The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy

Photo Gallery

Our photo gallery includes photos of the various events we host throughout the year.

BCCI Welcome back Aperitif 2017 and COBCOE Connects unveiling

On Monday 18th September 2017 the Sheraton Diana Majestic hosted the Unveiling of COBCOE Connects, the new online B2B platform for British Chambers of Commerce Members, will help you to connect with other businesses and generate new opportunities in new markets.

We would like to thank Joost Visser, Managing Director of TIAO,  the developers behind the online platform, for coming to Milan to launch the new tool. 

After the presentation BCCI members enjoyed our traditional after summer aperitif.

Find out more at connects.britishchamber.it 
 

BCCI Summer Golf Tournament 2017

On Thursday 6th July 2017 the Summer Golf Tournament 2017  took place at the Golf Club Le Rovedine.
The event has been Kindly sponsored by Aviva

June 2017 Milan Business Lunch

On Thursday 29 June 2017 the BCCI June Milan Business Lunch took place at The Westin Palace in Piazza della Repubblica. The event has been sponsored by LabLaw Studio Legale Failla Rotondi & Partners

The guest of honour and speaker Tiziano Treu - Partner at Fieldfisher - President of CNEL (Consiglio Nazionale dell'Economia e del Lavoro) - Former Minister of Labour and Social Security (1995-1998) - Former Minister of Transportation (1998-1999)- Professor Emeritus at Cattolica University of Milan talked about "Mercato del Lavoro e contrattazione collettiva in Italia".

 

BCCI Tax and Legal Chapter "Privacy"

On Thursday 22nd June 2017 Studio legale De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani hosted the BCCI Tax and Legal Chapter "Privacy: impatti operativi per le imprese alla luce del regolamento (ue) 2016/679 e degli sviluppi sui trasferimenti di dati cross-border".

Eunews Conference "Brexit nel negoziato" - 20 June 2017

On Tuesday 20th June 2017 HM Ambassador Jill Morris CMG and the President of The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy, Daniel Shillito intervened as speakers at the conference "Brexit, nel negoziato: Impatti su commercio, dogane e logistica tra Ue e Regno Unito" organised in Rome by Eunews.

>>Read post event article<<
>>Programme<<

BCCI Aperitif at the Excelsior Hotel Gallia - 12 June 2017

On Monday 12th June 2017 the Chamber hosted a BCCI Aperitif at the Excelsior Hotel Gallia with Guest Speaker Giuseppe Bonomi - Amministratore Delegato, Arexpo who talked about "Arexpo: Il Parco della scienza, del sapere e dell'innovazione. Le grandi opportunità fondate su un modello Public-Private per uno sviluppo a favore della ricerca scientifica e tecnologica con vocazione internazionale."

BCCI Gala Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Milano - 6 June 2017

On Tuesday 6th June 2017 the BCCI Gala Dinner took place at the Four Seasons Hotel Milano.
Guest of honour & Speaker at the event was HM Ambassador to Italy Jill Morris CMG;  British singer Emma Morton was our Special Guest.

This event has been generously sponsored by Gi Group, Jaguar Land Rover ItaliaThe British School of Milan, Uniolex – Stucchi & Partners (Main Sponsors), Jordans Trust Company Ltd and Roger King Srl  (Contributors). Event in collaboration with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

>>View the official VIDEO of the event here<<

May 2017 Milan Business Lunch - 25 May 2017

On Thursday 25th May 2017 the BCCI May Milan Business Lunch took place at The Westin Palace in Piazza della Repubblica.

The guest of honour and speaker Major General Sir Edward A. Smyth-Osbourne, KCVO, CBE - Deputy Commander of the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy talked about 'NATO: Past, Present, and Future'.

Diversity is Key - Culture Conference - 24 May 2017

On Wednesday 24th May 2017 the 'Diversity is key' conference "Expanding business perspective through inclusion"  took place at Palazzo Marino in Milan.

Under patronage of British Embassy Rome, British Consulate General Milan
and Comune di Milano.
Main sponsor: UPS Italia.
Sponsors: Aviva, BarclaysLablaw Studio legale Failla Rotondi and Partners and Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci.
In collaboration with British Council,
Parks and PWN Milan.
Media partners: Easy Milano
and inhousecommunity.it


>>VIEW PHOTOGALLERY & VIDEOS OF THE EVENT HERE<<

The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy Cup - 18 May 2017

On Thursday 18th May 2017 The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy Cup took place at the Golf Club Castello Tolcinasco.
Kindly sponsored by HRG Italia, Aviva and Jaguar Land Rover Italia

