Launched in 2013, “Italy Meets the United States of America” New York series evolved into “The International Business Exchange. Investing in Italy and a new Europe”. It is an annual independent gathering for a business dialogue across the Atlantic.
Every year in New York leaders from industry and government together with US executives and private equity — that have invested successfully in Italy — discuss the opportunities for investments.
Despite all the hype about the Italian sound and according to the United States Census Bureau, Italy’s export to the US were US$45 billion in 2016 while US Foreign Direct Investments to Italy were US$ 300 million in 2015 (Italy ranking 38th as US destination) while FDI to the US from Italy hit an all-time-high of US$ 7.3 billion (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis).
This initiative enjoys the support of leading Italian and US companies and has as co-promoters the Action Institute, the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, the Aspen Institute, the American Study Center, US-Italy Council and Bocconi University.