Monday, October 15, 2012

Philadelphians Plan Trade Mission to Italy

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (IACCGP) is a non-profit organization comprised of businesses and professionals from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, whose mission is to foster trade, commerce and successful business ventures between Italy and the local Philadelphia region. In addition to trade missions, educational seminars, a dual citizenship program and periodic networking events, the IACCGP also promotes cultural awareness and social activity through its quarterly “Regional Cuisines of Italy” dinners. 

From November 26 to Dec 2 the IACCGP is going on a trade mission to Rome and Milan focusing on attracting new Italian businesses and investments to the area’s tourism, life science, energy and bio-technology sectors.    In Pennsylvania, Italy currently ranks number thirteen for the total number of firms and nine for the total number of jobs available throughout the commonwealth. Fifty-two percent of these companies are in the manufacturing industry providing 5,309 jobs to area residents. 

The trade mission, led by IACCGP President Joseph A. Auteri and IACCGP Executive Director Marco Circelli, will include a seminar for Italian companies that will promote investment opportunities in the Greater Philadelphia area with an in-depth analysis underscoring the region’s economic environment for businesses in the clean energy, life science and bio-technology fields.
Conversely, IACCGP leadership will meet with Invitalia, an economic development organization that operates under the Italian government to highlight the advantages of American-operated businesses doing business abroad. 
More information on the trip can be found on the organization's website (  There are still spots available for interested businesses.  (information taken from a press release and the organization's website).

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