>> GOLF TOURNAMENT
>> FREE GOLF LESSONS & PUTTING CONTEST 
>> TEST DRIVE AREA (Jaguar F Pace)
>> DINNER

BCCI Tax and Legal Chapter "UK tax and legal update" - 16 May 2017

On Tuesday 16th May 2017 the BCCI Tax and Legal Chapter "UK tax and legal update" took place at the Grand Hotel et De Milan.
Kindly sponsored by Jordans Trust Company Limited 
In collaboration with ANDAF (Associazione Nazionale Direttori Amministrativi e Finanziari)

BCCI Tax and Legal Chapter "Brexit: incertezza ed esigenze di certezze" -10 May 2017

On Wednesday 10th May 2017 the BCCI Tax and Legal Chapter "Brexit: incertezza ed esigenze di certezze" took place at Villa Wolkonsky in Rome.
In collaboration with Bernoni Grant Thornton
#BrexitBCCI 

BCCI Spring Golf Tournament - 5 April 2017

On Wednesday 5th April 2017 the BCCI Spring Golf Tournament took place at the Golf Club Milano - Parco Reale di Monza (MB).
The event has been kindly sponsored by Aston Martin Milano.

>> GOLF TOURNAMENT
>> LIGHT BUFFET & DRINKS 
>> Aston Martin Milano offered all guests the extraordinary opportunity to explore the iconic DB11.

BCCI March Business Lunch - 30 March 2017

On Thursday 30th March 2017 the BCCI Milan Business Lunch took place at The Westin Palace in Piazza della Repubblica, 2 - Milan.

Guest of honour and speaker On. Brando Benifei who talked about “ Mercato unico digitale: opportunità e sfide”.

The event has been kindly sponsored by Gi Group.

BCCI Tax and Legal Seminar "Le novità in materia di IVA e dogane" - 23 March 2017

On Thursday 23rd March 2017 the BCCI Tax & Legal Seminar "Le novità in materia di IVA e dogane. Nuove opportunità per la riorganizzazione dei gruppi societari." took place at Copernico Milano Centrale.

In collaboration with BDO
Under patronage of ANDAF (Associazione Nazionale Direttori Amministrativi e Finanziari)

BCCI Workshop with BeInValYou-Aegis Human Consulting Group - 16 March 2017

On Thursday 16th March 2017 the BCCI Workshop “Navigare il cambiamento. Strumenti di sviluppo di leadership e followership nelle organizzazioni complesse e in evoluzione.” (“Navigating change. Leadership and followership development tools in complex and evolving organisations.”) took place at the Hotel Dei Cavalieri in Milan.

In collaboration with BeInValYou, a brand of Aegis Human Consulting Group.

>> Full programme available here (PDF) <<

Diversity is Key - Gender&LGBT Conference - 9 March 2017

On Thursday 9th March 2017 the 'Diversity is key' conference "When social responsibility is driven by business objectives"  took place at Palazzo Marino in Milan.

Please visit http://diversity.britishchamber.it/videos to listen to the speeches and see all photos.

Under patronage of British Embassy Rome, British Consulate General Milan
and Comune di Milano.
Main sponsor: UPS Italia.
Sponsors: Aviva, Barclays, Hogan Lovells, Lloyd's
and Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci.
In collaboration with British Council,
Parks and PWN Milan.
Media partner: Easy Milano
and inhousecommunity.it


>>VIEW PHOTOGALLERY & VIDEOS OF THE EVENT HERE<<

BCCI February Milan Business Lunch - 28 February 2017

On 28th February the BCCI was honoured to host Gavin Hewitt - Chief correspondent, BBC News who spoke on "Brexit, Migration and Fake News."

The event has been kindly sponsored by Lloyd's Register

BCCI January Milan Breakfast - 27 January 2017

On 27th January the BCCI was honoured to host HM Ambassador to Italy, Jill Morris, who spoke on 'UK and Italy: the challenges and opportunites ahead'.

The Milan Business Breakfast was held at the Sheraton Diana Majestic and was kindly sponsored by LM School Uniforms.

BCCI Christmas Dinner and Raffle _15 December 2016

On Thursday 15th December the BCCI Christmas Dinner and Raffle was held at the Westin Palace in Milan.

BCCI Tax&Legal at PwC_30 November 2016

On Wednesday 30th November 2016 the BCCI Tax & Legal Seminar “IL NUOVO REGOLAMENTO EUROPEO SULLA PRIVACY: LE PRINCIPALI NOVITÀ E LE ATTIVITÀ DA SVOLGERE  A CURA DELLE IMPRESE.” took place at PwC in Viale Monte Rosa, 91 - Milan.

Download the agenda here.

BCCI Milan Breakfast 30 November 2016

On Wednesday 30 November the BCCI November Breakfast took place at the Sheraton Diana Majestic (Viale Piave 42, Milan).

