Selling to Italy – Opportunities for Delaware Small Businesses

(Webinar) Selling to Italy – Opportunities for Delaware Small Businesses

Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 10:00 AM

Live from Italy with Luigi Mercuri




Luigi Mercuri is on the ground in Italy working to represent Delaware small businesses there. He has connections and a wealth of experience in the region and can forge new business relationships. Join us for a webinar to learn about business opportunities in Italy and how you can expand your business into this exciting part of the world.


Why Italy:

Italy is a leading growth sector for US exporters in advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, cybersecurity, information communications technology, medical devices, and natural energy. Delaware small businesses now have a unique opportunity to make connections there because our former Delaware Governor Jack Markell serves as the US Ambassador to Italy!

Italy may be a small country geographically, but the nation dominates in terms of world influence and trade. According to the International Trade Administration, Italy is the 8th largest international market globally (and the third-largest in the European Union). In 2022, there was $117 Billion of trade between Italy and the US.


Who Should Attend?

This webinar is ideal for sales professionals (representing Delaware-based companies) who are looking to gain new sales in Italy and Europe. For this interactive session, both experienced exporters and companies who may be new to export are welcome to participate.


What You’ll Learn:

  • Current sales opportunities and growth industries in Italy
  • Market background and key sectors
  • About the State of Delaware’s Trade Representative team in Italy and how they can support your business there
  • Available funding opportunities that may cover some of the costs of developing business in Italy



  • Introductions (5 minutes)
  • Market Overview (15 minutes)
  • Q&A (15 minutes)


Luigi Mercuri

About our Speaker: Luigi Mercuri

Luigi has been advising Governmental Organizations, Economic Development Agencies, Special Economic Zones, Industrial and Tech Parks, Funds, and Companies in the fields of internationalization, market-entry strategies, Foreign Direct Investment, trade facilitation, advocacy, and expansion processes since 2010.

He currently supports the Council of American States in Europe as Vice President. An organization based in Brussels since the 1970s, representing the interests of 19 US states with an active European Economic Development & Investment Promotion presence.

Luigi speaks Italian, English, German, French, and Spanish.



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