Investing Emilia-Romagna: Companies, Banks, Stock Exchange: A Necessary Alliance for Local Growth and to Compete on the Market’ was organised by Banco BPM and Banca Akros, in partnership with the Italian Stock Exchange. The Varignana (BO) event sought to encourage meetings between local companies and investors and the growth and development of medium-sized enterprises by using the tools and opportunities offered by the capital market, in particular Stock Exchange listing.
Qualified guests discussed the topics in a series of panels. Proceedings kicked off with the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Federico Freni, from Rome in an interview recorded for the occasion, Claudia Parzani, Chair of the Italian Stock Exchange, Alessandra Gritti, CEO of Tamburi Investment Partners Group, Maurizio Marchesini, Chair of the Marchesini Group, Davide Serra, Founder and CEO of Algebris Investments, Valter Caiumi, Chair of Confindustria Emilia and Voilàp Group, Luca Manzoni, Head of Corporate & Investment Banking at Banco BPM, Giuseppe Puccio, General Manager at Banca Akros and Giuseppe Castagna, CEO of the Banco BPM Group. In his introductory speech, Giuseppe Puccio gave an overview of the topics of the relationship between companies and the stock market that were the conference’s focus.
Puccio recalled that: ‘alongside some important areas of improvement, relating to the limited size of the Italian stock exchange compared to the leading European stock exchanges, and the presence of institutional investors, there is the significant potential of our economic system, devoted to manufacturing and active in exports, which is already very attractive to private and foreign investors. It is a system grounded on a solid manufacturing base, positioning our country in second place in Europe and seventh in the world for industrial added value and third worldwide for production diversification.’ ‘Investing Emilia-Romagna’ is the first of a cycle of events that Banca Akros plans to hold locally in various places to encourage meetings and dialogue between local companies, listed and unlisted, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises and Italian investors.
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