The guest of honour and speaker was Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG,
UK's Minister for Energy and Intellectual Property.

Topic of the speech: 
“British and Italian Business Interests - A View from the UK's Minister for Energy and Intellectual Property”

This event was kindly sponsored by Lloyd's Register


 

BCCI Exclusive Cocktail Party at Piquadro Showroom - 22 November 2016

On Tuesday 22nd November 2016 Piquadro hosted an exclusive cocktail party at its show room in Piazza San Babila, 5 - Milan.

Diversity is Key - Launch Event - Rome 16 November 2016

On Wednesday 16th November 2016 the Launch Event Diversity is Key took place at Villa Wolkonsky in Rome. For further information please visit the dedicated website where you will be able to listen to the speeches and see more photos.

Opening remarks:
John J.Law MBE (BCCI Immediate Past President-VP)
Aaron Pugliesi (BCCU Councillor, Project coordinator)
Speakers at the event:
Jill Morris CMG – British Ambassador to Italy and San Marino
Ivan Scalfarotto – Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico
Iulia Nartea – UPS Italia
Letizia Radoni – Banca d’Italia
Laura Innocenti – LUISS Business School

Under patronage of British Embassy Rome, British Consulate Milan and Comune di Milano.
Kindly sponsored by UPS Italia and Toffoletto, De Luca Tamajo e Soci.
Project Partners: British Council and Parks, PWN Milan.


 

BCCI Tax & Legal _Simmons&Simmons_8 November 2016

On Tuesday 8th November 2016 the BCCI Tax & Legal
“LA RESPONSABILITA’ CIVILE NEL SETTORE LIFE SCIENCE IN AMBITO EUROPEO. RIFLESSI IN AMBITO ASSICURATIVO.” “LIFE SCIENCE INDUSTRY AND CIVIL LIABILITY IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES. EFFECTS ON INSURANCE SECTOR.” 
took place at Simmons & Simmons, Via Tommaso Grossi, 2, Milano.
>>Download the agenda here<<

Exclusive Meeting with Minister Poletti_ Rome_8 November 2016

On Tuesday 8th November 2016 an exclusive Meeting with Giuliano Poletti (Minister of Employment and Social Policies in Italy) took place at the British Ambassador’s Residence, Villa Wolkonsky, in Rome.

The discussion focused on the new Italian reforms and the prospects for companies wishing to invest in Italy. This was an interesting opportunity to discuss the Italian labour law from a business perspective.
HM Ambassador to Italy Jill Morris chaired the meeting.

Event kindly sponsored by Gi Group.

BCCI Tax&Legal JOBS ACT - Rome 3 November 2016

On Thursday 3rd November 2016 the BCCI Tax and Legal Seminar "Jobs Act e Legge di Bilancio 2017: le misure per lo sviluppo e l’occupazione" took place at Hotel Nazionale Roma - Sala Capranichetta Piazza Montecitorio 131, Roma.

The event  organised by Gi Group Academy, The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy, Chambre de Commerce Francaise and Camera di Commercio Italo-Germanica

Speakers of the event:
Enrico Morando, Viceministro Mef
Pietro Ichino, Commissione Lavoro Senato

>> Download agenda here <<

BCCI Milan Business Lunch_27 October 2016

On Thursday 27th October 2016 the BCCI Milan Business Lunch took place at The Westin Palace - Piazza della Repubblica, 2 - Milan.

The guest of honour and speaker was Andrew Spannaus (American journalist and analyst; Founder of Transatlantico.info) who talked about “Trump, Brexit e il futuro del mondo transatlantico”.

>> Download the  Trump, Brexit e il futuro del mondo transatlantico” summary (PDF) <<

BCCI Tax&Legal Brexit&Italy_- 27 October 2016

On Thursday 27th October 2016 the BCCI Tax & Legal Chapter BREXIT & ITALY -
 Il possibile impatto legale e tributario di Brexit sul commercio e sugli invesmenti tra Italia e Regno Unito" took place at Camera di Commercio di Milano, Palazzo Tura, Sala Conferenze, Via Meravigli 9/B.
Event in collaboration with Belluzzo & Partners and The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK.

>> Download agenda << 

BCCI Tax&Legal Expatriates - 13 October 2016

On Thursday 13th October 2016 the BCCI Tax&Legal Chapter Seminar : "Expatriates - Il punto sulla mobilità internazionale del personale tra il Regno Unito e l’Italia dopo la vittoria del «leave» al referendum Brexit: aspetti fiscali e previdenziali" took place at BDO Italia SpA Sala Auditorium in Viale Abruzzi, 94 Milan.
In collaboration with BDO
>> Download agenda <<

Meeting with Lord Price_Rome_12 October 2016

On Wednesday 12th October 2016 HMA Jill Morris CMG hosted an exclusive Meeting with Lord Price CVO -Minister of State for Trade Policy Department for International Trade and some BCCI Members at Villa Wolkonsky in Rome.
 

BCCI Tax & Legal Chapter _Select Milano_11 October 2016

On Tuesday 11th October 2016 the BCCI Tax & Legal Chapter Seminar “Il Distretto Affari
per una partnership strategica sull'asse Londra/Milano”
took place at Sede Gruppo 24 ore, in Via Monte Rosa, 91- Milan.

>> Download agenda <<

>> Press release post event: “Post Brexit è l'opportunità per fare sistema sull'asse Milano - Londra” <<

>> Interview: Bepi Pezzullo and Sebastian Buca <<

IAIA & BCCI Tuscany Wine Tasting/Lunch_8 October 2016

On Saturday 8th October 21016 BCCI Toscana, in collaboration with the Italian Association of International Accountants (IAIA), organised a successful Wine Tasting/Lunch at the Tenuta Bacco a Petroio in Vinci. In the afternoon some delegates took the opportunity to visit the nearby Museo Leonardiano.

Milan Business Lunch 29 Septmeber 2016

On Thursday 29th September 2016 was held the Business Lunch about "Australia: Europe's Bridge to Asia in the 21st Century" at The Westin Palace - Piazza della Repubblica, 20.


Guest of honour and speaker:
Hon Mike Rann AC, CNZM 
CEO Rann Strategy Group. Visiting Professor King's College London. Former Australian Ambassador to Italy and High Commissioner to the UK. SA Premier 2002-2011.

Breakfast_HMA 29 September 2016

On Thursday 29th September HM Ambassador Jill Morris CMG hosted an exclusive breakfast with business leaders of the Chamber. We would like to thank HM Ambassador for sharing her views with our Members and look forward to seeing her soon in Milan.
Event kindly sponsored by Barclays.

BCCI Tax and Legal Seminar #BrexitBCCI 21 September 2016

On Wednesday 21st September the BCCI Tax and Legal Seminar "Brexit: una sfida, un’opportunità" took place at the Grand Hotel et De Milan.

The event was organised in collaboration with Bernoni Grant Thornton.

>>Programme<<


 

BCCI & IAIA Post-Brexit Decision Pub Night 26 July 2016

The BCCI & IAIA "Post-Brexit Decision Pub Night" was held on Tuesday 26th July 2016 at Murphy's Law in Via Montevideo, 3 (Milan).

The debate was about the result of the referendum on Brexit.
The event was organised in collaboration with Italian Association of Accountants (IAIA).

BCCI Summer Golf Tournament 2016

The BCCI Summer Golf Tournament was held on Thursday 21 July 2016 

Special thanks to Hotel Principe di Savoia, Associazione LaValtidone, Tenuta Pernice, Les Myrtilles-SCHOOL UNIFORMS® , and Golf Club Le Rovedine for donating such lovely prizes for the winners.

PROGRAMME:
​>>  GOLF TOURNAMENT:Tee offs between 12pm and 2pm
>> FREE GOLF LESSONS – INTRODUCTION TO GOLF: from 4.00pm kindly offered by Golf Club Le Rovedine.
>>  PUTTING CONTEST for golfers and non-golfers: from 6.30pm
>>  LIGHT BUFFET DINNER: from 7pm

Golf Club Le Rovedine
Via Karl Marx, 18
Noverasco di Opera (MI)

BDO Seminar: The Economic scenary after the British referendum

The UK referendum, the Spanish elections and the US Presidential campaign represent the main external factors which in the short term will likely influence the market dynamics, already materially affected by the global downfall in aggregate demand. The highly expansive monetary policies unanimously adopted by the central banks are aimed at preventing global stagnation by inducing the economic players to incur into zero cost debt. However, the induced growth multiplication factor appears increasingly low and few are willing to incur in additional debt against the probability of increasingly low return rate on invested capital. The proposed event seeks to provide an understanding of the troubling economic juncture currently unfolding before us.

BCCI Summer Aperitif 5 July 2016

Tuesday 5 July 2016 - from 7pm to 9pm

Sheraton Diana Majestic - Viale Piave, 42 - Milan (MM1 Porta Venezia)
The event was kindly sponsored by Jordans Trust Company.

A special draw of a voucher for a dinner for two at the Sheraton Diana Majestic was organised, kindly offered by our sponsor.

 

AGM / June 2016 Milan Business Lunch

The BCCI AGM and June Milan Business Lunch 2016 was held on Thursday 30 June 2016 at The Westin Palace Milan in Piazza della Repubblica.

