Italian Business Summit 2014

GGI member firm S4B – Solutions for Business is proud to invite you to the second Italian Business Summit in Rome and the Vatican State. The language of the event will be English.

For the past 85 years the relationship between the Catholic society and the rest of the world has been directed by the existence of a “civil” state: the Vatican State.

Although the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population, this land-locked enclave within the city of Rome is of paramount importance with deep historical roots. It plays an active role in the world we live in, participating as a permanent observer in organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, OSCE, OAS, UNHCR, WHO and the World Trade Organization. It has its own language (Latin–even on the ATM machines), as well as its own banking system, printing press, radio station and television. The currency is Euro, owing to a special agreement with the European Union.

Get to know this little but influential state: its secrets and opportunities.

Delegates will explore current hot topics, including the economic and juridical relationships between the Vatican State and the rest of the World. Various expert speakers will provide interesting insider business and tax tips.

Those who arrive early on Friday, 14 November, will have the unique opportunity to visit the Archivum Secretum Vaticanum (Papal Archives). This documentary heritage spans twelve centuries, from the 8th to the 20th. There are over 600 archives stored on over 85 linear kilometres of shelving, some of which are in the Bunker, a two-story underground vault below the Cortile della Pigna in the Vatican Museums. Access to the Archivum Secretum Vaticanum is available only to qualified persons with a university degree or equivalent. Admission is limited; do book early as places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.


he Italian Business Summit will officially begin with two GGI Practice Group meetings on Friday afternoon: International Taxation and International Dispute Resolution, followed by dinner in a typical Roman Trattoria. The Saturday session will be held at the Palazzo Baldassini ( in the heart of Rome, and the Summit will end with a delicious dinner at the elegant Hosteria dell’Orso (

S4B – Solutions for Business hopes to welcoming many GGI members in Italy. For further details, please see the preliminary program on > member login > events.

Lucio Fumagalli, Patrizia Giannini & Ugo Girardi

GGI member firm

S4B – Solutions for Business

Rome, Italy
Patrizia Giannini
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