This week in the Southwest of China, in the cities of both Chongqing and Chengdu, DP Group successfully continued the series of seminars “Invest in Italy: The New Italian Visa for Investors”, organized by DP Group’s company Eastant Communication & Events in cooperation with The Consulate General of Italy in Chongqing, EUCCC Southwest Chapter and EUPIC.

The first stop for DP Group was the mountain city of Chongqing on April 18th and then subsequently on to the home of the Giant Panda, Chengdu on April 19th, in the offices of the Consulate General of Italy in Chongqing and Zhongshuge Book Store respectively. In Chongqing the seminar had the honor to start with the greetings of the Vice Consul General of Italy in Chongqing Mr. Davide Castellani and in Chengdu with the greetings of the Consul General of Italy in Chongqing Mr. Filippo Nicosia, who both outlined to the attendees the importance of such initiatives of promoting foreign investments in Italy.

In keeping with our previous engagement in Beijing, Mr. Matteo Zhi, D’Andrea & Partners’ Legal Counsel attorney at law and DP Group Senior Partner, introduced to the Southwest attendees one of the Practical Guides which the Law Firm has published in recent years, “Invest in Italy”.

We once again welcomed the esteemed Mr. Davide Castellani to the stage in both cities, in order to give a speech to provide useful information and to fully explain the new procedures in which to apply for the Italian visa for investors.

In the Chongqing seminar, Mr. Jiang Tao Director of Strategic Operations of East Shineray Holdings Co. Ltd. shared with us his company’s experience of investing in Italy, the unique benefits an Italian company holds, the different social and business customs between the two nations, as well as some similarities.

In Chengdu, Mr. Li Liu Hong, General Manager of TusHoldings, pointed out how the Sino-Italian Design Innovation Hub, established by Tsinghua University and the Politecnico di Milano, will help further promote bi-lateral co-operation between China and Italy in the fields of education, scientific research, culture and industry, as well as assisting both countries in their respective national development strategies, China’s “Made in China 2025” as well as Italy’s “Italian Industry 4.0”.

Lastly, Mr. Arduino Agostinelli, Deputy GM of PHC Advisory Tax & Accounting, had the task of closing both the Chongqing and Chengdu seminars by sharing precious tips to the audience about the tax benefits of investing in Italy, which were well received by all in attendance.

The DP Group team thanks the Consulate General of Italy in Chongqing and all the speakers that delighted us over our tour of the Southwest of China, the guests in attendance, as well as the staff of EUPIC and EUCCC South West Chapter for their support.