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A morning seminar hosted by Dentons LLP, in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency and Borsa Italiana. Our presentations and discussions will provide information and insight to Canadian Private Equity Funds, Pension Plans and Family Offices who are considering investing in Italy.

AGENDA [Subject to further modification]

8.15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Registration/continental breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome remarks Matteo Picariello, Italian Trade Commissioner and Kip Daechsel, Dentons Partner and Conference Co-chair

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Macro considerations when investing in Italy – Business, culture and political risk Senia Rapisarda, Board Member of CVCA and Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (Canada) Limited Julian Campisi, PhD, U of T Lecturer, expert on political risk in private decision-making (with a focus on Italy)

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Structuring investment in Italy – business, legal and accounting considerations Michael Bosco, Partner, Dentons Italy
Luigi Ciciretto, Partner BDO, CPA, CA
Damiano Dussin, Partner PwC

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Borsa Italiana and ELITE – access to Italian public and private companies
Francesca Chieti, Head of Institutional Investors Business Development at London Stock Exchange
Thomas Tyler, Global Head of Sales, ELITE

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Lessons learned by experienced foreign investors in Italy
Christoph Jäckel, Partner, Montana Capital Partners
Christelle Destors-Lepoutrer/ Mounir Corm/ Pierre-Gilles Diat, Vauban Infrastructure Partners (formerly Mirova Asset Manager)

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Current investment opportunities
Dario Valoncini, Head of Foreign Direct Investment Unit Canada, Italian Trade Agency, Toronto Office

12: 00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Current economic and political factors impacting investment in Italy
Giovanni Majnoni d’Intignano, Chief Representative for North America, Banca d’Italia

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Networking lunch
(B2B meetings –may be organized upon advance request)


Dentons Canada LLP


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