The forum, organized by NIAF, the National Italian American Foundation that promotes Italian American culture and Heritage, focused on the hottest topic concerning Italian politics. Uncertainty.
The speakers who too part to the debate, proposing solutions and suggesting addresses were : Carol. A Giacomo, Editorial Board Member of the New York Times; Maurizio Molinari, New York Bureau Chief and correspondent of La Stampa newspaper; and Fernando Napolitano, President and CEO of the "Italian Business and Investment Initiative: Why Italy Matters to the World."
The meeting followed several others organized in the US by Fernando Napolitano and aimed at promoting the best of Italian entrepreneurial know how in the United States.
"Such occasions," said Napolitano" give the chance to show foreign investors the solidity of the Italian industry and the business opportunities are available despite the transition moment Italy is going through."
"Despite the crisis," Napolitano added, "Italy is still the eighth largest economy in the world, and the third largest in the Eurozone and people as well as other countries need to remember and consider this. On the other hand Italy has to put together a government able to pursue the painful changes to the economy that the market and the ECB demand."
"Italy is a mature democracy with its specific procedures that must be explained to our economic partners in order to avoid misleading picturing and information", IB&II ceo underlined.