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Events

 

Events

The Embassy of Italy in London runs an active public diplomacy programme, holding events covering the economic, financial, cultural, academic, technological and social sectors. This programme has proven to be extremely effective as an instrument of soft power, helping guide the priorities of the international political agenda and promoting Italy’s interests through the country’s values, culture and excellence.

A number of the events are co-organised with British organisations and UK-based Italian organisations. Events are hosted both at the embassy and at external venues.

The events provide occasions to promote Italian excellence in sectors ranging from economics to technology, from culture to tourism, from academia to entrepreneurship, as well as creating a channel for dialogue and interaction with British and international actors in London and around the UK.

Since 2013 the embassy has held over 90 events, attended by over 7000 people. Over 70 of these events, attended by over 5000 people, have been hosted at the embassy itself.

These public-diplomacy events provide a platform for showcasing Italian excellence and keeping abreast of the new trends that emerge in a wide range of sectors in the global hub of London. In doing so, they enhance the embassy’s diplomatic activity, its relations with other institutions, and its dialogue with UK-based bodies.

Reports on these events are posted regularly on the embassy’s website and in this events section. The website highlights a number of flagship projects, such as the Italian Imaginative Innovators (Triple I) initiative, a series of conversations between Italian business leaders and high-profile British journalists; the Venice Seminar, an annual meeting between Italian policymakers and members of the British press; Impact Exchanges, a series of meetings dedicated to the sector of social-impact finance; and initiatives such as Italian Cuisine Week and Italian Design Day.

 


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