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Italian-speaking staff are invited to meet the Italian Ambassador

29 Apr 2015

A conference entitled 'Stay Italian, Abroad – Restare italiani, all’estero', will take place on Monday, 11 May (5pm) in the Alexander Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building

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Over 50.000 Italians moved to the UK in 2014 alone: 50% more than in 2012. Manchester acts as a magnet for this wave of new migrants, because of the world-class universities it hosts, the affordable cost of living, its buzzing cultural life and thriving business world. The Italian community is growing year on year, in parallel with the growth of the city.

In recognition of this, the University's Italian Society, together with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and a network of young professionals in the city, has arranged for the Italian Ambassador to the UK to come to Manchester.

On 11 May, the Ambassador, Pasquale Terracciano, and the Consul General, Massimiliano Mazzanti, will pay an official visit to the community, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Manchester. The Chamber of Commerce hope this will be an opportunity for all the different sections of the community to gather together and get in contact with Italian institutions.

They are inviting Italian academics and other Italian speaking members of staff at the University to attend the conference “Stay Italian, Abroad – Restare italiani, all’estero”, which will take place in the Alexander Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building, at 5pm on Monday, 11 May, for an exchange of ideas on the implications of the "new migration" of Italians to the UK and on the opportunities we have to make a contribution to our country with the skills and means acquired abroad.

Please book your place by registering online at: