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Ambassador Varricchio welcomes the US economy élite to Villa Firenze for the 35th annual conference of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

Date:

02/28/2019


Ambassador Varricchio welcomes the US economy élite to Villa Firenze for the 35th annual conference of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

Washington, February 27, 2019 - On the occasion of the 35th annual conference of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the Ambassador of Italy to the US Armando Varricchio hosted the members of the Association at Villa Firenze. Founded in 1959, NABE is one of the biggest international associations and it gathers entrepreneurs, managers, economists, academics, and policy makers. NABE’s goal is to analyze the main economic and market trends, to formulate proposal and policy proposal to foster growth, including innovation and prosperity through workshops and round table discussions, educational programs, and partnerships with prestigious American universities. Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, Vice President of the FED Richard Clarida, President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics Adam Posen, and the former head of the Central Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, participated in the conference.

In front of more than 250 personalities, Ambassador Varricchio underlined the importance of the economic relations between Italy and the United States along with the fundamental role played by our countries in the global economic context, marked by ground-breaking transformations (such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data, etc.). “Italy, Europe and the US – continued the Ambassador – which are deeply connected economies, can exercise a leading role in the international panorama thanks to the common membership in the G7, G20 and other international organizations. They can create prosperity, development and growth in the framework of a rules-based environment, essential to be able to govern ever changing scenarios.”


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