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23 October 2017

Italy-Germany: the 7th Business Forum Confindustria-BDI in Bolzano

The 7th Confindustria-BDI Business Forum that every year in Bolzano brings together the highest authorities of the Italian and German industrial associations, together with the leading entrepreneurs of the two countries, ended today, October 20, with a common statement by the two presidents Vincenzo Boccia and Dieter Kempf.

The two-day meeting in Bolzano, halfway between the countries, has been a new occasion to reaffirm and strengthen the economic relationship between Italy and Germany, highlighting the industrial relationship between the two main manufacturing countries in Europe. Many shared views expressed by Confindustria and BDI, above all the reinforcement of the economic link between the two Countries that, according to President Boccia are the "linkage" for the new EU industry.

On behalf of Deutsche Bank, partner and promoter of the Forum since its first edition, the Italian CCO Flavio Valeri highlighted how the economic relationship between the two countries is now at its historical peak.

Germany is still the first commercial partner for Italy and it is also the first export destination for Italian companies: Italian export in Germany is worth 53billion Euros (+3,9% in 2016 if compared to 2015). "The banking system supports these flows and all Italian businesses - said Valeri - with loans that keep growing (+1,4% year on year, businesses and families) and by contributing to the growth of the Italian GDP, destined to close 2017 at +1,5%".


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