italy at 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit washington d.c.

The Italian Trade Agency via its Chicago Office, along with the US Foreign Commercial Service in Italy and with the support of the Italian Embassy in Washington DC, organized the 2019 Italian delegation to the SelectUSA Summit held in Washington, DC, June 10-12. 2019.

The Italian delegation this year was the third largest from the European Union and seventh largest overall in terms of size from all countries which sent delegates to the Summit.

As part of the delegation’s activities, the Italian Ambassador to the US, On. Armando Varricchio hosted a reception on June 9th at his residence in Washington D.C. On June 11th, the Ambassador along with the US Ambassador to Italy, Hon. Lewis M. Eisenberg, conducted a tour of the Summit activities with the attending Italian delegates.

Italy also took the spotlight at this year’s summit where US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced with the State of Ohio that the Italian company, Modula, had signed an agreement to invest $26.5 million in a facility outside of Dayton, Ohio, which is expected to employ over 100 people in the next couple of years.