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Intesa Sanpaolo supports italian talent at Milan’s international furniture fair

Intesa Sanpaolo is supporting the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Milano – Milan’s furniture and design fair – as lead corporate partner for the second year running.

At the same time, it is seeking to raise the profile of emerging Italian talent with the presentation of the SaloneSatellite Award. Now in its ninth edition, the project promotes direct contact between young designers and exhibitors.

Also for Fuorisalone, a range of public events is taking place in the prestigious setting of the Gallerie d’Italia and the bank’s flagship branch in Piazza Cordusio.

Intesa Sanpaolo’s contribution to the fair comprises initiatives aimed at promoting emerging talent and the entrepreneurial scene in Italy, as well as ongoing assistance in the development of SMEs and the “Made in Italy” brand.

One of the highlights of the show, on 18 April in the SaloneSatellite Arena, was when the winning emerging designer (aged under 35) was named as Stefano Carta Vasconcellos from Italy. His work Cucina Leggera (Light Kitchen) won him €5,000 from Intesa Sanpaolo and an artwork engraved by designer Luca Trazzi, whose light installation Dandelion is set up in the Gallerie d’Italia during the Salone.

For the first time, Intesa Sanpaolo Casa will host a Fuorisalone event on 20 April in the Piazza Cordusio branch, in collaboration with Trazzi, who will talk about his relationship with the bank during a jazz aperitif open to the public.

An Intesa Sanpaolo infopoint is set across the exhibition areas of Rho-Fiera, open from 9.30am-6.30 pm, along Corso Italia (pavilions 9-11), on all public days of the fair, providing a wealth of information about the Group.

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Italian businesses can rely on Intesa Sanpaolo and ICE to help them grow in foreign markets

Intesa Sanpaolo has teamed up with ICE, the Italian agency that helps local companies expand into other countries. The partnership will provide Italian businesses with services from consulting to training to information – enabling them to make the most of foreign markets. Timing is of the essence. Now is a favourable moment for Italian exports as well as the right time to make the most of the digital channels that remove the geographical distance between these companies and faraway markets. Italian companies can count on market research; the selection of foreign partners; help in setting up a local sales network; seminars; conventions; trade fairs and much more.


Intesa Sanpaolo and University of Oxford celebrated strategic partnership

Carlo Messina, Intesa Sanpaolo’s Chief Executive Officer, and Professor Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, signed the agreement on strategic partnership between the two institutions, last Friday.

The partnership agreement sees Intesa Sanpaolo support research into management studies including the funding of an Intesa Sanpaolo Research Fellow at the Said Business School as well as the naming of an Intesa Sanpaolo Lecture Theatre in the School. Carlo Messina attended a formal signing ceremony at Oxford University’s historic Convocation House, where he was presented with a scroll to confirm his appointment as a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford.

Later on, as part of the Distinguished Speaker Seminar series, Carlo Messina spoke on the future of the financial services industry and the responsibility its key players hold towards community together with Alan Morrison, Professor of Law and Finance at Saïd Business School and Rupert Younger, Director of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation.