Being an expatriate myself, and even more so since I have been appointed President of The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy, I understand and appreciate the efforts of those entities that help inform international residents on the issues that play an important role in their lives and in that of their families. Working in a foreign environment is sometimes quite challenging. Linguistic and cultural differences may, in some instances, reduce the effectiveness or slow down the advancement of business relations. It is therefore no surprise that in every metropolitan city, English language publications, international chambers and associations become fundamental pillars for the development of fruitful social and business relations.
Over the years The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy has benefited from the visibility on the pages of Easy Milano to promote its initiatives on Brexit, diversity and to inform of the benefits of joining the Chamber, a community made up of international companies with the desire to grow and engage with like-minded people. Easy Milano will be missed, but we find comfort in having Aaron among us, who will continue to foster cooperation between local international businesses and help deliver the great social and networking events that expatriates have learned to expect from Easy Milano.
I take the opportunity to remind your readers, both British and Italians, that the Chamber, is an open and inclusive institution determined to support local businesses through the uncertainty of Brexit and the many other challenges facing our markets. To everyone my best wishes for the upcoming holiday season and to you my sincere congratulations on your new role at The British School of Milan.
President – The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy