On November 18th the Small and Medium-sized Italian Companies operating in the USA will be protagonist of the PMI DAY – the National Small and Medium Enterprises Day organized by Piccola Industria of Confindustria (the General Confederation of Italian Industry).
The theme of this edition is BEAUTY. The beauty of Italian know-how, which comes from the skills, values, culture and ties to our country. The beauty of doing well and doing together, an expression of innovation and creativity and the heritage of knowledge and traditions that derive from the history and culture of the communities of which Italian SMEs are an integral part. Beauty as freedom, justice, tolerance, solidarity and legality.
The goal of PMI DAY is to promote the entrepreneurial culture of Made in Italy with young students and to help bringing the worlds of school and enterprise closer.
The initiative is coordinated by Claudia Sartirani and as customarily coinciding with Confindustria Business Culture Week. It is included in the European SMEs Week promoted by the European Commission.
In the USA, the project is promoted by Miami Scientific Italian Community in synergy with The Embassy of Italy in Washington DC and its Diplomatic Consular Network, ABROAD TO (the Community of Italian Companies), California Scientific Italian Community, ODLI (the Organization for the Development of Italian Studies), Retimpresa (the Italian Agency of Confindustria for Business Network and Aggregations) and Texas Scientific Italian Community.
“We bring young students in direct contact with the real world of businesses, to show them that our work is made of concrete commitment and passion, always alongside our collaborators, while keeping sight on changes and being open to innovation” commented Fabio De Furia, President of Miami Scientific Italian Community. “We want to stimulate young American students to keep an optimistic outlook of the future, and to show them that we manufacture the best products in the world and that with our innovative production processes, we will help them becoming protagonists of the globalized economy.”
“We have a great responsibility towards the new generations – underlined Giovanni Baroni, president of Piccola Industria Confindustria – dialogue with young people means helping to train the entrepreneurs, managers, scientists and artists of tomorrow. This event has represented for over ten years a bridge between enterprises and students, an important window on Italian know-how. In this context, the PMI DAY in the USA represents a central moment of discussion in which to introduce young Americans to the excellence of our industry that has contributed to make ‘Made in Italy’ famous in the world”.