Guest of honour and speaker at the lunch was Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, who talked about "Glasgow and Milan, a Partnership for Growth".
>>Biography<<

During the event a Memorandum of Understanding, a formal co-operation agreement, has been signed by The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy (BCCI) and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

This event has been generously sponsored by Oro di Scozia.

BCCI Spring Golf Tournament 2016

The 1st BCCI Spring Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday 8 June 2016 

Kindly sponsored by Aviva Italia Holding SpA, International School of Monza and Tétris.

Special thanks to Jaguar Land Rover Italia SpA for providing the test drive and to Associazione LaValtidone, Castello di LuzzanoInternational School of Monza and Les Myrtilles-SCHOOL UNIFORMS® for donating such lovely prizes for the winners.

PROGRAMME
>>GOLF TOURNAMENT Tee offs between 12pm and 2pm
>>TEST DRIVE AREA provided by Jaguar Land Rover Italia SpA
Test drive of two of the most exciting Jaguars: Jaguar F-Pace and F-Type.
>> PUTTING CONTEST for golfers and non-golfers
>> LIGHT BUFFET & DRINKS from 7pmGolf Club Milano
Viale Mulini S. Giorgio, 7 - Parco Reale di Monza (MB)
 

BCCI Gala Dinner 23.05.2016

The BCCI Gala Dinner 2016 was held on Monday 23rd May 2016 at the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Piazza della Repubblica.

This event has been generously sponsored by Jordan Trust Company (Primary Sponsor), Jaguar Land Rover Italia, London City Airport, Les Myrtilles - SCHOOL UNIFORMS ® , The British School of Milan (Main Sponsors), LabLaw law firm and Roger King Srl (Contributors).

Our Guest of honour and Speaker:
HM Ambassador to Italy
Christopher Prentice CMG


Guest Speaker:
Anna Zattoni 
Director-General of Valore D

BCCI Veneto Valpolicella Wine Tasting - 07.05.2016

On Saturday 7 May 2016 the BCCI Veneto Valpolicella Wine Tasting took place at the innovative winery Zymé. 

After the visit, the guests had the opportunity to taste a full range of excellent wines (more than 10, including Amarone, Amarone Riserva and Harlequin!) accompanied by delicious salamis and cheeses with a sweet something to accompany their pudding wine.

Address:
Azienda Agricola Zymé di Celestino Gaspari
Via Cà del Pipa 1 - Località Mattorona - San Pietro In Cariano (VR)

Milan Business Lunch 21.04.2016

The BCCI April Milan Business Lunch was held on Thursday 21 April 2016 at the Westin Palace Milan in Piazza della Repubblica.

Our guest of honour and speaker Professor Alberto Martinelli
President International Social Science Council
Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Sociology
University of Milan 

>>Speaker's biography<<

Title of his speech:
"Brexit, conseguenze politiche ed economiche per il Regno Unito e l’UE.
Brexit, political and economic consequences for the United Kingdom and the European Union."


Venue:
The Westin Palace - Piazza della Repubblica, 20 - Milan (MM3 Repubblica)

RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Alberto Martinelli -  A. Cavalli: “La società europea” - Il Mulino 2015 
Alberto Martinelli: “Mal di nazione” -  Università Bocconi editore, 2013 


 

Tax & Legal Chapter: Corporate Trust Seminar - 20.04.2016

On Wednesday 20 April 2016 the BCCI Tax & Legal Chapter ‘Protecting foreign investments through companies, trusts and managing family business’ and ‘The UK as a personal, corporate and trust domicile’ took place at the Grand Hotel et De Milan. 
The event was kindly sponsored by Jordans Trust Company Limited - in collaboration with ANDAF (Associazione Nazionale Direttori Amministrativi e Finanziari)

>>Programme<<
 

BCCI Toscana Chapter Lunch 15.04.2016

Friday 15 April  2016 - from 12.30

Guest of honour and speaker:
John Hooper
Italy correspondent of The Economist and a Contributing editor of the Guardian.
>>Download speaker's bio<<

Title of his speech:
"The Italians ... and the challenges of writing about them"

Venue: Circolo dell’Unione - Via de’ Tornabuoni, 7 - Firenze

 

Tax & Legal Chapter: Legge di Stabilità - 17.03.2016

On Thursday 17 March 2016 the BCCI Tax & Legal Chapter “LEGGE DI STABILITA' 2016. Novità e opportunità per le imprese. Fisco, Lavoro, Welfare aziendale" took place at the Centro Convegni “Villa Palestro” in Rome. The event was organised by Gi Group Academy and The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy, in collaboration with Bernoni & Partners and OD&M Consulting.

