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Topics of interest: Living in Italy (all cities), Cultural differences, Expat interviews, Working and doing business in Italy, Italian and Anglo cuisine, Language and cultural exchange, Red tape…

The Women’s Global Leadership Journey

The Women’s Global Leadership Journey

Mobilizing Women Rome 18:00-20:30 • 24 May 2018 • LUISS University Empowering, Connecting and Developing Leaders: Global, Feminine and Authentic This is WIN’s classic network with purpose, passion and pleasure workshop. Together we will explore what it means to take our world, work and lives to the next level, providing a snapshot of what we can do when hundreds of us come together for the Global WINConference, this year in Rome 26-28 September. In the beginning, participants will learn about some amazing women and hear about WIN’s vision and mission in the world. WIN will also listen actively to the needs and dreams of women living and working in Rome.  You will gain insight into how we can... »

Democrats Abroad Italy Meets in Milan

Democrats Abroad Italy Meets in Milan

Americans Living in Italy Advocate Moving from Apathy to Activism Democrats Abroad Italy is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) from May 26 -27, 2018 at Hotel Raffaello in Milan. Leadership and members of Democrats Abroad Italy meet regularly to organize, outreach and strategize ways to assist Americans living in Italy to vote in the U.S. elections and encourage them to participate in the American political process. The theme of this year’s AGM is “Apathy to Activism”. Democrats Abroad Italy is a key organizer of events and marches held in Italy, including March for Our Lives and the Women’s March, and this energy is what drives increased activism. The keynote speaker at the AGM, Akilah... »

Apply NOW for the SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018

Apply NOW for the SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018

SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018 The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the premier event showcasing investment opportunities in the United States. The 2018 Summit will bring together companies from all over the world and economic development organizations from every corner of the United States. The world’s top investment event. The world’s top investment destination. Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit 1. Initiate new relationships: Meet with hundreds of economic development organizations (EDOs) and thousands of potential investors in one place. 2. Learn about resources and tools to invest in the United States. 3. Obtain an overall impression of the market situation. 4.... »

From the British Embassy Rome: NEW #TravelAware video for English speakers travelling to Italy

From the British Embassy Rome: NEW #TravelAware video for English speakers travelling to Italy

As part of our outreach activities, we are working on a series of #TravelAware videos designed to inform English speaking tourists visiting Italy on less known customs and rules. This is a global campaign, and we are the first mission in Europe to have produced such a video, something that indeed makes us very proud. This video in particular points out how local train tickets need to be stamped. The message is very simple, and is the following: >> You need more than just a ticket to take the train in Italy! >> Buying a rail ticket could be worthless… >> Unless you stamp it in one of THESE machines >> If you don’t, you could face a large fine We are also as... »

SOUTH AFRICA: INSPIRING NEW WAYS

SOUTH AFRICA: INSPIRING NEW WAYS

Dear Readers, As you know, the new year has marked a period of change in South Africa. I wish to reassure you that, though change can produce uncertainty, it also offers great opportunities for progress. The smooth political transition leading to the appointment of President Cyril Ramaphosa and the latest economic statistics show that the country has solid democratic foundations and is moving forward with renewed energy and focus. South Africa’s economy grew by 3.1% in the fourth quarter of 2017 ending the year on a strong footing. The highest contributor to the growth came from agriculture that grew by 37.5%, followed by strong growth from the trade sector which grew by 4.8%. On an annual b... »

Why women’s issues are everyone’s issues in Italy

Why women’s issues are everyone’s issues in Italy

Two years ago, I offered to take on the responsibility to set up and manage a series of conferences on ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ on behalf of the British Chamber of Commerce for Italy. Over the following eighteen months I had the opportunity to work with amazing people, among them an inspiring British diplomat, that happened to be gay, an enlightened entrepreneur, that happened to be twenty-one years young, a esteemed and gracious policewoman, that happened to be transgender and quite a few talented managers that happened to be women. At every conference, the speakers walking on stage would open new windows on everyday life and offer attendees new and surprising perspective on ordinary issue... »

Message to U.S. Citizens: US Primary Elections Begins

Message to U.S. Citizens: US Primary Elections Begins

U. S. Embassy Rome, Italy US Primary Elections Begin this Month March 9, 2018 Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in your state’s primary election as it will determine who is on the November 2018 general election ballot. To register and request your absentee ballot, visit FVAP.gov to complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) or contact: • USCitizensRome@state.gov for the Consular District of Rome • USCitizensMilan@state.gov for the Consular District of Milan • USCitizensNaples@state.gov for the Consular Distr... »

Event in Milan - Demonstration

Event in Milan: Demonstrations/Marches Alert

Multiple demonstrations/marches are planned this weekend (Saturday, 24 February 2018). Location 1: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to the following locations in Milan, Italy: Piazza Oberdan The march route includes: Corso Venezia Corso Matteotti Via Catena Via Santa Margherita Concluding at Piazza del Duomo Event: A demonstration/march sponsored by Lega Nord is scheduled to start at 1:00pm at Piazza Oberdan and conclude at approximately 5:00pm at Piazza Duomo. Approximately 30,000-40,000 people are expected to attend. The main event will be at Piazza del Duomo with speeches by local and national leaders.The police will be monitoring the event. Location 2: Announced ga... »

US Election 2018

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

U. S. Embassy Rome, Italy Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections January 19, 2018 Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow a few simple steps to make sure that you can vote in the 2018 U.S. elections: 1. Request Your Ballot: Complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).  You must complete a new FPCA after January 1, 2018 to ensure you receive your ballot for the 2018 elections. The completion of the FPC... »

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information

Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy Rome Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 4, 2017 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel Advisory will give an explanation for the level and include clear actions U.S. citizens should take. Alerts will replace Security Messages and Emergency Messages.  Alerts follow an easy-to-understand format with clear actions U.S. citizens should tak... »