POST EVENT: Update Webinar on COVID-19, 20th of February 2020

21 Febbraio 2020

Dear Members and Friends,

China-Italy Chamber of Commerce is glad to inform you that the Update Webinar on COVID-19 was successfully held on Thursday, February 20th.

As an update of the first informative session held on February 13th, the webinar aimed at sharing the impact of COVID-19 on the Italian business in China and at introducing the results and analysis of the CICC survey “The impact of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia on the Italian Business Community in China”. Moreover, the webinar offered a scientific overview on the novel coronavirus and the implications on the travel aspects.

The webinar saw the participation of Luca Ferrari, Ambassador of Italy in the PRC, who provided a brief update on the situation focusing on the Italian institutions, and Gianpaolo Bruno, Coordinator of ITA Offices in China and Mongolia, who shared an overview of the Italian Trade Agency’s (ICE) activities and services.


The meeting was moderated by Giulia Gallarati, CICC Secretary General, and featured the following topics and speakers:

“CICC Survey ‘The impact of the COVID-19’”: results and analysis”, by Valtero Canepa, CICC Vice-Chairman Shanghai

“COVID-19 impact on economic outlook of Italian Business in China”, by Guido D. Giacconi, Co-founder & Chairman, In3act 

“A scientific outlook at COVID-19”, by Dr. Francesco Lavarra, Head of Adult Interventional Cardiology & Director of Cardiology Department, Jilin Heart Hospital​ & Adjunct Professor, Yanbian University ​新冠病毒(COVID19)

“How companies can apply for the Certificate of Force Majeure”, by Esq. Sergio Scanu, Counsel, Chiomenti​

“Crisis management for SMEs”, by Esq. Carlo D’Andrea, Managing Partner, Studio Legale D'Andrea & Partners Shanghai Representative Office

“Update on travel restrictions”, by Germano Rollero, General Manager North Asia, Etihad Airwais


The webinar was followed by a Q&A session during which participants had the opportunity to ask their questions to the presenters.

If you wish to receive the speakers' presentations, please email:


Kind Regards,




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