Increase Your Company’s Global Footprint: Begin in Italy!

September 17, 2009

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ –The Internet has expanded the reach of New Jersey businesses beyond what many ever thought possible. Further, market conditions have guided today’s decision-makers to certain parts of the globe where business expansion is not only a strategic option, but a necessary one. The fact is: all New Jersey companies should be looking at the fastest growing markets for increased exports.

Enter Italy. New Jersey’s Trade with Italy increased year-over-year since 2002. In that time, exports to Italy grew from $456,360,611 in 2002 to $1,377,823,539 in 2007.**

Don’t miss the upcoming full-day event that promises to highlight joint business opportunities and more. Register today for the “Doing Business with Italy” symposium set for Oct. 16 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. To register, visit www.njtc.org.

The symposium, sponsored by the NJ/Italy Trade Council, will provide critical business information to anyone either looking to do business in Italy, or seeking an alliance with an Italian company coming into New Jersey. This exciting program is open to all business sectors and investors; if you are selling it, Italian companies want to know about it and if you are looking to expand your business in Italy, you need to attend.

The NJ/Italy Trade Council is an important catalyst for improving and increasing trade between New Jersey and Italy. In an effort to create more jobs in both Italy and New Jersey, the Council invites New Jersey business leaders to this exciting symposium to find out more about how NJ/Italy partnerships can increase the bottom lines of both business and the national economies, at large.

Several panel discussions, breakout sessions and plenty of networking time will be allotted. Topics to be discussed include: Economic Incentives for Doing Business in Italy, the Fundamentals of Importing and Exporting, and Accounting, Financial and Legal Structuring for Overseas Alliances. A fun networking cocktail party will follow an afternoon of breakout sessions focusing on specific technology sectors such as renewable and alternative energies, real estate investments, food and beverage and life sciences.

**Italy has a diverse industrial economy, the seventh largest in the world and the fourth largest in the European Union (EU). In addition, Italy represents a large and affluent market and offers countless opportunities for businesses seeking to expand global sales and exports, with almost 60 million consumers and a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ranked fourth in the EU. In addition, Italy is the United States’ 19th largest export market. In 2008, U.S. exports to Italy totaled $15.4 billion, an increase of 9.39 percent over the previous year.

For more information about the NJ/Italy Trade Council or the upcoming symposium, visit http://nj-italytrade.org/doing-business-in-italy.

SOURCE New Jersey Technology Council

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