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MEETING OF THE CONSUL OF ITALY IN BRISBANE AND ICCI QUEENSLAND WITH TRADE AND INVESTMENT QUEENSLAND

Date:

08/21/2020


MEETING OF THE CONSUL OF ITALY IN BRISBANE AND ICCI QUEENSLAND WITH TRADE AND INVESTMENT QUEENSLAND

On August 12 the Consul of Italy in Brisbane, Mr. Salvatore Napolitano, met at William Street 1 with representatives of the “Trade and Investment Queensland”, Acting CEO Richard Watson and International Operations General Manager Toni Brownie. Mr. Napolitano was accompanied by the President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Queensland (ICCI) Cav. Filippo D’Arrò, and ICCI Secretary General Federica Marinatto.

Both parties expressed satisfaction for the state of bilateral relations, highlighting that Italy is among Queensland top 20 trade partners and that several Italian companies operate in the Sunshine State. ICCI Queensland includes the most important Queensland based Italian companies as well as top local businesses.

Consul Napolitano illustrated the Italian Government wide and comprehensive package to support economy and business affected by the pandemic crisis and trigger recovery, focusing in particular on the pact for export and the assistance provided to Italian Chambers of Commerce all around the world. TIQ representatives expressed their interest in working together with the Consulate and the Chamber on webinars to promote investment and trade. The first seminar will be organized by ICCI Queensland on August 27 and will focus on real- estate legislation in Italy and Australia in order to help individuals and businesses to navigate through multiple opportunities of investment.

TIQ representatives also renewed their interest in the Italian Innovation Day, originally scheduled last March and suspended due to the pandemic, which is considered a relevant event to promote collaboration and joint ventures between Italian and Queensland start-ups and scale-ups in key sectors like renewable energy, scientific, medical and technological innovation, artificial intelligence. Both parties highlighted that Queensland offers unique opportunities in particular to SMEs as well as outstanding prospects of further growth.

In the next months, the Consulate and TIQ will also work on possible comprehensive cooperation agreements between Queensland and Italian regions.

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