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The USA And The Post-Covid Perspectives For The Machinery & Systems Industry!
What would you do with 2.3 trillion dollars? 250+ participants who attended the web event held last June 1, 2021 found out. You can too, by clicking here.

Three panels, eleven speakers and hundreds of expected participants made this webinar a must-go to get insights about the post-pandemic scenario within manufacturing in the USA and how Italian machinery and engineering companies can provide a contribution to its take-off. The event revolved around three broad sectors, i.e. agricultural equipment, industrial machinery and clean technologies. 

 In the first two panels, leading USA and Italian government officials, economists, and business strategists provided updated analyses of the USA manufacturing ecosystem, in the context of the priorities and the budget increases set forth by the Biden Administration for the post Covid-19 scenario. 

 In the third panel, representatives from Italian entrepreneurial associations and the Italian Trade Agency discussed their promotional activities within the USA market in the second part of 2021 and 2022.

The event was organized by the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC, and Confindustria, the most important federation of Italian entrepreneurial associations, in coordination with the Italian Trade Agency, which supports the internationalization of Italian based companies. The program was as follows:

  • Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States
  • Barbara Beltrame Giacomello, Vice-President for Internalization, Confindustria
  • Carlo Ferro, President, Italian Trade Agency (ICE)

  • Femi Elegbede (Ph.D.), Economist, SelectUSA, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce
  • Seth Meyer (PH.D.), Chief Economist, US Department of Agriculture
  • Christopher Guith, Senior Vice President, US Chamber Global Energy Institute
  • Lori Glover, Managing Director, Global Strategic Alliances, MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab

  • Antonio Laspina, Director, ICE New York
  • Giuseppe Lesce, President, FEDERMACCHINE
  • Alessandro Malavolti, President, FEDERUNACOMA
  • Marco Nocivelli, President, Federazione ANIMA

  • Moderator: Maria Luisa Rossi-Hawkins, Mediaset

The June 1st, 2021 program had over 250 live attendees out of 500 from Italy, USA and abroad who had registered for the event.

For further information on the initiative, please contact chicago [at] (subject: Machines%20Italia%20Newsletter)