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Le Camere di commercio italiane all’estero a Renzi: "Il Governo ci sostenga. Con noi l'export decolla"

export-"Renzi, l'Italia che esporta chiede un nuovo modo di fare promozione, che metta insieme "il Sistema–Paese" con l'enorme potenziale delle comunità di affari nel mondo, l'Ice con l'azione delle Camere di commercio italiane all'estero.

 

E poiché i contributi che il governo fa arrivare nelle nostre 81 Camere attive in 55 Paesi del mondo vengono spesi benissimo, chiediamo che non ci vengano tolti ma anzi, semmai, incrementati".

 

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Apulia Land and Art Festival

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Italian Holiday

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Discover Ponza, the Mediterranean Island Where Real Italians Vacation

Discover Ponza, the Mediterranean Island Where Real Italians Vacation

For as long as I've known my Italian boyfriend, Fabrizio, he's been talking about Ponza, the island where real Romans vacation and where he's been summering with his family since his childhood. In America, though, no one seems to have heard of it, even though unlike most resort islands it is fairly accessible.   No need for two flights, baggage misadventures, various...

Non solo spaghetti! How robots and innovative agriculture could help the new Mad…

Non solo spaghetti! How robots and innovative agriculture could help the new Made in Italy brand

Italy is fortunate to have a beloved history that is studied and cherished throughout the world. The ancient Romans proved to be one of most innovative societies, creating structures that still proudly tower throughout the countryside. Renaissance masterpieces nestled in churches or displayed in piazza's have been stealing viewers' breath for centuries.   Innovators like Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Dante once strolled...

Still Crazy: 30 Years of a Grappa Fanatic’s Work

Still Crazy: 30 Years of a Grappa Fanatic’s Work

I don't need another liquid pleasure—the world of wine is big enough. But I recently visited Vittorio Gianni Capovilla in northern Italy and discovered another realm of complex aromas and flavors, in Capovilla's prized grappas and other distilled spirits.   "Taste this," said Capovilla. At 70, with his bushy eyebrows and gleaming gray eyes, he looked like a mad scientist as he held...

Shaking Up Italy’s Most Popular Museum

Shaking Up Italy’s Most Popular Museum

By Rachel Donadio Eike Schmidt, the new director of the Uffizi Gallery here and the first non-Italian to hold the job, took what seemed a logical step. In the spring, he set up loudspeakers warning visitors about scalpers and pickpockets who target tourists waiting in the perennially long lines outside Italy's most-visited museum, famous for its magnificent treasures by Botticelli and...

To Italy on a Few Pieces of Paper

To Italy on a Few Pieces of Paper

By Paul Sullivan   Fifty years ago. Half a century last month, and the memories come flooding back of a grand trip to Italy after reading those wonderful, witty old notes.   The little Fiat 600 we rented gobbled up two lane roads and ate through the choked city streets in Rome, Florence, Bolsena, Rovigo, in Padua and the lovely old mountain town of...

Roselle Park Sister City Adopted By Arpino Italy

Roselle Park Sister City Adopted By Arpino Italy

August 6, 2016 marked the official sister city relationship between the Borough of Roselle Park and the Community of Arpino Italy. At a special meeting of the Council of Arpino, surrounded by a gallery of art, the Mayor and Council unanimously approved the sister city relationship to build artistic and cultural bonds as well as the added benefit of educational,...

Nutella stands out as the new competitor of peanut butter in the US

Nutella stands out as the new competitor of peanut butter in the US

Nutella is an Italian product famous around the world. Ferrero – the Italian company based in Alba (Cuneo) – is the "father" of the well-known gourmandise. The company emerged as a colossus since it was founded in 1946 by Michele Ferrero, who has recently passed away (February 2015), but remain famus as the inventor of Ferrero Rocher.   Besides Nutella and Ferrero...

Primomiglio: Raising a 50 Million Fund to Back Italian Startups

Primomiglio: Raising a 50 Million Fund to Back Italian Startups

by Bianca Dellepiane  In Italy, according to a report of the Ministry of Economic Development, the number of startups is increasing. They now account for about one-fifth of all companies involved in R&D, amounting to almost 5,500 companies. The majority of them are located in Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, and Latium. With startups growth there is also an increase in the number of...

University of Brescia and Mount Sinai expand cooperation with first Internationa…

University of Brescia and Mount Sinai expand cooperation with first Internationalization Summit

Faculty from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai joined colleagues from around the world at the University of Brescia in Italy for a recent conference on the internationalization of education and research.   The 2016 Brescia Internationalization Summit, held on July 13, 2016, included a roundtable discussion where participants explored the university's role in creating a new generation of globally...

“Innovation that Speaks Italian” award – Italian Technology Startups Operating A…

“Innovation that Speaks Italian” award – Italian Technology Startups Operating Abroad

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and PNICube, the Italian Association of University Incubators and Local Business Plan Competition, has established the "Innovation that speaks Italian" award to recognize the highly innovative value of Technology Startups, founded by Italian citizens, operating abroad.   The award, which consists of a medal and a diploma from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and...

Gaiotto's self-teaching ceramics and glazing robots are taking the world market …

Gaiotto's self-teaching ceramics and glazing robots are taking the world market by storm

by Ilaria Vesentini   Robotics is continually proving to be one of the new frontiers for "Made in Italy," and in some niche markets Italian companies comprise the cutting edge. Such is the case with Piacenza-based firm Gaiotto, which just a few weeks ago unveiled its new state-of-the-art facility and has already proven profitable for the SACMI group, which had the brilliant...

Italian Life – The Culture, Traditions and Habits in Italy

Italian Life – The Culture, Traditions and Habits in Italy

It has been a little more than a decade since I left the good old USA for the Italian life. Incredibly, I have been recognized as an Italian citizen for eight years now. I still distinctly remember the day that I received my Italian passport. It was one of the most memorable and emotional moments in my life.   Many of you...

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