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The Italian Trade Agency works alongside Italian companies to ensure them the greatest success on international markets and to encourage foreign companies to look to Italy as a reliable global partner.

Our experts, in Italy and in more than 60 countries around the world, are deeply committed to listening to the needs of businesses and institutions to provide integrated high value added consulting and services. We carry out information activities, personal assistance, sector promotion and training, while encouraging cross-border cooperation and foreign direct investment.

Recognizing the importance of the US market for Italian publishing, ITA has established in the Chicago office a Publishing Task Force (PTF), in support of Italian publishers. The PTF functions as a connective operational bridge between American and Italian companies in establishing contacts and business relationships between the two countries, while promoting international collaborations.

The PTF undertakes many initiatives to ensure the Italian presence in the American publishing market. The team works to guarantee the office’s participation at major US book fairs such as NY Book fair, Comic Con International and the ACTFL convention and provides assistance to American delegates at Italian book expo such as Bologna Children’s book fair, Piu’ libri Piu’ libri (Roma) and Il Salone del libro (Torino). The PTF also designs and supervises advertising campaigns, carries out analysis, documentation and support activities, including assistance to companies or other Italian entities operating in the industry and last but not least, manages the sector’s website www.italbooks.come, centered on the book rights market.

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