ITA – Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy.
With a motivated and modern organization and a widespread network of overseas offices, ITA provides information, assistance, consulting, promotion and training to Italian small and medium- sized businesses. Using the most modern multi-channel promotion and communication tools, it acts to assert the excellence of Made in Italy in the world.
The 2nd Export Plan for Southern Italy, also known as PES2, is a multi-year action plan aimed at supporting and enhancing the international activities of Italian SMEs based in the following Regions: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Puglia (Apulia), Sardegna (Sardinia) and Sicilia (Sicily).
The Plan is developed in cooperation with the Italian Ministry for Economic Development (MiSE), in compliance with the European Commission National Operational Plan on Enterprises and Competitiveness 2014 – 2020 (European Regional Development Fund – ERDF).
The Italian Trade Agency – ITA is responsible for strategy, planning, operations and management, in partnership with Regional Governments and local industrial organizations.
The Plan revolves around 2 main groups of initiatives:
TRAINING&COACHING, in Italy, and PROMOTIONAL EVENTS, held both in and out of the country.
The principal beneficiaries are micro, small and medium enterprises, startups, consortia, business networks and universities located in the aforementioned Regions.
Ultimate objective of the PES2 is to facilitate trade, industrial and technological collaboration between Italian companies and foreign counterparts.
BIAT, the Innovation and High Technology Lab is the most preminent event included in the Southern Export Plan 2 and aims to develop technological and financial partnerships between the most innovative companies in Southern Italy and international operators.