Blue and Silver are two relevant colours in the global economy. The term Blue Economy refers to all the economic activities related to oceans, seas and coasts such as fisheries, tourism and maritime transportation, while Silver Economy includes all the activities dedicated to the elderly in our societies.
Italy is an influential and innovative country in both segments: in fact, according to the latest report from Unioncamere, there are 185.000 Italian companies operating in the Blue Economy and the Italian Government is making a significant effort to improve the wellbeing of an ageing population, creating a number of new opportunities for domestic and international players. In this landscape, the Liguria region is a relevant example because of its strategic position on the Mediterranean Sea and the high living expectation of its population.
The seminar promoted by Genova municipality and Deloitte will illustrate the most interesting aspects of the Blue and Silver Economy and what opportunities can arise for Hong Kong and China. First, one member of Genova’s local government and maritime association will introduce critical aspects through real-life examples and case studies. Second, the Asia-Pacific desk of Deloitte Italy will explain the tax incentives available to individuals based in Hong Kong or China that move their residency to Italy. A networking session with a light lunch will follow.
12:30 – 1:00PM Registration, buffet lunch & networking
1:00- 1:05 PM Welcome speech by Italian Consul General
1:05- 1:20 PM Focus on the Silver Economy by Giancarlo Vinacci, Genoa City Council Member to the Economic Development
1:20- 1:35 PM Focus on the Blue Economy: the Case of Regione Liguria by Alessandro Pitto, President of Spediporto
1:35- 1:50 PM Focus on Relocation to Italy: the Elective Visa and the attractive Flat Tax Regime by Francesco Vitali, Senior manager, Italy Tax Services, Deloitte AP ICE Limited
1:50- 2:00 PM Q&A and Closing Remarks
About the Speakers
Francesco Vitali, Senior Manager, Italy Tax Services, Deloitte AP ICE Limited
Francesco is a senior manager with ten years of experience in tax consulting within Deloitte in Italy and Hong Kong. He started working at Deloitte’s Genoa office in 2006. His main areas of expertise are auditing, accounting, budget analysis, and due diligence.
In 2015, he moved to Hong Kong to join Deloitte Italy’s China Desk. He now focuses on supporting Italian Companies that have invested or are willing to invest in Asia-Pacific to address their most pressing tax issues. His tasks range from dealing with tax rules in the different Asia-Pacific jurisdictions to set up the most appropriate tax structure in order to maximize the rate of return for his clients, based mainly in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Giancarlo Vinacci, Deputy Mayor – Economy, Statistic & University –
Municipality of Genova (Italy)
Mr. Vinacci is currently the Deputy Mayor in Economy, Statistic & University for the Municipality of Genova. Before this achievement, he has worked during his lifetime in the banking industry, acquiring significant experience and knowledge about the financial sector, in particular regarding the development of new business opportunities in commercial banks and asset management. From 2006 to 2017 he was General Manager of Mediofina, a company working on credit intermediation for Unicredit and Allianz.
Alessandro Pitto, President, Spediporto Genova
Alessandro Pitto, after graduating in Economics and Business at the University of Genova, has dedicated his career to logistics, in particular, focusing on the city of Genova, his hometown. Since 1998 he has been working at the Casasco & Nardi S.p.A. – Sea and Air Shipments, becoming General Manager in 2005. He developed relevant experience and he was able to give back his know-how by collaborating with schools and universities and participating in projects aimed at the economic development of ports and maritime companies. Since early 2019, he has been appointed as Vice President of Fedespedi – Federazione Nazionale delle Imprese di Spedizioni Internazionali.
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