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 – 1:00 PM Registration, buffet lunch & networking
1:00- 1:05 PM Welcome speech by Clemente Constabile, General Consul of Italy in Hong Kong
1:05- 1:10 PM Welcome remarks by Riccardo Fuochi, President of Associazione Italia – Hong Kong
1:10- 1:25 PM Focus on the Silver Economy by Daniela Ameri
1:25- 1:40 PM Focus on the Blue Economy: the Case of Regione Liguria by Giampaolo Botta, General Manager of Spediporto
1:40- 1:55 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
1:55- 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.
Daniela Ameri, President, Ameri Communications
Giampaolo Botta, General Manager, Spediporto Genova
Riccardo Fuochi, President of Associazione Italia – Hong Kong
Riccardo Fuochi, an entrepreneur in the Made in Italy logistics with more than thirty years of experience, works worldwide in the major international markets. He’s CEO of Omlog International (headquarter in Chiasso, Switzerland). He coordinates and oversees many promotional activities in international markets aimed at small and medium enterprises, in particular in the forwarding and logistics sectors. Riccardo Fuochi fulfils the positions of President of the Italy-Hong Kong Business Association and is also President of the Propeller International Club of Milan. He is often a speaker and Chairman in important international events and conferences such as Asian Logistics Maritime Conference, Genova and Naples Shipping Week.
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