WELCOME
Sofia Astrid Pennacchi (Segretario Generale - The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy)

APPROFONDIMENTO FISCALE
Sergio Montedoro (Senior Partner - Bernoni Grant Thornton Roma) & Federico Feroci (Partner - Bernoni Grant Thornton Roma)

WELFARE AZIENDALE
Simonetta Cavasin (Amministratore delegato - OD&M Consulting)

APPRENDISTATO PROFESSIONALIZZANTE
Antonio Bonardo (Public Affairs Director - Gi Group)

>>Programme<<
>>Post event Press release<<

Milan Business Lunch - 25.02.2016

The BCCI February Milan Business Lunch was held on Thursday 25 February 2016 at the Westin Palace Milan in Piazza della Repubblica.

Our guest of honour and speaker John Hooper (Italy correspondent of The Economist and a Contributing editor of the Guardian) talked about "The Italians ... and the challenges of writing about them".

John Hooper began his career in journalism somewhat unconventionally when, as an 18 year-old Cambridge university freshman, he travelled to the breakaway state of Biafra to help make a network television documentary on the Nigerian civil war.
Since then he has worked for the BBC, NBC, Reuters and several other news organisations. He was diplomatic correspondent of Independent Radio News and has worked as a foreign correspondent on Cyprus, and in Spain, Italy and Germany.
He has also reported from several war zones including, most recently, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Algeria.
For several years, he was a presenter of the BBC World Service current affairs programme, 24 Hours.
In 1997, Hooper was part of the award-winning Observer team that uncovered the first great migrant trafficking disaster in the Mediterranean in which a Maltese vessel, the F174, sank with the loss of almost 300 lives.
He is the author of The Spaniards:  a portrait of the new Spain (1986), which won the Allen Lane Award for a best first work of non-fiction; The New Spaniards (1995 and 2006), and The Italians, published in hardback in 2015 and in paperback in January this year.

Tax&Legal Chapter: CbC Reporting - 23.02.2016

On Tuesday 23 February 2016 the BCCI Tax & Legal Chapter Seminar 'CbC Reporting, Stabile Organizzazione e APA Le risposte dell’Italia alle raccomandazioni OCSE in ambito BEPS' took place at the Auditorium/Greenhouse Deloitte. The event was organised by Deloitte STS -Studio Tributario e Societario and The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy.

WELCOME
Martin Pugsley - Vice President, The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy - Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

SPEAKERS
Roberto Monasterolo – Senior Manager, Studio Tributario e Societario Deloitte
Aldo Castoldi – Partner, Studio Tributario e Societario Deloitte
Andrea Ferrario – Partner, Studio Tributario e Societario Deloitte 

>>PROGRAMME<<

Tax & Legal Chapter: Voi, i potenziali Partner e il Mercato - 18.02.2016

On Thursday 18 February 2016 the BCCI Tax & Legal Chapter Seminar "Voi, i potenziali Partner e il Mercato. E se non vi conosceste abbastanza?" took place at the conference room of Confartigianato Bergamo. The event was organised by Confartigianato Bergamo and The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy, in collaboration with Kroll.

WELCOME
Lorenzo Pinetti - Membro di Giunta Confartigianato Bergamo con delega all’internazionalizzazione

PRESENTATION
Sofia Astrid Pennacchi - Secretary General - The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy

SPEAKERS
Marianna Vintiadis - Country Manager, Kroll
Francesca Castelli - Associate Director, Kroll

CLOSING REMARKS
Angelo Carrara - President, Confartigianato Bergamo
Marina Redondi - Responsabile Ufficio Internazionalizzazione e Progetti per la Competitività, Confartigianato Bergamo

>>See the flyer<<
>>Read the article "Auto e cene: quei costi extra che all’estero non capiscono." (L'Eco di Bergamo, 18 February 2016)<<

 

BUYWINE 2016 - 12-13.02.2016

BuyWine 2016 was held at the 'Fortezza da Basso', a masterpiece of the military Renaissance architecture, on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February 2016.

This international workshop is organised by the Regional Agency Toscana Promozione to promote the meeting between Tuscan wine producers and the international trade. The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy was delighted to attend the annual event in Florence and to meet UK buyers and Italian wine producers.

BuyWine 2016 Seminars - 02-03.02.2016

BUYWINE 2016 SEMINARS
"Breaking into Britain" – Florence 2-3 February 2016

 
The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy was delighted to support Toscana Promozione with a presentation to wine producers attending the 6th annual ‘BuyWine’ event in Florence (12 – 13th February 2016). The event was kindly sponsored by Pirola, Pennuto Zei & Associati.
 
Every year Toscana Promozione runs a series of seminars and training sessions for producers in preparation to this important event. Because the UK was chosen as a key focus this year, the BCCI organized a special seminar: “Breaking into Britain” presented by a panel of experts on the UK market.
 
