Inaugural ‘Italy Meets the United States of America’ Summit in New York

Prof. Vittorio Grilli, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance, and Giuliano Amato, former Prime Minister of Italy, Headline Panel on Italian Elections

Panel of Leading Italian CEOs to Discuss “Italy: Opportunity Amid the Eurozone Crisis”

--()--WHAT: The summit will serve as an annual gathering for Italy’s leaders to communicate directly with representatives from government, business, the investment community and civil society on the issues central to Italy’s future success.

WHO: Two panel discussions featuring esteemed leaders from Italian business and politics on the theme, “Italy: Opportunity Amid the Eurozone Crisis”.

  • Prof. Vittorio Grilli, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance, and Mr. Giuliano Amato, former Prime Minister of Italy (1992-1993; 2000-2001), will discuss the forthcoming Italian election and the future of the eurozone.
  • A panel of executives from leading Italian corporations will discuss the current state of the Italian economy and opportunities in the Italian market for international investors. Speakers include: Andrea Ragnetti, CEO of Alitalia; Fulvio Conti, CEO of Enel; Paolo Scaroni, CEO of Eni; Enrico Cucchiani, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo; and Maximo Ibarra, CEO of Wind Telecomunicazioni.

WHEN: Monday, February 11, 2013, 8:00 am – 11:30 am

WHERE: Peterson Hall, 50 East 68th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues), New York City

The event will be streamed live on February 11 on the IB&II website. Please click here to watch.

About IB&II

IB&II was founded by in 2011 by Fernando Napolitano, a former Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Booz Allen Hamilton in Rome and the longest serving board member of Enel S.p.A., Italy’s €84 billion utility and the largest in Europe. IB&II is focused on voicing a call for action to mobilize Italian leaders in business and government to continue making progress toward improving the Italian economy through vital investments in potential growth industries, such as high-tech. From its headquarters in New York, IB&II provides a platform for collaboration between the U.S. and Italy through its annual series of events and investor forums, giving U.S. investors, venture capitalists, policy makers, academics, the international media and other key opinion formers access to talented Italian entrepreneurs and their businesses. For more information about IB&II please visit or email with any questions.


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