INVITALIA: the gateway for foreign investors in Italy Foreign Investment Commission 58 th UIA Congress in Florence, 30 th October 2014. Italy attracts far less FDI than other large EU countries. GLOBAL FDI FLOW IN ITALY IN THE LAST 13 YEARS.
GLOBAL FDI FLOW IN ITALY IN THE LAST 13 YEARS
INWARD INVESTMENT STOCK – EUROPE (mln dollars- 2013)
Source: UNCTAD, World Investment Report, 2014
Source: Unctad, World Investment Report, 2014
Italy represents 1,6% of the global FDI stock (ranks eighth in Europe and seventieth in the world).
Value in billion dollars
Italy ranks 2° in the world for productive innovation-oriented clusters
Stable social framework
Fair relationship between the social partners
Despite the crisis, Italy is the 5° manufacturing economy Worldwide
and the 2° in Europe
Italy produces high-quality goods with export-oriented companies present along all the value chain (12°)
Italy is the 10° largest market in the world, with significant economies of scale
First worldwide for Unesco World Heritage sites
Good positioning on sectors with high growth potential
Fashion, home furnishings, capital goods, aerospace, robotics, pharma and bio-tech
Italy ranks 12 worldwide in FDI ranking by source and it is one of the world’s 10 leading exporting nation with almost 500 billion euros of export
More than 4 million entrepreneurs
Nature of competitive advantage
Italy ranks 11° worldwide per unique products
On-going reform process to bolster investor confidence
The Government is engaged in setting-up a new set of reforms with the view to facilitate foreign investors throughout their investments’ life cycle.
Italy makes a come-back to the FDI confidence index for the first time since 2005.
* Value calculated on a scale 1 to 3
Source: 2014 AT. Kearney, FDI Confidence Index
Invitalia,the National Agency for Investment Promotionand Enterprise Development, operates on behalf of the Italian Government. Its aims are increasing the country’s competitiveness,especially in the Southern regions and supporting strategic sectors for development.
Italian Diplomatic network
Italian Trade Commission
Foreign Italian Chamber of Commerce
Foreign institutions, etc..
Define investment packages
Promote business opportunities
Provide with investors tailored made services and facilitate the implantation process
Regions and local IPAs
Invitalia Business Network
Provide opportunities to exchange
information and know-how
Organize qualified projects targeting the domestic and international business communities
One stop shop
With the view to strenghten the promotional activities towards the target countries, Invitalia has set up a close cooperation with some leading mertchant banks worldwide.
Share promotional activities
Organize specific workshops and BtB
Identify potential leads among their clients
Invitalia also cooperates with numerous law firms both in terms of promotion activities and assistance for foreign companies in their implementation process