Speakers:
 
- Tom Bruce-Gardyne (Award-Winning Trade Journalist)
- Federico Marelli (Partner, Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati UK LLP)
- Sergio Barbonetti (Managing Director, Uaidoo Ltd)
 
The panel provided a great deal of insight and data on the British market.
 
Topics covered included; routes to market, the structure of the UK trade (on and off-trade), future trends and how to capitalize on the exciting growth in on-line business . Numerous case studies were used to illustrate the different sectors in the market, while an in-depth overview on excise and fiscal aspects completed the session.
 
This year, among the 260 buyers attending ‘BuyWine 2016’, there will be a good number from the UK keen to source top wines from Tuscany.

Milan Business Lunch - 28.01.2016

The BCCI January Milan Business Lunch was held on Thursday 28 January 2016 at the Westin Palace Milan in Piazza della Repubblica.

Our guest of honour and speaker Fabio Vaccarono (Managing Director, Google Italy) talked about "Why Internet is everyone's business".

Fabio Vaccarono is Managing Director Italy for Google, and member of Google Emea Management Board.
Before, Vaccarono has held various Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director positions at Manzoni / Espresso Group, Il Sole 24 Ore Group, RCS Mediagroup, and Starcom Mediavest Group / Publicis Groupe. After graduating in Economics and earning a SDA Bocconi MBA, he has worked for the strategic consulting firm Bain&Company.

Tax & Legal Chapter: Legge di Stabilità - 20.01.2016

On Wednesday 20 January 2016 the BCCI Tax & Legal Chapter “LEGGE DI STABILITA' 2016. Novità e opportunità per le imprese. Fisco, Lavoro, Welfare aziendale" took place at the Auditorium del Palazzo del Lavoro Gi Group in Milan. The event was organised by Gi Group Academy and The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy, in collaboration with Bernoni & Partners and OD&M Consulting.

WELCOME:
Donatella Cungi  (BCCI Councillor / Partner, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci, Studio Legale)

MODERATOR:
Antonio Bonardo (Public Affairs Senior Director, Gi Group)

PRESENTATIONS:

"APPROFONDIMENTO FISCALE"
Alessandro Grassetto (Partner, Bernoni Grant Thornton) and Lorenzo Carminati (Senior Manager, Bernoni Grant Thornton).

"WELFARE AZIENDALE"
Miriam Quarti (Senior Consultant, OD&M Consulting).

"APPRENDISTATO PROFESSIONALIZZANTE"
Fabrizio Olini (Head of Legal Dept., Gi Group) and Zoltan Daghero (Sales Director Italy, Gi Group).
 

Christmas Tea Party - 20.12.2015

A special Christmas Tea Party was held on Sunday 20 December 2015 at the British Institute of Florence.
The event was organised by The Cambridge Society of Tuscany & Umbria, in collaboration with BCCI Toscana.

Christmas Lunch and Raffle - 10.12.2015

The BCCI British Christmas Lunch & Raffle was held on Thursday 10 December  2015 at the Westin Palace Milan in Piazza della Repubblica.

The event was kindly sponsored by The British School of Milan. The students from The British School of Milan Chamber Choir performed some Christmas favourites and celebrating the Christmas spirit.
>>MERRY CHRISTMAS (audio file)<<
Our special thanks go to Oro di Scozia for supporting the event, and to The Westin Palace for hosting it.

We are pleased to inform you that during the Christmas Lunch we collected €1,910 (€1,585 Raffle/€325 Teddies) in support of Comitato Fiori di Lavanda - for research into childhood leukaemia, the adopted BCCI charity of which the British Ambassador Christopher Prentice is the patron.   Please see below a Thank you message from Comitato Fiori di Lavanda’s President, Catherine Pugsley.
>>Thank you note<<

Rome Business Evening Cocktail - 30.11.2015

The re-opening of our Lazio Chapter was celebrated with a Business Cocktail at HMA's Residence - Villa Wolkonsky -  in Rome on 30th November and accompanied by an interesting speech by the Guest of Honour, Lynton Crosby AO, C|T Group, the mastermind behind UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s 2015 election campaign. He spoke about 'The British Election and Winning Campaign Strategies'. Mr Marco Valerio Lo Prete, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Il Foglio, acted as Moderator for the event.

Deputy Head of Mission, Ken O’Flaherty warmly welcomed the BCCI guests and congratulated Jaap Heukers (General Director UPS Healthcare) on his role with the BCCI. Our new Honorary Regional Secretary for Lazio will be supported by Mr. Giampaolo Grazian (Chairman Triumph UK).

John J. Law MBE, BCCI President, who chaired the event, wished Jaap and Giampaolo the best of luck and commented that the re-opening of our Lazio Chapter was an important step for the Chamber in further developing our Regional Strategy.  He also expressed his thanks to Sebastian Buca, Head of South Europe Operations Lloyd’s Register Energy, who sponsored the event together with Lynton Crosby, co-founder of CT Group.

