Report – European Regional Meeting 2014

Report

European Regional Meeting 2014 - Rome/Italy

The European Regional Meeting took place on February 21st - 22nd 2014 in Rome/Italy. A total of 50 participants, representing 21 CONSULEGIS member firms from 22 cities in 10 different European countries, attended the meeting.

The meeting's host was Marco Mariani from Mariani, Menaldi & Associati (MM&A Law firm) in cooperation with Junge-Schüngeler-Wendland, Bröderman Jahn, Izzi-Toniatti-Pini-Perron-Cabus-Ziliani, Vanden Eynde Legal, Capital Law LLP, HütteLAW AG.

The business generation attitude and a very rich agenda were the main features of the meeting. To encourage the members' participation, one week prior to the meeting, additional detailed background information was sent out to all participants, to provide them with the agenda as well as the hot topics featured in the lecture "EU funds 2014-2020".

The hot topics of the two meeting sessions were both tools to support the growth of business in the credit crunch scenario. To ensure a more hands-on and concrete opportunity approach these sessions were planned in collaboration with the Joint Managing Authority of the ENPI programme (European Neighbourhood Partnership Instruments) and Unioncamere (Italian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Artcrafts). Five motivational speakers analyzed these topics:

  • "European funds 2014-2020"Prof. A. Floria (University of Florence), Mrs A. Catte (General Director of ENPI Authority) and Mr. A. Puleo (ENPI Authority) analysed the principles and the main characteristics of the regional and cross-border programmes, highlighting business opportunities for law firms and their international associations.

 

  • "Bonds": Mr. Andrea Muti from Unioncamere and Mr. Filippo Frizzi from Finanza per le infrastrutture Spa (a Financial Advisor Consultancy Company) gave a general overview of the matter.