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The Greater Bay Area (GBA) Innovation Road is an international project catered to innovative Italian companies willing to explore new market opportunities and internationalization prospects, with the aim of creating synergies with Hong Kong and Shenzhen companies through partnerships and technology development.

With about 70mil. inhabitants and market access to further 1,3 bn customers in China, the GBA offers plenty of opportunities. The region is a main hub for the One Belt One Road Initiative, with top-level infrastructure, many Chinese flagship companies as well as a vibrant start-up scene.

On January 15th, join the kick-off event of the GBA Innovation Road project and meet the organizers, the selected Italian companies and experts of the GBA initiative that will share opportunities and key drivers for success in the "China's Silicon Valley".


6:30 PM

30 mins


7 PM

5 mins

Welcome remarks by Alessandro Vitale, Chief Executive Hong Kong Branch, General Manager Asia Pacific Hub Intesa Sanpaolo

7:05 PM

5 mins

Opening speech by Clemente Contestabile, Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong

7:10 PM

80 mins

Panel Discussion
Vincenzo Antonetti, Head of Promotion and Development of Innovation International Network, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center
Olderigo Fantacci, Partner, Deloitte AP ICE
Asia Sandro Desideri, Founder, Link4Success
Stefano Beghi, Partner, Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners
Thian Chew, Adjunct Professor, HKUST Business School

8:30 PM

9 PM

Networking & Buffet Dinner