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Italy and the creative economy: event organized by the Italian Embassy and the Meridian International Center

Date:

05/09/2018


Italy and the creative economy: event organized by the Italian Embassy and the Meridian International Center

Washington DC May 9, 2018 – On May 8, 2018 the Ambassador of Italy to the US Armando Varricchio, in collaboration with Ambassador Stuart Holliday, President and CEO of the Meridian International Center, has hosted an event for the Meridian Global Leadership Council founding members.

The Meridian International Center is a premier nonprofit, global leadership organization based in Washington, DC, which promotes dialogue among leaders of public and private sectors on key global issues and current international affairs.

The event took place at Villa Firenze, the residence of the Italian Ambassador, and was focused on the creative economy as an engine for growth, for strengthening commercial ties and stimulating investments. As the “Industry 4.0” reform plan clearly exemplifies, the creative economy is not only key for growth and investments, but represent also a distinctive feature of the Italian economy.

During his introductory remarks, Ambassador Varricchio underscored how “Italian creativity and genius are the cornerstone of the success that Italian products, from fashion, to design, from architecture to arts, from entertainment to publishing, enjoy worldwide”.

The dialogue and discussion amongst the 90 guests has been facilitated by catalysts Marco Ausenda, President and CEO of Rizzoli International Publications, Davide Cremese, CEO of Boffi USA, John Jenkin, CEO of Kartell, and Fabio and Maria Trabocchi, Founders of Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants and Dodge Thompson, Chief of Exhibitions at the National Gallery of Arts.


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