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We are pleased to inform you that the August 2014 issue of our newsletter Britaly has been released.

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Are you thinking of advertising or publishing news, promotions or messages on Britaly?
Please contact Maria Rosa Allegra, Business Development & Commercial Services. She can also help if you would like to discuss any form of sponsorship with BCCI.

The President, the Vice Presidents, the Council and Staff of the British Chamber of Commerce for Italy send their most heartfelt condolences to the family and colleagues of Cosima Schütterle whose untimely death was confirmed at the weekend.

Cosima was a long standing member of the Chamber and a stalwart presenter and participant at our events.

She was one of the first European lawyers to pass the exams in Italy for the recognition of her qualification as a German lawyer, and was well-known in Milan business circles for her international legal skills.

She will be sadly missed by all.

We would like to inform you that our offices will be closed from 11th to 29th of August 2014. Our offices will re-open on Monday 1st September.

The BCCI Council and Staff would like to wish you all happy holidays!

We are pleased to inform you that thanks to the agreement between The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy and SDA Bocconi School of Management, special conditions will be reserved for BCCI Members for their participation in the program:

“FINANCE FOR EXECUTIVES. Using financial statement analysis for evaluating decisions, actions and performance” - Milano  26-28 November, 2014.

The special conditions reserved for BCCI Members are:
-10% discount on the registration fee for each Member
-Should there be at least 3 participants from the same company, each of those Associates will be entitled to a 20% discount on their registration fee (e.g. 3 registrations, each will receive a 20% discount).
Discounts cannot be combined.

For further information and enrolment form please visit

The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy is renting a centrally located office
(Via Dante, 12) for short or medium lets: office + WIFI 100€ (+VAT) per day.
For longer term rentals, discounts will be applicable.

For further information please call 02 877798 or email

Date: 24 June 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 (UK time)
Price: Free

The late payment situation in Italy: recent and expected improvements

One of the barriers to doing business in Italy is the risk of late payments or bad debt. Payment terms in Italy are longer than in the UK - the average was about 90 days in 2013 for payments business-to-business - and they can  be  longer in certain sectors, especially healthcare, and when creditors are public administration bodies. UKTI Milan have invited two lawyers from NCTM, a leading legal firm with offices in Milan and London, to advise UK-based companies on how to set payment terms when taking orders from Italian customers and  how to protect themselves  from bad debt.

They will also compare the average payment delay by Italian companies with those of other EU and non-EU countries and illustrate recent actions taken by industry associations and Government to encourage prompter payments by both privately owned companies and state-owned bodies.

For more information
>>Please register here<<

Alessandra Macagnino
T: +39 02 72300 216





Dear Members,

It is with great pleasure that the Council of The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy announces that three new Honorary Regional Secretaries have been appointed at the Council Meeting on 3rd June 2014.

A warm welcome and congratulations to the new Honorary Regional Secretaries:

  • Ms Kitty Bruce-Gardyne, Honorary Regional Secretary for Scotland
  • Ms Kate Taylor, Honorary Regional Secretary for Tuscany (supported by Mr Jacopo Monaci Naldini)
  • Mr Steven Taylor, Honorary Regional Secretary for London

Dear Members,
We would like to inform you that the Report of the Council 2013 and the financial statements of The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy 2013 are available online on the BCCI website, and also available for inspection, during normal working hours, at the offices of the BCCI.

>> Click here to download the PDF <<

We would like to inform you that our offices will be closed for Italian public holiday on Monday 2nd June 2014.

Get ready for the future FOCUS ON ITALY 2015
Valid until June 20, 2014

Focus on Italy

The official Magazine of The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy
Il magazine ufficiale della Camera di Commercio Britannica per l'Italia

printed copies
copie stampate

digital edition copies sent to the mailboxes of CEOs and Executives throughout Italy.
edizione digitale inviata nella casella di posta personale di CEO ed Executive mirati in Italia

Advertise in Focus on Italy NOW and benefit from a 15% discount on the Members' advertising price list.
Acquista la pubblicità su Focus On Italy ADESSO e ottieni uno sconto aggiuntivo del 15% sulle tariffe riservate ai Soci.

Focus On Italy Price list/Tariffe

•           Full page/Pagina intera 1,800 €+ Iva (VAT)
•           Half page/Mezza pagina 1,000 € + Iva (VAT)
•           Article/Articolo (2 pages ) 1,200 €+ Iva (VAT)
•           Inside front cover/ Seconda di copertina 2,200 € + Iva (VAT) 
•           Inside back cover/ Terza di copertina 2,200 € + Iva (VAT)
•           Back cover/ Quarta di copertina 2,500 € + Iva (VAT) 
Members of the BCCI are entitled to a discount of 15% on this price list plus a further 15% early bird discount.

BOOK NOW: contact Maria Rosa Allegra +39 02 877798
or Leopard Publishing

Members will be invoiced 50% upon booking and 50% in December 2014 when the magazine is released.


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