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Italy “the place to be” in the future


MAPIC Italy director Francesco Pupillo, CNCC chairman Roberto Zoia and Stefano Nigro, department director of the Italian Trade Agency


ITALY is becoming a bigger target for international investors, while physical retail sales have rebounded this autumn after a challenging period during the pandemic, delegates heard at the beginning of the Italy Forum this evening at MAPIC.
Opening up the session, introduced by MAPIC Italy director Francesco Pupillo, Stefano Nigro, department director of the Italian Trade Agency, said that he hoped Italy would become “the place to be in the future” for investors and retailers post-pandemic.
Pointing to increasing attention from the investment community, he said he felt optimistic for the country’s prospects.
Roberto Zoia, chairman of industry body CNCC, added that “turnover, footfall and the mood” had all taken an upturn this autumn after some challenging months, as physical retail sales rebounded faster than online.
“The important thing for the industry now is to be transparent,” he said. “The good news is that the market is active and that we are establishing trust with international investors.”
 
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