Tuscany Chapter Event - 28.11.2015

A special BCCI Tuscany Chapter Event was held at 'Cantina Antinori' on Saturday 28th November 2015.
The event opened with a Winery Tour by architect Marco Casamonti, founding partner of Archea Associati. After the discovery of the renowed wine producer premises, it followed a light lunch accompanied by a small selection of red and white wines.
 
Cantina Antinori nel Chianti Classico
Via Cassia per Siena, 133
Località Bargino, 50026
San Casciano Val di Pesa (FI)

Milan Business Lunch - 26.11.2015

The BCCI November Milan Business Lunch was held on Thursday 26 November 2015 at the Westin Palace Milan in Piazza della Repubblica.

Our guest of honour and speaker Sir William Cash, MP talked about “The European Question, the Business Community and the UK” – an interesting topic given the challenging discussions ongoing in the UK and throughout Europe.

The event was kindly sponsored by HSBC Bank Plc and Lablaw Law Firm

Tax&Legal Chapter "ITALIAN IP BOX BREAKFAST BRIEFING" - 16.11.2015

On Monday 16th November The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy and DLA Piper organised a breakfast briefing on the IP Box recently approved by the Italian Government (2015 Stability Law and following decrees).

The Italian IP Box grants preferential tax treatment to profits derived from the exploitation of intellectual property such as for example patents, software, trademarks and designs. The percentage of profits deriving from intellectual property rights to be excluded from taxation will be 30 percent in the first year, 40 percent in the second year and then 50 percent for the remaining three years. The new regime is optional and can be accessed by any entity (also resident in a whitelist country) carrying out business activities in Italy, under the condition that the IP right (also licensed) is the result of R&D activities carried out either directly or through agreements with third parties.

A practical briefing on the application of the measure was held by partners Roberto Valenti and Christian Montinari, respectively from the Intellectual Property and Technology department and the Tax department of DLA Piper Italy.

MILAN BUSINESS LUNCH - 29.10.2015

The BCCI October Milan Business Lunch was held on Thursday 29th October 2015 at the Westin Palace Milan in Piazza della Repubblica.

Our Guest of honour and Speaker Federico Grom, Co-Founder of Grom, entertained the audience talking about “Grom. A story of friendship,a few gelati and many flowers. A strong friendship, a big dream, a great enterprise.”

During the event we had the opportunity to taste a special dessert created by Westin Palace’s Chef Augusto Tombolato exclusively for this occasion: a delicious pear and cinnamon tart with "Crema di Grom" ice cream and a touch of nougat.

Agreement signed with Confartigianato Lombardia - 22.10.2015

On Thursday 22nd October at 5.30pm our President John J. Law MBE and Eugenio Massetti, President of Confartigianato Lombardia, signed a Memorandum of Undestanding to create projects of professional interchanges.

The institutional event took place at Confartigianato Fuori Expo premises - Italian Makers Village (Via Tortona 32 - Milano) and was followed by a visit to the nearby exhibition space where a number of SMEs from Lombardy Region are show-casing their activities until the end of October.
At 6.30 pm the ‘Store delle Eccellenze’ opened to the public.

Confartigianato Lombardia and the BCCI: together for business development.

 

Tax & Legal Chapter: JOBS ACT - 19.10.2015

On Monday 19th October 2015 the BCCI Tax & Legal Chapter “Jobs Act e Legge di stabilità 2016: occupazione, crescita ed investimenti” took place at the Auditorium del Palazzo del Lavoro Gi Group in Milan. The event was organised by Gi Group, Gi Group Academy and The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy, in collaboration with Chambre de Commerce Francaise and Camera di Commercio Italo-Germanica.

WELCOME
Stefano Colli–Lanzi - President, Gi Group Academy and Ceo, Gi Group
Colin Jamieson - Vice President, The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy and Partner, Belluzzo & Partners; Coordinator, BCCI Tax & Legal Chapter

PRESENTATIONS: Il Jobs Act e la legge di stabilità 2016
> “Il Jobs Act – la via Italiana alla Flexicurity” – Sen. Pietro Ichino
> “Le misure a sostegno dello sviluppo e dell’occupazione nella legge di stabilità 2016” – Vice Minister Mef Dr. Enrico Morando

ROUND TABLE moderated by Roberta Miraglia - Journalist, Il Sole 24 Ore
> Diego Apicella – HR Manager Italy, Croatia and Malta, Lloyd’s Register
> Erwin Rauhe – President, German Chamber of Commerce in Italy and Vice President & CEO, BASF Italia
> Giorgia Valsecchi – HR Manager, Certinergia
 

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