Approximately 100 representatives of the Italian scientific, cultural and business community in Florida met with Ambassador of Italy H.E. Mariangela Zappia on Friday March 17th at Istituto Marangoni in Miami.
Very insightful presentations, that highlighted the extraordinary growth of the Italian companies in this region, where given by Federico Ferrante President of Azimut-Benetti USA, Dania Maccaferri , CEO of Beghelli North America , Alessandro Biondi CFO of Mapei North America, Claudio Da Soller , SVP of Pininfarina of Americas and Graziano Sbroggio, Founder of Graspa Group, all of them distinguished members of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast, Inc
At the event, organized by the Consulate of Italy, Ambassador Zappia talked about the need to enhance the cooperation among the public and private sector to support Italian products in an important but extremely competitive market as the USA.
The day before, at the Consulate of Italy office, IACCSE President Tommaso Cardana and Executive Director Nevio Boccanera had the opportunity to present to Ambassador Zappia the progress made by our Chamber and the goals for the upcoming months that include a special effort reach out and connect with the Italian entrepreneurs and executives working in the US Southeast, outside Miami and Atlanta metropolitan areas.
The Ambassador made herself available to support the 5 official Italian Chambers in the USA in their endeavors, since they represent a network of invaluable importance for Italy, for their role in organizing local promotional activities as well as in providing a soft landing for new Italian companies approaching the US market.