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Unlock China: opportunities and business between Italy and China

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Sonia Lenzi
China Europe Business Group Specialists

On 5th June 2018, Grant Thornton organised a forum in Bologna at FICO Eataly World as part of our China Europe Business group initiatives. The event was sponsored by the Italy China Chamber of Commerce.

The objective of the meeting was to provide an overview of the opportunities both for Italian companies, already present in China or wishing to look out or strengthen their presence in this market, and for Chinese companies already present in Italy.

During the forum over 100 among entrepreneurs, managers, professionals of Italian and Chinese companies had the opportunity to learn about the most recent initiatives implemented by Italian institutions to facilitate and support investments abroad and in particular in China, attend the presentation of best practices by companies that have been successfully operating in the Chinese market for years, explore and deepen the possibility of partnerships with specialized investment funds or opening their capitals to Chinese companies. Participants had also the chance to interact with Chinese, Italian and international advisors in strategic, auditing, legal, corporate and tax consulting.

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Luca Goldoni (Equity Relationship Management – SIMEST) illustrated all the initiatives put in place by Simest-Sace that over the last few years supported the international development of Italian businesses in their growth over the entire internationalisation lifecycle, from the initial assessment of new markets to the expansion through direct investments including provides Soft Loans for internationalization, Export Credit Support and Equity Investments.

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Luca Goldoni (Equity Relationship Management – SIMEST) illustrated all the initiatives put in place by Simest-Sace that over the last few years supported the international development of Italian businesses in their growth over the entire internationalisation lifecycle, from the initial assessment of new markets to the expansion through direct investments including provides Soft Loans for internationalization, Export Credit Support and Equity Investments.

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Sara Liparesi (Fico Eataly World – Management Director) talked about their recent agreements with Totfree of GlobeTech Plus Limited, platform for services to Chinese tourists specialized in the "Made in Italy" market and their commitment to a fully "Chinese Welcome" services, illustrating the importance to provide new and innovative standard of services specifically designed for Chinese travellers.

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Sara Liparesi (Fico Eataly World – Management Director) talked about their recent agreements with Totfree of GlobeTech Plus Limited, platform for services to Chinese tourists specialized in the "Made in Italy" market and their commitment to a fully "Chinese Welcome" services, illustrating the importance to provide new and innovative standard of services specifically designed for Chinese travellers.

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Sara Liparesi (Fico Eataly World – Management Director) talked about their recent agreements with Totfree of GlobeTech Plus Limited, platform for services to Chinese tourists specialized in the "Made in Italy" market and their commitment to a fully "Chinese Welcome" services, illustrating the importance to provide new and innovative standard of services specifically designed for Chinese travellers.

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Sara Liparesi (Fico Eataly World – Management Director) talked about their recent agreements with Totfree of GlobeTech Plus Limited, platform for services to Chinese tourists specialized in the "Made in Italy" market and their commitment to a fully "Chinese Welcome" services, illustrating the importance to provide new and innovative standard of services specifically designed for Chinese travellers.

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Sara Liparesi (Fico Eataly World – Management Director) talked about their recent agreements with Totfree of GlobeTech Plus Limited, platform for services to Chinese tourists specialized in the "Made in Italy" market and their commitment to a fully "Chinese Welcome" services, illustrating the importance to provide new and innovative standard of services specifically designed for Chinese travellers.

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Sara Liparesi (Fico Eataly World – Management Director) talked about their recent agreements with Totfree of GlobeTech Plus Limited, platform for services to Chinese tourists specialized in the "Made in Italy" market and their commitment to a fully "Chinese Welcome" services, illustrating the importance to provide new and innovative standard of services specifically designed for Chinese travellers.

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Barry Tong, National Head of Transaction Advisory Services GT China – Hong Kong explained to guests M&A Policies and their impacts focusing on the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, The Greater Bay Area (GBA) initiative to build a world-class city cluster/economic hub across the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau region expecting to play a leading role in advanced manufacturing, innovation, shipping, trade and finance by 2030. Barry illustrated several examples of how Grant Thornton can help companies investing and growing in the market.

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