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Monday, 09 October 2017

High-level leaders to meet at the South Africa-Italy Summit

Up to 250 high-powered delegates will attend the fourth edition of the South Africa-Italy Summit/Indaba, which will be held from 24 to 25 October 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The summit is organised by The European House – Ambrosetti Group (TEH-A), a leading Italian management consulting firm. The company was named for the fourth consecutive year as the no. 1 private think tank in Italy, ranking in the European top ten. It was ranked in the World top one-hundred most-esteemed independents, out of 6,846 Think Tanks globally, in the University of Pennsylvania 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. The summit was inspired by the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the governments of South Africa and Italy at the “Regions of Africa Europe Forum” in Taormina in 2012. The two governments committed themselves to promoting bi-lateral trade and investment between their countries. The inaugural Summit was held in Cape Town in 2014 and the platform has grown since then, with CEOs, chairmen, ambassadors, and cabinet ministers attending the summit. .... Over 40 leading speakers will attend the annual South Africa-Italy Summit/Indaba , which will cover important topics ranging from investment opportunities in railway transportation, energy infrastructure and pharmaceuticals, to the implications of “Brexit” on relations between South Africa and European Union, and how Africa and Europe can work together to leverage project financing and public-private partnerships to boost long-term growth. Italy is among the top investors in Africa and its total trade with the continent is growing, with export value surpassing $6.3bn in 2015. Italy mainly trades in machine­ries and equipment, vehicles, chemicals and consumers goods.

Source: BizCommunity