence of Simon Coveney, the Irish Deputy Prime Minister and Paolo Serpi, Ambassador of Italy. A number of leading representatives of local institutions and the Italian business community in Ireland attended the launch.
The Chamber of Commerce, preside by Dr. Furio Pietribiasi, CEO of Mediolanum International Funds, has already over forty associated companies from key economic sectors interested in trade between Italy and Ireland. Its work, underlined all those present at the launch, will contribute to the development and strengthening of synergic economic and commercial relations with institutions and public and private operators of the two countries.
The exchange of goods and services between Italy and Ireland reached 15 billion euros in 2018, a billion more than in 2017, with a favourable balance for Ireland. It concerns numerous economic sectors, which include, among others, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, agro-food, financial services and telecommunications.