Inaugural ‘Italy Meets the United States of America’ Summit in New York

  Inaugural ‘Italy Meets the United States of America’ Summit in New York

 Prof. Vittorio Grilli, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance, and Giuliano
  Amato, former Prime Minister of Italy, Headline Panel on Italian Elections

Panel of Leading Italian CEOs to Discuss “Italy: Opportunity Amid the Eurozone

Business Wire

-- February 8, 2013

WHAT: The summit will serve as an annual gathering for Italy’s leaders to
communicate directly with representatives from government, business, the
investment community and civil society on the issues central to Italy’s future

WHO: Two panel discussions featuring esteemed leaders from Italian business
and politics on the theme, “Italy: Opportunity Amid the Eurozone Crisis”.

  *Prof. Vittorio Grilli, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance, and Mr.
    Giuliano Amato, former Prime Minister of Italy (1992-1993; 2000-2001),
    will discuss the forthcoming Italian election and the future of the
  *A panel of executives from leading Italian corporations will discuss the
    current state of the Italian economy and opportunities in the Italian
    market for international investors. Speakers include: Andrea Ragnetti, CEO
    of Alitalia; Fulvio Conti, CEO of Enel; Paolo Scaroni, CEO of Eni; Enrico
    Cucchiani, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo; and Maximo Ibarra, CEO of Wind

WHEN: Monday, February 11, 2013, 8:00 am – 11:30 am

WHERE: Peterson Hall, 50 East 68^th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues),
New York City

 The event will be streamed live on February 11 on the IB&II website. Please
                             click here to watch.

About IB&II

IB&II was founded by in 2011 by Fernando Napolitano, a former Senior Vice
President and Managing Director of Booz Allen Hamilton in Rome and the longest
serving board member of Enel S.p.A., Italy’s €84 billion utility and the
largest in Europe. IB&II is focused on voicing a call for action to mobilize
Italian leaders in business and government to continue making progress toward
improving the Italian economy through vital investments in potential growth
industries, such as high-tech. From its headquarters in New York, IB&II
provides a platform for collaboration between the U.S. and Italy through its
annual series of events and investor forums, giving U.S. investors, venture
capitalists, policy makers, academics, the international media and other key
opinion formers access to talented Italian entrepreneurs and their businesses.
For more information about IB&II please visit or email with any questions.


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